Galloway’s children’s mental healthcare clearinghouse bill passes House

(Jun 14, 2021)

“Early detection and treatment of mental health issues literally saves lives, mitigates effects of illnesses and gives children the skills to cope with them,” Galloway said. Read more

 

Sanchez, Schlossberg officially introduce LGBTQ+ Panic Defense bill

(Jun 11, 2021)

While similar bills have been introduced in previous legislative sessions, the Sanchez/Schlossberg legislation would extend beyond the “gay” and “trans” terminology to include all members of this marginalized community by prohibiting the court system from allowing a defense of this nature in consideration of serious provocation or insanity. Read more

 

Ciresi’s fair funding bill seeks to rectify disparities in PA school districts

(Jun 11, 2021)

“It’s time to commit ourselves to using real data based on actual need to fund education, which is the reason we created these formulas in the first place. H.B. 1595 would put Pennsylvania back on track to fairly distributing education dollars so that we can achieve equitable funding for every student.” Read more

 

Taking a ‘Housing First’ approach, Freeman bills would address blight and homelessness in tandem

(Jun 10, 2021)

According to Freeman, his legislation would work together to provide a directive to municipal land banks to convert a portion of the blighted properties they acquire into housing for the homeless and would provide a tax credit under the existing Neighborhood Assistance Program to private developers who partner with land banks and non-profit organizations to rehabilitate such properties. Read more

 

Webster: Uphold the sanctity of democracy and the will of the voters

(Jun 10, 2021)

Ambition to create distrust is not a characteristic of an effective legislator, and it is not the job of a sitting Pennsylvania senator. Read more

 

Burns’ in-state tuition for military families bill passes House

(Jun 09, 2021)

“Service members’ families shouldn’t be penalized if a parent is transferred outside of Pennsylvania. We owe these families our support, and this bill’s passage will make sure they’re not punished with higher college tuition costs for decisions beyond their control.” Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus: Choice is crucial, and we will keep fighting anti-choice legislation

(Jun 09, 2021)

If you are ever faced with an unwanted or nonviable pregnancy, make no mistake: You have the right to choose how to handle it. The ultimate decision must be yours, and we will fight to ensure that remains true. Read more

 

Brown: Legislature must act now to guarantee housing access for all Pennsylvanians

(Jun 09, 2021)

“The ability to obtain housing should be accessible by everyone, regardless of their background,” Brown said. “We must do our part to end discriminatory housing practices in our state.” Read more

 

It’s time for Pa. budget to reflect LGBTQ+ priorities

(Jun 09, 2021)

Highlighting critical issues in health care, housing and education that LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians have to endure, lawmakers emphasized the need for immediate action. Read more

 

House Republicans continue attacks against women’s health, family rights in Pennsylvania

(Jun 09, 2021)

The series of bills passed Wednesday would, if enacted into law, work to erode the rights of patients and parents and should absolutely be understood as an attack on reproductive rights. Read more

 

Merski bill to revitalize fitness industry heads to House chamber

(Jun 09, 2021)

Merski, D-Erie, said his H.B. 1438 would establish a COVID-19 recovery grant program for gyms, spas, dance studios and other fitness-related businesses to speed relief to an industry that was brought to a standstill during the pandemic. Read more

 

Sainato, colleagues unveil bipartisan bills to benefit Pa. veterans

(Jun 09, 2021)

Sainato, Democratic chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said the bi-partisan bill package, “For Those Who Served,” would expand state resources and make life easier for veterans and their families. Read more

 

Rabb introduces legislation to fund all Pa. public schools fully, equitably

(Jun 09, 2021)

Rabb has circulated a forthcoming bill he has introduced twice before that would require 100% of state funds to be distributed through the fair funding formula effective immediately, acknowledging that our most underfunded school districts need significantly more funding to ensure that they have enough resources to educate their students. Read more

 

Brown: It’s time to end medical copays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians

(Jun 08, 2021)

Not only does the $5 copay pose a financial burden to those incarcerated, but it also presents a public health dilemma by discouraging sick individuals from getting needed care. Read more

 

DeLuca to introduce legislation to add minimum wage question on the ballot

(Jun 08, 2021)

Pennsylvania has not raised its minimum wage from $7.25 an hour in over a decade, leaving many working families barely above the federal poverty line and struggling to make ends meet. Read more

 

House Republicans choose political games over Pennsylvanians

(Jun 08, 2021)

“Pennsylvanians are sick and tired of the political games. The state is open. We’re leading the nation in vaccinations. What we need are actual ideas and plans to propel our state forward, and until Republicans decide to put people first, it appears we’re stuck with more actions that do nothing to help our state.” Read more

 

House & Senate Democrats join Gov. Wolf to call for investing in schools, delivering equity for all students

(Jun 08, 2021)

It’s impossible to calculate how much we have lost as a state, as a society, thanks to inequitable funding leaving kids behind instead of growing their unlimited potential. It’s time to make sure the playing field is level. It’s time to make sure a line drawn on a map decades ago isn’t a ticket to success for one child while being a ticket to struggle for another. We’ve had the tools, now we have the money. Let’s do this right.” Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus agenda invests in a better future for everyone

(Jun 07, 2021)

The members of the Women’s Health Caucus stressed the need to get to work now to pass this legislation and other bills that will help women and families with real support -- now and in the future. Learn more at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan. Read more

 

Krajewski, Kenyatta push back against false voting ‘integrity’ efforts, promote support for enhanced and expanded voting rights for all

(Jun 07, 2021)

“Voter suppression tactics have become as American as apple pie, with almost every generation of Black and brown Americans having to combat vicious attacks on their right to vote.” Kenyatta said. Read more

 

Conklin: Proposed PASSHE integration plan a bad deal for PA

(Jun 07, 2021)

"We need a plan that stimulates the universities and adequately funds them, not one that puts them on the back burner. We need PASSHE to continue to provide the training and education needed to help students prepare for the demands of our workforce." Read more

 

Galloway’s children’s mental healthcare clearinghouse bill passes House
Jun 14, 2021

Sanchez, Schlossberg officially introduce LGBTQ+ Panic Defense bill
Jun 11, 2021

Ciresi’s fair funding bill seeks to rectify disparities in PA school districts
Jun 11, 2021

Taking a ‘Housing First’ approach, Freeman bills would address blight and homelessness in tandem
Jun 10, 2021

Webster: Uphold the sanctity of democracy and the will of the voters
Jun 10, 2021

Burns’ in-state tuition for military families bill passes House
Jun 09, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus: Choice is crucial, and we will keep fighting anti-choice legislation
Jun 09, 2021

Brown: Legislature must act now to guarantee housing access for all Pennsylvanians
Jun 09, 2021

It’s time for Pa. budget to reflect LGBTQ+ priorities
Jun 09, 2021

House Republicans continue attacks against women’s health, family rights in Pennsylvania
Jun 09, 2021

Merski bill to revitalize fitness industry heads to House chamber
Jun 09, 2021

Sainato, colleagues unveil bipartisan bills to benefit Pa. veterans
Jun 09, 2021

Rabb introduces legislation to fund all Pa. public schools fully, equitably
Jun 09, 2021

Brown: It’s time to end medical copays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians
Jun 08, 2021

DeLuca to introduce legislation to add minimum wage question on the ballot
Jun 08, 2021

House Republicans choose political games over Pennsylvanians
Jun 08, 2021

House & Senate Democrats join Gov. Wolf to call for investing in schools, delivering equity for all students
Jun 08, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus agenda invests in a better future for everyone
Jun 07, 2021

Krajewski, Kenyatta push back against false voting ‘integrity’ efforts, promote support for enhanced and expanded voting rights for all
Jun 07, 2021

Conklin: Proposed PASSHE integration plan a bad deal for PA
Jun 07, 2021