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State Senators Saval and Schwank to Introduce State Mask Legislation

State Senators Saval and Schwank to Introduce State Mask Legislation

Harrisburg, PA – August 30, 2021 – Today, State Senators Nikil Saval and Judy Schwank announced they will soon introduce legislation to support Governor Tom Wolf’s call for mask mandates in the state. Senator Schwank’s forthcoming bill would require general indoor...

Local Legislators Announce $475K in Grant Funding for Berks

Local Legislators Announce $475K in Grant Funding for Berks

READING, PA − August 2, 2021 − State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) and Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-126th district) announced three Berks County organizations received a total of $475,000 in Keystone Communities Program (KCP) grant funding from the Pennsylvania...

Uptick in Unemployment Fraud Scams

Uptick in Unemployment Fraud Scams

Reading, PA − June 29, 2021 − My office has seen a significant uptick in calls related to unemployment fraud since the implementation of the new Unemployment Compensation (UC) system. As many are aware, the rollout of this new system has been very difficult....

Schwank Sponsored Milk Bill Passes Senate

Schwank Sponsored Milk Bill Passes Senate

Harrisburg, PA − June 23, 2021 − The Pennsylvania Senate voted 50-0 to approve a bill that would allow milk processors more flexibility in labeling. The legislation stems from a dairy industry study Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) requested in 2018 which...

Schwank Announces $200k Grant Funding for District 11

Schwank Announces $200k Grant Funding for District 11

Reading, May 25, 2021 − The city of Reading and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Berks have been awarded state Blight Remediation Program grants totaling $200,000 by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) announced...

Berks Legislators Announce Act 13, MultiModal Grants

Berks Legislators Announce Act 13, MultiModal Grants

HARRISBURG- April 21, 2021- The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved $1.55 million in grant funding for transportation, recreation and environmental projects in Berks County, according to members of Berks County’s legislative delegation. Three projects received...

Senate Votes to Strengthen First Amendment Rights for Teachers

Senate Votes to Strengthen First Amendment Rights for Teachers

HARRISBURG – April 19, 2021 – The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously approved a measure to align Pennsylvania with every other state in the nation in preserving and protecting First Amendment rights for educators, according to the measure’s sponsors, Senators Kristin...

Berks County Lawmakers Announce $100K Grant for City of Reading

Berks County Lawmakers Announce $100K Grant for City of Reading

HARRISBURG, April 16, 2021 – State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) and state Reps. Mark Rozzi (D-126th district) and Manny Guzman (D-127th district) announced a grant totaling $129,230 has been approved for the city of Reading through the state’s Multimodal...