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House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies

Malagari drafts legislation to benefit small business owners

(Jan 26, 2021)

Malagari’s bill would create a grant program designed to help local business owners pay off the interest on a loan that was taken out to save their business last year. Read more

 

PLBC responds to DHS equity report

(Jan 25, 2021)

“As Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller pointed out, this cannot be a momentary, singular conversation because we watched George Floyd be murdered before our eyes without cause. This needs to be addressed every day, for every person of color, in both the workplace and our living communities.” Read more

 

Agriculture, Youth, and Capital Case Indigent Defense Funding Opportunities for Your District

(Jan 25, 2021)

Included are several state grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Reps. Pisciottano and Brown introduce effort to increase stipend for veterans

(Jan 25, 2021)

Based on rising costs and inflation, the current $150 a month these veterans receive is worth about $98 a month, reflecting a 34% decrease in value. Read more

 

Bullock, Nelson, PLBC send letter regarding budget equity to Gov. Wolf

(Jan 22, 2021)

“The Pennsylvania state budget is a valuable measure of our commonwealth’s priorities and can be our best tool for racial and structural equity. Unfortunately, the budget sometimes adversely, even if unintentionally,” impacts Pennsylvania’s Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities, according to the letter. Read more

 

Mullery introduces antlerless deer hunting license and body-grabbing trap penalties legislation

(Jan 22, 2021)

“It’s time to upgrade our antiquated system and provide sports enthusiasts with a more convenient and efficient way of applying for and receiving hunting licenses,” said Mullery. Read more

 

Policy Committee finds lies and hate speech to be at center of Jan. 6 Capitol attack

(Jan 21, 2021)

“As public servants, we are held to a higher standard. The people deserve better from their public officials than manipulative rally cries fed by blatant lies,” Rep. Bizzarro said. Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Statement on Transphobic Attack on Dr. Levine

(Jan 21, 2021)

“By attacking Sec. Levine, Rep. Pyle has brought the House of Representatives into dishonor and disrepute and until his actions are addressed, he continues to place her, and hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ+ people in the Commonwealth act risk for further discrimination to attack.” Read more

 

House State Government Committee holds partisan hearing demanding answers in search of problem

(Jan 21, 2021)

“I take my role and responsibility on the State Government Committee seriously and hope that the committee can move beyond these settled issues of the 2020 election and look toward passing legislation to help counties avoid extreme pressure on our next election day while ensuring voters’ ballot access and rights.” Read more

 

Rep. Tony DeLuca condemns GOP effort to undermine state courts

(Jan 21, 2021)

"Let's call this what it is -- a blatant Republican attempt to pack Pennsylvania's courts because Republicans have lost several court cases," DeLuca said. "In retaliation, Republicans are trying to remake the courts." Read more

 

LGBTQ Equality Caucus announces changes for 2021-2 legislative session

(Jan 21, 2021)

“The LGBTQ Equality Caucus is growing and becoming more diverse, better reflecting the diversity of our commonwealth,” Frankel said. “I feel hopeful that this momentum can help us to finally guarantee civil rights protections to LGBTQ individuals and do much more to ensure that every Pennsylvanian feels safe and supported.” Read more

 

Gainey introduces automatic voter registration legislation

(Jan 21, 2021)

“This past year we saw how vital voting is to our democracy, when a record number of voters cast ballots despite a global pandemic,” Gainey said. “And despite the lies that were spread, we know our systems worked as they were supposed to, thanks to the hardworking election officials and volunteers who made it possible." Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta and Krajewski, PLBC condemn H.B. 38

(Jan 21, 2021)

Reps. Kenyatta and Krajewski, both D-Phila., also slammed claims made by Rep. Diamond, R-Lebanon, to bolster his proposal that these changes would allow for more Black judges in the appellate court system. Read more

 

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting

(Jan 19, 2021)

“The consistent theme from testifiers was that election staff was professional, diligent and facilitated a secure election." Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta applauds Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine for historic White House nomination

(Jan 19, 2021)

“Doctor Rachel Levine is the best of the best. I am thrilled that a woman of her character and professionalism will also make history becoming the first trans person to ever be confirmed by the United State Senate." Read more

 

Frankel hails federal nomination of Dr. Levine

(Jan 19, 2021)

As chairman of the LGBTQ Caucus, Rep. Frankel first got to know Dr. Levine when she served on the board of Equality Pennsylvania. Together, they worked to promote LGBTQ civil rights, work that continues today. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Jan. 19 update

(Jan 19, 2021)

A breakdown of available grants, including who may apply, how funds can be used, limits, application deadlines and more. Read more

 

Mullery introduces bill to hold hospitals and nursing homes to high standards

(Jan 18, 2021)

“While our state contains many of the finest healthcare facilities in the world, sometimes things still manage to go very wrong. It is especially troubling when it’s discovered the hospital or nursing home had notice from an inspection or survey that the tragedy was preventable had they taken the correct steps to prevent it,” Mullery said. Read more

 

RGGI Presents an Opportunity to Promote Anti-racist Environmental Policy

(Jan 15, 2021)

RGGI makes sense economically and environmentally. It will reduce air pollution, have a significant impact on climate change, and create jobs. We should all be supportive of that. Read more

 

Conklin announces plans to introduce resolution to honor Capitol Police

(Jan 15, 2021)

“These brave men and women not only protected our sacred Capitol, but they were ready to lay down their lives in defense of our country, and as we know, one officer did die while answering the call. It’s only right that we take this opportunity to honor them for the work they do to keep all of us safe.” Read more

 

Malagari drafts legislation to benefit small business owners
Jan 26, 2021

PLBC responds to DHS equity report
Jan 25, 2021

Agriculture, Youth, and Capital Case Indigent Defense Funding Opportunities for Your District
Jan 25, 2021

Reps. Pisciottano and Brown introduce effort to increase stipend for veterans
Jan 25, 2021

Bullock, Nelson, PLBC send letter regarding budget equity to Gov. Wolf
Jan 22, 2021

Mullery introduces antlerless deer hunting license and body-grabbing trap penalties legislation
Jan 22, 2021

Policy Committee finds lies and hate speech to be at center of Jan. 6 Capitol attack
Jan 21, 2021

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Statement on Transphobic Attack on Dr. Levine
Jan 21, 2021

House State Government Committee holds partisan hearing demanding answers in search of problem
Jan 21, 2021

Rep. Tony DeLuca condemns GOP effort to undermine state courts
Jan 21, 2021

LGBTQ Equality Caucus announces changes for 2021-2 legislative session
Jan 21, 2021

Gainey introduces automatic voter registration legislation
Jan 21, 2021

Reps. Kenyatta and Krajewski, PLBC condemn H.B. 38
Jan 21, 2021

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting
Jan 19, 2021

Rep. Kenyatta applauds Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine for historic White House nomination
Jan 19, 2021

Frankel hails federal nomination of Dr. Levine
Jan 19, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Jan. 19 update
Jan 19, 2021

Mullery introduces bill to hold hospitals and nursing homes to high standards
Jan 18, 2021

RGGI Presents an Opportunity to Promote Anti-racist Environmental Policy
Jan 15, 2021

Conklin announces plans to introduce resolution to honor Capitol Police
Jan 15, 2021