Pa. could be a model for solar-powered schools — If it can get past political divisions
A new bill would marry labor, environmental and educational interests — potentially forging a new path for bipartisan climate policy.
Pa. House Dems float ‘fair share’ fix to income tax | Friday Morning Coffee
Twenty percent of Pa.'s poorest families pay 14% of their income on state, local taxes, the lawmakers said.
Pa. lawmakers propose grant program to fund solar projects at K-12 schools, colleges
State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, initially proposed the idea — dubbed the Solar for Schools Grant Program — in December.
Pa. House bill would make it easier for parents to attend school events | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Research show kids succeed with increased parental involvement. A Pa. House bill looks to help.
More staff needed to end Pa. unemployment delays, L&I head tells lawmakers
The demand for their help won’t be disappearing soon. Officials say about 500,000 of the jobs lost from during the pandemic appear permanent.
Fiedler to chair new progressive panel as House Democratic makeover continues
The progressive panel will be part of the House Democratic Policy Committee, which, pre-COVID, traveled the state and held hearings on issues affecting Pennsylvania.
Wolf extends temporary eviction ban until Aug. 31
According to Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, there are 3.4 million renters in Pennsylvania. They pay a media rent of $915 a month.
Spying wave of evictions, House Dems call for Wolf to extend moratorium to year’s end
They want Wolf to extend his COVID-19 inspired moratorium on eviction and foreclosure until Dec. 31, 2020. It is set to expire on Friday, July 10.
UBI for Pa.?: Reps. Fiedler, Lee propose sending $250 to every state resident | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The Pa. version of UBI would be funded through money from the CARES Act, and continue for as long as federal money continues to flow, they said.
In a time of pandemic, hazardous work conditions call for fair pay | Opinion
They are keeping us alive and as safe and healthy as possible. But we need to do more than just thank Pennsylvania’s essential workers.
It’s time to end Pa’s outrageous practice of non-consensual, unnecessary pelvic exams | Opinion
Right now in Pennsylvania, doctors and medical students can perform invasive, unnecessary, physical exams on unconscious patients without their consent.
How a controversial gun crime provision passed under the noses of Philadelphia’s lawmakers
State House Democrats are expressing frustration with the communication breakdown that left them in the dark about concerns from progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner over a bill passed during the final, frenzied hours of last month’s budget debate. According to a half a dozen Democratic lawmakers, some interviewed on the basis of anonymity to […]