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Wolf calls for Philly Rep. Boyle to resign from office after he’s charged with violating protection from abuse order

BY: - September 27, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf called for a Democratic state lawmaker from Philadelphia to resign from office on Monday as he undergoes mental health treatment stemming from a criminal arrest. Speaking at an unrelated press conference, Wolf said that state Rep. Kevin Boyle does deserve treatment. But as he goes through it, he should not serve in […]

Philly Democratic Rep. Kevin Boyle arrested

BY: - September 25, 2021

(*This breaking story was updated at 3:21 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 9/25/21 with additional information.) State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Philadelphia, was arrested Friday for allegedly violating a protection from abuse order. He’s been charged with breaking the order and harassment, according to a court document reviewed by the Capital-Star. Boyle, a six-term state representative from […]

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With the Fight for $15 in a holding pattern, do two new bills point the way to a deal? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 25, 2021

State Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, wants to boost the wage to $10 an hour. No one's saying no, but nor are they saying yes -- yet.

Looking to boost minimum wage, Pa. Dems want to end preemption. That’s a heavy lift

BY: - January 6, 2021

After a deal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage — stuck at $7.25 — fell apart last year, some advocates for a statewide pay raise are shifting their approach to win Republican votes.

With audit rejected, lawmakers shift focus to future changes to Pa.’s election code

BY: - November 23, 2020

A bipartisan legislative research panel has rejected a watered-down House Republican proposal to complete a duplicative audit of the 2020 presidential election.  The rejection was the latest in a running battle between Harrisburg Republicans and Democrats over the election’s administration, featuring tough rhetoric backed by scant evidence in preview of a 2021 voting reform push. […]

The Pa. House will review the 2020 election, but it’s unlikely it will change the results

BY: - November 10, 2020

While the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House is preparing for a wide ranging review of the 2020 election, the review appears unlikely to impact President Donald Trump’s loss in the Keystone State.

‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception

BY: - October 29, 2020

Democratic State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Kevin Boyle, and Tina Davis say access to birth control is a right — not a privilege. They slammed the Trump administration for its efforts to curtail equitable contraceptive coverage during COVID-19, arguing that such measures disproportionately impact women of color, and urged the Pennsylvania Legislature to prioritize the passage […]

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The Legislature’s silence on a minimum wage hike when so many are in need speaks volumes | Opinion

BY: - September 17, 2020

The Pa. House Labor & Industry Committee must hold a vote on a bill allowing municipalities to set their minimum wages above the state level.

Republican lawmaker calls police after ‘aggressive and belligerent’ call with Democratic colleague over LGBTQ bill

BY: - August 4, 2020

A Philadelphia suburban Republican called the police to his home after a Democratic colleague launched into a late-night, curse-filled tirade against him in a phone call on Monday. In a statement released Tuesday, Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery, claimed that Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, told him in the call that Sims would “ruin” Murt and that […]

Philly Dem Boyle pitches bill allowing municipalities to set their own minimum wage

BY: - July 18, 2020

Despite multiple efforts to raise it, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has not changed since 2006; it sits at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is proof that we need to pay Pennsylvanians a living wage | Opinion

BY: - April 10, 2020

A Democratic lawmaker from Philadelphia wants to give every Pa. municipality the freedom to self-determine its minimum wage needs.

Amid Democratic dissent, brokered election reform bill advances in the Pa. House

BY: - October 22, 2019

The bill allows voters to register up to 15 days before an election and vote by mail, and — most controversially — ends straight-ticket balloting.