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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...

Local lawmakers discuss support for brain injury community

Local lawmakers discuss support for brain injury community

HARRISBURG—Pennsylvanians living with traumatic and acquired brain injuries came to the state capitol this week to share their stories of survival, recovery, and hope. State Senator Andy Dinniman, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Brain Injury Caucus, helped...

Dinniman, Kearney Discuss Support for Brain Injury Community

Dinniman, Kearney Discuss Support for Brain Injury Community

HARRISBURG − October 23, 2019 – Pennsylvanians living with traumatic and acquired brain injuries came to the state capitol this week to share their stories of survival, recovery, and hope. State Senator Andy Dinniman, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Brain...

County to get more than $1M in state grants

County to get more than $1M in state grants

State Sens. Tom Killion, R-9 of Middletown, and Tim Kearney, D-26, of Swarthmore, announced more than $1 million in grants will be coming into the county for various projects. Killion announced this week that $661,829 in state grants has been slated for five projects...

Sen. Kearney Releases Statement on the Charges Against Sen. Folmer

Sen. Kearney Releases Statement on the Charges Against Sen. Folmer

SPRINGFIELD, PA − September 18, 2019 – Sen. Tim Kearney (D – Delaware, Chester) issued the following statement on the charges against Sen. Michael Folmer. “The charges against Senator Folmer are deeply troubling and beyond reprehensible. As elected officials, we are...

Kearney looks to close loophole on child victim testimony

Kearney looks to close loophole on child victim testimony

State Sen. Tim Kearney, D-26 of Swarthmore, has announced plans to introduce legislation that would fix a loophole allowing accused child abusers to cross-examine their victims in state agency administrative proceedings. “A child's welfare should be our paramount...