HARRISBURG, June 30, 2014 — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams won overwhelming approval tonight on an amendment that would allow the City of Philadelphia to levy a $2-per-pack cigarette tax and raise $83 million in new annual revenue for the School District of Philadelphia. “I am delighted that the children and parents of Philadelphia can […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14, 2013 – State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, members of the Philadelphia delegation, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke urged the Corbett administration Tuesday to release $45 million in pre-negotiated funds to the School District of Philadelphia. Read Letter Without an immediate transfusion by Friday, schools will not open […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12, 2013 – Standing as a unified front, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams will be joined by key leaders of the Philadelphia delegation and Mayor Michael Nutter at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Philadelphia City Hall to address ways in which to secure needed funds so the city’s public schools open on […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 10, 2012 — As the deadline nears for Pennsylvania to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, three Philadelphia lawmakers are urging the governor to take action immediately to decide whether the commonwealth will run its own health insurance exchange, form a partnership program, or allow the federal government to […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 2012 — As students immerse themselves in their lessons in the classroom, parents play a key role in working with teachers and school administrators to make sure their child is thriving at school. These days, more grandparents and other relatives are stepping up to raise children, so it’s important that these caregivers […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 12, 2012 – Dozens of grandparents, aunts, uncles and more crowded into Bright Hope Baptist Church to discuss and discover the rewards, risks and realities of parenting younger relatives, an event made possible by state Sens. Anthony H. Williams and Shirley Kitchen. The two senators sponsored the event for Philadelphia residents whose family […]

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