Schlossberg’s Level Up proposal for education funding included in 2021-22 state budget

(Jun 25, 2021)

“This is a monumental breakthrough in the ongoing fight for fair education funding for the school districts that need it the most,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “This funding will benefit some of Pennsylvania’s hardest hit districts in Allentown, Philadelphia, Scranton, Reading, Harrisburg, York and Erie which have been grossly underfunded for too long and help give every student the chance to succeed.” Read more

 

Opinion-Editorial: Republican voting legislation leads to a path of taking voters’ rights away

(Jun 25, 2021)

I support free and fair elections – and I’ve introduced two pieces of commonsense legislation this session and multiple sessions previously to make it easier for voters to exercise their right to participate in democracy. Read more

 

PLBC touts $30 million for community violence prevention

(Jun 25, 2021)

"This investment will finally help us move forward to begin investing in programs that we know will work and are led by people in our communities with boots on the ground.” Read more

 

House Democrats: state budget full of missed opportunities

(Jun 25, 2021)

“It’s always good to prevent tax hikes on working families, and we did manage to get more money to schools, seniors, violence prevention, and roads and bridges, but that’s just not enough,” House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware said. Read more

 

Shusterman backs legislation ensuring success of special education students

(Jun 24, 2021)

Shusterman’s bill (H.B. 909) was incorporated into S.B. 664. If enacted, S.B. 664 would give all students in the commonwealth the choice to repeat a grade level during the 2021-22 school year due to potentially lost educational opportunities in the last year due to COVID-19. Read more

 

Commentary - Have a miscarriage in a hospital? PA Republicans are ready to charge you for it.

(Jun 24, 2021)

Women in Pennsylvania are simply unwilling to go back in time. H.B. 118 creates difficult and confusing regulations for clinics and hospitals to adhere to, all of which create barriers to reproductive health care. Read more

 

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

 

Schlossberg’s Level Up proposal for education funding included in 2021-22 state budget
Jun 25, 2021

Opinion-Editorial: Republican voting legislation leads to a path of taking voters’ rights away
Jun 25, 2021

PLBC touts $30 million for community violence prevention
Jun 25, 2021

House Democrats: state budget full of missed opportunities
Jun 25, 2021

Shusterman backs legislation ensuring success of special education students
Jun 24, 2021

Commentary - Have a miscarriage in a hospital? PA Republicans are ready to charge you for it.
Jun 24, 2021

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