Frankel: Conversion therapy ban a step forward

(Aug 16, 2022)

Frankel, who also serves as Democratic House Health Committee Chairman, noted that every major medical and mental health organization in the United States condemned the use of conversion therapy. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Healthy Parks and Open Spaces

(Aug 15, 2022)

“We have many beautiful spaces in our region and the potential to have many more. It’s important to have clean and healthy parks, recreation centers, and community spaces to give our neighbors incentive to be outside and provide alternatives to spaces that breed unwanted litter and blight,” said Rep. Cephas. Read more

 

Sims celebrates executive order banning conversion therapy

(Aug 15, 2022)

“The disgusting and archaic practice of conversion therapy has no place in modern society,” Sims said. Read more

 

Burns renews push for ‘American Made Jobs Plan’ to bring back manufacturing

(Aug 11, 2022)

Burns, D-Cambria, said his “American Made Jobs Plan” is a three-bill package designed to end our economy’s heavy reliance on China and other countries and reverse decades of unfair trade policies, driven by corporate greed and special interests, that have helped wipe out the middle class in Pennsylvania and Cambria County. Read more

 

Health care providers detail complications, difficulties in post-Roe PA

(Aug 11, 2022)

“Since the Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the health care landscape in Pennsylvania has changed significantly and become more complex,” Frankel said. “As we have heard during previous hearings and again today, restrictions on health care never makes a country healthier and it creates a number of underlying problems for residents as well as our health care providers.” Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus Holds Third Post-Roe PA Policy Hearing in Pittsburgh

(Aug 11, 2022)

The four co-chairs of the WHC said after the hearing that expanding access to reproductive health care and supporting providers should be a legislative priority. Read more

 

Aerion Abney: Despite the attacks, let’s vote — mail-in voting’s still an option in Pa.

(Aug 10, 2022)

Voting by mail also gives voters an opportunity to see who or what is on their ballot and have time to do their own research on a candidate(s) or issue(s) before making a selection. Read more

 

Development of Hydrogen Hub offers benefits, obstacles

(Aug 10, 2022)

“I wanted to hear from numerous experts on what the development of the hydrogen hub would mean for western Pennsylvania,” state Rep. Nick Pisciottano said. “Our state has long been a leader in energy production and industry, and I wanted to gather leaders with concerns and vested interests in this project under one roof to hear about what this could mean for PA’s economy, businesses and environment.” Read more

 

Solomon introduces legislation for veterans and individuals with disabilities

(Aug 09, 2022)

Currently, state law does not require municipalities to reserve parking spots near their home for people with placards and registration plates that designate a disability. Solomon’s legislation would require municipalities to do so upon request from a person with a disability. Read more

 

Experts provide testimony on fusion, clean power potential

(Aug 09, 2022)

“I wanted to host this hearing because I wanted to be a part of a conversation with experts to learn about fusion, and – more importantly – understand how Pennsylvania industries could expand with fusion,” state Rep. Emily Kinkead said. Read more

 

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District

(Aug 08, 2022)

Check out the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

First responders applaud tax exemption bill during Democratic Policy hearing

(Aug 08, 2022)

“Many fire companies rely on the brave and invaluable work of unpaid volunteers who risk their own safety to protect the health and welfare of others. Firefighting equipment can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, and firefighters often pay for this life-saving equipment out of their own pockets,” said Markosek. Read more

 

Howard pleased to see pipeline operator convicted of criminal charges

(Aug 08, 2022)

In response to these violations, Howard said she believes stronger punishments are needed to prevent this from happening again. Read more

 

Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health

(Aug 08, 2022)

The commission will allocate the $100 million to improve mental health services in Pennsylvania that was passed in the 2022-23 state budget. Read more

 

PA Women’s Health Caucus applauds defeat of anti-abortion constitutional amendment by Kansas voters

(Aug 03, 2022)

This victory in Kansas shows the power collective action has in defeating these minority-held, antifreedom policies. We hope this wakeup call will deter the Pennsylvania constitutional amendment from receiving a vote next session, and we can instead focus on legislation that would actually help our constituents like increasing the minimum wage, requiring paid family leave, and requiring insurance coverage for contraceptives. Read more

 

McClinton praises Supreme Court ruling on Act 77 as win for PA voters & voting access

(Aug 02, 2022)

"Looking ahead, I will continue to champion measures like the K. Leroy Irvis Voting Rights Protection Act, to further improve access and security, while restoring public faith in our election system and our local election officials.” Read more

 

Kenyatta: 'We must be proactive' in addressing monkeypox

(Jul 29, 2022)

“As this virus is just beginning to hit the commonwealth, we are already seeing the effect it’s having across the commonwealth. Fear. Anxiety. Panic. We must be proactive in addressing this virus." Read more

 

PLBC statement on Sesame Place 

(Jul 28, 2022)

“The events viewed online and on the news about the actions of Sesame Place characters and interactions with Black children is disturbing and further evidence of the need for diverse hiring and training at all levels by employers." Read more

 

Anniversary of the ADA – How far we have come and how far can we go?

(Jul 27, 2022)

Take some time today to learn the stories behind the ADA, and the people who made it happen. Read more

 

Policy hearing continues discussion of navigating post-Roe Pennsylvania

(Jul 26, 2022)

The House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees continued a series of hearings Tuesday to further discuss the impacts of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and what the future of reproductive healthcare looks like in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Frankel: Conversion therapy ban a step forward
Aug 16, 2022

Policy Hearing: Healthy Parks and Open Spaces
Aug 15, 2022

Sims celebrates executive order banning conversion therapy
Aug 15, 2022

Burns renews push for ‘American Made Jobs Plan’ to bring back manufacturing
Aug 11, 2022

Health care providers detail complications, difficulties in post-Roe PA
Aug 11, 2022

Women’s Health Caucus Holds Third Post-Roe PA Policy Hearing in Pittsburgh
Aug 11, 2022

Aerion Abney: Despite the attacks, let’s vote — mail-in voting’s still an option in Pa.
Aug 10, 2022

Development of Hydrogen Hub offers benefits, obstacles
Aug 10, 2022

Solomon introduces legislation for veterans and individuals with disabilities
Aug 09, 2022

Experts provide testimony on fusion, clean power potential
Aug 09, 2022

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District
Aug 08, 2022

First responders applaud tax exemption bill during Democratic Policy hearing
Aug 08, 2022

Howard pleased to see pipeline operator convicted of criminal charges
Aug 08, 2022

Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health
Aug 08, 2022

PA Women’s Health Caucus applauds defeat of anti-abortion constitutional amendment by Kansas voters
Aug 03, 2022

McClinton praises Supreme Court ruling on Act 77 as win for PA voters & voting access
Aug 02, 2022

Kenyatta: 'We must be proactive' in addressing monkeypox
Jul 29, 2022

PLBC statement on Sesame Place 
Jul 28, 2022

Anniversary of the ADA – How far we have come and how far can we go?
Jul 27, 2022

Policy hearing continues discussion of navigating post-Roe Pennsylvania
Jul 26, 2022