Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor

(1 day ago)

“While I would have preferred a ban on consumer fireworks, this bill is better than current law. It addresses some of the concerns that have been raised in communities across Pennsylvania,” said state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I encourage anyone who uses fireworks to do so safely and follow state guidelines.” Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable

(Jul 01, 2022)

“The inaction we’ve seen is disappointing. With a $12 billion surplus, we can and should deliver for the people of Pennsylvania. Rather than pass a timely budget that helps working families, we’ve been distracted by unrelated issues and interjected politics at the expense of in-state tuition for Pennsylvania students." Read more

 

Cruz to introduce bill to help curb crime and violence with statewide gun buyback program

(Jul 01, 2022)

According to the lawmaker, gun buyback programs have served communities by decreasing gun suicide risks, providing opportunities for safe storage education, and aiding localities in identifying guns used in unsolved crimes. Read more

 

PA Climate Caucus protests SCOTUS restriction of EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions

(Jul 01, 2022)

“Our world is under grave threat from climate change, beset by increasingly destructive hurricanes, fires, and coastal erosion causing mass migration and destabilizing the political order. Now more than ever, government agencies must be able to take action to protect and preserve our communities, our public health and our welfare." Read more

 

Solomon’s PICA renewal legislation passes Senate

(Jul 01, 2022)

Solomon said PICA has been effective in stabilizing the economic health of Philadelphia that led to balanced budgets for 25 years. It borrows funds on the city’s behalf and in exchange, oversees Philadelphia’s finances. Read more

 

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor

(Jun 30, 2022)

"When somebody has a challenge with mental health, it likely has an effect on physical health. Likewise, when somebody has a physical health challenge, it can have an effect on mental health. It’s time we stop treating physical health and mental health separately and integrate treatments,” Rep. Mike Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Burns: Protect consumers from tech companies selling personal information

(Jun 30, 2022)

Today Burns, D-Cambria, introduced H.B. 2715, which would create a “one-stop-shop” to curb the all-too-common practice of gathering all types of information on people and reselling it to third parties without their knowledge or consent. Read more

 

Rabb highlights need for Shale Gas Operations Transparency Act

(Jun 30, 2022)

The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court severely weakens the power of the EPA authorized by Congress to address the dangerous impact of fracked gas production in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Sainato: General Assembly passes bill to smooth professional licensing path for military members

(Jun 30, 2022)

The bill passed the state House unanimously last November and the state Senate passed the bill with amendments on June 28. The House agreed to those amendments, and the bill now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. Read more

 

Solomon's legislation to establish framework for celebration of 250th birthday of US passes Senate

(Jun 30, 2022)

“We on the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semi quincentennial -- America250PA -- want to both preserve the legacy of our heritage and invest in the commonwealth’s future by repairing, restoring and revitalizing historic state landmarks that do exactly that,” Solomon said. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation to expand Property Tax and Rent Rebate program

(Jun 30, 2022)

“While inflation has risen, the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program’s stagnant income limits have prevented increasing numbers of individuals from accessing this critical lifeline. My legislation will update income requirements and other provisions of the PTRR so more individuals in need can receive assistance and property tax relief from this vital program.” Read more

 

Markosek introduces bill to give more veterans access to state programs

(Jun 30, 2022)

“During these challenging times when inflation is driving up prices,” Markosek said, “I feel it is our responsibility to do all we can to care for our veterans, who have bravely put their lives on the line to defend our nation and our freedom.” Read more

 

After Roe, we know what the Pa. GOP will do, says Rep. Fiedler

(Jun 29, 2022)

In Pennsylvania, abortion remains safe and legal, for now. But none of us should count on the GOP majority in the state House to defend our rights or our bodies. Read more

 

Dawkins calls on legislature to focus on budget, not personal politics

(Jun 29, 2022)

“We have a state budget due in one day. Let’s focus on that. Let’s focus on getting money to our schools and to our communities. We must end this absurd political theater that’s meant to distract from the real issue – which is that the legislature must do something about gun proliferation and gun violence and not tie the hands of cities like Philadelphia when it comes to enacting sensible gun reforms.” Read more

 

Ciresi: Provide financial relief to Pennsylvanians by freezing the state gas tax

(Jun 29, 2022)

“It’s time to take action on behalf of working Pennsylvanians and move these crucial bills out of the Transportation Committee and into the state budget,” Ciresi said. Read more

 

Cephas to introduce bill to help low-income homeowners repair their properties

(Jun 29, 2022)

“The state must partner with and empower municipalities to create neighborhood infrastructure repair programs to support the people we serve,” Cephas said. “Our legislation would do that with an investment of state funding and a match in municipality funding.” Read more

 

Hohenstein: A budget is a moral document

(Jun 28, 2022)

We have historic surpluses and additional funds provided by the federal government. Investing those funds into our economy encourages growth. Read more

 

Cruz announces school bus video monitoring bill

(Jun 28, 2022)

“The reality is that more than 17 million school bus stop-arm violations occur nationwide every school year and 10% of all student bullying happens on school buses. We need to do more to enhance student safety and hold bad actors accountable.” Read more

 

Cruz announces animal abuse registry bill

(Jun 28, 2022)

“Animal abuse registries allow law enforcement to hold convicted individuals more accountable and provide additional resources to animal shelters to prevent abusers from adopting and abusing again,” Cruz said. Read more

 

LIHEAP is already a big help, but could be so much more

(Jun 27, 2022)

LIHEAP is long overdue for an upgrade, and I’ve introduced legislation to make two critical improvements. Read more

 

Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor
1 day ago

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable
Jul 01, 2022

Cruz to introduce bill to help curb crime and violence with statewide gun buyback program
Jul 01, 2022

PA Climate Caucus protests SCOTUS restriction of EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions
Jul 01, 2022

Solomon’s PICA renewal legislation passes Senate
Jul 01, 2022

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor
Jun 30, 2022

Burns: Protect consumers from tech companies selling personal information
Jun 30, 2022

Rabb highlights need for Shale Gas Operations Transparency Act
Jun 30, 2022

Sainato: General Assembly passes bill to smooth professional licensing path for military members
Jun 30, 2022

Solomon's legislation to establish framework for celebration of 250th birthday of US passes Senate
Jun 30, 2022

Ciresi introduces legislation to expand Property Tax and Rent Rebate program
Jun 30, 2022

Markosek introduces bill to give more veterans access to state programs
Jun 30, 2022

After Roe, we know what the Pa. GOP will do, says Rep. Fiedler
Jun 29, 2022

Dawkins calls on legislature to focus on budget, not personal politics
Jun 29, 2022

Ciresi: Provide financial relief to Pennsylvanians by freezing the state gas tax
Jun 29, 2022

Cephas to introduce bill to help low-income homeowners repair their properties
Jun 29, 2022

Hohenstein: A budget is a moral document
Jun 28, 2022

Cruz announces school bus video monitoring bill
Jun 28, 2022

Cruz announces animal abuse registry bill
Jun 28, 2022

LIHEAP is already a big help, but could be so much more
Jun 27, 2022