Online higher education takes center stage at House Dem Policy hearing

(Oct 26, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Wednesday morning in Harrisburg to discuss the affordability and accessibility of online higher education options across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Online Higher Education

(Oct 25, 2022)

Submitted testimony on hearing on Online Education hosted Oct. 25, 2022 in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Education funding discussion center of House Democratic Policy Hearing

(Oct 12, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing in Mercer County Wednesday morning to discuss education funding policies in Pennsylvania, specifically the promise of Level Up funding, the need for charter school funding reform, and the threat of school vouchers. Read more

 

Education Funding: The Promise of Level Up, Need for Charter Funding Reform, and Threat of School Vouchers

(Oct 12, 2022)

Submitted testimony for Policy Committee hearing held on Oct. 12, 2022 in Sharon. Read more

 

Testifiers plea for updated Pa. charter school law during policy hearing

(Oct 11, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Tuesday afternoon to discuss the need to reform Pennsylvania’s charter school law and address teacher shortages across the state. Read more

 

The Future of Education in Cambria County

(Oct 11, 2022)

Submitted testimony by testifiers for the Policy Committee hearing on Oct. 11, 2022 in Johnstown. Read more

 

Environmental Justice

(Oct 05, 2022)

Submitted testimony for the joint hearing on environmental justice held with the Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Oct. 5, 20022 in Harrisburg. Read more

 

State government should refocus its efforts on environmental justice

(Oct 05, 2022)

“As we heard in testimony today, many of the biggest challenges facing our communities are rooted in race,” Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Donna Bullock said. “In order to overcome these challenges – including poverty and environmental burdens – it is imperative we address and eliminate racial disparities by changing policies and some of the flawed practices we have seen in the past.” Read more

 

Joint HDPC/PLBC Hearing: Environmental Justice

(Oct 04, 2022)

The Policy Committee will join with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus for a discussion on environmental justice and the impact it has on different communities across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Policy committee tours groundbreaking research incubator in Bucks County

(Oct 04, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee was in Bucks County Tuesday morning for a tour and roundtable discussion at the Blumberg Institute in Doylestown. Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management

(Oct 03, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Monday in Montgomery County to discuss stormwater management and the impact it has on community infrastructure. Read more

 

Stormwater Management & Infrastructure Management

(Oct 03, 2022)

Submitted written testimony for the hearing Stormwater Management and Infrastructure Management on Monday, Oct. 3. Read more

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

“I first became aware of this issue more than a decade ago when I was fortunate enough to meet several heroes in our communities – grandparents who stepped in to raise their grandchildren for various reasons,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “We passed three bills in 2018 to create important resources for grandparents, bills that I’m very proud will help thousands of people in need. However, our work on this issue is not complete, and it’s one reason why I’m trying to pass House Bill 2858 that would provide for legal services – including adoption – that kinship care families desperately need.” Read more

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

(Sep 28, 2022)

Submitted testimony for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren policy hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Wilkes University. Read more

 

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans

(Sep 27, 2022)

“Flood damage, stormwater and erosion issues don’t abide by municipal or political boundaries,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “Many miles separate our districts, but all the members of the Policy Committee here today represent municipalities with flooding concerns. It’s not only an issue when it comes to protecting homes, but – as we heard again today – municipalities have a need to find solutions that don’t place an undue burden on taxpayers.” Read more

 

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties

(Sep 26, 2022)

“The process of cleaning up old mining sites left vacant because of bankruptcy is not only an issue in northeast Pennsylvania, but across our state and anywhere coal is mined,” said Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, who also chairs the bipartisan Emerging Technologies Caucus. Nelson hosted the tour and roundtable during the committee’s first of three days of tours and hearings in NEPA.“Finding realistic, pragmatic and safe solutions for turning scarred land and polluted streams into something that is economically and environmentally beneficial for our commonwealth is critical, and today we met some people who are dedicated to helping coal communities revitalize their economy.” Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies impacts of technological advancements on disabled community

(Sep 22, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Thursday afternoon to explore the impacts technological advancements have had on the disabled community. Read more

 

Interaction of the Disabled Community with Technological Innovation

(Sep 22, 2022)

Submitted written testimony by testifiers for Sept. 22 hearing hosted by Rep. Joe Hohenstein at Temple University in Philadelphia. Read more

 

Interaction of the Disabled Community with Technological Innovation

(Sep 22, 2022)

Submitted written testimony from the hearing hosted by Rep. Joe Hohenstein held on Thursday, September 22 in Philadelphia. Read more

 

A Post-Roe Pennsylvania: Deceptive Practices of Anti-Abortion Centers

(Sep 06, 2022)

Written testimony submitted by testifiers for the Sept. 6 Joint Policy Hearing held in Harrisburg. Read more