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

 

Daley stands up for women's right to choose

(May 25, 2021)

In response to the House Health Committee's anti-abortion agenda, Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley pledges to the women of Pennsylvania that she and the Women's Health Caucus will continue to stand up for their right to choose -- not WHAT to choose, but their right to choose. Read more

 

Malagari: Support Pennsylvania crematoriums by cooling the °Fs down

(May 24, 2021)

“Operating at the highest temperature causes unnecessary burden on equipment, leads to higher fuel consumption, and increases environmental gas emissions,” said Malagari. “By dialing down the temperature a few hundred degrees, we would help mitigate the high costs for the state’s crematoriums.” Read more

 

Roll credits: Ciresi, Tomlinson seek to attract more film, TV production to PA

(May 21, 2021)

“Film production has economic effects that go beyond the industry,” said Ciresi, who serves on the House Tourism & Recreational Development Committee. “Local retailers, restaurants, hotels and other businesses that provide products and services during production benefit, while there are also potential long-term tourism benefits as sites can turn into cultural landmarks.” Read more

 

Gov. Wolf, Rep. Ciresi, SEPA Schools Call for Bipartisan Charter School Plan to Save Nearly $400 Million

(May 19, 2021)

“Our reform reins in out-of-control charter costs to provide much-needed relief to underfunded districts like Pottstown, while preserving school choice, holding low-performing charters accountable, and requiring transparent and ethical conduct. It’s time – HB 272 needs to pass, for our students, our taxpayers, and our communities.” Read more

 

Ciresi bill would outlaw early termination fees for deceased individuals

(May 17, 2021)

Ciresi’s bill, H.B. 1418, would prohibit cable, phone, telecommunication, utility, and other companies from imposing early termination fees on a recently deceased person’s family for services that would no longer be used. Read more

 

Sanchez & Zabel: 72 hours could save your life

(May 14, 2021)

If you agree with us that implementing a 72-hour waiting period for firearm transfers would help save lives, contact your state representatives and state senators, as well as Judiciary Committee Chairman Rob Kauffman, and demand H.B. 1306 receive real consideration. Read more

 

Webster: Caregivers Deserve a Raise

(May 13, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster talks to us about how we use the federal dollars coming to Pennsylvania with the #PaRescuePlan to invest in our caregivers across the state. Whether in hospitals or delivering direct care, they have been working nonstop during this pandemic to make sure our family members are treated with care. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 13, 2021)

Information on state and other grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Kim highlights PA Rescue Plan investments in child care, workers

(May 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 12 – The vital role childcare facilities play in society is beyond apparent and state Rep. Patty Kim hosted a tour of Harrisburg’s Keystone Early Learning Center to highlight how the PA Rescue Plan’s proposed investments could support facilities and their employees. The proposed plan would invest $170 million in onsite childcare startup grants, a facility capital program and a Keystone STARS redesign . “Today’s tour of the Keystone Early Learning Center provided a glimpse at the positive effects targeted investments from the PA Rescue Plan would have on our community, our workers and our children’s education,” said Kim, D-Dauphin. “This should be a bipartisan priority and a step forward to improve Pennsylvania’s future for all families.” At the tour, legislators had the opportunity to see the benefits of onsite child care and the efforts this facility has taken to implement COVID-19 safety measures while providing a quality educational childcare experience for their students. Lana Stitzel, director of the Keystone Early Learning Center, shared the many ways the facility has adapted during COVID-19, but also shared the struggles they have faced in retaining employees and keeping child care affordable. State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, chairman of the PA House Democratic Policy Committee, added, “We’ve seen how important childcare facilities and their staff and educators are to Read more

 

PA Rescue Plan, $1.7 billion investment in workers’ focus of House Democratic leaders’ rally in State College Wednesday

(May 11, 2021)

STATE COLLEGE, May 11 – The workers who have been hit hardest by the pandemic need support. The PA House Democratic leadership team is hosting a rally Wednesday to make the case for workers’ rights to a fair wage, hazard pay and paid family and sick leave and how the PA Rescue plan would do just that. The rally will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 at The Borough Building, 243 S. Allen St., State College . The media is encouraged to attend. The PA Rescue Plan includes more than $1.5 billion for job training, hazard pay, wage boosts for direct-care workers and job creation efforts to kickstart the economy in communities across the state. The PRP aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . Read more

 

Rep. Kim, Policy Committee to tour onsite childcare facility Wednesday in Harrisburg

(May 11, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 11 – The PA Rescue Plan would invest $170 million to improve childcare for working parents and Rep. Patty Kim is hosting a tour of Keystone Learning Center to highlight the benefits of onsite childcare and how investments could benefit childcare facilities. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 12 at Keystone Learning Center, Room 125, 400 North St., Harrisburg. Following the tour, at 10 a.m., the media is encouraged to attend a news conference to learn more and ask questions about House Democrats’ plan. The PA Rescue Plan aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . Read more

 

Daley: Invest in Infrastructure, Revive the Economy

(May 11, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley talks about infrastructure, the #PaRescuePlan? and how we can revive our economy. The #PaRescuePlan? calls for money to be invested in apprenticeships, a crucial way for young people to access jobs and careers in this economy. Read more

 

Sturla to Hold Virtual Forum on Education Funding Thursday

(May 10, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 10 – S tate Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that he will hold a Virtual Forum on Education Funding at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at www.RepMikeSturla.com . The forum will feature presentations and discussion about how to make basic-education funding more equitable in Pennsylvania. Sturla will moderate the forum and speak about his bill to accelerate efforts behind installing a fair funding formula at the state level. State Rep. Mike Longietti, D-Mercer, will provide general comments as Democratic Chair of the House Education Committee while Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., will speak about his 100% Fair Funding legislation. Deberah Kleher, executive director of the Education Law Center, will speak about Rep. Mike Schlossberg’s Level Up for Equitable School Funding legislation. After the presentations, superintendents from Lancaster County school districts will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the bills and make comments on the fair funding issue. Members of the media and public are encouraged to watch the forum at www.RepMikeSturla.com . Read more

 

Webster Joins Policy Hearing on #PARescuePlan

(May 10, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster joined a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Philadelphia for a discussion about the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan. Webster sees this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in jobs and infrastructure. Read more

 

Reading tour showcases successful implementation of opportunity zones and regional needs

(May 10, 2021)

READING, May 10 – State Rep. Manuel Guzman, D-Reading, and the Reading Redevelopment Authority showed the House Democratic Policy Committee how an infusion of investment could benefit Reading and how that success could be duplicated in communities across the state. Overcoming post-pandemic concerns for public safety was a point of concern from Reading Economic Development Director Jamal Abodalo. Alvernia University President John Loyack discussed the university’s renovation and small business incubator investments in Reading. “We have the potential to help lift people out of poverty with investments that would revitalize communities, encourage private investment and put people to work, said Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro. “We must capitalize on federal funding to help people across the state recover from the hardships of the pandemic.” “Our PA Rescue Plan would get money to local businesses, working people and schools to help them recover and thrive as we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Guzman said. “In the absence of any plan on the part of the majority party in Harrisburg to direct federal pandemic relief funds to these areas, I am happy to welcome my colleagues to the heart of Reading’s Keystone Opportunity Zone so that we can show the public how the plan I am working to enact would improve cities like Reading and communities throughout the state.” The PA Rescue Plan proposes a $475 Read more

 

Zabel to host job fair May 13 in Clifton Heights

(May 07, 2021)

While thousands of people in our region temporarily and permanently lost their jobs, some businesses have recovered and are now hiring. My hope for this event is to help put workers in touch with the businesses looking to hire skilled employees. Read more

 

Sanchez, Haywood Present $1 Million Check to PA Horticultural Society

(May 07, 2021)

“Everyone knows the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for the Philadelphia Flower Show, but what a delight it is to have Meadowbrook Farm in our community here in Abington.” Read more

 

Warren introduces legislation to aid child service providers, local government officials

(May 06, 2021)

YARDLEY, May 6 – After speaking to local officials and the need for change, state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, has introduced two pieces of legislation to support child service providers and local government officials. Warren recently introduced H.B. 1317 to ensure personal protective equipment is provided to child welfare workers and service providers. “During the pandemic, Pennsylvania’s human services have struggled at times to maintain vital face-to-face interactions with families as well as children and youth,” Warren said. “This legislation would provide county agencies and providers with personal protective equipment so support services can continue to make valuable connections with children and their families – while lessening the risk of contracting or spreading the novel coronavirus.” Warren’s H.B. 1318 would rewrite a section of the state’s Borough Code to specifically allow borough councils to officially count members meeting remotely toward the quorum needed to conduct official business. “The pandemic illustrated the ability and usefulness of local officials to meet and conduct business remotely by using the technology available to each of us,” Warren said. “This reform will help borough councils be more efficient, granting local officials the ability to reach a quorum when not enough members are able to be physically present but when some members are able to meet Read more

 

Shusterman appointed to Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board
May 26, 2021

Nelson: Renewing the Call for Racial Justice
May 25, 2021

Daley stands up for women's right to choose
May 25, 2021

Malagari: Support Pennsylvania crematoriums by cooling the °Fs down
May 24, 2021

Roll credits: Ciresi, Tomlinson seek to attract more film, TV production to PA
May 21, 2021

Gov. Wolf, Rep. Ciresi, SEPA Schools Call for Bipartisan Charter School Plan to Save Nearly $400 Million
May 19, 2021

Ciresi bill would outlaw early termination fees for deceased individuals
May 17, 2021

Sanchez & Zabel: 72 hours could save your life
May 14, 2021

Webster: Caregivers Deserve a Raise
May 13, 2021

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 13, 2021

Kim highlights PA Rescue Plan investments in child care, workers
May 12, 2021

PA Rescue Plan, $1.7 billion investment in workers’ focus of House Democratic leaders’ rally in State College Wednesday
May 11, 2021

Rep. Kim, Policy Committee to tour onsite childcare facility Wednesday in Harrisburg
May 11, 2021

Daley: Invest in Infrastructure, Revive the Economy
May 11, 2021

Sturla to Hold Virtual Forum on Education Funding Thursday
May 10, 2021

Webster Joins Policy Hearing on #PARescuePlan
May 10, 2021

Reading tour showcases successful implementation of opportunity zones and regional needs
May 10, 2021

Zabel to host job fair May 13 in Clifton Heights
May 07, 2021

Sanchez, Haywood Present $1 Million Check to PA Horticultural Society
May 07, 2021

Warren introduces legislation to aid child service providers, local government officials
May 06, 2021