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Senate Democratic Caucus Details Local Impacts of Federal Shutdown, Outline State Remedies

HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level. “In my county of Allegheny, we have...
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State Senators Write Banks Asking Institutions to help 12,000 Federal Employees Working without Pay

  Harrisburg, PA – January 10, 2019  – On behalf of the 12,000 Pennsylvania federal employees, contractors and subcontractors who are not receiving a paycheck during the partial federal government shutdown, Senator Vincent Hughes...
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Senators Haywood and Hughes Jointly Announce Business Education Partnership Grants

Philadelphia — January 10, 2019 —Today, State Senators Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced the award of grant funding from the Department of Labor and Industry for Business Education Partnerships across...
Healthcare is a Human Right

Senate Democrats introduce legislation to protect health care for Pennsylvanians

Harrisburg – December 20, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus continues its fight to protect the major tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) through two legislative proposals that would ensure comprehensive, quality and affordable...
Senator Hughes host fair housing community roundtable to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Senator Hughes, Senator Haywood host fair housing community roundtable to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Philadelphia – December 12, 2018 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D- Philadelphia/Montgomery) and State Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined, activists, advocates, and community organizations for a roundtable discussion on the Fair Housing Act of...
Senator Vincent Hughes

Senator Hughes reelected to serve as Democratic Chairman of Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg, PA − November 14, 2018 – Democratic members of the Pennsylvania Senate reelected Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) as the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “It is an honor to again be selected to...

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Senate Democratic Caucus Details Local Impacts of Federal Shutdown, Outline State Remedies

HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level. “In my county of Allegheny, we have about 150,000 folks who will be impacted by the change to SNAP benefits, and we want to make certain that
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Democratic State Senators Seek Spark to Ignite Manufacturing Expansion

Brewster, Hughes, Yudichak to introduce comprehensive legislative package HARRISBURG, January 11, 2019 – Three Democratic state senators today announced a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at sparking a rapid and sustained expansion of Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector. State Sens. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) said they will sponsor legislation that would better focus state efforts
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State Senators Write Banks Asking Institutions to help 12,000 Federal Employees Working without Pay

Harrisburg, PA – January 10, 2019 – On behalf of the 12,000 Pennsylvania federal employees, contractors and subcontractors who are not receiving a paycheck during the partial federal government shutdown, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) are taken steps to help those in need. After hearing reports from
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Senators Haywood and Hughes Jointly Announce Business Education Partnership Grants

Philadelphia — January 10, 2019 —Today, State Senators Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced the award of grant funding from the Department of Labor and Industry for Business Education Partnerships across their districts. The Business Education Partnership of Montgomery County was awarded $87,975 and the Philadelphia Workforce Development Board was awarded $120,000 to provide career-related experiences and development
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Healthcare is a Human Right

Senator Hughes leads Senate Democrats in fight to protect Pennsylvanians’ health care

On Thursday, the entire Senate Democratic Caucus announced it has signed on to support Senate Bill 50 and Senate Bill 51,which are designed to protect essential parts of the Affordable Care Act. These bills were drafted after a politically motivated federal court decision in Texas that wrongly deemed the ACA unconstitutional.Should that decision be upheld, we want to be proactive
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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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