Josh Shapiro

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Partnership with Sandy Hook Promise to Implement State-Wide School Safety Reporting Program

HARRISBURG — At the Sara Lindemuth/Anna Carter Primary School in Harrisburg today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise to roll out and operate the Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System for every school across the...
Michelle Roberson

Michelle Roberson is a #WomanMakingADifference

Bianca Roberson’s tragic death on June 28, 2017 could have been the end of her story, but her mother, Michelle Roberson, is fighting to prevent another senseless road-rage shooting like the one that claimed her daughter’s life. Michelle worked with numerous...
Senator Hughes calls for ban loaded guns in vehicles

Senator Hughes, Representative Comitta call for ban on loaded firearms in vehicles at request of mother of road-rage shooting victim

HARRISBURG, PA – September 25, 2018 – Moved by the tragic death of Bianca Nikol Roberson, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Representative Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) called for a ban of firearms in vehicles as a means of preventing future deaths...
Senator Hughes stands with his mother, Ann, and Lincoln University President Barbara A. Allen after receiving an honorary doctorate from Lincoln University and was the commencement speaker this past May.

Cheyney and Lincoln universities deserve celebration during HBCU week and throughout the year

Did you know this week is designated to honor the 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the U.S.? Thousands will take to our capitol to exchange information and share innovation to keep alive the spirit on which HBCUs were founded:...
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American’s rights are in danger if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court

Our recent progress in areas such as health care, women’s rights, affirmative action, the environment and many others are at risk if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the hearings proceed and U.S. senators probe the president’s...
First Responders

Senator Hughes asks Health Secretary Levine to create training program for first responders who encounter synthetic opiates while treating overdose patients

Harrisburg, PA – September 4, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) wrote a letter to Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine requesting a new training program for the state’s first responders who may be exposed to synthetic opiates while treating...

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Hughes: Recycling Grants Approved for Philadelphia, Conshohocken, Whitemarsh, Upper Dublin

Harrisburg – October 12, 2018 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today that nearly $1 million total in grant funding to aid recycling efforts has been approved for several municipalities in his senatorial district. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approved grant funding for Philadelphia ($350,000), Conshohocken ($212,363), Whitemarsh ($94,057) and Upper Dublin ($328,849). The funds will
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Senator Hughes Announces Multimodal Project Selected in the 7th Senatorial District

Harrisburg, PA – October 3, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced a project in the 7th Senatorial District was selected for a grant through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. The Philadelphia Streets Department was awarded $2,682,934 for critically needed traffic safety improvements to a Vision Zero High Injury Corridor on Parkside Avenue. The funds will be used for pedestrian islands,
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Senator Hughes, Representative Comitta call for ban on loaded firearms in vehicles at request of mother of road-rage shooting victim

HARRISBURG, PA – September 25, 2018 – Moved by the tragic death of Bianca Nikol Roberson, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Representative Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) called for a ban of firearms in vehicles as a means of preventing future deaths in road rage shootings. Bianca was fatally shot during a road rage incident June 28, 2017. Her killer had a
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Senator Hughes praises nearly $1 million in Commonwealth Finance Authority grants awarded in the district

PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 18, 2018 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced Tuesday that $953,659 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants were awarded to five projects in the 7th Senatorial District. The projects will address local water quality, a sewer system and existing recreational improvements. Senator Hughes thanked the CFA, under the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, for investing
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One of the most troubling challenges facing many students and families across Pennsylvania is the high cost of education.  This is often such a high hurdle that many students simply forgo a college education and are prevented from acquiring the skills necessary to gain better positions with higher wages.

collegeThe education gap caused by a lack of access to college or advanced education is, for many low-and-middle income students, the one faction preventing them from gaining traction in the workplace.   In our increasingly complex and high-tech economy, it is essential that we make, then fulfill, the promise to Pennsylvania students:  YOU will have access to a high-quality education without the burdens of crippling debt.

That’s what the Pennsylvania Promise is all about.   The Pennsylvania Promise is available to students with family incomes of $110,000 or less.  It provides for grants of at least $1,000 per year for community college students for two years and a minimum of $2,500 per year for four years to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Schools and state related institutions.

The program also provides $50 million for adults in families whose incomes are less than $110,000 to acquire up to four years of postsecondary credit.

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