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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

Pennsylvania Report TV Show

This month, Senator Yudichak discusses the State Budget.

Reading Event Highlights Holiday Book Drive to Benefit SHINE Students

Wilkes-Barre Township, November 24th, 2015 – Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11th) and State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) read to students from the SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) program this evening at the Barnes and Noble store in the Arena Hub…   Continue reading →

Statement from Senator John Yudichak on Contract to Extinguish Jeanesville Mine Fire

Harrisburg, November 24, 2015 – The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded Hazleton Shaft Company a .35 Million contract to extinguish the Jeanesville Mine Fire in Banks Township, Carbon County. Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement:…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Comments on Property Tax Elimination Bill

Harrisburg, November 23th, 2015 – The Senate today voted 25 to 24 against legislation that would have eliminated property taxes in Pennsylvania. Sen. John Yudichak, who co-authored the legislation to eliminate school property taxes, made the following statement: “I applaud…   Continue reading →

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November 23, 2015:  The Senate voted 25 to 24 against legislation that would have eliminated property taxes in Pennsylvania. Here are Senator Yudichak’s remarks on the floor of the Senate prior to the vote, encouraging a “yes” vote on the legislation. Sen.Yudichak co-authored the legislation to eliminate school property taxes. He says although the vote to advance property tax elimination failed, he fully intends to continue the fight to lift the burden of this unfair tax on the homeowners of Pennsylvania.

November 18, 2015: In remarks on the Senate Floor today, Senator Yudichak acknowledged and thanked Justice Correale Stevens for his service, contributions, and ability to provide stability to the state Supreme Court which was going through a difficult time when he was appointed 2 1/2 years ago to fill a vacancy on the high court.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak on Justice Stevens who will leave the Supreme Court in January after serving a total of more than 35 years in public office.

November 16, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps to make sure every home stays warm during the winter. Senator Yudichak has more information about how to enroll in the program.

October 20, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Only 86 percent of Pennsylvania’s kindergarteners have all the vaccinations they need to protect them from potentially deadly diseases. Senator Yudichak says parents can get the information they need from a website run by the PA Department of Health.

September 8, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment: If you’re looking for a job, Senator Yudichak says the first place to check out is your local Career Link office.