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PA Senate Democrats Announce Comprehensive Police Reform Legislation

PA Senate Democrats Announce Comprehensive Police Reform Legislation

HARRISBURG – June 10, 2020 – Today, members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus announced plans for a comprehensive package of legislation to reform policing in Pennsylvania. Two years ago, members of the caucus introduced police and community relations...

The hard truths of racial injustice

The hard truths of racial injustice

As a member of the Pennsylvania Senate, I am generally reluctant to call out my individual colleagues. I know my fellow senators love our Commonwealth and our country – we just have different ideas about how to best serve our people.

However, times arise when a fellow public servant’s statement demands a response. Senator Mike Regan, my colleague from Cumberland and York counties, recently published an op-ed on the recent protests against police brutality and racial injustices that requires such a response.

Senator Kearney Announces $2.5 Million in School Safety Grants

Senator Kearney Announces $2.5 Million in School Safety Grants

SPRINGFIELD − February 27, 2020 – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware, Chester) today announced the award of $2.5 million in state funding for school safety in Delaware and Chester Counties. “Every child deserves to learn in a safe and nurturing environment,” said...

Sen. Kearney Announces $175,000 in PAsmart Grants for Areas Schools

Sen. Kearney Announces $175,000 in PAsmart Grants for Areas Schools

SPRINGFIELD (January 17, 2020) – Sen. Tim Kearney (D – Chester, Delaware) today announced that four school districts and one intermediate unit in his district will receive $175,000 in targeted grants through the PAsmart Initiative. Funding will be used to expand...

William Penn gets $1M boost in Pa. funding

William Penn gets $1M boost in Pa. funding

A large chunk of state education grant money is heading to William Penn School District classrooms. Local state lawmakers announced that $1 million in various grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education have been awarded to the district, equaling a $500,000...

Delco pols back child sex abuse reform bills; Vitali votes no

Delco pols back child sex abuse reform bills; Vitali votes no

A package of bills involving reform for childhood sexual abuse statute of limitations reform now goes before Gov. Tom Wolf as the Pennsylvania House passed the measure Thursday. The state Senate passed it Wednesday. Only one of Delaware County's legislators, state...