Pa. lawmakers unveil bipartisan plans for juvenile justice system reform, standardize practices
The Juvenile Justice Policy Act, announced Monday in a memo from Sens. Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Art Haywood, D-Philadelphia, aims to limit detention guidelines and standardize placement practices with recommendations from the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force.
Bipartisan bill aims to allow Pa. lifers a chance at parole
'We are stronger communities with our elders and grandparents home,' an advocate argued.
Some Pa. counties aren’t waiting on Harrisburg to reform their probation rules | Opinion
As it turns out, the state Legislature has another chance to do the right thing and reform probation in 2021.
For health’s sake: Tell your lawmakers to let Pa.’s nurse practitioners do their jobs | Opinion
We implore our public officials and policymakers: LET NURSES DO THEIR JOBS!
‘It’s about damn time’: Momentum to pass LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill is growing
Legislation protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination has met roadblocks in Pennsylvania since 1976 — the first year such a bill was introduced in the state’s General Assembly. After more than 50 years of false starts, Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, says “it’s about damn time” for that to change. “Leaving behind talented individuals because of [their] […]
Fourth time a charm? Nurse practitioners rally for bill they say will expand health care access
The state Senate has approved scope of practice expansions three times. Each time the bills have died in the state House.
Veterans could use military experience to get professional licenses under this Senate proposal
Citing concerns about homelessness and unemployment among veterans, a state Senate panel Monday considered a bill that would let job seekers use military experience to obtain professional licenses. During a meeting of the senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee, Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-, Washington, said that military veterans have valuable skills that aren’t always recognized in the […]