Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum

(Sep 29, 2021)

Joining Burgos on the bill are state Reps. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, and Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. Read more

 

Freeman bill would establish tutoring program in all Pa. public schools

(Sep 29, 2021)

“Tutoring is a time-honored and cost-effective way to enhance academic performance for the student being tutored and the student who serves as a tutor,” said Freeman, D-Northampton. Read more

 

Samuelson and Thomas bill to raise PACENET prescription income limits approved by committee

(Sep 28, 2021)

The bill would increase enrollment for the state's Prescription Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier, known as PACENET, by about 20,000 and raise income limits to $33,500 for a single person and $41,500 for a married couple. Read more

 

Kenyatta, Rabb introduce bill to limit military equipment going to local law enforcement

(Sep 28, 2021)

Tear gas and rubber ammo are the types of items law enforcement agencies would be limited in acquiring from federal military surplus, and local police would be required to maintain a database and be approved by local authorities. Read more

 

Dawkins statement on Rep. Boyle

(Sep 28, 2021)

Anyone suffering from a mental health crisis in Philadelphia is encouraged to call 215-685-6440 any time of day. Pennsylvanians may also use the PA Support & referral Helpline at 1-855-284-2494. Read more

 

Wheatley, Frankel introduce bill to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana

(Sep 28, 2021)

This bill, to be known as H.B. 2050, would make it legal for anyone 21 and older to purchase and consume recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.

(Sep 27, 2021)

“Diaper Need Awareness Week should serve as a reminder to all of us that a lack of diapers for infants and toddlers, and incontinence products for adults, is a public health issue that needs to be addressed.” Read more

 

PLBC condemns book bans at start of national Banned Books Week

(Sep 27, 2021)

“This fearmongering has parents and school districts scrambling to stop something that doesn’t exist. Part of the negative effect of this overreaching response is children are kept from reading books that reflect their diverse school community and world around them." Read more

 

Wheatley, Lewis DelRosso Introduce Legislation to Offer Small Business Opportunities for Everyone in Pennsylvania

(Sep 27, 2021)

Reps. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) and Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) have introduced legislation designed to encourage minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses to bid for and compete in state and local government bidding opportunities. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities

(Sep 27, 2021)

Review the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!

(Sep 24, 2021)

We, the undersigned, are rallying our citizens to demand that Congress respond to this crisis in a way which is appropriate: The establishment of a large, $5 trillion National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in HR 3339, which is before the current session of Congress. Read more

 

O’Mara, Stephens to reintroduce Extreme Risk Protective Order bill during Suicide Prevention Month

(Sep 24, 2021)

“We know laws like this work,” O’Mara said. “We have the data from other states to prove it. Where enacted, suicide rates have declined, giving individuals the critical time needed to find resources for the help they need. It is well documented that placing time between an individual in crisis and a means to harm themselves or others results in those individuals finding better outcomes then ending their lives, or the lives of others.” Read more

 

Sanchez: Constitutional amendments are better determined during high voter turnout elections

(Sep 22, 2021)

Constitutional amendments need to be scrutinized by a large cross-section of voters. High levels of voter participation would help ensure the changes made truly represent the will and voice of the people. Read more

 

DeLuca demands answers from PA Turnpike Commission about more than $104 million in uncollected tolls

(Sep 21, 2021)

“This uncollected revenue is especially concerning to me because it may have been captured if the Turnpike had continued employing the approximately 500 fare-collection workers who were laid off in 2020 during the transition to electronic tolling,” said DeLuca, the Democratic chairman of the House Insurance Committee. Read more

 

Rabb, Polinchock introduce bill to remove DUI penalties for legal medical cannabis use

(Sep 21, 2021)

“I believe that people with a medical need for cannabis, who have acted courageously to seek help for their medical condition and have been granted use of medical cannabis, should be protected from DUI penalties for their legal medical cannabis use,” Rabb said. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation exempting injured and decorated veterans from vehicle registration fees

(Sep 21, 2021)

According to Ciresi, this exemption would not only help eligible veterans directly, but also their communities and loved ones by easing the financial challenges veterans face when returning from active duty. Read more

 

Frankel joins nearly 900 state legislators to express support for abortion rights

(Sep 21, 2021)

“My name is on this brief because Mississippi’s fight is also Pennsylvania’s fight: The anti-choice movement is on a relentless march to turn back the clock, and we cannot miss a single opportunity to stop them,” Frankel said. Read more

 

Burns' military tuition bill passes key Senate committee, heads to full chamber for vote

(Sep 21, 2021)

Burns’ H.B. 941 would ensure military families are guaranteed the in-state tuition rate as soon as a student enrolls or registers at a community college or submits an enrollment deposit to a four-year public college or university, even if their military parent is later reassigned to another state. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities

(Sep 21, 2021)

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

 

House Democrats to Republican colleagues: ‘Stop the charade’

(Sep 20, 2021)

“Republican legislators could help everyone by joining us in encouraging vaccinations and other health and safety measures so kids can stay in school, parents can stay at work and hospitals can remain accessible for routine healthcare. Instead, they’ve focused on hindering the state’s recovery at nearly every turn and prolonging these hardships by now refusing to recognize that Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support masking in schools." Read more

 

Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum
Sep 29, 2021

Freeman bill would establish tutoring program in all Pa. public schools
Sep 29, 2021

Samuelson and Thomas bill to raise PACENET prescription income limits approved by committee
Sep 28, 2021

Kenyatta, Rabb introduce bill to limit military equipment going to local law enforcement
Sep 28, 2021

Dawkins statement on Rep. Boyle
Sep 28, 2021

Wheatley, Frankel introduce bill to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana
Sep 28, 2021

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.
Sep 27, 2021

PLBC condemns book bans at start of national Banned Books Week
Sep 27, 2021

Wheatley, Lewis DelRosso Introduce Legislation to Offer Small Business Opportunities for Everyone in Pennsylvania
Sep 27, 2021

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities
Sep 27, 2021

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!
Sep 24, 2021

O’Mara, Stephens to reintroduce Extreme Risk Protective Order bill during Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 24, 2021

Sanchez: Constitutional amendments are better determined during high voter turnout elections
Sep 22, 2021

DeLuca demands answers from PA Turnpike Commission about more than $104 million in uncollected tolls
Sep 21, 2021

Rabb, Polinchock introduce bill to remove DUI penalties for legal medical cannabis use
Sep 21, 2021

Ciresi introduces legislation exempting injured and decorated veterans from vehicle registration fees
Sep 21, 2021

Frankel joins nearly 900 state legislators to express support for abortion rights
Sep 21, 2021

Burns' military tuition bill passes key Senate committee, heads to full chamber for vote
Sep 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities
Sep 21, 2021

House Democrats to Republican colleagues: ‘Stop the charade’
Sep 20, 2021