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

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

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

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...
Historic State Budget Takes Broad Approach to Community Safety

Historic State Budget Takes Broad Approach to Community Safety

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...
Violence Prevention Funding More than Tripled in State Budget

Violence Prevention Funding More than Tripled in State Budget

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...
New PA Budget Delivers Historic Education Investment

New PA Budget Delivers Historic Education Investment

New PA Budget Delivers Historic Education Investment $1.1 billion increase, much of it through ‘Level Up’ to help disadvantaged schools In a significant victory for allies and advocates, the state budget signed by Gov. Tom Wolf last week delivered historic new funding...
Hughes Praises Passage of Continued Bipartisan Justice Reform 

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...
Hughes Statement Regarding Dobbs Decision

Hughes Statement Regarding Dobbs Decision

Philadelphia, PA − June 24, 2022 − State Sen. Vincent Hughes today released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “Today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade devastates a women’s...
Senate Democrats Support Pres. Biden’s Call for State Gas Tax Holiday

Senate Democrats Support Pres. Biden’s Call for State Gas Tax Holiday

Harrisburg, PA – June 22, 2022 – Today, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats held a press conference shortly after President Joe Biden made a call to federal and state law makers to pause gas taxes.   “Our stance is simple; we are calling on state Republicans to join us...
Senate Passes Hughes Workforce Development Plan

Senate Passes Hughes Workforce Development Plan

Harrisburg, June 22, 2022 – The Senate today passed a workforce development initiative authored by Sen. Vincent Hughes that will help those preparing students for the workforce better predict what employers will be looking for when they enter the job market. Hughes’...
Deadline for Tax and Rent Relief Extended

Deadline for Tax and Rent Relief Extended

Deadline for Tax and Rent Relief Extended Each year, thousands who qualify fail to apply. Now they have until the end of the year. The deadline for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 has been extended from...
Hughes, Fiedler, Rally with Educators for Full School Funding

Hughes, Fiedler, Rally with Educators for Full School Funding

PHILADELPHIA − May 12, 2022 − With Pennsylvania sitting on more than $8 billion in excess revenue, and a dismal national ranking for school equity, state Sen. Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler held a pre-budget school funding rally in South Philadelphia today...
You’re Invited to an Open House on Saturday

You’re Invited to an Open House on Saturday

You’re Invited to an Open House on Saturday Breakfast, refreshments and lots of vital information will be available at my West Philadelphia District Office CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! I’m hoping to see you this Saturday May 14 from 9 a.m. until noon for an Open House...
Hughes Announces $7.5 million for Local Redevelopment Projects

Hughes Announces $7.5 million for Local Redevelopment Projects

HARRISBURG ± April 26, 2022 – Community development projects in the 7th Senate District have been awarded $7.5 million state funds, Sen. Vincent Hughes announced today.  The grants will be awarded through Pennsylvania’s highly competitive Redevelopment Assistance...
Investing in Our Youth Through Sports in North Philadelphia

Investing in Our Youth Through Sports in North Philadelphia

Investing in Our Youth Through Sports in North Philadelphia Key state official visits ‘West Philly’s Main Street’ to chart a path forward Continuing his focus on reinvesting in communities to revitalize neighborhoods, Senator Hughes guided a $2.5 million state...
Free Tax Help Available as Deadline Approaches

Free Tax Help Available as Deadline Approaches

Free Tax Help Available as Deadline Approaches CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! As the federal tax filing deadline approaches, I’m holding a series of interactive zoom events to help you and your family navigate the tax season and all the new benefits available to you and...
Reinvest to Revitalize Tour

Reinvest to Revitalize Tour

Reinvest to Revitalize Tour Key state official visits ‘West Philly’s Main Street’ to chart a path forward Only days after his official nomination, Pennsylvania’s top economic development official spent a recent day in West Philadelphia touring important and historic...
Wolf Proposes Historic Education Budget

Wolf Proposes Historic Education Budget

Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his last annual budget address this week, calling for historic investments in education, along with bolstering workforce development, criminal justice reform and raising the minimum wage.

The plan has the potential to reverse generations of systemic inequity in education funding and comes with no increase in taxes.