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McClinton introduces comprehensive election bill to bolster democracy, marking one year since deadly insurrection on U.S. Capitol

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities

(1 day ago)

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

 

Kinkead introduces legislation to protect DNA privacy

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“Selling data has become a big business, and quite a lucrative one,” Kinkead said. “People who provide genetic data to a company should have to be notified if their data is being sold and receive a piece of the profit their data generates.” Read more

 

Right to Know Requests Reveal Cyber Charter Waste, Lack of Oversight; Advocates, Lawmakers to Call for Immediate Reforms

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“Wasteful spending in cyber charter school advertising further highlights the need for accountability and reforming our outdated and broken 25-year-old charter school law,” said PA State Representative Joe Ciresi. Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Caucus responds to Chambersburg Borough Council’s vote to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance

(1 day ago)

“Since 2001, Democrats have introduced comprehensive legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Like previous versions, House Bill 300 currently sits in the House State Government Committee where it has not received a vote, let alone a hearing." Read more

 

Deasy: Rushed hearing on constitutional amendment to privatize state liquor system leads to more confusion

(Jan 24, 2022)

“Asking a simple question on a ballot for a complex issue is a disaster in the making. It’s deceptive, and I fear it would result in even more confusion and frustration for Pennsylvanians,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “It’s premature because there is nothing in place to address how that privatization would work, not to mention how it would impact state revenue or the 5,000 state store workers.” Read more

 

Galloway introduces legislation to prohibit remote stalking

(Jan 24, 2022)

"My legislation would protect Pennsylvanians by making sure that this unwarranted act is addressed by updating our Crimes Code to prohibit someone from tracking one’s location or their belongings without consent.” Read more

 

Freeman, Gleim to bring First in Math to Pa. schools

(Jan 21, 2022)

First in Math is a program that features hundreds of engaging math games designed to strengthen fact fluency, automaticity, computational thinking and other critical problem-solving skills. Read more

 

Lawmakers to seek easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians

(Jan 20, 2022)

The Pennsylvania LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is a bipartisan and bicameral caucus made up of members of the General Assembly whose mission is to advocate for equality for LGBTQ+ communities across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Kosierowski introduces legislation to ensure staff retention at long-term care facilities

(Jan 20, 2022)

According to Kosierowski, her legislation would provide retention bonuses to those employed in long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania using $200 million of remaining federal funds from the American Rescue Plan of 2021. Read more

 

Judging justice: The mechanics of criminal sentencing

(Jan 20, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee's Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People explored the current state of sentencing, the human consequences, and steps the state legislature could take to bring about change and needed services, while taking real steps to keep communities safe. Read more

 

Snyder to serve on new Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority

(Jan 19, 2022)

“I am pleased to now serve on the board that my legislation created so I can continue my mission to make sure every resident of Pennsylvania, regardless of where they live, has equal access to broadband." Read more

 

Cephas introduces legislation to help seniors avoid pitfalls of reverse mortgages

(Jan 19, 2022)

“I want seniors in my district and across the commonwealth to get the support they need as they make life-changing decisions,” Cephas said. “This legislation will help ensure they are provided the support they deserve.” Read more

 

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more

(Jan 18, 2022)

This isn’t about us as elected officials. This isn’t about party. This isn’t even about the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, with its bipartisan makeup and nonpartisan appointed chairman. It’s about doing what’s right for Pennsylvanians by putting an end to nonsensical gerrymandering and focusing on fair and equal representation. Read more

 

Reps. Danilo Burgos, Angel Cruz and Manny Guzman: Redistricting plan will improve Latino representation

(Jan 16, 2022)

Latino representation is lacking in Pennsylvania, particularly when you consider the growth that has occurred across Pennsylvania over the last decade. The LRC plan makes major strides in correcting this injustice and restoring fairness in representation in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Another GOP power grab - when “find the votes” turns into “draw the lines”

(Jan 12, 2022)

What these extreme Republicans are doing is seeking power for the sake of power. They’re doing what the former president did — doing whatever it takes to win, even if that means silencing your vote and your voice. Pennsylvanians deserve better. Read more

 

McClinton: The right to vote is at the core of our American identity

(Jan 11, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' latest push to defend democracy. Read more

 

Open Letter to Governor Wolf: Declare an Emergency on Omicron

(Jan 11, 2022)

We are all eager to care for our communities and provide safe learning spaces for our young people. These next few weeks will go a long way to ensuring our ability to make it through winter. Read more

 

Cephas issues statement on Pa. school funding trial

(Jan 11, 2022)

“It is time to right the wrongs of our inequitable school funding system and ensure that children across Pennsylvania – in every public school, not just some of them – have access to a quality public education that will foster their future success.” Read more

 

Mullery introduces legislation to expand PPE and sanitization protocols for K-12 schools

(Jan 06, 2022)

“Our teachers and faculty are stepping up to the front line as essential workers during the pandemic, and they need every piece of equipment and all the tools in place to keep them and our students safe.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities
1 day ago

Kinkead introduces legislation to protect DNA privacy
1 day ago

Right to Know Requests Reveal Cyber Charter Waste, Lack of Oversight; Advocates, Lawmakers to Call for Immediate Reforms
1 day ago

LGBTQ+ Caucus responds to Chambersburg Borough Council’s vote to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance
1 day ago

Deasy: Rushed hearing on constitutional amendment to privatize state liquor system leads to more confusion
Jan 24, 2022

Galloway introduces legislation to prohibit remote stalking
Jan 24, 2022

Freeman, Gleim to bring First in Math to Pa. schools
Jan 21, 2022

Lawmakers to seek easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians
Jan 20, 2022

Kosierowski introduces legislation to ensure staff retention at long-term care facilities
Jan 20, 2022

Judging justice: The mechanics of criminal sentencing
Jan 20, 2022

Snyder to serve on new Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority
Jan 19, 2022

Cephas introduces legislation to help seniors avoid pitfalls of reverse mortgages
Jan 19, 2022

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more
Jan 18, 2022

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
Jan 18, 2022

Reps. Danilo Burgos, Angel Cruz and Manny Guzman: Redistricting plan will improve Latino representation
Jan 16, 2022

Rep. Bizzarro: Another GOP power grab - when “find the votes” turns into “draw the lines”
Jan 12, 2022

McClinton: The right to vote is at the core of our American identity
Jan 11, 2022

Open Letter to Governor Wolf: Declare an Emergency on Omicron
Jan 11, 2022

Cephas issues statement on Pa. school funding trial
Jan 11, 2022

Mullery introduces legislation to expand PPE and sanitization protocols for K-12 schools
Jan 06, 2022