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This month, Senator Yudichak discusses new development in Greater Hazleton.

Yudichak and Pashinski Announce $215,000 DCED Greenways, Recreation, and Trails Grant for Coal Street Redevelopment Authority

HARRISBURG, October 24, 2016 − State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) announced that the Coal Street Redevelopment Authority will receive $215,000 in state funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development Act 13 Greenways, Recreation,…

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Yudichak Announces DCED Greenways, Recreation, and Trails Grants

HARRISBURG, October 24, 2016 − State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that seven projects in Luzerne County will receive over $600,000 in state funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development Act 13 Greenways, Recreation, and Trails program. The grants…

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Statement from Senator Yudichak on RACP Grant Funding Announcement for Innovation Squared

Wilkes-Barre, October 14, 2016 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after joining Governor Tom Wolf and other state and local officials to announce a $2 million state grant for the Innovation Squared project in downtown Wilkes-Barre:…

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October 19, 2016: The Afterschool Caucus, a bi-partisan, House-Senate legislative caucus in Harrisburg, of which Senator Yudichak is a leader, has released a report on the success of afterschool programs in Pennsylvania.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak from today’s State Capitol news conference on “Afterschool: Improving Lives in Pennsylvania.”

October 12, 2016: The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, of which Senator Yudichak is the Democratic Chairman, held a public hearing this week in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, on the Coal Refuse Industry and Reclamation Projects.  Here’s more with the Luzerne County lawmaker who says supporting the industry is important because of jobs that it creates, the renewable energy that it produces, and the environmental remediation that its provides to abandoned mine lands and streams across Pennsylvania.

October 5, 2016:  The month of October is set aside to increase awareness about Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence.  Senator Yudichak has information on both topics.

September 22, 2016: Walk of Honor Ceremony Honoring Vietnam War Veterans to be held Saturday, September 24, at the Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who will be joined by other state and local officials at a special 11:00 a.m. ceremony to honor more than sixty veterans of the Vietnam War and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the War.

September 9, 2016: Senator Yudichak’s remarks from today’s West Pittston Borough news conference on the flood recovery success and the importance of the newly created Luzerne County Small Business Loan Program for those businesses that were damaged by flood waters five years ago.

September 9, 2016: Senator Yudichak joined state lawmakers, local officials and Wyoming Valley residents today to mark the 5th anniversary of the 2011 flood recovery efforts that began in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Lee on communities from West Pittston to Shickshinny.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak on the flood recovery success story and the creation of the Luzerne County Small Business Loan Program which provided the badly needed financial help to those businesses affected by the flooding.

September 6, 2016: Senator Yudichak and Hanover Township officials today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $3.18 million consolidated fire station that will be built on the San Souci Parkway in an effort to provide a more efficient and cost-effective fire department headquarters.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who helped secure a $1 million state grant to help fund the fire station which will take approximately one year to build.

September 2, 2016:  Pennsylvania Moment: The deadline to register to vote in this November’s Presidential election is October 11th. Senator Yudichak reminds state residents that they can now register online to vote (register.votespa.com).

August 11, 2016: The state legislature’s After School Caucus, of which Senator Yudichak is co-chair, yesterday toured the SHINE Program at the Carbon County Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.  Senator Yudichak talks about the importance of the program and its impact on educating our students for careers in the 21st century.

August 5, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak reminds drivers to watch out for highway workers, police and emergency personnel who may be on the shoulder of the road.

July 14, 2016: The Luzerne County Legislative Delegation is proud to announce that the new state budget invests $400,000 in state funding in the SHINE After School Program of Luzerne County at Wilkes University.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who says the money will be used to expand the academic program into additional school districts in Luzerne County.