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Davidson calls for House to reject dangerous voter suppression bill

Zabel, bipartisan Juvenile Justice Task Force announces findings

(13 hours ago)

“Since Day One, my goal as a co-chair has been to find policy recommendations that would improve the lives and outcomes for victims and offenders in our juvenile justice system,” Zabel said. Read more

 

Davis unveiled legislation to support families grieving gun violence victims

(13 hours ago)

Davis said his legislation, H.B. 1677 and H.B. 1678, would permit gun violence victims’ parents to defer debt payments or apply for a grant program that can provide financial assistance. Read more

 

Fighting for public safety, working across the aisle

(13 hours ago)

It’s time to advance on the issue of gun violence. We are going to lose generations to unnecessary violence if we do not act now – let’s find policy solutions we can advance instead of focusing on and arguing over ones we cannot. Read more

 

Gainey, Miller applaud U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing college athletes to be paid

(1 day ago)

The two Allegheny County Democrats have sponsored the Fair Pay for Play Act, which would allow college athletes to earn money for their athletic efforts and is designed to keep Pennsylvania colleges competitive nationwide. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(1 day ago)

Included are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Conklin: House Bill 1300 is nothing but ‘smoke and mirrors’

(Jun 21, 2021)

“This bill is disguised as an effort to protect voter integrity and security but, in reality, it is designed to drive down voter turnout and make it harder and more complicated for Pennsylvanians to cast their vote." Read more

 

Freeman introduces bill aimed to address fireworks

(Jun 17, 2021)

“My proposal would provide local governments with the authority to pass local ordinances to better regulate the use of fireworks and to impose substantial penalties for the violation of those local ordinances,” Freeman said. Read more

 

Vitali: Environmental Protection needs more funding

(Jun 17, 2021)

Budget negotiations will likely be concluded in a couple of weeks. Now is the time that concerned citizens should tell Gov. Wolf and their state representatives and senators that the DEP needs more funding. Read more

 

Cruz announces official recognition of first bicameral, bipartisan Latino Caucus in Pa. General Assembly

(Jun 17, 2021)

The caucus is open to all members of the General Assembly, regardless of ethnicity or whether they represent a large Latino population in their legislative district. Read more

 

Rep. Fiedler, colleagues host No More Excuses, End Toxic Schools rally

(Jun 16, 2021)

“We can use just a portion of the $7 billion in federal funding that has already been sent to PA to this substantive investment in public buildings from Philly to Scranton to Allegheny County,” Fiedler said. “We could create thousands of jobs — good paying, union jobs!” Read more

 

PLBC condemns violent police arrests of teens in Ocean City, MD

(Jun 16, 2021)

“I watched the videos of these teens being arrested and saw how quickly things escalated,” Bullock said. “We must ask ourselves – how does a simple citation lead to police violence?" Read more

 

Young condemns H.B. 1300 as ‘Voting Rights Suppression Act’

(Jun 16, 2021)

“House Bill 1300 is 150 pages of drivel and lies outfitted as policy. Its author and supporters have dubbed it with a virtuous name, the Voting Rights Protection Act, but whose voting rights is it really protecting?” Young said, a day after voting no on the bill’s passage in the House State Government Committee. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities

(Jun 15, 2021)

Learn about state and federal grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Schlossberg, McNeill introduce legislation to address shortage of available mental health services

(Jun 15, 2021)

According to Schlossberg, the program would not only expand access to mental health services and support to underserved communities, but also provide an opportunity to better train and retain psychologists in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Davidson calls for House to reject dangerous voter suppression bill

(Jun 15, 2021)

“This bill presumes that every voter that comes to vote commits fraud, and it criminalizes voting in Pennsylvania before voting even happens,” Davidson said. “It is not based on democracy but on a dictatorship. The full House should reject this bill as soon as it is put up for a vote." Read more

 

Kenyatta calls latest GOP election bill ‘artisanal voter suppression’

(Jun 15, 2021)

“You have the same people who have been stoking the raging fire that we’re currently seeing burn up the trust in the sanctity of our democratic process now wanting to come and act like they’re the firefighters,” Kenyatta said, following the Republican-dominated House State Government Committee’s approval of H.B.1300 along party lines. Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus introduces PA Fairness Act

(Jun 15, 2021)

If passed, the PA Fairness Act would prohibit discrimination against an individual based on their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in the commonwealth, providing a long-overdue update to Pennsylvania’s law. Read more

 

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

(Jun 14, 2021)

“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. 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

 

Zabel, bipartisan Juvenile Justice Task Force announces findings
13 hours ago

Davis unveiled legislation to support families grieving gun violence victims
13 hours ago

Fighting for public safety, working across the aisle
13 hours ago

Gainey, Miller applaud U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing college athletes to be paid
1 day ago

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
1 day ago

Conklin: House Bill 1300 is nothing but ‘smoke and mirrors’
Jun 21, 2021

Freeman introduces bill aimed to address fireworks
Jun 17, 2021

Vitali: Environmental Protection needs more funding
Jun 17, 2021

Cruz announces official recognition of first bicameral, bipartisan Latino Caucus in Pa. General Assembly
Jun 17, 2021

Rep. Fiedler, colleagues host No More Excuses, End Toxic Schools rally
Jun 16, 2021

PLBC condemns violent police arrests of teens in Ocean City, MD
Jun 16, 2021

Young condemns H.B. 1300 as ‘Voting Rights Suppression Act’
Jun 16, 2021

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities
Jun 15, 2021

Schlossberg, McNeill introduce legislation to address shortage of available mental health services
Jun 15, 2021

Davidson calls for House to reject dangerous voter suppression bill
Jun 15, 2021

Kenyatta calls latest GOP election bill ‘artisanal voter suppression’
Jun 15, 2021

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus introduces PA Fairness Act
Jun 15, 2021

Galloway’s children’s mental healthcare clearinghouse bill passes House
Jun 14, 2021

Sanchez, Schlossberg officially introduce LGBTQ+ Panic Defense bill
Jun 11, 2021

DELCO legislators highlight opportunity for state to fairly fund schools, clean up toxic school
Jun 11, 2021