Ciresi introduces legislation allowing limited wineries to partner with BYOBs

(Sep 17, 2021)

Ciresi, who has made the promotion and protection of small businesses a cornerstone of his role as state representative for the 146th District, said his legislation will benefit BYOB establishments, small Pennsylvania wineries and Pennsylvania dining patrons. Read more

 

Mullery introduces bill to ensure burial grounds receive necessary care

(Sep 17, 2021)

“Cemeteries are meant to be a beautiful and peaceful place to lay our loved ones to rest, but unfortunately some burial grounds end up overrun with plants, weeds and crumbling tombstones because they lack the necessary care that those interred within deserve,” Mullery said. Read more

 

Schweyer: PA Republican election clown show must end

(Sep 16, 2021)

In our state, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were crafted, the GOP sideshow has been a complete embarrassment. But now that very circus is putting your personal data at risk, and enough is enough. Read more

 

Davis to introduce legislation to reinstate, fund Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

(Sep 16, 2021)

Davis said while the federal government ceased funding the PUA directly, the state legislature can and must step in to resume this critical program. He said his proposed legislation would utilize unspent American Rescue Plan dollars to fully fund the PUA program through the end of the year. Read more

 

Mullery introduces meatpacking and food processing worker protection legislation

(Sep 16, 2021)

“We have known from the start of the pandemic there are myriad dangerous issues that continue to impact the health and safety of these critical workers,” Mullery said. “My bill would ensure that the workers who process and package our food are protected, which in turns protects all of us who purchase those goods at the supermarket.” Read more

 

Nelson: Community colleges in Pa. could be – and should be – free

(Sep 15, 2021)

Community colleges are such a valuable component of public education that 25 states are already promoting community college opportunities for free to their residents. Red states and blue states alike are investing in their own kids right now and growing because of it. Read more

 

Hanbidge: If We Fail to Act on Behalf of Women’s Reproductive Rights, Pa. will Become the Next Texas

(Sep 15, 2021)

We are closer to being like Texas than you can imagine. It’s up to all of us to ensure we don’t end up there, which we can do by demanding our elected state officials protect our rights. Read more

 

Sainato co-hosts news conference highlighting free services for veterans

(Sep 15, 2021)

Sainato, who is Democratic chairman of the PA House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said he wants to be sure Pennsylvania veterans and their families are aware of the broad range of free services these trained, accredited professionals can provide. Read more

 

Napoleon Nelson hosting ‘fireside chats’ with blockchain technology insiders

(Sep 14, 2021)

Nelson launched the Emerging Technologies Caucus this spring to help the commonwealth’s elected leaders learn about new and developing technology by working closely with innovators, including academics, entrepreneurs and businesses, and to help foster innovation while responsibly allowing Pennsylvania to compete in the new digital era. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities

(Sep 14, 2021)

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

 

Sappey introduces resolution designating September as International Underground Railroad Month

(Sep 13, 2021)

“It’s critical to recognize the importance of the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania’s history, not only for the sake of those who put their lives on the line so that all Americans could be free before the Civil War, but also to remember that in Pennsylvania the fight for the true freedom of all people is still being fought.” Read more

 

Miller, O’Mara introduce bill connecting firefighters with vital health care

(Sep 10, 2021)

As the nation prepares to remember and honor the 20th anniversary of September 11, and in light of recent studies linking firefighters to increased rates of cancer, heart-related diseases and suicide, state Reps. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, and Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, are introducing a bill that would set up a new state grant program to cover the costs of annual medical examinations for all firefighters in the commonwealth. Read more

 

McClinton, Muth, Toohil Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for a Statewide Tracking System for Sexual Assault Evidence

(Sep 09, 2021)

The legislation would allow victims of sexual assault to track the status of their evidence and give them information on who to contact for more information. The bill would also create an Advisory Committee to help develop and implement best practices in creating and maintaining a tracking system. Read more

 

Merski bill would help municipalities fight blight

(Sep 09, 2021)

Merski, D-Erie, said that under H.B. 1827, municipalities would be able to apply for grants to help them launch new property maintenance code enforcement programs, hire inspectors for those programs or add more staff to fortify existing programs. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities

(Sep 08, 2021)

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

 

Cruz proposes bill to ban deceptive tactics in police interrogations

(Sep 07, 2021)

“My legislation would prohibit law enforcement officers from using deceptive interrogation tactics against any individual suspected of a crime. No innocent suspect should be pressured into confessing to a crime they didn’t commit,” said Cruz. Read more

 

Bullock, Kinsey introduce bill for health equity

(Sep 03, 2021)

According to the Pennsylvania Office of Health Equity, health equity means that every resident can live a healthy life regardless of race, sex, location, education or income level. Read more

 

Brooks and Fiedler Demand Accountability in Response to District’s Mishandling of Flood Response

(Sep 02, 2021)

“The events this morning were not a trivial matter. As elected officials, and as parents and grandparents of Philadelphia public school students, we were extremely frustrated and disappointed at the District's mishandling of this morning's two-hour delay of school openings in response to widespread flooding. Like caregivers across the District, we received a notification at 8:40 a.m. that schools would be delayed by two hours. Start times vary across the district, with some starting at 7:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m., and others at 9 a.m. This notification came not only after many schools had already started, but after many families had dropped their children off at school and gone to work. This flagrant disregard for caregivers — many of whom are already juggling multiple schedules, school start-times, and jobs — unnecessarily threw so many lives into further chaos during an already difficult time. “This last-minute decision made by the District is just one example of a pattern of disrespect for our school communities, poor planning, and poor communication with families across the city. This gross mishandling of a natural disaster comes on the heels of the District’s attempt to send students back into SLA Beeber, where active asbestos remediation efforts posed serious health risks to children and active construction would have required students to use portable, outdoor toilets. While SLA Beeber families organized and won a plan for a Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus condemns Texas’ ban on abortion

(Sep 02, 2021)

Members of the Women’s Health Caucus said they want to remind Pennsylvanians that, while they are standing in solidarity with those negatively impacted by the new Texas law, abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania, and Gov. Wolf has guaranteed a veto if any restrictive legislation reaches his desk. Read more

 

Guenst highlights the importance of National Recovery Month 2021

(Sep 01, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Nancy Guenst talks with Pa. Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith about National Recovery Month and getting rid of the stigma that surrounds addiction. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation allowing limited wineries to partner with BYOBs
Sep 17, 2021

Mullery introduces bill to ensure burial grounds receive necessary care
Sep 17, 2021

Schweyer: PA Republican election clown show must end
Sep 16, 2021

Davis to introduce legislation to reinstate, fund Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Sep 16, 2021

Mullery introduces meatpacking and food processing worker protection legislation
Sep 16, 2021

Nelson: Community colleges in Pa. could be – and should be – free
Sep 15, 2021

Hanbidge: If We Fail to Act on Behalf of Women’s Reproductive Rights, Pa. will Become the Next Texas
Sep 15, 2021

Sainato co-hosts news conference highlighting free services for veterans
Sep 15, 2021

Napoleon Nelson hosting ‘fireside chats’ with blockchain technology insiders
Sep 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities
Sep 14, 2021

Sappey introduces resolution designating September as International Underground Railroad Month
Sep 13, 2021

Miller, O’Mara introduce bill connecting firefighters with vital health care
Sep 10, 2021

McClinton, Muth, Toohil Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for a Statewide Tracking System for Sexual Assault Evidence
Sep 09, 2021

Merski bill would help municipalities fight blight
Sep 09, 2021

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities
Sep 08, 2021

Cruz proposes bill to ban deceptive tactics in police interrogations
Sep 07, 2021

Bullock, Kinsey introduce bill for health equity
Sep 03, 2021

Brooks and Fiedler Demand Accountability in Response to District’s Mishandling of Flood Response
Sep 02, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus condemns Texas’ ban on abortion
Sep 02, 2021

Guenst highlights the importance of National Recovery Month 2021
Sep 01, 2021