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Senator Vincent J. Hughes Calls for Pennsylvania Senate to Begin Proceeding to Remove West York Mayor

Harrisburg, October 7th, 2016 – Today, State Senator Vincent J. Hughes sent a letter to Senator Joe Scarnati, President pro tempore of the Pennsylvania State Senate, calling for him to appoint a special committee to investigate the potential removal of ...
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Costa, Hughes Support Budget Becoming Law; New Funds for Education, Opioid Treatment

Harrisburg, July 10, 2016 - Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) released the following comments in support of Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement that he was allowing the state budget bill (Senate ...
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Senator Hughes Statement on Passage of State Budget

Harrisburg, June 29th, 2016 – State Senator Vincent Hughes today voted with the majority of the Pennsylvania Senate to pass a $31.53 billion General Fund budget. The bill offers an on-time budget that contains a modest increase funding for public ...
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Senate Democrats Call for More Funding for Human Relations Commission

June 22, 2016 − State Senate Democratic Whip Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) today said that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) has been devastated by recurring state budget cuts and that the state spending plan now under consideration needs to ...
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State Senate Roundtable in Philadelphia Focuses on the Dangers of Lead Exposure

Philadelphia – May 19, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a roundtable discussion today on the health impact of lead exposure. “The effects of lead exposure are indelible, dangerous ...
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Senate Democrats Outline Legislation to Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis

Harrisburg, May 18, 2016 – With drug overdose deaths reaching epidemic levels, Senate Democrats unveiled legislation today to address the opioid addiction crisis from prevention through recovery. “Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and there is no easy ...
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Senator Hughes Responds to the Auditor General’s Audit of the Philadelphia School System

HARRISBURG, May 11, 2016 − Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on the Auditor General’s audit of the School District of Philadelphia: “I commend the auditor general and his team for their thorough review of the School District of ...
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Democratic Senators, Community Leaders Call for State Tax Reform

HARRISBURG, May 11, 2016 – At a news conference held at the state capitol today, State Senator Art Haywood joined Senate Democratic colleagues and community leaders calling for tax reform to protect middle and low-income Pennsylvanians. At the event, Haywood ...
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Sen. Hughes to Propose Council on Jazz to Promote, Preserve Jazz in PA

PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 2016 – After meeting with jazz educators, musicians and experts today at the iconic Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts about steps to take to better promote and preserve jazz’s legacy in the commonwealth, Sen ...
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To Promote Jazz in PA, Sen. Hughes to Meet with Music Genre’s Experts

PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 2016 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes will meet with jazz educators, musicians and experts tomorrow, April 28, in Philadelphia to talk about crafting a plan to promote, preserve and teach people about the music genre. Hughes will ...
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