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Kearney Announces Committee Assignments for 2021-22 Session

Kearney Announces Committee Assignments for 2021-22 Session

SPRINGFIELD − January 15, 2021 – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) today announced his committee assignments for the 2021-22 session. He will serve on the Local Government (minority chair), Appropriations, Education, Transportation, and Labor & Industry...

PA Senate Democrats Release Statement on Violent Protest in DC

PA Senate Democrats Release Statement on Violent Protest in DC

Harrisburg, PA – January 6, 2021 – The PA Senate Democrats released the following statement on the violent protest today in the nation’s Capitol: The First Amendment is one of our most sacred. It is not political and it is not partisan. The rights to free speech,...

Senator Kearney Calls for Senator Mastriano’s Resignation

Senator Kearney Calls for Senator Mastriano’s Resignation

SPRINGFIELD – January 6, 2021 – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) today called for the immediate resignation of Senator Doug Mastriano (R – Cumberland/Franklin/York). “Doug Mastriano is a sitting senator who has actively organized a violent insurrection in an...

Senator Kearney Issues Statement on Senator Brewster

Senator Kearney Issues Statement on Senator Brewster

HARRISBURG − January 5, 2021 – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) today issued the following statement on Senate Republicans’ refusal to seat Senator Jim Brewster (D – Allegheny/Westmoreland). “What happened today in the Pennsylvania Senate was an...

Kearney, Comitta, Santarsiero to Hold Virtual Townhall on COVID-19 Vaccine

Kearney, Comitta, Santarsiero to Hold Virtual Townhall on COVID-19 Vaccine

WEST CHESTER (December 29, 2020) – State Senator-Elect Carolyn Comitta, state Senator Tim Kearney, and state Senator Steve Santarsiero will hold a virtual townhall meeting with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to answer residents’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and discuss the Commonwealth’s vaccination plan.

Senator Kearney Announces $7.5 Million in Local Grants

Senator Kearney Announces $7.5 Million in Local Grants

SPRINGFIELD − December 23, 2020 – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) today announced $7.5 million in state grants will go to projects across Delaware County. “These funds will support incredibly important projects that will reach so many people throughout...

Senator Kearney Announces $3.8 Million in Local Grants

Senator Kearney Announces $3.8 Million in Local Grants

HARRISBURG (December 10, 2020) – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) today announced the award of $3.8 million in state grants for Delaware and Chester Counties. The funds, approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, support a variety of...

Senator Kearney Re-Introduces Breonna’s Law

Senator Kearney Re-Introduces Breonna’s Law

HARRISBURG (December 8, 2020) – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) today announced he will re-introduce “Breonna’s Law” to ban no-knock warrants, which allow law enforcement to forcibly enter a person’s home without warning. Kearney introduced the bill in the...

Senator Kearney Votes Against State Budget

Senator Kearney Votes Against State Budget

HARRISBURG (November 20, 2020) – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) joined 17 other members of the Pennsylvania Senate in voting against the 2020-21 state budget. During his remarks on Friday evening, Kearney explained his decision to vote against the budget:...

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.