State Senators Lindsey Williams and Judy Schwank joined State Representatives Joanna McClinton and Sara Innamorato for a telephone town hall hosted by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) to discuss COVID-19 legislation. Listen below:
Senator Lindsey Williams Hosts Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19
On Suicide Prevention Day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Senator Williams joined with fellow Senators to applaud the quick thinking of a boy who lives in the 38th district. His quick thinking intervened to stop a suicide in Texas.
Senator Williams hosted a Telephone Town Hall featuring special guest Cheryl Kleiman, Staff Attorney with the Education Law Center. Callers were able to ask questions about education and school funding. You can listen to the entire Telephone Town Hall by clicking the player below.
Governor Wolf has signed into law the PA GI Bill, co-sponsored by Senator Williams, which allows spouses and children of Pennsylvania National Guard members to attend college free or at a reduced cost.
Senator Williams joined with Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and House members outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where eleven people were killed last October when a gunman opened fire during services, to announce plans for legislation that will address hate crimes in Pennsylvania.
A bill, co-sponsored by Senator Williams, providing free college tuition for the spouses and children of Pennsylvania National Guard members is making its way through the state Senate.
Senator Williams has joined with fellow Senate Democrats to sponsor the Workplace Freedom Act, legislation that would make it easier for workers in the public sector to join unions.
Governor Wolf has proposed something he calls the PA G-I Bill, legislation that would enable members of the Pennsylvania National Guard to earn college benefits for their immediate family. Senator Williams, Democratic Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will co-sponsor the bill in the Senate.
Now that Governor Wolf has proposed his 2019-20 Budget for Pennsylvania, Senator Williams joined with the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Vincent Hughes, to ask state agencies how they intend to spend the state’s money. Senator Williams questioned the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in her role as chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee
Senator Williams reacts to Governor Wolf’s 2019 Budget Address
Senator Williams toured the Pa Farm Show and says it’s a great place to learn about agriculture in Pennsylvania directly from the farmers themselves.
Senator Lindsey Williams discusses her priorities for the new legislative session.