Senator Yudichak and Representative Toohil Issue Joint Statement on City of Hazleton Financial Distress Filing
July 27, 2017: The state Senate voted 26-24 in favor of a $2.2 billion revenue package to pay for the $32 billion spending plan the legislature enacted in June. The revenue package contains several new items, including a first-ever severance tax on the extraction of natural gas from Marcellus Shale, but Senator Yudichak says he’s concerned about some regulatory changes that some with the severance tax.
July 18, 2017: Senator Yudichak joined with Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and representatives from more than 30 municipalities from Luzerne County on the banks of the Susquehanna River to announce an innovative regional stormwater management project that could be a springboard for other cooperative efforts between the region’s municipalities.
June 20, 2017: Senator Yudichak was on hand as hundreds of Teamsters gathered on the steps of the State Capitol to protest legislation that they say is designed to cripple or destroy unions.
May 10, 2017: Kids, directors and advocates of after-school programs rallied in the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Senator Yudichak joined other speakers in talking about the need for, and the many accomplishments of, after-school programs.
May 9, 2017: Senator Yudichak is co-sponsor of a Growing Greener III proposal that will provide $315 million in annual investments for environmental conservation, recreation, and preservation projects across the Commonwealth.
March 17, 2017: Senator Yudichak says President Trump’s budget will cripple or eliminate successful after-school programs across Pennsylvania.
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.