Innamorato and Muth call on Wolf administration to finish the job after incomplete announcement on radioactive landfill testing requirement

(1 day ago)

If passed, Innamorato and Muth’s legislation would help keep harmful toxins out of Pennsylvania’s waterways and drinking water supplies across the state. Read more

 

The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale

(1 day ago)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee for a look at how Millvale is crafting sustainable community solutions that could be models for the rest of the state. Read more

 

O’Mara’s and Southeast Delegation members’ calls for higher-quality care in PA nursing homes recognized by Wolf administration

(Jul 22, 2021)

“Residents of long-term care facilities are burdened by this antiquated minimum established by the commonwealth. By increasing the amount of care they receive each day, we can simultaneously address the high turnover rate and consistent understaffing of Pennsylvania’s nursing homes and work toward creating manageable workloads that deliver high-quality care to residents,” O’Mara said. Read more

 

New federal report highlights exemptions for oil and gas companies are leading to harmful radioactivity exposure

(Jul 21, 2021)

“Current testing standards are insufficient and nebulous. This loophole allows the dangerous and radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry to flow untreated into our water sources,” Innamorato said. “The report from the NRDC demonstrates that, if left unchanged, the hazardous waste loophole will continue to have detrimental effects on our communities.” Read more

 

Snyder to introduce legislation to fund broadband

(Jul 21, 2021)

Snyder’s measure would place $500 million from Pennsylvania’s share of American Rescue Plan funds into the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding program to fund broadband expansion efforts in unserved and underserved areas across the state. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities

(Jul 20, 2021)

Read about grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Kosierowski named to Healthcare Power 100 List

(Jul 19, 2021)

“It’s an honor to join the ranks of so many incredible people on this list,” Kosierowski said. “Our intention from the beginning has been to aid residents across the commonwealth in obtaining the most transparent and timely information about the vaccines while facing challenges like vaccine supply and vaccination options.” Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders blast social media troll for comparing Black lawmakers to rioters attacking the U.S. Capitol

(Jul 19, 2021)

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila, and Legislative Black Caucus Chair Donna Bullock, D-Phila., issued the following statement today after an elected official trolled social media for attention by comparing Black lawmakers to the insurrectionists who invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Read more

 

Development and transparency in digital currencies focus of Nelson’s House Democratic Policy Committee

(Jul 19, 2021)

Nelson recently established the bipartisan House Emerging Technologies Caucus in Pennsylvania and has an extensive background in finance and technology. He brought together a cast of world-renowned digital currency experts to inform the committee on what is blockchain and cryptocurrency and how Pennsylvania can position itself as a leader in adapting new technologies. Read more

 

Guest Opinion: Medical cannabis is medicine, and we must protect patients, like me, who need it to manage their medical conditions

(Jul 15, 2021)

A column by state Rep. Chris Rabb about medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rabb lauds passage of Act 37 of 2021, which includes his language making worker cooperatives eligible for micro-enterprise lending program

(Jul 14, 2021)

“Ensuring that start-up worker cooperatives are eligible to participate in the program affirms the importance of democratic community economics.” Read more

 

Protecting workers, environmental impacts focus of House Democratic Policy Committee tour

(Jul 13, 2021)

Delaware County State Representatives Brian Kirkland and Jennifer O’Mara hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee and heard from both Monroe Energy officials and the steelworkers about the cumbersome burden Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program place on operations. Read more

 

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy

(Jul 12, 2021)

State Representatives Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski today hosted a public hearing to discuss the need for drastic reforms to drive down the costs of prescription drugs for the well-being of Pennsylvanians who rely on medications for an improved quality of life. Read more

 

Frankel hails impending Biden order targeting noncompete clauses

(Jul 08, 2021)

As Democratic chairman of the Health Committee, Frankel has seen these unfair contracts become the industry standard within healthcare. Read more

 

Ciresi bill would fund pandemic recovery trauma-informed training for teachers

(Jul 01, 2021)

“Now more than ever, we need schools and teachers to be educated on how the pandemic may have further impacted ACEs in their students and how they can better assist students in handling this unforeseen and widespread traumatic experience.” Read more

 

Kinsey, Guzman to introduce bill that would mandate encoding ammunition for retail sale with serial numbers in Pa.

(Jul 01, 2021)

The bill would also require manufacturers to provide the serial numbers to the Pennsylvania State Police, who would be responsible for keeping a database on all encoded ammunition sold in Pennsylvania and allow law enforcement to easily trace the ownership of any ammunition involved in a crime. Read more

 

NCAA athletes in Pa. granted control over name, image, likeness

(Jul 01, 2021)

With Gov. Tom Wolf’s signing of Act 26 of 2021, college athletes in Pennsylvania were given control over their name, image, and likeness. Much of the language for this provision of the bill was based off the PA Fair Pay for Play Act proposal, introduced earlier this year by Reps. Ed Gainey and Dan Miller, both D-Allegheny. Read more

 

Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House

(Jun 30, 2021)

H.R. 113 says that previous national infrastructure banks established by Congress were instrumental in financing roads, bridges, canals, roadways, schools, hospitals and power systems. It goes on to say that a NIB that partners with state and local governments can supply the needed financing to bring infrastructure to a state of good repair. Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 29, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Innamorato and Muth call on Wolf administration to finish the job after incomplete announcement on radioactive landfill testing requirement
1 day ago

The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale
1 day ago

O’Mara’s and Southeast Delegation members’ calls for higher-quality care in PA nursing homes recognized by Wolf administration
Jul 22, 2021

New federal report highlights exemptions for oil and gas companies are leading to harmful radioactivity exposure
Jul 21, 2021

Snyder to introduce legislation to fund broadband
Jul 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities
Jul 20, 2021

Kosierowski named to Healthcare Power 100 List
Jul 19, 2021

House Democratic Leaders blast social media troll for comparing Black lawmakers to rioters attacking the U.S. Capitol
Jul 19, 2021

Development and transparency in digital currencies focus of Nelson’s House Democratic Policy Committee
Jul 19, 2021

Guest Opinion: Medical cannabis is medicine, and we must protect patients, like me, who need it to manage their medical conditions
Jul 15, 2021

Rabb lauds passage of Act 37 of 2021, which includes his language making worker cooperatives eligible for micro-enterprise lending program
Jul 14, 2021

Protecting workers, environmental impacts focus of House Democratic Policy Committee tour
Jul 13, 2021

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy
Jul 12, 2021

Frankel hails impending Biden order targeting noncompete clauses
Jul 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities
Jul 07, 2021

Ciresi bill would fund pandemic recovery trauma-informed training for teachers
Jul 01, 2021

Kinsey, Guzman to introduce bill that would mandate encoding ammunition for retail sale with serial numbers in Pa.
Jul 01, 2021

NCAA athletes in Pa. granted control over name, image, likeness
Jul 01, 2021

Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House
Jun 30, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 29, 2021