Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets

(May 03, 2022)

Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania attended a hearing today about ATV riders and dirt bike enthusiasts taking to the streets, terrorizing law-abiding traffic, and threatening their own safety and anyone in their path. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Opioids and Treatment Options

(May 02, 2022)

During the hearing, lawmakers heard testimony from people impacted by the opioid epidemic, health experts, addiction management specialists and law enforcement. Read more

 

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education

(May 02, 2022)

“We urge Republicans holding the majority in both legislative chambers to join us in supporting the governor’s plan for fair and adequate school funding, making our children and the communities that support them the number one investment in this year’s budget." Read more

 

Harris releases statement on passing of former state Rep. Harold James

(Apr 30, 2022)

“I’m thankful that I was fortunate enough to know Representative James as well as I did. He was a shining example of selfless service to not only his community, but his city and his nation. I’m praying for his family and hoping their memories of him will comfort them and stay in their heart as they deal with his tragic loss.” Read more

 

Celebrate sport, embrace competition, practice empathy and stop attacking transgender athletes

(Apr 29, 2022)

If a kid wants to compete, let them. If that kid happens to be an excellent athlete and outstanding person, celebrate them. That’s it. Please stop these unnecessary and hateful attempts to target certain populations just because you’ve been led to believe some lie about fairness. Read more

 

Samuelson proposes doubling Property Tax/Rent Rebate payments

(Apr 28, 2022)

“By providing a one-time infusion of $204 million into the existing Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, we could provide additional relief to people across the state. This investment would allow the commonwealth to double existing rebates this year which is expected to benefit an estimated 477,000 Pennsylvanians,” said Samuelson, Democratic chair of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. Read more

 

Lehigh lawmakers to introduce bill to de-criminalize helpful spouses

(Apr 28, 2022)

In response to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin’s announcement that he will have detectives monitor both in person and via video the county's ballot drop boxes to make sure voters are returning only their ballot, Reps. Mike Schlossberg, Peter Schweyer and Jeanne McNeill are taking action. Read more

 

Policy hearing explores cash bail in PA

(Apr 27, 2022)

Lawmakers heard from business leaders, cash bail reform advocates, legal system experts, and a representative from New Jersey’s state legislature, where they successfully eliminated cash bail. Read more

 

McClinton, Muth join survivors and advocates to renew their fight to establish a statewide rape kit tracking system

(Apr 27, 2022)

“While Pennsylvania has drastically decreased its untested rape kit backlog, it is unacceptable that so many who have survived the horrors of being sexually assaulted don’t know where to turn for information about their case and can go months without receiving an update,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. Read more

 

Hohenstein: Cooperation is Key to Ending Gun Violence

(Apr 27, 2022)

Our children are speaking truth to power. We need to be humble and listen. Read more

 

Freeman language addressing blight, homelessness passes House

(Apr 26, 2022)

“A lack of affordable housing is one of the primary causes of homelessness in Pennsylvania, according to a recent study,” said Freeman, D-Northampton. “In the Lehigh Valley, and communities across the commonwealth, blight has turned troubled properties into liabilities. My proposal is tailored to the unique needs we’re facing in Pennsylvania and would provide a substantive solution.” Read more

 

Shusterman: Time to reform the 340B drug pricing program

(Apr 26, 2022)

In order to ensure that our government better serves you, my office has been conducting an online survey to find out what issues are most important to you. Not surprisingly, high prescription drug costs are at the top of most people's minds. Read more

 

Abney takes oath for state representative

(Apr 26, 2022)

Earlier this month, Abney won the district during a special election to replace former Rep. Jake Wheatley. Read more

 

House passes state Rep. Ed Neilson’s Constable William Davidson Reward Fund legislation

(Apr 26, 2022)

“There was a 36% increase in law enforcement homicides from the previous year,” Neilson said. “This legislation will serve as a stern warning to anyone who wants to engage in violence against the men and women who protect us daily.” Read more

 

State lawmakers demand action on PA Fertility Act

(Apr 26, 2022)

State lawmakers discussed the myriad issues affecting thousands of Pennsylvania residents attempting to secure fertility treatments. Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus welcomes two new legislators to Harrisburg

(Apr 26, 2022)

"These two new members of the House Democratic Caucus bring with them years of community advocacy and service, McClinton said. "We're excited about what their voices will add to the thoughtful policy development and debate here in Harrisburg, and how they will elevate the concerns and interests of their neighbors." Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities

(Apr 25, 2022)

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

 

Inaugural PA Tourism Office grants awarded to seven for Juneteenth celebrations

(Apr 25, 2022)

The Journeying Toward Freedom grant program was established by the Pennsylvania Tourism Office in partnership with Voices Underground as part of a commitment to seeing Pennsylvania become the nation’s leader in African American cultural heritage tourism and ensuring the stories of all Pennsylvanians are uplifted and heard. Read more

 

Longietti: PHEAA board votes to raise maximum student aid grant amount

(Apr 22, 2022)

Longietti, who is a member of the PHEAA board, said he voted for the increase because it is a sound financial investment that will pay off for the state economy. Read more

 

Helping The Helpers: Policy Hearing About Supporting EMS In PA

(Apr 21, 2022)

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically worsened a nationwide staffing shortage for emergency medical technicians and paramedics bringing longstanding issues — including low federal reimbursement rates and salary constraints — to the forefront of an industry already dealing with extremely high turnover. Read more

 

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets
May 03, 2022

Policy Hearing: Opioids and Treatment Options
May 02, 2022

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education
May 02, 2022

Harris releases statement on passing of former state Rep. Harold James
Apr 30, 2022

Celebrate sport, embrace competition, practice empathy and stop attacking transgender athletes
Apr 29, 2022

Samuelson proposes doubling Property Tax/Rent Rebate payments
Apr 28, 2022

Lehigh lawmakers to introduce bill to de-criminalize helpful spouses
Apr 28, 2022

Policy hearing explores cash bail in PA
Apr 27, 2022

McClinton, Muth join survivors and advocates to renew their fight to establish a statewide rape kit tracking system
Apr 27, 2022

Hohenstein: Cooperation is Key to Ending Gun Violence
Apr 27, 2022

Freeman language addressing blight, homelessness passes House
Apr 26, 2022

Shusterman: Time to reform the 340B drug pricing program
Apr 26, 2022

Abney takes oath for state representative
Apr 26, 2022

House passes state Rep. Ed Neilson’s Constable William Davidson Reward Fund legislation
Apr 26, 2022

State lawmakers demand action on PA Fertility Act
Apr 26, 2022

House Democratic Caucus welcomes two new legislators to Harrisburg
Apr 26, 2022

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities
Apr 25, 2022

Inaugural PA Tourism Office grants awarded to seven for Juneteenth celebrations
Apr 25, 2022

Longietti: PHEAA board votes to raise maximum student aid grant amount
Apr 22, 2022

Helping The Helpers: Policy Hearing About Supporting EMS In PA
Apr 21, 2022