Sen. Hughes Comments on Pennsylvania’s Credit Downgrade

Sen. Hughes Comments on Pennsylvania’s Credit Downgrade

HARRISBURG, September 20, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on Pennsylvania’s credit rating downgrade by S&P Global Ratings due to a failure...

Senate Democrats React to Budget Line-Item Veto

Harrisburg – Dec. 29, 2015 – Senate Democrats provided the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s line-item veto of a Republican budget plan. The governor released six months of emergency funding for schools and human service programs, or $23.39 billion of the House...

Senate Hearing Focuses on Budget Impasse’s Impact on Schools

Harrisburg – October 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the devastating impact that the state’s 120-day budget impasse is having on schools across the state. “While many of...

Costa, Hughes: Corbett, Republicans Accountable for $2 Billion Deficit

Harrisburg – Dec. 3, 2014 – Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Phila.) said the $2 billion plus budget deficit disclosed at today’s Mid-Year Budget Briefing should be laid at the...

Senator Hughes Decries Proposed DPW Budget Cuts

HARRISBURG, February 28, 2012 – – Democratic Appropriations Chair Vincent Hughes (D-Phila./Montgomery) took Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander to task regarding egregious cuts to human services proposed by Governor Tom Corbett at the department’s budget hearing today.

Senator Hughes to Talk Proposed Education Budget Cuts at Cook-Wissahickon School

PHILADELPHIA, February 22, 2012 – – In light of Governor Tom Corbett’s budget proposal, which includes deep cuts to basic education, state Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Phila./Montgomery) will tour Cook-Wissahickon Public School and hold a community meeting to discuss public education and the impacts of the proposed budget cuts.

Hughes Says Focus Must be Job Creation, Economic Investment

PHILADELPHIA, February 9, 2012 – Responding to Governor Tom Corbett’s budget address, which lacks a plan to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy, Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) held a news conference today to discuss a plan to boost job creation and economic investment in Pennsylvania.

Senator Hughes: Governor’s Budget Proposal Hurts Pennsylvania’s People, Economy

“With this budget address, Governor Corbett has once again proven his disconnect with Pennsylvania citizens. Despite what the governor may have said today, the reality is Pennsylvania’s job creation has been stagnant, economic development is at a standstill and public education – which is still dealing with last year’s billion dollar body blow – is getting hit again.

Senate Democrats Say Budget Should Move PA Forward

Harrisburg – January 25, 2012 – Senate Democrats, led by Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Appropriations Chair Vincent Hughes and others, today called on the governor to make job creation, tax fairness, education funding, shale and the restoration of funds for safety net programs budget priorities.

Democrats to Governor Corbett, GOP legislature: Where’s the leadership?

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – Democratic leaders from the state House and Senate joined together today to urge Governor Tom Corbett and leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature to end their extreme ideological crusade and to begin leading on the issues that matter to working, middle-class families.

Sen. Hughes Warns of Looming Budget Deficit’s Local Impact

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2010 — State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes today urged local community leaders to spread the word about the upcoming battle in the legislature as a looming deficit threatens funding for local programs. “If you are not out there spreading the...

Sens. Costa and Hughes Outline Budget Challenges Ahead

Harrisburg, December 16 — Immediately following the Governor’s mid-year budget report, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Appropriations Chairman Vincent Hughes reiterated their priorities as the legislature prepares for a new term and what promises to...

Hughes and Local Leaders to Address Impact of Severe State Budget Cuts

WHO: State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.)and a broad coalition of public and private sector leaders from across the region WHAT: Strategy session to address severe impact of current state budget cuts and the worsening fiscal crisis projected for next year WHEN:...