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Senate Democrats today announced their committee chairmanships for the 2013-2014 legislative session.
Local senators John Yudichak, of Plymouth Township, and John Blake, of Archbald, were among those given leadership positions.

‚??The Senate Democratic committee chairs bring a wide range of experience and expertise to their individual committees,‚?Ě Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said. ‚??With three additional members for the upcoming session, Senate Democrats look forward to playing an increasingly important role in crafting legislation and working through issues affecting all Pennsylvanians.‚?Ě

Members assigned as Democratic chairs for standing committees are as follows:

Aging & Youth ‚?? Sen. Leanna Washington (Philadelphia/Montgomery)

Agriculture & Rural Affairs ‚?? Sen. Judy Schwank (Berks)

Appropriations ‚?? Sen. Vincent Hughes (Philadelphia/Montgomery)

Banking & Insurance ‚?? Sen. Mike Stack (Philadelphia)

Communications & Technology ‚?? Sen. Farnese (Philadelphia)

Community, Economic & Recreational Development ‚?? Sen. Wayne Fontana (Allegheny)

Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure ‚?? Sen. Lisa Boscola (Northampton/Lehigh/Monroe)

Education ‚?? Sen. Andrew Dinniman (Chester/Montgomery)

Environmental Resources & Energy ‚?? Sen. John Yudichak (Luzerne/Monroe/Carbon)

Finance ‚?? Sen. John Blake (Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe)

Games & Fisheries ‚?? Sen. Richard Kasunic (Fayette/Somerset/Washington/Westmoreland)

Intergovernmental Operations ‚?? Sen. Sean Wiley (Erie)

Judiciary ‚?? Sen. Daylin Leach (Montgomery/Delaware)

Labor & Industry ‚?? Sen. Tina Tartaglione (Philadelphia)

Law & Justice ‚?? Sen. Jim Ferlo (Allegheny/Westmoreland/Armstrong)

Local Government ‚?? Sen. Rob Teplitz (Dauphin/York)

Public Health & Welfare ‚?? Sen. Shirley Kitchen (Philadelphia)

Rules & Executive Nominations ‚?? Sen. Jay Costa (Allegheny)

State Government ‚?? Sen. Matt Smith (Allegheny/Washington)

Transportation ‚?? Sen. John Wozniak (Cambria/Clinton/Clearfield/Centre/Somerset)

Urban Affairs and Housing ‚?? Sen. Jim Brewster (Allegheny/Westmoreland)

Veteran‚??s Affairs and Emergency Preparedness ‚?? Sen. Tim Solobay (Washington/Greene/Allegheny/Beaver/Westmoreland)
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