Delco House, Senate Delegation Introduce New Bills to Reform Abusive For-Profit Hospital Deals

(Jun 16, 2022)

“Access to life-saving, professional medical care should not be consumed by corporate greed and get rich quick schemes. My colleagues and I will do everything we can to prevent community hospitals from being exploited by for-profit systems,” said Rep. O’Mara. Read more

 

Freeman seeks to prevent majority from avoiding debate on important topics

(Jun 16, 2022)

“My proposal would reform the discharge resolution process in our House Rules to prevent legislative leaders from sidestepping issues that have been bottled up in committee,” Freeman said. Read more

 

Rabb introduces legislation to end charging children as adults in PA

(Jun 16, 2022)

Research has shown again and again that young people tried as adults have higher rates of recidivism than those who remain in the juvenile system, Rabb said. Read more

 

Deasy urges allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address critical baby formula shortage

(Jun 16, 2022)

“Families of the approximately 35,000 infants participating in WIC in Pennsylvania are having a harder time securing baby formula on top of the current shortage because they have to rely on the limited number of retailers who participate in WIC,” Deasy said. Read more

 

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices

(Jun 15, 2022)

Currently, Pennsylvania does not have a law addressing undisclosed recording devices such as hidden cameras in host-lodging sites. Read more

 

McClinton, Advocates Demand End to Hair Discrimination in Pa.

(Jun 15, 2022)

“It is unconscionable that in 2022 our neighbors can still be denied educational, professional, and employment opportunities based on their natural hair texture or hairstyle,” McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware said. Read more

 

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people

(Jun 15, 2022)

House Democrats have a plan to protect the people now and build a fairer economy for the future. Read more

 

Ciresi and James introduce legislation to modernize dance teacher certification in Pennsylvania

(Jun 15, 2022)

“We introduced this legislation to modernize dance teacher certification in Pennsylvania by enabling dance instructors to be certified in their discipline and ensure our dance teacher certification standards align with national standards,” Ciresi said. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosts Juneteenth program

(Jun 14, 2022)

Members from the Pennsylvania General Assembly joined with guests who performed spoken word poetry and African dance highlighting Black cultural achievements. Read more

 

Schlossberg offers HOPE for PA with $100 million mental health proposal

(Jun 14, 2022)

“If we invest $100 million in mental health care in Pennsylvania now, we can save lives and livelihoods. HOPE for PA is a collaborative proposal with input from mental health leaders, stakeholders, and staff. This builds upon existing operations and proposals. It does not replace them." Read more

 

Solomon legislation for PICA Renewal passed by PA House

(Jun 14, 2022)

“Economic conditions in Philadelphia affect the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Solomon said. “We must renew PICA in order to keep Philadelphia fiscally sound and, as a result, the entire commonwealth will benefit. Today we all worked together to ensure the financial health of Philadelphia.” Read more

 

Fiedler speaks out against bill to cut corporate taxes

(Jun 13, 2022)

“We should be investing every dollar we can in schools, parks, libraries, child care, and programs and services right in our neighborhoods. This GOP trickledown economics plan would help big corporations avoid paying taxes — but not help families across my district and local businesses who pay their taxes.” Read more

 

Hearing demonstrates how conservative policies are hurting Pennsylvanians

(Jun 13, 2022)

“The Republican party has held the majority in both chambers for the better part of thirty years, controlling the legislative calendar and dictating which bills get sent to the governor,” said Chairman Bizzarro. “Their control has led Pennsylvania to the third-highest gas tax in the nation, stagnating wages for hard-working residents, and some of the highest opioid death rates and student debt rates.” Read more

 

Frankel vows to continue fight against gun violence despite Republican obstructionism

(Jun 13, 2022)

"The entire Republican strategy is to obstruct, deflect and hide – anything to avoid talking about one of the most pressing issues of our time," Frankel said. "But the people of Pennsylvania are watching, and they can see through these cowardly maneuvers." Read more

 

House Democrats Blast Republican Refusal to Debate Gun Safety Bills

(Jun 13, 2022)

“Every day we delay is an opportunity for another tragedy, whether in Philadelphia, Scranton, Chambersburg, or any other community. Pennsylvanians have waited too long, seen too much pain and suffering, and are tired of Republican inaction." Read more

 

Solomon introduces legislation to establish framework for celebration of 250th birthday of PA

(Jun 13, 2022)

“We on the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial -- America250PA -- want to both preserve the legacy of our heritage and invest in the commonwealth’s future by repairing, restoring and revitalizing historic state landmarks that do exactly that,” Solomon said. Read more

 

Pisciottano: We must protect Pennsylvanians from price fixing

(Jun 12, 2022)

During periods of rapid price fluctuations, it’s important that consumers are protected from bad actors who seek to use price volatility as an excuse to raise prices. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Time to pump the brakes on Pa. gas price hikes

(Jun 10, 2022)

Preying on Pennsylvanians at the pump in a time of economic crisis is unfair and we are calling on our colleagues to join us and stop this highway robbery. Read more

 

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence

(Jun 09, 2022)

As Americans, we cannot turn a blind eye to gun violence. We must address this crisis of gun violence that has destroyed so many innocent lives by comprehensively addressing the issue and enacting common sense gun safety measures. Read more

 

Deasy: Privatizing PA’s liquor system too complex to be decided by constitutional amendment on ballot

(Jun 09, 2022)

“This constitutional amendment is not a simple question, and it seems disingenuous to ask voters to make an informed decision based on a two-sentence ballot question,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. Read more

 

Delco House, Senate Delegation Introduce New Bills to Reform Abusive For-Profit Hospital Deals
Jun 16, 2022

Freeman seeks to prevent majority from avoiding debate on important topics
Jun 16, 2022

Rabb introduces legislation to end charging children as adults in PA
Jun 16, 2022

Deasy urges allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address critical baby formula shortage
Jun 16, 2022

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices
Jun 15, 2022

McClinton, Advocates Demand End to Hair Discrimination in Pa.
Jun 15, 2022

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people
Jun 15, 2022

Ciresi and James introduce legislation to modernize dance teacher certification in Pennsylvania
Jun 15, 2022

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosts Juneteenth program
Jun 14, 2022

Schlossberg offers HOPE for PA with $100 million mental health proposal
Jun 14, 2022

Solomon legislation for PICA Renewal passed by PA House
Jun 14, 2022

Fiedler speaks out against bill to cut corporate taxes
Jun 13, 2022

Hearing demonstrates how conservative policies are hurting Pennsylvanians
Jun 13, 2022

Frankel vows to continue fight against gun violence despite Republican obstructionism
Jun 13, 2022

House Democrats Blast Republican Refusal to Debate Gun Safety Bills
Jun 13, 2022

Solomon introduces legislation to establish framework for celebration of 250th birthday of PA
Jun 13, 2022

Pisciottano: We must protect Pennsylvanians from price fixing
Jun 12, 2022

Bizzarro: Time to pump the brakes on Pa. gas price hikes
Jun 10, 2022

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence
Jun 09, 2022

Deasy: Privatizing PA’s liquor system too complex to be decided by constitutional amendment on ballot
Jun 09, 2022