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This month, Senator Yudichak discusses new development in Greater Hazleton.


Sen. Yudichak Comments on Resignation of State’s DEP Secretary

Harrisburg, May 20, 2016– State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) provided the following statement in response to today’s resignation of John Quigley, who served as secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP): “Governor Wolf made a quick and appropriate…

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Carbon/Schuylkill & Luzerne Counties SHINE Programs Selected to Join National STEM Learning Initiative

Baltimore, MD, May 19, 2016 – The STEM Funders Network (SFN) announced today that the Carbon/Schuylkill and Luzerne County SHINE programs have been selected as one of the 10 STEM Learning Ecosystems to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative, a…

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Senator Yudichak and Rep. Toohil Announce $500,000 Grant for Downtown Hazleton Arts Center

Hazleton, May 16, 2016– State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and Representative Tarah Toohil (R-116th) have announced The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress has been awarded a $500,000 Keystone Communities Grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development. The City of…

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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.