- 7th District
Harrisburg – Feb. 9, 2016 – Facing an unfinished 2015-16 budget with the need to reconcile a 2016-17 spending plan that has a looming $2 billion deficit, Gov. Tom Wolf was forced to focus his second state budget proposal on education and deficit reduction, according to Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa.Read More and Watch
On Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m., Sen. Hughes will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting.
Participants will be able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion on Gov. Tom Wolf's second budget address.Participate Here
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2016 – After touring an elementary school that had been forced this month to send students home due to failed heaters, Sen. Vincent Hughes ordered state-level hearings to better understand the breadth of the crumbling school infrastructure problem in Pennsylvania.Read More
Harrisburg, Jan. 28, 2016 - A renovated ball field, smoother walkways and new landscaping are headed to Roxborough's Gorgas Park with the awarding of a $188,000 state grant, Sen. Vincent Hughes announced today.
The investment is from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and comes in the form of a Community Conservation Partnership Program grant, or C2P2.Read More
Jan. 21, 2016 – A boiler explosion in a Philadelphia elementary school coupled with previously unheard of examples of a crumbling infrastructure in the district have Sen. Vincent Hughes urging state budget negotiators to quickly return to Harrisburg to adopt critical education investments.Read More
Says PA legislature should follow his lead
Harrisburg, Jan. 5, 2016 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes, one of Pennsylvania’s leading advocates for common sense gun reform, today applauded President Barack Obama for issuing executive orders designed to better control the flow of firearms in America.Read More
Harrisburg – Dec. 29, 2015 – Senate Democrats provided the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s line-item veto of a Republican budget plan. The governor released six months of emergency funding for schools and human service programs, or $23.39 billion of the House Republican’s original $30.3 billion proposal.Read More
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