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This month, Senator Yudichak discusses the state budget and education specifically, community colleges.

Yudichak Lauds Senate Confirmation of Major General James Joseph

HARRISBURG, May 11, 2015 – State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today praised unanimous Senate confirmation of Hazleton native, Major General James Joseph, as Pennsylvania’s new Adjutant General. “I was proud to introduce Major General Joseph at his confirmation hearing last…   Continue reading →

Senate Approves Transfer of Moon Lake Park to DCNR

Harrisburg, May 6, 2015 – State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today praised Senate passage of SB 699 to transfer Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). “Under the management of DCNR,…   Continue reading →

Senator Yudichak Announces Afterschool Caucus

HARRISBURG, May 5, 2014 – State Sen. John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne /Carbon) this afternoon announced the formation of a bi-partisan Afterschool Caucus during a rally by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) at the state Capitol. “I am a…   Continue reading →

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May 6, 2015:  Senator  Yudichak  praised Senate passage of his bill, SB 699, to transfer Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

May 6, 2015: Pennsylvania Moment: Warmer weather can get homeowners thinking about home improvements. Senator Yudichak advises them to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s list of registered contractors before the work has started.

May 5, 2015: Senator Yudichak, students, parents, educators and advocates came together at a State Capitol rally today in support of afterschool programs for all Pennsylvania children.  The Nanticoke lawmaker highlighted the Carbon/Schuylkill SHINE afterschool program and announced that a new afterschool legislative caucus is being formed.  Here’s more from today’s rally with Senator Yudichak.

May 5, 2015: A Hazleton native has been approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee for the position of Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who introduced Major General James Joseph at today’s committee hearing and Joseph’s opening statement.

April 10, 2015: With the state legislature returning to session in Harrisburg on Monday, a Luzerne County lawmaker is hoping state budget negotiations will begin in earnest — and include much of what Gov. Wolf is proposing.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee.

April 6, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment: April is Donate Life Month.  Senator Yudichak says organ donor enrollment is simple at driver’s license centers or when licenses are obtained or renewed. Larger volumes of potential donors would reduce the numbers on transplant waiting lists and improve the wellbeing of transplant recipients.

March 6, 2015:  Pennsylvania Moment:  Senator Yudichak says Pennsylvanians who served in the military can have that fact recognized on their driver’s license.

March 3, 2015:  Senator Yudichak reacts to Gov. Wolf’s 2015 budget proposal.