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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

March 27, 2014: Joined by Northeastern Pennsylvania leaders in education, environmental protection and business, Senator Yudichak unveiled a Senate Democratic plan today for a fair and reasonable severance tax on the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry in the state.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee.Marcellus-Shale-Severance-Tax-

March 24, 2014: As state lawmakers begin in earnest to work on next year’s state budget, Senator Yudichak says privatizing the state store system is a bad idea especially if the aim is to generate one-time revenue to bridge the projected billion-dollar plus state budget deficit.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who says modernizing the state’s liquor system is a better idea.LCB-Budget-Fix-Yudichak-WebSto

March 11, 2014: Senator Yudichak spoke at a State Capitol rally today sponsored by the Pennsylvania Statewide After School/Youth Development Network which believes that all children deserve high quality after school experiences that promote positive youth development to help our kids transition to a successful college career, employment opportunity and citizenry.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak:Untitled audio project

March 10, 2014: Senator Yudichak says while Penn State University’s Board of Trustees has adopted a series of reforms, the board hasn’t gone far enough and the state legislature needs to step in and make the necessary changes.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak, sponsor of legislation that would change the number of trustees and how they’re selected.Penn-State-Reform-Bill-Yudicha

March 5, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak reminds you that March 31st is the deadline to sign up for health insurance provided by the federal Affordable Care Act.Pennsylvania-Moment-