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Daley: Retraining for Renewables

(9 hours ago)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley wants Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. She says there's a big focus on workforce development, as coal plants are closing. For the many people that have spent their career in that industry, RGGI would raise funds to help retrain them and provide them with new opportunities. Read more

Galloway’s children’s mental healthcare clearinghouse bill passes House

(10 hours ago)

HARRISBURG, June 14 – State Rep. John Galloway announced his bill to create a mental healthcare clearinghouse for children unanimously passed in the House today. Galloway’s bill, H.B. 409, would create a mental health care services clearinghouse to help school personnel connect families to community mental health resources. “Children’s untreated mental health issues are one of the most pressing issues our society faces,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Our schools lack the resources needed to provide care and services to their students. The clearinghouse would create a one-stop shop for mental health resources, saving schools time and resources and improve both the quantity and quality of mental health programming available to those in need.” The mental health care services clearinghouse would be a publicly accessible registry of mental health care resources available across the commonwealth. The clearinghouse would help school personnel connect families to community mental health resources. In addition, this clearinghouse would allow school personnel to learn about and take advantage of existing programs and resources for their schools. “Early detection and treatment of mental health issues literally saves lives, mitigates effects of illnesses and gives children the skills to cope with them,” Galloway said. According to Galloway, the National Alliance on Mental Illness states that one in five youths under Read more

Webster: Path Forward with RGGI

(11 hours ago)

We have an opportunity to create sustainable energy and use fees and developmental dollars from that transition to fund workplace development, environmental cleanup, and other efforts. Read more

Sanchez, Schlossberg officially introduce LGBTQ+ Panic Defense bill

(Jun 11, 2021)

While similar bills have been introduced in previous legislative sessions, the Sanchez/Schlossberg legislation would extend beyond the “gay” and “trans” terminology to include all members of this marginalized community by prohibiting the court system from allowing a defense of this nature in consideration of serious provocation or insanity. Read more

DELCO legislators highlight opportunity for state to fairly fund schools, clean up toxic school

(Jun 11, 2021)

If public schools cannot meet children’s even most basic safety needs, it makes it that much harder to ensure students can reach their full potential. By fairly funding our public education system, we can clean up crumbling schools and ensure the safety of every child during the school day. We cannot continue normalizing toxic conditions that are putting students at risk. Read more

Ciresi’s fair funding bill seeks to rectify disparities in PA school districts

(Jun 11, 2021)

“It’s time to commit ourselves to using real data based on actual need to fund education, which is the reason we created these formulas in the first place. H.B. 1595 would put Pennsylvania back on track to fairly distributing education dollars so that we can achieve equitable funding for every student.” Read more

Ciresi hosts news conference to call attention to fair education funding

(Jun 11, 2021)

Pennsylvania’s so-called fair funding formula was passed in 2016 to ensure that each district receives state funding based on school and community needs. Despite its passage five years ago and implementation for new funding, inequitable education funding remains a significant issue in Pennsylvania due the formula ignoring old levels of funding. Read more

Webster: Uphold the sanctity of democracy and the will of the voters

(Jun 10, 2021)

Ambition to create distrust is not a characteristic of an effective legislator, and it is not the job of a sitting Pennsylvania senator. Read more

O’Mara commemorates Delco Day with House citation

(Jun 09, 2021)

The citation will be presented at this year’s host for Delco Day festivities, Marty Magee’s Irish Pub, 1110 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park. Live music and activities will take place from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 12 into Sunday, June 13. Read more

Women’s Health Caucus: Choice is crucial, and we will keep fighting anti-choice legislation

(Jun 09, 2021)

If you are ever faced with an unwanted or nonviable pregnancy, make no mistake: You have the right to choose how to handle it. The ultimate decision must be yours, and we will fight to ensure that remains true. Read more