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PA Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Spend $1.3 Billion in Remaining Cares Funds

Harrisburg − October 16, 2020 − Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today outlined a plan to spend the remaining $1.331 billion in CARES money that Pennsylvania received as part of a federal assistance package earlier this year. The money must be...

Time is running out to register to vote and to vote by mail

Plan accordingly to vote on or before Nov. 3!We are three weeks away from the 2020 General Election and that means time is running out to develop a plan to vote. Please be sure you register to vote before the Oct. 19 deadline. That is the first step to any plan. You...

Gov. Wolf Announces Additional $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  Businesses in...
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Learning Pod and Parent Resource Center to open soon #InTheDistrict

Philadelphia Community stakeholders aim to help K-5 students, parents with hubOur friends with the Philadelphia Community Stakeholders (PCS) have a new and exciting opportunity for students and parents affected by COVID-19 right in the 7th Senatorial District. PCS is...

Ensure an accurate 2020 Census, do your part and respond today

Philadelphia stands to lose about $21,000 for each person not counted accuratelySeptember 30 marks the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census as mandated by the current federal administration. Only about 57 percent the 7th Senatorial District has responded to the...

Respond to the 2020 Census today before it’s too late!

Federal courts set to decide whether count will end Sept. 30 The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is nearing and we need you to respond today! It takes about 10 minutes and will have an impact for 10 years. Don’t waste any time! Complete the 2020 Census...

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PA Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Spend $1.3 Billion in Remaining Cares Funds

PA Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Spend $1.3 Billion in Remaining Cares Funds

Harrisburg − October 16, 2020 − Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today outlined a plan to spend the remaining $1.331 billion in CARES money that Pennsylvania received as part of a federal assistance package earlier this year. The money must be spent by December 31st on COVID-19 related needs or the state loses the authority to use it
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Gov. Wolf Announces Additional $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Wolf Announces Additional $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Businesses in every county were approved for grants in this round of funding, and 52 percent are historically disadvantaged businesses.
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Sen. Hughes applauds additional $20 million in COVID-19 grants for Philadelphia’s small business

PHILADELPHIA – September 24, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) applauded the City of Philadelphia’s announcement that it would provide additional grant funding for small businesses in the city Thursday afternoon. The City of Philadelphia announced it would allocate an additional $20 million from CARES Act Funding received by the City from the U.S. Treasury and will direct the
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Stay up to date with the latest election information at senatorhughes.com/vote

Stay up to date with the latest election information at senatorhughes.com/vote

Voter registration has closed and we’re two weeks away from the 2020 Election. I hope you’re ready to vote! Leaders across Philadelphia, Montgomery County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have stressed the need to have a plan to make sure your vote gets counted. Here’s why: There are nearly nine million registered voters for this upcoming election. Additionally, more than
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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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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.

#NewDeal4NewPA

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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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