Cruz demands Gov. Wolf and PA Education Department address state charter school inequities

(18 hours ago)

"As safety, attendance, and grades have all increased, it would be a shame to take all that progress away from these children, their schools and families.” Read more

 

MEDIA EVENT: House Democratic lawmakers to demand action to prevent gun violence

(20 hours ago)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Following Tuesday’s tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where 21 people - including 19 children - were murdered at an elementary school by a single gunman, Pennsylvania House Democratic lawmakers are calling on House Republican leaders to act on commonsense measures to prevent gun violence. WHAT : House Democrats Outline Commonsense Measures to Prevent Gun Violence WHEN : Following session, Wednesday, May 25 WHERE : Main Rotunda, PA State Capitol Read more

 

Housing is a Human Right

(May 24, 2022)

Many long-term residents, especially seniors, are facing historic financial hardships, and the legislature must take action to prevent dangerous living conditions, displacement of seniors, low income families, and people of color. Read more

 

Bullock Leads Inaugural K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action

(May 23, 2022)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, chairwoman of the Pa. Legislative Black Caucus, leads the inaugural K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the election of Irvis as the first Black speaker of any state legislature in the U.S. and make heard the voices of legislators and advocates working to address systemic inequities across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Kim, lawmakers explain need to act after rise in hate crimes

(May 23, 2022)

House Bill 1917 would require the Department of Education to create an integrated curriculum including Asian American Pacific Islander people, history and contributions to American society. Kim noted that although she would prefer a requirement, her bill is merely an urging for schools to incorporate AAPI teaching into their curriculum. Read more

 

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action

(May 23, 2022)

“This inaugural day of action not only commemorates the accomplishments of the first and only Black speaker in the Pennsylvania legislature to date,” Bullock said, “but it is also an opportunity to amplify the voices of Black Pennsylvanians and the issues that are important to our communities." Read more

 

Conklin bill to ban domestic violence convicts from holding public office moves to House Judiciary Committee

(May 19, 2022)

As the bill embarks on an important first step in the legislative process, Conklin on a parallel track is working to secure important outside support for a proposal he believes promotes public trust and ensures higher ethical integrity for those elected and selected to hold important government positions. Read more

 

McClinton joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity

(May 18, 2022)

The Senate and House Democrats will work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to create grant programs for the $10 million in available funding to benefit statewide health care facilities and community-based organizations. Read more

 

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions

(May 16, 2022)

“Local governments and public officials should not be using public dollars to campaign, especially when it relates to questions that impact that local government,” Burns said. Read more

 

Kim: Higher wages for higher costs

(May 13, 2022)

Kim is fighting for a budget that returns money back to the people who need it the most. Read more

 

Snyder seeks to exempt seniors age 70+ from jury duty

(May 11, 2022)

The current law allows seniors to apply for permanent jury duty exemption at age 75, while Snyder’s new bill would automatically stop any state resident age 70 or older from being called to serve. Read more

 

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County

(May 11, 2022)

Lawmakers in Delaware County taking issue with Crozer Health plans to close facilities in the region hosted a hearing today to understand the impact the closure has had on expectant mothers in the region before joining health professionals demonstrating outside Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Read more

 

Longietti receives ‘Legislative Excellence in Caring’ award from early education commission

(May 10, 2022)

Longietti – who co-chairs the bipartisan, bicameral Pennsylvania Legislative Early Childhood Education Caucus and is Democratic chairman of the state House Education Committee – said he was honored to be recognized by the commission because he is a strong supporter of the group’s work. Read more

 

Howard: It’s past time to encode reproductive rights into PA law

(May 10, 2022)

We must join our neighbors in New Jersey and Delaware in enshrining reproductive rights here in Pennsylvania. This is why I introduced HB 733 last year, which would finally and rightfully encode Roe v. Wade’s protections into Pennsylvania law. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 10, 2022)

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

 

Living in a digital world not easy for older Pennsylvanians

(May 10, 2022)

A 2021 Pew Research study found that 67% of adults 65 or older said they use the internet, but that rate drops to only 14% for seniors 80 or older, leading to a gap in access to many modern-day access and convenience the digital world provides. Read more

 

Shusterman: Ghost guns kill real people; It's past time to address their use

(May 09, 2022)

Gun violence affects lives across the commonwealth every day. We can’t wait any longer for responsible firearm reform – to both protect the rights of responsible gun owners and to prevent more tragedies from occurring. Read more

 

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production

(May 09, 2022)

“Pennsylvania has a tremendous economic opportunity here in Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia specifically to benefit from responsibly grown hemp,” said Burgos. Read more

 

Hearing explores what happens without PA School Audit Bureau

(May 04, 2022)

“Without an auditing function, Pennsylvania could lose billions of dollars because of malfeasance or improper allocation of funds in our schools,” said Ciresi. “If we don't have experts auditing our institutions, it’s going to be impossible to ensure fiscal responsibility throughout our Commonwealth.” Read more

 

Madden: The fight for women's reproductive rights continues

(May 03, 2022)

Here in Pennsylvania, I am an ally to all who stand for decency and equity. That is MY choice, and I am damn proud of it. Read more

 

Cruz demands Gov. Wolf and PA Education Department address state charter school inequities
18 hours ago

MEDIA EVENT: House Democratic lawmakers to demand action to prevent gun violence
20 hours ago

Housing is a Human Right
May 24, 2022

Bullock Leads Inaugural K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action
May 23, 2022

Kim, lawmakers explain need to act after rise in hate crimes
May 23, 2022

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action
May 23, 2022

Conklin bill to ban domestic violence convicts from holding public office moves to House Judiciary Committee
May 19, 2022

McClinton joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity
May 18, 2022

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions
May 16, 2022

Kim: Higher wages for higher costs
May 13, 2022

Snyder seeks to exempt seniors age 70+ from jury duty
May 11, 2022

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County
May 11, 2022

Longietti receives ‘Legislative Excellence in Caring’ award from early education commission
May 10, 2022

Howard: It’s past time to encode reproductive rights into PA law
May 10, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 10, 2022

Living in a digital world not easy for older Pennsylvanians
May 10, 2022

Shusterman: Ghost guns kill real people; It's past time to address their use
May 09, 2022

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production
May 09, 2022

Hearing explores what happens without PA School Audit Bureau
May 04, 2022

Madden: The fight for women's reproductive rights continues
May 03, 2022