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Kinkead: Allegheny County DA Zappala’s actions are reprehensible and must be immediately addressed

(Jun 04, 2021)

“Our residents have a right to fair and equal treatment under the law, and we demand that actions be taken to ensure that those rights remain paramount in the district attorney’s office.” Read more

 

Nelson establishes Emerging Technologies Caucus to help legislature keep pace with rapid tech growth

(Jun 03, 2021)

The purpose, Nelson said, would be to have members of the PA House of Representatives follow the latest policy and regulatory developments, educate members and committees, and develop and pass legislation that advances tech innovation while supporting responsible growth for these new markets. Read more

 

Bullock, Davis take a stand against solitary confinement for vulnerable populations

(Jun 03, 2021)

Solitary confinement has been found to induce hallucinations, depression, anxiety, and paranoia, and its impact can be devastating on inmates’ long-term psychological and emotional well-being. Read more

 

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship awardees

(Jun 03, 2021)

“These students are the best and brightest, so providing some help with the costs of college is something we as a caucus are proud to do,” Bullock said. Read more

 

Frankel: Legislature must stop stonewalling and empower local communities to protect people

(Jun 03, 2021)

Legislation would allow communities to respond to shootings, violence by ending state preemption Read more

 

Rabb will introduce legislation to ban police use of control agents like tear gas, pepper balls, mace and rubber bullets

(Jun 03, 2021)

“Debilitating weapons of war have no place being used against civilians,” Rabb said. Read more

 

Policy Committee vets Fiedler, Krajewski’s administrative fix that would have major impacts on Pa. renters

(Jun 02, 2021)

"Having access to safe, clean, healthy housing is a human right," said Krajewski. "I know firsthand what it feels like to not have stable housing, and I want to do all I can to ensure safe, clean and stable housing for everyone — and to make sure that no one's past will hold power over their future, including over the ability to secure housing." Read more

 

Schlossberg: Legislative package would improve access to mental and physical health care

(Jun 02, 2021)

“Right now, many Pennsylvanians who are seeking mental health treatment are encountering roadblocks from our own insurance laws and by making a few simple changes, we can remove these barriers to high quality care,” Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Burns: Suspend zombie liquor license auctions until compliance with law

(Jun 01, 2021)

Burns’ proposed legislation would end the auctions of these excess licenses, which he believes puts the LCB in direct competition with bar and restaurant licensees who want to sell their license but are being undercut by the state agency, until full compliance with the law that allowed the auctions in the first place. Read more

 

Opinion: Broadband Upgrades a Key Part of the Pa Rescue Plan

(Jun 01, 2021)

In the 21st century, our state demands better. We invite you to learn more about how this plan can help us recover, restore and reimagine what life is like in Pennsylvania by visiting www.pahouse.com/PARescuePlan. Read more

 

Fiedler, Innamorato share creative approaches to housing affordability at virtual public hearing

(Jun 01, 2021)

“Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head. That’s true for families, for children and teens, for adults and for senior citizens,” explained Fiedler. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities

(Jun 01, 2021)

Learn more about state and federal grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Daley: Defending Women’s Rights

(May 28, 2021)

As co-chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Women’s Health Caucus, Daley said a key fight is against anti-choice bills. Read more

 

Brown commends DOC and Secretary Wetzel for action to ensure wider access to medical care for incarcerated individuals

(May 28, 2021)

“I applaud the most recent action to suspend medical co-pays for inmates. I want to thank Secretary Wetzel and the Department of Corrections staff on their willingness to work on common-sense solutions for those incarcerated and their families,” Brown said. Read more

 

Briggs introduces legislation to elevate mental health education in schools

(May 27, 2021)

“We need to make sure schools are providing health education that respects the importance of mental health, which affects overall well-being," said Briggs. Read more

 

Conklin issues statement in support of Congresswoman Dean, We The People PA

(May 27, 2021)

“I fully support Congresswoman Dean and the We The People PA organization regarding the American Rescue Plan. This plan will benefit all Pennsylvanians as we continue to recover from the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic." Read more

 

Rep. McClinton comments on Inspector General’s report

(May 26, 2021)

“I want to thank the inspector general for this thorough and complete report. It answers the questions we had about what occurred and I applaud Governor Wolf for making sure it is public." Read more

 

Cephas, Davis, Jones, Mizgorski unveil Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act

(May 26, 2021)

Over the span of three decades Pennsylvania has seen a significant increase in the number of incarcerated women, and the DFIW Act bill would provide well-vetted provisions at both the state and county level, with necessary oversight from children and youth services. Read more

 

Kinsey reflects on one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, reminds lawmakers to continue to fight for justice

(May 26, 2021)

“I also want to set the record straight that Mr. Floyd was not a martyr or a hero. He did not sacrifice his life for justice or anything grand, and that is perfectly fine. Like many of us, he was just a person existing in this world. This is what makes his murder more traumatic, especially to those of us who look like him." Read more

 

House Democrats seek to prevent prison gerrymandering

(May 26, 2021)

“It’s better for the purposes of drawing our legislative districts, which are population-based, to count these individuals in the communities they call home. It will result in better, more even representation for all Pennsylvanians.” Read more

 

Kinkead: Allegheny County DA Zappala’s actions are reprehensible and must be immediately addressed
Jun 04, 2021

Nelson establishes Emerging Technologies Caucus to help legislature keep pace with rapid tech growth
Jun 03, 2021

Bullock, Davis take a stand against solitary confinement for vulnerable populations
Jun 03, 2021

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship awardees
Jun 03, 2021

Frankel: Legislature must stop stonewalling and empower local communities to protect people
Jun 03, 2021

Rabb will introduce legislation to ban police use of control agents like tear gas, pepper balls, mace and rubber bullets
Jun 03, 2021

Policy Committee vets Fiedler, Krajewski’s administrative fix that would have major impacts on Pa. renters
Jun 02, 2021

Schlossberg: Legislative package would improve access to mental and physical health care
Jun 02, 2021

Burns: Suspend zombie liquor license auctions until compliance with law
Jun 01, 2021

Opinion: Broadband Upgrades a Key Part of the Pa Rescue Plan
Jun 01, 2021

Fiedler, Innamorato share creative approaches to housing affordability at virtual public hearing
Jun 01, 2021

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2021

Daley: Defending Women’s Rights
May 28, 2021

Brown commends DOC and Secretary Wetzel for action to ensure wider access to medical care for incarcerated individuals
May 28, 2021

Briggs introduces legislation to elevate mental health education in schools
May 27, 2021

Conklin issues statement in support of Congresswoman Dean, We The People PA
May 27, 2021

Rep. McClinton comments on Inspector General’s report
May 26, 2021

Cephas, Davis, Jones, Mizgorski unveil Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act
May 26, 2021

Kinsey reflects on one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, reminds lawmakers to continue to fight for justice
May 26, 2021

House Democrats seek to prevent prison gerrymandering
May 26, 2021