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Frankel, Democratic Health Committee members prioritize healthcare equality and access; abortion rights headed into 2021

(Feb 09, 2021)

As the pandemic rages on, Democrats on the House Health Committee will fight for a science-based public health strategy to prevent the spread of COVID, support and protect the healthcare workforce, and ensure that everyone, regardless of income or technological proficiency, has access to the vaccines. Read more

 

Vaccine shortage and technology demands highlight of House Democratic Policy Committee

(Feb 08, 2021)

Those tasked with administering vaccines at the state and county levels, including pharmacies, reiterated that there are not enough vaccines being allocated to meet demand, especially with the recent expansion of the 1A group. Read more

 

Rep. Davis calls for COVID-19 vaccine central registry

(Feb 08, 2021)

Davis, the Vice-chair of the House Democratic Policy Committee, asked the agency to provide a central location where Pennsylvanians can register for a vaccination during that committee’s virtual hearing today on the state’s vaccine rollout. Read more

 

Rabb ranked top Pa. legislator by ACLU-PA for civil rights and civil liberties-related voting record

(Feb 05, 2021)

Rabb said his family has a history of working to protect civil rights and civil liberties. Read more

 

Davidson: House approves pandemic relief then puts it in jeopardy

(Feb 05, 2021)

Davidson said the bipartisanship that led to the vote providing $912 million in pandemic relief quickly dissolved as the Republican majority also pushed through legislation that could put future dollars like it in jeopardy. Read more

 

Wheatley, Hughes recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

(Feb 05, 2021)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day began more than two decades ago as a grassroots effort with hundreds of organizations. This yearly initiative encourages Black people to get tested in the hope of putting an end to the disease. Read more

 

Committee approves Markosek bill seeking tax exemptions for stimulus payments

(Feb 04, 2021)

Congress issued recovery rebates under the CARES Act to help people and businesses stay afloat during the pandemic. House Bill 359 would exclude those economic stimulus payments from being considered income, making them exempt from state and local taxation. Read more

 

Krajewski appointed to Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

(Feb 04, 2021)

Krajewski, elected in 2020 to represent the 188th Legislative District in Philadelphia, was recommended for the appointment to the commission by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, who held the post before she became House Democratic leader. Read more

 

Wheatley and Lt. Governor Fetterman: It’s time to legalize it

(Feb 04, 2021)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley joined Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman in calling for the legalization of adult-use cannabis (H.B. 2050). Citing a huge boost to the state’s budget and promotion of social justice, they’ve issued a call to action from Pennsylvanians who support this effort. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update

(Feb 01, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: ATV/Snowmobile Grants (Funding Source: ATV and Snowmobile Registrations) Who May Apply : Municipalities, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations. Use : Planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, equipment, and educational programs related to ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities. Funds : No match required. However, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration. Application Deadline : March 31 More Information : Click on https://www.brcgrants.dcnr.pa.gov/ and choose “Grant Opportunities” and then “All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile.” Commonwealth Financing Authority: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund) Who May Apply : For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. Uses : Abatement and treatment of AMD through treatment facility system construction, as well as treatment system repair, upgrade or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems. Funds : Grants shall not exceed $1,000,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is Read more

 

Leader McClinton statement on constitutional amendment

(Feb 01, 2021)

“This is heartbreaking for survivors of an unspeakable trauma who have waited too long for the chance to see justice. If there is any way to achieve a quicker legislative solution than waiting for two more years, the House Democratic Caucus will fully support it,” McClinton said. Read more

 

Solomon introduces legislation to bring open primaries to Pa., stresses importance of democracy and government accountability

(Jan 29, 2021)

The legislation, Solomon said, will encourage democratic engagement and remove barriers for all Pennsylvania voters to take part in the selection of candidates for public office. Read more

 

Rozzi: Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Have Waited Long Enough

(Jan 28, 2021)

State Rep. Mark Rozzi applauds his colleagues in the House for joining him in passing legislation to help victims of childhood sexual abuse get closure and redress on their harrowing experiences. Read more

 

Troubleshooting PUA claims: How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim

(Jan 27, 2021)

Step-by-step instructions to successfully reopen/reactivate a PUA claim. Read more

 

Rozzi hails progress toward justice for child sexual abuse victims

(Jan 27, 2021)

“We know all too well the life-long challenges victims of childhood sexual abuse face. Victims have waited long enough,” Rozzi said. “This opportunity is long overdue – and is sorely needed to finally allow childhood victims of sexual predators the chance to obtain closure and redress on their harrowing experiences.” Read more

 

Republican overreach is Pa.’s constitutional crisis

(Jan 27, 2021)

Davidson led the charge in committee earlier this month to beat back the Republican majority’s attempt to restrict the governor’s ability to handle a declared disaster, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and future disasters, such as massive flooding, through legislation (H.B. 55) that could result in making Pennsylvania ineligible for federal funds or disaster relief support. Read more

 

Conklin introduces bill to better protect victims of domestic violence

(Jan 27, 2021)

Conklin, D-Centre, said nearly half of states across the country permit electronic monitoring in such cases, and it’s time for Pennsylvania to do the same. Read more

 

Mutual respect, honesty and decency must guide our public words and deeds

(Jan 27, 2021)

I wonder, to whom are these men directing their rage and their hateful, hurtful so-called jokes? How and why has it gotten to this point where these types of words – this vengeful and incendiary type of messaging – is becoming more common? Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2021-22 legislative session

(Jan 26, 2021)

“This group represents a diverse set of leaders from across the state and I’m looking forward to working together to move Pennsylvania forward and help our constituents’ voices be heard.” Read more

 

Sims, Frankel: House Republicans fail moral test in vote

(Jan 26, 2021)

“Offered a chance to make a historic vote to extend civil rights to all Pennsylvanians regardless of race, color, creed, disability, identity or sexual orientation, Pennsylvania House Republicans failed to meet the moment, instead prioritizing political gains over the well-being of their fellow citizens." Read more

 

Frankel, Democratic Health Committee members prioritize healthcare equality and access; abortion rights headed into 2021
Feb 09, 2021

Vaccine shortage and technology demands highlight of House Democratic Policy Committee
Feb 08, 2021

Rep. Davis calls for COVID-19 vaccine central registry
Feb 08, 2021

Rabb ranked top Pa. legislator by ACLU-PA for civil rights and civil liberties-related voting record
Feb 05, 2021

Davidson: House approves pandemic relief then puts it in jeopardy
Feb 05, 2021

Wheatley, Hughes recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania
Feb 05, 2021

Committee approves Markosek bill seeking tax exemptions for stimulus payments
Feb 04, 2021

Krajewski appointed to Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing
Feb 04, 2021

Wheatley and Lt. Governor Fetterman: It’s time to legalize it
Feb 04, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update
Feb 01, 2021

Leader McClinton statement on constitutional amendment
Feb 01, 2021

Solomon introduces legislation to bring open primaries to Pa., stresses importance of democracy and government accountability
Jan 29, 2021

Rozzi: Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Have Waited Long Enough
Jan 28, 2021

Troubleshooting PUA claims: How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim
Jan 27, 2021

Rozzi hails progress toward justice for child sexual abuse victims
Jan 27, 2021

Republican overreach is Pa.’s constitutional crisis
Jan 27, 2021

Conklin introduces bill to better protect victims of domestic violence
Jan 27, 2021

Mutual respect, honesty and decency must guide our public words and deeds
Jan 27, 2021

Harris names deputy whips for 2021-22 legislative session
Jan 26, 2021

Sims, Frankel: House Republicans fail moral test in vote
Jan 26, 2021