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

Hanbidge: Gender parity should be important to all of us

(Dec 28, 2021)

Fair and equitable representation is imperative to a healthy democracy and a healthy economy, and it is essential for a functioning and effective democracy. Read more

 

Governor signs bill co-authored by Samuelson to expand PACENET eligibility

(Dec 22, 2021)

The law will increase enrollment for the state’s Prescription Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier, known as PACENET, by about 20,000 people and raises the income limits to $33,500 for a single person and $41,500 for a married couple. Read more

 

Wolf signs broadband bill co-sponsored by Snyder

(Dec 22, 2021)

After it passed the House and Senate without a single negative vote, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday afternoon signed into law H.B. 2071, a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Pam Snyder to expand broadband internet in the state. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities

(Dec 21, 2021)

Read about the latest state and federal grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Miller, Delloso introduce legislation to update public labor laws

(Dec 20, 2021)

“Public sector unions are one of the great strengths of our commonwealth and have for generations been the bedrock our government is built on,” Miller said. Read more

 

Shusterman, Miller introduce student inclusion bill

(Dec 17, 2021)

On average, 17% of Pennsylvania students have an Individualized Education Program, but Shusterman and Miller say many report no integration into extracurricular activities. Read more

 

Freeman bill would make state-offered health insurance an affordable option

(Dec 17, 2021)

"Health insurance rates continue to rise. I believe my proposal would effectively bring health care policies back to an affordable range for the average Pennsylvanian. It also would offer a less costly alternative to the current private health plans available today," said Freeman, D-Northampton. Read more

 

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton votes in favor of Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s Preliminary Legislative Maps

(Dec 16, 2021)

"I was particularly impressed with the testimony of the citizens and experts who appeared before the Commission and shared their perspectives on what a fair and representative map should look like." Read more

 

Daley applauds Wolf administration investment in tourism recovery

(Dec 16, 2021)

The funds come to Pennsylvania in the form of a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act. Read more

 

DeLuca outraged at GOP’s failure to consider outside income amendment

(Dec 15, 2021)

DeLuca had offered his legislation as an amendment to H.B. 71, which would amend the state constitution to establish spending limits that the state must abide by each fiscal year. However, his amendment was defeated in a party-line procedural vote. Read more

 

Legislature sends broadband expansion bill to governor’s desk

(Dec 15, 2021)

“This piece of landmark, bipartisan legislation will finally prepare Pennsylvania to deploy broadband across this commonwealth. This has been a long time coming.” Read more

 

Warren celebrates passage of parks volunteer protections bill

(Dec 15, 2021)

House Bill 1694 would amend the Recreational Use of Land and Water Act to give volunteers providing services to care for, enhance, preserve or maintain recreational spaces the same protections in lawsuits as the owners of that land. Read more

 

Driscoll legislation approved by state House

(Dec 15, 2021)

The bill would amend the Recreational Use of Land and Water Act to ensure organizations who volunteer their time on private lands are not swept up in lawsuits if those landowners are sued, which keeps those organizations from being able to obtain reasonable liability insurance and can put their volunteer operations at risk. Read more

 

Matzie hails final passage of broadband expansion bill

(Dec 15, 2021)

Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, said H.B. 2071 will establish the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority – charged with creating a broadband plan and distributing grants for broadband expansion projects – and bring critical connections to previously unserved or underserved areas. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity

(Dec 15, 2021)

“Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have made it clear that they do not trust our elections – except for elections that put members of their own party in power,” said Kinkead. Read more

 

Schweyer: We Must Stay Vigilant

(Dec 15, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer believes no one has the right to undermine the people’s will during an election and calls on residents across the commonwealth to remain vigilant and question any attempts to alter election results. Read more

 

Ciresi applauds Wolf Administration’s $17M investment in PA tourism industry

(Dec 14, 2021)

Pennsylvania’s travel and tourism industry supports over 490,000 jobs and generates $4.3 billion in annual tax revenue. Over 200 million people visit Pennsylvania each year, creating an economic impact of $46 billion. Read more

 

DeLuca applauds opportunity to discuss amendment on his outside-income legislation

(Dec 14, 2021)

DeLuca said his amendment would limit legislators from holding second jobs in the private sector outside of their elected duties. Read more

 

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA

(Dec 14, 2021)

House Bill 2142, also known as the PA Fertility Act, would guarantee fertility care in the state’s marketplaces, modernizing the state’s policies and helping workers, and people attempting to start a family. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities

(Dec 14, 2021)

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

 

Hanbidge: Gender parity should be important to all of us
Dec 28, 2021

Governor signs bill co-authored by Samuelson to expand PACENET eligibility
Dec 22, 2021

Wolf signs broadband bill co-sponsored by Snyder
Dec 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities
Dec 21, 2021

Miller, Delloso introduce legislation to update public labor laws
Dec 20, 2021

Shusterman, Miller introduce student inclusion bill
Dec 17, 2021

Freeman bill would make state-offered health insurance an affordable option
Dec 17, 2021

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton votes in favor of Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s Preliminary Legislative Maps
Dec 16, 2021

Daley applauds Wolf administration investment in tourism recovery
Dec 16, 2021

DeLuca outraged at GOP’s failure to consider outside income amendment
Dec 15, 2021

Legislature sends broadband expansion bill to governor’s desk
Dec 15, 2021

Warren celebrates passage of parks volunteer protections bill
Dec 15, 2021

Driscoll legislation approved by state House
Dec 15, 2021

Matzie hails final passage of broadband expansion bill
Dec 15, 2021

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity
Dec 15, 2021

Schweyer: We Must Stay Vigilant
Dec 15, 2021

Ciresi applauds Wolf Administration’s $17M investment in PA tourism industry
Dec 14, 2021

DeLuca applauds opportunity to discuss amendment on his outside-income legislation
Dec 14, 2021

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA
Dec 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities
Dec 14, 2021