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This month, Senator Yudichak discusses the state budget and education specifically, community colleges.

Luzerne County Shine Receives LSA Grant

Nanticoke July 8, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that Luzerne County SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) has been awarded more than 0,000 in a state grant. The grant is one more than 30 awarded in…   Continue reading →

Yudichak: LSA Grants Fund Education, Economic Development, Public Safety Projects

Nanticoke, July 8, 2015 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that Luzerne County projects in the 14th Senatorial District will receive more than $ 7.5 million in state grants through the Luzerne County Local Share Account (LSA). “The…   Continue reading →

Yudichak: Partisan Budget Puts Politics Ahead of Progress

Harrisburg, June 29, 2015 – Following the state Senate’s 30 to 19 party line vote in favor of a Republican-sponsored .1 billion state budget, Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) released the following statement: “This budget proposal (House Bill 1192) neglects property…   Continue reading →

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August 3, 2015: Pennsylvania Moment: If you’re traveling on vacation, on business, or for any reason, Senator Yudichak says to check out PA 511 by phone or online before you leave. You’ll get the latest information on highway conditions, mass transit and airport delays.

July 8, 2015:  Senator Yudichak says Pennsylvania is investing more than 800 thousand dollars in a new after-school program that’s designed to give Luzerne County students a leg up in the economy’s fastest-growing industries.

July 6, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment: Physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly is a very real and significant problem in Pennsylvania. Senator Yudichak says there’s a way to report elder abuse when you witness it.

July 1, 2015: Gov. Tom Wolf last night vetoed a $30.1 billion state budget plan.  Senator Yudichak says he voted against the House and Senate Republican proposal because it failed to address the issue of school property taxes and a fair and reasonable tax on the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry to help pay for public school education.

June 30, 2015: Gov. Tom Wolf today signed a bill into law allowing the transfer of Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.  The bill was sponsored by Senator Yudichak, who had this reaction.

June 24, 2015: Calling it “moving the ball forward,” Senator Yudichak says he’s encouraged by a Senate Democratic bill that would cut or eliminate school property taxes for all Pennsylvania property owners.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak on the Home Rebate Plan from today’s State Capitol news conference.

June 9, 2015:  Two state Senate Committees, one of them chaired by Senator Yudichak,  held a joint hearing at the state Capitol to take a closer look at the safety of freight rail lines, especially those carrying crude oil.

June 5, 2015: Pennsylvania Moment: Whether it’s a short trip or a summer vacation, Senator Yudichak says the PA Turnpike makes it easy to plan your trip.

June 1, 2015:  Two state Senate committees heard testimony about Governor Wolf’s proposal to impose a five-percent tax on Marcellus Shale gas drilling, with the money going to fund education. Senator Yudichak says it’s a matter of fairness.

May 27, 2015:  Senator Yudichak, an alumnus of Penn State,  says the university’s Board of Trustees is moving in the wrong direction, and he’s introducing legislation to get them back on track.

May 6, 2015:  Senator  Yudichak  praised Senate passage of his bill, SB 699, to transfer Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

May 6, 2015: Pennsylvania Moment: Warmer weather can get homeowners thinking about home improvements. Senator Yudichak advises them to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s list of registered contractors before the work has started.

May 5, 2015: Senator Yudichak, students, parents, educators and advocates came together at a State Capitol rally today in support of afterschool programs for all Pennsylvania children.  The Nanticoke lawmaker highlighted the Carbon/Schuylkill SHINE afterschool program and announced that a new afterschool legislative caucus is being formed.  Here’s more from today’s rally with Senator Yudichak.

May 5, 2015: A Hazleton native has been approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee for the position of Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who introduced Major General James Joseph at today’s committee hearing and Joseph’s opening statement.