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Nearing the end of its first year, the Pa. Legislative Latino Caucus sees more work ahead

(Dec 11, 2023)

The Caucus includes Reps. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz (D-Berks) and Manny Guzman (D-Berks), among others. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley lawmakers want to stop ‘book ban’ arguments. They just disagree on how.

(Dec 11, 2023)

Lehigh County state Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg and Joshua Siegel weigh on on the topic of book bans. Read more

 

2 Pa. lawmakers say it's time for their colleagues to stop running for 2 jobs at the same time

(Dec 11, 2023)

During his time as Speaker, Mr. Rozzi did a statewide listening tour and said candidates who run for two offices at once are going against a sentiment he heard frequently during that tour. Read more

 

Residents voice concerns about flooding at Dunmore meeting

(Dec 11, 2023)

“We have seen rates increase already over the last couple of years. This is a, I believe, too far too great on people’s pocketbook,” House Representative Kyle J. Mullins. Read more

 

Pa. House passes bill on worker misclassification, with separate Senate version also at play

(Dec 11, 2023)

The bill “will prevent the continued exploitation of workers through misclassification and strengthen our laws to protect workers in Pennsylvania’s construction industry” along with leveling the playing field for employers, the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Kyle Donahue, D-Lackawanna County, said on the House floor Monday. Read more

 

Cartwright: Return of rail service ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’

(Dec 11, 2023)

At a news conference at his Scranton office Monday morning, Cartwright and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, joined with state and local leaders to celebrate their recent announcement of a major milestone in bringing the Amtrak passenger rail service back between Scranton and New York City. Read more

 

State lawmakers want to recognize 2023 as "Taylor Swift Era" in Pennsylvania

(Dec 11, 2023)

Legislation introduced by Philadelphia-area Reps. Danielle Friel Otten, Jennifer O'Mara and Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz seeks to recognize Swift's "positive impact on Pennsylvania's economy, voter registration numbers, consumer protections and pro-labor practices." Read more

 

PA House passes Donahue bill to strengthen the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

(Dec 11, 2023)

State Rep. Kyle Donahue’s bill that would strengthen the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act today passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more

 

Indian American Association celebrates Diwali Festival of Lights

(Dec 09, 2023)

More than 200 guests attended the gala, including such dignitaries as Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown, State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright. Read more

 

Four state House members eye farmworker unionization rights

(Dec 09, 2023)

“It would extend to them the right to self-organize, to form, join or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively about the terms and conditions of their employment, and to engage in concerted activities for mutual aid or protection,” Reps. Burgos, Guzman, Hohenstein and Miller wrote in their memorandum. Read more

 

State representative proposes new Pennsylvania poet laureate position

(Dec 09, 2023)

“Through creating the position of Pennsylvania Poet Laureate, we will recognize important contemporary contributors to the literary arts and promote our Commonwealth’s cultural heritage,” Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, wrote. Read more

 

Proposed law aims to lock in protections for homeless students

(Dec 08, 2023)

“Too many students sit out for far too long,” McNeill, a Democrat, said in an interview. “These students can’t be sitting in limbo … because school districts are fighting over where he or she belongs.” Read more

 

Legislators: Time to flood the PUC over water rate hike request

(Dec 08, 2023)

State Rep. Kyle Donahue, D-113, Scranton, said local state representatives and state senators want the PUC to host a hearing on the rate hike in Scranton or Northeast Pennsylvania. Read more

 

State hosts roundtable discussion focusing on supports for older adults

(Dec 08, 2023)

Secretary Kavulich was joined by State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, Rep. Kyle Donahue and Rep. Kyle Mullins. Read more

 

Department of Aging Hosts Roundtable in Scranton

(Dec 08, 2023)

“We have to be successful; we have no choice. We need to be able to be a team and be supportive and celebrate. We need to make sure the rest of the Commonwealth can look here, to Scranton, to see how we can launch this program,” says Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. Read more

 

Secretary of Aging Hosts Roundtable Discussion Focusing on Elder Abuse, Protections and Supports for Older Adults

(Dec 08, 2023)

Following the discussion, attendees toured and received an update on the construction of Telespond's first-of-its-kind older adult advocacy center in the Commonwealth specifically designed to serve older adults who are victims of abuse or neglect in Lackawanna and five surrounding counties. Read more

 

Pennsylvania considers student loan interest tax deduction

(Dec 08, 2023)

Pennsylvania graduates are paying an average of $2,280 annually in interest, which would make them eligible for about a $70 deduction under the bill according to Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Bethlehem. Read more

 

Bethlehem residents say they came home from vacation to huge water bills

(Dec 08, 2023)

“Outrageous water bills” are the focus of legislation introduced during Pennsylvania’s 2023-24 legislative session by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh. Read more

 

A CRIZ for Reading: A beacon of hope for economic renewal [opinion]

(Dec 07, 2023)

The future can be written now, right here in the city of Reading, driving Berks County toward new heights. Let’s seize this opportunity for a brighter and more prosperous future for our city. Read more

 

PA bill aims to provide 2 million workers with retirement plans

(Dec 06, 2023)

Rep. Mullins' bill, known as Keystone Saves, would give 2 million Pennsylvania workers access to an IRA at no cost to their employers or taxpayers. Read more

 

Nearing the end of its first year, the Pa. Legislative Latino Caucus sees more work ahead
Dec 11, 2023

Lehigh Valley lawmakers want to stop ‘book ban’ arguments. They just disagree on how.
Dec 11, 2023

2 Pa. lawmakers say it's time for their colleagues to stop running for 2 jobs at the same time
Dec 11, 2023

Residents voice concerns about flooding at Dunmore meeting
Dec 11, 2023

Pa. House passes bill on worker misclassification, with separate Senate version also at play
Dec 11, 2023

Cartwright: Return of rail service ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’
Dec 11, 2023

State lawmakers want to recognize 2023 as "Taylor Swift Era" in Pennsylvania
Dec 11, 2023

PA House passes Donahue bill to strengthen the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act
Dec 11, 2023

Indian American Association celebrates Diwali Festival of Lights
Dec 09, 2023

Four state House members eye farmworker unionization rights
Dec 09, 2023

State representative proposes new Pennsylvania poet laureate position
Dec 09, 2023

Proposed law aims to lock in protections for homeless students
Dec 08, 2023

Legislators: Time to flood the PUC over water rate hike request
Dec 08, 2023

State hosts roundtable discussion focusing on supports for older adults
Dec 08, 2023

Department of Aging Hosts Roundtable in Scranton
Dec 08, 2023

Secretary of Aging Hosts Roundtable Discussion Focusing on Elder Abuse, Protections and Supports for Older Adults
Dec 08, 2023

Pennsylvania considers student loan interest tax deduction
Dec 08, 2023

Bethlehem residents say they came home from vacation to huge water bills
Dec 08, 2023

A CRIZ for Reading: A beacon of hope for economic renewal [opinion]
Dec 07, 2023

PA bill aims to provide 2 million workers with retirement plans
Dec 06, 2023