Hohenstein: What does being a neighbor mean to us?

(Mar 15, 2022)

The need to listen to Mr. Rogers is greater than ever. We know we have the ability to see the humanity, to see the common beliefs in freedom and opportunity, and to act on them to support our neighbors in the Ukraine, Poland, and Moldova. Read more

 

Malagari introduces bill to position region as hub for research, industry

(Mar 14, 2022)

“An important aspect of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the emphasis and funding placed on the research, development and transmission of clean energy,” Malagari said. Read more

 

McClinton renews fight to free COVID-19 relief dollars on one year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan

(Mar 11, 2022)

“The fact is we have more than $2 billion in American Rescue Plan funds just sitting in the bank right now that we should be using to dig families out of debt, get local businesses back on track, stimulate our economy, and uplift people who have been beaten down by this health crisis." Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Call on GOP Leaders to “Free the Funds”

(Mar 10, 2022)

"We’re asking that our Republican colleagues stop politicizing this crisis and join us to help families and workers across Pennsylvania now.” Read more

 

Policy Committee lands at regional airport for hearing

(Mar 09, 2022)

Members of the state House went on a tour of the facility before speaking with executives from the Allegheny County Airport Authority, modern airport terminal professionals, and cutting-edge airline technology providers. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Bridges to Harrisburg

(Mar 08, 2022)

“My hope is that the unforgettable images of our Port Authority bus dangling from a crane will flask through the minds of my Republican colleagues the next time they refuse to even consider working across the aisle to meet Pennsylvania’s basic needs,” Frankel said. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation on clear signage for land development projects

(Mar 08, 2022)

The legislation would amend the Municipalities Planning Code to ensure that posted signs meet minimum size standards, are conspicuously posted, and include required information on the development and construction schedule. Read more

 

Hohenstein: Youth trans athletes need encouragement, inclusion

(Mar 07, 2022)

For a trans athlete, the effort, the preparation, the drive to compete is the same as for any other athlete. Not recognizing a trans person also diminishes the rest of us. Youth trans athletes have the same motivations that kids have always had: to play, to be with friends, to be part of a team. Read more

 

Stop stalling! The time for passing legislation to protect animals is now!

(Mar 07, 2022)

It’s time for stepping it up and doing more than just smiling and posing for pictures while proclaiming to be against animal cruelty. Read more

 

Deasy: Liquor privatization 'plan' doesn’t add up

(Mar 07, 2022)

In states that have privatized liquor sales, taxes and fees went up, costing consumers more. Read more

 

Howard: Let’s keep no-excuse mail-in voting

(Mar 07, 2022)

The validity and constitutionality of these ballots should not be in question, and I hope that our Supreme Court will find the same. Read more

 

Governor urges lawmakers to support Matzie bill to aid Ukrainian refugees

(Mar 07, 2022)

Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, said the soon-to-be-introduced legislation would allow the commonwealth to fast-track aid to thousands needing it immediately. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 07, 2022)

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

 

SERS Board Cuts All Financial Ties with Russia

(Mar 04, 2022)

Rep. Dan Frankel, who represents the House Democratic Caucus on the SERS board, requested the change as both a statement against the brutal actions of a reckless regime and as a move to insulate the pension system against instability. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Supporting Local Agriculture

(Mar 02, 2022)

“Pennsylvania has a tremendous opportunity to use our local agriculture to address issues like food insecurity and the prevalence of food deserts in our communities,” said Rep. Emily Kinkead. Read more

 

Small marijuana convictions cost time, money and livelihoods

(Mar 02, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Amen Brown does not want small marijuana convictions to keep anyone from accessing affordable housing, the federal or state programs they pay into, or take away their chances at a job. Read more

 

Trans Children Need Support not Suppression

(Mar 01, 2022)

As waves of anti-trans bills are considered in state legislatures across the nation, we hope that here in Pennsylvania it is long past time that elected officials stop using their power to attack trans youth and instead choose to make our commonwealth safe—no matter one’s age, race, ability or gender—for all Pennsylvanians, especially our kids. Read more

 

Burns calls on Biden to restart construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

(Mar 01, 2022)

“Time and again history has shown that we cannot rely on foreign countries for the resources we need. It’s time we finally learned that lesson, get this pipeline done, and get America off Russian oil – before it’s too late.” Read more

 

Cannabis and Social Justice: The Impacts of Criminalization

(Mar 01, 2022)

“If we are going to talk about legalization of adult-use cannabis, we must carefully examine the history of criminalization on our communities of color. My hope with this hearing is that we can learn how to save time, money, and resources by legalizing adult-use cannabis.” Read more

 

Cephas: We cannot delay addressing the student loan crisis; it's time to act

(Feb 28, 2022)

With the anticipation of inflation and the rising cost of goods and services, the time has never been more critical for the student loan crisis to be addressed by our colleagues in Washington. Read more

 

Hohenstein: What does being a neighbor mean to us?
Mar 15, 2022

Malagari introduces bill to position region as hub for research, industry
Mar 14, 2022

McClinton renews fight to free COVID-19 relief dollars on one year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan
Mar 11, 2022

House Democratic Leaders Call on GOP Leaders to “Free the Funds”
Mar 10, 2022

Policy Committee lands at regional airport for hearing
Mar 09, 2022

Policy Hearing: Bridges to Harrisburg
Mar 08, 2022

Ciresi introduces legislation on clear signage for land development projects
Mar 08, 2022

Hohenstein: Youth trans athletes need encouragement, inclusion
Mar 07, 2022

Stop stalling! The time for passing legislation to protect animals is now!
Mar 07, 2022

Deasy: Liquor privatization 'plan' doesn’t add up
Mar 07, 2022

Howard: Let’s keep no-excuse mail-in voting
Mar 07, 2022

Governor urges lawmakers to support Matzie bill to aid Ukrainian refugees
Mar 07, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 07, 2022

SERS Board Cuts All Financial Ties with Russia
Mar 04, 2022

Policy Hearing: Supporting Local Agriculture
Mar 02, 2022

Small marijuana convictions cost time, money and livelihoods
Mar 02, 2022

Trans Children Need Support not Suppression
Mar 01, 2022

Burns calls on Biden to restart construction on Keystone XL Pipeline
Mar 01, 2022

Cannabis and Social Justice: The Impacts of Criminalization
Mar 01, 2022

Cephas: We cannot delay addressing the student loan crisis; it's time to act
Feb 28, 2022