Home Invasion Bill Passes the Senate

HARRISBURG, May 10, 2016 – The state Senate today unanimously passed Sen. John Rafferty and Sen. John Sabatina’s bill targeting the perpetrators of violent home-invasion robberies.

Senate Bill 1062, jointly authored by Sabatina, a Philadelphia Democrat, and Sen. John Rafferty, a Republican who represents parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties, will expand the maximum penalty for home invasions, giving judges the option of sentencing perpetrators to up to 40 years in prison.

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Sabatina Announces State Grants for Local EMS, Fire Departments

PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2016 – Three EMS units in Sen. John Sabatina’s district will get state grants to help them buy equipment, reduce debt, or pay for training.

Sen. Sabatina said the money for Northeast First Aid Corps, Rhawnhurst Bustleton Ambulance Association, and Wissinoming Volunteer First Aid Corps comes from the state’s Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

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Safe Streets Law Enforcement Grant Program Detailed

Harrisburg – April 21, 2016 – Senate Democrats representing large and small cities across Pennsylvania stepped forward today to propose an aggressive crime prevention plan that would provide $3.2 million in grants for local police departments.

The Safe Streets Law Enforcement Grant Program would enable local officials from cities of all sizes to apply for grants covering one-time expenses for equipment, training, new public safety initiatives and police overtime.

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Sabatina: GOP Runs out the Clock on Responsibility

HARRISBURG, March 24, 2016 – Sen. John Sabatina today said Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to relent on a Republican state budget plan means that state GOP leaders have successfully “run out the clock on responsibility.”

Sabatina, who has not accepted a paycheck since the budget standoff began last July 1, voted against the Republican spending plan last week.

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Sabatina Calls Budget Picture ‘Stark and Sobering’

HARRISBURG, February 9, 2016 – State Sen. John Sabatina today released the following statement on Gov. Wolf’s budget address for the upcoming fiscal year:

“The budget outlined by Gov. Wolf today is a stark and sobering reminder of where we stand after years of gimmicks, politics and accounting tricks. Pennsylvania schools are already teetering on insolvency, unable to provide basic safety, let alone a 21st century learning environment.”

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Home Invasion Bill Passes the Senate

HARRISBURG, May 10, 2016 – The state Senate today unanimously passed Sen. John Rafferty and Sen. John Sabatina’s bill targeting the perpetrators of violent home-invasion robberies. Senate Bill 1062, jointly authored by Sabatina, a Philadelphia Democrat, and Sen. John...

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