Pa. nurse practitioners lobby to remove ‘archaic’ collaboration requirement

BY: - May 3, 2023

PCNP President-elect Amanda Laskoskie said full practice authority changes nothing nurse practitioners already do — such as diagnosing illness, ordering tests and medications, and making referrals.

Pa. Senate committee approves bill providing identification kits to families 

BY: - May 2, 2023

Parents and guardians would be responsible for storing the collected information, which does not enter a national or state database.

Senate Education Committee Chairperson Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, leads a hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. lawmakers reintroduce proposal to give parents child identification kits

BY: - February 2, 2023

Parents and guardians would be responsible for storing the collected information, which does not enter a national or state database.

Bipartisan Senate bill would change how Pa. charges children as adults | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 24, 2023

A judge would have to sign off before a juvenile case is moved to to adult court.

Pa. lawmakers unveil bipartisan plans for juvenile justice system reform, standardize practices

BY: - March 14, 2022

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

BY: - November 15, 2021

'We are stronger communities with our elders and grandparents home,' an advocate argued.

Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

Some Pa. counties aren’t waiting on Harrisburg to reform their probation rules | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2021

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

BY: - May 19, 2021

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

BY: - February 3, 2020

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

BY: - April 9, 2019

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

BY: - March 25, 2019

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 […]