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, February 4th to discuss the Governor’s Budget Address. 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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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Fiedler applaud Gov. Wolf’s pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget

Philadelphia, PA − January 24, 2020 − State Senator Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler jointly released the following statement, applauding Gov. Tom Wolf's pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget: "We are glad Gov. Wolf is...
Senator Hughes Announces Grants for Youth Job Programs

Sen. Hughes submits public comment to federal agency urging it protect, strengthen Community Reinvestment Act

HARRISBURG – January 23, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) recently submitted public comment to the federal government, opposing the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) recommended by the Office of the Comptroller of...
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Gov. Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget Will Further Protect Vulnerable Populations

Philadelphia, PA – January 22, 2020 − Governor Tom Wolf today outlined how his 2020-21 budget further demonstrates his commitment to protecting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing to expand comprehensive training for direct care workers, reduce waiting...
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Senator Vincent Hughes Obtains Community and Economic Development Funding to Create 15 New Pardon Hubs

January 21, 2020– Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) announced today that, thanks to the leadership and vision of State Senator Vincent J. Hughes, it has been awarded a $75,000 grant to train community organizations and volunteers so they can help residents...

Sen. Hughes announces bold, comprehensive plan to address Pa.’s affordable housing crisis through his New Deal for Housing initiative

    PHILADELPHIA – January 16, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) unveiled a bold and aggressive plan to address the state’s affordable housing crisis, alongside members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus, more than 50...
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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Cephas, and U.S. Rep. Evans laud $1.9 million grant awarded to Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum

PHILADELPHIA – January 9, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that $1.9 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding had been awarded to the Please Touch Museum in the 7th Senatorial District. The grant will...

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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Fiedler applaud Gov. Wolf’s pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget

Philadelphia, PA − January 24, 2020 − State Senator Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler jointly released the following statement, applauding Gov. Tom Wolf's pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget: "We are glad Gov. Wolf is prioritizing the needs of Pennsylvania students and educators in the upcoming budget. The issue of toxic school conditions is most
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Senator Hughes Announces Grants for Youth Job Programs

Sen. Hughes submits public comment to federal agency urging it protect, strengthen Community Reinvestment Act

HARRISBURG – January 23, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) recently submitted public comment to the federal government, opposing the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) recommended by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The proposed changes would weaken protections from 1977 act that was created to
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Gov. Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget Will Further Protect Vulnerable Populations

Philadelphia, PA – January 22, 2020 − Governor Tom Wolf today outlined how his 2020-21 budget further demonstrates his commitment to protecting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing to expand comprehensive training for direct care workers, reduce waiting lists for care, and increasing staff in specific service areas, including child welfare, among other key investments. The governor was joined by
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Let’s keep the donations coming! Help fight hunger during the holidays

Let’s keep the donations coming! Help fight hunger during the holidays

Help Senator Hughes, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes and Share Food Program feed the kids This past Saturday, Sen. Hughes and Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes led a major food donation campaign, which collected more than 20,000 pounds of food! The food was donated to our community partner, Share Food Program, which helps those in need year-round. Saturday’s donations came from members of the
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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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Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
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