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Schwank to Introduce Legislation to Repeal Fireworks Act

Schwank to Introduce Legislation to Repeal Fireworks Act

Harrisburg, June 29, 2020 State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th District) will soon introduce legislation to repeal the Fireworks Act of 2017. The legislation is inspired by municipalities and police and fire departments across the Commonwealth who are unable to...

Schwank District Office Reopening Monday, June 29

Schwank District Office Reopening Monday, June 29

Reading, June 26, 2020 −  Starting Monday, June 29, State Senator Judy Schwank’s district office at 210 George Street will reopen to the public. While following Senate COVID-19 policies and precautions, Schwank and staff will once again be available to help...

Occupational Reform Bill on Way to Governor’s Desk

Occupational Reform Bill on Way to Governor’s Desk

Harrisburg, June 25, 2020 − The Pennsylvania Senate approved a bill introduced by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) and Sen. John DiSanto (R-15th district) that enacts a series of reforms designed to remove several barriers to licensure for Pennsylvanians with...

Joint Policy Hearing Focuses on Pandemic Funding for Childcare Centers

Joint Policy Hearing Focuses on Pandemic Funding for Childcare Centers

Harrisburg – May 27, 2020 – At the request of state Senators Judy Schwank (D – Berks) and Lindsey Williams (D – Allegheny), the Senate and House Democratic Policy Committees today held a virtual public hearing to discuss critical funding for childcare centers, pre-K,...

Upgrades for Perkiomen Avenue Water Main Approved by PENNVEST

Upgrades for Perkiomen Avenue Water Main Approved by PENNVEST

READING, April 22, 2020 – A low-interest loan in the amount of $1.7 million approved today by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) will help fund the Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority’s recently completed Perkiomen Avenue Water Main...

Schwank Announces Two Non-Profit Security Grants Awarded in Berks

Schwank Announces Two Non-Profit Security Grants Awarded in Berks

Reading, March 11, 2020 − A Mohnton church and Wyomissing Synagogue each received a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Non-Profit Security Grant to improve the safety and security of their facility, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11) announced. The...

New Grant Program for Non-Profit Security Accepting Applications

New Grant Program for Non-Profit Security Accepting Applications

Reading − January 15, 2020 − The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) today opened the application window for a new Non-Profit Security Grant program, which stemmed from language sponsored by State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11) to address security needs...

Legislators Announce Reading Muhlenberg CTC Awarded $50,000

Legislators Announce Reading Muhlenberg CTC Awarded $50,000

READING, December 19, 2019 –The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded $50,000 to Reading Muhlenberg CTC to purchase new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), State Rep. Mark Rozzi...

Schwank Hosting Free Information Session on Holiday Scams

Schwank Hosting Free Information Session on Holiday Scams

Reading, December 10, 2019  State Sen. Judy Schwank is teaming with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General to bring a free information session on holiday scams to The Heritage of Green Hills at 200 Tranquility Lane in Cumru Township at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday,...