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...
New Subsidies Make Health Insurance More Affordable

New Subsidies Make Health Insurance More Affordable

New Subsidies Make Health Insurance More Affordable ARP funds provide new help for those who need coverage, but a deadline looms. Pennie is Pennsylvania’s official destination for shopping for quality health insurance plans and accessing financial assistance....
Historic Jobs and Infrastructure Act Poised to Deliver

Historic Jobs and Infrastructure Act Poised to Deliver

Historic Jobs and Infrastructure Act Poised to Deliver We can expect 1.5 million jobs a year, new roads, clean water and a wider internet ​President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris delivered this week on an important promise to make historic investments in...
Open Enrollment for Affordable Health Insurance is Now Open

Open Enrollment for Affordable Health Insurance is Now Open

Open Enrollment for Affordable Health Insurance is Now Open ARP funds provide additional savings for budget minded consumers If you, or someone you know, needs health insurance coverage, now is the time to take those important steps toward peace of mind and healthy...
Vaccine Outreach Grant Deadline Quickly Approaching

Vaccine Outreach Grant Deadline Quickly Approaching

Vaccine Outreach Grant Deadline Quickly Approaching State providing a ‘webinar’ to help applicants learn the process Pennsylvania has made great strides in getting people vaccinated to end the COVID-19 pandemic.  While two-thirds of the total population is at...
PA Pandemic Relief Efforts Tragically Underfunded

PA Pandemic Relief Efforts Tragically Underfunded

PA Pandemic Relief Efforts Tragically Underfunded $7 billion sits in a vault while real need goes unmet across the state Three months ago, shortly after the 2021-22 state budget was passed, I gathered allies and advocates at City Hall in Philadelphia to talk about...
New Vaccine Outreach Grant Program

New Vaccine Outreach Grant Program

New Vaccine Outreach Grant Program New Grant Program to Help Community Heroes Spread the Word Governor Wolf visited Strawberry Mansion today to talk about a new grant program that will support the efforts of community organizations conducting outreach on COVID-19...
This Saturday! Public Safety Awareness Day

This Saturday! Public Safety Awareness Day

This Saturday! Public Safety Awareness Day Join us this Saturday for an event filled with fun things to do and lots of help in preparing for the upcoming election. We’ll be promoting public safety, including some senior self-defense demonstrations, while also helping...
Time Running Out to Apply for Anti-Violence Grants

Time Running Out to Apply for Anti-Violence Grants

Time Running Out to Apply for Anti-Violence Grants Pennsylvania’s current state budget contains more than $24 million to help community groups intervene in the surge of violence that has spread through our neighborhoods since the pandemic started.  However, with only...
$20 Million Now Available to Help Image/Hair Care Businesses

$20 Million Now Available to Help Image/Hair Care Businesses

$20 Million Now Available to Help Image/Hair Care Businesses We continue to push for more help for these critical small businesses After concerted and coordinated effort with our House colleagues, image and hair care businesses that were hit hard by the pandemic will...