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Senator Hughes applauds passage of school threat reporting system, safety and community violence bill

HARRISBURG ­­­­– June 21, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) applauded the passage of a new school threat program and safety and community initiatives. After a signature from Gov. Tom Wolf, the Safe2Say Program will become law and allow...
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Early budget includes new funding for school and community violence education funding that restores previous $1 billion cut

Harrisburg – June 22, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) said he hopes the 2018-2019 budget lays the foundation for future bipartisan negotiations and a willingness to work in a timely fashion.

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House and Senate Dems condemn ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy that endangers families

HARRISBURG – June 21, 2018 – Leaders from the Pennsylvania General Assembly joined State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) calling for an end to the zero-tolerance immigration policy at the U.S./Mexico border. Senator Hughes and the legislators...
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Senator Hughes Partners with Philadelphia READS for Annual Summer Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA − June 20, 2018 − State Senator Vincent Hughes is partnering with the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia READS – a non-profit organization whose mission is to “raise a city of readers” – to put on a summer reading program for students entering...
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The Republicans are trying to gerrymander the courts. Their revenge tactics must be stopped.

Senator Hughes took to the Senate floor to address an amendment to Senate Bill 22, which was designed to address redistricting reform, but was hijacked to set up a system that would elect Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth court judges by districts rather...

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Senator Hughes applauds passage of school threat reporting system, safety and community violence bill

HARRISBURG ­­­­– June 21, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) applauded the passage of a new school threat program and safety and community initiatives. After a signature from Gov. Tom Wolf, the Safe2Say Program will become law and allow anonymous reporting of the threats regarding unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities in schools. Senator Hughes joined with Senator
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Early budget includes new funding for school and community violence education funding that restores previous $1 billion cut

Harrisburg – June 22, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) said he hopes the 2018-2019 budget lays the foundation for future bipartisan negotiations and a willingness to work in a timely fashion. Senator Hughes, Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman, also praised new funding for school and community violence initiatives and the increases to education, job and economic initiatives, social justice,
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House and Senate Dems condemn ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy that endangers families

HARRISBURG – June 21, 2018 – Leaders from the Pennsylvania General Assembly joined State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) calling for an end to the zero-tolerance immigration policy at the U.S./Mexico border. Senator Hughes and the legislators gathered to speak out against the separation of families and inhumane conditions those seeking refuge must endure at the nation’s southern border. Advocacy groups
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Senator Hughes Partners with Philadelphia READS for Annual Summer Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA − June 20, 2018 − State Senator Vincent Hughes is partnering with the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia READS – a non-profit organization whose mission is to “raise a city of readers” – to put on a summer reading program for students entering first through third grade. The Summer Reads: Read to Succeed program, which is entering
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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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