Policy Hearing: Property Taxes

State Rep. Marty Flynn hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss property taxes and an upcoming ballet referendum that would authorize expansion of the Homestead Exemption (November 1, 2017)



Policy Hearing: Education Funding

State Rep. Maureen Madden hosts a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss equitable education funding. (October 31, 2017)



Policy Forum: Brain Scan Technology

State Rep. Bryan Barbin hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee forum on new brain scan technology at the University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown.



Policy Hearing: Affordable Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization

State Rep. Dom Costa, chairman of the Allegheny County Delegation, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss solutions to secure affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization.



Policy Committee Hearing: College Affordability

The House Democratic Policy Committee met to discuss college affordability.



Policy Committee Hearing: Agency Unification

House Democratic Policy Committee members had the opportunity to discuss the upcoming unification of the Departments of Human Services, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs. Secretary-Designee Teresa Miller along with Eric Hagarty, deputy chief of staff, Governor’s Office; Meg Snead, deputy secretary of policy, Governor’s Office; and Jen Swails, special advisor to the secretary, Office of the Budge



Policy Committee Hearing: Pediatric Cancer Research Funding

State Rep. Tom Caltagirone hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to discuss pediatric cancer research funding.



Policy Committee Hearing: Home Care Industry

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss issues facing the home care industry.



Policy Committee Hearing: Marcellus Shale

State Rep. Mike Sturla hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Harrisburg to explore a Marcellus Shale Severance Tax in Pennsylvania.



Policy Committee Hearing: Rep. Madden- Raising the Minimum Wage

Rep. Maureen Madden hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Tobyhanna Wednesday, May 3 to discuss raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage.



Policy Committee Hearing: Rep. Haggerty- Human Services

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on May 2 on Human Services in Pennsylvania.



Policy Committee Hearing: Rep. Pashinski- Marcellus Shale

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Wilkes University to discuss a Marcellus Shale Tax.



Policy Committee Hearing: Rep. Tina Davis-Certified Recovery Residence Act

State Rep. Tina Davis hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss her House Bill 355 that would establish certification for recovery residences.



Policy Hearing: Rep. Dom Costa - Towing Legislation

State Rep. Dom Costa hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Sharpsburg to discuss towing procedure reform legislation.



Policy Hearing: State Police Fee for Local Police Coverage

State Rep. Mike Sturla, Chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, hosted a hearing in Pittsburgh to discuss proposals to implement a fee to municipalities that currently receive local police coverage from the state police, free of charge.



Policy Committee Panel: Rep. Dan Miller

State Rep. Dan Miller hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee panel discussion at his Mental Health and Disability Summit.



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.