Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management

(17 hours ago)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Monday in Montgomery County to discuss stormwater management and the impact it has on community infrastructure. Read more

 

Stormwater Management & Infrastructure Management

(1 day ago)

Submitted written testimony for the hearing Stormwater Management and Infrastructure Management on Monday, Oct. 3. Read more

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

“I first became aware of this issue more than a decade ago when I was fortunate enough to meet several heroes in our communities – grandparents who stepped in to raise their grandchildren for various reasons,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “We passed three bills in 2018 to create important resources for grandparents, bills that I’m very proud will help thousands of people in need. However, our work on this issue is not complete, and it’s one reason why I’m trying to pass House Bill 2858 that would provide for legal services – including adoption – that kinship care families desperately need.” Read more

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

(Sep 28, 2022)

Submitted testimony for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren policy hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Wilkes University. Read more

 

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans

(Sep 27, 2022)

“Flood damage, stormwater and erosion issues don’t abide by municipal or political boundaries,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “Many miles separate our districts, but all the members of the Policy Committee here today represent municipalities with flooding concerns. It’s not only an issue when it comes to protecting homes, but – as we heard again today – municipalities have a need to find solutions that don’t place an undue burden on taxpayers.” Read more

 

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties

(Sep 26, 2022)

“The process of cleaning up old mining sites left vacant because of bankruptcy is not only an issue in northeast Pennsylvania, but across our state and anywhere coal is mined,” said Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, who also chairs the bipartisan Emerging Technologies Caucus. Nelson hosted the tour and roundtable during the committee’s first of three days of tours and hearings in NEPA.“Finding realistic, pragmatic and safe solutions for turning scarred land and polluted streams into something that is economically and environmentally beneficial for our commonwealth is critical, and today we met some people who are dedicated to helping coal communities revitalize their economy.” Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies impacts of technological advancements on disabled community

(Sep 22, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Thursday afternoon to explore the impacts technological advancements have had on the disabled community. Read more

 

Interaction of the Disabled Community with Technological Innovation

(Sep 22, 2022)

Submitted written testimony by testifiers for Sept. 22 hearing hosted by Rep. Joe Hohenstein at Temple University in Philadelphia. Read more

 

Interaction of the Disabled Community with Technological Innovation

(Sep 22, 2022)

Submitted written testimony from the hearing hosted by Rep. Joe Hohenstein held on Thursday, September 22 in Philadelphia. Read more

 

A Post-Roe Pennsylvania: Deceptive Practices of Anti-Abortion Centers

(Sep 06, 2022)

Written testimony submitted by testifiers for the Sept. 6 Joint Policy Hearing held in Harrisburg. Read more

 

A Post-Roe PA: Deceptive Practices of Anti-Abortion Centers

(Sep 06, 2022)

On September 6th, Senator Schwank along with Rep. Melissa Shusterman and Rep. Bridget Kosierowski will host a hearing on Anti-Abortion Centers in the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention

(Aug 23, 2022)

The Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosted a hearing on Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 in Erie. Read more

 

Policy hearing focuses on youth violence intervention and prevention

(Aug 23, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Tuesday morning with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to discuss methods of youth violence intervention and prevention. Read more

 

Policy Committee tours local businesses, development projects in Erie

(Aug 22, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie), held a roundtable discussion, and took a trolley tour across the Erie region, making stops at several businesses and development projects in the area, before finishing up at Presque Isle. Read more

 

Guzman hosts Policy Committee for tour of Reading businesses

(Aug 17, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee took a tour of three downtown Reading businesses and held a roundtable with business leaders, local colleges, and the District Attorney John Adams Wednesday morning, hosted by state Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks. Read more

 

Balance in the rental market focus of House Democratic Policy hearing

(Aug 16, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Tuesday morning in Philadelphia that brought landlords, tenants and housing officials together to discuss how lawmakers could strike a balance in the rental market. Read more

 

Balance in the Rental Market

(Aug 16, 2022)

Submitted testimony for the Policy Hearing, "Balance in the Rental Market," held Aug. 16, 2022 in Philadelphia. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Healthy Parks and Open Spaces

(Aug 15, 2022)

Ideas to support and grow local parks and other open spaces took center stage during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing Monday afternoon in Philadelphia. Read more

 

Healthy Parks and Open Spaces

(Aug 15, 2022)

Submitted testimony for Aug. 15, 2022 hearing on Healthy Parks and Open Spaces. Read more

 

Healthy Parks and Open Spaces

(Aug 15, 2022)

Submitted testimony for Policy Committee hearing on Healthy Parks and Open Spaces held Aug. 15 in Philadelphia. Read more