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

(Jun 14, 2021)

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

(Jun 14, 2021)

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

 

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

 

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

 

Webster: Protect Veterans' Private Information

(Jun 09, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster supports all men and women in our armed forces, at every level of detail. He is working on a bill that would keep personal information private for veterans longer. Read more

 

Webster: Fully Fund Public Schools

(Jun 08, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster supports using budget surplus and federal dollars to fully fund our public schools. He wants to reset the fair funding formula so that every school benefits and no child loses any opportunity. Read more

 

Daley: Defending Women’s Rights

(Jun 08, 2021)

While reproductive rights are a major part of the caucus’ agenda, it considers all the issues important to women and their families. People from all over Pennsylvania are looking for legislators to support them and their families. Read more

 

Ciresi: Fully Funding Public Education

(Jun 08, 2021)

We want school children to have every opportunity, whether they reside in a rich, middle class, or economically disadvantaged district. Read more

 

Webster: Invest in Training Programs

(Jun 04, 2021)

Investing federal dollars through the PA Rescue Plan would help create training programs, infrastructure, energy projects, environmental upgrades and, ultimately, jobs for Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Nelson establishes Emerging Technologies Caucus to help legislature keep pace with rapid tech growth

(Jun 03, 2021)

The purpose, Nelson said, would be to have members of the PA House of Representatives follow the latest policy and regulatory developments, educate members and committees, and develop and pass legislation that advances tech innovation while supporting responsible growth for these new markets. Read more

 

Ciresi announces $40K in historic preservation funds for Henry Muhlenberg House upgrades

(Jun 02, 2021)

Specifically, the Henry Muhlenberg House will use the funding to replace an outdated, failing HVAC system with a new, energy efficient HVAC system that will ensure preservation of both the historic structure and its irreplaceable contents. Read more

 

Daley: Fourth Trimester Awareness Day

(May 29, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley talks about Senate Resolution 74 that would recognize May 26, 2021 as Fourth Trimester Awareness Day in Pennsylvania to draw attention to the importance of the transitional period for both mother and child from a child’s birth and his/her first 12 weeks of life. Read more

 

Daley: Defending Women’s Rights

(May 28, 2021)

As co-chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Women’s Health Caucus, Daley said a key fight is against anti-choice bills. Read more

 

Ciresi: Let’s rebuild Pottstown, our region and PA the right way

(May 27, 2021)

We all deserve a chance to recover, a chance to rebuild and a chance to succeed. I am committed to ensuring our community serves as a prime example of how to do that the right way. Read more

 

Nelson: Police Reform is Only Part of the Equation

(May 26, 2021)

On the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson challenges his fellow Pennsylvanians to continue the fight for racial justice and equality. Read more

 

Shusterman appointed to Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board

(May 26, 2021)

“We need a strong, yet sustainable workforce now more than ever,” Shusterman said. Read more

 

Nelson: Renewing the Call for Racial Justice

(May 25, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson reflects on the last year since George Floyd was murdered, noting that when justice is ripped away from others, we feel it in our bones. He talks about the need to do everything that’s possible to make sure this Commonwealth and country moves further towards true justice and equality. Read more