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Senator Yudichak Announces 2017 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule

West Pittston, February 22, 2017 − State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) held an outreach event at the Garden Village Apartments in West Pittston today to help local seniors apply for the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. "All Pennsylvanians deserve property tax…
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Senator Yudichak Statement on State Permit Approvals for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project

Nanticoke, February 14, 2017 – Following yesterday’s approval of water quality and erosion and sediment control permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project, State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today issued the…
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Senator Yudichak Issues Statement on Governor Wolf Budget Proposal

Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-2018 Budget Address today: “Pennsylvania must grapple with a structural deficit that is $3 billion and Governor Wolf has proposed a budget that…
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February 7, 2017:  Senator Yudichak says Governor Wolf’s budget proposal has not called for broad based taxes and state spending will only increase 1.8% compared with the last fiscal year. The budget estimates $2 billion in savings from consolidating state programs, merging government departments, and curtailing spending.

January 23, 2017:  Here’s Senator Yudichak talking about Monday’s hearing at the Capitol in Harrisburg.  The Senate Judiciary Committee joined with the Democratic and Republican Policy Committees to look at the proposed closure of two state prisons in June – the state Department of Corrections is looking at five prisons across the state, including SCI-Retreat, and says it will decide by this Thursday which two to close.

January 18, 2017:  Pennsylvania Moment: Winter weather can cause hazards and delays for drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Senator Yudichak advises you to be prepared by checking Turnpike conditions before you head out.

January 9, 2017:  The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently announced it’s looking to close two state prisons in an effort to save money.  Senator Yudichak is just one of the lawmakers saying such closings would devastate the economies of the municipalities that host those prisons.