Larry Farnese

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Phila. State Senator To Reintroduce Bill On LGBT Discrimination

Senator Larry Farnese of Philadelphia’s First District, has introduced bills in the last three legislative sessions to make discrimination illegal in Pennsylvania.


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Hundreds Rally in Love Park To Denounce Gay-Bashing

A growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania’s hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.


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Sen. Farnese Calls For Provision To Hate Crimes Law Following Attack On Gay Couple In Philadelphia

Farnese insisted something must be done to increase the penalty for criminals who target specific classes of victims.


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Renewed Call For Mandatory Minimums For Illegal Firearm Possession In Philadelphia

Prosecutors, police and lawmakers renewed their call for legislation that mandates hard time in jail for carrying illegal guns.


(Pa. state senator Larry Farnese, second from left, and other state officials listen to the testimony of civic advocates who say they are being stifled by nuisance lawsuits.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants Better Protections For Civic Groups Hit With Nuisance Lawsuits

A three-hour public hearing was held in center city Philadelphia on a Pennsylvania state senator’s plan to limit lawsuits aimed at silencing neighborhood civic groups.


(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, at lectern, is flanked by, from left, Delaware County DA Jack Whelan; bill co-sponsors Rep. John Taylor, Rep. Mark Cohen, and Sen. Larry Farnese; and deputy police commissioner Richard Ross.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Broad Regional Support For Stricter Philadelphia Gun Law

“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.


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Pa. Lawmaker Presses For Public Input In Selection of 2nd Phila. Casino Site

“We are in a different position than we were back in 2006,” says Pennsylvania state senator Larry Farnese.


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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Tougher Penalties For Straw Purchases

Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill on the way to his desk that will create tougher penalties for people who illegally buy guns for criminals.


Stigall Show Log 3.22.12

Chris talks to John Cicala of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police about the SEPTA Police Strike, Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese about his proposed legislation in response to the Republican Ultrasound bill and to Buzz Bissinger about the Penalties handed out to the New Orleans Saints for trying to knock players out of games.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/22/2012

Lawyer Michael Schwartz and Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, of the Committee of 70, testify before Pa Senate Committee, at the Franklin Institute. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Larry Farnese Co-Sponsoring Campaign Finance Reform Bill

State Senator Larry Farnese brought some colleges to town yesterday to discuss a bill he’s co-sponsoring on campaign finance reform.


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Community Leaders Speak Out Against Gun Violence In Point Breeze, Grays Ferry

A number of community leaders spoke at a press conference Friday afternoon to respond to the gun violence that has plagued the Point Breeze and Grays Ferry section of the city since mid-September.


Caylee Anthony

Casey Anthony Case Prompts Legislative Proposals In Pennsylvania Senate

The first of what are likely to be numerous bills resulting from the sensational Florida murder case that ended this week is already being worked up in the Pennsylvania Senate.


Stigall Show Log 3.29.11

Chris and CBS News Consultant Mike Lyons react to President Obama’s speech on Libya. He talks to Gladybell Almonte about her store being pressured not to sell candy to kids and State Senator Larry Farnese about people snorting bath salts to get high.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/29/2011