June 19, 2013: The Pennsylvania Senate today adopted a resolution observing June 19th as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, who talks about race relations and the need to end a form of modern day slavery.juneteenth-day-resolution-dinniman
June 17, 2013: Senator Dinniman spoke on the floor of the Senate in support of Senate Resolution 163, a Resolution he sponsored designating July 21-27, 2013, as “Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week” in Pennsylvania.senate-resolution-probation-and-parole-supervision-week-sen.dinniman
June 14, 2013: Therapy dogs have become a vital part of rehabilitation services, but they can’t ride on buses or trains. Senator Dinniman would like to see that change.therapy-dogs-public-transportation-bill-dinniman-wrap
June 12, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Dinniman has details about Pennsylvania’s “Here To Help” website.pennsylvania-moment-sen.dinniman-june’13
June 11, 2013: Pennsylvania’s Building & Construction Trades Council held its third annual Apprentice Day at the Capitol rally to promote apprenticeships and job training in 20 different building trades’ crafts for recent high school graduates, technical school graduates, and veterans. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who spoke at today’s rally and praised union workers and apprenticeship programs.apprentice-day-rally-dinniman
June 11, 2013: In an effort to reduce the number of young lives lost to sudden cardiac arrest, legislation is being pushed in Harrisburg to help schools purchase Automated External Defibrillators, known as AEDs. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, sponsor of the legislation, and Democratic Chairman of the Senate Education Committee which approved his bill today.aed-schools-dinniman-wrapstory
May 17, 2013: Senator Dinniman, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says the committee is looking at three bills designed to make a college education more affordable for Pennsylvanians.college-affordability-hearing-dinniman-wrap
May 15, 2013: Legislation is being introduced in Harrisburg that would delay the implementation of new high school graduation tests until their effectiveness and cost to school districts and taxpayers can be evaluated. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and sponsor of the bill.keystone-exam-moratorium-bill-ad-webstory
May 15, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Dinniman says there’s a simple, inexpensive step you can take to bring peace of mind for you and your dog.pennsylvania-moment-sen.dinniman-may’13
May 13, 2013: Senate Democrats say new high school graduation standards being pursued by the Corbett Administration will threaten graduation for thousands of future high school students and stick school districts and local taxpayers with a costly unfunded state mandate. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who spoke at a State Capitol news conference today in support of a moratorium on the new graduation test standards.graduation-tests-dinniman-remarks
May 7, 2013: Bills have been introduced in Harrisburg to deal with human trafficking. Senator Dinniman calls it a modern-day version of slavery.human-trafficking-bills-dinniman-web
May 1, 2013: Today is Loyalty Day when we reaffirm our love of country and salute the veterans who fought for our freedom. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who spoke on the Senate Floor.loyalty-day-dinniman-remarks
April 29, 2013: Senator Dinniman speaks on the floor of the Senate about his resolution commemoriating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprisings.warsaw-uprising-commemoration-sen.dinniman-04-29-13
April 16, 2013: April 16th is Men’s Health Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, sponsor of the Senate-adopted Resolution urging Pennsylvanians, men in particular, to be aware of their health needs.men’s-health-awareness-day-resolution-dinniman
April 15, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: There is help for people struggling to make their mortgage payments. Senator Dinniman has details.pennsylvania-moment-sen.dinniman-april’13
April 4, 2013: More than 250 people packed the Chester County Historical Society building Wednesday night to answer the “call to action” to end human trafficking in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who organized the event in support of legislation in Harrisburg that would help put an end to modern day slavery.human-trafficking-dinniman-webstory
March 22, 2013: A state Senate committee responsible for reforming education in Pennsylvania heard from its “customers” at a public hearing today in Chester County. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education Committee, who says high school students from the Downingtown and Coatesville area got a chance to give their opinions about what’s needed to improve the commonwealth’s education system.education-hearing-students-dinniman-webstory
March 12, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Thinking about going to college this fall? Believe it or not, now is the time to apply for financial aid. Senator Dinniman has some helpful information.pennsylvania-moment-sen.dinniman-mar’13
March 4, 2013: Senator Dinniman told state Department of Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis at the department’s Senate budget hearing today that it needs to investigate lower graduation rates and higher truancy rates at cyber charter schools. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who also says that the General Assembly needs to pass legislation making charter schools and cyber charter schools much more financially accountable.cyber-charter-schools-dinniman-webcuts
February 14, 2013: In the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, two state Senate Committees held a joint hearing to listen to educators and police officials about what the state can do to avoid and deal with school violence. Senator Dinniman is Democratic Chairman of one of those Committees, the Senate Education Committeeschool-security-hearing-dinniman-wrap
February 11, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Dinniman says the Pennsylvania Department of Aging has set up a special phone number to answer your questions about care for the elderly.pennsylvania-moment-sen.dinniman-feb’13
February 1, 2013: Legislation that would strengthen the fight against human trafficking in Pennsylvania has cleared a major hurdle in the state Senate. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman who says the measure will, among other things, more clearly define sex and labor trafficking in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.sb-75-committee-vote-wrapstory
January 15, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Sen. Dinniman has an important message for veterans about their benefits.pennsylvania-moment-sen.dinniman-jan’13
December 11, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: Sen. Dinniman suggests a way you can make this holiday special for families in need
November 7, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Dinniman says those who need help paying their heating bills this winter should apply for LIHEAP assistance as soon as possible.
October 22, 2012: The Pennsylvania Senate has approved and sent to the governor legislation that would end the gassing of dogs and cats in the commonwealth. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, a strong supporter of the bill, which the governor is expected to sign into law this week.
October 11, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: If you’re looking for help, Senator Dinniman says there’s a website that will connect you to many of the services the state of Pennsylvania offers.
October 10, 2012: The 2011-12 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test results showed the percentage of students statewide scoring proficient or advanced declined. The Education Department said cheating was to blame, but Senator Dinniman has a different theory
October 4, 2012: Senator Dinniman says Commonwealth Court ruling clears up confusion over Voter Photo ID Law. Here’s a Public Service Announcement with Senator Dinniman that’s being aired on local radio stations.
September 27, 2012: As school districts across the state begin a new school year, many are faced with financial problems that will only get worse as the year goes on. Senator Dinniman, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says he’s looking for ways to help districts before the problems become too severe.
September 13, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment – Pennsylvania is ready to help you find a job. Senator Dinniman has details
August 17, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: If you see that a senior citizen is being abused, you can do something to help. Senator Dinniman says there’s a hotline number you can call to report elder abuse.
July 18, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: Pennsylvania is ready to help you find the best route when it comes to summer driving. Senator Dinniman has the details.
June 29, 2012: Senator Dinniman talks about the 2012 state budget.
June 19, 2012: Legislation that would change the way in which school board members are elected in Pennsylvania has cleared its first major hurdle in the Pennsylvania Senate. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education Committee, and sponsor of the bill.
June 18, 2012: Senator Dinniman says, thanks to the CHIP program, no child will be without quality health insurance.
June 14, 2012: In an effort to avoid future lawsuits, legislation has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate that would allow school districts to be billed directly for their students who are being educated at rehabilitative institutions outside of the home district. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education Committee, and sponsor of the measure.
May 10, 2012: Senator Dinniman says a state program provides certain individuals with rebates on their property taxes or rent, and explains who is eligible
May 7, 2012: The Senate Education Committee held a public hearing last week on a bill that would change the way in which school board members in Pennsylvania are elected. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, sponsor of the legislation, and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education Committee which traveled to Downingtown, Chester County, to hear arguments for and against the measure.
April 25,2012: The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, May 4th, in Downingtown on Senator Dinniman’s legislative proposal that would change the way in which school board members are elected in all 500 school districts in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman.
April 5,2012: The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution observing April as Community College Month in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, sponsor of the resolution, and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education Committee.
March 28,2012: Senator Dinniman addressed students from the 14 schools in the State System of Higher Education who rallied at the Capitol in Harrisburg against Gov. Corbett’s proposed cuts to higher education funding
March 28,2012: The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved Senator Dinniman’s legislation that’s aimed at treating dogs, cats and other animals more humanely. Senator Dinniman spoke on the Senate Floor in support of Senate Bill 1329 which amends the Animal Destruction Method Authorization Law by prohibiting the use of carbon monoxide to destroy animals.
March 28,2012: The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation intended to send a strong message of dissatisfaction to Gov. Corbett and his education secretary regarding proposed changes to the Keystone Exam state testing program for middle and high school students. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman, sponsor of the bill, and the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Education Committee.
February 21,2012: Senator Dinniman and Senate Democrats are asking the Corbett Administration to provide the state legislature with information on how many school districts statewide are financially distressed or are on the brink of being bankrupt. Here’s more with Senator Dinniman from Monday Senate budget hearing for the Department of Education in which the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education refused to share the information.
February 21,2012: Senator Dinniman reminds seniors that they can get help paying for their prescriptions.
February 9, 2012: Hey, hey, hey Mr. Corbett” by Mark Rimple & Hassan Estakhria.
January 15, 2012: There’s assistance for low-income Pennsylvanians who need help paying their heating bills, but there’s not as much funding as in years past. Sen. Dinniman advises you to apply early.
Pennsylvania has recieved a 41 million dollar educational grant from the federal government, which the state says it will use to help charter schools and evaluate teachers. Senator Dinniman says an overhaul of the teacher evaluation process is long overdue
Sometimes we forget that words do matter. And that’s especially true among people with intellectual disabilities. That’s why Senator Dinniman fought for over a year to get legislation signed into law that drops the term “retardation” from state statues and documents. That legislation was signed into law by Gov. Corbett today
Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Senator Dinniman says the Marcellus Shale Legislation Passed by the Senate Sells Pennsylvania’s Citizens Short
Senator Dinniman on Pennsylvania Senate Approval of Legislation Tuesday to Ban Texting While Driving in Pennsylvania and to Make it a Primary Offense.
Senator Dinniman Votes for School Voucher Program as Pennsylvania Senate Wednesday Approves Education Reform Legislation on 27-22 Vote.
Now that Gov. Corbett has made School Choice a priority for the fall session, Senator Dinniman says it’s up to the governor to provide leadership on the issue.
Senator Dinniman Applauds Mandate Relief Legislation at Senate Education Committee Hearing for Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Universities.
Senator Dinniman addresses rally in support of charter school reform legislation.
Dinniman, Senators Urge Men to Get Screened for Prostate Cancer.
Sen. Dinniman joined advocates and a bipartisan group of legislators at a press conference in support of the proposed Safety in Sports Act.
Senator Dinniman introduces legislation to relieve school districts of certain state mandates.
Senator Dinniman Says State Should Not Allow adultBasic Care Health Insurance Program to Die.
Senator Dinniman at a Hearing on School Vouchers.
Dinniman Supports Senate Bill 1 With Amendments.
Senator Dinniman’s College Textbook Affordability Measure Becomes Law.
Dinniman Commends Fellow Senators for Approving School Bill Code.
Senator Dinniman is disappointed by Gov. Rendell’s veto of a bill to change Pennsylvania’s School Code.
Senator Dinniman Says Pennsylvania Education System Needs to Undergo a Renaissance.
Pennsylvania is one of 19 finalists chosen in the federal Race to the Top program.
Senator Dinniman strongly urges Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to OK the proposed Route 29 Slip Ramp project.
State Senate Passes Bill to Decrease College Book Prices.
Senator Dinniman Opposes Sales Tax Expansion on Professional Services.
Sen. Dinniman’s School Accountability Legislation is approved by the Senate Education Committee.
The Senate Education Committee will hold a Public Hearing Friday on Charter Schools.
Senator Dinniman Reacts to I-80 Tolling Decision and Gov. Rendell’s Call for Special Legislative Session on Transportation Funding.
Senator Dinniman introduces legislation that would reinforce the 180 day school requirement.
Senator Dinniman says that education is the key to Pennsylvania’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries.
State Senator Andy Dinniman wants to reduce homeowers’ local property taxes by hundreds of dollars a year with revenues from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas.
Senator Dinniman gives his thoughts on Governor Rendell’s 2010 Budget Address.
Senator Dinniman sponsored a Resolution in the state Senate honoring Miep Gies, protector of Anne Frank, who died January 11th at the age of 100. The Resolution passed unanimously.