• 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 Kicks Off “Read to Succeed” Summer Enrichment Program with Over 500 Students

    Philadelphia, (July 13th, 2015) – State Senator Vincent Hughes today kicked off “Read to Succeed,” his annual program that provides students with opportunities to increase their reading skills. Over 500 students have enrolled in intensive reading classes, which are completely free for students. Last summer, over 300 students between 1st and 5th grade participated in Senator Hughes’ summer reading program.

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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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  • Senator Hughes Delivers Floor Remarks on SB 6

    Senator Hughes speaks out against Senate Bill 6, a bill that would create a state-run system to take over low-performing Pennsylvania schools. Senator Hughes stated that the composition of the board under this bill lacks balance and fairness.

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  • Senator Hughes Calls for Governor Wolf to take Action on Hepatitis C Epidemic

    Dear Governor Wolf: As you are well aware, Pennsylvania is struggling with a heroin and opioid epidemic. This critical public health issue has no geographic boundaries and impacts individuals of every age, gender, race, and background. Drug-related overdose deaths have continued to climb at an alarming rate, leading to several actions from public officials and stakeholders throughout the commonwealth. Unfortunately, this crisis is also contributing to another growing epidemic in Pennsylvania, Hepatitis C.

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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 Vincent Hughes Statement Thanking the Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing His Anti-Swatting Bill

    HARRISBURG, June 23th, 2015 - Senator Vincent Hughes issued the following statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 296 by Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee: “Today, the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send Senate Bill 296 to the Senate for full consideration.

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  • Senator Hughes and Governor Tom Wolf’s Chief of Staff Katie McGinty Announce Funding for Summer Jobs

    Philadelphia, June 19th, 2015 – State Senator Vincent Hughes and Governor Tom Wolf’s Chief of Staff Katie McGinty today announced funding for a summer jobs initiative that will include $7.5 million in new funds to create over 3,700 new jobs statewide.

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  • Sen. Hughes on the Recommendations of the Basic Education Funding Commission

    June 18th 2015 − Sen. Hughes released the following statement on the recommendations of the Basic Education Funding Commission: “First, I want to applaud the work of the Commission members and the effort they put into this critical issue. It’s encouraging that a group of bipartisan lawmakers from both chambers in the General Assembly and the Governor’s Office can work together on such a vital issue as funding our schools."

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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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