Harrisburg – June 8, 2016 – Legislation sponsored by state Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks), requiring the POW-MIA flag to be flown on state grounds is one step closer to becoming law today after a unanimous vote by the Senate State Government Committee. Schwank praised the efforts of her colleagues to honor the lives and service […]

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Harrisburg – June 6, 2016 – State Senator Judy Schwank today announced that the filing deadline for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2016. “More than half a million Pennsylvanians took advantage of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program last year,” Schwank said. “Extending the program application deadline […]

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Harrisburg, May 18, 2016 – With drug overdose deaths reaching epidemic levels, Senate Democrats unveiled legislation today to address the opioid addiction crisis from prevention through recovery. “Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and there is no easy solution to fix the problem,” Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said. “When addiction finds […]

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February 1, 2016: Senator Judy Schwank (D-11) and Representative Mark Rozzi (D-126) today announced that Lower Alsace Township has been awarded a $41,300 Municipal Services Program Shared Services Grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to enhance a joint code enforcement program with Mount Penn Borough. According to the state legislators, the […]

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Harrisburg – Dec. 3, 2015 – Legislation that would preserve a tool that the agriculture industry uses to finance projects is now on its way to the governor for his signature into law, according to state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), the bill’s author. “The legislation removes the sunset provisions in law related to the First […]

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Harrisburg – May 12, 2015 – After a recent series of accidents in construction zones, a bipartisan group of senators and state officials detailed legislation today that’s designed to protect workers in the zones. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was joined by Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), David Argall (R-Schuylkill), and Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) in […]

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READING, Oct. 23, 2014 – Sen. Judy Schwank, Congressman Jim Gerlach, Alsace Township officials and family and friends will hold a dedication ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at the Alsace Township Building to officially name a stretch of Route 12 in Alsace Township, Berks County, as the “Special Warfare Operator Chief (SEAL) Lance Vaccaro […]

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HARRISBURG, March 4, 2014 — Pennsylvanians who have served in the armed forces can now apply for a driver license designation identifying them as veterans, state Sen. Judy Schwank announced today. “Fortunately, veterans are eligible for numerous discounts, benefits and services because of their service,” Schwank said. “This special driver’s license should serve as all the […]

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HARRISBURG, February 19, 2014 – Nearly 700 additional acres of Berks County farmland will be preserved through the purchase of agricultural easements, state Sen. Judy Schwank announced today. “Adding more land to the acreage protected from development does more than keep the county green,” Schwank said. “It also helps protect the environment and the agricultural […]

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READING, Sept. 25, 2013 — State Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 26, in Morgantown for new residents of the 11th Senate District. “Legislative district boundaries changed for many state lawmakers following the 2010 Census, and I am looking forward to meeting with the residents of Caernarvon Township […]

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