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Yudichak Lauds Business Investment Bill in Budget Package

Wilkes-Barre, July 15, 2016 – Calling it a good way to boost the state’s economic growth, State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today praised an item in the new budget that makes state grant and loan dollars available for shovel-ready business…

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PA Budget Includes Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation Tax Credit to Help Create Jobs and Restore Mine Lands

Harrisburg, July 15, 2016 – The recently enacted Pennsylvania state budget includes the Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation Tax Credit Program to assist companies who create jobs and help restore mine scarred land. For the first time in Pennsylvania history,…

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Luzerne County Legislative Delegation Announces $400,000 for SHINE After School Program

Harrisburg, July 13, 2016 – The Luzerne County Legislative Delegation today announced that the new state budget invests $400,000 in state funding in the SHINE After School Program of Luzerne County at Wilkes University. Luzerne County SHINE is an evidence…

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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.


July 5, 2016:  Senator  Yudichak was joined by federal, state and local officials this morning to cut the ribbon to re-open the Coal Street Bridge in Plymouth Township, which had been damaged in a flash flood in 2011.

July 5, 2016:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Lyme disease has been found in all 67 Pennsylvania counties. Senator Yudichak has some simple tips to help everyone avoid Lyme disease this summer, as well as the West Nile and Zika viruses carried by mosquitoes.

June 22, 2016: Lead in water systems is not the most common form of lead contamination in Pennsylvania.  That’s why the Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee approved Senator Yudichak’s legislation that would create a task force to study the scope of the lead contamination problem in Pennsylvania.  Here’s more with the Luzerne County lawmaker.

June 13, 2016:  Pennsylvania Moment:  With summer coming, more bicycles will be on Pennsylvania roadways. Senator Yudichak has safety tips for motorists and bicyclists on how to share the road.

June 8, 2016: Senator Yudichak held a Telephone Town Hall Meeting last night in which participants were able to ask questions about a wide range of state and local issues as well as listen to a discussion on topics such as school property taxes that are important to Luzerne and Carbon counties and the state.  You can listen here to the complete town hall meeting.

June 3, 2016:  Senator Yudichak, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards and local officials gathered to mark the start of construction on the expansion of the South Valley Parkway.  Here are the Senator’s remarks:

May 6, 2016:  Pennsylvania Moment: May 30th is Memorial Day, and May 21st is Armed Forces Day. Senator Yudichak says veterans, their families and survivors should check and make sure they are receiving all of the benefits to which they’re entitled.

May 6, 2016:  Pennsylvania Moment: May is national Pet Month. Senator Yudichak says one of the best things you can do for your dog is get a license.

April 29, 2016: The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the week of May 1 through May 7 as “Drinking Water Week” in Pennsylvania.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who says his resolution is intended to urge everyone in the Commonwealth to protect our watersheds and conserve supplies of drinking water.

April 6, 2016: April is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH  in Pennsylvania.  Senator Yudichak says state law requires insurance coverage for autism treatment, and there’s a website listing the services offered to help those with autism.

April 6, 2016:  April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH in Pennsylvania. Senator Yudichak says there’s a statewide campaign, “It’s On Us, Pennsylvania,” designed to call attention to and stop sexual assault, especially on college campuses.

March 23, 2016: With a growing chorus of evidence indicating a worsening statewide lead problem, Senator Yudichak and his fellow Senate Democrats have joined with state health officials to offer legislation designed to better protect children and their families.

March 17, 2016:  Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak says one of the best ways for people to help their communities is to volunteer as a firefighter or emergency responder.

February 29, 2016: In an interview on WILK’s Sue Henry Show, Senator Yudichak talked about the state budget impasse and the political partisanship in Harrisburg.

February 29, 2016: In an interview on WILK’s Sue Henry Show, Senator Yudichak talked about the state budget structural deficit.

February 29, 2016: In an interview on WILK’s Sue Henry Show, Senator Yudichak talked about the governor’s proposal to increase the state’s personal income tax.

February 29, 2016: In an interview on WILK’s Sue Henry Show, Senator Yudichak addressed the efforts to reform the pension system for school and state employees.