- 7th District
HARRISBURG, March 23, 2016 – With 18 Pennsylvania cities testing higher than Flint, Mich., for elevated blood lead levels, and a growing chorus of evidence indicating a worsening statewide lead problem, Sen. Vince Hughes, several of his Senate Democratic colleagues, and state health officials today offered a focused course of action to better protect children and their families.Read More
Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia,The School District of Philadelphia & Wyncote Foundation invite you to the FREE Read to Succeed Program. The program will run Monday - Thursday's July 5th through July 29th from 8:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.
There will be free breakfast and lunch served and free eye exam with glasses compliments of Wills Eye Hospital. For more information or to register call 215-879-7777.Learn More Here
HARRISBURG, March 16, 2016 – As another partisan budget proposal was rushed through the Senate today to the governor, state Sen. Vincent Hughes asked Republican leaders to return to the bargaining table instead of working another political gimmick.Read More and Watch
Today Governor Wolf increased the minimum wage for state workers and state government contractors from the current $7.25 to $10.15 per hour through an executive order. While limited in scope, this action is critically important for hard-working Pennsylvanians and their families.
With just a few strokes of his pen, the governor has taken steps to put success within reach for working-class families. Far too many of them still spend their days working in jobs that don't pay a living wage, forcing them to make the choice between food, medication, health care and eviction.Watch
HARRISBURG, Feb. 24, 2016 – After learning today that Gov. Tom Wolf has developed prostate cancer, state Sen. Vincent Hughes said he wished the governor a speedy recovery from what has become the most common cancer for men.
“It’s never easy to deal with all of life’s responsibilities when you have a disease that demands your immediate attention. It doesn’t matter if you are a governor or an accountant,” Sen. Hughes said.Read More
Feb. 11, 2016 – In the auditorium of a Philadelphia elementary school that was forced to send students home because of a boiler explosion that critically injured an employee, Sen. Hughes heard school officials confirm that disappearing state investments are causing school infrastructures to crumble across PA.Read More
PHILADELPHIA, Feb.11, 2016 – Students attending a West Philadelphia charter school will benefit from a $346,000 grant that Sen. Vincent Hughes publicly presented this morning to administration officials.
Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School was picked by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to receive the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant after reviewing more than 100 applications.Read More
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.Read More and Watch
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.Read More
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