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Pennsylvania Report

Pennsylvania Report  is a monthly television program, produced by Senate Democrats. This month topics are Minimum Wage, Marcellus Shale Gas Tax & Domestic Violence

Yudichak Applauds Reinstatement of Drilling Moratorium in State Parks, Forests

NANTICOKE, January 29, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s Executive Order that that reinstates a drilling moratorium in Pennsylvania state forests and state parks: “I applaud Gov. Wolf for taking…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Releases Statement on PSU Settlement

NANTICOKE, January 16, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today released the following statement regarding the settlement reached in the Corman/McCord lawsuit against the NCAA. “There have been many memorable victories in the history of Penn State University, and…   Continue reading →

Yudichak, County Officials Announce Plan to Transfer Moon Lake Park to DCNR

WILKES-BARRE, January 16, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today joined a host of local and state officials at the Luzerne County Courthouse to announce plans to transfer the ownership of Moon Lake Park to the state Department of…   Continue reading →

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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-

December 18, 2014: Senator  Yudichak is bringing the SHINE after-school program to Luzerne County after ten years of success elsewhere in the state.  He says it could prove to be the resource Pennsylvania’s struggling school districts need to help at-risk studentsShine-Program-Yudichak-Wrap

December 3, 2014:  Sen. Yudichak  released this statement in response to Governor Tom Corbett’s mid-year budget briefing that reported an over $2 billion budget deficit.Sen.Yudichak-Mid-Year-Budget-B

December 2, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Senator Yudichak says a good way to get in the spirit of holiday giving is to help out your local food bank.Pennsylvania-Moment-

November 24, 2014:  The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office announced more than 200 arrests of drug dealers in Harrisburg as its Mobile Street Crimes Unit finished an eight-month investigation of drug trafficking in Pennsylvania’s capital city. Senator Yudichak was instrumental in getting funding for the Unit from the state legislature, and he’d like to see it expand.mobile-street-crime-unit-Harrisburg

November 5, 2014: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak says the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking applications to help those who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter.Pennsylvania-Moment-