Press Releases

Schwank Warns of Scam Targeting Senior Citizens

Schwank Warns of Scam Targeting Senior Citizens

Harrisburg, June 18, 2019 − State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is warning residents of a scam targeting Property Tax or Rent Rebate recipients. Schwank’s office was notified of a scam that consists of unsolicited calls from a person claiming to work for the...

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Senate, House Members Unveil Elections Reform Proposals

Senate, House Members Unveil Elections Reform Proposals

Harrisburg PA – June 4, 2019 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Sara Innamorato (D-Pittsburgh) led House and Senate Democrats in announcing several voting reform proposals Tuesday in the Main Capitol Rotunda.  The legislators were...

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Schwank Announcing Vaccination Legislation

Schwank Announcing Vaccination Legislation

Reading, May 15, 2019  State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is holding a press conference at Reading Hospital - Tower Health’s campus to announce pending legislation that addresses school vaccinations. The bill would require completion of a standardized form for...

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Schwank Hosting MLK Remembrance Event Thursday, April 4

Schwank Hosting MLK Remembrance Event Thursday, April 4

Reading, April 2, 2019  State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is hosting an event to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is being held at St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 436 S. 7th Street in Reading at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The event is a...

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Reading Receives Funding for Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety

Reading Receives Funding for Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety

Harrisburg, March 25, 2019  A Reading local recreation project was approved today for a $725,000 Multi-Modal Transportation Grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, according to Sen. Judy Schwank and Reps. Thomas Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi.  The...

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Schwank Introduces Hemp Legislation

Harrisburg, March 5, 2019 − Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) recently introduced legislation to expand hemp production in Pennsylvania. SB335, the Industrial Hemp Act, recognizes hemp as an allowable cosmetic ingredient, food, food additive or herb to be regulated as...

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Schwank to Continue in Senate Leadership Role

Harrisburg, January 8, 2018  Sen. Judy Schwank was again appointed to Senate leadership by being renamed the Democratic vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations committee by Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny). The committee is the legislative panel...

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Schwank Announces Kutztown School District Grant

Schwank Announces Kutztown School District Grant

Harrisburg, October 5, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools has selected Kutztown Area School District to receive $10,190 for programming to address school violence, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced. Specifically, the...

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Schwank Announces Exeter Approved for State Grant

Schwank Announces Exeter Approved for State Grant

Harrisburg, October 2, 2018 − Exeter Township will receive $2.9 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund grant funding approved today by PennDOT, Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced. The funds will strengthen the township’s efforts to increase safety along...

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ESU Names Judith L. Schwank Legislative Fellow for 2018

ESU Names Judith L. Schwank Legislative Fellow for 2018

East Stroudsburg, PA − September 27, 2018 − East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania announced the selection of its 2018 Legislative Fellow, State Senator Judith L. Schwank, at a breakfast held in her honor on Thursday, September 27. ESU President Marcia G. Welsh,...

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Sextortion Legislation Passes Senate

Sextortion Legislation Passes Senate

Harrisburg, September 26, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Senate today approved a bill introduced by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) to criminalize the coercion of sexual conduct. Senate Bill 1134, which Schwank and Vulakovich introduced...

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Schwank Announces Additional Funds to Berks Heim

Schwank Announces Additional Funds to Berks Heim

Reading, September 20, 2018  − Due to the privatization of a York County home, the Berks Heim is estimated to receive an additional $596,000 during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced. “The Berks Heim has a remarkable reputation...

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Schwank Applauds New Dairy Grant Funding

Schwank Applauds New Dairy Grant Funding

Reading, September 20, 2018  Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the availability of $5 million in grant funding to help Pennsylvania dairy farmers overcome challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. This historic funding, made available for the first time...

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Schwank Hosting BCTV Show on Dairy Industry

Schwank Hosting BCTV Show on Dairy Industry

Reading, August 17, 2018 State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is hosting a live telecast on BCTV on Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. The program is on the dairy industry and will include a panel conversation between Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell...

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