Rabb: Outdated State Laws Punish Innocent Pennsylvanians

(Apr 20, 2022)

As a consumer of legal medical cannabis himself, Pa. state Rep. Chris Rabb is working to ensure that innocent Pennsylvanians aren’t wrongfully prosecuted under current, outdated DUI laws. Read more

 

Cephas announces Medicaid extension for postpartum care, highlights new money for maternal health initiatives

(Apr 18, 2022)

“We’re addressing the very social determinants of health that contribute to a real crisis in Pennsylvania," Cephas said. “The administration’s opting Pennsylvania into extended Medicaid was a major move toward better outcomes going forward, as well.” Read more

 

Sappey applauds passage of bills supporting the dairy industry

(Apr 14, 2022)

“This bipartisan package of bills would help struggling dairy farmers and support the commonwealth’s dairy industry. As the granddaughter of a dairy farmer, I’m proud to have supported these bills in the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee and pleased to see them pass before the House.” Read more

 

Burns’ open records bill passes key vote in state House committee

(Apr 14, 2022)

Having been voted out of the House State Government Committee on Wednesday, Burns’ bill now heads to the state House for a general consideration. Read more

 

Freeman bill addressing blight, homelessness approved by committee

(Apr 14, 2022)

Legislation that would help communities turn blighted properties into affordable housing options was approved Tuesday by the House Urban Affairs Committee, according to the bill's author state Rep. Robert Freeman. Read more

 

Krajewski, Fiedler call for funding parks, recreation centers in PA

(Apr 14, 2022)

The bill, which is in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives awaiting a vote, would allocate $500 million from American Rescue Plan funds to repair and invest in parks and recreational spaces throughout the state. Read more

 

Cephas, Tartaglione announce $25.6M in funding for maternal, child health

(Apr 14, 2022)

“With the promise in this funding, we are putting money into solving maternal mortality and working to address the social determinants of health that contribute to the crisis we are experiencing across Pennsylvania," Cephas said. Read more

 

Mullery: Greedy Contractors Commit Fraud

(Apr 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Gerry Mullery speaks about the impact of construction industry tax fraud, and his legislation that would increase penalties to those contractors who intentionally misclassify workers to avoid paying higher taxes. Mullery believes that their actions are also undercutting efforts by the #LaborMovement to ensure fair workplace conditions. Read more

 

PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA

(Apr 13, 2022)

The resolution was spurred by National Minority Health Week, which was inspired by the creation of National Negro Health Week in 1915 by Booker T. Washington and the U.S. Public Health Service. The focus was to improve the overall health status of Black Americans and to encourage Black professionals to join the medical field. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces ‘Click to Cancel’ legislation for recurring subscriptions

(Apr 13, 2022)

“I firmly believe that subscriptions should be transparent and easy to understand, and that consumers should be able to cancel them as easily as they can begin a subscription." Read more

 

State Rep. Chris Rabb to introduce resolution that would designate Pennsylvania as a Hidden Heroes state

(Apr 13, 2022)

“Many times, a veteran’s caregiver is a spouse, parent and other loved ones whose lives are transformed, their goals set aside, and they rearrange their lives to help the ones who sacrificed the most for us,” Rabb said. “We need to recognize that these women and men are heroes and sacrifice more than we currently understand.” Read more

 

Schlossberg opposes LGBTQ discrimination bill

(Apr 12, 2022)

“Across Pennsylvania, faithful people of Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths are observing religious holidays, grounded in their individual yet collective belief that a better day is ahead of us, filled with love, understanding, peace, justice and a sense of community that protects the dignity of each and every beloved person who calls this world home. We cannot lose sight of the tragedy of this legislation, seeking to codify discrimination and justify hate, being brought to Pennsylvanians as we are called to be better. Such a tragedy will cost us human lives for no gain, material or otherwise,” Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta calls anti-transgender bill ‘pathetic’ 

(Apr 12, 2022)

Kenyatta stated that one in five transgender children have attempted suicide in the last year. He said, “For a party that always brags about being so pro-life, they are awfully eager to support a bill that will likely lead to more death for trans kids,” Kenyatta said. Read more

 

Matzie lauds pharmacy vaccination efforts, supports legislation to make temporary vaccine authority permanent

(Apr 12, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – At a Pharmacy Day rally today in Harrisburg, state Rep. Rob Matzie expressed gratitude to Pennsylvania’s pharmacy workers – who administered millions of children’s vaccines during the pandemic under a temporary authorization – and pledged support for legislation that would permanently authorize pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians to provide childhood immunizations. Matzie – who is co-chair of the bicameral, bipartisan Pharmacy Caucus – called the workers a “literal lifeline” and praised their commitment throughout the pandemic. “All across Pennsylvania, and especially in the southwest, pharmacies are often the only in-person resource for critical healthcare services,” Matzie told the workers gathered on the Capitol steps.“ You are vital to your patients and their health. This has always been true, but never more so than during the pandemic. When crisis came, when times were dark, you stepped up. You stayed open and never closed.” Matzie also said he would work to pass H.B. 1535 – legislation that would allow pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns to continue administering any immunization to children 3 or older after obtaining parental consent and completing specific training and education requirements. “We all know – as you’ve proven time and time again – our Read more

 

McNeill looks to protect children from carbon monoxide

(Apr 12, 2022)

“A child complaining of a headache wouldn’t know it was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, and in many instances, a caregiver might not jump to that conclusion,” McNeill said. Read more

 

Merski joins colleagues to promote blight-fighting bills headed for House chamber

(Apr 12, 2022)

Merski, D-Erie, said his H.B. 1827 – which would provide a grant program cities could use to fund code enforcement efforts – was included as an amendment to H.B. 1791 – a vacant property registration proposal – as part of a bipartisan package of bills to address blight. Read more

 

Harkins joins labor officials at state Capitol to push for public worker protections

(Apr 11, 2022)

Harkins, D-Erie, said he hopes the study will move the state closer to passing H.B. 1976, which would bring long-overdue protections to the more than 600,000 Pennsylvanians employed by state and local government. Read more

 

Ketanji Brown Jackson is now the only former public defender on Supreme Court. This matters.

(Apr 11, 2022)

Jackson’s appointment not only fulfills President Biden’s campaign promise and underscored his overall efforts to diversify the bench, but her background as a public defender and her love of the law are precisely what the Supreme Court needs right now to restore America’s faith in the court’s independence. Read more

 

Merski introduces legislation to help startup businesses hurt by COVID-19

(Apr 11, 2022)

Merski, D-Erie, said he drafted H.B. 2487 after becoming aware that many small businesses that started in January 2020 or later did not qualify under existing relief programs. Read more

 

Burns introduces bill to strengthen open records law for public officials

(Apr 07, 2022)

The bill would not change what information is considered public in Pennsylvania and would not affect individuals who use the law to access public documents. Read more

 

Rabb: Outdated State Laws Punish Innocent Pennsylvanians
Apr 20, 2022

Cephas announces Medicaid extension for postpartum care, highlights new money for maternal health initiatives
Apr 18, 2022

Sappey applauds passage of bills supporting the dairy industry
Apr 14, 2022

Burns’ open records bill passes key vote in state House committee
Apr 14, 2022

Freeman bill addressing blight, homelessness approved by committee
Apr 14, 2022

Krajewski, Fiedler call for funding parks, recreation centers in PA
Apr 14, 2022

Cephas, Tartaglione announce $25.6M in funding for maternal, child health
Apr 14, 2022

Mullery: Greedy Contractors Commit Fraud
Apr 13, 2022

PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA
Apr 13, 2022

Ciresi introduces ‘Click to Cancel’ legislation for recurring subscriptions
Apr 13, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb to introduce resolution that would designate Pennsylvania as a Hidden Heroes state
Apr 13, 2022

Schlossberg opposes LGBTQ discrimination bill
Apr 12, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta calls anti-transgender bill ‘pathetic’ 
Apr 12, 2022

Matzie lauds pharmacy vaccination efforts, supports legislation to make temporary vaccine authority permanent
Apr 12, 2022

McNeill looks to protect children from carbon monoxide
Apr 12, 2022

Merski joins colleagues to promote blight-fighting bills headed for House chamber
Apr 12, 2022

Harkins joins labor officials at state Capitol to push for public worker protections
Apr 11, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson is now the only former public defender on Supreme Court. This matters.
Apr 11, 2022

Merski introduces legislation to help startup businesses hurt by COVID-19
Apr 11, 2022

Burns introduces bill to strengthen open records law for public officials
Apr 07, 2022