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

Sainato, Wheatley, Pisciottano, Webster unveil new bills to boost Pa. veterans

(Nov 08, 2021)

Sainato, Democratic chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said he is proud to be part of a bipartisan effort to shape policy and legislation for the commonwealth’s large and active veteran population. Read more

 

Shusterman introduces Pa. Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

(Nov 05, 2021)

A member of the Pa. Workforce Development Board, Shusterman said the legislation would offer a Pennsylvania Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to help Pennsylvanians get back to work without being overburdened by the cost of childcare. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities

(Nov 01, 2021)

Read about state and other grant opportunities that are taking applications. Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more

 

Shusterman bill would give small growers piece of cannabis market

(Oct 29, 2021)

Shusterman said she believes that because of the draconian laws in place about how many growers can be in one zone, the monopoly of several big corporations over this industry has created a supply shortage, which drives up prices and hurts consumers who need their prescribed medication. Read more

 

Ahead of Election Day, Rabb promotes various bills designed to make elections more equitable, accessible, fair

(Oct 29, 2021)

“Every single vote cast in an election is the voice of a person in that democracy exercising their right to shape that democracy,” Rabb said. Read more

 

Shusterman awarded National Association of Social Workers’ Legislator of the Year

(Oct 28, 2021)

“I am honored to have an ally in the National Association of Social Workers as we march toward a kinder, more caring world,” Shusterman said. “I thank them for this recognition, and much more importantly I thank them for their essential work.” Read more

 

Kulik: House passes legislation to provide relief for restaurant industry

(Oct 28, 2021)

“Safekeeping licenses became a lifeline for business owners who have either had to close their doors or had trouble reopening due to the financial instability of the pandemic,” said Kulik, who is a member of the House Liquor Control Committee. “By offering license holders an extension on safekeeping, we’re giving them more time to regroup and consider their options in moving forward with their business.” Read more

 

House passes Samuelson and Thomas bill to raise PACENET prescription income limits

(Oct 27, 2021)

“This bipartisan legislation expands access to prescription medications for our seniors by building upon the proven PACE/PACENET program and expanding eligibility,” Samuelson said. Read more

 

Deasy: Legislation to provide restaurants relief passes House

(Oct 27, 2021)

Deasy, the Democratic chair of the House Liquor Control Committee, said the Senate amended H.B. 425 to include language from his proposed legislation to remove barriers to outdoor dining. The legislation also included initiatives authored by state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, to relax some requirements for safekeeping liquor licenses and by state Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, expanding off-site catering permits. Read more

 

Cephas: Another virus is spreading around amongst children and must be stopped

(Oct 27, 2021)

Some of us may have seen the concerning headlines in the news about a little known virus called RSV, spreading through daycare centers and preschools, infecting our children and their families. Read more

 

Herrin, Muth and Otten host event to protect water rights for Pennsylvanians affected by Mariner East

(Oct 27, 2021)

“Two years of testing and two years of DEP coming out, and they blame it on everyone else,” Patrick Robinson said, an Indiana County Naval veteran and ex-Halliburton employee whose water became contaminated days after drilling began on his property back in 2017. “When is this job going to be done, and when is it going to be corrected? How many people are going to have to suffer?” Read more

 

Guzman pushes to restore turnpike jobs and ensure proper toll collection

(Oct 27, 2021)

Guzman is proposing a hybrid system that would bring back tollbooth workers during the road’s busiest hours so that the electronic system can be improved without incurring further revenue losses. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta introduces bill to increase benefits for families in need

(Oct 26, 2021)

Kenyatta’s House Bill 2012 and the companion Senate Bill 918 introduced by Sen. Katie Muth would boost TANF benefits to up to 50% of the federal poverty level, up from 22%. Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus: Report shows crisis pregnancy centers misleading patients using taxpayer dollars

(Oct 26, 2021)

Women’s Health Caucus co-chairs Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, Rep. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware/Montgomery, and Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, said CPCs serve no real medical purpose and taxpayer funds should only be used for evidence-based services. Read more

 

Bill seeks accurate data on gun violence through nonpartisan research center

(Oct 26, 2021)

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton joined state Reps. Joe Hohenstein and Stephen Kinsey in introducing the bill (H.B.2009), which was referred to the House Judiciary Committee for review. Read more

 

Schlossberg bipartisan mental health bill to create local fatality review teams unanimously approved by House Human Services Committee

(Oct 26, 2021)

“My legislation will help break down barriers to treatment and allow patients to receive care that focuses on the whole person,” Schlossberg said. “This legislation has broad bipartisan support, including support from the Speaker of the House, and buy-in from patients and providers alike. It shows that improving mental health care can and should be an issue that cuts across partisan affiliation.” Read more

 

Shusterman, Hill-Evans to introduce Child and Adult Care Food Program Supplement to help feed care facility participants

(Oct 25, 2021)

“Care facilities across the state deal with incredibly high operating costs,” Shusterman said. “Unfortunately, the federal program meant to help them feed our neediest citizens does not go nearly far enough to alleviate the extraordinary costs they face. It’s time for Pennsylvania to supplement this vital program.” Read more

 

Krueger: Time for legislature to act on supporting workers

(Oct 22, 2021)

“I, myself, introduced a bill, House Bill 348, that would protect healthcare workers on the front lines by addressing the workplace violence issues that have gotten even worse during the pandemic. My bill has been sitting in committee since February. Our nurses need us to act. Our neighbors need us to act. The time is now.” Read more

 

Mullery lauds governor’s urging passage of unemployment compensation bill

(Oct 22, 2021)

Mullery is the Democratic chairman of the PA House Labor & Industry Committee and introduced the legislation earlier this session. He said he is optimistic that it will gain additional support in the current session. Read more

 

Sainato, Wheatley, Pisciottano, Webster unveil new bills to boost Pa. veterans
Nov 08, 2021

Shusterman introduces Pa. Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
Nov 05, 2021

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities
Nov 01, 2021

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open
Nov 01, 2021

Shusterman bill would give small growers piece of cannabis market
Oct 29, 2021

Ahead of Election Day, Rabb promotes various bills designed to make elections more equitable, accessible, fair
Oct 29, 2021

Shusterman awarded National Association of Social Workers’ Legislator of the Year
Oct 28, 2021

Kulik: House passes legislation to provide relief for restaurant industry
Oct 28, 2021

House passes Samuelson and Thomas bill to raise PACENET prescription income limits
Oct 27, 2021

Deasy: Legislation to provide restaurants relief passes House
Oct 27, 2021

Cephas: Another virus is spreading around amongst children and must be stopped
Oct 27, 2021

Herrin, Muth and Otten host event to protect water rights for Pennsylvanians affected by Mariner East
Oct 27, 2021

Guzman pushes to restore turnpike jobs and ensure proper toll collection
Oct 27, 2021

Rep. Kenyatta introduces bill to increase benefits for families in need
Oct 26, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus: Report shows crisis pregnancy centers misleading patients using taxpayer dollars
Oct 26, 2021

Bill seeks accurate data on gun violence through nonpartisan research center
Oct 26, 2021

Schlossberg bipartisan mental health bill to create local fatality review teams unanimously approved by House Human Services Committee
Oct 26, 2021

Shusterman, Hill-Evans to introduce Child and Adult Care Food Program Supplement to help feed care facility participants
Oct 25, 2021

Krueger: Time for legislature to act on supporting workers
Oct 22, 2021

Mullery lauds governor’s urging passage of unemployment compensation bill
Oct 22, 2021