Back by Popular Demand – Free Paper Shredding Event Nov. 12!

Back by Popular Demand – Free Paper Shredding Event Nov. 12!

Back by Popular Demand – Free Paper Shredding Event Nov. 12! My team and I are once again hosting a free paper shredding event this Saturday, November 12. If you are looking for a way to securely get rid of documents that contain personal information like your social...
Apply Today for Student Loan Debt Relief!

Apply Today for Student Loan Debt Relief!

Apply Today for Student Loan Debt Relief! During my time serving the people of the 7th senatorial district, I’ve been fighting to make higher education more affordable and less of a financial burden for families. Whether it’s working to launch the Keystone Scholars...
Big Win in Harrisburg:  Creating the Teacher Diversity Pipeline

Big Win in Harrisburg: Creating the Teacher Diversity Pipeline

Big Win in Harrisburg: Creating the Teacher Diversity Pipeline Pennsylvania has a problem.A decade ago, the commonwealth certified 20,000 new teachers.Last year, that number was down to just 6,000.   However, we recently enacted some important, bipartisan...
APPLY TODAY: Applications Now Open for Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Program

APPLY TODAY: Applications Now Open for Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Program

When it comes to preventing violence in cities and towns across the commonwealth, my colleagues and I made a key investment with the passing of the ’22-’23 budget:  $105 million for the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.

It takes an all-hands-on-deck approach to combat violence in Pennsylvania, and community-based groups and initiatives are doing tremendous work on the local level.

Getting Justice for Victims of Modern-Day Redlining in Philadelphia

Getting Justice for Victims of Modern-Day Redlining in Philadelphia

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Convenient and Free Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow

Convenient and Free Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow

Convenient and Free Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow Rates still lagging among children in our communities. Take this opportunity to protect them. Nearly two years into this pandemic and now a year after vaccines became available, low-income neighborhoods and communities of...
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.

Hughes and Colleagues Announce Historic Education Plan

Hughes and Colleagues Announce Historic Education Plan

Hughes and Colleagues Announce Historic Education Plan $3.75 billion would be the largest in education funding ever This week, along with House Democrats and education advocates, I announced a school budget plan that would represent the largest investment in public...
Violence Prevention Funding More than Tripled in State Budget

New $15M Investment in Gun Violence Prevention

New $15M Investment in Gun Violence Prevention Additional Funds Raise State Investment to $45M This week, I was joined in West Philadelphia by Gov. Tom Wolf, gun violence victims and violence prevention providers to announce a $15 million increase in funding to...