• Hughes, Senate Democrats Say Wolf's Budget Focused on Education, Deficit Reduction

    Harrisburg – Feb. 9, 2016 – Facing an unfinished 2015-16 budget with the need to reconcile a 2016-17 spending plan that has a looming $2 billion deficit, Gov. Tom Wolf was forced to focus his second state budget proposal on education and deficit reduction, according to Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa.

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  • Senator Hughes to Host Live Telephone Town Hall Meeting

    On Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m., Sen. Hughes will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting.

    Participants will be able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion on Gov. Tom Wolf's second budget address.

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  • Sen. Hughes Calls for State Investigation Into Crumbling School Infrastructure

    Demands an immediate change in education policy to better support schools; Urges PA Department of Education to audit School District of Philly schools

    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2016 – After touring an elementary school that had been forced this month to send students home due to failed heaters, Sen. Vincent Hughes ordered state-level hearings to better understand the breadth of the crumbling school infrastructure problem in Pennsylvania.

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  • Gorgas Park to Receive $188K State Investment for Upgrades

    Harrisburg, Jan. 28, 2016 - A renovated ball field, smoother walkways and new landscaping are headed to Roxborough's Gorgas Park with the awarding of a $188,000 state grant, Sen. Vincent Hughes announced today.

    The investment is from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and comes in the form of a Community Conservation Partnership Program grant, or C2P2.

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  • Sen. Hughes: Philly School’s Boiler Explosion Represents Why We’re Fighting for $350M in Ed Funding, Why We Can’t Comprise

    Jan. 21, 2016 – A boiler explosion in a Philadelphia elementary school coupled with previously unheard of examples of a crumbling infrastructure in the district have Sen. Vincent Hughes urging state budget negotiators to quickly return to Harrisburg to adopt critical education investments.

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  • Sen. Hughes: President Obama’s ‘Common Sense’ Orders on Guns Good 1st Step

    Says PA legislature should follow his lead

    Harrisburg, Jan. 5, 2016 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes, one of Pennsylvania’s leading advocates for common sense gun reform, today applauded President Barack Obama for issuing executive orders designed to better control the flow of firearms in America.

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  • Senate Democrats React to Budget Line-Item Veto

    Harrisburg – Dec. 29, 2015 – Senate Democrats provided the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s line-item veto of a Republican budget plan. The governor released six months of emergency funding for schools and human service programs, or $23.39 billion of the House Republican’s original $30.3 billion proposal.

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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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