Featured News

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

Sainato honors military, remembers fallen at Wreaths Across America ceremony at state Capitol

(Dec 14, 2021)

“Words and gestures are never adequate, but as we present this wreath today and join other Americans in laying wreaths on Saturday, we can reflect on the courage and selflessness of those in uniform, honor the memories of our fallen heroes and hold in our hearts the families whose loved ones never made it home.” Read more

 

Snyder: House passes vital bill to expand broadband access in Pennsylvania

(Dec 13, 2021)

“Passing this bill will help us close the digital divide, ensure all communities have access to affordable broadband, and give Pennsylvanians a greater chance at succeeding in the future.” Read more

 

Shusterman, Kenyatta and Fiedler introduce bill to reinstate emergency assistance

(Dec 13, 2021)

“When the General Assistance program was ended, so too was a lifeline many people were depending on to help them. This bill would make sure we are continuing to protect those who need it the most.” Read more

 

Curry excited to begin first term in office

(Dec 13, 2021)

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve the people of the 164th District,” Curry said. “I promise to listen to the people who trust me to be their voice and fight for their concerns in Harrisburg.” Read more

 

Conklin: Republican congressional redistricting legislation a ‘shell game’

(Dec 13, 2021)

Democratic opposition to the bills was led by the committee’s Democratic chair, state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, who said he was “deeply disappointed” by the decision to push the legislation through the committee without details. Read more

 

Mullery bill to expand whistleblower protections approved by committee

(Dec 13, 2021)

“I am pleased with today’s unanimous approval of my bill in the Judiciary Committee. I remain hopeful it will receive similar support before the entire House and Senate so we can protect workers from retaliation and other unfair treatment for coming forward and doing the right thing.” Read more

 

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the stat

(Dec 13, 2021)

“PA Preferred Organic businesses grow all foods under the sun that are healthy for us, and that alone should be a reason to make the program permanent in our commonwealth.” Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus welcomes new legislator to Harrisburg

(Dec 13, 2021)

“Decades of experience in education, advocacy and behavioral health, including serving as vice president of the Upper Darby School Board, will allow her to jump in on day one to contribute to debating some of the most significant issues impacting the commonwealth.” Read more

 

Cephas, McClinton applaud VP Harris’ call to action to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity

(Dec 08, 2021)

“With the action on the federal level this week, I am hopeful that we can continue to make strides with regard to maternal health,” Cephas said. “The cost of not acting on this issue is too dire, and what we can achieve if we are successful is invaluable – fewer parents will suffer and more parents will live to see their babies grow.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Project Safe and Smart and Rural Health Funding Opportunities

(Dec 07, 2021)

Read the about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Rep. Shusterman introduces bill to prohibit small plastic bottles in all lodging establishments

(Dec 07, 2021)

To prevent significant plastic waste, this bill would prohibit the entities from offering guests personal care items in small plastic bottles. Businesses would also save money by opting for bulk dispensers for personal care items. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation to establish a state disaster relief program

(Dec 07, 2021)

“With each passing year, we are seeing increasingly dangerous weather,” Ciresi said. “We need to put a safety net in place to protect and support Pennsylvanians when natural disaster strikes." Read more

 

Mullery introduces bill to eliminate automatic pay raises for elected officials

(Dec 06, 2021)

“Annual pay raises are not guaranteed to many Pennsylvania workers and that should be the same for our General Assembly and other elected leaders,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “In these polarized times, eliminating automatic pay raises would be a good step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.” Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: $5 million awarded to expand, improve expERIEnce Children’s Museum

(Dec 03, 2021)

The lawmakers, both D-Erie, said the funding – supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program – will help fund a building addition, outdoor space and improvements to the existing structure. Read more

 

Sen. Costa & Rep. Frankel Announce $6.6M for Tree of Life Rebuild

(Dec 03, 2021)

The project will transform the site of the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history into a new place of hope, remembrance, and education. Read more

 

Berks lawmakers Applaud $7.5 Million in State Funding for Reading Phils, Tout Community Effort to Improve Stadium

(Dec 03, 2021)

Funding from the state is in conjunction with dollars put forward by R-Phils ownership and funding promised by Berks County and the City of Reading. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta calls for state of emergency on gun violence, passage of stalled gun safety bills

(Dec 02, 2021)

“Too many members of our community have lost their lives and many others live in fear of losing theirs. This is why it is crucial that we pass meaningful legislation in the PA legislature that will keep our community safe and prevent further needless deaths.” Read more

 

Burns seeks to streamline state open records law after legal battles

(Dec 02, 2021)

Burns’ bill would require government entities to provide an elected official who files an open records request with a final determination in five days, eliminating the 30-day extension permitted under current law. Read more

 

Army veteran Guenst attends signing of veterans bills at White House

(Dec 01, 2021)

“We have an obligation to care for our veterans after they have sacrificed so much for our country, and these laws will help do that.” Read more

 

Hearing interrupts Cyber Monday and highlights supply chain in Pennsylvania

(Nov 29, 2021)

“Families across Pennsylvania are concerned during one of the busiest times for commerce in our country, and I’m grateful we were able to host this hearing to learn more about our supply chain in PA,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie. “Our entire caucus is committed to understanding this issue and working on solutions in Harrisburg.” Read more

 

Sainato honors military, remembers fallen at Wreaths Across America ceremony at state Capitol
Dec 14, 2021

Snyder: House passes vital bill to expand broadband access in Pennsylvania
Dec 13, 2021

Shusterman, Kenyatta and Fiedler introduce bill to reinstate emergency assistance
Dec 13, 2021

Curry excited to begin first term in office
Dec 13, 2021

Conklin: Republican congressional redistricting legislation a ‘shell game’
Dec 13, 2021

Mullery bill to expand whistleblower protections approved by committee
Dec 13, 2021

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the stat
Dec 13, 2021

House Democratic Caucus welcomes new legislator to Harrisburg
Dec 13, 2021

Cephas, McClinton applaud VP Harris’ call to action to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity
Dec 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Project Safe and Smart and Rural Health Funding Opportunities
Dec 07, 2021

Rep. Shusterman introduces bill to prohibit small plastic bottles in all lodging establishments
Dec 07, 2021

Ciresi introduces legislation to establish a state disaster relief program
Dec 07, 2021

Mullery introduces bill to eliminate automatic pay raises for elected officials
Dec 06, 2021

Harkins, Merski: $5 million awarded to expand, improve expERIEnce Children’s Museum
Dec 03, 2021

Sen. Costa & Rep. Frankel Announce $6.6M for Tree of Life Rebuild
Dec 03, 2021

Berks lawmakers Applaud $7.5 Million in State Funding for Reading Phils, Tout Community Effort to Improve Stadium
Dec 03, 2021

Rep. Kenyatta calls for state of emergency on gun violence, passage of stalled gun safety bills
Dec 02, 2021

Burns seeks to streamline state open records law after legal battles
Dec 02, 2021

Army veteran Guenst attends signing of veterans bills at White House
Dec 01, 2021

Hearing interrupts Cyber Monday and highlights supply chain in Pennsylvania
Nov 29, 2021