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Domestic Violence

Senator Hughes proposes housing trust fund for abuse victims, survivors in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

PHILADELPHIA – October 2, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced his proposal to create a trust fund that increases funding for programs that provide housing access to victims fleeing abusive situations such as domestic...

Senator Hughes is here to help you get your finances in order!

Come to his 5-week financial empowerment series to find out how Are you struggling to pay bills? Having trouble keeping up with your mortgage payments? Or do you just want to get better at managing your money? Senator Hughes wants to help. He is launching a five-week...
technical school

Sen. Hughes praises education bill that would change the term “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools”

HARRISBURG – September 25, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that language from his bill to change “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools” was amended into House Bill 265. The language from Senate...
6 Easy Voting Steps

It’s National Voter Registration Day! Get registered, be educated!

https://www.facebook.com/vincent.hughes.7/videos/2102709626689750/ Philadelphia is one of the first municipalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that has new voting machines and Senator Hughes wants to make sure voters know how to use the new machines...
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State senators announce inaugural Safe2Say Something Week in Pa.

HARRISBURG – September 23, 2019 – The Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously supported a resolution from state Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), and Scott Martin (R-Lancaster), designating September 23-29 as “Safe2Say...
Telephone Town Hall - September 24, 2019

Guests from CeaseFirePA, PFT join Sen. Hughes for telephone town hall on gun violence, toxic schools

Continuing his fight to end gun violence in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, Senator Hughes will host a telephone Town hall at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. CeaseFirePA Executive Director Shira Goodman will join the senator for this important discussion on...

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Sen. Hughes announces $330K in development grants in the 7th Senatorial District

PHILADELPHIA – September 18, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that $330,000 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants had been awarded to three projects in the 7th Senatorial District. Sen. Hughes thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration, as well as the CFA, for the investing in projects aimed providing growth opportunities to numerous initiatives across the Pennsylvania.
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Gov. Wolf Announces Initiative for a Lead-Free Pennsylvania with Support from Sen. Hughes

Philadelphia, PA – August 28, 2019 − Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled his initiative to create a lead-free Pennsylvania by calling on the legislature to increase access to blood testing for children in alignment with federal guidelines, increasing local response efforts, and planning for training of more certified lead abatement professionals. The governor was joined at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s
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Sen. Hughes announces plans to introduce bill that would protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from additional trauma

Harrisburg, PA – August 28, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans to introduce new legislation that would add safeguards to help prevent revictimization and additional trauma to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in certain criminal cases. The proposed legislation would limit the circumstances in which material warrants can be issued. Under current law, material witness
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Sen. Hughes joins Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for campaign launch commemorating 400 Years of African American history in Pa. 

Harrisburg, PA —August 21, 2019 – To honor the deep, rich, and impactful contributions of African Americans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Tuesday to launch a social media campaign commemorating the history of African Americans in Pennsylvania. The first marker highlighted in this campaign was the Pennsylvania
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Sen. Hughes releases statement supporting Gov. Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence, calls for majority leaders to act on existing gun legislation

Philadelphia, PA − August 16, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement supporting Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence: “As a result of some excellent policing along with a few miracles, no police officers or citizens died in Wednesday’s horrifying confrontation in Philadelphia. I really don’t believe people comprehend how tragic that
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Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address   wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Harrisburg, PA – August 14, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans for two pieces of legislation aimed at curbing wrongful convictions and imprisonment in the commonwealth. The first piece of legislation would set guidelines for interrogation practices, mandating that the entirety of an interrogation is recorded. Having a record of each interrogation would serve to protect the
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safe2Say Something

Senators Hughes, Browne tout early returns on Safe2Say Something program following release of annual report 

Harrisburg – August. 5, 2019 – State Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) praised the results of the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) anonymous threat reporting program following the first annual report by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) released Thursday. The OAG reported that 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14, 2019, through the
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Sen. Hughes announces $20 million in state grants in the 7th Senatorial District

Harrisburg, PA − August 1, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that $20 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants were awarded in the 7th Senatorial District.Sen. Hughes thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for his continued support of development in the district and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the RACP grants. The $20 million in grants were
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Members of the General Assembly Ask Governor Wolf for a State Of Emergency To Address Pennsylvanians Living in Poverty

Harrisburg, Pa. − August 1, 2019 − Today, Democratic members from the Pennsylvania House and Senate are asking Governor Tom Wolf to declare a state of emergency to address the needs created by the elimination of the state’s General Assistance program. General Assistance was terminated, effective August 1st and there are no state resources lined up to fill the gaps
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Sen. Hughes joins Gov. Wolf at announcement for $4.3 million to improve conditions at Philadelphia school buildings

PHILADELPHIA – July 31, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf is providing $4.3 million in state funding for lead paint stabilization at Philadelphia school buildings. The governor was joined by members of Philadelphia’s legislative delegation, School District of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers at the Edward Heston School for the announcement today. “No parent should have to worry about the
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Senator Hughes and Rev. Gregory Holston

Our children desperately need solutions to toxic schools

We rang the bell and started another school year Tuesday, Sept. 3. Public school students all over the city of Philadelphia were welcomed to their schools with high fives, handshakes and words of encouragement from city officials, public servants, celebrities and other people like Senator Hughes who are rooting for their success. It was a great start to the year
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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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