Schwank Calls on County Commissioners to Convene Panel to Improve Elections

Reading — August 8, 2022 — Today, Sen. Judy Schwank sent a letter to the Berks County Commissioners requesting they convene a panel to remedy the election issues outlined in a report made public last Thursday in preparation for the 2022 general election. The letter is...

Schwank Issues Co-Sponsor Memo to Require Human Trafficking Awareness Training for Lodging and Truck Stop Employees

Harrisburg — July 27, 2022 — This week, state Sen. Judy Schwank issued a co-sponsorship memorandum on her plan to require employers in the lodging and truck stop industry to provide Human Trafficking Awareness training to employees.  Human trafficking is a...

Women’s Health Caucus Hosts Second Policy Hearing on Post-Roe Pennsylvania

Philadelphia — July 26, 2022 — Today, the Women’s Health Caucus conducted its second joint hearing with the House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees on Pennsylvania abortion access post-Roe. The hearing was held at the William Way Community Center and...

Schwank Helps Secure $2.8 Million CFA Grant for Berks County Industrial Development Authority

Reading − July 19, 2022 − This morning, the Commonwealth Financing Authority voted to approve over $2.8 million in grant funding to the Berks County Industrial Development.  In addition to the $2.8 million, BCIA will also receive a $4.2 million loan from the...
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Women’s Suffrage

Sen. Judy Schwank unveils a booklet in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The booklet, “100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage,” contains 15 biographies of prominent suffragists from Pennsylvania. Download booklet →

Spotted Lanternfly

I know many of you are facing an onslaught of spotted lanternflies. Click here to find information we have provided in e-newsletters and social media.

Distinguished Women of PA

Inside this book you will find pages filled with the stories of women from Pennsylvania who have made a big impact on the world. They were once kids just like you. They played outside, helped their parents around the house and worked hard to learn about the world around them.

Real ID

The REAL ID Act is a federal law passed by Congress after 9/11 that establishes specific minimum federal standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards to be accepted for certain federal purposes, like entering a federal building or boarding a domestic commercial flight. 

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Schwank Backs State Investment in Apprenticeship Program

Schwank Backs State Investment in Apprenticeship Program

Reading — July 14, 2022 — Today, Sen. Judy Schwank commended the Wolf Administration for investing $264,980 in a union apprenticeship program that will serve 18 counties, including Berks. The funding was awarded to the Insulators Local 23 Joint Apprenticeship...

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Income qualifying seniors and adults with disabilities can now receive a 70% bonus through the Pennsylvania Property Tax & Rent Rebate program. For more information about eligibility, click here.