Bizzarro introduces ‘Beagle Bills’ to enhance protections for animals

(Nov 03, 2022)

“My passion for protecting the rights of animals has never wavered. I was proud to author Libre’s Law that strengthened penalties for people who abuse animals, and I’m proud to once again offer legislation that protects our four-legged friends,” said Bizzarro. Read more

 

Sainato: New program will aid our first responders

(Nov 01, 2022)

This is sorely needed in Pennsylvania, where the number of volunteer first responders has declined by nearly 90% – from about 300,000 in the 1970s to as few as 38,000 in 2018. Read more

 

State officials, civil rights groups react to report denying thousands in Pa. their voting rights due to felony convictions

(Nov 01, 2022)

“The antidote to this poisonous disenfranchisement criminal scheme is to ensure that all people are allowed to vote, including those incarcerated citizens serving prison sentences for a felony criminal conviction." Read more

 

Kinsey, Cephas introduce legislation for better response to behavioral crises

(Nov 01, 2022)

“This legislation would tackle this issue at its root. We need specialists, trained individuals managing mental health crises." Read more

 

Kinkead, Gaydos introduce legislation to assist owners of landslide-prone properties

(Oct 27, 2022)

The bill would add coverage of landslides, slope movement and sinkholes to an existing program in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that currently covers only mine subsidence assistance and insurance. Read more

 

Abney, Bullock lead PLBC voting rights roundtable

(Oct 27, 2022)

The goal of the discussion was to address items that individuals need to be aware of when voting, including providing details about mail-in and absentee ballots. Read more

 

Dawkins condemns GOP for hypocrisy in Philly DA probe

(Oct 27, 2022)

“This week’s news conference confirms the Republican obsession with District Attorney Larry Krasner,” Dawkins said. “I find it interesting that the Select Committee report, which was just released Monday, didn’t mention or recommend impeachment." Read more

 

Mullery: House passes antlerless deer hunting license legislation

(Oct 26, 2022)

“After 10 years of advocating for this legislation, today’s passage is an enormous win for sportsmen and women across the commonwealth,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. Read more

 

General Assembly passes legislation establishing Sainato’s First Responder Tuition and Loan Assistance Program

(Oct 26, 2022)

Sainato, who is longtime Democratic chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, introduced the program, amended into HB 397, to help the state recruit and retain volunteer first responders, whose numbers have been declining. Read more

 

Schlossberg fatality review team language headed to governor

(Oct 26, 2022)

Language introduced by Rep. Mike Schlossberg that would allow counties to create local overdose or suicide fatality review teams to help prevent future overdose deaths and suicides passed the state Senate and House today and is on its way to the governor. Read more

 

Innamorato, Rothman and others recognize and celebrate employee-owned businesses

(Oct 26, 2022)

“The guiding principle for employee ownership is recognizing the unique value brought by every person who helps these ventures grow and prosper,” Innamorato said. Read more

 

Krajewski announces birth certificate application changes for minors with DOH

(Oct 26, 2022)

“Disadvantaged Black youth are at highest risk of being victims of gun violence in our city,” Krajewski said. “I heard their stories of how the inability to access their birth certificates were holding them back from seeking opportunities to improve their lives, and I knew I needed to act." Read more

 

House passes bill to help patients & doctors

(Oct 26, 2022)

“This is one of the biggest pro-consumer and pro-doctor reforms in health insurance in decades, and it’s all about delivering better outcomes for patients and preventing future complications Insurance Committee Democratic acting Chair Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, said. Read more

 

DeLissio resolution to study trauma-informed care adopted by House

(Oct 26, 2022)

House Resolution 228 directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a comprehensive study of child-related policies implemented in the past five years that are currently in effect and have exacerbated trauma in children and families. Read more

 

Online higher education takes center stage at House Dem Policy hearing

(Oct 26, 2022)

“We need to provide students seeking to advance their education with every opportunity possible to do so. That includes online education, because as we heard from testifiers today, it allows students to complete degrees on their own time,” said Bizzarro. “Education is the lifeblood of our economy, and we should take advantage of every chance to support it.” Read more

 

Rabb announces legislation to expand green human interment options

(Oct 26, 2022)

The process used in natural organic reduction uses one-eighth the amount of energy of a more traditional cremation and creates soil that is perfectly safe for gardens, trees and general land use. Read more

 

House Democrats demand Republicans 'stop the games'

(Oct 25, 2022)

House Democrats stood together in the Capitol today to call out the Republican majority for wasting time on political games instead of acting to address the issues that truly impact people across the commonwealth. Read more

 

PLBC Fall 2022 newsletter

(Oct 25, 2022)

PLBC NL for Fall 2022 Read more

 

McNeill, Zabel introduce legislation to cap soaring insulin prices

(Oct 24, 2022)

Insulin caps are a bipartisan issue. Twenty-one states including New York, Maryland, Texas and Oklahoma have passed similar insulin co-pays. Read more

 

Longietti delivers farewell remarks in state House chamber

(Oct 24, 2022)

“I have always defended our profession. Being a politician is a profession. It takes skills, and those skills are honed over time. We should work hard, and I know I have, and we should stand up for our profession." Read more

 

Bizzarro introduces ‘Beagle Bills’ to enhance protections for animals
Nov 03, 2022

Sainato: New program will aid our first responders
Nov 01, 2022

State officials, civil rights groups react to report denying thousands in Pa. their voting rights due to felony convictions
Nov 01, 2022

Kinsey, Cephas introduce legislation for better response to behavioral crises
Nov 01, 2022

Kinkead, Gaydos introduce legislation to assist owners of landslide-prone properties
Oct 27, 2022

Abney, Bullock lead PLBC voting rights roundtable
Oct 27, 2022

Dawkins condemns GOP for hypocrisy in Philly DA probe
Oct 27, 2022

Mullery: House passes antlerless deer hunting license legislation
Oct 26, 2022

General Assembly passes legislation establishing Sainato’s First Responder Tuition and Loan Assistance Program
Oct 26, 2022

Schlossberg fatality review team language headed to governor
Oct 26, 2022

Innamorato, Rothman and others recognize and celebrate employee-owned businesses
Oct 26, 2022

Krajewski announces birth certificate application changes for minors with DOH
Oct 26, 2022

House passes bill to help patients & doctors
Oct 26, 2022

DeLissio resolution to study trauma-informed care adopted by House
Oct 26, 2022

Online higher education takes center stage at House Dem Policy hearing
Oct 26, 2022

Rabb announces legislation to expand green human interment options
Oct 26, 2022

House Democrats demand Republicans 'stop the games'
Oct 25, 2022

PLBC Fall 2022 newsletter
Oct 25, 2022

McNeill, Zabel introduce legislation to cap soaring insulin prices
Oct 24, 2022

Longietti delivers farewell remarks in state House chamber
Oct 24, 2022