Krueger re-introduces bill to ensure equitable access to contraceptives

(Mar 29, 2022)

“Our bill, the bill we’re introducing today, House Bill 2454, would protect access to this important form of health care by making sure that individuals and insurers in Pennsylvania have to provide coverage for contraception,” said Krueger. “The medication that we are talking about today is used for birth control, but it is also medication that treats many other medical conditions.” Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns House Education Committee’s passage of H.B. 972

(Mar 29, 2022)

A bill that would discriminate against LGBTQ+ students by restricting their ability to participate in their school’s sports programs as the gender they identify with passed the PA House Education Committee Tuesday, despite opposition from members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus that sit on the committee. Read more

 

State Rep. Chris Rabb to introduce legislation allowing for electronic petitioning for candidates

(Mar 29, 2022)

“This legislation would bring our nomination process into the 21st century,” Rabb said. “It would modernize and much improve the candidate petitioning process for candidates, voters and government employees while promoting a more efficient, cost-effective and equitable way of encouraging civic engagement.” Read more

 

Gov. Wolf, Rep. Samuelson Call on General Assembly to Invest in Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals with Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program

(Mar 24, 2022)

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits seniors and people with disabilities with more than 400,000 people receiving rebates each year. My office alone helps about 800 people each year complete their rebate applications,” said Rep. Samuelson. Read more

 

State Rep. Chris Rabb applauds decision to adjust minimum wage for tipped workers

(Mar 24, 2022)

Under this new rule, adopted unanimously by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission on Monday, tipped workers can only be paid below minimum wage if they make over $135 per month in tips — a threshold which used to be just $30. Read more

 

Wolf, Hohenstein, Tartaglione Call on General Assembly to Provide Immediate Support to Small Businesses

(Mar 24, 2022)

“The Governor’s proposal to increase funding to the Small Business Assistance Program, the PA Opportunity Program, and other funding for low-income families addresses the fact that so many of us are under water and need a working-class bailout." Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown calls on legislature to increase funding for attorney general to combat gun violence

(Mar 24, 2022)

The Gun Violence Task Force is a coalition between The Office of the Attorney General, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, which investigates the origin of guns used in crimes and traces them to prevent future crimes. Read more

 

Hohenstein: How can Harrisburg help the folks who do their budget at the kitchen table?

(Mar 23, 2022)

It’s raining all across Pennsylvania. It is time to help our people dry out and recover from the pandemic. Read more

 

As prices rise at the pumps, it’s time to raise the minimum wage | Kim

(Mar 23, 2022)

While Pennsylvania’s lagging minimum wage has been a problem for a decade, Putin’s unjust attack on Ukraine has worsened its impact. While the world works to end the devastation in Ukraine, here at home we can help our neighbors by increasing the minimum wage. Read more

 

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship, application period

(Mar 23, 2022)

“The cost of higher education is climbing and is potentially out of reach for so many students,” said Bullock, D-Phila. “We want to help students who aspire to go to college achieve that goal any way we can." Read more

 

DeLuca introduces bill to relieve pain at the gas pump

(Mar 23, 2022)

In addition to a six-month state tax suspension, H.B. 2453 would require owners of gas stations and oil companies to pass on the tax break to consumers. Read more

 

Rep. Joanna McClinton: America deserves a high court that reflects the diversity of our people

(Mar 23, 2022)

I’m truly excited for all of the little Black girls in schools and young Black women in communities — from Philadelphia to Erie, and Scranton to York — who will hopefully soon see someone who looks like them on the Supreme Court of the United States. Read more

 

Parker introduces criminal record reform bill

(Mar 22, 2022)

Roughly one in three adult Americans have a criminal record, as many as have college diplomas. Having a criminal record can make it difficult to obtain housing, job placements, or public benefits. Read more

 

State Rep. Chris Rabb introduces bill to study benefits of a four-day work week

(Mar 21, 2022)

Many companies around the globe have started pilot programs concerning a four-day work week and the results have been promising. There are reports of better work/life balance, higher morale among employees and less spending on child care, Rabb said. Read more

 

DeLissio introduces legislation to help fight child abuse

(Mar 18, 2022)

The bill would allow individuals renewing vehicle registrations or a driver’s license to include an optional $5 donation to the Children’s Trust Fund, which awards grants to community-based programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. Read more

 

The path to defeating Putin lies in ending our dependence on fossil fuels | Opinion

(Mar 17, 2022)

Clean energy like wind, solar, and nuclear produced here is not dependent on international market forces and is much less vulnerable than oil and gas to price shocks. Read more

 

With popular school lunch program in danger, Davis urges Congressional action

(Mar 17, 2022)

“For too many children, school meals are their only stable source of nutrition, and at a time when the price of everything from a loaf of bread to a gallon of gas is on the increase, allowing this program to end could be devastating for families,” Davis said. Read more

 

McClinton issues statement on Pa. Supreme Court's decision to uphold new state legislative maps

(Mar 17, 2022)

"Pennsylvania’s new legislative maps are representative of the dramatic shifts in our population over the past ten years and will help reverse a generation of gerrymandered legislative districts and protect the right of the people to fair and equal representation in state government." Read more

 

Frankel, Costa unveil ‘Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act’

(Mar 16, 2022)

Currently, the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act allows smoking inside casinos, private clubs and certain drinking establishments. But if passed, Frankel and Costa’s legislation would eliminate those exemptions and expand protections for the employees inside those businesses. Read more

 

Krueger re-introduces bill to ensure equitable access to contraceptives
Mar 29, 2022

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns House Education Committee’s passage of H.B. 972
Mar 29, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb to introduce legislation allowing for electronic petitioning for candidates
Mar 29, 2022

Gov. Wolf, Rep. Samuelson Call on General Assembly to Invest in Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals with Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program
Mar 24, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb applauds decision to adjust minimum wage for tipped workers
Mar 24, 2022

Wolf, Hohenstein, Tartaglione Call on General Assembly to Provide Immediate Support to Small Businesses
Mar 24, 2022

State Rep. Amen Brown calls on legislature to increase funding for attorney general to combat gun violence
Mar 24, 2022

Hohenstein: How can Harrisburg help the folks who do their budget at the kitchen table?
Mar 23, 2022

As prices rise at the pumps, it’s time to raise the minimum wage | Kim
Mar 23, 2022

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship, application period
Mar 23, 2022

DeLuca introduces bill to relieve pain at the gas pump
Mar 23, 2022

Rep. Joanna McClinton: America deserves a high court that reflects the diversity of our people
Mar 23, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 22, 2022

Parker introduces criminal record reform bill
Mar 22, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb introduces bill to study benefits of a four-day work week
Mar 21, 2022

DeLissio introduces legislation to help fight child abuse
Mar 18, 2022

The path to defeating Putin lies in ending our dependence on fossil fuels | Opinion
Mar 17, 2022

With popular school lunch program in danger, Davis urges Congressional action
Mar 17, 2022

McClinton issues statement on Pa. Supreme Court's decision to uphold new state legislative maps
Mar 17, 2022

Frankel, Costa unveil ‘Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act’
Mar 16, 2022