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McClinton introduces comprehensive election bill to bolster democracy, marking one year since deadly insurrection on U.S. Capitol

Rabb introduces legislation to fund all Pa. public schools fully, equitably

(Jun 09, 2021)

Rabb has circulated a forthcoming bill he has introduced twice before that would require 100% of state funds to be distributed through the fair funding formula effective immediately, acknowledging that our most underfunded school districts need significantly more funding to ensure that they have enough resources to educate their students. Read more

 

Brown: It’s time to end medical copays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians

(Jun 08, 2021)

Not only does the $5 copay pose a financial burden to those incarcerated, but it also presents a public health dilemma by discouraging sick individuals from getting needed care. Read more

 

DeLuca to introduce legislation to add minimum wage question on the ballot

(Jun 08, 2021)

Pennsylvania has not raised its minimum wage from $7.25 an hour in over a decade, leaving many working families barely above the federal poverty line and struggling to make ends meet. Read more

 

House Republicans choose political games over Pennsylvanians

(Jun 08, 2021)

“Pennsylvanians are sick and tired of the political games. The state is open. We’re leading the nation in vaccinations. What we need are actual ideas and plans to propel our state forward, and until Republicans decide to put people first, it appears we’re stuck with more actions that do nothing to help our state.” Read more

 

House & Senate Democrats join Gov. Wolf to call for investing in schools, delivering equity for all students

(Jun 08, 2021)

It’s impossible to calculate how much we have lost as a state, as a society, thanks to inequitable funding leaving kids behind instead of growing their unlimited potential. It’s time to make sure the playing field is level. It’s time to make sure a line drawn on a map decades ago isn’t a ticket to success for one child while being a ticket to struggle for another. We’ve had the tools, now we have the money. Let’s do this right.” Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus agenda invests in a better future for everyone

(Jun 07, 2021)

The members of the Women’s Health Caucus stressed the need to get to work now to pass this legislation and other bills that will help women and families with real support -- now and in the future. Learn more at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan. Read more

 

Krajewski, Kenyatta push back against false voting ‘integrity’ efforts, promote support for enhanced and expanded voting rights for all

(Jun 07, 2021)

“Voter suppression tactics have become as American as apple pie, with almost every generation of Black and brown Americans having to combat vicious attacks on their right to vote.” Kenyatta said. Read more

 

Conklin: Proposed PASSHE integration plan a bad deal for PA

(Jun 07, 2021)

"We need a plan that stimulates the universities and adequately funds them, not one that puts them on the back burner. We need PASSHE to continue to provide the training and education needed to help students prepare for the demands of our workforce." Read more

 

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus condemns Zappala actions

(Jun 04, 2021)

“Over the past several years, we have seen the systemic inequality and bias of the criminal justice system laid bare,” said state Rep. Austin Davis, chair of the House Allegheny County Delegation and a PLBC member. “This past week, we have seen just how local this issue truly is in the Allegheny County Court system. Read more

 

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

 

Rabb introduces legislation to fund all Pa. public schools fully, equitably
Jun 09, 2021

Brown: It’s time to end medical copays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians
Jun 08, 2021

DeLuca to introduce legislation to add minimum wage question on the ballot
Jun 08, 2021

House Republicans choose political games over Pennsylvanians
Jun 08, 2021

House & Senate Democrats join Gov. Wolf to call for investing in schools, delivering equity for all students
Jun 08, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus agenda invests in a better future for everyone
Jun 07, 2021

Krajewski, Kenyatta push back against false voting ‘integrity’ efforts, promote support for enhanced and expanded voting rights for all
Jun 07, 2021

Conklin: Proposed PASSHE integration plan a bad deal for PA
Jun 07, 2021

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus condemns Zappala actions
Jun 04, 2021

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