Holiday Party with a Purpose

Join Sheryl Lee and I as we team up with SHARE to battle hunger.  Help us feed those in need.  On Sunday, December 17 you are invited to join us at our “Holiday Party with a Purpose” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia. ...

Philadelphia Takes Control of Schools, but State Still Owes Pupils

Op-ed by Vincent Hughes Mayor Kenney said he wanted to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia as a necessary step toward reclaiming local control of our public schools. Now, with the action by the School Reform Commission to disband, control of the...

Hughes Applauds Mayor Kenney’s Plan to End State Oversight of Phila. Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA, November 2, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s announcement that he will seek to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia: "I applaud Mayor's Kenney...

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Hughes Statement on Scheduled School Reform Commission Vote

Philadelphia – November 16, 2017 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning the scheduled vote to disband the School Reform Commission (SRC) and return control of the schools to local officials. Hughes was slated to speak at a PFT rally today to celebrate the end of the SRC. Hughes’s statement follows: “The move to disband
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Hughes Applauds Mayor Kenney’s Plan to End State Oversight of Phila. Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA, November 2, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s announcement that he will seek to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia: "I applaud Mayor's Kenney initiative in asking for the School Reform Commission members to vote to disband and return Philadelphia to a locally-controlled school board. I
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Lawmakers Applaud Measure Creating Trust Fund for Youth Impacted by Prison System

HARRISBURG, October 31, 2017 — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel applauded the passage of legislation to establish a public charitable trust to aid children impacted by the prison system and reverse the direction of youth who may be on a path leading to incarceration in Pennsylvania. The measure, authored by state
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Hughes: Legislation Addresses ‘Stop-and-Go’ Liquor, Fixes City AVI

HARRISBURG, October 24, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on the passage of legislation that addresses problematic “stop and go” liquor businesses. The measure also establishes a fix for the city’s Actual Value Initiative (AVI) calculation which impacts future state funding for city schools. The provisions were included in the state’s Fiscal Code (House Bill
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My Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence Passes Senate

This week the Senate unanimously passed a bill I’ve been working on for years to protect victims of domestic violence. My bill (Senate Bill 196) allows judges to require an ankle monitor for abusers with Protection from Abuse orders. Too often, abusers violate PFAs and do more harm to their victims. If my bill becomes law, victims would be notified
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Holiday Party with a Purpose

Join Sheryl Lee and I as we team up with SHARE to battle hunger. Help us feed those in need. On Sunday, December 17 you are invited to join us at our “Holiday Party with a Purpose” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia. Admission is free, but you can help feed
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Sign Up for Affordable Care Act Coverage this Thursday!

Enrollment is now OPEN for individuals and families who need health coverage through the Affordable Care Act for 2018, but only through Dec. 15. If you want to enroll and need assistance, I’m hosting an open enrollment event this Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Shop Rite at Fox Street and Roberts Avenue in Philadelphia. Certified enrollment
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Sign Up Today for ACA Health Coverage

Open Enrollment Runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 Enrollment is now OPEN for individuals and families who need health coverage through the Affordable Care Act for 2018. The ACA has improved the lives of a million Pennsylvanians, helping 711,000 individuals access coverage through Medicaid expansion and another 426,000 who purchased coverage on the individual marketplace. But the Trump Administration is
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