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Michelle Obama is a #WomanMakingADifference!

Earlier this week, the former First Lady announced her plans to travel across the US to register voters ahead of the 2018 midterms. "There's too much at stake to sit on the sidelines, not just in this election but in every election, and we need...
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Senator Hughes and Senator Fontana to introduce bill regulating 3D-printed guns

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2018 — Looking to stop the spread of undetectable and untraceable 3D-printed guns, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) plan to introduce a bill to ensure Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act applies to...
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Sen. Hughes Announces Brand New $60M School and Community Anti-Violence Initiative

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Hughes helped create a $60 million grant program to address school and community violence, as well as an anonymous threat reporting system that empowers people to report potentially unsafe behavior at schools. Gov. Tom Wolf recently...

Hughes, Haywood, Street and Johnson Celebrate Largest Summer Reading Program Ever

PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2018 – Senator Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), along with Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-Philadelphia) and community partners,...

Sen. Hughes Statement on Arrest of Black Teen Outside Philadelphia Zoo

PHILADELPHIA – July 7, 2018 — Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement concerning a widely publicized incident that occurred outside of the Philadelphia Zoo that resulted in the arrest of a black teenager. “There needs to be...

Sen. Hughes Hails $15 Million for Emergency Cleanup and Repair of “Toxic” Schools

PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2018 – The $15.6 million investment to help eliminate threats from lead, asbestos and mold in Philadelphia schools announced today by Gov. Tom Wolf, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia), other local and state elected officials, and...

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Senator Hughes and Senator Fontana to introduce bill regulating 3D-printed guns

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2018 — Looking to stop the spread of undetectable and untraceable 3D-printed guns, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) plan to introduce a bill to ensure Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act applies to 3D-printed guns. The proposal from Senator Hughes and Senator Fontana would amend the definition of a “firearm” in Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act
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Sen. Hughes and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Honor Local Jazz Legends

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 2018 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County) and his wife Sheryl Lee Ralph will honor musical legends at their 3rd annual Jazz Legacy Awards, which takes place on July 27 at Noon at the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, 738 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia. This year’s honorees are saxophonists Benny Golson, Bootsie Barnes,
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Hughes, Haywood, Street and Johnson Celebrate Largest Summer Reading Program Ever

PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2018 – Senator Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), along with Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-Philadelphia) and community partners, came together to celebrate the largest enrollment to date of their intensive summer reading program, Summer Reads: Read to Succeed. This year’s reading program boasts an enrollment of nearly 500 students entering the
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Sen. Hughes Statement on Arrest of Black Teen Outside Philadelphia Zoo

PHILADELPHIA – July 7, 2018 — Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement concerning a widely publicized incident that occurred outside of the Philadelphia Zoo that resulted in the arrest of a black teenager. “There needs to be a complete, public, and transparent investigation of this incident,” Hughes said. “But this incident raises a series of other issues
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Sen. Hughes Announces Brand New $60M School and Community Anti-Violence Initiative

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Hughes helped create a $60 million grant program to address school and community violence, as well as an anonymous threat reporting system that empowers people to report potentially unsafe behavior at schools. Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed Senate Bill 1142 in to law, establishing the $60 million grant program to help prevent, reduce and address school
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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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