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

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

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Senator Hughes and Senator Browne introduce proposal to help victims of trauma in state’s primary schools

Philadelphia, August 30, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) introduced a proposal that would establish programs to help primary school students who were victims of trauma. The trauma-informed system of education...
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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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Senator Hughes applauds $5 million in RACP projects awarded to the 7th District

PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 6, 2018 – The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) recently awarded $5 million in Commonwealth grant funding to six projects in 7th Senatorial District, represented by Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery). Senator Hughes thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for supporting development in the district, adding that he is pleased to have the investments and eager to see the
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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 overdose patients. Fentanyl and other dangerously potent synthetic drugs are being mixed with other illegal, which often puts first responders
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Senator Hughes and Senator Browne introduce proposal to help victims of trauma in state’s primary schools

Philadelphia, August 30, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) introduced a proposal that would establish programs to help primary school students who were victims of trauma. The trauma-informed system of education would require trauma-informed training for school board members, educators and school employees with direct contact with students. The goal is to improve the recognition
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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: Providing educational access and opportunities to the African Americans who were shut out of institutions of higher education.
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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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