Senator Hughes to Host Telephone Town Hall

On Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m., Sen. Hughes will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting. Participants will be able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion about important issues in the district and around the state.

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Senate Approves Legislation to Boost Interest in Career and Technical Education

HARRISBURG – May 8, 2019 – The Senate approved bipartisan legislation today that would help generate more interest in Pennsylvania’s career and technical education programs. Senate Bill 89, sponsored by Senators Vince Hughes (D-7) and Ryan P. Aument (R-36), would...
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Sens. Hughes and Mensch applaud Labor and Industry committee for supporting forward facing employment bill

May 7, 2019 – Harrisburg, PA – State Sens. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery) thanked the Senate Labor and Industry Committee for supporting Senate Bill 91, which requires to Department of Labor and Industry (L&I)...
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Senator Hughes says legislators must work together to enact recommendations of Advisory Committee and Task Force Report on Lead Exposure

Harrisburg, May 7, 2019 − Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) stood with legislative members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure for a press conference to discuss the legislative recommendations that were part of ‘Lead Exposure Risks and Response in...
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Breast cancer survivors exhibit coming to 30th Street Station; will honor Sen. Hughes staffer

Visit a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, which will be unveiled at a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the North Waiting Room of 30th Street Station. The exhibit will share the women’s photos and quotes...
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Legislation Would Provide Financial Incentives to Small Businesses

Harrisburg – May 6, 2019 – With National Small Business Week (May 5- 11) now underway, state Sens. John Blake and Vincent J. Hughes today unveiled legislation that would create financial incentives to help small businesses succeed.One bill in the package would create tax-deferred savings accounts for small businesses to shift their tax burden.  The measure would allow profits to be deposited into tax deferred accounts.  If the money deposited in the account is subsequently used for job creation, then the dollars could be used tax free.

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Senator Hughes praises Senate Judiciary Committee for unanimously supporting bill to extend resources for crime victims

Thank you to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for supporting Senate Bill 502 and moving it to the full Senate for consideration. Additional thanks to Senator Art Haywood and Senator Camera Bartolotta for supporting this bill. Crime victims and their families...

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Senate Approves Legislation to Boost Interest in Career and Technical Education

HARRISBURG – May 8, 2019 – The Senate approved bipartisan legislation today that would help generate more interest in Pennsylvania’s career and technical education programs. Senate Bill 89, sponsored by Senators Vince Hughes (D-7) and Ryan P. Aument (R-36), would remove references to “vocational-technical schools” in the Public School Code and replace them with “career and technical schools” to help
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Sens. Hughes and Mensch applaud Labor and Industry committee for supporting forward facing employment bill

May 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – State Sens. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery) thanked the Senate Labor and Industry Committee for supporting Senate Bill 91, which requires to Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) to collect and publish forward-facing employment data. The data that would be collected would help L&I, educational institutions and others help prepare Pennsylvania’s
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Senator Hughes says legislators must work together to enact recommendations of Advisory Committee and Task Force Report on Lead Exposure

Harrisburg, May 7, 2019 − Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) stood with legislative members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure for a press conference to discuss the legislative recommendations that were part of ‘Lead Exposure Risks and Response in Pennsylvania: Report of the Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure. ’Senator Hughes, a longtime advocate for lead testing,
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Breast cancer survivors exhibit coming to 30th Street Station; will honor Sen. Hughes staffer

Visit a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, which will be unveiled at a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the North Waiting Room of 30th Street Station. The exhibit will share the women’s photos and quotes about how their lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Survivors have shared their
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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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