Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.

(7 hours ago)

“Diaper Need Awareness Week should serve as a reminder to all of us that a lack of diapers for infants and toddlers, and incontinence products for adults, is a public health issue that needs to be addressed.” Read more

 

PLBC condemns book bans at start of national Banned Books Week

(7 hours ago)

“This fearmongering has parents and school districts scrambling to stop something that doesn’t exist. Part of the negative effect of this overreaching response is children are kept from reading books that reflect their diverse school community and world around them." Read more

 

Wheatley, Lewis DelRosso Introduce Legislation to Offer Small Business Opportunities for Everyone in Pennsylvania

(13 hours ago)

Reps. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) and Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) have introduced legislation designed to encourage minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses to bid for and compete in state and local government bidding opportunities. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities

(1 day ago)

Review the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!

(Sep 24, 2021)

We, the undersigned, are rallying our citizens to demand that Congress respond to this crisis in a way which is appropriate: The establishment of a large, $5 trillion National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in HR 3339, which is before the current session of Congress. Read more

 

O’Mara, Stephens to reintroduce Extreme Risk Protective Order bill during Suicide Prevention Month

(Sep 24, 2021)

“We know laws like this work,” O’Mara said. “We have the data from other states to prove it. Where enacted, suicide rates have declined, giving individuals the critical time needed to find resources for the help they need. It is well documented that placing time between an individual in crisis and a means to harm themselves or others results in those individuals finding better outcomes then ending their lives, or the lives of others.” Read more

 

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

 

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.
7 hours ago

PLBC condemns book bans at start of national Banned Books Week
7 hours ago

Wheatley, Lewis DelRosso Introduce Legislation to Offer Small Business Opportunities for Everyone in Pennsylvania
13 hours ago

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities
1 day ago

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!
Sep 24, 2021

O’Mara, Stephens to reintroduce Extreme Risk Protective Order bill during Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 24, 2021

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