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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 Announces Local Safe Schools Grants

NANTICOKE, November 14, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that five Luzerne County school districts and a local police department have received nearly 0,000 in state Safe Schools grants to fund the hiring of a school resource…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Joins Senate Democratic Leadership

HARRISBURG, November 12, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) was selected to serve as a member of the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership team in the role of Caucus Administrator for the 2015-16 legislative session. As Caucus Administrator, Senator Yudichak…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Announces $ 1 Million Grant for Wilkes Streetscape Project

HARRISBURG, November 10, 2014 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that Wilkes University has received a million federal grant to continue to make streetscape and pedestrian safety improvements at South Franklin Street and West South Street. “Wilkes…   Continue reading →

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November 24, 2014:  The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office announced more than 200 arrests of drug dealers in Harrisburg as its Mobile Street Crimes Unit finished an eight-month investigation of drug trafficking in Pennsylvania’s capital city. Senator Yudichak was instrumental in getting funding for the Unit from the state legislature, and he’d like to see it expand.mobile-street-crime-unit-Harrisburg

November 5, 2014: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak says the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking applications to help those who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter.Pennsylvania-Moment-

October 7, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Yudichak says the state Department of Aging has a toll-free hotline anyone can call to get answers to questions about how to care for an aging loved one.Pennsylvania-Moment-

October 1, 2014:  Recently it was alleged that employees of the state Health Department were instructed to ignore public complaints about the health effects of fracking in Marcellus Shale areas of the state. At the suggestion of Senator Yudichak, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on that topic at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. Here are Senator Yuichak’s opening and closing remarks at the hearing.Fracking-Health-Hearing-Sen.Yu

September 17, 2014: Senator Yudichak is inviting the public to an October 1st Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the handling of Marcellus Shale drilling-related health complaints by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak:Policy-Hearing-Health-Complain

September 16, 2014: The Senate Finance Committee today approved legislation that would bring an end to school property taxes in Pennsylvania.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak, a strong supporter of Senate Bill 76, which he says will release homeowners from the grips of unaffordable property tax bills while ensuring that our public schools are adequately funded.SB-76-Committee-Vote-Yudichak-

September 8, 2014:  Pennsylvania Moment: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers the health needs of all Pennsylvania’s children. Senator Yudichak says all parents should check to see if their children are eligible.Pennsylvania-Moment-