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    Erie Welcomes DCED Secretary Davin

    Erie, May 22, 2015 – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin visited Erie to experience the remarkable possibilities for economic growth in the 49th District. Davin toured the proposed Harbor Place development along Erie’s majestic bayfront as well as the ongoing RACP development at the Erie Bayfront County Convention…   Continue reading →

    Wiley votes against pension reform bill rushed through Senate

    Harrisburg, May 13, 2015 – Today, Senate Bill 1, an attempt to address pension reform in the Commonwealth, passed the Senate chamber along party lines 28-19. Senator Sean Wiley (D-Erie) voted against the legislation, citing lack of transparency and haste in the very process that is designed to prevent that…   Continue reading →

    Wiley Votes to Allow Use of Medical Cannabis in the Commonwealth

    Harrisburg, May 12, 2015 — Today, an overwhelming majority of members of the Pennsylvania Senate voted for the passage of Senate Bill 3, the Medical Cannabis Act. Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-Erie), an early co-sponsor of the bill, was among the members who voted in the affirmative, with the recorded…   Continue reading →

    2nd Annual Bullying Prevention Poster Contest Online Voting Launch

    Erie, May 7, 2015 – The 2nd Annual Bullying Prevention Poster Contest, sponsored by Senator Sean Wiley, WJET 24/Fox 66/ and Safe Kids Erie, today launches the online voting portion of the contest. The public is encouraged to visit to vote for their favorite poster and to visit the…   Continue reading →

    Greater Erie Assembly of Government Officials “There Ought to be a Law” Essay Contest and Summer Internship Program Launch

    ERIE, May 7, 2015 — This morning, Senator Wiley was joined by a number of his peers which comprise the Greater Erie Assembly of Government Officials (GEAGO). GEAGO recently sponsored a “There Ought to be a Law” contest and unveiled a summer internship program. Click here to read Senator Wiley’s remarks…   Continue reading →

    GEAGO currently accepting applications for summer internship program

    The Greater Erie Assembly of Government Officials (GEAGO) is currently accepting applications for internships for the summer 2015 term for students in 9th grade through college seinors. The internships are unpaid but rich in resume-building experience. Contact Margot Strumila at 814-453-2515 or via email at for more…   Continue reading →

    Pennsylvania State Grant Deadlines

    The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) reminds students and families of the upcoming deadlines for state grant applications. The State Grant deadlines are different for first-time applicants, renewal applicants, and summer-term applicants. Start or renew your application for a Pennsylvania State Grant here: Pennsylvania State Grant Program Apply/Renew Applicant Type  Deadlines First-time…   Continue reading →

    Wiley Introduces Senate Bill Aimed at Cyber-Charter Funding

    Erie, March 12, 2015 – Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-Erie) recently introduced Senate Bill 128 Competitive Bidding for Cyber Education in an effort to address the cost and performance of cyber-charter education in the Commonwealth. “It is no secret that cyber-charter tuition is an ongoing draw to school district budgets…   Continue reading →


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