Bizzarro introduces ‘Beagle Bills’ to enhance protections for animals

(Nov 03, 2022)

“My passion for protecting the rights of animals has never wavered. I was proud to author Libre’s Law that strengthened penalties for people who abuse animals, and I’m proud to once again offer legislation that protects our four-legged friends,” said Bizzarro. Read more

 

State officials, civil rights groups react to report denying thousands in Pa. their voting rights due to felony convictions

(Nov 01, 2022)

“The antidote to this poisonous disenfranchisement criminal scheme is to ensure that all people are allowed to vote, including those incarcerated citizens serving prison sentences for a felony criminal conviction." Read more

 

Kinsey, Cephas introduce legislation for better response to behavioral crises

(Nov 01, 2022)

“This legislation would tackle this issue at its root. We need specialists, trained individuals managing mental health crises." Read more

 

Kinkead, Gaydos introduce legislation to assist owners of landslide-prone properties

(Oct 27, 2022)

The bill would add coverage of landslides, slope movement and sinkholes to an existing program in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that currently covers only mine subsidence assistance and insurance. Read more

 

Abney, Bullock lead PLBC voting rights roundtable

(Oct 27, 2022)

The goal of the discussion was to address items that individuals need to be aware of when voting, including providing details about mail-in and absentee ballots. Read more

 

Dawkins condemns GOP for hypocrisy in Philly DA probe

(Oct 27, 2022)

“This week’s news conference confirms the Republican obsession with District Attorney Larry Krasner,” Dawkins said. “I find it interesting that the Select Committee report, which was just released Monday, didn’t mention or recommend impeachment." Read more

 

Schlossberg fatality review team language headed to governor

(Oct 26, 2022)

Language introduced by Rep. Mike Schlossberg that would allow counties to create local overdose or suicide fatality review teams to help prevent future overdose deaths and suicides passed the state Senate and House today and is on its way to the governor. Read more

 

Innamorato, Rothman and others recognize and celebrate employee-owned businesses

(Oct 26, 2022)

“The guiding principle for employee ownership is recognizing the unique value brought by every person who helps these ventures grow and prosper,” Innamorato said. Read more

 

Krajewski announces birth certificate application changes for minors with DOH

(Oct 26, 2022)

“Disadvantaged Black youth are at highest risk of being victims of gun violence in our city,” Krajewski said. “I heard their stories of how the inability to access their birth certificates were holding them back from seeking opportunities to improve their lives, and I knew I needed to act." Read more

 

Online higher education takes center stage at House Dem Policy hearing

(Oct 26, 2022)

“We need to provide students seeking to advance their education with every opportunity possible to do so. That includes online education, because as we heard from testifiers today, it allows students to complete degrees on their own time,” said Bizzarro. “Education is the lifeblood of our economy, and we should take advantage of every chance to support it.” Read more

 

Rabb announces legislation to expand green human interment options

(Oct 26, 2022)

The process used in natural organic reduction uses one-eighth the amount of energy of a more traditional cremation and creates soil that is perfectly safe for gardens, trees and general land use. Read more

 

House Democrats demand Republicans 'stop the games'

(Oct 25, 2022)

House Democrats stood together in the Capitol today to call out the Republican majority for wasting time on political games instead of acting to address the issues that truly impact people across the commonwealth. Read more

 

PLBC Fall 2022 newsletter

(Oct 25, 2022)

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McNeill, Zabel introduce legislation to cap soaring insulin prices

(Oct 24, 2022)

Insulin caps are a bipartisan issue. Twenty-one states including New York, Maryland, Texas and Oklahoma have passed similar insulin co-pays. Read more

 

Fiedler hosts rally for abortion rights on Capitol steps

(Oct 24, 2022)

The event, called “Abortion Freedom for All,” drew hundreds of people to the Capitol steps just as the General Assembly was about to reconvene for session. Read more

 

Shusterman on SB 106: Too Radical, Too Extreme

(Oct 21, 2022)

We cannot turn our backs on our mothers, daughters and sisters. We cannot turn our backs on victims of incest and rape. We cannot allow SB 106 to move forward. Read more

 

Rabb highlights legislation to reform police sick time in response to report

(Oct 19, 2022)

As news organizations report on the city controller’s audit of the Philadelphia Police Department, Rabb said he has legislation ready that would address one major flaw outlined in the audit. Read more

 

Burns introduces legislation to get more parents involved in schools

(Oct 17, 2022)

Burns’ proposed legislation, HB 2851, would direct districts to create programs that would identify resources for parents to supplement classroom instruction, and create a pathway to open communication between parents, teachers, and school boards regarding curriculum, academic goals and support programs. Read more

 

Women of the PA Black Caucus and Women’s Health Caucus demand the PA Human Relations Commission to investigate Philly Pregnancy Center, Norristown

(Oct 17, 2022)

“Pregnant and birthing people in Pennsylvania should have safe places to seek and receive equitable care no matter their ZIP code, race, ethnicity, gender or income level. As shown in the viral video, that is not always the case.” Read more

 

Madden: My heart aches for families of Parkland school shooting victims after jury recommendation

(Oct 13, 2022)

"I remain committed to protecting students, teachers and faculty -- and their families and friends -- from future pain and anguish." Read more

 

Bizzarro introduces ‘Beagle Bills’ to enhance protections for animals
Nov 03, 2022

State officials, civil rights groups react to report denying thousands in Pa. their voting rights due to felony convictions
Nov 01, 2022

Kinsey, Cephas introduce legislation for better response to behavioral crises
Nov 01, 2022

Kinkead, Gaydos introduce legislation to assist owners of landslide-prone properties
Oct 27, 2022

Abney, Bullock lead PLBC voting rights roundtable
Oct 27, 2022

Dawkins condemns GOP for hypocrisy in Philly DA probe
Oct 27, 2022

Schlossberg fatality review team language headed to governor
Oct 26, 2022

Innamorato, Rothman and others recognize and celebrate employee-owned businesses
Oct 26, 2022

Krajewski announces birth certificate application changes for minors with DOH
Oct 26, 2022

Online higher education takes center stage at House Dem Policy hearing
Oct 26, 2022

Rabb announces legislation to expand green human interment options
Oct 26, 2022

House Democrats demand Republicans 'stop the games'
Oct 25, 2022

PLBC Fall 2022 newsletter
Oct 25, 2022

McNeill, Zabel introduce legislation to cap soaring insulin prices
Oct 24, 2022

Fiedler hosts rally for abortion rights on Capitol steps
Oct 24, 2022

Shusterman on SB 106: Too Radical, Too Extreme
Oct 21, 2022

Rabb highlights legislation to reform police sick time in response to report
Oct 19, 2022

Burns introduces legislation to get more parents involved in schools
Oct 17, 2022

Women of the PA Black Caucus and Women’s Health Caucus demand the PA Human Relations Commission to investigate Philly Pregnancy Center, Norristown
Oct 17, 2022

Madden: My heart aches for families of Parkland school shooting victims after jury recommendation
Oct 13, 2022