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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

 

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

 

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

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