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Kearney Introduces “Breonna’s Law” to Ban No-Knock Warrants

Kearney Introduces “Breonna’s Law” to Ban No-Knock Warrants

HARRISBURG (August 19, 2020) – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware, Chester) today introduced "Breonna's Law" to ban no-knock warrants, which allow law enforcement to forcibly enter a person's home without warning. The bill is named after Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old...

Kearney Announces $1.4 Million in Affordable Housing Grants

Kearney Announces $1.4 Million in Affordable Housing Grants

HARRISBURG − August 13, 2020 – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware, Chester) today announced the award of $1.4 million in state funding for affordable housing programs in Delaware and Chester Counties. “Everyone should have a decent, affordable, and safe place to call...

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...