• 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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  • Senate Democrats: Wolf Budget Proposal Bold, Responsible, Necessary

    Plan includes historic tax relief, business tax shifts, education, and job initiatives

    Harrisburg – March 3, 2015 – Senate Democratic leaders today said that Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal is a “bold, responsible and necessary” plan designed to address issues confronted by middle class families and it is so compelling that it will command the full attention of lawmakers.

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  • Senator Hughes Statement on Governor Wolf’s Appointment of Majorie Neff to Chair the School Reform Commission

    March 1st, 2015 − Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s appointment of Majorie Neff to be Chair of the School Reform Commission: "I want to offer my support for Governor Wolf's decision. It is a good thing to have an experienced and well respected educator in charge of the School Reform Commission and the education of our children."

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  • Senator Hughes Statement in Support of Governor Wolf’s Decision to Impose a Moratorium on the Death Penalty in Pennsylvania

    February 13, 2015 - Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement in support of Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to impose a moratorium on the death penalty: "I want to commend Gov. Tom Wolf for taking the brave step of declaring a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. This is something that I have supported for many years."

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  • Senator Hughes Statement on Governor Wolf’s Announcement Regarding “Healthy PA”

    Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on changes to “Healthy PA” announced today by Governor Tom Wolf:

    “I want to praise Governor Tom Wolf for announcing today the first step towards transitioning away from so-called “Healthy PA” to true Medicaid expansion.

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  • Hughes, Haywood Propose 8 Percent “Shale For Our Future” Tax

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5, 2015 — Surrounded by local educators and parents, state Sens. Art Haywood and Vincent J. Hughes today announced legislation to impose an 8 percent tax on Marcellus Shale gas along with the 1.9 percent impact fee.

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  • Hughes Praises Commonwealth Court Decision on School Reform Commission Attempt to Cancel Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Contract

    “This is a great decision by the Court that prohibits the School Reform Commission (SRC) from trying to circumvent the collective bargaining process. We are now at a point where the Commonwealth Court has spoken and both sides can get back to the bargaining table.

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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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