Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County

(May 12, 2022)

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Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County

(May 11, 2022)

Lawmakers in Delaware County taking issue with Crozer Health plans to close facilities in the region hosted a hearing today to understand the impact the closure has had on expectant mothers in the region before joining health professionals demonstrating outside Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Read more

 

Maternity Desert in Delaware County

(May 10, 2022)

Written testimony for a PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the maternity desert in Delaware County. Read more

 

Living in a digital world not easy for older Pennsylvanians

(May 10, 2022)

Today, Pennsylvania lawmakers held a hearing to ask the question: who is helping older Pennsylvanians bridge the digital divide and what are the consequences if we don’t?State Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila., hosted the hearing held by the Democratic Policy Committee, chaired by state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, and attended by other members of the state House at the Community College of Philadelphia -- Northwest Regional Center. Read more

 

Older Pennsylvanians and Coping with an Increasingly Digital World

(May 09, 2022)

Testimony for the PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on older Pennsylvanians and coping with an increasingly digital world. Read more

 

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production

(May 09, 2022)

With at least 25,000 unique, known uses, hemp has potential to be a thriving avenue for jobs and economic benefit in Pennsylvania’s agricultural sector. Lawmakers gathered today in Philadelphia for a hearing to understand of how best to build the capacity of Pennsylvania’s hemp industry while generating income opportunities for the state’s farms. Read more

 

PA Hemp Production

(May 09, 2022)

Testimony for PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on hemp production in Pennsylvania Read more

 

Hearing: Maternity Deserts in Delaware County

(May 06, 2022)

This year, Crozer Health announced that it is closing a number of its facilities in attempt to cut cost “to be able to continue providing the highest quality care.” Lawmakers in Delaware County see a big issue with these planned closures on the community and are hosting a hearing to understand the impact is has, especially on expectant mothers. Read more

 

Older Pennsylvanians and Coping With An Increasingly Digital World

(May 06, 2022)

Sixty-seven percent of adults ages 65 and older said they use the internet, but that drops to only 14% of seniors ages 80 and older, leading to a gap in access to many modern-day comforts the digital world affords. Pennsylvania lawmakers will host a hearing to ask the question: who is helping older Pennsylvanians bridge the digital divide and what are the consequences if we don’t?Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila, will host the Democratic Policy Committee, Chaired by Rep. Bizzarro, and other members of the State House for the hearing on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Community College of Philadelphia- Northwest Regional Center, 1300 W. Godfrey Ave, Philadelphia. Members in attendance will hear from elderly assistance experts, advocates, officials from the Philadelphia Register of Wills, and members of the community. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Hemp Production

(May 06, 2022)

Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila, will host the Democratic Policy Committee, Chaired by Rep. Bizzarro, and other members of the State House to hear from hemp producers, product growing and legal experts, and advocates. The hearing will take place on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in The Lenfest Center, 3890 N. 10th St., Philadelphia. Read more

 

Hearing explores what happens without PA School Audit Bureau

(May 04, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 4 – During a hearing today, lawmakers explored the impact of the auditor general’s closing of its School Audit Bureau, which laid off employees, and unilaterally decided school compliance audits would no longer happen in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Safe Streets: ATVs and dirt bikes

(May 04, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, May 3 – Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania attended a hearing today about ATV riders and dirt bike enthusiasts taking to the streets, terrorizing law-abiding traffic, and threatening their own safety and anyone in their path. Read more

 

More than 200 calls this year for illegal dirt bikes and ATVs in Allentown, chief says

(May 04, 2022)

The menace of illegal dirt bikes, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles means danger for pedestrians and drivers across Allentown, and constant noise that threatens residents’ peace of mind and their quality of life. Read more

 

The Evolving Epidemic: Opioids and Treatment Options

(May 04, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, May 2 – The opioid crisis is a massive public health and public safety challenge in Pennsylvania, and as the legislature heads into the budget season, lawmakers held a hearing today to fully understand the evolving epidemic. Read more

 

Pennsylvania's School Audit Bureau

(May 04, 2022)

Agenda and testimony for hearing about Pennsylvania's school audits bureau. Read more

 

Hearing explores what happens without PA School Audit Bureau

(May 04, 2022)

School Audits Read more

 

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets

(May 03, 2022)

Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania attended a hearing today about ATV riders and dirt bike enthusiasts taking to the streets, terrorizing law-abiding traffic, and threatening their own safety and anyone in their path. Read more

 

Safe Streets

(May 03, 2022)

Testimony for a hearing called Safe Streets. Across Pennsylvania, ATV riders and dirt bike enthusiasts take to the streets, terrorize law-abiding traffic, and threaten the safety of themselves and anyone in their path. Lawmakers will convene in Lehigh County with those working hard to keep roadways and everyday commuters safe from ATVs and dirt bikes menacing our communities. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Opioids and Treatment Options

(May 02, 2022)

Lawmakers gather in Allentown to hear from those impacted by and trying to treat a raging opioid addiction crisis in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

The Evolving Epidemic: Opioids and Treatment Options

(May 01, 2022)

The Evolving Epidemic: Opioids and Treatment Read more