Press Releases

Haywood: Funding for Affordable Housing Provides Dignity

Senator Art Haywood made the following statement on the passage of legislation providing additional funding to the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (Housing Trust Fund): HARRISBURG, June 30, 2015: "I am elated to join my...

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Haywood: GOP asks Taxpayers to Buy a Second-Class Future

HARRISBURG, June 29, 2015 – State Senator Art Haywood released the following statement today regarding the Republican Senate and House budget proposal: “In March, I raised the question: do we want to give ourselves a second-class future because we are unwilling to pay...

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Haywood: Serious Reservations with Municipal Pension Bill

HARRISBURG - June 26, 2015 - State Senator Art Haywood made the following statement regarding his support of SB755, a municipal pension bill that was passed in Senate Finance Committee by a 7-3 vote on 24 June 2015: “On Wednesday, I voted in favor of legislation that...

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Haywood: Brown Rejection a Lost Opportunity to Build Trust

HARRISBURG, June 9, 2015: Senator Art Haywood made the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Senate vote to reject Marcus Brown as State Police Commissioner: "Yesterday the Pennsylvania Senate voted to reject Governor Wolf's nominee for State Police...

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Haywood: Freeloader Frackers Have No Shame

Senator Art Haywood made the following statement following a joint Finance Committee and Environment Resources Committee hearing on the taxation of shale for education funding: HARRISBURG, June 2, 2015:  “The testimony yesterday at the joint Senate Finance Committee...

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Haywood: Taxpayer Protection Act is Taxpayer Deception

Harrisburg - April 21, 2015 - State Senator Art Haywood made the following statement against the Taxpayer Protection Act during a Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee Meeting today: “The Taxpayer Protection Act is really just a Taxpayer Deception Act. Instead of...

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Haywood: Unjust Education Funding Sign of Moral Bankruptcy

ABINGTON- March 23, 2015 – State Sen. Haywood made the following comments in response to data unveiled by the U.S. Department of Education on school district funding across the country: “The report from the U.S. Department of Education that Pennsylvania is the worst...

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Haywood: Statement on Integrity

PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2015 - State Sen. Art Haywood today released the following statement on integrity: "In the past year, there have been six African-American legislators from Philadelphia charged with abuse of office. Whether guilty or innocent, these charges by...

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Haywood: State Budget Deficit an ‘Invention’

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3, 2014 − When Pennsylvania’s nearly $2 billion budget deficit was announced today, state Senator-elect Art Haywood declared the deficit to be a product of the Republican myth that we can't afford a strong state. “The budget that Governor Corbett...

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Haywood: No More Hiding from Minimum Wage Vote

ROSLYN, Dec. 1, 2014 − Citing strong public support and successful efforts in surrounding states, state Sen. Art Haywood said today he would begin the 2015-2016 legislative session by pushing for a vote to increase in Pennsylvania’s long-dormant minimum wage....

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