Senate Democratic Caucus Details Local Impacts of Federal Shutdown, Outline State Remedies

HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level. “In my county of Allegheny, we have about 150,000 folks who will be impacted by the change to SNAP benefits, and we want to make certain that they understand what they can do and what steps they can take during this federal shutdown,” said Senate Democratic leader...

State Senators Write Banks Asking Institutions to help 12,000 Federal Employees Working without Pay

Harrisburg, PA – January 10, 2019  – On behalf of the 12,000 Pennsylvania federal employees, contractors and subcontractors who are not receiving a paycheck during the partial federal government shutdown, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) are taken steps to help those in need. After hearing reports from constituents facing financial hardships...

Over 700 Gather for Philadelphia’s First Cannabis Opportunity Conference hosted by Senator Street & DACO

PHILADELPHIA, PA − October 25, 2018 − ‘2018 Cannabis Conference: Seeking Higher Ground’  − PA Senator Sharif Street, 3rd District joined the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) to host a two-day conference on the emerging opportunities in the Cannabis Industry for marginalized communities on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Temple University Medical School located at 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. The event...

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Governor Wolf legalized medical marijuana in Pennsylvania on April 6, 2016, and on February 15, 2018 medical marijuana became available for patients at dispensaries across the commonwealth.

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Attention PA SNAP Recipients

SNAP benefit payments have changed due to the federal shutdown. Your February SNAP benefits will be issued January 18th. This will be the only SNAP benefits for February. 


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The Clean Slate Law gives people a second chance at life, after being unjustly burdened after paying their debt to society. Criminal histories can be cleared from your record for certain offenses.

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