Sanchez: Constitutional amendments are better determined during high voter turnout elections

(Sep 22, 2021)

Constitutional amendments need to be scrutinized by a large cross-section of voters. High levels of voter participation would help ensure the changes made truly represent the will and voice of the people. Read more

 

DeLuca demands answers from PA Turnpike Commission about more than $104 million in uncollected tolls

(Sep 21, 2021)

“This uncollected revenue is especially concerning to me because it may have been captured if the Turnpike had continued employing the approximately 500 fare-collection workers who were laid off in 2020 during the transition to electronic tolling,” said DeLuca, the Democratic chairman of the House Insurance Committee. Read more

 

Rabb, Polinchock introduce bill to remove DUI penalties for legal medical cannabis use

(Sep 21, 2021)

“I believe that people with a medical need for cannabis, who have acted courageously to seek help for their medical condition and have been granted use of medical cannabis, should be protected from DUI penalties for their legal medical cannabis use,” Rabb said. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation exempting injured and decorated veterans from vehicle registration fees

(Sep 21, 2021)

According to Ciresi, this exemption would not only help eligible veterans directly, but also their communities and loved ones by easing the financial challenges veterans face when returning from active duty. Read more

 

Frankel joins nearly 900 state legislators to express support for abortion rights

(Sep 21, 2021)

“My name is on this brief because Mississippi’s fight is also Pennsylvania’s fight: The anti-choice movement is on a relentless march to turn back the clock, and we cannot miss a single opportunity to stop them,” Frankel said. Read more

 

Burns' military tuition bill passes key Senate committee, heads to full chamber for vote

(Sep 21, 2021)

Burns’ H.B. 941 would ensure military families are guaranteed the in-state tuition rate as soon as a student enrolls or registers at a community college or submits an enrollment deposit to a four-year public college or university, even if their military parent is later reassigned to another state. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities

(Sep 21, 2021)

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

 

House Democrats to Republican colleagues: ‘Stop the charade’

(Sep 20, 2021)

“Republican legislators could help everyone by joining us in encouraging vaccinations and other health and safety measures so kids can stay in school, parents can stay at work and hospitals can remain accessible for routine healthcare. Instead, they’ve focused on hindering the state’s recovery at nearly every turn and prolonging these hardships by now refusing to recognize that Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support masking in schools." Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation allowing limited wineries to partner with BYOBs

(Sep 17, 2021)

Ciresi, who has made the promotion and protection of small businesses a cornerstone of his role as state representative for the 146th District, said his legislation will benefit BYOB establishments, small Pennsylvania wineries and Pennsylvania dining patrons. Read more

 

Mullery introduces bill to ensure burial grounds receive necessary care

(Sep 17, 2021)

“Cemeteries are meant to be a beautiful and peaceful place to lay our loved ones to rest, but unfortunately some burial grounds end up overrun with plants, weeds and crumbling tombstones because they lack the necessary care that those interred within deserve,” Mullery said. Read more

 

Schweyer: PA Republican election clown show must end

(Sep 16, 2021)

In our state, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were crafted, the GOP sideshow has been a complete embarrassment. But now that very circus is putting your personal data at risk, and enough is enough. Read more

 

Davis to introduce legislation to reinstate, fund Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

(Sep 16, 2021)

Davis said while the federal government ceased funding the PUA directly, the state legislature can and must step in to resume this critical program. He said his proposed legislation would utilize unspent American Rescue Plan dollars to fully fund the PUA program through the end of the year. Read more

 

Mullery introduces meatpacking and food processing worker protection legislation

(Sep 16, 2021)

“We have known from the start of the pandemic there are myriad dangerous issues that continue to impact the health and safety of these critical workers,” Mullery said. “My bill would ensure that the workers who process and package our food are protected, which in turns protects all of us who purchase those goods at the supermarket.” Read more

 

Nelson: Community colleges in Pa. could be – and should be – free

(Sep 15, 2021)

Community colleges are such a valuable component of public education that 25 states are already promoting community college opportunities for free to their residents. Red states and blue states alike are investing in their own kids right now and growing because of it. Read more

 

Hanbidge: If We Fail to Act on Behalf of Women’s Reproductive Rights, Pa. will Become the Next Texas

(Sep 15, 2021)

We are closer to being like Texas than you can imagine. It’s up to all of us to ensure we don’t end up there, which we can do by demanding our elected state officials protect our rights. Read more

 

Sainato co-hosts news conference highlighting free services for veterans

(Sep 15, 2021)

Sainato, who is Democratic chairman of the PA House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said he wants to be sure Pennsylvania veterans and their families are aware of the broad range of free services these trained, accredited professionals can provide. Read more

 

Napoleon Nelson hosting ‘fireside chats’ with blockchain technology insiders

(Sep 14, 2021)

Nelson launched the Emerging Technologies Caucus this spring to help the commonwealth’s elected leaders learn about new and developing technology by working closely with innovators, including academics, entrepreneurs and businesses, and to help foster innovation while responsibly allowing Pennsylvania to compete in the new digital era. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities

(Sep 14, 2021)

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

 

Sappey introduces resolution designating September as International Underground Railroad Month

(Sep 13, 2021)

“It’s critical to recognize the importance of the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania’s history, not only for the sake of those who put their lives on the line so that all Americans could be free before the Civil War, but also to remember that in Pennsylvania the fight for the true freedom of all people is still being fought.” Read more

 

Miller, O’Mara introduce bill connecting firefighters with vital health care

(Sep 10, 2021)

As the nation prepares to remember and honor the 20th anniversary of September 11, and in light of recent studies linking firefighters to increased rates of cancer, heart-related diseases and suicide, state Reps. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, and Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, are introducing a bill that would set up a new state grant program to cover the costs of annual medical examinations for all firefighters in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Sanchez: Constitutional amendments are better determined during high voter turnout elections
Sep 22, 2021

DeLuca demands answers from PA Turnpike Commission about more than $104 million in uncollected tolls
Sep 21, 2021

Rabb, Polinchock introduce bill to remove DUI penalties for legal medical cannabis use
Sep 21, 2021

Ciresi introduces legislation exempting injured and decorated veterans from vehicle registration fees
Sep 21, 2021

Frankel joins nearly 900 state legislators to express support for abortion rights
Sep 21, 2021

Burns' military tuition bill passes key Senate committee, heads to full chamber for vote
Sep 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities
Sep 21, 2021

House Democrats to Republican colleagues: ‘Stop the charade’
Sep 20, 2021

Ciresi introduces legislation allowing limited wineries to partner with BYOBs
Sep 17, 2021

Mullery introduces bill to ensure burial grounds receive necessary care
Sep 17, 2021

Schweyer: PA Republican election clown show must end
Sep 16, 2021

Davis to introduce legislation to reinstate, fund Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Sep 16, 2021

Mullery introduces meatpacking and food processing worker protection legislation
Sep 16, 2021

Nelson: Community colleges in Pa. could be – and should be – free
Sep 15, 2021

Hanbidge: If We Fail to Act on Behalf of Women’s Reproductive Rights, Pa. will Become the Next Texas
Sep 15, 2021

Sainato co-hosts news conference highlighting free services for veterans
Sep 15, 2021

Napoleon Nelson hosting ‘fireside chats’ with blockchain technology insiders
Sep 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities
Sep 14, 2021

Sappey introduces resolution designating September as International Underground Railroad Month
Sep 13, 2021

Miller, O’Mara introduce bill connecting firefighters with vital health care
Sep 10, 2021