Burns: $10 billion excess should fund property tax relief

(Jun 24, 2021)

Burns, D-Cambria, believes Pennsylvania’s projected $3 billion budget surplus, combined with a whopping $7 billion in federal stimulus funding, leaves no room for excuses in returning money to taxpayers. Read more

 

Zabel announces first bill to pass House

(Jun 24, 2021)

Zabel worked with Boback, R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming, to create H.B. 1377, which would close an unintended tax loophole in the Keystone Opportunity Zone Program. Read more

 

Five House Democrats introduce Fair Share Tax Plan to increase taxes on income from wealth, decrease tax on income from wages and interest

(Jun 24, 2021)

“For too long, the working people of Pennsylvania have been footing more than their fair share of taxes, with the most financially vulnerable people truly suffering,” Rabb said. Read more

 

House passes bill to help protect motorcyclists’ investments

(Jun 24, 2021)

House Bill 69 would include motorcycles in the definition of a new motor vehicle in the Lemon Law, requiring manufacturers to fix any defect substantially impairing its use. Read more

 

A Magic Act: The Republicans Make Your Money Disappear ... Again

(Jun 23, 2021)

While Republicans are too busy making sure your constitutional rights are suppressed, the Pennsylvania House Democrats are working to make sure you have a job to drive to every morning, a house to come home to every evening, and a safe school for your children to attend. Read more

 

McNeill: Let’s make mental health the priority it should be

(Jun 23, 2021)

McNeill said the legislation would not only expand access to mental health services and support to underserved communities, but also provide an opportunity to better train and retain psychologists in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Innamorato, Kenyatta introduce legislation to close PA sales tax loophole

(Jun 23, 2021)

The legislation, H.B. 1656, would require online sales in Pennsylvania to be finalized at the address of the purchaser, rather than the address of a retailer’s warehouse. Read more

 

Zabel, bipartisan Juvenile Justice Task Force announces findings

(Jun 22, 2021)

“Since Day One, my goal as a co-chair has been to find policy recommendations that would improve the lives and outcomes for victims and offenders in our juvenile justice system,” Zabel said. Read more

 

Davis unveiled legislation to support families grieving gun violence victims

(Jun 22, 2021)

Davis said his legislation, H.B. 1677 and H.B. 1678, would permit gun violence victims’ parents to defer debt payments or apply for a grant program that can provide financial assistance. Read more

 

Fighting for public safety, working across the aisle

(Jun 22, 2021)

It’s time to advance on the issue of gun violence. We are going to lose generations to unnecessary violence if we do not act now – let’s find policy solutions we can advance instead of focusing on and arguing over ones we cannot. Read more

 

Gainey, Miller applaud U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing college athletes to be paid

(Jun 22, 2021)

The two Allegheny County Democrats have sponsored the Fair Pay for Play Act, which would allow college athletes to earn money for their athletic efforts and is designed to keep Pennsylvania colleges competitive nationwide. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(Jun 22, 2021)

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

 

Conklin: House Bill 1300 is nothing but ‘smoke and mirrors’

(Jun 21, 2021)

“This bill is disguised as an effort to protect voter integrity and security but, in reality, it is designed to drive down voter turnout and make it harder and more complicated for Pennsylvanians to cast their vote." Read more

 

Freeman introduces bill aimed to address fireworks

(Jun 17, 2021)

“My proposal would provide local governments with the authority to pass local ordinances to better regulate the use of fireworks and to impose substantial penalties for the violation of those local ordinances,” Freeman said. Read more

 

Vitali: Environmental Protection needs more funding

(Jun 17, 2021)

Budget negotiations will likely be concluded in a couple of weeks. Now is the time that concerned citizens should tell Gov. Wolf and their state representatives and senators that the DEP needs more funding. Read more

 

Cruz announces official recognition of first bicameral, bipartisan Latino Caucus in Pa. General Assembly

(Jun 17, 2021)

The caucus is open to all members of the General Assembly, regardless of ethnicity or whether they represent a large Latino population in their legislative district. Read more

 

Rep. Fiedler, colleagues host No More Excuses, End Toxic Schools rally

(Jun 16, 2021)

“We can use just a portion of the $7 billion in federal funding that has already been sent to PA to this substantive investment in public buildings from Philly to Scranton to Allegheny County,” Fiedler said. “We could create thousands of jobs — good paying, union jobs!” Read more

 

PLBC condemns violent police arrests of teens in Ocean City, MD

(Jun 16, 2021)

“I watched the videos of these teens being arrested and saw how quickly things escalated,” Bullock said. “We must ask ourselves – how does a simple citation lead to police violence?" Read more

 

Young condemns H.B. 1300 as ‘Voting Rights Suppression Act’

(Jun 16, 2021)

“House Bill 1300 is 150 pages of drivel and lies outfitted as policy. Its author and supporters have dubbed it with a virtuous name, the Voting Rights Protection Act, but whose voting rights is it really protecting?” Young said, a day after voting no on the bill’s passage in the House State Government Committee. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities

(Jun 15, 2021)

Learn about state and federal grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Burns: $10 billion excess should fund property tax relief
Jun 24, 2021

Zabel announces first bill to pass House
Jun 24, 2021

Five House Democrats introduce Fair Share Tax Plan to increase taxes on income from wealth, decrease tax on income from wages and interest
Jun 24, 2021

House passes bill to help protect motorcyclists’ investments
Jun 24, 2021

A Magic Act: The Republicans Make Your Money Disappear ... Again
Jun 23, 2021

McNeill: Let’s make mental health the priority it should be
Jun 23, 2021

Innamorato, Kenyatta introduce legislation to close PA sales tax loophole
Jun 23, 2021

Zabel, bipartisan Juvenile Justice Task Force announces findings
Jun 22, 2021

Davis unveiled legislation to support families grieving gun violence victims
Jun 22, 2021

Fighting for public safety, working across the aisle
Jun 22, 2021

Gainey, Miller applaud U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing college athletes to be paid
Jun 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
Jun 22, 2021

Conklin: House Bill 1300 is nothing but ‘smoke and mirrors’
Jun 21, 2021

Freeman introduces bill aimed to address fireworks
Jun 17, 2021

Vitali: Environmental Protection needs more funding
Jun 17, 2021

Cruz announces official recognition of first bicameral, bipartisan Latino Caucus in Pa. General Assembly
Jun 17, 2021

Rep. Fiedler, colleagues host No More Excuses, End Toxic Schools rally
Jun 16, 2021

PLBC condemns violent police arrests of teens in Ocean City, MD
Jun 16, 2021

Young condemns H.B. 1300 as ‘Voting Rights Suppression Act’
Jun 16, 2021

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities
Jun 15, 2021