• Lawmakers Learn About Housing Needs of Vets at McKeesport Roundtable

    McKeesport – September 5, 2014 - Lawmakers who participated in Friday afternoon’s roundtable discussion at the James R. Brewster Community Center in McKeesport learned first-hand about the needs of veterans and the obstacles they face when they try to find adequate housing.

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  • Senator Hughes Responds to Decision to Open Philadelphia Public Schools

    PHILADELPHIA- (August 15th) – Sen. Vincent Hughes released the following statement today in response the announcement that Philadelphia public schools will open on time: “While I am grateful that students and parents will not have to deal with the disruption of our public schools opening late, I am deeply concerned that the continued lack of adequate funding will further erode conditions in our classrooms.

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  • Senator Hughes Calls for PA House to Return and Vote on Philadelphia Cigarette Tax

    PHILADELPHIA-(July 31st, 2014) Senator Vincent Hughes issued the following statement in response to news that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has cancelled scheduled session days for next week: “The failure of the Pennsylvania State House to return means in very real terms that the Philadelphia School District will lose $1.6 million for every week that the cigarette tax is not passed."

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  • Senator Vincent Hughes Presents Save our Skills: Summer Reading Program

    Educators across the country estimate that the average student will lose up to one month of teaching over the summer break. However, studies show early development of summer reading habits through initiatives such as Summer Reading Programs can provide the learning tools needed to build future success.

    For this reason my office is hosting Save Our Skills Summer Reading Program! Come learn how enhanced reading during the summer will advance your reading in the fall.

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  • Corbett’s Action on Budget Illustrates Republican Dysfunction

    Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair, Sen. Vincent J. Hughes said:

    “The General Assembly is a co-equal branch of government and should not be held hostage to the ideological whims and political demands of a governor who is struggling to find his footing in an election year."

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  • Senator Vincent Hughes Denounces “Sham” Budget Passed by PA Senate

    HARRISBURG- June 30th, 2014- Senator Vincent Hughes issued the following statement in response to the passage of HB 2328 by the Pennsylvania Senate:

    “Today, in an effort to pass a budget bill before the start of the new fiscal year, Senate Republicans advanced a $29.1 billion spending plan to the House of Representatives."

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  • Telephone Town Hall Meeting

    On Monday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m., Sen. Hughes held a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting. Participants were able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion about issues that are important to our area. Click below to listen.

  • Hughes Applauds Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee for Unanimous Passage of Veteran Housing Bill

    HARRISBURG- June 18th, 2014- Senator Vincent Hughes issued the following statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 1135 by the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee: “Today, the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee passed new legislation which amends the Housing Authorities Law of 1937, to provide public housing preference to veterans of the U.S. military.

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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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