• 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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  • Save our Skills: Read to Succeed Program

    Calling all 1st through 5th Graders! State Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with Free Library of Philadelphia and The School District of Philadelphia present Save our Skills: Read to Succeed Program. The program will run from July 13th - August 6th (Monday - Thursday) from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    A free eye exam & 2 pairs of eye glasses to all participating students courtesy of wills eye hospital. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required to participate in this program and will remain open until spaces are filled.

    Register Here
  • 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 Statement on the Defeat of Marcus Brown’s Nomination for State Police Commissioner

    June 8, 2015: Sen. Hughes released the following statement on the defeat of Marcus Brown’s Nomination for State Police Commissioner: “I am extremely disappointed that my colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate have failed to support such a qualified nominee as Colonial Marcus Brown. This is a man who is undoubtedly qualified to lead the PA State Police and would have taken the agency in a positive direction."

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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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  • 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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