Women’s History Month is Here! We want to share HER story!

March is Women’s History Month and throughout the month, you’ll see people honoring the wonderful accomplishments of women and their amazing contributions to the betterment of our society. We all know stories of women such as Harriet Tubman, who pioneered on the Underground Railroad; Rosa Parks, whose challenge to Jim Crow helped fuel the national civil rights movement; or Marie Curie and her many contributions to science, but we know women’s history goes so much further. That’s why we want YOU to help us tell HER story.

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Sens. Hughes, Farnese join Gov. Wolf in support of Restore Pennsylvania, aiming to help remediate contaminants in Pennsylvania schools

Philadelphia, PA – March 21, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf toured the John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia today to see progress on removing contaminants which can cause serious health problems. The governor also outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive...
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Senate Democrats Present Bold Plan to Tackle Crushing Student Loan Debt

Harrisburg – March 20, 2019 – A bold and innovative plan to help students and their families save thousands of dollars, pay down crushing student loan debt and better deal with the high cost of borrowing was unveiled by Sens. Vincent J. Hughes...
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Senators Hughes, Muth introduce bill to provide paid sick leave to all Pa. workers

Harrisburg, PA − March 18, 2019 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery) today introduced Senate Bill 13 aiming to provide mandatory paid sick leave to all Pennsylvania workers. SB 13 would create the...
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Senators Williams, Costa, and Hughes Introduce PA Workplace Freedom Act

Pittsburgh, Pa. − March 14, 2019 − Senators Lindsey M. Williams, Jay Costa, and Vincent J. Hughes, joined by local elected officials, Allegheny County Labor Council members, and a crowd of union workers, announced the introduction of the Workplace Freedom Act today at...
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Financing Your College Education

If you’re a high school student thinking about going to college, time is running out! Senator Hughes has put together an all-star group of organizations and resources with the goal of helping you finance your college education. All you need to do is show...
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Senate Democrats Push Legislation to Aid Farmers, Bolster Local Agriculture, Develop Markets

Hughes, Schwank, Haywood offer multi-faceted approach

Harrisburg – March 6, 2019 – Senate Democrats said today that they are sponsoring a three-bill legislative package designed to provide additional tax credits to farmers, encourage the use of locally sourced food and expand farmers’ markets.

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Sens. Hughes, Farnese join Gov. Wolf in support of Restore Pennsylvania, aiming to help remediate contaminants in Pennsylvania schools

Philadelphia, PA – March 21, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf toured the John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia today to see progress on removing contaminants which can cause serious health problems. The governor also outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generations, would help Pennsylvania schools to address lead and other contaminants. “Our children deserve to learn
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Senate Democrats Present Bold Plan to Tackle Crushing Student Loan Debt

Harrisburg – March 20, 2019 – A bold and innovative plan to help students and their families save thousands of dollars, pay down crushing student loan debt and better deal with the high cost of borrowing was unveiled by Sens. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Katie Muth (D-Montgomery/Chester) and Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) today. The plan, called the PA Student HELP (Higher
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Senator Hughes applauds Senate Education Committee after it backs career and technical schools bill

Harrisburg, PA – March 19, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes made the following statement after a unanimous vote by Senate Education Committee to move Senate Bill 89 to consideration by the full Senate: “I’d like to thank the Senate Education Committee members for voting SB 89 out of committee. I’d also like to thank committee Chairman Ryan Aument for
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March 2019

Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parkwest Town Center, 1575 N 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Come Prepared: What you need to bring!

For a quick and easy tax filing bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and anyone you are claiming as dependent.

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Financing Your College Education

If you’re a high school student thinking about going to college, time is running out! Senator Hughes has put together an all-star group of organizations and resources with the goal of helping you finance your college education. All you need to do is show up!Show Me The Money: Financing Your College EducationMarch 16, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.West
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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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