Press Releases

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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Advisory: Haywood to Join Pennlive Gun Violence Panel

With Pennsylvania plagued by gun violence, State Senator Art Haywood will join PennLive this Tuesday morning as part of a panel of experts discussing the role that state government can play in tackling this very serious problem. The 11 a.m. panel discussion in The...

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Advisory: Haywood to Hold Town Hall Meeting on State Budget

Advisory: Haywood to Hold Town Hall Meeting on State Budget State Sen. Art Haywood will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Pennsylvania’s state budget in Germantown. The meeting will include a budget update, advice on participating in the legislative process, and a question...

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