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

 

Brown demands mandatory ID requirement at gun shows to curb unregulated ghost gun sales

(Jun 27, 2022)

Brown has proposed this change in the wake of recent mass shootings and the proliferation of unregulated “ghost guns,” such as the one used in the mass shooting on South Street on June 4. Read more

 

Parker: People die daily from gun violence in Pa., we need solutions, not excuses

(Jun 25, 2022)

"The problems that plague Philly are everywhere. Gun violence is on the rise in Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Erie, Scranton, York, Reading, Allentown." Read more

 

Howard: Pennsylvania must encode reproductive rights into law now

(Jun 24, 2022)

Please contact Republican House leadership and request they bring H.B. 733 to a vote. If they oppose freedom of choice and bodily autonomy, let them cast votes showing that, rather than hiding sheepishly behind procedure. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus Co-Chairs and Members of State Senate Democratic Caucus Slam Supreme Court Decision, Call for Action to Preserve Abortion Access in Pennsylvania

(Jun 24, 2022)

After today’s decision, the 13 states that passed trigger laws now have bans or severe restrictions already enshrined into law, leaving millions of Americans without access to abortion immediately. Arkansas, Idaho and Oklahoma law now criminalizes abortion with penalties ranging from 5 to ten years in prison. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives

(Jun 24, 2022)

“We’re not done fighting for people to be able to make decisions about their own body. In the meantime, we will work to shore up access to care in our communities that anticipate an uptick in women from neighboring states seeking safe health care and to protect our health care providers from legal action for doing their jobs.” Read more

 

Freeman’s lease to purchase bill would expand affordable home ownership

(Jun 23, 2022)

Under Freeman’s legislation, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency would administer a program that would require lease to purchase agreements to allow the lessee to acquire ownership after 50% of all lease payments have been made. Read more

 

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks

(Jun 22, 2022)

“This is a gun safety policy with tremendous support in Pennsylvania that has for years been stalled in the House Judiciary Committee,” Warren said. “This simple safety measure -- a background check on all firearm purchases -- respects the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions while protecting the lives of Pennsylvanians from gun violence.” Read more

 

Burns introduces bill to ban use of public funds for campaign activities

(Jun 22, 2022)

Burns, who has introduced or supported other good-government bills in the past, first floated the idea earlier this year after he learned that Johnstown spent thousands of dollars in city funds to advocate for changes to the city charter on the November ballot. The city was later fined $500 for failing to report campaign expenses related to the mailers. Read more

 

Policy hearing highlights legislation to help end corporate inflation

(Jun 22, 2022)

Wednesday’s hearing, titled “Ending Corporate Inflation,” highlighted several pieces of legislation House Democrats have introduced to combat the issue of corporate inflation, which was highlighted during the hearing and a press conference that followed. Read more

 

Schweyer: Majority party tactics on gun bills are shameful, dangerous

(Jun 22, 2022)

“It has become quite clear with this week’s move and previous procedures earlier this month with other commonsense gun legislation that the Republican majority cares more about the gun lobby than saving Pennsylvania lives." Read more

 

Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act

(Jun 22, 2022)

The Open Markets Act would give the PA attorney general the authority necessary to effectively investigate and prosecute anti-trust violations, resulting in lower prices by reducing the number of price-gouging monopolies and creating a fairer, more competitive marketplace. Read more

 

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship awardees

(Jun 21, 2022)

“Providing some of our best and brightest students with financial help for the already exorbitant costs of college is something the PLBC is proud to do through our foundation,” Bullock said. Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 20, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Matzie introduces bills to strengthen state’s home energy assistance program

(Jun 20, 2022)

As Democratic chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, Matzie said he introduced the legislation to end the state’s harmful practice of withholding some of the annual federal funding it receives – a practice that has kept tens of millions of dollars from getting to families needing it. Read more

 

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

Brown demands mandatory ID requirement at gun shows to curb unregulated ghost gun sales
Jun 27, 2022

Parker: People die daily from gun violence in Pa., we need solutions, not excuses
Jun 25, 2022

Howard: Pennsylvania must encode reproductive rights into law now
Jun 24, 2022

Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus Co-Chairs and Members of State Senate Democratic Caucus Slam Supreme Court Decision, Call for Action to Preserve Abortion Access in Pennsylvania
Jun 24, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives
Jun 24, 2022

Freeman’s lease to purchase bill would expand affordable home ownership
Jun 23, 2022

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks
Jun 22, 2022

Burns introduces bill to ban use of public funds for campaign activities
Jun 22, 2022

Policy hearing highlights legislation to help end corporate inflation
Jun 22, 2022

Schweyer: Majority party tactics on gun bills are shameful, dangerous
Jun 22, 2022

Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act
Jun 22, 2022

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship awardees
Jun 21, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 20, 2022

Matzie introduces bills to strengthen state’s home energy assistance program
Jun 20, 2022