• Senator Vincent Hughes Introduces Bill to Provide Historic $3.8 billion in Property Tax Relief

    Harrisburg, May 14, 2015 – Today, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced he has introduced SB 118, Governor Wolf’s proposal to provide $3.8 billion in property tax relief for Pennsylvania’s homeowners as part of the 2015-2016 State Budget.

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  • Senator Hughes Statement on Passage of Illegal Pension Bill

    HARRISBURG, May 13th, 2015 − Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 1:

    “The Republican controlled Pennsylvania Senate today passed pension “reform” legislation that has historically been ruled illegal and unconstitutional by Pennsylvania courts for more than 30 years. The simple truth is that this bill is illegal and will be thrown out by the Courts if it becomes law.

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  • Senate Democrats Call for PERC to Create Fair, Open, Transparent Process to Consider Pension Legislation

    Harrisburg – May 13, 2015 – A leading group of Senate Democrats today wrote to the Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC) to express grave concerns about the process surrounding Senate Bill 1, a massive overhaul of the pension system for public employees.

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  • Governor Wolf’s Decision to Stop Food Stamp Asset Test the Right One, Hughes Says

    State Senate Democrats are pleased with the Wolf Administration's decision to eliminate the SNAP food stamp program asset test beginning today, April 27th. Here's more with Senator Hughes who says the asset test which was imposed by the Corbett Administration cost taxpayers more money than it saved.

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  • Senator Hughes Statement on Protecting Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Leave Law

    HARRISBURG - (April 14th, 2015) Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on the need to protect the right of local municipalities to pass paid sick leave legislation:

    “Two months ago, Philadelphia stood behind working families by providing over 200,000 workers the opportunity to earn paid sick days.

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  • Hughes Issues Statement on Racially Insensitive Comments on State Trooper Nominee

    March 26, 2015 -Sen. Hughes released the following statement concerning racially insensitive comments printed in the Allentown Morning Call. Senator Hughes’ Statement follows:

    "According to the article, retired Trooper Anthony DeLuca referred to an African-American member of Col. Marcus Brown's staff hired to handle diversity and recruitment as a "bootlicking ToTo."

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  • Senator Hughes Guests on PCN Call-In Program Discussing the PA Budget

    As budget hearings are underway at the State Capitol, Tuesday night's guests were the Senate Appropriations Chairs. Sen. Pat Browne and Sen. Vincent Hughes. Discussion centered on the Governor's budget proposals, including possible changes to the property tax and sales tax.

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  • Senator Hughes to Introduce Universal Voter Registration Legislation to Automatically Register All Eligible Citizens to Vote

    March 9th, 2015 - Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement about his intention to introduce legislation that would dramatically increase voter registration in PA to include all eligible citizens:"50 years ago, thousands of people marched in Selma, Alabama, to fight for the right to vote for ALL Americans. Many gave their lives in that struggle."

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  • Senator Hughes speaks on the PA Senate floor in support of Governor Tom Wolf's Proposed Budget

    March 4, 2015 - Senator Vincent Hughes speaks on the Senate Floor in support of Gov. Tom Wolf's Proposed Budget. “The governor’s plan invests in schools, relieves tax burdens, helps businesses and makes critical investments that have been found wanting over the last several years,” Hughes said.

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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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