• Huhges to Host Telephone Town Hall on March 3rd

    On Wednesday, March 4th at 6:00 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 about the 2015-16 State Budget and issues that are important to our area.

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  • Senator Hughes Opposes Expanding Charter Schools At This Time

    Letter of Opposition on the Expansion of Charter Schools in the School District of Philadelphia

    Dear Chairman Bill Green,

    As you conclude your deliberations on the issue of expanding charter schools in the School District of Philadelphia, I ask you to be mindful of the impact that charter school expansion could potentially have on both the academic and financial stability of the entire Philadelphia school system.

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  • Senator Hughes Statement in Support of Governor Wolf’s Decision to Impose a Moratorium on the Death Penalty in Pennsylvania

    February 13, 2015 - Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement in support of Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to impose a moratorium on the death penalty: "I want to commend Gov. Tom Wolf for taking the brave step of declaring a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. This is something that I have supported for many years."

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  • Senator Hughes Statement on Governor Wolf’s Announcement Regarding “Healthy PA”

    Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on changes to “Healthy PA” announced today by Governor Tom Wolf:

    “I want to praise Governor Tom Wolf for announcing today the first step towards transitioning away from so-called “Healthy PA” to true Medicaid expansion.

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  • Hughes, Haywood Propose 8 Percent “Shale For Our Future” Tax

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5, 2015 — Surrounded by local educators and parents, state Sens. Art Haywood and Vincent J. Hughes today announced legislation to impose an 8 percent tax on Marcellus Shale gas along with the 1.9 percent impact fee.

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  • Hughes Praises Commonwealth Court Decision on School Reform Commission Attempt to Cancel Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Contract

    “This is a great decision by the Court that prohibits the School Reform Commission (SRC) from trying to circumvent the collective bargaining process. We are now at a point where the Commonwealth Court has spoken and both sides can get back to the bargaining table.

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  • Senator Hughes Statement on the Inauguration of Governor Tom Wolf

    Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on the inauguration of Governor Tom Wolf:

    “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Governor Tom Wolf. I know that he will serve our great Commonwealth with distinction. He has a clear vision for putting Pennsylvania back on the right track and I look forward to working with him closely in the coming months to make those plans a reality. Together, we can create a bright future for all Pennsylvanians."

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  • Senator Hughes Now Features Employment Assistance

    Click here for information on employment opportunities, employment resources, job training resources, links to job fair announcements and other useful career information.

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