Abney introduces bill to help small, local businesses get up and running

(Sep 20, 2022)

“Local businesses are the engines driving our economy,” Abney said. “A financial jumpstart to help small businesses get established should encourage entrepreneurship.” Read more

 

Guzman and Burgos join efforts to aid people affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

(Sep 19, 2022)

The lawmakers, who lead the Pennsylvania Latino Caucus, thanked Governor Tom Wolf for deploying two members of PA Task Force 1 to Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Fiona response. Read more

 

Cephas and Davis move Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act to the Senate

(Sep 19, 2022)

The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which passed unanimously, would improve visitation rights for incarcerated parents, ban shackling pregnant people and enhance restraint documentation, along with other provisions. Read more

 

House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee hosts hearing on impact of public gardens

(Sep 19, 2022)

Sappey requested the hearing to highlight the far-reaching economic, educational, environmental and physical benefits provided by Pennsylvania’s many public gardens, and to encourage promotion of public gardens throughout the commonwealth as a top priority for the Tourism and Recreational Development Committee. Read more

 

Fiedler, Kinkead introduce package of reproductive rights legislation

(Sep 19, 2022)

“The attacks we’re seeing on reproductive rights from our Republican colleagues is a monumental infringement on the rights of women and birthing people across the commonwealth. We are here today to propose these important bills to protect these crucial rights for the women and birthing people of Pennsylvania.” Read more

 

House Democrats host news conference to address diaper needs in state

(Sep 19, 2022)

Hill-Evan’s H.B. 692, which was introduced in 2021, would establish a grant program to improve, enhance and expand access to clean diapers for infants, children, and incontinent adults. Read more

 

Kim announces initiative to give Pittsburgh Steelers fans a say in broadcasted games

(Sep 16, 2022)

“Secondary market decisions not only affect the fans, banned from watching the teams they support, but can also negatively impact the financial earnings of stations forced to carry less popular teams,” said Kim. “Local bars and restaurants also suffer financial losses when NFL fans stay away on game day.” Read more

 

Burns proposes ‘Blue Alert’ system to protect officers, public

(Sep 16, 2022)

This system utilizes technologies employed by the established Amber Alert System and is currently implemented in 37 states. Read more

 

Matzie: What sports betting has done for western Pa.

(Sep 16, 2022)

Legalized sports betting has proved to be a real shot in the arm to our state, and I am very proud of the hard work it took to make this happen. This will be a useful revenue source for state and local governments in Pennsylvania for a long time. Read more

 

Outdated policy costs PA workers millions in lost revenue

(Sep 15, 2022)

Democrats have long supported Pennsylvania workers. We will continue to stand and partner with them to ensure a fair day's work earns a fair day's pay and the protections that should accompany it. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta calls for legislature to pass mental health legislation 

(Sep 15, 2022)

“Too many people are struggling with their mental health across the commonwealth, and I fear that we are not doing enough in the legislature to address it,” Kenyatta said. “We need to pass legislation and provide more resources to help those who are suffering with a mental health crisis.” Read more

 

Pashinski urges passage of pre-canvassing legislation & supports free and fair elections

(Sep 14, 2022)

“Despite what some in the majority party would want you to believe, our elections are safe and secure and the things we want to do would only make them better,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. Read more

 

Bullock: Want a Better Pennsylvania? Listen to Black Pennsylvanians

(Sep 14, 2022)

Here is what I know: listening to and investing in Black Pennsylvanians will pay major dividends – boosting both the commonwealth’s economy and social justice efforts. Read more

 

Conklin, legislators call out attempts to undermine elections

(Sep 14, 2022)

Conklin has introduced standalone legislation (H.B. 2625) that would allow counties to pre-canvass mail-in and absentee ballots earlier. Read more

 

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to stop wage theft in PA

(Sep 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 13 – State Reps. John Galloway, D-Bucks, Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, and Pat Harkins, D-Erie, today announced their introduction of H.B. 2810 to stop wage theft in Pennsylvania. The bill is based on recommendations from a 2022 report from the Joint Task Force on Misclassification of Employees, which was created under a bill authored in 2020. Misclassification of employees occurs when a business wrongfully classifies a worker as an independent contractor even though the nature, type and oversight of their work determines they should be considered an employee under the law. The report found that by misclassifying employees as “contractors” the workers are deprived of wages, workplace health and safety, and unemployment protections. It amounts to tax fraud and costs the commonwealth millions of dollars in lost revenue annually. Misclassification can impact industries from home health care to construction to online businesses, like Uber and Lyft drivers. “For years, I’ve been fighting to end corporate price gouging on workers in the commonwealth,” Galloway said. “Too many companies are cooking the books and using dirty tricks to take money out of the hands of workers and put it into stock buybacks, shareholder dividends, and corporate executive perks instead of putting the money back into the communities. When HB 2810 is passed, Pennsylvania’s workers will have the Read more

 

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities

(Sep 13, 2022)

Learn about the latest grant opportunities that are open for applications. Read more

 

Bizzarro, House Dems urge action on clean pre-canvassing legislation

(Sep 13, 2022)

“It’s time we provide counties with what they need and pass a clean pre-canvassing bill. We can take action to avoid being the subject of the national news because of the unwillingness of Republican leadership in the General Assembly.” Read more

 

House Democrats rally support for legislation to aid PA’s workers

(Sep 13, 2022)

With limited days remaining in the legislative session, Democrats highlighted the need to act on legislation that would boost workers’ earnings, offer workplace protections, allow for paid sick leave, and help workers save for retirement. Read more

 

Pashinski: Grandparents continuing to make a difference in children’s lives

(Sep 10, 2022)

As anyone can imagine, raising a second family is no easy feat, especially when it comes to navigating the challenges of technology, the courts and state agencies. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation to make hybrid & electric vehicles more affordable for Pennsylvanians

(Sep 09, 2022)

Ciresi said the plan would help people save money in times of high gas prices and reduce overall gasoline demand. Read more

 

Abney introduces bill to help small, local businesses get up and running
Sep 20, 2022

Guzman and Burgos join efforts to aid people affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
Sep 19, 2022

Cephas and Davis move Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act to the Senate
Sep 19, 2022

House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee hosts hearing on impact of public gardens
Sep 19, 2022

Fiedler, Kinkead introduce package of reproductive rights legislation
Sep 19, 2022

House Democrats host news conference to address diaper needs in state
Sep 19, 2022

Kim announces initiative to give Pittsburgh Steelers fans a say in broadcasted games
Sep 16, 2022

Burns proposes ‘Blue Alert’ system to protect officers, public
Sep 16, 2022

Matzie: What sports betting has done for western Pa.
Sep 16, 2022

Outdated policy costs PA workers millions in lost revenue
Sep 15, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta calls for legislature to pass mental health legislation 
Sep 15, 2022

Pashinski urges passage of pre-canvassing legislation & supports free and fair elections
Sep 14, 2022

Bullock: Want a Better Pennsylvania? Listen to Black Pennsylvanians
Sep 14, 2022

Conklin, legislators call out attempts to undermine elections
Sep 14, 2022

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to stop wage theft in PA
Sep 13, 2022

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities
Sep 13, 2022

Bizzarro, House Dems urge action on clean pre-canvassing legislation
Sep 13, 2022

House Democrats rally support for legislation to aid PA’s workers
Sep 13, 2022

Pashinski: Grandparents continuing to make a difference in children’s lives
Sep 10, 2022

Ciresi introduces legislation to make hybrid & electric vehicles more affordable for Pennsylvanians
Sep 09, 2022