Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor

(3 hours ago)

“While I would have preferred a ban on consumer fireworks, this bill is better than current law. It addresses some of the concerns that have been raised in communities across Pennsylvania,” said state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I encourage anyone who uses fireworks to do so safely and follow state guidelines.” Read more

 

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor

(1 day ago)

"When somebody has a challenge with mental health, it likely has an effect on physical health. Likewise, when somebody has a physical health challenge, it can have an effect on mental health. It’s time we stop treating physical health and mental health separately and integrate treatments,” Rep. Mike Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Pashinski: We Must Protect the Right to Choose

(Jun 27, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski believes that the government has no right to obligate women to adopt and live under the ideals of others, especially when it’s in a way that strips them of their personal rights. He says that a woman’s body is her business and only she knows what is best for her health and her family. Read more

 

Madden: SCOTUS Has Become Far Too Political

(Jun 27, 2022)

After standing with Democratic colleagues from the PA House and Senate at a rally Monday decrying the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, expressed frustration that the branch of government that's supposed to be the least political — the judicial — has instead become the most political. Justices who voted to overturn Roe, she said, perjured themselves, and Madden promised that the fight to protect women's reproductive healthcare, including abortion access, is only beginning. Read more

 

Schweyer: Protect the Right to Choose

(Jun 27, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer believes that the government has no right in come between an individual and their personal health choices. He firmly stands as pro-choice and vows to fight back against any attempt to remove a person’s right to choose. Read more

 

Madden responds to Supreme Court abortion ruling

(Jun 24, 2022)

"I am mad now, and I promise you that rage I feel – that rage YOU feel – will help strengthen our resolve. The fight continues. And I am here for it. Stay strong, everybody. We need you now more than ever." Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to Supreme Court abortion ruling

(Jun 24, 2022)

“I will not pretend to know the pain of women who have legally lost a part of their bodily autonomy. But a lack of understanding does not result in a lack of empathy. My job – as an elected official and a person who cares deeply about others – is to fight for them. I will do just that." Read more

 

Roots Radio Episode 7 - Representative Kyle Mullins

(Jun 24, 2022)

An incredible conversation with Pennsylvania State Representative Kyle Mullins conversation about ALS, about advocacy, about family, and about this club that we never wanted to be in, but are grateful for. Read more

 

Kosierowski responds to Supreme Court abortion ruling

(Jun 24, 2022)

"The most personal medical decision a woman makes should be between herself and her doctor, not between a legislature or even a Supreme Court. With this decision to overturn, I much fear what rights will be on the chopping block next. Access to contraception? Marriage equality? Interracial marriage? It is a dark day in America when a gun has more rights than a woman.” Read more

 

Mullins: Help Struggling Pennsylvanians with Budget Surplus

(Jun 23, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins says we should be helping Pennsylvanians who are struggling with high gas prices and grocery bills, not hoarding a massive budget surplus in Harrisburg. Mullins says investing in people and supporting our communities is the responsible thing to do as we wrap up this state budget, we just need the GOP majority to finally agree to these priorities as well. Read more

 

Freeman’s lease to purchase bill would expand affordable home ownership

(Jun 23, 2022)

Under Freeman’s legislation, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency would administer a program that would require lease to purchase agreements to allow the lessee to acquire ownership after 50% of all lease payments have been made. Read more

 

Schweyer Calls on GOP to Lead with Courage Not Cowardice

(Jun 23, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer is frustrated with the way his GOP colleagues are choosing to ignore the public’s call for sensible gun safety reform. He believes that refusing even to discuss or debate the issue is a blatant act of cowardice. Read more

 

Browne, Schlossberg, Schweyer welcome $500K for stadium

(Jun 22, 2022)

This project entails expanding the clubhouse, male and female locker rooms, training facilities, hydro space, and center field entrance to accommodate the shift in the parking situation due to the development of adjacent land/lot. The team also plans to enhance fan offerings at the ballpark by expanding the entry plaza space. Read more

 

Pashinski: Protecting Consumers from Price Gouging

(Jun 22, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski doesn't believe that price gouging consumers during times of crisis should be permitted. He expects corporations to make profits, but at 300%, the highest of all time, he thinks these oil companies should be ashamed. He is calling on Pa. House Republicans to work together with House Democrats to end this price gouging for all Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Schweyer: Majority party tactics on gun bills are shameful, dangerous

(Jun 22, 2022)

“It has become quite clear with this week’s move and previous procedures earlier this month with other commonsense gun legislation that the Republican majority cares more about the gun lobby than saving Pennsylvania lives." Read more

 

Pashinski applauds approval of additional $500,000 RACP grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project

(Jun 22, 2022)

“With the help of Governor Wolf and the approval of this grant, we’re proud to share we’ve helped secure $7 million in RACP funding for the Gateway project since 2019,” Pashinski said. Read more

 

Madden announces $750K state grant for Pocono Family YMCA

(Jun 22, 2022)

“For years, I have worked tirelessly with the YMCA, other local leadership and the Wolf administration to help secure funding for the YMCA because I know these are really good people doing really good things, and the greater Stroudsburg community will benefit,” said Madden, whose advocacy and support of the YMCA improvement project has helped generate more than $4.2 million in various grants. Read more

 

Welby Calls For Commonsense Gun Safety Measures

(Jun 22, 2022)

As tragic mass shootings and gun violence continues to rise, Pa. state Rep. Thom Welby is calling for additional commonsense gun safety measurers in Pennsylvania including universal background checks, reporting of lost and stolen firearms, and raising the age to purchase assault rifles. Read more

 

Pa. legislators introduce bills to help residents at the pump, target price gouging

(Jun 22, 2022)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, a Democrat from Luzerne County, says 300% profits for oil companies is “totally unpatriotic.” Read more

 

$500,000 grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project

(Jun 22, 2022)

“The Gateway project has been designed to provide a Hyatt Hotel type facility that would accommodate the needs for presentations, with sufficient rooms and projection rooms, making it better for businesses to come here. We lose out on a number of various events, different organizations, because we don't have the facility. So this facility definitely was one of my key projects," said State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, (D) 121. Read more