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Welcome to my official website and online office for the 14th District. It is my hope that you will find this site informative and that it will work to strengthen the kind of two-way communication that is essential to our representative democracy. As always, it is a distinct honor to serve as your state Senator. If I can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to call, write or email

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This month, Senator Yudichak discusses the economic impact of tourism in Pennsylvania and specifically, Carbon County.


Yudichak Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule

NANTICOKE, February 26, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today hosted more than 60 residents at Oplinger Towers in Nanticoke for an outreach event to help local seniors apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. “Our seniors are…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Supports Bill Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Public Benefits

HARRISBURG, February 24, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today commented on the Senate passage of legislation that would require proof of citizenship from anyone applying to receive public benefits. “We must continue to take steps to protect Pennsylvania…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Announces $ 300K State Grant for Hazleton Regional Airport

HARRISBURG, February 23, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that Hazleton Regional Airport has been awarded a $ 300,000 state grant through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. The grant will be used to acquire two existing, privately-owned…   Continue reading →

Latest Audio

February 11, 2015: Senator Yudichak gives his reaction to Gov. Wolf’s proposal today for a 5 percent severance tax on the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania.  Here’s more with the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environmental Resources & Energy who commends the governor, does not believe a fair severance tax will drive the industry out of Pennsylvania, but is concerned the proposal eliminates the current impact fee which primarily benefits the communities in which drilling occurs.Marcellus-Severance-Tax-Yudich

February 5, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Senator Yudichak says most Pennsylvania families qualify for free or low-cost health coverage for kids.Pennsylvania-Moment-

January 29, 2015:  Senator Yudichak, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, is applauding the news that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an Executive Order reinstating a moratorium on leasing new oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania’s state forests and parks.drilling-moratorium-yudichak-wrap

January 16, 2015: Senator Yudichak, a Penn State University alumnus, is calling the settlement reached today in the lawsuit against the NCAA a memorable and significant victory for Penn State and the victims of Jerry Sandusky.  Here’s more reaction from the Luzerne County lawmaker:NCAA-PSU-Agreement-Yudichak-Wr

January 6, 2015: The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives began their new two-year legislative session in Harrisburg today as swearing-in ceremonies were held for new and re-elected members of the General Assembly.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who talks about his priorities for the upcoming session.Swearing-In-2015-Yudichak-1

January 5, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Senator Yudichak says Pennsylvania state government has an online resource that can get people the help they need for everything from child care to mortgage problems to paying less in taxes.  Pennsylvania-Moment-