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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.

Senate Democrats Unveil 2013-14 Budget Senate Democrats Unveil 2013-14 Budget
Senate Democrats Unveil 2013-14 Budget

2013-14 State Budget

Lawmakers in Harrisburg are about to start writing the state budget. This process determines how Pennsylvania will spend more than $27 billion in the coming year. It’s vital that ordinary citizens understand what is at stake and make their voices heard. Below is a summary of my priorities that I will be fighting for in the Pennsylvania Senate.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Our #1 priority must be creating good jobs so that people can support their families I’ve introduced legislation that would create more than 35,000 jobs in health-care related fields I support increased funding for repairs to our public infrastructure, including road, bridges, and mass transit. We can also create jobs with more funding to repair our sewers, water mains, and gas lines.

Funding for Education

Gov. Tom Corbett has cut funding for education by nearly $1 billion, while providing deep tax cuts to some of Pennsylvania’s largest corporations. Philadelphia School District has a deficit of more than $300 million and is threatening to cut important programs like academic support, the arts, and extracurricular activities. I am working with state and local leaders to make sure that Philadelphia has the resources necessary to properly educate our children.

HealthcareProvide Health Insurance for 500,000 people

More than 500,000 people could be provided health insurance thanks to legislation signed by President Barack Obama. Gov. Tom Corbett has refused to accept $4 billion federal funds to make this expansion of health insurance happen. I will keep fighting to make sure that Pennsylvania takes advantage of this opportunity to improve the health of our citizens.

Learn more about the 2013-14 State Budget and provide your feedback on my website at as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).

Stop the Cuts

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