• Hughes Holds Press Conference Calling for an Extraction Tax to Fund Education

    Senator Vincent Hughes, along with other Democratic legislators held a press conference on September 10, 2015 at the Upper Dublin High School advocating an increase in education funding and passage of an extraction tax on gas drillers as the “fair and equitable” thing to do.

    The “fundamental issue” holding up an agreement on a state budget is a Marcellus Shale tax to help fund public education, state Sen. Vincent Hughes said.

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  • Give Kids Sight Day

    All children can receive free eye screenings and, if needed, two free pairs of eyeglasses at “Give Kids Sight Day” on Saturday, October 24, 2015. All children, 17 and under, will be examined on a first come, first served basis from 8:30am until 2:00pm. No insurance or appointments are necessary.

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  • Senator Hughes Slams Republicans for Trying to Hold Education Funding Hostage to Force Unpopular Liquor Privatization Proposal

    Senator Vincent Hughes released a statement in response to Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai’s recent comments on state budget negotiations. Click Read More for the full statement.

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  • Senator Hughes Blasts Republican State Budget Priorities, Says “It Would Move Pennsylvania in the Wrong Direction.”

    June 30th, 2015 − Senator Hughes released the following statement on the Republican legislative priorities, including state budget, liquor privatization, and pension overhaul:

    “I am deeply disappointed with the actions of my Republican colleagues in the General Assembly. The majority party in both chambers decided to ignore the will of the votes and pursue an ideological agenda that moves PA in the wrong direction.

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  • Senate Democrats: Eliminate Property Taxes for 2 Million Pennsylvanians

    $1,990 rebate to taxpayers; property taxes eliminated for nearly 2/3 of property owners

    Harrisburg – June 24, 2015 – A new property tax plan that would eliminate school property taxes for 2 million homeowners, reduce property taxes by $1,990 for another 1.2 million homesteads and provide a $500 rent rebate for more than 800,000 Pennsylvanians was unveiled today by Senate Democrats.

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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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