- 17th District
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May 12, 2016: A resolution designating April 24, 2016, as “Pennsylvania’s Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923” has been adopted by the state Senate. Here’s more with Senator Leach, sponsor of the resolution.
May 6, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: May 30th is Memorial Day, and May 21st is Armed Forces Day. Senator Leach says veterans, their families and survivors should check and make sure they are receiving all of the benefits to which they’re entitled.
May 6, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: May is national Pet Month. Senator Leach says one of the best things you can do for your dog is get a license.
April 17, 2016: An historic day for Pennsylvania, as Senator Leach’s medical marijuana bill is signed into law by Gov. Wolf.
April 12, 2016: Senator Leach, the driving force behind legislation that would authorize the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, talks about Senate Bill 3 at a State Capitol news conference after it was approved today on a vote of 42-7. The Senate-amended legislation returns to the House of Representatives for final approval before going to Gov. Wolf for his signature.
March 17, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Leach says one of the best ways for people to help their communities is to volunteer as a firefighter or emergency responder.
March 15, 2016: Senator Leach joined with a coaltion of groups looking to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania at a rally at the Capitol in Harrisburg. They were calling for the elimination of the “tip minimum wage” so there can be a single minimum wage for all workers of at least $10 an hour.
March 7, 2016: Senator Leach today commended Gov. Wolf for signing an Executive Order that increases the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.15 an hour for state workers and employees of businesses that are awarded future state contracts.
February 10, 2016: Time for parents and students to begin the process of applying for college loans and grants. Senator Leach says Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Assistance Agency can help.
January 20, 2016: Senate and House bills that would downsize the Pennsylvania State Legislature today cleared the Senate State Government Committee and now go to the full Senate for consideration. In remarks at the committee meeting, Senator Leach explains why he opposes the legislation which would reduce the size of the Senate by five members and the House by as many as 52 representatives.
January 8, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Leach says Pennsylvanians who need health insurance have a new affordable option: the Health Choices program.