Education officials, advocates call for adequacy and equity in basic education funding at Samuelson virtual hearing

(Sep 01, 2021)

“Adequate state funding can make education resources more equitable based on the way we choose to allocate money.” Read more

 

Bullock, Hanbidge legislation to require masks for PA schools, daycare centers

(Aug 31, 2021)

According to the CDC, multiple studies have shown that transmission rates within school settings – when prevention strategies are in place – are typically lower than community transmission levels. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities

(Aug 31, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Three House Dems to introduce legislation requiring eviction, foreclosure protections during COVID-19 emergency following U.S. Supreme Court ruling

(Aug 31, 2021)

“Our legislation would ensure that tenants and homeowners behind on their payments are connected with assistance programs before they are evicted – helping people stay in their home, assisting renters and landlords in paying their bills, and protecting individual and public health." Read more

 

Frankel unveils legislation to protect teen health, require vital vaccine info

(Aug 30, 2021)

Surrounded by fellow lawmakers, medical professionals and parents, state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, unveiled legislation that would give teens power over their own healthcare decisions and require vaccine-hesitant parents to receive vaccine resources and information on a yearly basis. Read more

 

Cephas appointed to Pennvest board of directors

(Aug 26, 2021)

“With resources potentially coming from the federal government, now is a great time to be strategic by leveraging Pennvest resources to further expand economic and workforce development opportunities.” Read more

 

Benham: It’s time to stop treating health care like a privilege

(Aug 26, 2021)

I am working on behalf of all Pennsylvanians and all Americans to make health care a right, not a privilege. I urge my colleagues to stand with me, and my fellow Pennsylvanians to make their voice heard. It’s time to give Pennsylvanians this much-needed relief -- it’s not only smart policy but it’s the right thing to do. Read more

 

Philadelphia House Delegation responds to opioid emergency declaration lapse

(Aug 25, 2021)

"The Republican majority has decided to let the governor's opioid disaster declaration expire, setting up Pennsylvania for yet another healthcare war to wage in addition to COVID." Read more

 

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4

(Aug 25, 2021)

Job search assistance and non-unemployment assistance is available to help those in need. Read more

 

Hohenstein: As US House Lawmakers Return to DC, the PA Delegation Should Back Infrastructure

(Aug 24, 2021)

I hope my counterparts in the PA Congressional Delegation on both sides of the aisle will support much-needed improvements in infrastructure when they have the opportunity to vote for the proposed bipartisan package. Read more

 

Redistricting panel votes to end prison gerrymandering

(Aug 24, 2021)

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton said today’s vote by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission to end the practice of prison gerrymandering is a vital step toward fairness and equity in Pennsylvania elections. Read more

 

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity

(Aug 24, 2021)

Read about state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Sanchez proposes only allowing PA ballot questions during bigger election turnout years

(Aug 20, 2021)

“Democracy works better when more people participate. This proposal brings better transparency to the process and will help ensure that the voices of more Pennsylvanians will be heard when it comes to constitutional changes that affect us all.” Read more

 

Kenyatta aims to modernize TANF program on 25th anniversary in new bill

(Aug 20, 2021)

“Eradicating poverty is the moral and economic issue of our generation. No one, especially Pennsylvania’s children, should live in deep poverty, which has long-term effects on their health and well-being for their entire lives,” Read more

 

Ciresi introduces bill requiring local school board representation on charter boards

(Aug 19, 2021)

“The basis of good government — responsibility, efficiency and accountability — requires that we have an elected representative who represents the public interest and who can be called to account for how taxpayer money is being spent. My bill would ensure that happens.” Read more

 

Harkins reappointed Democratic chair of House Gaming Oversight Committee

(Aug 19, 2021)

Although he is not new to the role – Harkins served as Democratic chair of the committee during the 2017-18 legislative session – he said he is especially excited to be returning now, at a time when state gaming revenue is setting new records. Read more

 

Herrin highlights PA childcare needs at public hearing

(Aug 18, 2021)

Herrin’s hearing took a comprehensive look at the vital role quality child care plays in children’s development and Pennsylvania’s economy. Read more

 

Cruz to introduce legislation recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month this year in Pennsylvania

(Aug 12, 2021)

“An estimated 896,000 Hispanic Americans live in Pennsylvania, as entrepreneurs, students, community leaders, essential workers and so much more. They are a diverse and resilient people, who have made immeasurable and historic contributions to our society,” Cruz said. “Our commonwealth must continue recognizing the history and legacy of Hispanic Americans.” Read more

 

Cruz: We must do more to ensure dignity for incarcerated pregnant and postpartum individuals

(Aug 12, 2021)

Cruz’s bill would call for correctional employees to conduct searches only in extreme instances such as concealing contraband that presents an immediate threat of harm to themselves, the unborn child, staff, or other inmates. Read more

 

Education officials, advocates call for adequacy and equity in basic education funding at Samuelson virtual hearing
Sep 01, 2021

Bullock, Hanbidge legislation to require masks for PA schools, daycare centers
Aug 31, 2021

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities
Aug 31, 2021

Three House Dems to introduce legislation requiring eviction, foreclosure protections during COVID-19 emergency following U.S. Supreme Court ruling
Aug 31, 2021

Frankel unveils legislation to protect teen health, require vital vaccine info
Aug 30, 2021

Cephas appointed to Pennvest board of directors
Aug 26, 2021

Benham: It’s time to stop treating health care like a privilege
Aug 26, 2021

Philadelphia House Delegation responds to opioid emergency declaration lapse
Aug 25, 2021

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4
Aug 25, 2021

Hohenstein: As US House Lawmakers Return to DC, the PA Delegation Should Back Infrastructure
Aug 24, 2021

Redistricting panel votes to end prison gerrymandering
Aug 24, 2021

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity
Aug 24, 2021

Sanchez proposes only allowing PA ballot questions during bigger election turnout years
Aug 20, 2021

Kenyatta aims to modernize TANF program on 25th anniversary in new bill
Aug 20, 2021

Ciresi introduces bill requiring local school board representation on charter boards
Aug 19, 2021

Now Open for Applications: Crisis Intervention, Farm-to-School, Apprenticeship, and Emergency Gas Well Response Funding Opportunities
Aug 19, 2021

Harkins reappointed Democratic chair of House Gaming Oversight Committee
Aug 19, 2021

Herrin highlights PA childcare needs at public hearing
Aug 18, 2021

Cruz to introduce legislation recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month this year in Pennsylvania
Aug 12, 2021

Cruz: We must do more to ensure dignity for incarcerated pregnant and postpartum individuals
Aug 12, 2021