Lawmakers Highlight Need to End Budget Impasse, Fund State-Related Universities 

PHILADELPHIA, July 20, 2017  — As Pennsylvania prepares to enter a fourth week without a state budget revenue package, a budget bill that funds the five state-related universities has become embroiled in the state budget funding standoff. State lawmakers today gathered at Temple University to highlight this aspect of the budget impasse and to urge the General Assembly to finalize the state budget in order to fund the state-related universities — Temple University, Lincoln University, Penn...
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Sen. Street Resolution Recognizing Eid al-Fitr Holiday Approved in Senate

HARRISBURG, June 14, 2017 — The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved a Senate resolution authored by state Sen. Sharif Street observing June 25, 2017 as "Eid al-Fitr Day" in Pennsylvania in recognition of the Muslim holiday. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and marks the end of Ramadan, which is a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims. Sen. Street, who is the first Muslim Pennsylvania state senator, said it was important to recognize...
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Sen. Street Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 — State Sen. Sharif Street issued the following statement today on the governor’s budget address for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year: “Pennsylvania is faced with difficult decisions this year as the General Assembly prepares to address the state budget that includes a massive deficit. Governor Wolf has proposed a state budget that is fiscally prudent and still makes investments without proposing a broad-based tax increase. It is not an easy feat and I applaud him for...
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Senate Democrats Call for Special Session on Property Tax Relief or Elimination

Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 – State Senate Democrats said that Gov. Tom Wolf should call a special session of the General Assembly to ensure that legislation that results in significant property tax relief or total elimination is passed and signed into law this session. At a news conference today at the state Capitol, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said taxpayers of Pennsylvania have waited too long for relief from escalating tax bills. “We believe there should be a...
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Street Joins Governor to Announce Significant Investment in Port of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, December  21, 2016 — State Senator-elect Sharif Street was among the state and local officials who joined Gov. Tom Wolf along the Delaware River today to unveil $300 million in investments in the Port of Philadelphia, which will result in an estimated 7,000 jobs. This initiative, called the Capital Investment Program, ranks as one of the largest by a state on the East Coast. It will boost three of the busiest sectors of the port, including the Packer...
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