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Senator Street Offers Legislation to Restrict Military Grade Weapons in wake of Philadelphia Shooting 

Senator Street Offers Legislation to Restrict Military Grade Weapons in wake of Philadelphia Shooting 

Philadelphia, PA − August 15, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), today joined Philadelphia Mayor Ji Kenney, Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Evans and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Ross along with a host of elected officials from every level of government to condemn the inaction of state and federal leaders in the wake of chronic gun violence and mass murder, prefaced by the largest mass shooting of Philadelphia law enforcement in recent history.  Six police officers were shot, and dozens more held at bay for hours by a single armed assailant with an assault weapon.                   
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Wolf Administration Awards Environmental Education Grants

Wolf Administration Awards Environmental Education Grants

Harrisburg, PA – June 28, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $205,000 in Environmental Education Grants to 45 projects addressing environmental justice, climate change, and water quality. “Supporting these projects will...

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Members of Pa Senate Democratic Caucus Request Disaster Declaration on Gun Violence

Members of Pa Senate Democratic Caucus Request Disaster Declaration on Gun Violence

Harrisburg, Pa. − June 24, 2019 − Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today jointly sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf requesting a disaster declaration for gun violence in the Commonwealth. “We believe it is necessary to raise the public’s awareness of the massive loss of human life and the suffering inflicted on affected family, friends and neighbors where this tragedy is unfolding daily,” they wrote. “Just as you have signed six disaster declarations to provide every tool at the Commonwealth’s disposal to combat the opioid epidemic, the death toll and impact from illegal guns should merit immediate and coordinated attention.”
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