New Deal For A New PA

A New Deal for a New Pennsylvania means devoting resources and energy to policy that uplifts the people. Find out what state Senator Vincent Hughes wants to bring to Pennsylvania so it’s people can prosper.

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Pennsylvania needs a change. We need comprehensive policy solutions that address the issues our people face.

Pennsylvanians need economic security so they can work with dignity, pay their bills, and take care of their families and plan for a better life.

Pennsylvanians need quality, affordable housing to go home to after a long day’s work. They also deserve world class health care without ridiculously high premiums, hidden costs or inadequate coverage.

Pennsylvania's children deserve a high-quality education, which should start with our preschoolers and continue through college. Pennsylvania should provide the best educational opportunities for its people.

Pennsylvanians need voting reform so that young adults are automatically registered to vote when using state services. Voting should be accessible and inclusive.

Pennsylvanians need healthy environment with clean air, water and land. We must also move forward with the understanding that renewable energy and green jobs are our future.

In short, we need a New Deal for a New Pennsylvania!

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Senator Hughes to Host Telephone Town Hall

Senator Hughes will hold a telephone town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Participants will also be able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion about issues that are important to our area.

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2019 Breaking The Silence

‘Breaking the silence’ mental health series kicks off this week!

Senator Hughes is bringing his transformative BREAKING THE SILENCE mental health series to a neighborhood near you! Starting THIS THURSDAY a free 4-week series called 2019 Breaking The Silence: Trauma in our Community - Toxic Stress Series | Sex, Death &...
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Sen. Hughes touts Act 76, which brings innovation to Pa. schools by changing “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools”

HARRISBURG – October 31, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised Act 76 of 2019, which expands access to career and technical education and workforce development opportunities and takes the important step of changing...
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PA must increase its commitment to affordable housing

Senator Hughes #NewDeal4NewPA puts housing at center focus Pennsylvanians need affordable housing. The commonwealth ranks in the middle of U.S. states in regard to affordable housing, meaning millions of our people are spending large percentages of their income...
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Senator Hughes announces Senate Bill 913 aiming to create a housing trust fund for abuse victims, survivors

HARRISBURG – October 24, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) unveiled his bill that would create a housing trust fund to increase resources for programs that provide housing access to victims fleeing abusive situations, such as domestic...
Senator Hughes Announces Grants for Youth Job Programs

‘We believe in you’: Sen. Hughes announces $1 million investment in Philadelphia youth jobs programs

Senator Hughes announced $1 million in grants for youth jobs programs in the city Oct. 15 at the West Philadelphia Community Center. He was joined by fellow senators, the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, and leaders from the Philadelphia...
Healthcare is a Human Right

Senators  Santarsiero, Iovino, Hughes and Brooks to Introduce Legislation to Protect Healthcare Rights of Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG − October 15, 2019 − In an effort to protect the healthcare rights of Pennsylvanians in the event the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is overturned through judicial actions at the federal level, state Senators Steve Santarsiero (D-10), Pam Iovino (D-37), Vincent...

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Sen. Hughes announces $3.2M in grants for development projects in the 7th Senatorial District

PHILADELPHIA − November 13, 2019 State Senator Vincent Hughes proudly announced that $3.2 million in grant funding had recently been awarded in the 7th Senatorial District. The grants were designated for two projects in Sen. Hughes district, one in Philadelphia and the other in Montgomery County. A $1.7 million grant was awarded to City Avenue Special Services District
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Senator Hughes announces $680K in Local Share Account grants for the 7th Senatorial District

PHILADELPHIA – October 31, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced more than $680,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants have been awarded to projects in the 7th Senatorial District. “I am happy to announce these grants and look forward to seeing the impact these projects have in the district,” Sen. Hughes said. “These grants are key in continuing
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Sen. Hughes touts Act 76, which brings innovation to Pa. schools by changing “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools”

HARRISBURG – October 31, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised Act 76 of 2019, which expands access to career and technical education and workforce development opportunities and takes the important step of changing “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools.” The provision to change the term “vocation-technical schools” to “career and technical schools” was cosponsored by Sens. Hughes
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2019 Breaking The Silence

‘Breaking the silence’ mental health series kicks off this week!

Senator Hughes is bringing his transformative BREAKING THE SILENCE mental health series to a neighborhood near you! Starting THIS THURSDAY a free 4-week series called 2019 Breaking The Silence: Trauma in our Community - Toxic Stress Series | Sex, Death & Money will be held at four different locations in the city’s Overbrook, Mantua, Strawberry Mansion and Carrol Park neighborhoods. Find an
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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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Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
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