Harrisburg, January 22, 2018 − Today State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced a resolution that would encourage Pennsylvania corporations to pursue more equal and diverse gender representation in senior management and on boards of directors.  “Companies benefit from the input of women,” Schwank said. “We’ve seen the numbers, we have tangible evidence that women have […]

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Reading, January 18, 2018 – State Sen. Judy Schwank, Berks Country and the Berks Agricultural Resource Network invite Berks County students to share their thoughts about farming in an essay and video contest celebrating National Ag Day. The day reminds people where their food comes from and the contribution agriculture makes to their everyday lives. […]

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Harrisburg, December 22, 2017  − Three organizations in Reading will receive a total of $2.25 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to revitalization the city and improve educational opportunities for students and the community at large. Gov. Tom Wolf today approved Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants for: Berks County Convention Center Authority, […]

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Reading, December 14, 2017  − State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) hosted a press conference with State Inspector General Bruce Beemer to heighten public awareness of welfare fraud and announce a new enforcement initiative to stop the illegal sale of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards.  “Unfortunately, welfare fraud is an issue in my district,” Schwank […]

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Harrisburg, December 13, 2017  A road-naming bill to rename Route 176 in Berks County in honor of veterans was approved today by the Pennsylvania Senate. Berks County’s inclusion in the bill was the result of the efforts of State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks). Under the legislation, HB 1602, separate sections of the Morgantown Expressway between its […]

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HARRISBURG, December 12, 2017 – The Women’s Health Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative group supporting women’s health issues, introduced the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health in a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The agenda is a package of bills supported by the caucus. Caucus co-chairs State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), State Rep. Dan Frankel […]

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Reading, December 11, 2017  State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is hosting a press conference with State Inspector General Bruce Beemer to heighten public awareness of welfare fraud and announce a new enforcement initiative.  “Unfortunately, welfare fraud is an issue in my district,” Schwank said. “It is my hope that we protect these dollars and ensure […]

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HARRISBURG, December 8, 2017 – The Women’s Health Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative group supporting women’s health issues, will introduce the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health in a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The agenda is a package of bills supported by the caucus. Caucus co-chairs State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), State Rep. Dan […]

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Reading, December 7, 2017  − The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently expanded the industrial hemp program, which allows hemp to be grown for research purposes. Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) spearheaded the legislation that legalized the growing of industrial hemp in the Senate and was a tireless advocate for the reestablishment of the industrial hemp industry. […]

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Reading, November 15, 2017  State Sen. Judy Schwank will review cleanup efforts in Ruscombmanor Township Thursday morning. The cleanup is the result of state actions after a township resident found lead battery casings and residue on a private lane. The project removed 1,000 tons of soil and included cartway and drainage improvements.  Representatives from the […]

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