McClinton joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity

(19 hours ago)

The Senate and House Democrats will work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to create grant programs for the $10 million in available funding to benefit statewide health care facilities and community-based organizations. Read more

 

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions

(May 16, 2022)

“Local governments and public officials should not be using public dollars to campaign, especially when it relates to questions that impact that local government,” Burns said. Read more

 

Kim: Higher wages for higher costs

(May 13, 2022)

Kim is fighting for a budget that returns money back to the people who need it the most. Read more

 

Snyder seeks to exempt seniors age 70+ from jury duty

(May 11, 2022)

The current law allows seniors to apply for permanent jury duty exemption at age 75, while Snyder’s new bill would automatically stop any state resident age 70 or older from being called to serve. Read more

 

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County

(May 11, 2022)

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

 

Longietti receives ‘Legislative Excellence in Caring’ award from early education commission

(May 10, 2022)

Longietti – who co-chairs the bipartisan, bicameral Pennsylvania Legislative Early Childhood Education Caucus and is Democratic chairman of the state House Education Committee – said he was honored to be recognized by the commission because he is a strong supporter of the group’s work. Read more

 

Howard: It’s past time to encode reproductive rights into PA law

(May 10, 2022)

We must join our neighbors in New Jersey and Delaware in enshrining reproductive rights here in Pennsylvania. This is why I introduced HB 733 last year, which would finally and rightfully encode Roe v. Wade’s protections into Pennsylvania law. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 10, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Living in a digital world not easy for older Pennsylvanians

(May 10, 2022)

A 2021 Pew Research study found that 67% of adults 65 or older said they use the internet, but that rate drops to only 14% for seniors 80 or older, leading to a gap in access to many modern-day access and convenience the digital world provides. Read more

 

Shusterman: Ghost guns kill real people; It's past time to address their use

(May 09, 2022)

Gun violence affects lives across the commonwealth every day. We can’t wait any longer for responsible firearm reform – to both protect the rights of responsible gun owners and to prevent more tragedies from occurring. Read more

 

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production

(May 09, 2022)

“Pennsylvania has a tremendous economic opportunity here in Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia specifically to benefit from responsibly grown hemp,” said Burgos. Read more

 

Hearing explores what happens without PA School Audit Bureau

(May 04, 2022)

“Without an auditing function, Pennsylvania could lose billions of dollars because of malfeasance or improper allocation of funds in our schools,” said Ciresi. “If we don't have experts auditing our institutions, it’s going to be impossible to ensure fiscal responsibility throughout our Commonwealth.” Read more

 

Madden: The fight for women's reproductive rights continues

(May 03, 2022)

Here in Pennsylvania, I am an ally to all who stand for decency and equity. That is MY choice, and I am damn proud of it. Read more

 

Burgos introduces legislation to prevent Russian businesses from profiting off medical cannabis industry in Pa. 

(May 03, 2022)

“It is crucial that we work as a body to ensure no Pennsylvania government programs are utilized to benefit those who are complicit in the Russian war effort,” Burgos said. “We must take every effort to support Ukraine in their struggle against this unprovoked Russian invasion.” Read more

 

Frankel: No equality without reproductive freedom

(May 03, 2022)

“Access to abortion allows women to protect their health, their futures, their families. Access to abortion keeps women alive." Read more

 

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets

(May 03, 2022)

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

 

Fitzgerald unveils bold plan to curb gun violence in Philly

(May 02, 2022)

Fitzgerald said the Safe Communities Grant Program would help increase safety in areas that currently are unlit or are without surveillance cameras. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Opioids and Treatment Options

(May 02, 2022)

During the hearing, lawmakers heard testimony from people impacted by the opioid epidemic, health experts, addiction management specialists and law enforcement. Read more

 

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education

(May 02, 2022)

“We urge Republicans holding the majority in both legislative chambers to join us in supporting the governor’s plan for fair and adequate school funding, making our children and the communities that support them the number one investment in this year’s budget." Read more

 

Harris releases statement on passing of former state Rep. Harold James

(Apr 30, 2022)

“I’m thankful that I was fortunate enough to know Representative James as well as I did. He was a shining example of selfless service to not only his community, but his city and his nation. I’m praying for his family and hoping their memories of him will comfort them and stay in their heart as they deal with his tragic loss.” Read more

 

McClinton joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity
19 hours ago

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions
May 16, 2022

Kim: Higher wages for higher costs
May 13, 2022

Snyder seeks to exempt seniors age 70+ from jury duty
May 11, 2022

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County
May 11, 2022

Longietti receives ‘Legislative Excellence in Caring’ award from early education commission
May 10, 2022

Howard: It’s past time to encode reproductive rights into PA law
May 10, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 10, 2022

Living in a digital world not easy for older Pennsylvanians
May 10, 2022

Shusterman: Ghost guns kill real people; It's past time to address their use
May 09, 2022

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production
May 09, 2022

Hearing explores what happens without PA School Audit Bureau
May 04, 2022

Madden: The fight for women's reproductive rights continues
May 03, 2022

Burgos introduces legislation to prevent Russian businesses from profiting off medical cannabis industry in Pa. 
May 03, 2022

Frankel: No equality without reproductive freedom
May 03, 2022

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets
May 03, 2022

Fitzgerald unveils bold plan to curb gun violence in Philly
May 02, 2022

Policy Hearing: Opioids and Treatment Options
May 02, 2022

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education
May 02, 2022

Harris releases statement on passing of former state Rep. Harold James
Apr 30, 2022