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Rep. Dom Costa speaks at a Harrisburg rally calling for stricter legislation to protect pets that are left alone in hot vehicles.

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at a Harrisburg rally calling for stricter legislation to protect pets that are left alone in hot vehicles.



Rally To Protect Pets Left In Hot Cars

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at a Harrisburg rally calling for stricter legislation to protect pets that are left alone in hot vehicles.

Rep. Bill Keller is joined by union members and activists from all across the state at an anti-'Right to Work' rally on the steps of the state Capitol building to opposed to legislation that hinders the rights of working people to bargain for better living conditions and wages.

Rep. Bill Keller is joined by union members and activists from all across the state at an anti-"Right to Work" rally on the steps of the state Capitol building to opposed to legislation that hinders the rights of working people to bargain for better living conditions and wages.



Anti-"Right To Work" Rally

Rep. Bill Keller is joined by union members and activists from all across the state at an anti-"Right to Work" rally on the steps of the state Capitol building to opposed to legislation that hinders the rights of working people to bargain for better living conditions and wages.

Rep. Stephen Kinsey speaks on a House Resolution observing June 19, 2017, as 'Juneteenth Independence Day' in Pennsylvania in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery was finally abolished in all regions of the United States.

Rep. Stephen Kinsey speaks on a House Resolution observing June 19, 2017, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in Pennsylvania in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery was finally abolished in all regions of the United States.



Juneteenth Independence Day

Rep. Stephen Kinsey speaks on a House Resolution observing June 19, 2017, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in Pennsylvania in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery was finally abolished in all regions of the United States.

Rep. Tony DeLuca speaks at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss proposed legislation dealing with modernizing Pennsylvania’s voting rules by offering bills that would create a process to allow same-day voter registration and create an early voting window.

Rep. Tony DeLuca speaks at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss proposed legislation dealing with modernizing Pennsylvania’s voting rules by offering bills that would create a process to allow same-day voter registration and create an early voting window.



Modernizing Pennsylvania’s Voting Rules News Conference

Rep. Tony DeLuca speaks at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss proposed legislation dealing with modernizing Pennsylvania’s voting rules by offering bills that would create a process to allow same-day voter registration and create an early voting window.

Gov. Tom Wolf is joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and Democratic Whip Mike Hanna, as he signs the pension reform bill into law.

Gov. Tom Wolf is joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and Democratic Whip Mike Hanna, as he signs the pension reform bill into law.



Pension Reform Bill Signed

Gov. Tom Wolf is joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and Democratic Whip Mike Hanna, as he signs the pension reform bill into law.

Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla speaks at a news conference to discuss legislation that would amend the Public School Code to change the way cyber charter schools are funded.

Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla speaks at a news conference to discuss legislation that would amend the Public School Code to change the way cyber charter schools are funded.



Charter School Funding News Conference

Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla speaks at a news conference to discuss legislation that would amend the Public School Code to change the way cyber charter schools are funded.

Democratic Whip Mike Hanna is joined by his colleagues as he speaks at a news conference to discuss House Resolution 331, which would direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct the feasibility study and analyze all of Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education.

Democratic Whip Mike Hanna is joined by his colleagues as he speaks at a news conference to discuss House Resolution 331, which would direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct the feasibility study and analyze all of Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education.



Comprehensive Higher Education Study News Conference

Democratic Whip Mike Hanna is joined by his colleagues as he speaks at a news conference to discuss House Resolution 331, which would direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct the feasibility study and analyze all of Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education.

Rep. Matt Bradford joins members of the CLEAR Coalition and his state representative colleagues from Montgomery County to demand an extraction tax on natural gas as part of the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Matt Bradford joins members of the CLEAR Coalition and his state representative colleagues from Montgomery County to demand an extraction tax on natural gas as part of the 2017-18 state budget.



Bradford Calls for Extraction Tax

Rep. Matt Bradford joins members of the CLEAR Coalition and his state representative colleagues from Montgomery County to demand an extraction tax on natural gas as part of the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Madeleine Dean speaks at a press event to garner support for House Bill 1400, which would require universal background checks for all firearm purchases.

Rep. Madeleine Dean speaks at a press event to garner support for House Bill 1400, which would require universal background checks for all firearm purchases.



Background Checks Press Event

Rep. Madeleine Dean speaks at a press event to garner support for House Bill 1400, which would require universal background checks for all firearm purchases.

Rep. Harry Readshaw spoke at a motorcycle rights rally, hosted by ABATE, to recognize the month of May as 'Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.'

Rep. Harry Readshaw spoke at a motorcycle rights rally, hosted by ABATE, to recognize the month of May as 'Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.'



ABATE Motorcycle Safety Rally

Rep. Harry Readshaw spoke at a motorcycle rights rally, hosted by ABATE, to recognize the month of May as 'Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.'

Rep. Madeleine Dean speaks at a press event to discuss 'Bike to Work Day,' encouraging others to consider biking to work, which would reduce pollution and traffic congestion, while getting exercise.

Rep. Madeleine Dean speaks at a press event to discuss "Bike to Work Day," encouraging others to consider biking to work, which would reduce pollution and traffic congestion, while getting exercise.



Dean Kicks Off Bike To Work Week

Rep. Madeleine Dean speaks at a press event to discuss "Bike to Work Day," encouraging others to consider biking to work, which would reduce pollution and traffic congestion, while getting exercise.

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police’s annual 'Memorial for Fallen Officers' to honor Pennsylvania police officers who gave their life in the performance of their duties.

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police’s annual "Memorial for Fallen Officers" to honor Pennsylvania police officers who gave their life in the performance of their duties.



Costa Speaks at FOP Memorial

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police’s annual "Memorial for Fallen Officers" to honor Pennsylvania police officers who gave their life in the performance of their duties.

Rep. Brandon Neuman speaks at a state police memorial service to honor and remember the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Rep. Brandon Neuman speaks at a state police memorial service to honor and remember the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.



Neuman Speaks at FOP Memorial

Rep. Brandon Neuman speaks at a state police memorial service to honor and remember the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Rep. Chris Sainato, the Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Rep. Jared Solomon, along with other elected officials, welcome PA National Guard Deputy Adjutant General, Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, and members of the PA National Guard, as part of National Guard Day in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Chris Sainato, the Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Rep. Jared Solomon, along with other elected officials, welcome PA National Guard Deputy Adjutant General, Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, and members of the PA National Guard, as part of National Guard Day in Pennsylvania.



National Guard Day in Pennsylvania

Rep. Chris Sainato, the Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Rep. Jared Solomon, along with other elected officials, welcome PA National Guard Deputy Adjutant General, Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, and members of the PA National Guard, as part of National Guard Day in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Stephen Kinsey was honored to welcome to Harrisburg surviving Tuskegee Airmen, which is the popular name for the group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II.

Rep. Stephen Kinsey was honored to welcome to Harrisburg surviving Tuskegee Airmen, which is the popular name for the group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II.



Kinsey Welcomes Tuskegee Airmen

Rep. Stephen Kinsey was honored to welcome to Harrisburg surviving Tuskegee Airmen, which is the popular name for the group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II.

Rep. Mike Sturla speaks during the 'Clean Water Coalition Lobby Day' press conference to support legislation that protects and restores our local streams, creeks, and the Chesapeake watershed.

Rep. Mike Sturla speaks during the "Clean Water Coalition Lobby Day" press conference to support legislation that protects and restores our local streams, creeks, and the Chesapeake watershed.



Sturla Supports Clean Water Legislation

Rep. Mike Sturla speaks during the "Clean Water Coalition Lobby Day" press conference to support legislation that protects and restores our local streams, creeks, and the Chesapeake watershed.

Rep. Madeleine Dean announces the introduction of six new pieces of legislation related to the 'It’s On Us PA” campaign to protect Pennsylvania students from a nationwide epidemic of sexual violence.

Rep. Madeleine Dean announces the introduction of six new pieces of legislation related to the "It’s On Us PA” campaign to protect Pennsylvania students from a nationwide epidemic of sexual violence.



Dean Comments on "It's On Us PA" Campaign

Rep. Madeleine Dean announces the introduction of six new pieces of legislation related to the "It’s On Us PA” campaign to protect Pennsylvania students from a nationwide epidemic of sexual violence.

In an effort to treat both traditional and charter public schools equally under law in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Jim Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a news conference where House Democrats unveiled a package of charter school reform bills.

In an effort to treat both traditional and charter public schools equally under law in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Jim Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a news conference where House Democrats unveiled a package of charter school reform bills.



Roebuck Comments on Proposed Charter School Reform Legislation

In an effort to treat both traditional and charter public schools equally under law in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Jim Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a news conference where House Democrats unveiled a package of charter school reform bills.

Rep Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks in support of reproductive rights at a Capitol rally held to stand against anti-choice legislation.

Rep Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks in support of reproductive rights at a Capitol rally held to stand against anti-choice legislation.



Krueger-Braneky Speaks Out Against Anti-Choice Legislation

Rep Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks in support of reproductive rights at a Capitol rally held to stand against anti-choice legislation.

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky welcomes to Harrisburg a VFW group as they recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States of America's entrance into World War I.

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky welcomes to Harrisburg a VFW group as they recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States of America's entrance into World War I.



100th Anniversary of USA Entrance Into WW I

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky welcomes to Harrisburg a VFW group as they recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States of America's entrance into World War I.

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski is joined by advocates and a bipartisan group of legislators to oppose legislation aimed at robbing Americans of their right to negotiate for fair pay and benefits.

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski is joined by advocates and a bipartisan group of legislators to oppose legislation aimed at robbing Americans of their right to negotiate for fair pay and benefits.



"Right To Work" Press Conference

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski is joined by advocates and a bipartisan group of legislators to oppose legislation aimed at robbing Americans of their right to negotiate for fair pay and benefits.

Rep. Donna Bullock is joined by colleagues and advocates while she speaks at a press conference recognizing April 4 as Equal Pay Day.  April 4 is the day that marks how far into this year women working full-time had to work to earn what their male counterparts earned last year.

Rep. Donna Bullock is joined by colleagues and advocates while she speaks at a press conference recognizing April 4 as Equal Pay Day. April 4 is the day that marks how far into this year women working full-time had to work to earn what their male counterparts earned last year.



Bullock Speaks During Equal Pay Day In PA

Rep. Donna Bullock is joined by colleagues and advocates while she speaks at a press conference recognizing April 4 as Equal Pay Day. April 4 is the day that marks how far into this year women working full-time had to work to earn what their male counterparts earned last year.

Rep. Jordan Harris is joined by his colleague Rep. Jake Wheatley and supporters of proposed legislation at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss ending the practice of out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students who commit minor infractions.

Rep. Jordan Harris is joined by his colleague Rep. Jake Wheatley and supporters of proposed legislation at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss ending the practice of out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students who commit minor infractions.



Harris Seeks To End Out-Of-School Suspension For Elementary Students For Minor Infractions

Rep. Jordan Harris is joined by his colleague Rep. Jake Wheatley and supporters of proposed legislation at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss ending the practice of out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students who commit minor infractions.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee attend a public hearing to discuss impacts of a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee attend a public hearing to discuss impacts of a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion.



Policy Hearing on Affordable Care Act Repeal

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee attend a public hearing to discuss impacts of a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee discuss state police fees for municipalities without local police at a public hearing held at the University of Pittsburgh's Assembly Room.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee discuss state police fees for municipalities without local police at a public hearing held at the University of Pittsburgh's Assembly Room.



Policy Hearing on State Police Fee For Municipalities Without Local Police

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee discuss state police fees for municipalities without local police at a public hearing held at the University of Pittsburgh's Assembly Room.

Rep. Dan Miller is joined by his colleagues during the legislative panel portion of his fourth annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.

Rep. Dan Miller is joined by his colleagues during the legislative panel portion of his fourth annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.



Miller Hosts Legislative Panel on State Policies on Disability and Mental Health

Rep. Dan Miller is joined by his colleagues during the legislative panel portion of his fourth annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.

Rep. Dan Miller greets attendees at his fourth annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.

Rep. Dan Miller greets attendees at his fourth annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.



4th Annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit

Rep. Dan Miller greets attendees at his fourth annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.

Rep. Jared Solomon speaks at a Capitol news conference where legislators from both parties joined in condemning recent anti-Semitic acts and calling for educating young people in tolerance and respect for diversity as a way to prevent such acts in the future.

Rep. Jared Solomon speaks at a Capitol news conference where legislators from both parties joined in condemning recent anti-Semitic acts and calling for educating young people in tolerance and respect for diversity as a way to prevent such acts in the future.



News Conference Condemning Anti-Semitic Acts

Rep. Jared Solomon speaks at a Capitol news conference where legislators from both parties joined in condemning recent anti-Semitic acts and calling for educating young people in tolerance and respect for diversity as a way to prevent such acts in the future.

As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, state Rep. Marty Flynn presented a citation to the Consul General of Ireland, Barbara Jones, recognizing Irish-American Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.

As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, state Rep. Marty Flynn presented a citation to the Consul General of Ireland, Barbara Jones, recognizing Irish-American Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.



Flynn Recognizes Irish-American Heritage Month

As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, state Rep. Marty Flynn presented a citation to the Consul General of Ireland, Barbara Jones, recognizing Irish-American Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Joe Markosek, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is joined by Senate Democrats, House Appropriation members, and cabinet members from the Wolf Administration, to discuss the negative impact the proposed Congressional Health Care legislation would have on Pennsylvanians.

Rep. Joe Markosek, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is joined by Senate Democrats, House Appropriation members, and cabinet members from the Wolf Administration, to discuss the negative impact the proposed Congressional Health Care legislation would have on Pennsylvanians.



Markosek Comments on Congressional Republican Health Care Bill

Rep. Joe Markosek, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is joined by Senate Democrats, House Appropriation members, and cabinet members from the Wolf Administration, to discuss the negative impact the proposed Congressional Health Care legislation would have on Pennsylvanians.

Members of the state House Appropriations Committee participate and in a question and answer session with testifiers from the Department of Corrections as the second week of state budget hearings come to an end.

Members of the state House Appropriations Committee participate and in a question and answer session with testifiers from the Department of Corrections as the second week of state budget hearings come to an end.



House Appropriations Committee Concludes Second Week Of Hearings

Members of the state House Appropriations Committee participate and in a question and answer session with testifiers from the Department of Corrections as the second week of state budget hearings come to an end.

Rep. Steve Samuelson, Democratic Chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, reacts to the testimony delivered by the Department of Aging during the start of the second week of budget hearings for the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Steve Samuelson, Democratic Chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, reacts to the testimony delivered by the Department of Aging during the start of the second week of budget hearings for the 2017-18 state budget.



Samuelson Reacts To Budget Hearing Testimony

Rep. Steve Samuelson, Democratic Chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, reacts to the testimony delivered by the Department of Aging during the start of the second week of budget hearings for the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Joe Markosek, the Democratic Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, comments on the Department of Treasury's testimony during the third day of hearings regarding the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Joe Markosek, the Democratic Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, comments on the Department of Treasury's testimony during the third day of hearings regarding the 2017-18 state budget.



Markosek Comments During Day Three Of Budget Hearings

Rep. Joe Markosek, the Democratic Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, comments on the Department of Treasury's testimony during the third day of hearings regarding the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Joe Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, discusses spending priorities as state House budget hearings get under way for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Rep. Joe Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, discusses spending priorities as state House budget hearings get under way for the 2017-18 fiscal year.



Markosek Makes Comments During House Budget Hearings

Rep. Joe Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, discusses spending priorities as state House budget hearings get under way for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Rep. John Galloway, the Democratic Chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee, comments at a public hearing on legislation aimed at regulating what drugs can be prescribed to individuals on workers compensation.

Rep. John Galloway, the Democratic Chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee, comments at a public hearing on legislation aimed at regulating what drugs can be prescribed to individuals on workers compensation.



Labor and Industry Committee Hearing

Rep. John Galloway, the Democratic Chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee, comments at a public hearing on legislation aimed at regulating what drugs can be prescribed to individuals on workers compensation.

Lawmakers react to Gov. Wolf's annual budget address, which this fiscal year is calling for additional funding for education, more emphasis on fighting the opioid crisis, and raising the state's minimum wage.

Lawmakers react to Gov. Wolf's annual budget address, which this fiscal year is calling for additional funding for education, more emphasis on fighting the opioid crisis, and raising the state's minimum wage.



Gov. Wolf Delivers Annual Budget Address

Lawmakers react to Gov. Wolf's annual budget address, which this fiscal year is calling for additional funding for education, more emphasis on fighting the opioid crisis, and raising the state's minimum wage.

Rep. Ed Neilson is joined by his Democratic colleagues as he speaks at a legislative hearing in Lancaster on Blended Learning. Blended learning allows high school students to take internet-based courses on a full-time or part-time basis, while also having face-to-face help and tutoring available.

Rep. Ed Neilson is joined by his Democratic colleagues as he speaks at a legislative hearing in Lancaster on Blended Learning. Blended learning allows high school students to take internet-based courses on a full-time or part-time basis, while also having face-to-face help and tutoring available.



Blended Learning Policy Hearing

Rep. Ed Neilson is joined by his Democratic colleagues as he speaks at a legislative hearing in Lancaster on Blended Learning. Blended learning allows high school students to take internet-based courses on a full-time or part-time basis, while also having face-to-face help and tutoring available.

Joined by his House Democratic colleagues, Chairman Mike Sturla comments on the need to help every full-time worker in Pennsylvania earn a living wage during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the need to raise the minimum wage.

Joined by his House Democratic colleagues, Chairman Mike Sturla comments on the need to help every full-time worker in Pennsylvania earn a living wage during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the need to raise the minimum wage.



Sturla Comments On Raising The Minimum Wage

Joined by his House Democratic colleagues, Chairman Mike Sturla comments on the need to help every full-time worker in Pennsylvania earn a living wage during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the need to raise the minimum wage.

Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Pete Schweyer are joined by state Sen. Pat Browne as they present a $1 million grant to representatives from the Allentown School District for Building 21 Allentown, an alternative education high school that focuses on project-based learning in nontraditional classroom settings.

Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Pete Schweyer are joined by state Sen. Pat Browne as they present a $1 million grant to representatives from the Allentown School District for Building 21 Allentown, an alternative education high school that focuses on project-based learning in nontraditional classroom settings.



$1 Million Grant Presented to Allentown School District

Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Pete Schweyer are joined by state Sen. Pat Browne as they present a $1 million grant to representatives from the Allentown School District for Building 21 Allentown, an alternative education high school that focuses on project-based learning in nontraditional classroom settings.

Rep. Brandon Neuman is joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale in reviewing an online campaign, started by 11-year-old Madison Wertz of Lycoming County, to launch a nationwide effort to help sexual assault victims across the United States raise funds so they can receive the justice they deserve.

Rep. Brandon Neuman is joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale in reviewing an online campaign, started by 11-year-old Madison Wertz of Lycoming County, to launch a nationwide effort to help sexual assault victims across the United States raise funds so they can receive the justice they deserve.



Neuman Fights To Help Sexual Assault Victims

Rep. Brandon Neuman is joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale in reviewing an online campaign, started by 11-year-old Madison Wertz of Lycoming County, to launch a nationwide effort to help sexual assault victims across the United States raise funds so they can receive the justice they deserve.

At a Capitol news conference , Rep. Mark Longietti, flanked by Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris and four-time Olympic medal-winning wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, calls for quality Pre-K programs.

At a Capitol news conference , Rep. Mark Longietti, flanked by Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris and four-time Olympic medal-winning wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, calls for quality Pre-K programs.



Longietti Calls For Quality Pre-K

At a Capitol news conference , Rep. Mark Longietti, flanked by Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris and four-time Olympic medal-winning wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, calls for quality Pre-K programs.

Rep. Patty Kim is joined by her Democratic colleagues as she unveils a new minimum wage proposal that includes scheduled increases, beginning with $12 per hour effective July 1, with additional 50 cent incremental increases yearly to $15 per hour by 2023.

Rep. Patty Kim is joined by her Democratic colleagues as she unveils a new minimum wage proposal that includes scheduled increases, beginning with $12 per hour effective July 1, with additional 50 cent incremental increases yearly to $15 per hour by 2023.



Rep. Kim Calls For Minimum Wage Increase

Rep. Patty Kim is joined by her Democratic colleagues as she unveils a new minimum wage proposal that includes scheduled increases, beginning with $12 per hour effective July 1, with additional 50 cent incremental increases yearly to $15 per hour by 2023.

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody speaks at a Capitol rally urging the passage of legislation to fund the Unemployment Call Centers that help thousands of out-of-work Pennsylvanians get the benefits and assistance they need.

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody speaks at a Capitol rally urging the passage of legislation to fund the Unemployment Call Centers that help thousands of out-of-work Pennsylvanians get the benefits and assistance they need.



Dermody Calls for Unemployment Call Centers Funding

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody speaks at a Capitol rally urging the passage of legislation to fund the Unemployment Call Centers that help thousands of out-of-work Pennsylvanians get the benefits and assistance they need.

Rep. Jordan Harris, chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, is joined by his House Democratic colleagues, Rep. Chris Rabb and Rep. Brian Sims, in calling for passage of statewide legislation to protect minors from anti-LGBT conversion 'therapy.'

Rep. Jordan Harris, chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, is joined by his House Democratic colleagues, Rep. Chris Rabb and Rep. Brian Sims, in calling for passage of statewide legislation to protect minors from anti-LGBT conversion "therapy."



Protecting Kids from Conversion "Therapy" News Conference

Rep. Jordan Harris, chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, is joined by his House Democratic colleagues, Rep. Chris Rabb and Rep. Brian Sims, in calling for passage of statewide legislation to protect minors from anti-LGBT conversion "therapy."

State Rep. Patty Kim is pictured with a student rabbit handler before participating in the Rabbit Hopping Contest at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show.

State Rep. Patty Kim is pictured with a student rabbit handler before participating in the Rabbit Hopping Contest at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show.



Rep. Patty Kim Attends 101st PA Farm Show

State Rep. Patty Kim is pictured with a student rabbit handler before participating in the Rabbit Hopping Contest at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show.

The unveiling of the 2017 PA Farm Show butter sculpture, which depicts a tribute to dairy farmers, signals the start of the largest indoor agricultural expo in the nation.

The unveiling of the 2017 PA Farm Show butter sculpture, which depicts a tribute to dairy farmers, signals the start of the largest indoor agricultural expo in the nation.



2017 PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture

The unveiling of the 2017 PA Farm Show butter sculpture, which depicts a tribute to dairy farmers, signals the start of the largest indoor agricultural expo in the nation.

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, right, and Democratic Whip Mike Hanna are joined by their colleagues taking the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony, the event officially opening the General Assembly's activities for the 2017-18 legislative session.

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, right, and Democratic Whip Mike Hanna are joined by their colleagues taking the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony, the event officially opening the General Assembly's activities for the 2017-18 legislative session.



House Democrats Take the Oath of Office

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, right, and Democratic Whip Mike Hanna are joined by their colleagues taking the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony, the event officially opening the General Assembly's activities for the 2017-18 legislative session.

Rep. Dan Miller brings community leaders and organizations together at a Unity Rally, where residents united to stand up against identity-based and hate-related incidents.

Rep. Dan Miller brings community leaders and organizations together at a Unity Rally, where residents united to stand up against identity-based and hate-related incidents.



Miller Hosts Community Unity Rally

Rep. Dan Miller brings community leaders and organizations together at a Unity Rally, where residents united to stand up against identity-based and hate-related incidents.

Gov. Tom Wolf kicks off the start of the Christmas season by pressing the button to light the 22-foot Douglas Fir tree, shining the light of the Christmas spirit in the hearts of all Pennsylvanians.

Gov. Tom Wolf kicks off the start of the Christmas season by pressing the button to light the 22-foot Douglas Fir tree, shining the light of the Christmas spirit in the hearts of all Pennsylvanians.



Gov. Tom Wolf Lights The Capitol Christmas Tree

Gov. Tom Wolf kicks off the start of the Christmas season by pressing the button to light the 22-foot Douglas Fir tree, shining the light of the Christmas spirit in the hearts of all Pennsylvanians.

A ceremony was held in Harrisburg on December 7 to remember the heroism and sacrifice by Americans during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.

A ceremony was held in Harrisburg on December 7 to remember the heroism and sacrifice by Americans during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.



75th Anniversary Ceremony of Pearl Harbor Attack

A ceremony was held in Harrisburg on December 7 to remember the heroism and sacrifice by Americans during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.

Rep. Dan Deasy hosts a Heroin & Opiate Community Awareness Town Hall meeting to spearhead discussions and involvement to combat the public health and safety crises caused by addictions.

Rep. Dan Deasy hosts a Heroin & Opiate Community Awareness Town Hall meeting to spearhead discussions and involvement to combat the public health and safety crises caused by addictions.



Deasy Hosts Heroin And Opiate Awareness Town Hall

Rep. Dan Deasy hosts a Heroin & Opiate Community Awareness Town Hall meeting to spearhead discussions and involvement to combat the public health and safety crises caused by addictions.

Rep. Patty Kim is joined by community and Islamic leaders at a news conference denouncing a hate letter sent to a Harrisburg mosque.

Rep. Patty Kim is joined by community and Islamic leaders at a news conference denouncing a hate letter sent to a Harrisburg mosque.



Kim Speaks Out Against Religious Persecution

Rep. Patty Kim is joined by community and Islamic leaders at a news conference denouncing a hate letter sent to a Harrisburg mosque.

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chairman of the Liquor Control Committee, makes a comment after receiving an update on the implementation of Act 39 of 2016, which allows for the sale of wine in restaurants, grocery stores and other to-go establishments.

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chairman of the Liquor Control Committee, makes a comment after receiving an update on the implementation of Act 39 of 2016, which allows for the sale of wine in restaurants, grocery stores and other to-go establishments.



Costa Comments on Act 39 of 2016

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chairman of the Liquor Control Committee, makes a comment after receiving an update on the implementation of Act 39 of 2016, which allows for the sale of wine in restaurants, grocery stores and other to-go establishments.

Rep. Mark Longietti makes remarks recognizing World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes affects about one in ten Pennsylvanians, and raising awareness is key to staying healthy.

Rep. Mark Longietti makes remarks recognizing World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes affects about one in ten Pennsylvanians, and raising awareness is key to staying healthy.



Longietti Comments on Diabetes Awareness Month

Rep. Mark Longietti makes remarks recognizing World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes affects about one in ten Pennsylvanians, and raising awareness is key to staying healthy.

Rep. Jaret Gibbons speaks at a bill signing with Gov. Tom Wolf on legislation, commonly referred to as “Daniel’s Law,” which increases the penalty for texting while driving accidents that result in a severe injury or death.

Rep. Jaret Gibbons speaks at a bill signing with Gov. Tom Wolf on legislation, commonly referred to as “Daniel’s Law,” which increases the penalty for texting while driving accidents that result in a severe injury or death.



Gibbons Speaks on Passage of Daniel's Law

Rep. Jaret Gibbons speaks at a bill signing with Gov. Tom Wolf on legislation, commonly referred to as “Daniel’s Law,” which increases the penalty for texting while driving accidents that result in a severe injury or death.

Reps. John Galloway and Marc Gergely join others as Governor Tom Wolf signs a bill providing 44,000 additional people with unemployment insurance and makes cost-saving changes to pay for it.

Reps. John Galloway and Marc Gergely join others as Governor Tom Wolf signs a bill providing 44,000 additional people with unemployment insurance and makes cost-saving changes to pay for it.



Gov. Wolf Signs Unemployment Insurance Bill

Reps. John Galloway and Marc Gergely join others as Governor Tom Wolf signs a bill providing 44,000 additional people with unemployment insurance and makes cost-saving changes to pay for it.

Gov. Tom Wolf is congratulated by lawmakers and advocates as he signs a package of bills into law to give the state more tools in the ongoing fight against heroin and opioid abuse.

Gov. Tom Wolf is congratulated by lawmakers and advocates as he signs a package of bills into law to give the state more tools in the ongoing fight against heroin and opioid abuse.



Gov. Wolf Signs Bills To Combat Drug Crisis

Gov. Tom Wolf is congratulated by lawmakers and advocates as he signs a package of bills into law to give the state more tools in the ongoing fight against heroin and opioid abuse.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle come together to show support for October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle come together to show support for October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle come together to show support for October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss the findings of a report on afterschool programs, which makes it abundantly clear that investment in afterschool programs benefit the students, their families and our community as a whole.

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss the findings of a report on afterschool programs, which makes it abundantly clear that investment in afterschool programs benefit the students, their families and our community as a whole.



Wheatley Comments on the Benefits of Afterschool Programs

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks at a Harrisburg news conference to discuss the findings of a report on afterschool programs, which makes it abundantly clear that investment in afterschool programs benefit the students, their families and our community as a whole.

Rep. Ed Neilson speaks at a press conference in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol to highlight October as Dyslexia Awareness Month as Senator Mario Scavello looks on.

Rep. Ed Neilson speaks at a press conference in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol to highlight October as Dyslexia Awareness Month as Senator Mario Scavello looks on.



Dyslexia Awareness Month

Rep. Ed Neilson speaks at a press conference in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol to highlight October as Dyslexia Awareness Month as Senator Mario Scavello looks on.

Rep. Steve Santarsiero is pleased to welcome the players and coaches from the Yardley Makefield Girls Soccer Team, which recently won the under 17 United States Youth Soccer Association National Championship.

Rep. Steve Santarsiero is pleased to welcome the players and coaches from the Yardley Makefield Girls Soccer Team, which recently won the under 17 United States Youth Soccer Association National Championship.



Santarsiero Welcomes Championship Soccer Team

Rep. Steve Santarsiero is pleased to welcome the players and coaches from the Yardley Makefield Girls Soccer Team, which recently won the under 17 United States Youth Soccer Association National Championship.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee listed to Dr. Kenneth Martz, special assistant to the secretary, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, talk about treatment options for the opioid epidemic sweeping the state.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee listed to Dr. Kenneth Martz, special assistant to the secretary, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, talk about treatment options for the opioid epidemic sweeping the state.



Policy Committee Hears Testimony on Opioid Abuse Treatment

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee listed to Dr. Kenneth Martz, special assistant to the secretary, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, talk about treatment options for the opioid epidemic sweeping the state.

Gov. Tom Wolf presents proposals to a joint session of the General Assembly to combat the ongoing opioid and heroin drug problem in Pennsylvania.

Gov. Tom Wolf presents proposals to a joint session of the General Assembly to combat the ongoing opioid and heroin drug problem in Pennsylvania.



Gov. Wolf Comments on Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Tom Wolf presents proposals to a joint session of the General Assembly to combat the ongoing opioid and heroin drug problem in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Mark Rozzi stands with advocates, survivors and other members of the General Assembly at a news conference to call on Republican House leadership to run a statute of limitations reform bill that was significantly weakened by the Senate in June through the removal of a retroactive provision that would have permitted some victims to file civil actions against their abusers that otherwise would have been barred by the statute of limitations.

Rep. Mark Rozzi stands with advocates, survivors and other members of the General Assembly at a news conference to call on Republican House leadership to run a statute of limitations reform bill that was significantly weakened by the Senate in June through the removal of a retroactive provision that would have permitted some victims to file civil actions against their abusers that otherwise would have been barred by the statute of limitations.



Rozzi Calls For Action on Statute of Limitations Reform Bill

Rep. Mark Rozzi stands with advocates, survivors and other members of the General Assembly at a news conference to call on Republican House leadership to run a statute of limitations reform bill that was significantly weakened by the Senate in June through the removal of a retroactive provision that would have permitted some victims to file civil actions against their abusers that otherwise would have been barred by the statute of limitations.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by his colleagues from the legislative PA HOPE Caucus as he calls for funding, support and educational efforts to combat Pennsylvania’s growing opioid epidemic.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by his colleagues from the legislative PA HOPE Caucus as he calls for funding, support and educational efforts to combat Pennsylvania’s growing opioid epidemic.



Day of HOPE Rally

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by his colleagues from the legislative PA HOPE Caucus as he calls for funding, support and educational efforts to combat Pennsylvania’s growing opioid epidemic.

Rallying support for his legislation that would provide on-the-job safety protections to public employees, Erie state Rep. Pat Harkins speaks at a news conference on the Jake Schwab Worker's Safety Bill.

Rallying support for his legislation that would provide on-the-job safety protections to public employees, Erie state Rep. Pat Harkins speaks at a news conference on the Jake Schwab Worker's Safety Bill.



Harkins Speaks on Worker's Safety Bill

Rallying support for his legislation that would provide on-the-job safety protections to public employees, Erie state Rep. Pat Harkins speaks at a news conference on the Jake Schwab Worker's Safety Bill.

A moment of silence is held during the Sixth Annual Pennsylvania EMS Memorial Service, to honor and remember EMS providers lost in the line of duty.

A moment of silence is held during the Sixth Annual Pennsylvania EMS Memorial Service, to honor and remember EMS providers lost in the line of duty.



Annual EMS Memorial Service

A moment of silence is held during the Sixth Annual Pennsylvania EMS Memorial Service, to honor and remember EMS providers lost in the line of duty.

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chair of the House Liquor Control Committee, joins Gov. Tom Wolf in the rolling launch of wine sales in grocery sales in Pennsylvania, bringing convenience to customers and more jobs and revenue to the state.

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chair of the House Liquor Control Committee, joins Gov. Tom Wolf in the rolling launch of wine sales in grocery sales in Pennsylvania, bringing convenience to customers and more jobs and revenue to the state.



Grocery Store Wine Sales

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chair of the House Liquor Control Committee, joins Gov. Tom Wolf in the rolling launch of wine sales in grocery sales in Pennsylvania, bringing convenience to customers and more jobs and revenue to the state.

Rep. Patty Kim speaks at an informational session she hosted on the recently enacted “Second Chance Law” for ex-offenders, offering up information about the state’s new criminal record expungement process and the pardon process.

Rep. Patty Kim speaks at an informational session she hosted on the recently enacted “Second Chance Law” for ex-offenders, offering up information about the state’s new criminal record expungement process and the pardon process.



Rep. Kim Hosts Info Session On Second Chance Law

Rep. Patty Kim speaks at an informational session she hosted on the recently enacted “Second Chance Law” for ex-offenders, offering up information about the state’s new criminal record expungement process and the pardon process.

Reps. Dom Costa, Bryan Barbin, and Frank Burns listen to testimony on proposed legislation that would establish eight regional detox centers throughout Pennsylvania which would aid in the effort to address the recent heroin and opioid epidemic sweeping the state.

Reps. Dom Costa, Bryan Barbin, and Frank Burns listen to testimony on proposed legislation that would establish eight regional detox centers throughout Pennsylvania which would aid in the effort to address the recent heroin and opioid epidemic sweeping the state.



Hearing to Establish Regional Detox Centers

Reps. Dom Costa, Bryan Barbin, and Frank Burns listen to testimony on proposed legislation that would establish eight regional detox centers throughout Pennsylvania which would aid in the effort to address the recent heroin and opioid epidemic sweeping the state.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee listen to and gather information at a public hearing on the heroin and opioid epidemic that is sweeping the state.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee listen to and gather information at a public hearing on the heroin and opioid epidemic that is sweeping the state.



Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Public Hearing

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee listen to and gather information at a public hearing on the heroin and opioid epidemic that is sweeping the state.

Senator John Wozniak joins Rep. Frank Burns and members of PFC Thomas A. Cooney family in a bridge naming ceremony.  The bridge over Route 22 will be named the Cooney Road bridge as an honor to PFC Cooney, a Silver Star recipient who was killed in action during World War II.

Senator John Wozniak joins Rep. Frank Burns and members of PFC Thomas A. Cooney family in a bridge naming ceremony. The bridge over Route 22 will be named the Cooney Road bridge as an honor to PFC Cooney, a Silver Star recipient who was killed in action during World War II.



Burns Names Bridge To Honor WW II Veteran

Senator John Wozniak joins Rep. Frank Burns and members of PFC Thomas A. Cooney family in a bridge naming ceremony. The bridge over Route 22 will be named the Cooney Road bridge as an honor to PFC Cooney, a Silver Star recipient who was killed in action during World War II.

Rep. Frank Burns receives support for his Blue Lives Matter legislation, which would make assault on a law enforcement officer a hate crime in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Frank Burns receives support for his Blue Lives Matter legislation, which would make assault on a law enforcement officer a hate crime in Pennsylvania.



Blue Lives Matter

Rep. Frank Burns receives support for his Blue Lives Matter legislation, which would make assault on a law enforcement officer a hate crime in Pennsylvania.

Reps. Chris Sainato, Paul Costa, and Ed Gainey listen to a testifier speak on the impacts that blight has across the state at a joint House and Senate Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg.

Reps. Chris Sainato, Paul Costa, and Ed Gainey listen to a testifier speak on the impacts that blight has across the state at a joint House and Senate Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg.



Impacts of Blight in PA

Reps. Chris Sainato, Paul Costa, and Ed Gainey listen to a testifier speak on the impacts that blight has across the state at a joint House and Senate Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg.

Members of the House Democratic and Republican Policy Committees, along with members of the HOPE Caucus, participate in a public hearing in Pittsburgh with experts from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny County Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, and members of the Attorney General's Office to hear testimony on the heroin and opioid overdose crisis sweeping the state.

Members of the House Democratic and Republican Policy Committees, along with members of the HOPE Caucus, participate in a public hearing in Pittsburgh with experts from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny County Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, and members of the Attorney General's Office to hear testimony on the heroin and opioid overdose crisis sweeping the state.



Opioid Crisis Public Hearing

Members of the House Democratic and Republican Policy Committees, along with members of the HOPE Caucus, participate in a public hearing in Pittsburgh with experts from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny County Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, and members of the Attorney General's Office to hear testimony on the heroin and opioid overdose crisis sweeping the state.

Rep. Brandon Neuman presents a Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal to a veteran of the Korean War in appreciation of their service and sacrifice.

Rep. Brandon Neuman presents a Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal to a veteran of the Korean War in appreciation of their service and sacrifice.



Neuman Hosts Korean War Veterans Ceremony

Rep. Brandon Neuman presents a Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal to a veteran of the Korean War in appreciation of their service and sacrifice.

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at his public forum on the issue of heroin and opioid addiction and discussed ways to work together with area law enforcement, health care professionals, and drug and addiction specialists to combat the epidemic.

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at his public forum on the issue of heroin and opioid addiction and discussed ways to work together with area law enforcement, health care professionals, and drug and addiction specialists to combat the epidemic.



Costa Comments on Drug Epidemic

Rep. Dom Costa speaks at his public forum on the issue of heroin and opioid addiction and discussed ways to work together with area law enforcement, health care professionals, and drug and addiction specialists to combat the epidemic.

Rep. Rob Matzie joins Gov. Tom Wolf for a roundtable discussion on how Beaver County’s workforce and infrastructure can prepare for the construction of the Shell ethane cracker plant expected to deliver thousands of construction jobs and thousands of operational and ancillary jobs to the region.

Rep. Rob Matzie joins Gov. Tom Wolf for a roundtable discussion on how Beaver County’s workforce and infrastructure can prepare for the construction of the Shell ethane cracker plant expected to deliver thousands of construction jobs and thousands of operational and ancillary jobs to the region.



Matzie Joins Wolf For Cracker Plant Discussion

Rep. Rob Matzie joins Gov. Tom Wolf for a roundtable discussion on how Beaver County’s workforce and infrastructure can prepare for the construction of the Shell ethane cracker plant expected to deliver thousands of construction jobs and thousands of operational and ancillary jobs to the region.

It was bittersweet for Rep. Pete Daley as he hosted his 8th, and final, Kidz Fair.  Rep. Daley is retiring this fall after 33 years in public service.

It was bittersweet for Rep. Pete Daley as he hosted his 8th, and final, Kidz Fair. Rep. Daley is retiring this fall after 33 years in public service.



Daley Hosts Final Kidz Fair

It was bittersweet for Rep. Pete Daley as he hosted his 8th, and final, Kidz Fair. Rep. Daley is retiring this fall after 33 years in public service.

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a bridge-naming and remembrance ceremony recognizing Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel, who was killed in the line of duty in February 1982.

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a bridge-naming and remembrance ceremony recognizing Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel, who was killed in the line of duty in February 1982.



Burns Honors Fallen State Trooper

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a bridge-naming and remembrance ceremony recognizing Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel, who was killed in the line of duty in February 1982.

Rep. Pam Snyder hosted a ceremony to congratulate the West Greene High School Girls Softball team for winning the WPIAL Class A Championship, and finishing with the silver medal in the PIAA Class A Champion game.

Rep. Pam Snyder hosted a ceremony to congratulate the West Greene High School Girls Softball team for winning the WPIAL Class A Championship, and finishing with the silver medal in the PIAA Class A Champion game.



Snyder Congratulates West Greene Softball Champs

Rep. Pam Snyder hosted a ceremony to congratulate the West Greene High School Girls Softball team for winning the WPIAL Class A Championship, and finishing with the silver medal in the PIAA Class A Champion game.

Rep. Dan Frankel, the House Democratic chairman of the Women's Health Caucus, calls for Pennsylvania to put women's health first and repeal a strict abortion law to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Rep. Dan Frankel, the House Democratic chairman of the Women's Health Caucus, calls for Pennsylvania to put women's health first and repeal a strict abortion law to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.



Frankel Calls For Repeal Of Abortion Law

Rep. Dan Frankel, the House Democratic chairman of the Women's Health Caucus, calls for Pennsylvania to put women's health first and repeal a strict abortion law to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody is joined by Appropriations Committee Democratic Chairman Joe Markosek and Republican leaders at a news conference shortly after the House passed a $31.55 billion General Fund budget that boosts education funding and avoids broad-based tax increases.

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody is joined by Appropriations Committee Democratic Chairman Joe Markosek and Republican leaders at a news conference shortly after the House passed a $31.55 billion General Fund budget that boosts education funding and avoids broad-based tax increases.



Dermody Comments On 2016-2017 Budget

Democratic Leader Frank Dermody is joined by Appropriations Committee Democratic Chairman Joe Markosek and Republican leaders at a news conference shortly after the House passed a $31.55 billion General Fund budget that boosts education funding and avoids broad-based tax increases.

Governor Tom Wolf joins Rep. Ed Gainey in welcoming members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to Harrisburg. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities.

Governor Tom Wolf joins Rep. Ed Gainey in welcoming members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to Harrisburg. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities.



Gainey Welcomes Pittsburgh BMe

Governor Tom Wolf joins Rep. Ed Gainey in welcoming members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to Harrisburg. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities.

Reps. Pete Schweyer and Nick Kotik listen as Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski comments on his bill that would establish a Kinship Navigator Pilot Program to determine the needs of kinship caregivers, focusing on grandparents raising grandchildren, and assess the feasibility of establishing a statewide Kinship Navigator Program.

Reps. Pete Schweyer and Nick Kotik listen as Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski comments on his bill that would establish a Kinship Navigator Pilot Program to determine the needs of kinship caregivers, focusing on grandparents raising grandchildren, and assess the feasibility of establishing a statewide Kinship Navigator Program.



Pashinski Remarks On Kinship Navigator Pilot Program

Reps. Pete Schweyer and Nick Kotik listen as Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski comments on his bill that would establish a Kinship Navigator Pilot Program to determine the needs of kinship caregivers, focusing on grandparents raising grandchildren, and assess the feasibility of establishing a statewide Kinship Navigator Program.

Numerous PA House Democrats and Republicans, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, listen as Democratic Leader Frank Dermody discusses legislative efforts to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania.

Numerous PA House Democrats and Republicans, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, listen as Democratic Leader Frank Dermody discusses legislative efforts to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania.



Dermody Comment On Opioid Crisis In PA

Numerous PA House Democrats and Republicans, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, listen as Democratic Leader Frank Dermody discusses legislative efforts to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Dan Frankel stands with Gov. Tom Wolf, House colleagues, and other advocates at an Equality PA news conference to call on the legislature to pass equal protections for LGBT citizens.

Rep. Dan Frankel stands with Gov. Tom Wolf, House colleagues, and other advocates at an Equality PA news conference to call on the legislature to pass equal protections for LGBT citizens.



Frankel Calls For Equal LGBT Protections

Rep. Dan Frankel stands with Gov. Tom Wolf, House colleagues, and other advocates at an Equality PA news conference to call on the legislature to pass equal protections for LGBT citizens.

Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Pete Schweyer welcome Allentown School District students to Harrisburg, who participate in a free after-school musical program called El Sistema, which provides instruments and lessons to youth in poorer neighborhoods.

Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Pete Schweyer welcome Allentown School District students to Harrisburg, who participate in a free after-school musical program called El Sistema, which provides instruments and lessons to youth in poorer neighborhoods.



Allentown El Sistema Students

Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Pete Schweyer welcome Allentown School District students to Harrisburg, who participate in a free after-school musical program called El Sistema, which provides instruments and lessons to youth in poorer neighborhoods.

Lawmakers from across the state welcome Girl Gov students, all of whom travelled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women’s history & leadership.

Lawmakers from across the state welcome Girl Gov students, all of whom travelled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women’s history & leadership.



Girl Gov 2016

Lawmakers from across the state welcome Girl Gov students, all of whom travelled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women’s history & leadership.

Rep. Vanessa Brown and Speaker Mike Turzai welcome His Imperial Majesty, from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitatn Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, and his wife, the Queen, to Harrisburg.

Rep. Vanessa Brown and Speaker Mike Turzai welcome His Imperial Majesty, from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitatn Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, and his wife, the Queen, to Harrisburg.



Brown Welcomes Nigerian Imperial Majesty

Rep. Vanessa Brown and Speaker Mike Turzai welcome His Imperial Majesty, from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitatn Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, and his wife, the Queen, to Harrisburg.

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky is joined by House colleagues and advocates, including Moms Clean Air Force, PennFuture, and the Sierra Club, to discuss ways to stop the slew of dangerous legislation threatening the safety of the environment.

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky is joined by House colleagues and advocates, including Moms Clean Air Force, PennFuture, and the Sierra Club, to discuss ways to stop the slew of dangerous legislation threatening the safety of the environment.



Krueger-Braneky Speaks Out Against Environmentally Dangerous Legislation

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky is joined by House colleagues and advocates, including Moms Clean Air Force, PennFuture, and the Sierra Club, to discuss ways to stop the slew of dangerous legislation threatening the safety of the environment.

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, is joined by many of his colleagues, including Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and Democratic Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, to watch Gov. Tom Wolf sign a bill modernizing and expanding wine sales in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, is joined by many of his colleagues, including Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and Democratic Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, to watch Gov. Tom Wolf sign a bill modernizing and expanding wine sales in Pennsylvania.



Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Expanding Wine Sales

Rep. Paul Costa, the Democratic Chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, is joined by many of his colleagues, including Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and Democratic Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, to watch Gov. Tom Wolf sign a bill modernizing and expanding wine sales in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Greg Vitali welcomes and honors the National Champion Villanova University men's basketball team with a citation on the House floor.

Rep. Greg Vitali welcomes and honors the National Champion Villanova University men's basketball team with a citation on the House floor.



Vitali Honors Villanova National Champs

Rep. Greg Vitali welcomes and honors the National Champion Villanova University men's basketball team with a citation on the House floor.

Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis welcomes students and faculty from Houston Elementary School, as well as artists from Live Connection, to highlight the impact of high quality arts programs in schools.

Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis welcomes students and faculty from Houston Elementary School, as well as artists from Live Connection, to highlight the impact of high quality arts programs in schools.



Positive Impact Of Arts Programs In Schools

Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis welcomes students and faculty from Houston Elementary School, as well as artists from Live Connection, to highlight the impact of high quality arts programs in schools.

Rep. Dan Miller speaks at a disability funding rally in Harrisburg, calling for cuts to human services be restored.

Rep. Dan Miller speaks at a disability funding rally in Harrisburg, calling for cuts to human services be restored.



Miller Speaks At Disability Funding Rally

Rep. Dan Miller speaks at a disability funding rally in Harrisburg, calling for cuts to human services be restored.

Rep. Bill Keller speaks at a dedication ceremony in Philadelphia to rename the portion of Columbus Boulevard as the William J. Guarnere and Edward 'Babe' Heffron Memorial Boulevard.  Both men, now deceased, served during WW II with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division. Their stories were chronicled in the 2001 miniseries 'Band of Brothers,' which highlighted Easy Company’s missions during World War II.

Rep. Bill Keller speaks at a dedication ceremony in Philadelphia to rename the portion of Columbus Boulevard as the William J. Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron Memorial Boulevard. Both men, now deceased, served during WW II with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division. Their stories were chronicled in the 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers," which highlighted Easy Company’s missions during World War II.



Keller Dedicates The William J. Guarnere And Edward "Babe" Heffron Memorial Boulevard

Rep. Bill Keller speaks at a dedication ceremony in Philadelphia to rename the portion of Columbus Boulevard as the William J. Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron Memorial Boulevard. Both men, now deceased, served during WW II with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division. Their stories were chronicled in the 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers," which highlighted Easy Company’s missions during World War II.

Gov. Tom Wolf signs into law a measure authored by Rep. Maria Donatucci designed to better protect the identity of victims, witnesses, and other people placing 911 calls.

Gov. Tom Wolf signs into law a measure authored by Rep. Maria Donatucci designed to better protect the identity of victims, witnesses, and other people placing 911 calls.



Gov. Wolf Signs Donatucci’s 911 Privacy Bill Into Law

Gov. Tom Wolf signs into law a measure authored by Rep. Maria Donatucci designed to better protect the identity of victims, witnesses, and other people placing 911 calls.

The female members of the Pennsylvania House come together to raise awareness for lung cancer, which is the number one cancer killer of women in the United States, during Women's Lung Health Week.

The female members of the Pennsylvania House come together to raise awareness for lung cancer, which is the number one cancer killer of women in the United States, during Women's Lung Health Week.



Womens Lung Health Week 2016

The female members of the Pennsylvania House come together to raise awareness for lung cancer, which is the number one cancer killer of women in the United States, during Women's Lung Health Week.

Rep. Pamela DeLissio speaks at a Harrisburg news conference on legislation to help military members, veterans, and their spouses, who already hold teaching certificates, to reinstate their state certification.

Rep. Pamela DeLissio speaks at a Harrisburg news conference on legislation to help military members, veterans, and their spouses, who already hold teaching certificates, to reinstate their state certification.



Legislation To Speed Up Military Veterans, Spouses' Return To Classroom

Rep. Pamela DeLissio speaks at a Harrisburg news conference on legislation to help military members, veterans, and their spouses, who already hold teaching certificates, to reinstate their state certification.

Rep. Jaret Gibbons speaks at a rally with members of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) about his legislation that would stiffen penalties for distracted driving.

Rep. Jaret Gibbons speaks at a rally with members of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) about his legislation that would stiffen penalties for distracted driving.



Gibbons Speaks At ABATE Rally

Rep. Jaret Gibbons speaks at a rally with members of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) about his legislation that would stiffen penalties for distracted driving.

Rep. Leanna Krueger-Braneky was joined by Governor Tom Wolf for a hearing on the opioid crisis sweeping across Pennsylvania.

Rep. Leanna Krueger-Braneky was joined by Governor Tom Wolf for a hearing on the opioid crisis sweeping across Pennsylvania.



Opioid Crisis Roundtable Discussion

Rep. Leanna Krueger-Braneky was joined by Governor Tom Wolf for a hearing on the opioid crisis sweeping across Pennsylvania.

Rep. Joe Petrarca speaks at a Capitol news conference to discuss two bills that would institute cross-reporting measures for child and animal abuse.  Joining Rep. Petrarca are Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, Cathy Palm of the Center for Children's Justice of Pennsylvania, and Kristen Tullo of the Humane Society of the United States.

Rep. Joe Petrarca speaks at a Capitol news conference to discuss two bills that would institute cross-reporting measures for child and animal abuse.  Joining Rep. Petrarca are Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, Cathy Palm of the Center for Children's Justice of Pennsylvania, and Kristen Tullo of the Humane Society of the United States.



Petrarca Speaks On Cross-Reporting Measures For Child And Animal Abuse

Rep. Joe Petrarca speaks at a Capitol news conference to discuss two bills that would institute cross-reporting measures for child and animal abuse.  Joining Rep. Petrarca are Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, Cathy Palm of the Center for Children's Justice of Pennsylvania, and Kristen Tullo of the Humane Society of the United States.

Rep. Mark Rozzi hosts a special panel discussion on statutes of limitation reform efforts in Pennsylvania. Pictured with Rep. Rozzi are Phil Saviano, a Boston survivor of Catholic clergy abuse depicted in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight”, and Patricia Dailey Lewis, executive director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.

Rep. Mark Rozzi hosts a special panel discussion on statutes of limitation reform efforts in Pennsylvania. Pictured with Rep. Rozzi are Phil Saviano, a Boston survivor of Catholic clergy abuse depicted in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight”, and Patricia Dailey Lewis, executive director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.



Rozzi Hosts Spotlight on Statutes of Limitation Reform Panel

Rep. Mark Rozzi hosts a special panel discussion on statutes of limitation reform efforts in Pennsylvania. Pictured with Rep. Rozzi are Phil Saviano, a Boston survivor of Catholic clergy abuse depicted in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight”, and Patricia Dailey Lewis, executive director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.

Rep. Madeleine Dean and DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn participate in the annual Bike To Work event, which serves as a way to get closer to nature, as well as keeping down pollution and congestion on roadways.

Rep. Madeleine Dean and DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn participate in the annual Bike To Work event, which serves as a way to get closer to nature, as well as keeping down pollution and congestion on roadways.



Dean Participates in Bike To Work Week

Rep. Madeleine Dean and DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn participate in the annual Bike To Work event, which serves as a way to get closer to nature, as well as keeping down pollution and congestion on roadways.

Rep. Dan Miller speaks at his news conference where he introduced legislation that would require a mental health, or brain health, check-up that would at minimum include a depression screening for each student in Pennsylvania by age 14.

Rep. Dan Miller speaks at his news conference where he introduced legislation that would require a mental health, or brain health, check-up that would at minimum include a depression screening for each student in Pennsylvania by age 14.



Miller Brain Health Checkup News Conference

Rep. Dan Miller speaks at his news conference where he introduced legislation that would require a mental health, or brain health, check-up that would at minimum include a depression screening for each student in Pennsylvania by age 14.

Gov. Tom Wolf makes remarks at the Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust at the State Capitol, which is held yearly during the Days of Remembrance to honor the memories of the millions of people who died during the Holocaust.

Gov. Tom Wolf makes remarks at the Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust at the State Capitol, which is held yearly during the Days of Remembrance to honor the memories of the millions of people who died during the Holocaust.



Gov. Wolf Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust Remarks

Gov. Tom Wolf makes remarks at the Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust at the State Capitol, which is held yearly during the Days of Remembrance to honor the memories of the millions of people who died during the Holocaust.

After hearing security concerns voiced by corrections officers at Fayette County’s 2,000-inmate state prison, state Reps. Pam Snyder and Tim. Mahoney announce they will introduce legislation requiring each guard to carry a small canister of aerosol pepper spray.

After hearing security concerns voiced by corrections officers at Fayette County’s 2,000-inmate state prison, state Reps. Pam Snyder and Tim. Mahoney announce they will introduce legislation requiring each guard to carry a small canister of aerosol pepper spray.



Lawmakers Tour SCI-Fayette

After hearing security concerns voiced by corrections officers at Fayette County’s 2,000-inmate state prison, state Reps. Pam Snyder and Tim. Mahoney announce they will introduce legislation requiring each guard to carry a small canister of aerosol pepper spray.

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky teamed up with the Sisters of St. Francis and Moms Clean Air Force at a press conference to call on the legislature to allow new gas drilling regulations to pass.

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky teamed up with the Sisters of St. Francis and Moms Clean Air Force at a press conference to call on the legislature to allow new gas drilling regulations to pass.



Krueger-Braneky Calls for New Gas Drilling Regulations

Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky teamed up with the Sisters of St. Francis and Moms Clean Air Force at a press conference to call on the legislature to allow new gas drilling regulations to pass.

Rep. Bill Kortz calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.

Rep. Bill Kortz calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.



Kortz Calls for Increased Civics Education

Rep. Bill Kortz calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.

Members of the PA House watch as a flower is placed on a wreath during the annual Police Memorial Service honoring the memory of all law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty throughout Pennsylvania.

Members of the PA House watch as a flower is placed on a wreath during the annual Police Memorial Service honoring the memory of all law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty throughout Pennsylvania.



Annual FOP Memorial Service

Members of the PA House watch as a flower is placed on a wreath during the annual Police Memorial Service honoring the memory of all law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty throughout Pennsylvania.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Bill Kortz joining Governor Tom Wolf in welcoming USA National Miss Pennsylvania Susan Fancsali to the Capitol.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Bill Kortz joining Governor Tom Wolf in welcoming USA National Miss Pennsylvania Susan Fancsali to the Capitol.



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Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Bill Kortz joining Governor Tom Wolf in welcoming USA National Miss Pennsylvania Susan Fancsali to the Capitol.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Cherelle Parker and Members of the Philadelphia Delegation with the family of fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Joyce Craig to mark the House's passage of a resolution offered in remembrance of Lt. Craig - the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia.  This resolution is a tribute to the commitment, dedication, leadership and sacrifice Lt. Craig exhibited as a member of the city’s fire department. Her untimely death is a tragic loss not only for her family, friends and colleagues, but for the entire city of Philadelphia.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Cherelle Parker and Members of the Philadelphia Delegation with the family of fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Joyce Craig to mark the House's passage of a resolution offered in remembrance of Lt. Craig - the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia. This resolution is a tribute to the commitment, dedication, leadership and sacrifice Lt. Craig exhibited as a member of the city’s fire department. Her untimely death is a tragic loss not only for her family, friends and colleagues, but for the entire city of Philadelphia.



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Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Cherelle Parker and Members of the Philadelphia Delegation with the family of fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Joyce Craig to mark the House's passage of a resolution offered in remembrance of Lt. Craig - the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia. This resolution is a tribute to the commitment, dedication, leadership and sacrifice Lt. Craig exhibited as a member of the city’s fire department. Her untimely death is a tragic loss not only for her family, friends and colleagues, but for the entire city of Philadelphia.

Our Photo of the Day features students from Antietam Middle-Senior High School visiting the Capitol with Rep. Mark Rozzi and Governor Tom Wolf.

Our Photo of the Day features students from Antietam Middle-Senior High School visiting the Capitol with Rep. Mark Rozzi and Governor Tom Wolf.



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Our Photo of the Day features students from Antietam Middle-Senior High School visiting the Capitol with Rep. Mark Rozzi and Governor Tom Wolf.

Rep. Dan Miller is joined by a number of his Allegheny County colleagues on a legislative panel highlighting what is being done by various governing bodies to move the conversation on mental health issues forward and push for greater awareness.  The panel wrapped up the second day of Rep. Miller’s second annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.

Rep. Dan Miller is joined by a number of his Allegheny County colleagues on a legislative panel highlighting what is being done by various governing bodies to move the conversation on mental health issues forward and push for greater awareness. The panel wrapped up the second day of Rep. Miller’s second annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.



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Rep. Dan Miller is joined by a number of his Allegheny County colleagues on a legislative panel highlighting what is being done by various governing bodies to move the conversation on mental health issues forward and push for greater awareness. The panel wrapped up the second day of Rep. Miller’s second annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit.

Today's Photo of the Day shows Rep. Dan Miller and Rep. Brandon Neuman meeting with participants at Rep. Miller's Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit. The event is designed to aid children with mental issues and physical disabilities in accessing helpful programs and services.

Today's Photo of the Day shows Rep. Dan Miller and Rep. Brandon Neuman meeting with participants at Rep. Miller's Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit. The event is designed to aid children with mental issues and physical disabilities in accessing helpful programs and services.



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Today's Photo of the Day shows Rep. Dan Miller and Rep. Brandon Neuman meeting with participants at Rep. Miller's Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit. The event is designed to aid children with mental issues and physical disabilities in accessing helpful programs and services.

During House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings, Rep. Ed Gainey listens to the testimony of Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

During House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings, Rep. Ed Gainey listens to the testimony of Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.



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During House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings, Rep. Ed Gainey listens to the testimony of Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

Rep. Joe Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Throughout March, Chairman Markosek will help oversee hearings on Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal.

Rep. Joe Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Throughout March, Chairman Markosek will help oversee hearings on Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal.



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Rep. Joe Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Throughout March, Chairman Markosek will help oversee hearings on Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal.

Our Photo of the Day features student musicians who came to the Capitol as part of Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski's effort marking Music In Our Schools Day.

Our Photo of the Day features student musicians who came to the Capitol as part of Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski's effort marking Music In Our Schools Day.



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Our Photo of the Day features student musicians who came to the Capitol as part of Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski's effort marking Music In Our Schools Day.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Kevin Schreiber and Governor Tom Wolf as Rep. Schreiber prepares to serve on the committee to escort the governor to the House Floor for the budget address.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Kevin Schreiber and Governor Tom Wolf as Rep. Schreiber prepares to serve on the committee to escort the governor to the House Floor for the budget address.



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Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Kevin Schreiber and Governor Tom Wolf as Rep. Schreiber prepares to serve on the committee to escort the governor to the House Floor for the budget address.

Our Photo of the Day features the bipartisan effort to save the lives of children by Rep. Mike Schlossberg and PA State Rep. Becky Corbin as they try to end philosophical exemptions for vaccinations.

Our Photo of the Day features the bipartisan effort to save the lives of children by Rep. Mike Schlossberg and PA State Rep. Becky Corbin as they try to end philosophical exemptions for vaccinations.



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Our Photo of the Day features the bipartisan effort to save the lives of children by Rep. Mike Schlossberg and PA State Rep. Becky Corbin as they try to end philosophical exemptions for vaccinations.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Ed Gainey celebrating Black History Month with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Ed Gainey celebrating Black History Month with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.



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Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Ed Gainey celebrating Black History Month with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Chris Sainato, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, at this morning's news event with the American Red Cross urging citizens to be prepared when disaster strikes.

Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Chris Sainato, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, at this morning's news event with the American Red Cross urging citizens to be prepared when disaster strikes.



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Our Photo of the Day features Rep. Chris Sainato, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, at this morning's news event with the American Red Cross urging citizens to be prepared when disaster strikes.

Today's Photo of the Day reminds us just how beautiful the Capitol building can be during the wintertime.

Today's Photo of the Day reminds us just how beautiful the Capitol building can be during the wintertime.



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Today's Photo of the Day reminds us just how beautiful the Capitol building can be during the wintertime.

Our Photo of the Day takes us to the House Floor as the former Marines serving in the House honor Iwo Jima Veteran Mahlon Fink as part of ceremonies marking the 70th Anniversary of that fateful battle.  From left to right Rep. Jake Wheatley, Mr. Fink, Rep. Harry Readshaw, Rep. Neal Goodman, Rep. Hal English.

Our Photo of the Day takes us to the House Floor as the former Marines serving in the House honor Iwo Jima Veteran Mahlon Fink as part of ceremonies marking the 70th Anniversary of that fateful battle. From left to right Rep. Jake Wheatley, Mr. Fink, Rep. Harry Readshaw, Rep. Neal Goodman, Rep. Hal English.



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Our Photo of the Day takes us to the House Floor as the former Marines serving in the House honor Iwo Jima Veteran Mahlon Fink as part of ceremonies marking the 70th Anniversary of that fateful battle. From left to right Rep. Jake Wheatley, Mr. Fink, Rep. Harry Readshaw, Rep. Neal Goodman, Rep. Hal English.

Our Photo of the Day takes us to the hundreds of people who marched to the Capitol demanding a fair day's wage for a hard day's work.

Our Photo of the Day takes us to the hundreds of people who marched to the Capitol demanding a fair day's wage for a hard day's work.



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Our Photo of the Day takes us to the hundreds of people who marched to the Capitol demanding a fair day's wage for a hard day's work.

Pennsylvania's OWN Super Bowl Champions! Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood and Rep. Stephen Kinsey welcome Germantown's Northwest Raiders, the 2014 Pop Warner National Super Bowl Champions, to the State Capitol. The team was also honored with a House Resolution celebrating their achievement!

Pennsylvania's OWN Super Bowl Champions! Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood and Rep. Stephen Kinsey welcome Germantown's Northwest Raiders, the 2014 Pop Warner National Super Bowl Champions, to the State Capitol. The team was also honored with a House Resolution celebrating their achievement!



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Pennsylvania's OWN Super Bowl Champions! Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood and Rep. Stephen Kinsey welcome Germantown's Northwest Raiders, the 2014 Pop Warner National Super Bowl Champions, to the State Capitol. The team was also honored with a House Resolution celebrating their achievement!

Pet owners are reminded to renew their dog’s license for 2015. All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed on an annual basis in Pennsylvania.   <a href='http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/agwebsite/ProgramDetail.aspx?name=PA-Dog-Licensing-&navid=12&palid=100'>http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/agwebsite/ProgramDetail.aspx?name=PA-Dog-Licensing-&navid=12&palid=100</a>

Pet owners are reminded to renew their dog’s license for 2015. All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed on an annual basis in Pennsylvania. http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/agwebsite/ProgramDetail.aspx?name=PA-Dog-Licensing-&navid=12&palid=100



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Pet owners are reminded to renew their dog’s license for 2015. All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed on an annual basis in Pennsylvania. http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/agwebsite/ProgramDetail.aspx?name=PA-Dog-Licensing-&navid=12&palid=100

Photo of the Day – It’s a snowy day at the Capitol.

Photo of the Day – It’s a snowy day at the Capitol.



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Photo of the Day – It’s a snowy day at the Capitol.

Photo of the day. Governor Tom Wolf takes the Oath of Office.

Photo of the day. Governor Tom Wolf takes the Oath of Office.



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Photo of the day. Governor Tom Wolf takes the Oath of Office.

Our Photo of the Day is of a tree planted in Capitol Park honoring the life, the service and the sacrifice of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in making a better world for all of us.

Our Photo of the Day is of a tree planted in Capitol Park honoring the life, the service and the sacrifice of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in making a better world for all of us.



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Our Photo of the Day is of a tree planted in Capitol Park honoring the life, the service and the sacrifice of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in making a better world for all of us.

Our Photo of the Day celebrates the often-imitated, never-duplicated, undefeated, undisputed Champion of the World, the Farm Show Milkshake!

Our Photo of the Day celebrates the often-imitated, never-duplicated, undefeated, undisputed Champion of the World, the Farm Show Milkshake!



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Our Photo of the Day celebrates the often-imitated, never-duplicated, undefeated, undisputed Champion of the World, the Farm Show Milkshake!

Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the Legislative Dairy Showmanship competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. You still have until Saturday at 5 p.m. to stop by, see the animals, try the delicious food, and support PA agriculture!

Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the Legislative Dairy Showmanship competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. You still have until Saturday at 5 p.m. to stop by, see the animals, try the delicious food, and support PA agriculture!



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Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the Legislative Dairy Showmanship competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. You still have until Saturday at 5 p.m. to stop by, see the animals, try the delicious food, and support PA agriculture!

Our Photo of the Day takes you to the Sheep-to-Shawl demonstration showing how skilled artisans turn raw wool into fashion on the spot.

Our Photo of the Day takes you to the Sheep-to-Shawl demonstration showing how skilled artisans turn raw wool into fashion on the spot.



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Our Photo of the Day takes you to the Sheep-to-Shawl demonstration showing how skilled artisans turn raw wool into fashion on the spot.

Our Photo of the Day takes you up close and personal with one of the equine athletes competing at the carriage races at the PA Farm Show.

Our Photo of the Day takes you up close and personal with one of the equine athletes competing at the carriage races at the PA Farm Show.



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Our Photo of the Day takes you up close and personal with one of the equine athletes competing at the carriage races at the PA Farm Show.

Our Photo of the Day takes us to the PA Farm Show and introduces us to some alpacas in dire need of a haircut...and that haircut will result in lots of top-quality fur that will be transformed into warm clothes Made In PA.

Our Photo of the Day takes us to the PA Farm Show and introduces us to some alpacas in dire need of a haircut...and that haircut will result in lots of top-quality fur that will be transformed into warm clothes Made In PA.



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Our Photo of the Day takes us to the PA Farm Show and introduces us to some alpacas in dire need of a haircut...and that haircut will result in lots of top-quality fur that will be transformed into warm clothes Made In PA.

Our Photo of the Day reminds us once again that today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day so we can thank the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us every day.

Our Photo of the Day reminds us once again that today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day so we can thank the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us every day.



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Our Photo of the Day reminds us once again that today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day so we can thank the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us every day.

Our Photo of the Day is the unveiling of the annual Butter Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show!  The show itself kicks off this weekend and, as always, admission is free! Check out www.farmshow.state.pa.us for more information

Our Photo of the Day is the unveiling of the annual Butter Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show! The show itself kicks off this weekend and, as always, admission is free! Check out www.farmshow.state.pa.us for more information



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Our Photo of the Day is the unveiling of the annual Butter Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show! The show itself kicks off this weekend and, as always, admission is free! Check out www.farmshow.state.pa.us for more information

Our Photo of the Day returns us to the House Floor for swearing in as Appropriations Chairman Rep. Joe Markosek, Freshman Rep. Leslie Acosta, Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody and Freshman Rep. Peter Schweyer share a moment on this important day.

Our Photo of the Day returns us to the House Floor for swearing in as Appropriations Chairman Rep. Joe Markosek, Freshman Rep. Leslie Acosta, Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody and Freshman Rep. Peter Schweyer share a moment on this important day.



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Our Photo of the Day returns us to the House Floor for swearing in as Appropriations Chairman Rep. Joe Markosek, Freshman Rep. Leslie Acosta, Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody and Freshman Rep. Peter Schweyer share a moment on this important day.

Today's photo of the day takes us to the state Capitol, where House lawmakers took the oath of office to convene the 199th session of the General Assembly. The state constitution mandates the legislature convene at noon on the first Tuesday of January.

Today's photo of the day takes us to the state Capitol, where House lawmakers took the oath of office to convene the 199th session of the General Assembly. The state constitution mandates the legislature convene at noon on the first Tuesday of January.



2015-16 swearing-in ceremony

Today's photo of the day takes us to the state Capitol, where House lawmakers took the oath of office to convene the 199th session of the General Assembly. The state constitution mandates the legislature convene at noon on the first Tuesday of January.

The Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Thursday, December 4.

The Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Thursday, December 4.



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The Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Thursday, December 4.

A good time was had by all at Rep. Parker's annual holiday lighting ceremony

A good time was had by all at Rep. Parker's annual holiday lighting ceremony



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A good time was had by all at Rep. Parker's annual holiday lighting ceremony

The U.S. Navy's held ceremony at the State Capitol marking the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The U.S. Navy's held ceremony at the State Capitol marking the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.



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The U.S. Navy's held ceremony at the State Capitol marking the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

State Rep. Michelle Brownlee, D-Philadelphia, holds a Warming Up With Brownlee event at her constituents services office in December.

State Rep. Michelle Brownlee, D-Philadelphia, holds a Warming Up With Brownlee event at her constituents services office in December.



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State Rep. Michelle Brownlee, D-Philadelphia, holds a Warming Up With Brownlee event at her constituents services office in December.

State Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney recently conducted his annual Christmas Toy Drive to benefit clients of Fayette County Children and Youth Services. Donors who visited his Uniontown constituent service office got to meet Santa Claus, while helping fill a bus full of toys for needy children.

State Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney recently conducted his annual Christmas Toy Drive to benefit clients of Fayette County Children and Youth Services. Donors who visited his Uniontown constituent service office got to meet Santa Claus, while helping fill a bus full of toys for needy children.



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State Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney recently conducted his annual Christmas Toy Drive to benefit clients of Fayette County Children and Youth Services. Donors who visited his Uniontown constituent service office got to meet Santa Claus, while helping fill a bus full of toys for needy children.

A public celebration with the lighting of the Pennsylvania Menorah is held in the East Wing of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

A public celebration with the lighting of the Pennsylvania Menorah is held in the East Wing of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.



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A public celebration with the lighting of the Pennsylvania Menorah is held in the East Wing of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

State Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney (left) recently presented Vincent Weaver III with a House citation recognizing his receipt of the Power of Work Award from Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Pennsylvania. A graduate of Uniontown Area Senior High School (1974) and Edinboro University (1979), Weaver opened Vinny’s Hair Design in 1983 and overcame substance abuse over two decades ago.

State Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney (left) recently presented Vincent Weaver III with a House citation recognizing his receipt of the Power of Work Award from Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Pennsylvania. A graduate of Uniontown Area Senior High School (1974) and Edinboro University (1979), Weaver opened Vinny’s Hair Design in 1983 and overcame substance abuse over two decades ago.



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State Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney (left) recently presented Vincent Weaver III with a House citation recognizing his receipt of the Power of Work Award from Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Pennsylvania. A graduate of Uniontown Area Senior High School (1974) and Edinboro University (1979), Weaver opened Vinny’s Hair Design in 1983 and overcame substance abuse over two decades ago.

The Capitol Christmas Tree.

The Capitol Christmas Tree.



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The Capitol Christmas Tree.

Rep. Paul Costa's District Office Open House as Rep. Costa meets with citizens and local officials.

Rep. Paul Costa's District Office Open House as Rep. Costa meets with citizens and local officials.



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Rep. Paul Costa's District Office Open House as Rep. Costa meets with citizens and local officials.

Our Photo of the Day features the Piper Family on the Floor of the House of Representatives after Rep. Mike Hanna's bill naming the Piper Cub Pennsylvania's Official State Aircraft is signed into law.

Our Photo of the Day features the Piper Family on the Floor of the House of Representatives after Rep. Mike Hanna's bill naming the Piper Cub Pennsylvania's Official State Aircraft is signed into law.



Piper Family on House Floor

Our Photo of the Day features the Piper Family on the Floor of the House of Representatives after Rep. Mike Hanna's bill naming the Piper Cub Pennsylvania's Official State Aircraft is signed into law.

Newly elected House Democratic Leadership Team in the majestic Main Rotunda of the Capitol.

Newly elected House Democratic Leadership Team in the majestic Main Rotunda of the Capitol.



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Newly elected House Democratic Leadership Team in the majestic Main Rotunda of the Capitol.

Today's photo of the day features Jim Getty as Lincoln at the Civil War Ball held in the Capitol Rotunda. The ball benefits the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project, which Rep. Readshaw founded in 1997 after reading about the deterioration of the more than 1,000 monuments in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Today's photo of the day features Jim Getty as Lincoln at the Civil War Ball held in the Capitol Rotunda. The ball benefits the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project, which Rep. Readshaw founded in 1997 after reading about the deterioration of the more than 1,000 monuments in the Gettysburg National Military Park.



Jim Getty as Lincoln

Today's photo of the day features Jim Getty as Lincoln at the Civil War Ball held in the Capitol Rotunda. The ball benefits the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project, which Rep. Readshaw founded in 1997 after reading about the deterioration of the more than 1,000 monuments in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Our Photo of the Day is all about the gorgeous Capitol Dome and the changing of the seasons

Our Photo of the Day is all about the gorgeous Capitol Dome and the changing of the seasons



Capitol Dome

Our Photo of the Day is all about the gorgeous Capitol Dome and the changing of the seasons

Ahead of Veterans Day tomorrow, our Photo of the Day keeps us here in Harrisburg, where Rep. Patty Kim recently hosted a veterans recognition ceremony to honor all those who've served our country. Thank you to our men and women in uniform -- past and present -- who have made great sacrifices so that we may all be free.

Ahead of Veterans Day tomorrow, our Photo of the Day keeps us here in Harrisburg, where Rep. Patty Kim recently hosted a veterans recognition ceremony to honor all those who've served our country. Thank you to our men and women in uniform -- past and present -- who have made great sacrifices so that we may all be free.



Rep Patty Kim's veterans recognition ceremony

Ahead of Veterans Day tomorrow, our Photo of the Day keeps us here in Harrisburg, where Rep. Patty Kim recently hosted a veterans recognition ceremony to honor all those who've served our country. Thank you to our men and women in uniform -- past and present -- who have made great sacrifices so that we may all be free.

Our Photo of the Day takes us to York and Rep. Kevin Schreiber's Career Fair bringing together private and public employers for 'one-stop-shopping' to help job seekers get a great career

Our Photo of the Day takes us to York and Rep. Kevin Schreiber's Career Fair bringing together private and public employers for "one-stop-shopping" to help job seekers get a great career



Rep. Kevin Schreiber's Career Fair

Our Photo of the Day takes us to York and Rep. Kevin Schreiber's Career Fair bringing together private and public employers for "one-stop-shopping" to help job seekers get a great career

Today's Photo of the Day honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition teams up with the state Dept. of General Services to turn the Capitol fountain pink. It's a way to honor all those who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, including the more than 232,000 women who will be diagnosed with the disease this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Today's Photo of the Day honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition teams up with the state Dept. of General Services to turn the Capitol fountain pink. It's a way to honor all those who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, including the more than 232,000 women who will be diagnosed with the disease this year, according to the American Cancer Society.



Capitol fountain Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today's Photo of the Day honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition teams up with the state Dept. of General Services to turn the Capitol fountain pink. It's a way to honor all those who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, including the more than 232,000 women who will be diagnosed with the disease this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Rep. Maria Donatucci helps to dedicate the bridge named in honor of her late husband and predecessor as state Representative , the Honorable Robert C. Donatucci.

Rep. Maria Donatucci helps to dedicate the bridge named in honor of her late husband and predecessor as state Representative , the Honorable Robert C. Donatucci.



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Rep. Maria Donatucci helps to dedicate the bridge named in honor of her late husband and predecessor as state Representative , the Honorable Robert C. Donatucci.

POW/MIA Ceremony at the State Capitol Building, and reminds us that we need to thank our Veterans for our freedom every day, not just on this Veteran's Day.

POW/MIA Ceremony at the State Capitol Building, and reminds us that we need to thank our Veterans for our freedom every day, not just on this Veteran's Day.



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POW/MIA Ceremony at the State Capitol Building, and reminds us that we need to thank our Veterans for our freedom every day, not just on this Veteran's Day.

Rep. Bill Kortz takes part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-refurbished William D. Mansfield Bridge connecting the three municipalities of Dravosburg, McKeesport & Glassport.

Rep. Bill Kortz takes part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-refurbished William D. Mansfield Bridge connecting the three municipalities of Dravosburg, McKeesport & Glassport.



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Rep. Bill Kortz takes part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-refurbished William D. Mansfield Bridge connecting the three municipalities of Dravosburg, McKeesport & Glassport.

A fall day at the Capitol Complex pictures the K. Leroy Irvis Office Building -- this building was named to honor former Speaker of the House Irvis, the first African-American Speaker in any state.

A fall day at the Capitol Complex pictures the K. Leroy Irvis Office Building -- this building was named to honor former Speaker of the House Irvis, the first African-American Speaker in any state.



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A fall day at the Capitol Complex pictures the K. Leroy Irvis Office Building -- this building was named to honor former Speaker of the House Irvis, the first African-American Speaker in any state.