PA House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus celebrates step forward in state’s nondiscrimination policies

(13 hours ago)

“Pursuing legislation to make these important protections permanent remains one of our top priorities in the General Assembly, and it will be until they are enshrined in our state law. We look forward to championing the PA Fairness Act among other bills to make Pennsylvania equitable for all.” Read more

 

Krajewski elected as vice chair to Sentencing Commission

(13 hours ago)

“In this new role as vice chair, I hope to bring my experience as a community organizer to this role. I believe I offer an important and unique community perspective both from my experience as an organizer advocating in the criminal legal space, and as someone who has family who have been involved in this system." Read more

 

Rabb, Miller announce legislation to prevent union busting using public funds

(13 hours ago)

Modeled after similar legislation in New Mexico, the legislation would amend the Public Employee Relations Act to prohibit public and state-related employers from spending taxpayer dollars for union avoidance or union busting services or activities. Read more

 

McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(19 hours ago)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 8 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.): Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware): Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the area’s first full-day kindergarten programs. She later ran for township commissioner Read more

 

Philadelphia House Delegation praises the release of Brittney Griner from Russian prison

(1 day ago)

“I applaud President Biden and his administration for their diligent work on Brittney Griner’s behalf. We look forward to the approximately 50 other Americans, including Paul Whelan and others who are being unjustly detained overseas, to be released so they can come home to their loving families once and for all.” Read more

 

Bizzarro welcomes new leaders to House Democratic Policy team

(1 day ago)

Information about the House Democratic Policy Committee and its Subcommittees can be found at pahouse.com/policy.  Read more

 

PA House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauds move to adopt nondiscrimination protections

(1 day ago)

“It’s 2022 and Pennsylvania still has no law on the books to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals, a situation which is completely unacceptable and, quite frankly, embarrassing." Read more

 

State Rep. Summer Lee resigns from Pennsylvania House of Representatives following historic election to Congress

(1 day ago)

The trailblazing leader from North Braddock began her tenure in the state House in 2018, defeating a 20-year incumbent to become the first Black woman from southwestern Pennsylvania ever elected to the General Assembly. Read more

 

Rep. Austin Davis resigns from Pennsylvania House

(Dec 07, 2022)

Davis said he will deeply miss working with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle but is also looking forward to continuing his work on behalf of his fellow Pennsylvanians as the state’s first Black lieutenant governor. Read more

 

McClinton sworn in as House Majority Leader

(Dec 07, 2022)

“After more than a decade of Republican management, today is a fresh start. A day for new leaders, new perspectives and new collegiality. I am confident that together we can do amazing things to advance our commonwealth.” Read more

 

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

(Dec 05, 2022)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program (Funding Source: FY 2022 School Safety and Security Grant Program Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education (not-for profit), and for-profit organizations. Use : Read more

 

PA House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus issues statement on World AIDS Day

(Dec 01, 2022)

“We cannot allow this horrible disease to continue to disproportionately affect our communities. Our caucus is committed to working with medical professionals, LGBTQ+ advocates, elected officials and anyone who cares about AIDS to keep LGBTQ+ individuals safe from this horrible disease.” Read more

 

Guzman praises closing of controversial center for immigrants

(Dec 01, 2022)

“I’m glad that this facility is finally closed. This long-awaited moment is the result of a lot of work and the joint effort of the community. This is very rewarding because I embraced this battle as my mission,” Guzman said. Read more

 

Philadelphia House Delegation expresses condolences after passing of Milton Street

(Nov 29, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 28 – The Philadelphia House Delegation today released the following statement regarding the passing of former state Sen. Milton Street. “We are deeply saddened by the death of Senator Milton Street, brother of former Philadelphia Mayor John Street and uncle to current state Sen. Sharif Street. Street always showcased an unwavering passion to serve our community, leaving behind a trail of countless contributions to our city. “Leadership and kindness were two of the main traits of former Sen. Street, who also was a tireless activist for the underprivileged. “We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, colleagues and friends. May his legacy be an inspiration for future generations.” Read more

 

Frankel, Muth to hand off LGBTQ+ Caucus Leadership

(Nov 29, 2022)

Current LGBTQ+ Caucus members Malcolm Kenyatta and Jessica Benham will serve as co-chairs of the caucus in the new legislative session and will continue the work of fighting for legislation that will protect sexual and gender minorities from hate crimes, discrimination and harm from scientifically rejected “treatments” designed to change them. Read more

 

Rabb announces election integrity legislation

(Nov 28, 2022)

This legislation would give the new board the ability to perform oversight and combat election disinformation, ensuring that candidates for public office accept election results. Read more

 

Rabb announces legislation to assist municipalities in establishing green banks

(Nov 28, 2022)

As part of the federal government’s Inflation Reduction Act, the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will go toward providing financial assistance to green banks, which are nonprofit organizations focused on the deployment of low- and zero-emission products, technologies and services. Read more

 

PLBC statement on passing of former state Sen. Milton Street

(Nov 28, 2022)

“The PLBC sends its most heartfelt condolences to the Street family on the passing of Senator Milton Street. He came from humble beginnings and was an entrepreneur who worked hard to have a successful business and advocate for similar businesses, ultimately taking him to the state’s General Assembly." Read more

 

Rabb highlights Native-centered legislation for Native American Heritage Month

(Nov 22, 2022)

Rabb said he is highlighting his spate of Native-centered legislation in November, which is Native American Heritage month, to bring awareness to the continuing and widespread disregard for indigenous peoples, their history and culture, and the misappropriation thereof and how Pennsylvania can substantively right these wrongs. Read more

 

Pennsylvania’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change Can Lead the Way for the World

(Nov 21, 2022)

It is crucial that states like Pennsylvania be a part of the climate solution equation because we can craft policy in a way that accounts for regional and state-specific climate impacts. Read more

 

PA House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus celebrates step forward in state’s nondiscrimination policies
13 hours ago

Krajewski elected as vice chair to Sentencing Commission
13 hours ago

Rabb, Miller announce legislation to prevent union busting using public funds
13 hours ago

McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus
19 hours ago

Philadelphia House Delegation praises the release of Brittney Griner from Russian prison
1 day ago

Bizzarro welcomes new leaders to House Democratic Policy team
1 day ago

PA House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauds move to adopt nondiscrimination protections
1 day ago

State Rep. Summer Lee resigns from Pennsylvania House of Representatives following historic election to Congress
1 day ago

Rep. Austin Davis resigns from Pennsylvania House
Dec 07, 2022

McClinton sworn in as House Majority Leader
Dec 07, 2022

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Dec 05, 2022

PA House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus issues statement on World AIDS Day
Dec 01, 2022

Guzman praises closing of controversial center for immigrants
Dec 01, 2022

Philadelphia House Delegation expresses condolences after passing of Milton Street
Nov 29, 2022

Frankel, Muth to hand off LGBTQ+ Caucus Leadership
Nov 29, 2022

Rabb announces election integrity legislation
Nov 28, 2022

Rabb announces legislation to assist municipalities in establishing green banks
Nov 28, 2022

PLBC statement on passing of former state Sen. Milton Street
Nov 28, 2022

Rabb highlights Native-centered legislation for Native American Heritage Month
Nov 22, 2022

Pennsylvania’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change Can Lead the Way for the World
Nov 21, 2022