Warren bill targeting rising flood insurance premiums approved by committee

(Jan 26, 2021)

Warren’s H.B. 70 would address this financial issue which resulted from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s redrawing of its flood maps. Read more

 

Malagari drafts legislation to benefit small business owners

(Jan 26, 2021)

Malagari’s bill would create a grant program designed to help local business owners pay off the interest on a loan that was taken out to save their business last year. Read more

 

PLBC responds to DHS equity report

(Jan 25, 2021)

“As Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller pointed out, this cannot be a momentary, singular conversation because we watched George Floyd be murdered before our eyes without cause. This needs to be addressed every day, for every person of color, in both the workplace and our living communities.” Read more

 

Reps. Pisciottano and Brown introduce effort to increase stipend for veterans

(Jan 25, 2021)

Based on rising costs and inflation, the current $150 a month these veterans receive is worth about $98 a month, reflecting a 34% decrease in value. Read more

 

Bullock, Nelson, PLBC send letter regarding budget equity to Gov. Wolf

(Jan 22, 2021)

“The Pennsylvania state budget is a valuable measure of our commonwealth’s priorities and can be our best tool for racial and structural equity. Unfortunately, the budget sometimes adversely, even if unintentionally,” impacts Pennsylvania’s Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities, according to the letter. Read more

 

Policy Committee finds lies and hate speech to be at center of Jan. 6 Capitol attack

(Jan 21, 2021)

“As public servants, we are held to a higher standard. The people deserve better from their public officials than manipulative rally cries fed by blatant lies,” Rep. Bizzarro said. Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta and Krajewski, PLBC condemn H.B. 38

(Jan 21, 2021)

Reps. Kenyatta and Krajewski, both D-Phila., also slammed claims made by Rep. Diamond, R-Lebanon, to bolster his proposal that these changes would allow for more Black judges in the appellate court system. Read more

 

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting

(Jan 19, 2021)

“The consistent theme from testifiers was that election staff was professional, diligent and facilitated a secure election." Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta applauds Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine for historic White House nomination

(Jan 19, 2021)

“Doctor Rachel Levine is the best of the best. I am thrilled that a woman of her character and professionalism will also make history becoming the first trans person to ever be confirmed by the United State Senate." Read more

 

Frankel hails federal nomination of Dr. Levine

(Jan 19, 2021)

As chairman of the LGBTQ Caucus, Rep. Frankel first got to know Dr. Levine when she served on the board of Equality Pennsylvania. Together, they worked to promote LGBTQ civil rights, work that continues today. Read more

 

RGGI Presents an Opportunity to Promote Anti-racist Environmental Policy

(Jan 15, 2021)

RGGI makes sense economically and environmentally. It will reduce air pollution, have a significant impact on climate change, and create jobs. We should all be supportive of that. Read more

 

Conklin announces plans to introduce resolution to honor Capitol Police

(Jan 15, 2021)

“These brave men and women not only protected our sacred Capitol, but they were ready to lay down their lives in defense of our country, and as we know, one officer did die while answering the call. It’s only right that we take this opportunity to honor them for the work they do to keep all of us safe.” Read more

 

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting

(Jan 15, 2021)

Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and Democratic Caucus members will hear from a bipartisan group of testifiers on their 2020 election experience and what legislative action they may need to protect future elections from misinformation campaigns and to continue to maintain election security. Read more

 

Freeman reappointed Democratic chairman to the House Local Government Committee

(Jan 14, 2021)

“I am extremely honored to be reappointed to serve as Democratic chairman of the House Local Government Committee,” Freeman said. “Since 2007, my work on this committee has been a reflection of many shared goals with local governments. This committee is one that is vital to implementing legislation to the benefit of all of the communities of Pennsylvania." Read more

 

Otten, Guenst, Krajewski elected to lead Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus

(Jan 13, 2021)

The Climate Caucus seeks to uphold the environmental rights granted under the Pennsylvania Constitution, raise awareness on legislation, appropriations and related matters surrounding environmental justice, the need for a renewable energy future, and the urgency of climate change as our most existential threat. Read more

 

Bullock applauds PSP for new data reporting, wants to include more departments

(Jan 13, 2021)

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati will analyze the data to identify potential patterns of racial/ethnic disparities in policing. Based on findings, recommendations may be made to change PSP policy or training in certain areas. Read more

 

Boyle introduces resolution to condemn insurrection at U.S. Capitol and those who stoked it

(Jan 13, 2021)

State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Phila./Montgomery, wants state lawmakers to quickly act on an official rebuke of last week’s seditious insurrection against the United States and the people who worked for months to stoke it, including President Donald Trump, state and federal Republican lawmakers and leaders, and the right-wing media. Read more

 

House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies

(Jan 13, 2021)

Citing the dangerous lies spread by some Republicans in the General Assembly regarding the 2020 election, House Democratic leaders today released the following statement demanding accountability and responsibility as the nation moves forward:“What we saw last week was nothing short of an attempted coup, instigated not only by the president of the United States but by Republican enablers at all levels of government. Words matter, and the falsehoods, misrepresentations and seditious rantings we’ve heard from some Republican members of the General Assembly can’t go unchallenged. Our nation can’t heal without consequences for the first invasion of the United States Capitol since the War of 1812. Read more

 

Briggs: Judicial gerrymandering bill rammed through committee with no public hearing

(Jan 13, 2021)

“This bill would have a devastating effect on the balance of power in our government. It shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the independent role of our judiciary and further politicizes our courts." Read more

 

Thoughts about Senate Leadership’s attack on democracy with the denial of Sen. Brewster’s seat

(Jan 12, 2021)

These are remarks I had prepared to give during the House session on Jan. 12, 2021. But I was denied the opportunity to speak during session, and so I am sharing these remarks here. Read more

 

Warren bill targeting rising flood insurance premiums approved by committee
Jan 26, 2021

Malagari drafts legislation to benefit small business owners
Jan 26, 2021

PLBC responds to DHS equity report
Jan 25, 2021

Reps. Pisciottano and Brown introduce effort to increase stipend for veterans
Jan 25, 2021

Bullock, Nelson, PLBC send letter regarding budget equity to Gov. Wolf
Jan 22, 2021

Policy Committee finds lies and hate speech to be at center of Jan. 6 Capitol attack
Jan 21, 2021

Reps. Kenyatta and Krajewski, PLBC condemn H.B. 38
Jan 21, 2021

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting
Jan 19, 2021

Rep. Kenyatta applauds Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine for historic White House nomination
Jan 19, 2021

Frankel hails federal nomination of Dr. Levine
Jan 19, 2021

RGGI Presents an Opportunity to Promote Anti-racist Environmental Policy
Jan 15, 2021

Conklin announces plans to introduce resolution to honor Capitol Police
Jan 15, 2021

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting
Jan 15, 2021

Freeman reappointed Democratic chairman to the House Local Government Committee
Jan 14, 2021

Otten, Guenst, Krajewski elected to lead Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus
Jan 13, 2021

Bullock applauds PSP for new data reporting, wants to include more departments
Jan 13, 2021

Boyle introduces resolution to condemn insurrection at U.S. Capitol and those who stoked it
Jan 13, 2021

House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies
Jan 13, 2021

Briggs: Judicial gerrymandering bill rammed through committee with no public hearing
Jan 13, 2021

Thoughts about Senate Leadership’s attack on democracy with the denial of Sen. Brewster’s seat
Jan 12, 2021