DeLuca to introduce bill requiring transparency in school personnel separation agreements

(Apr 24, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 24 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, announced that he will introduce legislation in the near future that would require transparency in all school district personnel separation and settlement agreements. “School districts pay their employees with public tax dollars, and Pennsylvania taxpayers have the right to know how their money is being spent,” DeLuca said. “Just as elected officials should be held accountable and remain transparent with their finances and other benefits, so should school districts. Both need to be good stewards of the public funds.” DeLuca’s proposal would prohibit school districts—unless otherwise ordered by a court—from entering into agreements that contain confidentiality clauses barring disclosure of the terms reached with departing staff. He said the measure is needed to ensure continued trust and confidence in the state’s public officials. “Too often these agreements are conditioned on the terms being kept from the public,” DeLuca said. “Making deals that are closed off from public scrutiny creates doubt as to what is being done. The bill I’m planning to introduce would mandate that school personnel actions be made in the light of day, not in secret. I’m urging my colleagues to join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.” Read more

 

Rabb fights back against fracking hazards with new legislation to protect the public

(Apr 24, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 24 – As he recognizes the importance of Earth Week, state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., is not only fighting for clean energy, but also is pushing for stricter safety regulations for the natural gas drillers. He said he is planning to introduce legislation that would require well operators to release an annual report laying out the specific impacts their natural gas extraction technique, best known as fracking, is having on the surrounding communities. The information would include: The amount a well operator spent or has agreed to pay for temporary water supplies for affected residents; The impact of operations on infrastructure and public resources, such as sources of public drinking water supplies, roads, bridges, and publicly owned parks and wildlife areas; and The number of nondisclosure agreements a well operator has signed with individuals. “This dangerous and unconventional procedure has triggered unnecessary accidents at the expense of innocent lives for more than a decade,” Rabb said. “The public has a right to know the risks associated with fracking and well operators need to be held accountable for these hazards.” The public would have access to these reports through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s website . Rabb added, “The best way to eliminate these risks is to look towards the future by utilizing clean energy resources that not only provide little risk but Read more

 

Dawkins talks gun violence and domestic abuse at Policy Committee hearing

(Apr 24, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, April 24 – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Phila., today hosted a public hearing on gun violence and domestic abuse issues at the Northeast Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Dawkins was joined by House Democratic Policy Committee chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and legislators from across the state to discuss how to reduce gun violence, protect victims of abuse and Dawkins' H.B. 2097 to create a statewide notification system to alert victims of domestic violence, the general public, and law enforcement agencies when a known domestic violence abuser attempts to purchase or transfer a gun at a licensed firearms dealer. “We have a responsibility to help protect victims of abuse. I am glad my colleagues could be a part of this open discussion with those who provide services to victims of abuse to understand the drastic need for our intervention,” Dawkins said. Sturla added, “Rep. Dawkins’ legislation is a great step in protecting victims of abuse. Victims and law enforcement have every right to be notified when perpetrators are arming themselves so that they can be on alert.” Testifiers included: Julie Brancroft, director of public affairs, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Patty McGlone, social worker and community education coordinator, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia; and Susan Pearlstein, supervising attorney of Family Law Unit, Read more

 

Frankel slams Metcalfe’s outrageous Facebook post

(Apr 20, 2018)

PITTSBURGH, April 20 – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, released the following statement in regard to a Facebook post from Republican House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe: “I am deeply disturbed and angry at inflammatory comments made today by Representative Metcalfe. “At the conclusion of an unhinged Facebook rant wherein he called one of my close House Democratic colleagues a ‘lying homosexual,’ Metcalfe admitted that he ‘blocks all substantive Democrat legislation’ sent to his committee. “He’s right. Not a single Democratic bill has come out of the State Government Committee this Session. That includes my House Bill 1410 – the PA Fairness Act – which would once and for all prohibit discrimination against the LGBT community. My bill has been repeatedly referred to Chairman Metcalfe’s committee by House Speaker Mike Turzai where it has failed to ever receive a vote or even a fair hearing. This legislation is supported by 72 percent of Pennsylvanians and is currently cosponsored by 75 bipartisan members in the House. The PA Fairness Act has the support of countless advocates, local leaders and the business community across the state. “Last week, Metcalfe gutted a very popular proposal that would have created an independent redistricting commission (House Bill 722). These partisan games have to end. For years, Chairman Metcalfe and Speaker Turzai Read more

 

Bipartisan grandparents raising grandchildren legislative package passes House

(Apr 17, 2018)

A legislative package aimed at helping grandparents raising grandchildren, introduced by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks, passed the House today and moves to the Senate. “I’m tremendously appreciative to my fellow House members who recognize the benefit these bills would give to grandparents raising their grandchildren,” Pashinski said. “These grandparents are doing a tremendous service for their loved ones and saving Pennsylvania billions of dollars by keeping their grandchildren out of the foster care system. We owe it to them to work together to make their lives easier.” Read more

 

DeLuca highlights 'good government' bills at news conference, calls on State Government Committee chairman to move bills

(Apr 17, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 17 – At a Capitol news conference today Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, highlighted his package of “good government” bills aimed at increasing political transparency and expanding voter rights throughout the commonwealth. DeLuca also expressed his frustration that the bills have been sitting in the House State Government Committee for more than a year with no action. “My bills are about accountability and accessibility,” DeLuca said. “Earning and keeping the public trust are a public official’s most important responsibilities. The citizens of Pennsylvania deserve to know that their concerns are the number-one priority in the minds of lawmakers. "At the same time, Pennsylvania voters deserve the broadest possible access to the polls to make their voices heard. Both of these are important components of our Democratic Plan for PA, which puts people first. Unfortunately, my bills that would further these objectives have been stuck in committee for more than a year without a vote.” DeLuca’s package of “good government” bills includes the following: H.B. 94 5 , which would allow for same-day voter registration; H.B. 946 , which would establish an early voting process in the commonwealth; H.B. 947 , which would require a candidate holding one office to resign from that office before running for a new elected position; H.B. 948 , which would limit Read more

 

Republican Medicaid cuts unmasked

(Apr 16, 2018)

Last week, a Republican committee in the PA House approved a bill to keep redistricting in the hands of a small group of legislators controlled by their own party and tried to pass it off as reform. Pennsylvanians weren't fooled. Members of the public who attended the meeting (even though it was kept secret until the last minute) booed the Republican chairman out of the room. This week, Republicans will try to cut Medicaid in Pennsylvania and call it reform. This proposal should get the same Bronx cheer. Their legislation to attach unprecedented work requirements to obtaining healthcare won't save money and won't force people who aren't working to "earn" their benefits. Eighty percent of Medicaid healthcare spending in Pennsylvania provides lifesaving support to senior citizens, children and people with disabilities. Pennsylvanians who gained health coverage under Medicaid Expansion typically are working but can't afford private insurance. Those that aren't working include domestic violence survivors, people caring for a family member with a disability or chronic health issue, pregnant women or people caring for infants and young children, and homeless people and full-time students. Those are the facts. Here's another. Over the next six years, the cost to taxpayers like you to have the state set up, monitor and enforce a work requirement system for #Medicaid enrollees would be more than $3.5 billion. The feds Read more

 

Don’t let them get away with it!

(Apr 12, 2018)

Don't let special interests steal your elections Put People First in redistricting process With more than half the House chamber signed on to a nonpartisan redistricting bill (HB 722) gaining public momentum, gerrymandering w as firmly on track to become extinct in Pennsylvania. Fearing for their fiefdom, Republican leaders went mad this week and worked to derail citizens’ efforts to ensure fair elections in the state. Republican Chairman Daryl Metcalfe hastily called for a State Government Committee Meeting to gut the bill and replace the citizens redistricting commission it originally called for with a group made up of legislators and controlled by Republicans to preserve gerrymandering and extend the GOP’s partisan control over our elections. You may recall that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in January struck down the boundaries of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts, ruling them unconstitutional because the very clearly had been drawn to benefit political parties over people. Republicans appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court…and lost. While the court’s congressional lines will be in force this year, there’s no guarantee for the f uture. When it comes to putting special interests – and their own interests – over People First, Republicans just won’t let up. Special interests – and their large checkbooks – want all the influence in government. Don’t let Read more

 

House passes DeLuca bill that would create state health standards for tattoo, body piercing industry

(Apr 11, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 11 – Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, announced that the House today passed his bill, H.B. 456, which would establish state health standards and a central registry for the tattoo and body piercing industry. The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support. “Studies have shown that about 40 percent of people under age 40 have or have had a tattoo, and body piercings are on the rise among young people,” DeLuca said. “At the same time, employees who perform these procedures are not subject to state health standards or regulations, and they may be practicing in unsterile environments. Given the risk of infection these procedures pose, it’s critical that we act now to safeguard Pennsylvanians.” DeLuca’s bill would require the state Department of Health to establish sterilization, sanitation and safety standards for any business engaged in tattoo or body piercing and would require anyone performing those procedures to pass a written examination demonstrating competency in the standards as a condition to becoming registered. The bill also would create a central registry within the department for employees who perform these procedures and for the businesses where they are performed. The bill would prohibit tongue-splitting procedures unless performed by a state licensed physician or dentist and would prohibit ocular tattooing unless performed under the direction of a physician or other authorized health care Read more

 

Committee approves Bizzarro’s bill for first-time homebuyers

(Apr 11, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 11 – The House Urban Affairs Committee today approved a bill that would give first-time homebuyers a tax deduction for money saved toward the purchase of a home, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie. “My bill would give first-time homebuyers a leg up by allowing them to claim a state tax deduction for certain savings they make toward the purchase of a single-family home,” Bizzarro said. “I introduced this bill because I believe that the benefits of home ownership should be available to all Pennsylvanians, not just those who are wealthier or better established. Our Democratic Plan for PA is to put people first. The committee’s vote today is a great first step in making that happen.” Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike, is a sponsor of the bill and worked closely with Bizzarro. Bizzarro’s bill (H.B 1981) would establish the “First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act,” permitting eligible Pennsylvanians to open special saving accounts and take state tax deductions for savings toward expenses such as a down payment and closing costs. The bill would apply both to first-time homebuyers and those who have not owned or purchased a home within the three years leading up to the purchase. Account holders would be permitted to contribute a total of $50,000 over a 10-year period. Annual contributions would be capped at $5,000 for single taxpayers and $10,000 for those filing a joint Read more

 

Kinsey rallies to end bullying in Pa.

(Apr 10, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 10 – Surrounded by parents, advocates and legislators in the state Capitol, state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., sounded the call to bring an end to bullying in Pennsylvania schools and communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 20 percent of students were bullied on school property in Pennsylvania, while more than 14 percent of students experienced cyberbullying. The CDC also learned that close to 16 percent of young people seriously considered attempting suicide, while nearly 3 percent of students who attempted suicide were either injured or overdosed and needed medical treatment. “Whether face-to-face or online, bullying can happen anywhere and any child can fall victim,” Kinsey said. “Whether we are a parent, guardian or teacher, we must become more aware of bullying and how to prevent such incidents from spiraling out of control and ending in tragedy.” One father said he hopes he never has to deal with his children becoming victims of bullying. "Even the best parents who practice the worst case scenario with their children cannot fully prepare for bullying,” said Jeff Templeton, executive director of S.P.E.A.K (Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids). “Bullying is a public health problem that can no longer be ignored. It is an outbreak of erratic behavior with life changing consequences.” To help remedy this, Kinsey’s legislation ( H.B. 2009 ) would Read more

 

Same job? Same pay. It’s that simple.

(Apr 10, 2018)

Imagine going to the ATM to withdraw $100 and the machine gives you $80. Imagine buying a home in a new development only to find out your neighbor got 20 percent more amenities for the same home at the exact same price. You’d be mad. And you’d be right to be mad. The same thing is happening to women in Pennsylvania and across the nation every day of every month of every year in the form of wage discrimination . And it’s just as wrong as the scenarios above. Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks the three months of extra time full-time working women normally must work in order to earn what their male counterparts earned last year. Pay-equity laws have been on the books since the early 1960s, but women in the U.S. still earn about 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts and, on average, must work 50 years to earn what men earn in 40 years for the same or similar work. For women of color, the gender wage gap is even more damaging. African-American women earn 63 cents to the man’s dollar. It is 54 cents for Hispanic and Latina women and 57 cents for Native American women. A 20-year-old woman embarking on her career in Pennsylvania stands to lose some $430,480 over a 40-year career compared to her male counterpart. That’s more than $10,000 a year lost, simply because she's a woman. And while her male counterpart can retire at age 60 after 40 years of work, she would have to work until age 71 – well beyond Read more

 

Frankel welcomes Wolf call for Fairness Act, other Pa. non-discrimination updates

(Apr 05, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 5 – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, is welcoming Gov. Tom Wolf's renewed call to strengthen Pennsylvania's non-discrimination law. Frankel is the lead House sponsor of the Pennsylvania Fairness Act ( H.B. 1410 ), which would include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in the types of discrimination banned statewide in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. "I appreciate Governor Wolf's continued strong support for including LGBT Pennsylvanians in the protections of our state law,” Frankel said. “Many Pennsylvanians are stunned when they learn state or federal law doesn't already protect LGBT people in in the workplace, in housing and public accommodations such as being able to eat in a restaurant or to get a hotel room like everyone else. “Polls have shown consistent 70 percent support for this in Pennsylvania for eight years, and it's the right thing to do. It has bipartisan support in the legislature, and there should be hearings and votes on it." Wolf also gave his support today to several other bills that would improve the state's non-discrimination law, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. The proposals include: updating the law to require postings by employers that refer specifically to sexual harassment, to be introduced by state Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny; expanding the law to cover all employers and to include domestic workers Read more

 

Rabb bill would make much-needed updates to non-discrimination law

(Apr 05, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, April 5 – State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., said he welcomed Gov. Tom Wolf's support for his legislation that would strengthen Pennsylvania's non-discrimination law. Rabb plans to introduce a bill that would update the law to include interns in the definition of "employee" and to require employers to provide training on discrimination, harassment and retaliation prevention. "We can't allow discrimination or harassment to take place against any employee. Interns are often the most vulnerable, since they are just starting out in their careers and don't want to risk getting a bad reference," Rabb said. 'I appreciate Governor Wolf's support for my bill and other proposed updates to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act." Rabb also supports other non-discrimination bills that Wolf backed at a news conference today in Philadelphia. Those bills include: The Pennsylvania Fairness Act (H.B. 1410), which would include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in the types of discrimination banned statewide in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. Updating the law to require postings by employers that refer specifically to sexual harassment; and Expanding the law to cover all employers and to include domestic workers and independent contractors; and A bill by Rep. Mike O'Brien, D-Phila., that would update the Whistleblower Law to include a right to trial by jury and punitive Read more

 

Pa. to lose nearly $442 million this year without severance tax

(Apr 04, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 4 – Pennsylvania will lose about $442 million in revenue this year by forgoing a severance tax on natural gas harvested in the commonwealth, state Rep. Greg Vitali said today. The figures are according to House Democratic Appropriations Committee estimates assuming a 6.5 percent tax, as proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf, with existing impact fees subtracted. Those figures, coupled with data from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, indicate that the commonwealth has lost over $1.68 billion in revenue since 2011 due to the lack of a severance tax, Vitali said. Vitali updated his Marcellus Money and the Pennsylvania Legislature report with the new findings. The report also found that the drilling industry spent about $5.2 million in lobbying last year and $67 million between 2007 and 2017. “With this kind of money being spent on the Pennsylvania legislature, it’s not surprising that Pennsylvania is still the only major gas-producing state without a severance tax,” said Vitali, D-Delaware/Montgomery. Another finding shows there are 203 lobbyists registered as working for the natural-gas industry in Pennsylvania – equal the number of state House lawmakers. “Other consequences of the undue influence of the gas drilling industry on the legislature include the blocking of conventional drilling regulations, the delay of Governor Tom Wolf’s methane reduction strategy and the blocking of a Read more

 

Conklin legislation would close Delaware loophole, reduce Corporate Net Income tax rate

(Mar 19, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, will be introducing legislation in the near future that will enact combined reporting to close the "Delaware loophole” and reduce the Corporate Net Income tax rate from 9.99 percent to 7.99 percent. The legislation is geared toward enhancing job growth in Pennsylvania, and protecting small and medium-sized businesses, while ensuring taxpayers are not footing the bill for larger corporations. Pennsylvania’s current CNI tax rate is 9.99 percent, the second highest in the nation behind Iowa, which has a tax rate of 12 percent. The Delaware loophole is a longstanding, legal practice that large corporations in Pennsylvania use to exploit a state law that allows them to establish holding companies in Delaware. Doing so enables companies to transfer all profits earned in the commonwealth to their out-of-state subsidiary because, unlike Pennsylvania, Delaware does not have a CNI tax. “If Pennsylvania is going to be an innovator in business development, we need to consider reducing the corporate tax burden,” Conklin said. “But, this should not be done at the expense of hard-working families across the commonwealth.” In his ongoing effort to close the loophole, Conklin also recently introduced legislation, House Bill 1719 , which would require corporations and their related subsidiaries to file taxes as a single company for state CNI tax purposes. Nearly 76 percent of the Read more

 

Davis bill would enhance career, tech learning through school-business partnerships

(Mar 13, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 13 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced today that he will introduce legislation that would authorize $15 million in funding to modernize the state’s education system by allowing students to learn high-skill careers in real-world settings. “Now more than ever, our state’s economic health depends on a well-educated and highly skilled workforce,” Davis said. “We need to modernize our education system to deliver the kind of specialized training our young workers need to compete in a 21st-century job market.” Davis said his bill would allow colleges and universities to partner with employers and labor organizations to form training programs for today’s high-skill jobs. The programs would enable students to gain real-world experience by earning college credits and industrial credentials through work-based learning in high-demand, high-growth occupations. “Devoting resources to strengthening career and tech-ed training pays off on so many levels,” Davis said. “It readies a new generation of workers to compete and succeed, and it helps rebuild our middle class by opening new doors in terms of wage growth and career advancement. Beyond that, it helps all of Pennsylvania by allowing workers to stay here, raise families and invest back into the local economy. The bottom line is, it just makes economic sense.” Davis’ bill would also authorize $8 million in funding for Read more

 

Parents of school bullies would face up to $500 fine, community service under Burns bill

(Mar 12, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 12 – Parents of school bullies would be on the hook for up to a $500 fine and possible community service requirement under legislation being proposed by state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, in an attempt to curb the problem of students taunting and terrorizing their peers. “Bullying is underreported and often unaddressed in any meaningful way,” said Burns, who made it his mission to visit classrooms throughout his district last year to talk about bullying and have students sign an anti-bullying pledge. “When it’s not addressed, bullying can escalate quickly from taunts and hurtful online posts to physical assaults and—in worst cases—suicide. Holding students, parents and officials at all levels accountable is the only way to put an end to this scourge.” Burns’ bold parental accountability measure—one of a package of three bills Burns plans to introduce shortly—would require schools to notify parents each time their child bullies another child. After the first incident, parents would be told what action the school took. After a second incident, parents would be required to take a parenting class on bullying and would be asked to attend a bullying resolution conference. But if a student bullies a third time or more in the same school year, Burns’ bill would ensure that the bully’s parents receive a court citation and the related stiff penalty of a fine up to $500 Read more

 

Burns stands with prison guards, calls for total ban on heavy work boots for inmates

(Feb 28, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced that he will be sending letters to Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel demanding a total ban on Timberland and similar-style heavy work boots for prison inmates. Burns is also demanding answers on why a state corrections officer had to die before the department responded. SCI-Somerset Corrections Officer Sgt. Mark Baserman died Monday, nearly two weeks after being brutally attacked by an inmate wearing Timberland boots. A day after Baserman’s death, the state Department of Corrections issued a statement saying that it had suspended sale of such boots in prison commissaries. Burns, the founder and chairman of the Blue Lives Matter Caucus, calls the move too little too late. “The department says they’re banning the sale of these heavy, weighted boots. But why were they allowed in the prison in the first place, and why are they still in our prisons now, when it’s clear they can be used as deadly weapons?” Burns said. “I don’t care if the inmates have to wear flip-flops if it means saving a corrections officer’s life.” Burns said he stands with the state’s prison guards, who also are calling for a complete ban on Timberland and other heavy boots for inmates. “I’m calling for action now to confiscate and destroy these deadly boots," Burns said. “I’m also demanding answers on what Read more

 

Davis: Legislation would ensure families have access to water

(Feb 20, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 20 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, has introduced H.B. 2099, which would establish the Low-Income Water and Wastewater Assistance Program. The program would provide critical assistance to working families struggling to pay their water and wastewater bills. “Water is one of our most fundamental human needs, and it is essential for the health of our citizens,” Davis said. “Low-income residents working hard to provide for their families should not be forced to contend with safety and sanitation problems if their services are discontinued because of unpaid water or wastewater bills.” The program would operate in a manner similar to the existing Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that provides assistance to low-income residents for home heating. Under Davis' proposal, households with an annual income that is below 100 percent of the federal poverty line would qualify for assistance payments ranging from $100 to $500. Households would be limited to one payment per program year. The legislation would also establish the Low-Income Water and Wastewater Assistance Fund, which would supply funding for the program. Davis, who was sworn in as a member of the General Assembly in early February, noted that the bill marks the first piece of legislation he has introduced as a state representative. “When I took the oath of office, I vowed that I would do everything in my power to help make life better for all Read more

 

DeLuca to introduce bill requiring transparency in school personnel separation agreements
Apr 24, 2018

Rabb fights back against fracking hazards with new legislation to protect the public
Apr 24, 2018

Dawkins talks gun violence and domestic abuse at Policy Committee hearing
Apr 24, 2018

Frankel slams Metcalfe’s outrageous Facebook post
Apr 20, 2018

Bipartisan grandparents raising grandchildren legislative package passes House
Apr 17, 2018

DeLuca highlights 'good government' bills at news conference, calls on State Government Committee chairman to move bills
Apr 17, 2018

Republican Medicaid cuts unmasked
Apr 16, 2018

Don’t let them get away with it!
Apr 12, 2018

House passes DeLuca bill that would create state health standards for tattoo, body piercing industry
Apr 11, 2018

Committee approves Bizzarro’s bill for first-time homebuyers
Apr 11, 2018

Kinsey rallies to end bullying in Pa.
Apr 10, 2018

Same job? Same pay. It’s that simple.
Apr 10, 2018

Frankel welcomes Wolf call for Fairness Act, other Pa. non-discrimination updates
Apr 05, 2018

Rabb bill would make much-needed updates to non-discrimination law
Apr 05, 2018

Pa. to lose nearly $442 million this year without severance tax
Apr 04, 2018

Conklin legislation would close Delaware loophole, reduce Corporate Net Income tax rate
Mar 19, 2018

Davis bill would enhance career, tech learning through school-business partnerships
Mar 13, 2018

Parents of school bullies would face up to $500 fine, community service under Burns bill
Mar 12, 2018

Burns stands with prison guards, calls for total ban on heavy work boots for inmates
Feb 28, 2018

Davis: Legislation would ensure families have access to water
Feb 20, 2018