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 charged with allocating billions of taxpayer dollars throughout the commonwealth.

“The appropriations committee has the primary responsibility to ensure the budget is balanced and state services are properly funded,” Schwank said. “I’m honored to serve in this way for another legislative session and will continue to advocate for the issues that are important to Berks County and to ensure that Pennsylvanians’ limited tax dollars are used wisely.”

Schwank will also once again serve as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.