Miller named to state Employment First Oversight Commission

(Feb 18, 2022)

Commission to promote employment, competitive wages for people with disabilities Read more

 

Advocates urge lawmakers to get proactive about making Pennsylvania schools safer

(Feb 16, 2022)

Max Schachter and Tony Montalto, two parents who lost children to the Parkland school shooting, shared their personal stories and research about what other states are doing to make schools safer. Read more

 

House and Senate Lawmakers Announce Relief Plan for Rental Assistance Fund

(Feb 16, 2022)

Parallel legislation introduced in the House and Senate would use $500 million of the Commonwealth’s remaining American Rescue Plan funds to provide additional assistance for the program. Read more

 

Attracting workers & families: House Democrats plan to put money back into pockets

(Feb 15, 2022)

By 2023, the federal government and 30 states will have enacted earned income and childcare tax credits. Read more

 

Daley to introduce legislation to protect privacy of pregnant people

(Feb 15, 2022)

“Now that we’ve seen citizens-turned-vigilantes empowered to take those seeking reproductive health care to court in other states, this mining of personal information can open the door for personal attacks on pregnant people looking for help,” Daley said. Read more

 

Policy discussion: Construction workers and unemployment compensation

(Feb 15, 2022)

“This pandemic has been hard on everyone, and we need to do everything we can to make sure we don’t lose sight of what went wrong and learn how we can do better for construction workers and all workers in our commonwealth.” Read more

 

State Rep. Chris Rabb to reintroduce the Fair Share Tax Plan

(Feb 14, 2022)

“This bill is vital to struggling Pennsylvania workers who pay a ridiculously high tax rate compared to their more well-off counterparts,” Rabb said. “This legislation would make taxation equitable and fair in Pennsylvania and improve Pennsylvanian’s quality of living.” Read more

 

Hohenstein: I know how it feels to be different

(Feb 14, 2022)

The experiences of disabled people are quintessentially part of the human experience. Almost everyone will, at some point in their lives, whether permanently or temporarily, know the sensation of a disability. Read more

 

Cephas joins First Lady Wolf, administration officials, Tuttleman Foundation to announce doula pilot program for pregnant women who are incarcerated

(Feb 14, 2022)

Doula services have been found to ease the pregnancy and labor process and improve birth outcomes for both mother and child, according to many studies. Read more

 

Bi-Partisan Caucus holds first ever Zoom forum to discuss governor’s budget

(Feb 14, 2022)

“In today’s divisive political climate, it was great to have members from both sides come together to listen to these presidents as they detailed the impact that these dollars will have on their individual universities.” Read more

 

Students are at heart in disability-inclusive bill for Pa. schools

(Feb 11, 2022)

“When I was young, I wore a hearing aid that embarrassed me because of the way people treated me. Many people can relate to a feeling like this,” Hohenstein said, noting that one out of five people have a disability. “Now, when I look at kids who have colorful wheelchairs, and even hearing aids, my heart swells with pride for how far we’ve come." Read more

 

Shusterman: Gov. Wolf's budget proposal is an investment in Pennsylvania's future

(Feb 10, 2022)

I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass a once-in-a-generation budget that prioritizes the needs of the people of the commonwealth, investing in our children, businesses and the most vulnerable citizens, all while not increasing taxes. Read more

 

Matzie introduces ‘Megan’s Law’ bill to protect nursing home residents and staff from sexual assault

(Feb 10, 2022)

Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, said H.B. 2341 – which would function as a Megan’s Law for the state’s nursing homes – would establish protections that are needed immediately. Read more

 

Hohenstein: Wolf's final budget proposal underscores complicated time for PA

(Feb 09, 2022)

The 2022/23 budget approaches the coming fiscal year by choosing opportunity over status quo and prioritizes our core ideals of investing in education at all levels; making Pennsylvania a better place to work and do business; supporting families and caregivers; and prioritizing seniors, veterans, and all vulnerable populations – all without raising taxes. Read more

 

PA Women’s Health Caucus Responds to Governor Tom Wolf’s Budget Address

(Feb 09, 2022)

“At its heart, we all know that a state budget is a financial plan which reflects our priorities. Prioritizing women’s health means prioritizing Pennsylvania’s families,” said Rep. Morgan Cephas. Read more

 

Ciresi and Shusterman introduce legislation to exempt at-home Covid tests from sales tax

(Feb 09, 2022)

“By exempting at-home COVID-19 tests from the sales tax, we can help our residents and improve access to convenient diagnostic testing by removing this financial barrier." Read more

 

Welcoming PA Caucus introduces bill to create Office of New Pennsylvanians

(Feb 09, 2022)

Joined by immigration advocates across Pennsylvania, members of the Welcoming PA Caucus unveiled legislation Wednesday to establish the Office of New Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

House Democrats applaud investments in people put forth in governor’s budget

(Feb 08, 2022)

“The bottom line is simple: We’re faced with the unique opportunity to responsibly invest in our state. We share Governor Wolf’s belief that the best investment we can make is an investment in Pennsylvania’s future. We look forward to seeing this budget become reality.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 07, 2022)

Learn about grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Merski elected chairman of Northwest Delegation

(Feb 07, 2022)

“Service is part of who I am,” Merski said. “After serving as treasurer, I’m honored to be elected to serve as chairman of the Northwest Delegation and guide our efforts to make sure our region’s needs are priorities in Harrisburg. Our corner of the state is blessed with rich natural resources and resilient people who have worked hard to reinvent our economy during extremely challenging times." Read more

 

Miller named to state Employment First Oversight Commission
Feb 18, 2022

Advocates urge lawmakers to get proactive about making Pennsylvania schools safer
Feb 16, 2022

House and Senate Lawmakers Announce Relief Plan for Rental Assistance Fund
Feb 16, 2022

Attracting workers & families: House Democrats plan to put money back into pockets
Feb 15, 2022

Daley to introduce legislation to protect privacy of pregnant people
Feb 15, 2022

Policy discussion: Construction workers and unemployment compensation
Feb 15, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb to reintroduce the Fair Share Tax Plan
Feb 14, 2022

Hohenstein: I know how it feels to be different
Feb 14, 2022

Cephas joins First Lady Wolf, administration officials, Tuttleman Foundation to announce doula pilot program for pregnant women who are incarcerated
Feb 14, 2022

Bi-Partisan Caucus holds first ever Zoom forum to discuss governor’s budget
Feb 14, 2022

Students are at heart in disability-inclusive bill for Pa. schools
Feb 11, 2022

Shusterman: Gov. Wolf's budget proposal is an investment in Pennsylvania's future
Feb 10, 2022

Matzie introduces ‘Megan’s Law’ bill to protect nursing home residents and staff from sexual assault
Feb 10, 2022

Hohenstein: Wolf's final budget proposal underscores complicated time for PA
Feb 09, 2022

PA Women’s Health Caucus Responds to Governor Tom Wolf’s Budget Address
Feb 09, 2022

Ciresi and Shusterman introduce legislation to exempt at-home Covid tests from sales tax
Feb 09, 2022

Welcoming PA Caucus introduces bill to create Office of New Pennsylvanians
Feb 09, 2022

House Democrats applaud investments in people put forth in governor’s budget
Feb 08, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 07, 2022

Merski elected chairman of Northwest Delegation
Feb 07, 2022