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September 17, 2011

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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

Senator HughesOn the Issues: A Look Back as We Continue to Move Forward

Since the end of August, a lot has been happening –hurricanes, significant flooding, the celebration of Labor Day, the marking of the 10thanniversary of 9/11/01, President Obama’s effort on jobs, just to name a few. We’ve been sending out a number of “On the Issues (OTI’s)” on many of these subjects, and I realize that sometimes they get crowded in your inbox. So, I thought it would be a good idea to step back for a moment and re-cap what we’ve been sending out, so that you didn’t miss anything. Below are links to the “On the Issues.” Since the middle of August, if you see something that you like or that you may have missed, just click on the link.

On Monday, 9/16/11, the Senate will return to session. There is a lot going on, and we will make sure that you are fully informed. In addition to our OTI’s, you can also stay connected with our work through Facebook and Twitter, and you can always link to our website,

Thanks so much and take care.

9.14.11 This “On the Issues” took an intriguing, introspective look at faith and religion in the aftermath of 9/11.

9.12.11 This “On the Issues” gives you a good overview of President Obama’s American Jobs Act with video to the full speech and a link to business leaders’ and economists’ thoughts on the proposal.

9.7.11 Before President Obama delivered his jobs speech, he had a Labor Day message for the country. This “On the Issues” provides video of the President’s Labor Day message and gives his reasons as to why we need to restore the middle class.

9.2.11 Leading up to Labor Day, I received a message from the AFL-CIO that I felt important to share with all of you in this “On the Issues,” as we are recognize the important part labor unions have played in our state’s history.

Sen. Hughes tours Mantua section of Philadelphia8.30.11 This “On the Issues” discusses former President Bill Clinton’s “14 Global Initiatives” for putting people back to work and moving the country forward.

8.26.11 This “On the Issues” is a “Money Matters” topic as it details the debate over the privatization of state liquor sales.

8.25.11 A team of West Philadelphia students are highlighted in this “On the Issues” as they out-innovate their competition.

8.22.11 America’s wealthiest person, Warren Buffet, made big news when he wrote an editorial in the New York Times titled, “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich.” This “On the Issues” has that editorial and a video interview with Mr. Buffet.

8.16.11 The revitalization of Mantua is a great example of government, local businesses, stakeholders and communities working collaboratively together to improve a distressed area, showing it can not only be done, but done successfully. Read the details in this “On the Issues.”

Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes


4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
Senator Hughes reacts to the Republicans unveiling their budget on Monday, June 27. Senator Hughes talks to the press on Friday, June 24th about the growing budget surplus Jobs Lost/Gained From 2008-2011