Policy hearing discusses status of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania

(Jun 06, 2022)

Electric vehicle use is skyrocketing in the commonwealth. Of the 12 million registered vehicles in Pennsylvania, nearly 30,000 are electric passenger vehicles, a number that’s more than doubled in the past five years. Read more

 

Kim, officials call on General Assembly to invest in older Pennsylvanians

(Jun 06, 2022)

"Our seniors are the foundation of our communities,” said Rep. Kim. “Seniors navigate their everyday lives on a fixed income, trying to make the best of a post-pandemic world despite rising costs for necessities." Read more

 

Longietti receives ‘Friend of Education’ award from Pa. Association of Intermediate Units

(Jun 03, 2022)

Longietti – who co-chairs the bipartisan, bicameral Pennsylvania Legislative Early Childhood Education Caucus and is Democratic chairman of the state House Education Committee – said he was honored to be recognized by the group, whose efforts improve student lives and open doors. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano fights corporate price gouging with Stop Price Fixing Act

(Jun 02, 2022)

Pisciottano highlighted that price fixing cases are currently far too difficult to prosecute, citing the dire need to pass the Stop Price Fixing Act and provide the attorney general with the necessary tools to enforce price-fixing laws. Read more

 

Sims and Rabb announce bill to hold Phila. police accountable

(Jun 02, 2022)

"At a time when gun violence continues to climb and police budgets continue to inflate, it is unconscionable to have so many taxpayer dollars go to those who are not upholding their oath of service.” Read more

 

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities

(Jun 01, 2022)

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

 

Daley: Failure to enact workplace accommodations for nursing mothers is exacerbating the baby formula shortage

(May 31, 2022)

My legislation, H.B. 1739, would require reasonable accommodations for nursing mothers. These accommodations include providing a private, sanitary space – not a restroom – where an employee can express milk and providing unpaid break time or allowing an employee to use paid break, mealtime, or both to express milk. Read more

 

Ciresi presents citations to Pennsylvania’s longest married couple

(May 27, 2022)

The Pishes were married on May 23, 1942, at St. Philomena’s Roman Catholic Church in East Lansdowne, PA. They were married shortly after Mr. Pish was deployed in the Navy during World War II. Read more

 

Pennsylvania’s students deserve equity, and we can deliver | Opinion

(May 27, 2022)

Let’s work together this year to finally fix the disastrous education funding path we’ve been going down for too long. Let’s finally do right by our children, our seniors, and our communities. Read more

 

Otten, House Democrats call for legislative action on gun safety

(May 26, 2022)

“The Pennsylvania legislature has not done its job. We did nothing after Sandy Hook, Parkland, or even Tree of Life Synagogue, right here in Pennsylvania,” Otten said. “What is it going to take before we finally decide to protect our children in schools, or worshipers in their places of worship, or seniors at the grocery store?" Read more

 

House Democratic leaders decry Republican inaction on gun safety legislation

(May 26, 2022)

"At what point do we acknowledge that Republican obstructionism is costing the lives of Pennsylvanians and could contribute to the next school shooting in our own state?" Read more

 

Matzie bills would modernize state’s home energy assistance program

(May 26, 2022)

Matzie, who is Democratic chairman of the PA House Consumer Affairs Committee, said he is introducing the legislation to end an arbitrary state practice that is hurting low-income families. Read more

 

Cruz demands Gov. Wolf and PA Education Department address state charter school inequities

(May 25, 2022)

"As safety, attendance, and grades have all increased, it would be a shame to take all that progress away from these children, their schools and families.” Read more

 

Housing is a Human Right

(May 24, 2022)

Many long-term residents, especially seniors, are facing historic financial hardships, and the legislature must take action to prevent dangerous living conditions, displacement of seniors, low income families, and people of color. Read more

 

Bullock Leads Inaugural K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action

(May 23, 2022)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, chairwoman of the Pa. Legislative Black Caucus, leads the inaugural K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the election of Irvis as the first Black speaker of any state legislature in the U.S. and make heard the voices of legislators and advocates working to address systemic inequities across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Kim, lawmakers explain need to act after rise in hate crimes

(May 23, 2022)

House Bill 1917 would require the Department of Education to create an integrated curriculum including Asian American Pacific Islander people, history and contributions to American society. Kim noted that although she would prefer a requirement, her bill is merely an urging for schools to incorporate AAPI teaching into their curriculum. Read more

 

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action

(May 23, 2022)

“This inaugural day of action not only commemorates the accomplishments of the first and only Black speaker in the Pennsylvania legislature to date,” Bullock said, “but it is also an opportunity to amplify the voices of Black Pennsylvanians and the issues that are important to our communities." Read more

 

Conklin bill to ban domestic violence convicts from holding public office moves to House Judiciary Committee

(May 19, 2022)

As the bill embarks on an important first step in the legislative process, Conklin on a parallel track is working to secure important outside support for a proposal he believes promotes public trust and ensures higher ethical integrity for those elected and selected to hold important government positions. Read more

 

McClinton joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity

(May 18, 2022)

The Senate and House Democrats will work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to create grant programs for the $10 million in available funding to benefit statewide health care facilities and community-based organizations. Read more

 

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions

(May 16, 2022)

“Local governments and public officials should not be using public dollars to campaign, especially when it relates to questions that impact that local government,” Burns said. Read more

 

Policy hearing discusses status of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania
Jun 06, 2022

Kim, officials call on General Assembly to invest in older Pennsylvanians
Jun 06, 2022

Longietti receives ‘Friend of Education’ award from Pa. Association of Intermediate Units
Jun 03, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano fights corporate price gouging with Stop Price Fixing Act
Jun 02, 2022

Sims and Rabb announce bill to hold Phila. police accountable
Jun 02, 2022

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2022

Daley: Failure to enact workplace accommodations for nursing mothers is exacerbating the baby formula shortage
May 31, 2022

Ciresi presents citations to Pennsylvania’s longest married couple
May 27, 2022

Pennsylvania’s students deserve equity, and we can deliver | Opinion
May 27, 2022

Otten, House Democrats call for legislative action on gun safety
May 26, 2022

House Democratic leaders decry Republican inaction on gun safety legislation
May 26, 2022

Matzie bills would modernize state’s home energy assistance program
May 26, 2022

Cruz demands Gov. Wolf and PA Education Department address state charter school inequities
May 25, 2022

Housing is a Human Right
May 24, 2022

Bullock Leads Inaugural K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action
May 23, 2022

Kim, lawmakers explain need to act after rise in hate crimes
May 23, 2022

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action
May 23, 2022

Conklin bill to ban domestic violence convicts from holding public office moves to House Judiciary Committee
May 19, 2022

McClinton joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity
May 18, 2022

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions
May 16, 2022