Testifiers plea for updated Pa. charter school law during policy hearing

(Oct 11, 2022)

The hearing, hosted by Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria), featured testimony from several local school district officials and local school board members, as well as a charter school advocacy organization. Read more

 

Rabb announces legislation to rein in book bans in Pa.

(Oct 11, 2022)

Pennsylvania has the unfortunate designation of being the state with the second-largest number of books that are currently banned from its school libraries and curriculum. Read more

 

Rabb highlights Native-centered legislation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

(Oct 10, 2022)

Rep. Rabb is highlighting his spate of Native-centered legislation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to bring awareness to the continuing and widespread disregard for indigenous peoples, their history, culture, and the misappropriation thereof, and how Pennsylvania can substantively right these wrongs. Read more

 

Kinsey announces legislation to end felony disenfranchisement

(Oct 07, 2022)

"Every single day that an incarcerated individual is not able to exercise their right to vote is another day that Pennsylvania acknowledges and permits the continuation of Jim Crow-era laws,” Kinsey said. Read more

 

Democratic lawmakers introduce bills focused on protecting reproductive rights

(Oct 06, 2022)

“Control over one’s own reproductive health care is central to individual freedom, liberty, health, and economic opportunity." Read more

 

Harris selected for prestigious Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

(Oct 05, 2022)

“My ultimate goal is to improve the lives of those in my community who send me to Harrisburg to be their voice and serve them as best as I can,” Harris said. Read more

 

State government should refocus its efforts on environmental justice

(Oct 05, 2022)

“As we heard in testimony today, many of the biggest challenges facing our communities are rooted in race,” Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Donna Bullock said. “In order to overcome these challenges – including poverty and environmental burdens – it is imperative we address and eliminate racial disparities by changing policies and some of the flawed practices we have seen in the past.” Read more

 

Roxborough alum Malcolm Kenyatta: ‘We are failing our kids’

(Oct 04, 2022)

State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta walked the halls of his alma mater, Roxborough High School, the day after a 14-year-old football player was killed following a scrimmage. Read more

 

Policy committee tours groundbreaking research incubator in Bucks County

(Oct 04, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee was in Bucks County Tuesday morning for a tour and roundtable discussion at the Blumberg Institute in Doylestown. Read more

 

Young: What will it take for action in the PA General Assembly?

(Oct 03, 2022)

Gun violence is not a “Big city/Philadelphia” problem. In 2022 alone there have been dozens of shootings and murders in rural counties as well. Where is the outrage? This is an EVERYONE and EVERYWHERE problem! Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management

(Oct 03, 2022)

"Tangible items lost to flood damage can be replaced, but what can’t be replaced is a sense of safety and security,” said Webster. Read more

 

Rabb highlights legislative remedy on International Wrongful Conviction Day

(Oct 02, 2022)

“It is a day to remember the stolen liberty of countless people who have suffered at the hands of an unjust criminal justice system, and to reaffirm our commitment to compensating victims.” Read more

 

McClinton: Getting a College Degree Shouldn’t Break the Bank

(Oct 01, 2022)

If we want to shrink racial and gender wealth gaps and help more Pennsylvanians get ahead, we need to improve access to education - whether college, industry-based training, or other certification opportunities. Read more

 

Sappey: Aqua Rate Increase Underscores Need for Reform

(Sep 30, 2022)

The current status quo is creating unsustainable utility bills for residents. It is imperative that the state legislature consider these reform measures to empower ratepayers and ensure bill payments are being used to maintain and provide safe service, not to fulfill a corporate growth strategy. Read more

 

Rabb announces pollinator task force legislation

(Sep 30, 2022)

The task force would be a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, various other state departments and agencies, agriculture industry representatives, registered apiaries, academic institutions, conservation organizations and data collection groups. Read more

 

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico

(Sep 29, 2022)

“We urge President Biden to ease the burden for Puerto Ricans, regardless of political or statehood status, and manage this situation with the same urgency that would involve any of the 50 states in the country. This is a matter of survival and empathy.” Read more

 

Burns proposes ‘fair chance’ legislation for government jobs

(Sep 28, 2022)

“Thankfully, we are far removed from the days when political patronage and cronyism ruled the halls of Harrisburg and state jobs were doled out as rewards, but there remains work to be done as we continue to professionalize the state workforce,” Burns said. Read more

 

Kenyatta issues statement on shooting at Roxborough High School

(Sep 28, 2022)

“The last time I was at my alma mater Roxborough High School, I was delivering the commencement address. Today I instead went to meet with students and staff reeling from yesterday’s mass shooting. I’m gutted and angry for these families — and the school community I so love,” Kenyatta said. Read more

 

Brown offers statement on mass shooting at Roxborough High School

(Sep 28, 2022)

Fourteen-year-old Nicholas Elizalde was killed in the shooting at Roxborough High and four teenagers were injured. Read more

 

Isaacson announces legislation on menstrual education in schools

(Sep 28, 2022)

According to reports, 79% of teenage students feel they need more education on menstruation. Many young students report that their first period was “embarrassing, traumatic, scary and confusing” and that they felt dirty during their period. Read more

 

Testifiers plea for updated Pa. charter school law during policy hearing
Oct 11, 2022

Rabb announces legislation to rein in book bans in Pa.
Oct 11, 2022

Rabb highlights Native-centered legislation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct 10, 2022

Kinsey announces legislation to end felony disenfranchisement
Oct 07, 2022

Democratic lawmakers introduce bills focused on protecting reproductive rights
Oct 06, 2022

Harris selected for prestigious Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
Oct 05, 2022

State government should refocus its efforts on environmental justice
Oct 05, 2022

Roxborough alum Malcolm Kenyatta: ‘We are failing our kids’
Oct 04, 2022

Policy committee tours groundbreaking research incubator in Bucks County
Oct 04, 2022

Young: What will it take for action in the PA General Assembly?
Oct 03, 2022

Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management
Oct 03, 2022

Rabb highlights legislative remedy on International Wrongful Conviction Day
Oct 02, 2022

McClinton: Getting a College Degree Shouldn’t Break the Bank
Oct 01, 2022

Sappey: Aqua Rate Increase Underscores Need for Reform
Sep 30, 2022

Rabb announces pollinator task force legislation
Sep 30, 2022

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico
Sep 29, 2022

Burns proposes ‘fair chance’ legislation for government jobs
Sep 28, 2022

Kenyatta issues statement on shooting at Roxborough High School
Sep 28, 2022

Brown offers statement on mass shooting at Roxborough High School
Sep 28, 2022

Isaacson announces legislation on menstrual education in schools
Sep 28, 2022