Senator Lindsey M. Williams to Introduce Universal School Meals Legislation

Pittsburgh, Pa. −  August 18, 2022 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that she will introduce legislation that will provide free school meals to all students. 

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Federal government took action to ensure that all students had access to free breakfast and lunch. However, this access to universal school meals is set to expire at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, which is right around the corner for the Commonwealth’s students and families. While the Federal government has taken some steps to help schools facing rising food, gas, and labor costs, unfortunately nothing has been done yet to help Pennsylvania’s students and families enduring the same financial strain.

Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Senate Dems, and SNAPA Ask Governor Wolf to Take Action on Free School Meals

Pittsburgh, Pa. August 4, 2022 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty urging the Administration to take any steps possible to temporarily extend access to free school breakfasts and lunches for all students for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Senator Williams was joined by her Democratic colleagues on the Senate Education Committee in the letter, Senator Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny), Senator Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) and Senator Tim Kearney (D-Chester, Delaware).

Gov. Wolf Highlights PA GI Bill Legacy Providing Military Families with Higher Education

State College, PA July 26, 2022 − Governor Tom Wolf today celebrated the success of his PA GI Bill, also known as the Military Family Education Program (MFEP), which allows members of the Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) to earn college benefits for their spouse and children. The PA GI Bill was the first program of its kind in the nation when he signed it into law on July 1, 2019 and now has more than 3,300 dependents of Pennsylvania Army and Air Guard members enrolled for the opportunity to receive free or low cost higher education.

Senate Democrats to Introduce Legislation to Codify Roe v Wade Protections in PA Law

HARRISBURG, June 27, 2022 − Seven members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus circulated a memo on Friday afternoon to take steps to codify into state law the personal right to make decisions about health and reproduction, including access to safe and legal abortions.

The co-sponsorship memo was circulated by state Senators Katie Muth (D- Montgomery/Chester/Berks), Amanda Cappelletti (D-Montgomery/Delaware), Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny), Maria Collett (D-Bucks/Montgomery), Judy Schwank (D-Berks), Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), and Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester).

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