Senator Williams’ Full Remarks on the 2022-23 School Code and the Privatization of Public Education


This year’s school code contained many good measures, including my own legislation investing in mental health supports for students. But it also included a nearly half BILLION dollar diversion of public dollars to private schools, which is why I voted against it.

Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Rep. Emily Kinkead, Advocates Stress Importance of Universal School Meals Legislation for all Students

Harrisburg, Pa. − September 21, 2022 − Today, Senator Lindsey M. Williams joined Representative Emily Kinkead, school administrators, advocates, and parents to discuss the importance of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students have reliable access to nutritious school meals every day. 

Following urging from advocates, Senator Williams, and other Democratic members of the Senate Education Committee, the Wolf Administration announced the Universal Free Breakfast Program earlier this month. This program will provide free breakfast for all Pennsylvania students enrolled in schools that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, beginning October 1. However, this program only covers breakfast and will expire after the 2022-23 school year.

Senator Lindsey M. Williams Announces Greenway, Trails, and Recreation Grant Funding for Projects Across District 38

Pittsburgh, Pa.September 20, 2022 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced $240,667 in state funding for projects across Senate District 38 through the Act 13 Greenway, Trails and Recreation Program today. This grant program is administered by the Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA). 

Senator Lindsey Williams Applauds Free Breakfast Program for Pennsylvania Students and Urges General Assembly to Make Free Meals Permanent

Pittsburgh, Pa.September 9, 2022 − Following Governor Wolf’s announcement that breakfast will be provided to Pennsylvania students for free this school year, Senator Williams released the following statement and call to action.

“I’m overjoyed that students will continue to have access to free daily breakfast at school, a continuation of the federal program that provided free breakfast and lunch to students the last two school years. It takes a village to tackle an issue as impactful as food security for our children. Keeping students fed, nourished, and ready to learn is vital to their health and education.”

Senator Lindsey M. Williams Announces $800,000 In Grants for Recreation & Community Revitalization Projects in 38th District

Pittsburgh, Pa.September 7, 2022 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced $805,600 in state grant funding for projects to improve recreation and community revitalization across Senate District 38 today. The grants are administered by the DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2). Funding comes from the Keystone Fund. 

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2022 Community Baby Shower

Liberty Green Park PA

Senator Lindsey Williams is hosting an outdoor Community Baby Shower on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Liberty Green Park, 100 Larimer Ave, (rain location Kingsley Association). This event is a resource fair for parents, grandparents, foster/kinship families, guardians or anyone looking to start a family. We hope you will join us!

Free Hard-to-Read License Plate Replacement

Senator Lindsey Williams' Ross District Office PA

Do you have a registration plate that has one or more numbers or letters that can’t be easily read? Is your plate showing any blistering, peeling, discoloration or loss of reflectivity? Come to our Hard-to-Read License Plate Replacement event in the parking lot of our 5000 McKnight Road, Ross Township District Office. We will have local police officers on site to help complete replacement forms to get you a new free plate! All you need to bring is your car and driver’s license.

Register for the event by calling our office at 412-364-0469 (Ross), 724-224-2131 (Harrison) or email us at senatorlindseywilliams@pasenate.com

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