• 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 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.

    Learn More and Register
  • 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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  • Hughes Applauds Philadelphia School Reform Commission for Refusing to Pass Draconian Budget, Calls on State to Provide Additional Revenue

    “Last night, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took a courageous stand by refusing to pass a budget that would be harmful to our students."

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  • Pennsylvania Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Expressing Sympathy to Victims of Mass Kidnapping in Nigeria

    Harrisburg, May 7th, 2014 – The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by State Senator Vincent Hughes expressing sympathy to the victims of the recent mass kidnapping in Nigeria. More than 300 teenage girls were abducted from a local government secondary school by Islamic militants in mid-April.

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  • Senator Hughes Reacts to More Than $1.2 Billion Revenue Shortfall, Urges Lawmakers to Pass Shale Tax and Other Measures to Balance the State Budget

    May 1st, 2014 – Hughes released the following statement in response to news from the Independent Fiscal Office that declining April revenue collections reveal that Governor Corbett’s proposed budget over estimates available revenues by more than $1.2 billion: “I am deeply troubled but not entirely surprised that Pennsylvania has a growing state budget deficit.

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  • State Lawmakers Highlight Growing Bipartisan Support for Tax on Marcellus Shale to Fund Education

    Harrisburg, April 9, 2014 – Today a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Senate and House voiced their support for imposing a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

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  • Sen. Hughes Announces Legislation to Tax Natural Gas Drilling, Fund Public Education and Other Critical Programs

    March 27th, 2014 – At a news conference today, Senator Hughes announced his support for new legislation that would impose a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania at a 5 percent rate. The new levy, which will raise $720 million in FY14-15, would be used to fund critical investments in public education, job creation, and the environment.

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  • Senate Democrats Unveil Pension Reform Proposal to Save Billions for Taxpayers

    HARRISBURG, March 12, 2014 – State Senate Democrats today said they would save Pennsylvania taxpayers billions of dollars and solve the state’s pension problem if their proposal to further reform pension rules, refinance billions and help school districts avoid escalating payments is adopted.

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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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