State Rep. Amen Brown calls on legislature to increase funding for attorney general to combat gun violence

(Mar 24, 2022)

The Gun Violence Task Force is a coalition between The Office of the Attorney General, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, which investigates the origin of guns used in crimes and traces them to prevent future crimes. Read more

 

Hohenstein: How can Harrisburg help the folks who do their budget at the kitchen table?

(Mar 23, 2022)

It’s raining all across Pennsylvania. It is time to help our people dry out and recover from the pandemic. Read more

 

As prices rise at the pumps, it’s time to raise the minimum wage | Kim

(Mar 23, 2022)

While Pennsylvania’s lagging minimum wage has been a problem for a decade, Putin’s unjust attack on Ukraine has worsened its impact. While the world works to end the devastation in Ukraine, here at home we can help our neighbors by increasing the minimum wage. Read more

 

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship, application period

(Mar 23, 2022)

“The cost of higher education is climbing and is potentially out of reach for so many students,” said Bullock, D-Phila. “We want to help students who aspire to go to college achieve that goal any way we can." Read more

 

DeLuca introduces bill to relieve pain at the gas pump

(Mar 23, 2022)

In addition to a six-month state tax suspension, H.B. 2453 would require owners of gas stations and oil companies to pass on the tax break to consumers. Read more

 

Rep. Joanna McClinton: America deserves a high court that reflects the diversity of our people

(Mar 23, 2022)

I’m truly excited for all of the little Black girls in schools and young Black women in communities — from Philadelphia to Erie, and Scranton to York — who will hopefully soon see someone who looks like them on the Supreme Court of the United States. Read more

 

Parker introduces criminal record reform bill

(Mar 22, 2022)

Roughly one in three adult Americans have a criminal record, as many as have college diplomas. Having a criminal record can make it difficult to obtain housing, job placements, or public benefits. Read more

 

State Rep. Chris Rabb introduces bill to study benefits of a four-day work week

(Mar 21, 2022)

Many companies around the globe have started pilot programs concerning a four-day work week and the results have been promising. There are reports of better work/life balance, higher morale among employees and less spending on child care, Rabb said. Read more

 

The path to defeating Putin lies in ending our dependence on fossil fuels | Opinion

(Mar 17, 2022)

Clean energy like wind, solar, and nuclear produced here is not dependent on international market forces and is much less vulnerable than oil and gas to price shocks. Read more

 

With popular school lunch program in danger, Davis urges Congressional action

(Mar 17, 2022)

“For too many children, school meals are their only stable source of nutrition, and at a time when the price of everything from a loaf of bread to a gallon of gas is on the increase, allowing this program to end could be devastating for families,” Davis said. Read more

 

McClinton issues statement on Pa. Supreme Court's decision to uphold new state legislative maps

(Mar 17, 2022)

"Pennsylvania’s new legislative maps are representative of the dramatic shifts in our population over the past ten years and will help reverse a generation of gerrymandered legislative districts and protect the right of the people to fair and equal representation in state government." Read more

 

Frankel, Costa unveil ‘Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act’

(Mar 16, 2022)

Currently, the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act allows smoking inside casinos, private clubs and certain drinking establishments. But if passed, Frankel and Costa’s legislation would eliminate those exemptions and expand protections for the employees inside those businesses. Read more

 

Reps. Davis, Warren urge passage of Kayden’s Law

(Mar 16, 2022)

Davis and Warren are the sponsors of the House version of Kayden’s Law and have been working with Kayden’s family, the Kayden’s Korner organization, and child advocacy groups since 2018 to reform child custody law in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Davis applauds Pennie move to implement his Easy Health Insurance Enrollment Plan

(Mar 16, 2022)

“Access to health care remains a critical barrier in our society. This move is an opportunity to knock down that barrier for thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians, many of whom are children, and help them enroll in healthcare coverage.” Read more

 

Hohenstein: What does being a neighbor mean to us?

(Mar 15, 2022)

The need to listen to Mr. Rogers is greater than ever. We know we have the ability to see the humanity, to see the common beliefs in freedom and opportunity, and to act on them to support our neighbors in the Ukraine, Poland, and Moldova. Read more

 

Malagari introduces bill to position region as hub for research, industry

(Mar 14, 2022)

“An important aspect of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the emphasis and funding placed on the research, development and transmission of clean energy,” Malagari said. Read more

 

McClinton renews fight to free COVID-19 relief dollars on one year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan

(Mar 11, 2022)

“The fact is we have more than $2 billion in American Rescue Plan funds just sitting in the bank right now that we should be using to dig families out of debt, get local businesses back on track, stimulate our economy, and uplift people who have been beaten down by this health crisis." Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Call on GOP Leaders to “Free the Funds”

(Mar 10, 2022)

"We’re asking that our Republican colleagues stop politicizing this crisis and join us to help families and workers across Pennsylvania now.” Read more

 

Policy Committee lands at regional airport for hearing

(Mar 09, 2022)

Members of the state House went on a tour of the facility before speaking with executives from the Allegheny County Airport Authority, modern airport terminal professionals, and cutting-edge airline technology providers. Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown calls on legislature to increase funding for attorney general to combat gun violence
Mar 24, 2022

Hohenstein: How can Harrisburg help the folks who do their budget at the kitchen table?
Mar 23, 2022

As prices rise at the pumps, it’s time to raise the minimum wage | Kim
Mar 23, 2022

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship, application period
Mar 23, 2022

DeLuca introduces bill to relieve pain at the gas pump
Mar 23, 2022

Rep. Joanna McClinton: America deserves a high court that reflects the diversity of our people
Mar 23, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 22, 2022

Parker introduces criminal record reform bill
Mar 22, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb introduces bill to study benefits of a four-day work week
Mar 21, 2022

The path to defeating Putin lies in ending our dependence on fossil fuels | Opinion
Mar 17, 2022

With popular school lunch program in danger, Davis urges Congressional action
Mar 17, 2022

McClinton issues statement on Pa. Supreme Court's decision to uphold new state legislative maps
Mar 17, 2022

Frankel, Costa unveil ‘Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act’
Mar 16, 2022

Reps. Davis, Warren urge passage of Kayden’s Law
Mar 16, 2022

Davis applauds Pennie move to implement his Easy Health Insurance Enrollment Plan
Mar 16, 2022

Hohenstein: What does being a neighbor mean to us?
Mar 15, 2022

Malagari introduces bill to position region as hub for research, industry
Mar 14, 2022

McClinton renews fight to free COVID-19 relief dollars on one year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan
Mar 11, 2022

House Democratic Leaders Call on GOP Leaders to “Free the Funds”
Mar 10, 2022

Policy Committee lands at regional airport for hearing
Mar 09, 2022