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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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Senator Yudichak Applauds Lehigh Valley Health Network Investment in Hazleton

Harrisburg, March 21, 2017 — The Lehigh Valley Health Network announced today a major investment at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton that will significantly expand the hospital’s facilities in downtown Hazleton as well as its regional operations to better transition its healthcare…
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Senator Yudichak Concerned Budget Cuts to EPA Will Harm Pennsylvania

Nanticoke, March 17, 2017 — State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s budget that proposes significant cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”): "Every Pennsylvanian's fundamental right to clean air…
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Senator Yudichak Calls for Creation of Task Force to Investigate Threat of Lead Exposure in PA

Nanticoke, February 28, 2017— Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and other lawmakers will soon re-introduce a resolution (SR 33) that creates a bipartisan task force to investigate the scope of Pennsylvania’s lead exposure problem and recommend changes to existing laws,…
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February 7, 2017:  Senator Yudichak says Governor Wolf’s budget proposal has not called for broad based taxes and state spending will only increase 1.8% compared with the last fiscal year. The budget estimates $2 billion in savings from consolidating state programs, merging government departments, and curtailing spending.

January 23, 2017:  Here’s Senator Yudichak talking about Monday’s hearing at the Capitol in Harrisburg.  The Senate Judiciary Committee joined with the Democratic and Republican Policy Committees to look at the proposed closure of two state prisons in June – the state Department of Corrections is looking at five prisons across the state, including SCI-Retreat, and says it will decide by this Thursday which two to close.

January 18, 2017:  Pennsylvania Moment: Winter weather can cause hazards and delays for drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Senator Yudichak advises you to be prepared by checking Turnpike conditions before you head out.

January 9, 2017:  The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently announced it’s looking to close two state prisons in an effort to save money.  Senator Yudichak is just one of the lawmakers saying such closings would devastate the economies of the municipalities that host those prisons.