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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

 

PA Legislative Black Caucus statement on anniversary of George Floyd's death

(May 25, 2021)

“On this anniversary, let’s not say his name in vain,” said PLBC Chair state Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila. “Let not our calls for accountability and justice be used to inflate budgets but rather, let our calls for substantive police reform be heard and included in discussions, not diluted, ignored and waived off. We marched, we prayed, we demanded, and we saw some change. Yet, we still have work to do.” Read more

 

House L&I Committee Dem. Chairman Mullery urges making critical changes to unemployment system

(May 25, 2021)

“Times are certainly challenging, but we are all in this together. We’re past the time to play partisan politics. It’s time to take action to fix the system and H.B. 549 is a giant step in that direction,” Mullery said. Read more

 

Burns launches effort to broaden LCB board, pare members’ salaries

(May 25, 2021)

Burns, D-Cambria, wants to expand board membership from three to five, giving each of the four legislative caucuses – House Democrats and Republicans, and Senate Democrats and Republicans – one appointment. Read more

 

We’ve lived the pain of separation from incarcerated loved ones. Pa. can do better for families.

(May 25, 2021)

Reps. Donna Bullock and Rick Krajewski discuss the topic of visitation and communication with incarcerated parents, including their personal perspectives as people who grew up with an incarcerated parent. Read more

 

Malagari: Support Pennsylvania crematoriums by cooling the °Fs down

(May 24, 2021)

“Operating at the highest temperature causes unnecessary burden on equipment, leads to higher fuel consumption, and increases environmental gas emissions,” said Malagari. “By dialing down the temperature a few hundred degrees, we would help mitigate the high costs for the state’s crematoriums.” Read more

 

Burns’ in-state tuition for military families bill passes key vote

(May 24, 2021)

Burns said H.B. 941 would ensure military families are guaranteed the in-state tuition rate as soon as a student enrolls or registers at a community college or submits an enrollment deposit to a four-year public college or university, even if their military parent is later reassigned to another state. Read more

 

Roll credits: Ciresi, Tomlinson seek to attract more film, TV production to PA

(May 21, 2021)

“Film production has economic effects that go beyond the industry,” said Ciresi, who serves on the House Tourism & Recreational Development Committee. “Local retailers, restaurants, hotels and other businesses that provide products and services during production benefit, while there are also potential long-term tourism benefits as sites can turn into cultural landmarks.” Read more

 

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan makes crucial long-term investment in child care

(May 21, 2021)

As Pennsylvania begins a path to recovery, we must ensure that early childhood programs are structured and funded in a way that acknowledges and attempts to correct ingrained inequalities that have persisted for too long and that we are investing in the future of our children and our economy. Read more

 

Solomon's Schools-to-Work bill on way to creating local career pathways all across PA

(May 21, 2021)

Solomon and Republican Rep. Kate Klunk worked together on a comprehensive career and technical education bill modeled after Hanover High School's successful efforts in linking local high school students with local businesses. Read more

 

Frankel introduces legislation to ensure doctor-patient trust

(May 20, 2021)

“This year, we have seen dozens of cruel bills introduced throughout the country targeting these young people, threatening medical professionals with fines, loss of their medical licenses and even jail time for following established standards of care and prescribing puberty blockers,” Frankel said. “Politicians should not be directing anyone’s medical treatment." Read more

 

PASSHE consolidation, potential impacts focus of virtual House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

(May 20, 2021)

If we want to attract and retain Pennsylvania students and prepare them for a successful future, we must address the system’s shortcomings and invest in students so we can build a stronger higher education system that positions Pennsylvania with a vibrant workforce,” explained Bizzarro. Read more

 

DeLuca bill to support taxpayers by limiting “pension hopping” for public officials

(May 19, 2021)

“At a time when many Pennsylvanians are struggling to save for retirement, I do not think it is right that a public official can become vested in one government pension system and then move on and become vested in another government pension system,” DeLuca said. Read more

 

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

PA Legislative Black Caucus statement on anniversary of George Floyd's death
May 25, 2021

House L&I Committee Dem. Chairman Mullery urges making critical changes to unemployment system
May 25, 2021

Burns launches effort to broaden LCB board, pare members’ salaries
May 25, 2021

We’ve lived the pain of separation from incarcerated loved ones. Pa. can do better for families.
May 25, 2021

Malagari: Support Pennsylvania crematoriums by cooling the °Fs down
May 24, 2021

Burns’ in-state tuition for military families bill passes key vote
May 24, 2021

Roll credits: Ciresi, Tomlinson seek to attract more film, TV production to PA
May 21, 2021

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan makes crucial long-term investment in child care
May 21, 2021

Solomon's Schools-to-Work bill on way to creating local career pathways all across PA
May 21, 2021

Frankel introduces legislation to ensure doctor-patient trust
May 20, 2021

PASSHE consolidation, potential impacts focus of virtual House Democratic Policy Committee hearing
May 20, 2021

DeLuca bill to support taxpayers by limiting “pension hopping” for public officials
May 19, 2021