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This month, Senator Yudichak discusses the state budget and education specifically, community colleges.

Major Funding Announced For Luzerne County SHINE

Wilkes-Barre, August 24, 2015 – Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11th), state Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon), and Wilkes University President Patrick Leahy, joined officials from the leading philanthropic organizations in Luzerne County to announce more than  Million dollars in funding for the…   Continue reading →

Luzerne County Shine Receives LSA Grant

Nanticoke July 8, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that Luzerne County SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) has been awarded more than 0,000 in a state grant. The grant is one more than 30 awarded in…   Continue reading →

Yudichak: LSA Grants Fund Education, Economic Development, Public Safety Projects

Nanticoke, July 8, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that Luzerne County projects in the 14th Senatorial District will receive more than $ 7.5 million in state grants through the Luzerne County Local Share Account (LSA). “The…   Continue reading →

Latest Audio

August 24, 2015: In remarks tonight at the Heights Murray Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre, Senator Yudichak said a broad coalition of philanthropic organizations, educators, and local officials are happy to announce that more than $1 million has been raised to fund the Luzerne County SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) afterschool program.  Here are the senator’s remarks.

August 24, 2015: Senator Yudichak makes a major funding announcement for the SHINE afterschool program that will be available this year in five Luzerne County school districts: Wilkes-Barre Area, Hazleton Area, Hanover Area, Greater Nanticoke Area, and Wyoming Valley West.  Here’s more with the Nanticoke state lawmaker.

August 3, 2015: Pennsylvania Moment: If you’re traveling on vacation, on business, or for any reason, Senator Yudichak says to check out PA 511 by phone or online before you leave. You’ll get the latest information on highway conditions, mass transit and airport delays.

July 8, 2015:  Senator Yudichak says Pennsylvania is investing more than 800 thousand dollars in a new after-school program that’s designed to give Luzerne County students a leg up in the economy’s fastest-growing industries.

July 6, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment: Physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly is a very real and significant problem in Pennsylvania. Senator Yudichak says there’s a way to report elder abuse when you witness it.

July 1, 2015: Gov. Tom Wolf last night vetoed a $30.1 billion state budget plan.  Senator Yudichak says he voted against the House and Senate Republican proposal because it failed to address the issue of school property taxes and a fair and reasonable tax on the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry to help pay for public school education.

June 30, 2015: Gov. Tom Wolf today signed a bill into law allowing the transfer of Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.  The bill was sponsored by Senator Yudichak, who had this reaction.