Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico

(1 day ago)

“We urge President Biden to ease the burden for Puerto Ricans, regardless of political or statehood status, and manage this situation with the same urgency that would involve any of the 50 states in the country. This is a matter of survival and empathy.” Read more

 

DeLissio releases statement following Roxborough shooting

(1 day ago)

“Our children – all of us actually – but particularly children, need a society that truly values their safety and security." Read more

 

Burns proposes ‘fair chance’ legislation for government jobs

(1 day ago)

“Thankfully, we are far removed from the days when political patronage and cronyism ruled the halls of Harrisburg and state jobs were doled out as rewards, but there remains work to be done as we continue to professionalize the state workforce,” Burns said. Read more

 

Kenyatta issues statement on shooting at Roxborough High School

(1 day ago)

“The last time I was at my alma mater Roxborough High School, I was delivering the commencement address. Today I instead went to meet with students and staff reeling from yesterday’s mass shooting. I’m gutted and angry for these families — and the school community I so love,” Kenyatta said. Read more

 

Brown offers statement on mass shooting at Roxborough High School

(1 day ago)

Fourteen-year-old Nicholas Elizalde was killed in the shooting at Roxborough High and four teenagers were injured. Read more

 

Isaacson announces legislation on menstrual education in schools

(1 day ago)

According to reports, 79% of teenage students feel they need more education on menstruation. Many young students report that their first period was “embarrassing, traumatic, scary and confusing” and that they felt dirty during their period. Read more

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

Held at the Henry Student Center at Wilkes University, Wednesday’s hearing consisted of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, nonprofit founders and state officials. Read more

 

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski

(Sep 27, 2022)

The proposal builds on Pashinski’s 2018 legislation creating temporary guardianship for grandparents when parents of children are unable to care for them due to substance use disorder. Read more

 

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans

(Sep 27, 2022)

“Flood damage, stormwater and erosion issues don’t abide by municipal or political boundaries,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “Many miles separate our districts, but all the members of the Policy Committee here today represent municipalities with flooding concerns." Read more

 

Dawkins discusses GOP hypocrisy in Krasner impeachment probe

(Sep 26, 2022)

“If the Republican majority is so concerned with crime in Philadelphia, then why do they oppose funding for our children and why do they deny the city’s elected officials the right to write their own gun safety laws like banning assault weapons?" Read more

 

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties

(Sep 26, 2022)

“Pennsylvania is proud of its mining history, in fact, it’s what helped shaped many parts of the state,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said. “Mining helped fuel everything from our state’s numerous industries to the small towns that formed and grew because of the jobs mines created. However, as we’ve seen in 45 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties that have abandoned mine lands, nothing improves unless organizations, working in lockstep with the government, address the issues created by abandoned mines. That’s why this work is so important, it transforms a problem into a resource.” Read more

 

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities

(Sep 26, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation with bipartisan support to reform hospital closure process

(Sep 23, 2022)

House Bill 2849 doubles the time in which a hospital system must notify state and local agencies of a planned closure from 90 to 180 days. Read more

 

Webster introduces legislation aimed at strengthening school boards

(Sep 22, 2022)

“The better informed our school board members are in their decision making,” Webster said, “the more they can ensure our schools are providing the best education possible – while being fiscally sound.” Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies impacts of technological advancements on disabled community

(Sep 22, 2022)

“As a member of the disabled community myself, it’s clear from today’s discussion we need to be more involved in the conversations and work to advance technology. As the saying goes: ‘Nothing about us, without us,” said Hohenstein. Read more

 

McNeill bill would require insurance coverage for prostate cancer screenings

(Sep 21, 2022)

According to data from the American Cancer Society, one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The illness can also lay dormant for many years without going detected; screenings can help find the cancer at an early stage. Read more

 

Kinsey, Bullock introduce legislation to address sickle cell disease

(Sep 21, 2022)

This resolution would call on federal policymakers to ensure that individuals have access to all medications and forms of treatment, as well as ensure that any new therapies are covered by Medicare and Medicaid programs. Read more

 

Sainato: House unanimously passes legislation to establish first responder tuition and loan assistance program

(Sep 21, 2022)

“The House’s vote today moves us one step closer to establishing that program and other measures to begin building back the ranks of volunteers while also supporting paid municipal fire and EMS services.” Read more

 

Bullock, PLBC rally for equal pay for Black women

(Sep 21, 2022)

PLBC Chairwoman Donna Bullock said Black women make 58 cents on the dollar compared to their white male counterparts and that Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which is recognized every year, has moved to later in the year for 2022. The day coincides with the amount of time it takes Black women, working full time, year round, to ‘catch up’ to a white man’s salary from the previous year. Read more

 

Sappey, Bullock and Rabb introduce resolution recognizing September as Transcontinental Underground Railroad Month

(Sep 21, 2022)

Sappey had introduced resolutions commemorating the month in previous legislative sessions and this year was joined by colleagues Bullock and Rabb. The language of the document was drafted with support from the Legislative Black Caucus and the House Equity Committee. Read more

 

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico
1 day ago

DeLissio releases statement following Roxborough shooting
1 day ago

Burns proposes ‘fair chance’ legislation for government jobs
1 day ago

Kenyatta issues statement on shooting at Roxborough High School
1 day ago

Brown offers statement on mass shooting at Roxborough High School
1 day ago

Isaacson announces legislation on menstrual education in schools
1 day ago

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents
Sep 28, 2022

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski
Sep 27, 2022

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans
Sep 27, 2022

Dawkins discusses GOP hypocrisy in Krasner impeachment probe
Sep 26, 2022

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties
Sep 26, 2022

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities
Sep 26, 2022

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation with bipartisan support to reform hospital closure process
Sep 23, 2022

Webster introduces legislation aimed at strengthening school boards
Sep 22, 2022

Policy hearing identifies impacts of technological advancements on disabled community
Sep 22, 2022

McNeill bill would require insurance coverage for prostate cancer screenings
Sep 21, 2022

Kinsey, Bullock introduce legislation to address sickle cell disease
Sep 21, 2022

Sainato: House unanimously passes legislation to establish first responder tuition and loan assistance program
Sep 21, 2022

Bullock, PLBC rally for equal pay for Black women
Sep 21, 2022

Sappey, Bullock and Rabb introduce resolution recognizing September as Transcontinental Underground Railroad Month
Sep 21, 2022