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Senator Vincent Hughes

Elected officials, education leaders & community leaders join Sen. Hughes in call for education justice in honor of MLK 

PHILADELPHIA – April 5, 2021 – In recognition of the 53rd anniversary of assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) called for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to provide true education justice and...
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PA Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on the Effects of COVID-19 on PA Housing Crisis

Harrisburg – March 31, 2021 - At the request of state Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia), Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), and Nikil Saval (D-Philadelphia), the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a virtual public hearing on the effects...
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Sen. Hughes issues statement following horrific Atlanta-area spa shootings 

PHILADELPHIA – March 17, 2021 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement in response to the Atlanta-area spa shootings Tuesday evening: “We stand with our Asian brothers and sisters because someone needs to stand with...
Sen. Hughes joins AG Shapiro for major announcement on 'ghost guns'

Ghost Guns Must Be Stopped and Regulated

On Monday, I stood with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro as he announced a deal with Pennsylvania’s largest firearms show promoter, which will end the sale of untraceable ‘ghost gun’ kits as its shows.Ghost guns are a serious danger to public safety. Eighty...
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Sens. Hughes, Fontana renew push to regulate ‘ghost guns’ in Pa., following recent joint task force crackdown

HARRISBURG – March 12, 2020 – Following the high-profile arrest of four Philadelphia men selling “ghost guns,” State Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) reintroduced two pieces of legislation pushing to...

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Senator Vincent Hughes

Elected officials, education leaders & community leaders join Sen. Hughes in call for education justice in honor of MLK 

PHILADELPHIA – April 5, 2021 – In recognition of the 53rd anniversary of assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) called for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to provide true education justice and support Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to fully fund Pennsylvania’s public school fair funding formula beginning in the 2021-22 budget. Sen. Hughes
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PA Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on the Effects of COVID-19 on PA Housing Crisis

Harrisburg – March 31, 2021 - At the request of state Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia), Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), and Nikil Saval (D-Philadelphia), the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a virtual public hearing on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the existing housing crisis in Pennsylvania. “For too long, the struggles of Pennsylvanians to find housing, and to stay
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Sen. Hughes issues statement following horrific Atlanta-area spa shootings 

PHILADELPHIA – March 17, 2021 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement in response to the Atlanta-area spa shootings Tuesday evening: “We stand with our Asian brothers and sisters because someone needs to stand with them today. The senseless murder of eight people in the Atlanta area, six of whom were of Asian descent, is a reminder
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Philadelphia rental assistance program now accepting applications

Montco program continues to accept applications Philadelphia has opened its rental assistance program to tenants for Phase 4 of its COVID-19 relief efforts. The city aims to help 10,000 to 15,000 residents with the $97 million in federal funding authorized to help pay for rent and utilities for those who have lost income as a result of the pandemic. Eligible
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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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2401 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Harrisburg Office

545 Capitol Building
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579