Policy hearing identifies facts and fiction of post-Roe Pennsylvania

(Jul 19, 2022)

The House and Senate Policy Committees convened a hearing Tuesday morning to explore what the future of healthcare looks like in Pennsylvania after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more

 

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

(Jul 18, 2022)

Check out the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

VIDEO: McClinton Joins CNN State of the Union to Continue Fight to Defend Reproductive Rights

(Jul 18, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton appears on CNN's State of the Union to discuss access to abortion and reproductive rights in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Vice President Harris joins House & Senate Democrats to protect the rights of citizens

(Jul 17, 2022)

Harris traveled to Philadelphia Saturday to meet with more than three dozen state House and Senate Democrats, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation, to join the lawmakers in a call to action and to discuss the relentless effort of right-wing extremists to take away rights, starting with the right to abortion and reproductive health care. Read more

 

Kinsey introduces legislation to clarify pension beneficiaries

(Jul 15, 2022)

“Folks work hard for their pension, and they should be able to make their beneficiary whomever they want,” Kinsey said. Read more

 

VIDEO: When You Silence Us, You Silence Millions of Pennsylvanians!

(Jul 15, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton fights back against the latest attack by extremists in Harrisburg to take away reproductive rights. Read more

 

Pisciottano introduces two workers’ rights bills

(Jul 15, 2022)

Pisciottano said these bills would help enforce existing labor laws by preventing businesses from adopting union-busting practices, allowing workers to decide, without undue influence, whether they want to form or join a union. Read more

 

Schlossberg bill to give municipalities tools to analyze the regional significance and impact of real estate development projects

(Jul 14, 2022)

Schlossberg said that mega-real estate developers are turning agricultural and open spaces into road-clogging warehouses and other uses that hurt taxpayers through costly infrastructure nightmares, not to mention their quality of life related to more traffic, higher pollution levels and land deterioration. Read more

 

Ciresi, James applaud the inclusion of dance teacher certification legislation in 2022-23 state budget

(Jul 14, 2022)

Previously, Pennsylvania dance teachers could not be directly certified in dance and, instead, were certified in communications or physical or vocational education. Read more

 

Ciresi and Tomlinson highlight budget increase for film production tax credit

(Jul 13, 2022)

"Fostering the film industry in Pennsylvania will have a tremendous positive economic impact on the commonwealth through job creation and by generating economic activity in host communities, bringing local and state benefits.” Read more

 

PA House Democratic leaders praise Wolf executive order protecting patients seeking safe abortion & reproductive care

(Jul 12, 2022)

"We applaud the Governor for taking action to ensure that no one is harmed for accessing reproductive health care. We are proud to work with him on keeping abortion care standards in place.” Read more

 

Hanbidge selected to be Toll Fellow

(Jul 12, 2022)

Bringing together 48 individuals representing 32 states from several sectors of state government, the Henry Toll Fellowship is the nation’s premier leadership development program for state government officials. Read more

 

Lawmakers seek protections for PA abortion care providers, out-of-state patients

(Jul 11, 2022)

Pennsylvania is now one of the top five places people will travel for safe and legal abortion care. WHC members want to ensure that health care professionals who provide legal abortion care and the patients who receive this care are safe from potential disciplinary, legal or criminal action from these states. Read more

 

Rep. Otten’s Budget Statement

(Jul 11, 2022)

Last week, the General Assembly approved, and Governor Wolf signed, a $45.2 billion budget. This deal comes a week after the deadline to pass a balanced budget. While no budget is perfect, this year’s plan makes meaningful investments in child care, mental health (both K-12 and adult), long term care, and support for individuals with disabilities and the workers who provide their care. For these reasons and others, I voted YES. I wanted to provide an overview of the budget broken down by some of the key issues in our legislative district based on feedback we’ve received from constituents. Investments in Education: This year’s budget makes historic investments in public education, with an increase of $850 million for basic and special education. This funding increase includes a $525 million bump to basic education, $100 million increase for special education, and adds $100 million to the state’s school safety and security grant program as well as a new school mental health initiative. These historic investments will directly impact our communities with Chester County schools receiving $15.9 million in additional funding. As part of this increase, the Downingtown Area School District will receive an additional $1.8 million, an 8.4% increase over last year, and the Coatesville Area School District will receive an additional $4.5 million, a 13.6% increase over last year. My Democratic colleagues and I fought hard for this Read more

 

PLBC statement on S.B. 106

(Jul 08, 2022)

"The majority party is merely sidestepping the legislative process for their own personal ideology while stripping away basic rights for individuals -- some of the most precious and fought for rights that we have as Americans." Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Blast Last-minute Effort to Politicize Women’s Access to Abortion, Implement Voter ID

(Jul 08, 2022)

Today’s debate is part of the Republicans’ ill-conceived “constitutional amendment” approach to governing used to sidestep the checks and balances of our state government. It is a misuse of the amendment process. Read more

 

Kenyatta applauds historic move to remove homosexuality from PA Crimes Code

(Jul 08, 2022)

“It is my hope that this will be another step towards destigmatizing LGBTQ+ individuals and protecting the community from possible future court decisions.” Read more

 

Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing

(Jul 08, 2022)

“Working families spend their whole lives saving and investing to afford a house and this is going to help them keep it,” Harris said. “This is economic help for families that need it the most and will ensure that people can stay in the communities they grew up in and keep their homes in their family.” Read more

 

Kenyatta, O’Mara comment on budget funding for hunger free campus program

(Jul 08, 2022)

"Representative Kenyatta and I recognized this problem over a year ago and introduced the Hunger Free Campus Act to ensure that every student can easily access nutritious food." Read more

 

New law reauthorizes clubs to use 100% of small games of chance revenue

(Jul 08, 2022)

Harkins said that under the new law, clubs will be able to use all of their small games of chance revenue through the end of the calendar year. Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies facts and fiction of post-Roe Pennsylvania
Jul 19, 2022

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities
Jul 18, 2022

VIDEO: McClinton Joins CNN State of the Union to Continue Fight to Defend Reproductive Rights
Jul 18, 2022

Vice President Harris joins House & Senate Democrats to protect the rights of citizens
Jul 17, 2022

Kinsey introduces legislation to clarify pension beneficiaries
Jul 15, 2022

VIDEO: When You Silence Us, You Silence Millions of Pennsylvanians!
Jul 15, 2022

Pisciottano introduces two workers’ rights bills
Jul 15, 2022

Schlossberg bill to give municipalities tools to analyze the regional significance and impact of real estate development projects
Jul 14, 2022

Ciresi, James applaud the inclusion of dance teacher certification legislation in 2022-23 state budget
Jul 14, 2022

Ciresi and Tomlinson highlight budget increase for film production tax credit
Jul 13, 2022

PA House Democratic leaders praise Wolf executive order protecting patients seeking safe abortion & reproductive care
Jul 12, 2022

Hanbidge selected to be Toll Fellow
Jul 12, 2022

Lawmakers seek protections for PA abortion care providers, out-of-state patients
Jul 11, 2022

Rep. Otten’s Budget Statement
Jul 11, 2022

PLBC statement on S.B. 106
Jul 08, 2022

House Democratic Leaders Blast Last-minute Effort to Politicize Women’s Access to Abortion, Implement Voter ID
Jul 08, 2022

Kenyatta applauds historic move to remove homosexuality from PA Crimes Code
Jul 08, 2022

Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing
Jul 08, 2022

Kenyatta, O’Mara comment on budget funding for hunger free campus program
Jul 08, 2022

New law reauthorizes clubs to use 100% of small games of chance revenue
Jul 08, 2022