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McClinton introduces comprehensive election bill to bolster democracy, marking one year since deadly insurrection on U.S. Capitol

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more

(1 day ago)

This isn’t about us as elected officials. This isn’t about party. This isn’t even about the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, with its bipartisan makeup and nonpartisan appointed chairman. It’s about doing what’s right for Pennsylvanians by putting an end to nonsensical gerrymandering and focusing on fair and equal representation. Read more

 

Reps. Danilo Burgos, Angel Cruz and Manny Guzman: Redistricting plan will improve Latino representation

(Jan 16, 2022)

Latino representation is lacking in Pennsylvania, particularly when you consider the growth that has occurred across Pennsylvania over the last decade. The LRC plan makes major strides in correcting this injustice and restoring fairness in representation in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Another GOP power grab - when “find the votes” turns into “draw the lines”

(Jan 12, 2022)

What these extreme Republicans are doing is seeking power for the sake of power. They’re doing what the former president did — doing whatever it takes to win, even if that means silencing your vote and your voice. Pennsylvanians deserve better. Read more

 

McClinton: The right to vote is at the core of our American identity

(Jan 11, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' latest push to defend democracy. Read more

 

Open Letter to Governor Wolf: Declare an Emergency on Omicron

(Jan 11, 2022)

We are all eager to care for our communities and provide safe learning spaces for our young people. These next few weeks will go a long way to ensuring our ability to make it through winter. Read more

 

Cephas issues statement on Pa. school funding trial

(Jan 11, 2022)

“It is time to right the wrongs of our inequitable school funding system and ensure that children across Pennsylvania – in every public school, not just some of them – have access to a quality public education that will foster their future success.” Read more

 

Mullery introduces legislation to expand PPE and sanitization protocols for K-12 schools

(Jan 06, 2022)

“Our teachers and faculty are stepping up to the front line as essential workers during the pandemic, and they need every piece of equipment and all the tools in place to keep them and our students safe.” Read more

 

We can cut utility bills and help the planet by setting appliance efficiency standards in Pennsylvania

(Jan 06, 2022)

We have the technology to make sure our appliances are energy efficient. Let’s use it instead of putting a needless burden on Pennsylvanians’ natural resources, health and pocketbooks. Read more

 

State Rep. Chris Rabb to reintroduce bill to bypass Electoral College to elect candidates by national popular vote 

(Jan 06, 2022)

Rabb is reintroducing legislation that would put democracy back in the hands of the people. He is joined by state Sen. Maria Collett who will be introducing an identical version of this bill in the state Senate. Read more

 

The attack on our democracy is not over, Pa. must protect and strengthen voting rights

(Jan 06, 2022)

One year after the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton announced legislation to stand up against attacks against democracy and ensure every vote is counted. Read more

 

McClinton introduces comprehensive election bill to bolster democracy, marking one year since deadly insurrection on U.S. Capitol

(Jan 06, 2022)

“The fact is the 2020 election was safe, free, fair and secure. My legislation works to build on our progress to ensure every voice is heard and every vote is counted.” Read more

 

Conklin: Fair Lines for Pennsylvania House Districts

(Jan 05, 2022)

Nordenberg’s tenure on the LRC has produced maps which, despite what some of my more cynical colleagues have claimed, may be amongst the fairest and non-partisan in our state’s recent electoral history. Read more

 

Hanbidge: Gender parity should be important to all of us

(Dec 28, 2021)

Fair and equitable representation is imperative to a healthy democracy and a healthy economy, and it is essential for a functioning and effective democracy. Read more

 

Governor signs bill co-authored by Samuelson to expand PACENET eligibility

(Dec 22, 2021)

The law will increase enrollment for the state’s Prescription Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier, known as PACENET, by about 20,000 people and raises the income limits to $33,500 for a single person and $41,500 for a married couple. Read more

 

Wolf signs broadband bill co-sponsored by Snyder

(Dec 22, 2021)

After it passed the House and Senate without a single negative vote, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday afternoon signed into law H.B. 2071, a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Pam Snyder to expand broadband internet in the state. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities

(Dec 21, 2021)

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

 

Miller, Delloso introduce legislation to update public labor laws

(Dec 20, 2021)

“Public sector unions are one of the great strengths of our commonwealth and have for generations been the bedrock our government is built on,” Miller said. Read more

 

Shusterman, Miller introduce student inclusion bill

(Dec 17, 2021)

On average, 17% of Pennsylvania students have an Individualized Education Program, but Shusterman and Miller say many report no integration into extracurricular activities. Read more

 

Freeman bill would make state-offered health insurance an affordable option

(Dec 17, 2021)

"Health insurance rates continue to rise. I believe my proposal would effectively bring health care policies back to an affordable range for the average Pennsylvanian. It also would offer a less costly alternative to the current private health plans available today," said Freeman, D-Northampton. Read more

 

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more
1 day ago

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
1 day ago

Reps. Danilo Burgos, Angel Cruz and Manny Guzman: Redistricting plan will improve Latino representation
Jan 16, 2022

Rep. Bizzarro: Another GOP power grab - when “find the votes” turns into “draw the lines”
Jan 12, 2022

McClinton: The right to vote is at the core of our American identity
Jan 11, 2022

Open Letter to Governor Wolf: Declare an Emergency on Omicron
Jan 11, 2022

Cephas issues statement on Pa. school funding trial
Jan 11, 2022

Mullery introduces legislation to expand PPE and sanitization protocols for K-12 schools
Jan 06, 2022

We can cut utility bills and help the planet by setting appliance efficiency standards in Pennsylvania
Jan 06, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb to reintroduce bill to bypass Electoral College to elect candidates by national popular vote 
Jan 06, 2022

The attack on our democracy is not over, Pa. must protect and strengthen voting rights
Jan 06, 2022

McClinton introduces comprehensive election bill to bolster democracy, marking one year since deadly insurrection on U.S. Capitol
Jan 06, 2022

Conklin: Fair Lines for Pennsylvania House Districts
Jan 05, 2022

Hanbidge: Gender parity should be important to all of us
Dec 28, 2021

Governor signs bill co-authored by Samuelson to expand PACENET eligibility
Dec 22, 2021

Wolf signs broadband bill co-sponsored by Snyder
Dec 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities
Dec 21, 2021

Miller, Delloso introduce legislation to update public labor laws
Dec 20, 2021

Shusterman, Miller introduce student inclusion bill
Dec 17, 2021

Freeman bill would make state-offered health insurance an affordable option
Dec 17, 2021