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Small Business

PA Senate Democrats & CDFI Network Announce $96 Million in Small Business Grants

Statewide, Pa. – August 10, 2020 – The Pennsylvania CDFI Network and the PA State Senator Democrats today announced $96 million in grant awards under the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program. The small businesses that have been...
Telephone Town Hall -August 6, 2020

Join Sen. Hughes for a community conversation about educating Philadelphia children during the COVID-19 crisis

Philadelphia Community Stakeholders to lead dialogue on needs and concerns to ensure a successful school year Philadelphia’s public schools will begin the academic year online and I want to invite you to a conversation with the Philadelphia Community Stakeholders to...
Shapiro and Hughes

Safe2Say Nears 50k Tips, Shows Increased Need in Second Annual Report

HARRISBURG − August 3, 2020  − Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office has issued the second annual Safe2Say report. The report tracks data received during the 2019-2020 school year, starting July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. “Safe2Say...
Heroes Act

Tell Sen. Toomey to support the HEROES Act

Our people need a comprehensive recovery planOur communities are still reeling from the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and are in desperate need of help from the federal government. As a means to help those who are struggling across this nation, the U.S. House of...
Hazard Pay for frontline workers

New $50 million hazard pay program now accepting applications

Grants would give $3 per hour pay increase to front-line workersPennsylvania is offering $50 million in grants to provide hazard pay to front-line workers in a number of fields that sustain the commonwealth’s essential services. Employees earning less than $20 per...
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Senator Hughes announces $50 million hazard pay grant program for front-line workers

Philadelphia — July 16, 2020 — State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) proudly announced a $50 million fund to provide hazard pay increases to front-line workers in health care, social assistance, transit, food manufacturing, food retail,...

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Small Business

PA Senate Democrats & CDFI Network Announce $96 Million in Small Business Grants

Statewide, Pa. – August 10, 2020 – The Pennsylvania CDFI Network and the PA State Senator Democrats today announced $96 million in grant awards under the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program. The small businesses that have been approved for awards span all 67 Pennsylvania counties. “These grants and the relief they will provide are testament to what
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Shapiro and Hughes

Safe2Say Nears 50k Tips, Shows Increased Need in Second Annual Report

HARRISBURG August 3, 2020 − Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office has issued the second annual Safe2Say report. The report tracks data received during the 2019-2020 school year, starting July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. “Safe2Say Something PA empowers students, teachers, and administrators to anonymously report potentially unsafe activities in schools,” Attorney General
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Senator Vincent Hughes

Senator Hughes announces $50 million hazard pay grant program for front-line workers

Philadelphia — July 16, 2020 — State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) proudly announced a $50 million fund to provide hazard pay increases to front-line workers in health care, social assistance, transit, food manufacturing, food retail, security and janitorial services fields. Workers making less than $20 an hour would receive a $3 per hour pay increase over a 10-week span, giving
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Telephone Town Hall -August 6, 2020

Join Sen. Hughes for a community conversation about educating Philadelphia children during the COVID-19 crisis

Philadelphia Community Stakeholders to lead dialogue on needs and concerns to ensure a successful school year Philadelphia’s public schools will begin the academic year online and I want to invite you to a conversation with the Philadelphia Community Stakeholders to discuss the important issues. The telephone town hall will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 6. You can RSVP
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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!

District Office

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