Health Committee approves Frankel bill to protect workers from secondhand smoke

(Nov 15, 2023)

“We are the Health Committee – it’s in the name. We cannot refuse to act while thousands of Pennsylvanians are forced to choose between an absolutely undebatable health hazard and their ability to put food on the table,” said Frankel, who is majority chairman of the committee. Read more

 

House passes bills to counter hate, boost security grants & fund our universities; gov. signs law to address maternal mortality

(Nov 03, 2023)

House passes bills to counter hate, boost security grants & fund our universities; gov. signs law to address maternal mortality. Read more

 

Anti-hate crimes legislation passes Pennsylvania House

(Oct 31, 2023)

Reps. Frankel and Nelson's legislation to expand and strengthen Pennsylvania’s anti-hate crimes statutes won bipartisan passage out of the Pennsylvanian House Tuesday, putting Pennsylvania on track to take action amid a nationwide spike in criminal activity fueled by hatred. Read more

 

10.27 5th Anniversary; community resources and events this weekend!

(Oct 27, 2023)

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Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus ‘very disappointed’ in General Assembly’s failure to move primary election date

(Oct 26, 2023)

“Despite drawing attention to the date in question well in advance, we are very disappointed that as things currently stand, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has been unable to come to an agreement and move the primary date from conflicting with Passover." Read more

 

Standing with Israel; improving rural health care; community events; voting resources

(Oct 20, 2023)

Standing with Israel; improving rural health care; community events; voting resources Read more

 

Calling for solidarity with Israel; Pittsburgh’s plastic bag ban in effect; and more!

(Oct 13, 2023)

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Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus stands in solidarity with Israel after deadly terrorist attack

(Oct 08, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 8 – The Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus issued the following statement today regarding the terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel. "Saturday was Shemini Atzeret, a holiday meant to be a day of joyous celebration for the Jewish people. Instead, we are heartbroken to learn that Hamas orchestrated a terrorist attack deliberately murdering and abducting civilians, marring this holy day as one of the most heinous acts of terrorism in Israel's history. "Israel has a right to defend itself, and our hearts go out to the people of Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces as they fight to secure their homeland. "We stand with Israel as they defend against this attack, and we pray for the people of Israel." The Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus is co-chaired by state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks. More information about the caucus and its members can be found at www.pahouse.com/JLC . Read more

 

Moving the Primary Election; funding our universities; events around the district; voting resources

(Oct 06, 2023)

Moving the Primary Election; funding our universities; events around the district; voting resources Read more

 

A victory for street medicine; Monongahela Wharf Connector Trail reopens; deer culling – and more!

(Sep 29, 2023)

A victory for street medicine; Monongahela Wharf Connector Trail reopens; deer culling – and more! Read more

 

Jewish Legislative Caucus ‘deeply disappointed’ by inclusion of some speakers at Penn-hosted ‘Palestine Writes’ festival

(Sep 22, 2023)

“We support and encourage creating spaces for the discussion and celebration of Palestinian art, literature and culture. We simply believe that this celebration should not include individuals with a history of divisive, antisemitic rhetoric, which is antithetical to the mutual respect, understanding, and healing we all need to move forward.” Read more

 

Clearing the air for casino, club, and bar workers; events around the district

(Sep 22, 2023)

Clearing the air for casino, club, and bar workers; events around the district Read more

 

Frankel unveils bill to protect PA workers from secondhand smoke

(Sep 20, 2023)

“Fifteen years ago, this commonwealth took an enormous step forward in ensuring that our workers are not forced to breathe in toxic smoke – it’s time to finish the job,” Frankel, D-Allegheny, said. Read more

 
 

Protecting workers from secondhand smoke; bringing down drug costs; finalizing the budget – and more!

(Aug 31, 2023)

Protecting workers from secondhand smoke; bringing down drug costs; finalizing the budget – and more! Read more

 

Frankel hails fracking studies as the ‘beginning of an overdue conversation’

(Aug 16, 2023)

“Some folks will act like environmental research is bad for business and bad for Pennsylvania’s economy. But, no – it’s pollution that’s bad for business. It’s poor health outcomes that are bad for business,” Frankel said. “Let’s get every ounce of information that we can and use it to protect our constituents.” Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate expansion; universal free school breakfast; prescribing authority for psychologists -- and more!

(Aug 11, 2023)

Check out my latest e-newsletter for the latest on the Property Tax/Rent Rebate expansion; universal free school breakfast; prescribing authority for psychologists -- and much more! Read more

 

Frankel issues statement after Pittsburgh synagogue shooter is sentenced to death

(Aug 02, 2023)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, released the following statement on the Tree of Life synagogue shooter being sentenced to death today: “I’m grateful that the trial is over, so our community can move forward in recovery. I respect the wisdom of a jury who has found this act of hate and violence abhorrent and beyond the bounds of rehabilitation. “This verdict doesn’t restore the lives of the people lost to hate. We will forever mourn them, and the loss is sewn into the fabric of our community, just as the building on the corner of Shady and Wilkins avenues attests to both the tragedy – and hopefully – the path forward in healing and education. “My small part in this is to continue to fight against hate, against hate crimes, and try to compel the full force of our government against this viciousness, this antisemitism, and these attacks against targeted communities.” Today’s sentence comes after a jury found the perpetrator guilty of all 63 counts against him and deemed the death penalty to be an appropriate punishment. Frankel is the co-chair of the PA Jewish Legislative Caucus and has introduced several anti-hate bills in the state House. Read more

 

State budget; Kids Eat Right Month; National Night Out – and more!

(Jul 28, 2023)

State budget; Kids Eat Right Month; National Night Out – and more! Read more

 

Health Committee approves Frankel bill to protect workers from secondhand smoke
Nov 15, 2023

Congratulations, County Executive-Elect Sara Innamorato; Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act -- and more!
Nov 09, 2023

House passes bills to counter hate, boost security grants & fund our universities; gov. signs law to address maternal mortality
Nov 03, 2023

Anti-hate crimes legislation passes Pennsylvania House
Oct 31, 2023

10.27 5th Anniversary; community resources and events this weekend!
Oct 27, 2023

Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus ‘very disappointed’ in General Assembly’s failure to move primary election date
Oct 26, 2023

Standing with Israel; improving rural health care; community events; voting resources
Oct 20, 2023

Calling for solidarity with Israel; Pittsburgh’s plastic bag ban in effect; and more!
Oct 13, 2023

Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus stands in solidarity with Israel after deadly terrorist attack
Oct 08, 2023

Moving the Primary Election; funding our universities; events around the district; voting resources
Oct 06, 2023

A victory for street medicine; Monongahela Wharf Connector Trail reopens; deer culling – and more!
Sep 29, 2023

Jewish Legislative Caucus ‘deeply disappointed’ by inclusion of some speakers at Penn-hosted ‘Palestine Writes’ festival
Sep 22, 2023

Clearing the air for casino, club, and bar workers; events around the district
Sep 22, 2023

Frankel unveils bill to protect PA workers from secondhand smoke
Sep 20, 2023

Bill to close loopholes in the Clean Indoor Air Act and community events this weekend!
Sep 15, 2023

Protecting workers from secondhand smoke; bringing down drug costs; finalizing the budget – and more!
Aug 31, 2023

Frankel hails fracking studies as the ‘beginning of an overdue conversation’
Aug 16, 2023

Property Tax/Rent Rebate expansion; universal free school breakfast; prescribing authority for psychologists -- and more!
Aug 11, 2023

Frankel issues statement after Pittsburgh synagogue shooter is sentenced to death
Aug 02, 2023

State budget; Kids Eat Right Month; National Night Out – and more!
Jul 28, 2023