PLBC Spring-Summer 2021 newsletter

(Aug 12, 2021)

PLBC Spring-Summer 2021 newsletter featuring budgeting for racial justice and equity, promoting health and public safety and upcoming events. Read more

 

Napoleon Nelson introduces blockchain technology bill package

(Aug 11, 2021)

The two proposals from Nelson – H.B. 1370 and H.R. 121 – would permit businesses in Pennsylvania to develop blockchain-based products in a controlled way, while exploring the regulatory environment in anticipation of future growth. Read more

 

Philadelphia schools share how they are tackling a third pandemic year

(Aug 11, 2021)

“The flexibility and resilience of the Philadelphia School District has been impressive,” said Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro. “From the administrators to the teaching staff to the custodial staff, they made sure that student needs were met, and they are continuing the conversation with parents to meet those needs.” Read more

 

Vitali: Pennsylvania Should Enact Methane Regulations

(Aug 11, 2021)

Pennsylvania is the second-largest natural gas producing state and its methane emissions have a significant impact on global climate change. Read more

 

Frankel supports ‘vaccine or test’ requirement for certain state employees

(Aug 10, 2021)

"It’s already so hard for families when they realize they can no longer take care of loved ones themselves. This initiative can provide some peace of mind that residents at state and high-risk congregate facilities are not being needlessly exposed to COVID-19 when a safe and effective vaccine is available to all." Read more

 

Conklin chosen to chair House State Government Committee

(Aug 10, 2021)

“I am hopeful that we can bring an honest conversation to the table when it comes to governing and specifically how this committee operates,” Conklin said. “My goal is that we leave partisanship at the door and lead a committee that works for all citizens of Pennsylvania in a dignified, honest and forthright manner.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities

(Aug 09, 2021)

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

 

House Democratic leaders mourn passing of Richard Trumka

(Aug 05, 2021)

“Richard Trumka’s leadership and vision made the lives of millions of people better and we are heartbroken he has left us. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his immediate family and to all his brothers and sisters in labor who are mourning.” Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus applauds DHS’s commitment to maternal health

(Aug 05, 2021)

Nationally, the United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates when compared to similarly wealthy countries. Growing evidence shows that the postpartum period lasts longer than 60 days and extending coverage for a full year can reduce maternal mortality rates and improve outcomes for both mothers and children. Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns bill that discriminates against athletes

(Aug 04, 2021)

"The fact that the majority party would aim to subject trans and non-binary youth to further exclusion and harassment is sickening and it is also illegal. We should be striving for inclusion in Pennsylvania, not sending a message of hate to LGBTQ+ youth and their families.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 03, 2021)

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

 

Legislature must extend opioid disaster declaration by Aug. 26

(Aug 03, 2021)

State Reps. Mary Isaacson and Joe Hohenstein, both D-Phila., on Monday sent a letter to House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, urging him to bring lawmakers back to session before that Aug. 26 expiration so they can vote to extend the emergency declaration. Read more

 

Guzman asks Biden, Harris to terminate ICE contract at Berks County Residential Center

(Jul 28, 2021)

Guzman said that the unprecedented move was needed because Harrisburg has been slow or ineffective in acting on behalf of families there. Guzman was joined in the letter by more than 50 state and local elected officials. Read more

 

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

(Jul 27, 2021)

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

(Jul 26, 2021)

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

 

PLBC Spring-Summer 2021 newsletter
Aug 12, 2021

Napoleon Nelson introduces blockchain technology bill package
Aug 11, 2021

Philadelphia schools share how they are tackling a third pandemic year
Aug 11, 2021

Vitali: Pennsylvania Should Enact Methane Regulations
Aug 11, 2021

Frankel supports ‘vaccine or test’ requirement for certain state employees
Aug 10, 2021

Conklin chosen to chair House State Government Committee
Aug 10, 2021

Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities
Aug 09, 2021

House Democratic leaders mourn passing of Richard Trumka
Aug 05, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus applauds DHS’s commitment to maternal health
Aug 05, 2021

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns bill that discriminates against athletes
Aug 04, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 03, 2021

Legislature must extend opioid disaster declaration by Aug. 26
Aug 03, 2021

Guzman asks Biden, Harris to terminate ICE contract at Berks County Residential Center
Jul 28, 2021

Innamorato and Muth call on Wolf administration to finish the job after incomplete announcement on radioactive landfill testing requirement
Jul 27, 2021

The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale
Jul 26, 2021

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