Senator Vincent Hughes

Sen. Hughes Issues Statement Regarding State Supreme Court Act 77 Ruling

HARRISBURG, PA – August 2, 2022 – In response to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s 5-2 ruling Tuesday upholding the state’s mail-in voting law as constitutional, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) issued the following statement: “I am pleased...
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Following Hughes’ Continued Calls for Action, Investigation, DOJ and AG Announce Major Redlining Settlement

Philadelphia – July 27, 2022 – Four years after being called to action by Sen. Vincent Hughes, today federal and state leaders announced a major, historic settlement with a former top mortgage lender over accusations of redlining and housing discrimination in the...
Senator Hughes Announces Housing Investment Plan

Dramatic Increase in Housing Funds a Key Component of New State Budget

Total investment in affordable housing jumps eight fold,  from $55 million a year ago to more than $435 million over the next year For years before the COVID-19 pandemic ruptured the economy, we saw a growing housing crisis in low-income neighborhoods as...
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Historic State Budget Takes Broad Approach to Community Safety

In addition to violence prevention grants, public safety and prosecution get a boost While the news that Pennsylvania’s commitment to violence intervention programs represented a huge victory for advocates in Philadelphia, it was only part of the story in how our...
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Violence Prevention Funding More than Tripled in State Budget

Just a year after a historic first-ever investment in community programs, $105 million is budgeted In last year’s state budget, we were able to secure more than $30 million for programs aimed at curbing the community violence that surged along with the COVID-19...
Democrats Deliver on Increasing safety in our schools

Historic Education Package Includes Funding for Mental Health, School Safety

In all, Gov. Wolf and allies in the General Assembly have raised education commitment by 40 percent since 2013In our most recent On the Issues I talked about the historic new funding for basic education and the Level-Up program which aims to boost the state’s 100 most...

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Senator Vincent Hughes

Sen. Hughes Issues Statement Regarding State Supreme Court Act 77 Ruling

HARRISBURG, PA August 2, 2022 – In response to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s 5-2 ruling Tuesday upholding the state’s mail-in voting law as constitutional, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) issued the following statement: “I am pleased to see this ruling and to see democracy prevail. Act 77 is a historic, bipartisan measure that gave all Pennsylvanians a safe,
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Attorney General Shapiro and Vincent Hughes

Following Hughes’ Continued Calls for Action, Investigation, DOJ and AG Announce Major Redlining Settlement

Philadelphia July 27, 2022 – Four years after being called to action by Sen. Vincent Hughes, today federal and state leaders announced a major, historic settlement with a former top mortgage lender over accusations of redlining and housing discrimination in the Philadelphia metro area, as well as surrounding communities in New Jersey and Delaware. The settlement of more than
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Hughes Praises Passage of Continued Bipartisan Justice Reform 

HARRISBURG, July 8, 2022 − State Sen. Vincent Hughes today praised the passage of a bipartisan legislative package that advances criminal justice reform in Pennsylvania by protecting crime victims and making it easier for them to collect compensation. “The crime problems that have plagued Pennsylvania communities for years and peaked during the pandemic have deep roots and complex causes,” Hughes
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Getting Justice for Victims of Modern-Day Redlining in Philadelphia

After years of our team pushing for investigations, accountability, and justice, state and federal leaders announce historic settlement
For years, my team and I have fought for people of color to have the right to make their American dream of owning a home come true. Four years ago, in February of 2018, when I read the bombshell report “Kept Out” Modern-day
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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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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
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