Parker introduces bill to combat human trafficking

(Apr 05, 2021)

Parker said the legislation also creates an admission fee for all live adult-entertainment establishments. These fees would go directly to grant funding for organizations that fight human trafficking and child exploitation. Read more

 

Rep. Joe Ciresi: Pa. charter school law is old and broken — and it’s time we fix it

(Apr 05, 2021)

We can save taxpayers a quarter-billion dollars each year and make our current system better, and there’s a plan to do that — the Charter School Reform Act of 2021, H.B. 272. Read more

 

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 05, 2021)

Find information about state grant programs that are now open. Read more

 

Merski bill would bring pandemic relief to state’s alcohol producers

(Apr 01, 2021)

Merski, D-Erie, said his H.B. 1069 would provide a helping hand to local alcohol producers that fail to qualify for relief under the existing COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program because they are not classified as businesses that provide accommodations or serve food or drink on the premises. Read more

 

Expanding digital connection key for PA development, advancement

(Apr 01, 2021)

“Quick, reliable Internet access isn’t a luxury in today’s world – it’s a necessity,” said Matzie. “Those without it face major disadvantages when it comes to competing for jobs, accessing health and education services and connecting to state programs." Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro partnering with new app to connect with constituents

(Apr 01, 2021)

Be the Change launched as a pilot in 2020 and connects community members with their local policy makers. The app is a free and nonpartisan platform aimed to improve advocacy efforts. Read more

 

Schlossberg seeks to help child victims of domestic abuse

(Mar 31, 2021)

“Domestic violence touches many families in our communities. Victims include abused spouses and kids,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “Domestic violence not only includes physical abuse, but it also includes emotional trauma that compounds mental and behavioral health." Read more

 

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus holds budget information session with state Budget Secretary Jen Swails

(Mar 31, 2021)

The discussion centered on state budget priorities for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities across the commonwealth and concerns as well as suggestions for how the state budget could be fair and equitable. Read more

 

Webster: Today is Transgender Day of Visibility!

(Mar 31, 2021)

Transgender and gender nonconforming individuals experience daily discrimination and even violence for living their lives. Always be accepting, including, and understanding when advocating to protect all members of the LGBTQ+ community. Read more

 

Reps. Rozzi, Gregory encourage survivors to show support for PA legislative action

(Mar 31, 2021)

For years, Reps. Jim Gregory and Mark Rozzi have worked together on a bipartisan compromise after previous efforts to pass similar legislation for a retroactive window for victims failed repeatedly. Read more

 

Conklin: It’s time to let independent voters participate in primary elections

(Mar 30, 2021)

Conklin, D-Centre, said while there have been several proposals over the years to allow these voters to participate in primary elections, most have only raised legal questions and haven’t led to any substantive changes. Read more

 

Ciresi resolution urges HHS to send more vaccine to PA

(Mar 29, 2021)

“Because of vaccinations, many are envisioning a return to a sense of normalcy. But to truly get there, we need the federal government to supply sufficient doses of the available vaccines.” Read more

 

PA House Democrats Launch Effort to Defend Democracy

(Mar 29, 2021)

A website was launched that summarizes policy proposals to defend democracy as well as links to more information and the ability for people to quickly email their elected officials, noting their support of the bills. Read more

 

Pashinski introduces Delayed Payment Plan for burden-free community college

(Mar 26, 2021)

Once established, the Delayed Payment Plan program would pay up-front for the community college education of participating PA students attending one of 15 state community colleges or the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology who pursue a degree in a high-need career path and agree to stay in Pennsylvania after graduating until their tuition is repaid. Read more

 

McNeill: It’s time to address the fireworks issue

(Mar 25, 2021)

Co-sponsored by state Reps. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, Steve Samuelson and Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, the bill would address growing complaints of inappropriate fireworks usage that have been rampant across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Let’s support these three, commonsense gun violence measures | Opinion

(Mar 25, 2021)

To be a lawful, responsible gun owner does not mean carrying allegiance to any political party. It means caring about your community. It means wanting to keep your children, family and neighbors safe. Read more

 

Madden, Kenyatta lead discussion on racism on high school and college campuses

(Mar 25, 2021)

Education and shattering social norms are key in combatting racism in high schools and colleges. Read more

 

Miller to host annual Disability & Mental Health Summit

(Mar 25, 2021)

Registration now open for event, the largest of its kind in western PA Read more

 

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan invests federal dollars to help workers, businesses and schools thrive and recover

(Mar 25, 2021)

To make sure funding from the federal American Rescue Plan is invested to do the most good to help the most people, House Democratic leaders propose the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to direct dollars for immediate impact and long-term success. Read more

 

Freeman bill to extend participation in state’s Main Street Program advances

(Mar 24, 2021)

According to Freeman, H.B. 926 would give the state Department of Community and Economic Development the authority to grant a period of up five additional years for administrative costs associated with employing a Main Street manager if it determines that it would be beneficial to the community in reaching its revitalization goals. Read more

 

Parker introduces bill to combat human trafficking
Apr 05, 2021

Rep. Joe Ciresi: Pa. charter school law is old and broken — and it’s time we fix it
Apr 05, 2021

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications
Apr 05, 2021

Merski bill would bring pandemic relief to state’s alcohol producers
Apr 01, 2021

Expanding digital connection key for PA development, advancement
Apr 01, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro partnering with new app to connect with constituents
Apr 01, 2021

Schlossberg seeks to help child victims of domestic abuse
Mar 31, 2021

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus holds budget information session with state Budget Secretary Jen Swails
Mar 31, 2021

Webster: Today is Transgender Day of Visibility!
Mar 31, 2021

Reps. Rozzi, Gregory encourage survivors to show support for PA legislative action
Mar 31, 2021

Conklin: It’s time to let independent voters participate in primary elections
Mar 30, 2021

Ciresi resolution urges HHS to send more vaccine to PA
Mar 29, 2021

PA House Democrats Launch Effort to Defend Democracy
Mar 29, 2021

Pashinski introduces Delayed Payment Plan for burden-free community college
Mar 26, 2021

McNeill: It’s time to address the fireworks issue
Mar 25, 2021

Let’s support these three, commonsense gun violence measures | Opinion
Mar 25, 2021

Madden, Kenyatta lead discussion on racism on high school and college campuses
Mar 25, 2021

Miller to host annual Disability & Mental Health Summit
Mar 25, 2021

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan invests federal dollars to help workers, businesses and schools thrive and recover
Mar 25, 2021

Freeman bill to extend participation in state’s Main Street Program advances
Mar 24, 2021