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GUEST OPINION: We can and must do justice

GUEST OPINION: We can and must do justice

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Pennsylvania Department of State failed to advertise the 2019 passage of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow the victims of child sex abuse, whose claims had been barred by the statute of...

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We Can & Must Do Justice

We Can & Must Do Justice

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Pennsylvania Department of State failed to advertise the 2019 passage of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow the victims of child sex abuse, whose claims had been barred by the statute of limitations, a two-year window in which to file suit against responsible individuals and institutions.  The failure to do so means that any such amendment must now wait at least another two years before it can be enacted.

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Bill To Reform Child Custody Process Moves Forward

Bill To Reform Child Custody Process Moves Forward

Legislation named after a Pennsbury School District student who was tragically murdered is moving forward in Harrisburg. Senate Bill 78, known as Kayden’s Law, came before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee Monday and was voted with bipartisan support out of...

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‘Kayden’s Law’ Quickly Clears Senate Committee

‘Kayden’s Law’ Quickly Clears Senate Committee

LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — A child-protection bill named in honor of a slain Lower Makefield girl was one of the first pieces of legislation approved by the state senate committee that was considering it. The bill, co-sponsored by Bucks County state Sen. Steve...

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Kayden’s Law Clears Senate Judiciary Committee in New Term

Kayden’s Law Clears Senate Judiciary Committee in New Term

BUCKS COUNTY— January 25, 2021 — Senate Bill 78, known as Kayden’s Law, was unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon, one of the first bills to move out of the committee since the start of the new session.  The bi-partisan...

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Santarsiero to serve as Dem Judiciary chair

Santarsiero to serve as Dem Judiciary chair

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10th dist.) announced his appointment as minority-party chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In addition to his chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee, Santarsiero will serve on the Appropriations, Consumer Protection &...

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The way forward starts with the truth

The way forward starts with the truth

While shocking, the events of Jan. 6, 2021 were hardly surprising. Leaving aside Donald Trump’s often abhorrent behavior over the last four years of his presidency, his actions in just the last few months were a strong signal of what was to come. At the first...

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Area Lawmakers React To Attack At U.S. Capitol

Area Lawmakers React To Attack At U.S. Capitol

A number of state and federal lawmakers representing the area have responded after attackers took siege of the U.S. Capitol during Congress’ certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory. After rioters broke through law enforcement barriers, members of Congress...

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Groundbreaking Held For $8.7M Washington Crossing Park Project

Groundbreaking Held For $8.7M Washington Crossing Park Project

WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA — The groundbreaking for the $8.7 million rehabilitation project at Washington Crossing Historic Park will be held in February, local elected officials announced Monday. The project, which will involve fixing 11 historic homes and other...

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Bucks hospitals, museums awarded $3.5 million in grants

Bucks hospitals, museums awarded $3.5 million in grants

A total of $3.5 million in state grant funds have been awarded to improve local infrastructure, health and safety, and arts and culture in Bucks County, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10) said. The awards will go to New Hope Borough, Doylestown Hospital, Bucks County...

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Santarsiero, Kearney, Comitta to Hold Virtual Townhall on COVID-19 Vaccine

Santarsiero, Kearney, Comitta to Hold Virtual Townhall on COVID-19 Vaccine

WEST CHESTER (December 29, 2020) – State Senator Steve Santarsiero, State Senator-Elect Carolyn Comitta and Senator Tim Kearney will hold a virtual townhall meeting with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to answer residents’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and discuss the Commonwealth’s vaccination plan.

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Local lawmakers to hold virtual town hall on COVID vaccine

Local lawmakers to hold virtual town hall on COVID vaccine

WEST CHESTER — State Sen.-Elect Carolyn Comitta, state Sen. Tim Kearney, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero will hold a virtual town hall meeting with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to answer residents’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and...

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Hammerstein Museum Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant

Hammerstein Museum Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant

The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) has been awarded $500,000 in Pennsylvania state funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP). RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the...

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Senator Santarsiero Announces $3.5 million in RACP Grant Funding for New Hope Borough, Doylestown Hospital, Bucks County Children’s Museum, and the Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center

Senator Santarsiero Announces $3.5 million in RACP Grant Funding for New Hope Borough, Doylestown Hospital, Bucks County Children’s Museum, and the Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center

BUCKS COUNTY – December 23, 2020 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced $3.5 million in state grant funds to improve local infrastructure, health and safety, and arts and culture in Bucks County, which will help grow and strengthen businesses, while...

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