Policy Hearing: Rep. Mike Sturla - PSP Fee for Local Police Coverage

State Rep. Mike Sturla hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss implementing a fee to cover the cost of Pennsylvania State Police providing free local police patrolling services.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Pat Harkins - Renewable Energy

State Rep. Pat Harkins hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on renewable energy in Erie.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Ryan Bizzarro - Jobs

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro hosted a House Democratic Policy to discuss jobs in Erie.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Patty Kim- Raising the Minimum Wage

State Rep. Patty Kim hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Harrisburg to discuss raising the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Frank Burns on Economic Development

State Rep. Frank Burns hosts a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss economic development in Ebensburg.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Mahoney on Opioid Abuse Treatment

State Rep. Tim Mahoney hosts a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss opioid abuse treatment and education.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Bizzarro - Personal Assistance Service Providers

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss the struggles facing the home-based care industry.



Policy Hearing: Kinsey/Dawkins- Extending parole eligbility

State Reps. Stephen Kinsey and Jason Dawkins, both of Philadelphia, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the extension of parole eligibility for life sentences.



Policy Hearing: Rep. McCarter- Infrastructure

State Rep. Steve McCarter held a House Democratic Policy Hearing to discuss national and statewide infrastructure issues, including water and sewer infrastructure needs in Montgomery County. (Sept. 15, 2016)



Policy Hearings: Rep. Mullery on Jobs

State Rep. Jerry Mullery hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss jobs and the unemployment rate. (Sept. 8, 2016)



Policy Hearing: PA Turnpike

Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss the financial well-being of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.



Policy Hearing: PA HOPE Caucus in Scranton

The PA HOPE Caucus and Republican and Democratic Policy Committees met in Scranton to discuss the heroin, opioid and prescription drug epidemic.



Policy Hearing: Biosolids

State Rep. Mike Hanna hosted a House Democratic Policy Hearing to discuss biosolids and their environmental impact.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Schweyer- Raising the Minimum Wage

State Reps. Pete Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.



Policy Hearing: Establishing Regional Detox Centers

State Representative Bryan Barbin hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss his House Bill 2200 that would establish eight regional detox centers throughout the state. The legislation is part of an effort to address the heroin, opioid and prescription drug epidemic facing the state. (Aug. 25, 2016)



Policy Hearing: Heroin/Opioid Prescription Epidemic

Rep. Pam Snyder hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss Pennsylvania's heroin, opioid and prescription drug epidemic. (Aug. 23, 2016)



Policy Hearing: Ending the Pipeline to Prison

State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosted a House Democratic Policy to discuss criminal justice reform. (Aug. 18, 2016)



PA Hope Caucus Policy Hearing in Pittsburgh

State Rep. Ed Gainey served as co-chair of a bipartisan Policy Committee hearing with the PA HOPE Caucus to discuss the opioid/heroin epidemic. (August 2, 2016)



Policy Hearing: Fair Chance Housing

State Rep. Donna Bullock hosted a House Democratic Policy Hearing to discuss her Fair Chance Housing legislation that would prohibit landlords from asking certain questions about a tenant's criminal background.



Policy Committee Hearing: SEPTA Train Cars

State Rep. Brendan Boyle hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss the recent SEPTA train car problems and received a status update on how SEPTA will address the problem moving forward.



Policy Hearing on Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

State Rep. Madeleine Dean and Chairman Mike Sturla host a House Democratic Policy Hearing on Pennsylvania's Heroin/Opioid Epidemic.



Policy Committee Hearing: Basic Education Funding

State Rep. Leslie Acosta co-chaired a House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss an equitable funding formula for basic education in the commonwealth.



Policy Committee Hearing: Cheyney University Funding

State Representatives James Roebuck, Stephen Kinsey and Jordan Harris co-chaired a House Democratic Policy Hearing on Cheyney University Funding.



Bipartisan Policy Committee Hearing on House Bill 1010

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky hosted the Democratic Policy Committee for a bipartisan hearing on House Bill 1010, which would close loopholes that allow the purchase of certain firearms without a background check.