Press Releases

Kearney Re-Introduces Breonna’s Law One Year After Shooting

Kearney Re-Introduces Breonna’s Law One Year After Shooting

HARRISBURG (March 15, 2021) – Senator Tim Kearney (D – Delaware/Chester) today re-introduced “Breonna’s Law” to ban no-knock warrants, which allow law enforcement to forcibly enter a person’s home without warning. Senate Bill 296 comes on the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death, which occurred on March 13, 2020.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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.

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