Press Releases

Senator Art Haywood Sponsors Community Day

February 14, 2017 — Senator Art Haywood, in partnership with Chestnut Hill College, sponsored a Martin Luther King High School Community Day on the college campus on Saturday, February 11. More than 50 high school students visited Chestnut Hill, where they were...

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Senator Art Haywood Statement to Proposed Prison Closures

HARRISBURG, January 27, 2017 – Senator Art Haywood today released a statement on the recent announcement on closure of a Pennsylvania prison in the Pittsburgh area. “As I have stated repeatedly, the cost of mass incarceration in Pennsylvania is unsustainable, over $2...

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Haywood: “Neighbors Win First Battle”

Liquor Control Board Opposes Renewal of Olney Steak and Beer License

Harrisburg – October 24, 2016 – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) Bureau of Licensing announced that they are opposing the renewal of the license for Olney Steak and Beer based on complaints raised by residents, according to state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery).

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Haywood: Abington Health $1 Million Grant Approved

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – Abington Health has been approved for a $1 million state grant to make substantive changes to the physical plant at the hospital including renovation of the Widener Building, state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/ Montgomery) said...

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Haywood: New, Bipartisan Retirement Savings Plan Proposed

Harrisburg – September 6, 2016 – Sen. Art Haywood (Philadelphia/Montgomery) released the following statement announcing bipartisan legislation to create a new type of retirement savings plan. Haywood and Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) are co-sponsoring the new...

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Addressing the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

State Senator Art Haywood, D-4th, released this statement regarding the opioid/heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania: “On Wednesday I participated in a compelling Joint House and Senate Policy Hearing on Opioids at Temple Medical School in Philadelphia. This hearing came on...

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Haywood: Balanced 2016-17 Budget Helps Turn State Around

Harrisburg – July 14, 2016 – State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) posted the following statement concerning the completion of the budget process for Fiscal Year 2016-17. On July 13, a $1.24 revenue package (House Bill 1198) cleared the Senate to balance...

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Haywood Introduces Youth Employment Tax Credit Program

State Senator Art Haywood issued the following statement at a press conference supporting State Senator Vincent Hughes’ Youth Investment Initiative. At the event, Senator Haywood introduced a Youth Employment Tax Credit program that would incentivize private employers...

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Haywood: Urban Farming Builds Healthy Communities

State Senator Art Haywood issued the following statement today after joining Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Redding to discuss urban agriculture: PHILADELPHIA, 28 April 2016: "After joining Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Redding...

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