Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing

(Jul 08, 2022)

“Working families spend their whole lives saving and investing to afford a house and this is going to help them keep it,” Harris said. “This is economic help for families that need it the most and will ensure that people can stay in the communities they grew up in and keep their homes in their family.” Read more

 

Kenyatta, O’Mara comment on budget funding for hunger free campus program

(Jul 08, 2022)

"Representative Kenyatta and I recognized this problem over a year ago and introduced the Hunger Free Campus Act to ensure that every student can easily access nutritious food." Read more

 

New law reauthorizes clubs to use 100% of small games of chance revenue

(Jul 08, 2022)

Harkins said that under the new law, clubs will be able to use all of their small games of chance revenue through the end of the calendar year. Read more

 

PLBC statement on 2022-23 state budget agreement

(Jul 08, 2022)

“This budget will make historic investments in education, housing and gun violence prevention. These investments will improve the quality of life and create opportunities for Black Pennsylvanians, but there is more work to do." Read more

 

Solomon passes affordable housing legislation

(Jul 08, 2022)

Solomon said the bill benefits residents across the commonwealth because developers will be incentivized to build affordable housing across the state. Read more

 

Hohenstein celebrates inclusion of disability-inclusive curriculum in Pennsylvania’s Education Code

(Jul 07, 2022)

“Disability inclusive curriculum is enlightening and can bring us closer together. It is a shared truth that exclusion and failure to talk about diversity breeds stigma, shame, ignorance and misunderstanding. Every child deserves to be seen. Read more

 

Rabb responds to hiring, resignation of police officer who shot, killed Tamir Rice

(Jul 07, 2022)

Rabb authored legislation to establish a police misconduct database, which was incorporated into Act 57 and signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf in 2020. Read more

 

Parker introduces bills to combat gun violence

(Jul 06, 2022)

The bills were introduced in response to the rising gun violence in Philadelphia and across the state, and the inaction on bills currently introduced in the PA House to combat gun violence. Read more

 

Merski only Pa. legislator chosen for national legislative leaders program

(Jul 05, 2022)

“It is a profound honor to have been selected for this leadership program,” Merski said. “As a non-partisan event, legislators from all walks of life and political ideologies will be attending, and I look forward to having meaningful debates and discussions." Read more

 

Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor

(Jul 01, 2022)

“While I would have preferred a ban on consumer fireworks, this bill is better than current law. It addresses some of the concerns that have been raised in communities across Pennsylvania,” said state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I encourage anyone who uses fireworks to do so safely and follow state guidelines.” Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable

(Jul 01, 2022)

“The inaction we’ve seen is disappointing. With a $12 billion surplus, we can and should deliver for the people of Pennsylvania. Rather than pass a timely budget that helps working families, we’ve been distracted by unrelated issues and interjected politics at the expense of in-state tuition for Pennsylvania students." Read more

 

Cruz to introduce bill to help curb crime and violence with statewide gun buyback program

(Jul 01, 2022)

According to the lawmaker, gun buyback programs have served communities by decreasing gun suicide risks, providing opportunities for safe storage education, and aiding localities in identifying guns used in unsolved crimes. Read more

 

PA Climate Caucus protests SCOTUS restriction of EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions

(Jul 01, 2022)

“Our world is under grave threat from climate change, beset by increasingly destructive hurricanes, fires, and coastal erosion causing mass migration and destabilizing the political order. Now more than ever, government agencies must be able to take action to protect and preserve our communities, our public health and our welfare." Read more

 

Solomon’s PICA renewal legislation passes Senate

(Jul 01, 2022)

Solomon said PICA has been effective in stabilizing the economic health of Philadelphia that led to balanced budgets for 25 years. It borrows funds on the city’s behalf and in exchange, oversees Philadelphia’s finances. Read more

 

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor

(Jun 30, 2022)

"When somebody has a challenge with mental health, it likely has an effect on physical health. Likewise, when somebody has a physical health challenge, it can have an effect on mental health. It’s time we stop treating physical health and mental health separately and integrate treatments,” Rep. Mike Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Burns: Protect consumers from tech companies selling personal information

(Jun 30, 2022)

Today Burns, D-Cambria, introduced H.B. 2715, which would create a “one-stop-shop” to curb the all-too-common practice of gathering all types of information on people and reselling it to third parties without their knowledge or consent. Read more

 

Rabb highlights need for Shale Gas Operations Transparency Act

(Jun 30, 2022)

The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court severely weakens the power of the EPA authorized by Congress to address the dangerous impact of fracked gas production in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Sainato: General Assembly passes bill to smooth professional licensing path for military members

(Jun 30, 2022)

The bill passed the state House unanimously last November and the state Senate passed the bill with amendments on June 28. The House agreed to those amendments, and the bill now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. Read more

 

Solomon's legislation to establish framework for celebration of 250th birthday of US passes Senate

(Jun 30, 2022)

“We on the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semi quincentennial -- America250PA -- want to both preserve the legacy of our heritage and invest in the commonwealth’s future by repairing, restoring and revitalizing historic state landmarks that do exactly that,” Solomon said. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation to expand Property Tax and Rent Rebate program

(Jun 30, 2022)

“While inflation has risen, the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program’s stagnant income limits have prevented increasing numbers of individuals from accessing this critical lifeline. My legislation will update income requirements and other provisions of the PTRR so more individuals in need can receive assistance and property tax relief from this vital program.” Read more

 

Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing
Jul 08, 2022

Kenyatta, O’Mara comment on budget funding for hunger free campus program
Jul 08, 2022

New law reauthorizes clubs to use 100% of small games of chance revenue
Jul 08, 2022

PLBC statement on 2022-23 state budget agreement
Jul 08, 2022

Solomon passes affordable housing legislation
Jul 08, 2022

Hohenstein celebrates inclusion of disability-inclusive curriculum in Pennsylvania’s Education Code
Jul 07, 2022

Rabb responds to hiring, resignation of police officer who shot, killed Tamir Rice
Jul 07, 2022

Parker introduces bills to combat gun violence
Jul 06, 2022

Merski only Pa. legislator chosen for national legislative leaders program
Jul 05, 2022

Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor
Jul 01, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable
Jul 01, 2022

Cruz to introduce bill to help curb crime and violence with statewide gun buyback program
Jul 01, 2022

PA Climate Caucus protests SCOTUS restriction of EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions
Jul 01, 2022

Solomon’s PICA renewal legislation passes Senate
Jul 01, 2022

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor
Jun 30, 2022

Burns: Protect consumers from tech companies selling personal information
Jun 30, 2022

Rabb highlights need for Shale Gas Operations Transparency Act
Jun 30, 2022

Sainato: General Assembly passes bill to smooth professional licensing path for military members
Jun 30, 2022

Solomon's legislation to establish framework for celebration of 250th birthday of US passes Senate
Jun 30, 2022

Ciresi introduces legislation to expand Property Tax and Rent Rebate program
Jun 30, 2022