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Pennsylvania Report

Pennsylvania Report  is a monthly television program, produced by Senate Democrats. This month topics are Minimum Wage, Marcellus Shale Gas Tax & Domestic Violence

It’s Time for Luzerne County Children to SHINE

LARKSVILLE, December 18, 2014 – Congressman Lou Barletta, state Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon), Wilkes University president Patrick Leahy and Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 Executive Director Anthony Grieco joined dozens of educators, business leaders and students at State Street Elementary School…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Offers Statement at Penn State Board of Trustees Meeting

 NANTICOKE, December 15, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today presented the following statement at a meeting of the Penn State University Board of Trustees: Good afternoon. I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts on the two most…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Reacts to Mid-Year Budget Briefing

NANTICOKE, December 3, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Corbett’s mid-year budget briefing that reported an over billion budget deficit. “The ghost of partisan rhetoric lingers as the…   Continue reading →

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December 18, 2014: Senator  Yudichak is bringing the SHINE after-school program to Luzerne County after ten years of success elsewhere in the state.  He says it could prove to be the resource Pennsylvania’s struggling school districts need to help at-risk studentsShine-Program-Yudichak-Wrap

December 3, 2014:  Sen. Yudichak  released this statement in response to Governor Tom Corbett’s mid-year budget briefing that reported an over $2 billion budget deficit.Sen.Yudichak-Mid-Year-Budget-B

December 2, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Senator Yudichak says a good way to get in the spirit of holiday giving is to help out your local food bank.Pennsylvania-Moment-

November 24, 2014:  The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office announced more than 200 arrests of drug dealers in Harrisburg as its Mobile Street Crimes Unit finished an eight-month investigation of drug trafficking in Pennsylvania’s capital city. Senator Yudichak was instrumental in getting funding for the Unit from the state legislature, and he’d like to see it expand.mobile-street-crime-unit-Harrisburg

November 5, 2014: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak says the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking applications to help those who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter.Pennsylvania-Moment-

October 7, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak says the state Department of Aging has a toll-free hotline anyone can call to get answers to questions about how to care for an aging loved one.Pennsylvania-Moment-

October 1, 2014:  Recently it was alleged that employees of the state Health Department were instructed to ignore public complaints about the health effects of fracking in Marcellus Shale areas of the state. At the suggestion of Senator Yudichak, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on that topic at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. Here are Senator Yuichak’s opening and closing remarks at the hearing.Fracking-Health-Hearing-Sen.Yu

September 17, 2014: Senator Yudichak is inviting the public to an October 1st Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the handling of Marcellus Shale drilling-related health complaints by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak:Policy-Hearing-Health-Complain

September 16, 2014: The Senate Finance Committee today approved legislation that would bring an end to school property taxes in Pennsylvania.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak, a strong supporter of Senate Bill 76, which he says will release homeowners from the grips of unaffordable property tax bills while ensuring that our public schools are adequately funded.SB-76-Committee-Vote-Yudichak-

September 8, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers the health needs of all Pennsylvania’s children. Senator Yudichak says all parents should check to see if their children are eligible.Pennsylvania-Moment-