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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

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

Yudichak Bill Reducing Lead in Water Supply Passes Senate

HARRISBURG, April 8, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that the Senate unanimously passed his legislation that would enhance the quality and safety of drinking water by lowering the maximum lead content of plumbing products. Senate Bill…   Continue reading →

Yudichak, DCNR Officials Announce Million Grant for Mocanaqua Mountain Acquisition

CONYNGHAM TWP, April 4, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today joined Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Ellen Ferretti, local legislators and officials from the North Branch Land Trust and Earth Conservancy at the trailhead to…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Announces Details of Severance Tax Proposal at Hanover Event

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, March 27, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today joined local leaders in education, environmental protection and business at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) to unveil details of a plan to enact fair and reasonable…   Continue reading →

Latest Audio

April 11, 2014: Senator Yudichak, who also serves on the State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors, says he’s optimistic the system’s new chancellor will lead the 14 state-owned universities to a bright future.  Here’s more with the Luzerne County lawmaker on the new chancellor and the challenges that he faces.PASSHE-Chancellor-Yudichak-Wra

April 10, 2014: A Commonwealth Court ruling which upheld the constitutionality of a state law passed last year by the General Assembly – stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal – that had been challenged by the NCAA is being applauded by Senator Yudichak, a graduate of Penn State, who says the NCAA got a one-two punch from the court.NCAA-PSU-Court-Ruling-Yudichak

April 9, 2014: A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives voiced their support today at the State Capitol for imposing a severance tax on the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, who says current state law regulating the industry crafted by Gov. Corbett and his administration, is flawed in many areas including its tax policy.Shale-Tax-Bipartisan-Support-Y

April 5, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Senator Yudichak says authorities can be alerted to child abuse by anyone anytime of the day or night.Pennsylvania-Moment