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The pandemic changed a lot. But not the partisan debate over paid leave | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 3, 2021

Just 14 states and Washington D.C. now mandate paid leave. Democratic bills in the Pa. House and Senate seek to change that.

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Pa.’s botched vaccine rollout is causing ‘tremendous anxiety and mistrust.’ Senate Dems drop centralized registry plan to change it | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 22, 2021

The four lawmakers say their plan will reduce frustration, and eliminate the need to spend hours searching for appointments.

Pennsylvania’s vaccine program is flailing. Nurses in the statehouse are out to fix it

BY: - February 17, 2021

State Sen. Maria Collett was beyond frustrated – and she wasn’t trying to hide it. 

Pa. Senate Dems roll out $4B debt-funded COVID-19 relief package

BY: - December 4, 2020

Democrats urged the 50-member chamber's Republican majority to come to the table early to begin negotiating the contours of the relief plan.

This plan for universal paid family leave in Pa. has bipartisan support. Will it ever become law?

BY: - January 29, 2020

When Jackie Swain’s infant daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with a rare heart disease in 2018, the Montgomery County resident took a sobering look at the options before her.  Swain could hire someone to care for Emersyn while she and her husband worked. Or she could quit her job as a cake decorator, which paid an […]

Rules limiting nursing workload brought back to Harrisburg

BY: - March 22, 2019

Denelle Weller is a 14-year veteran nurse. She knows all about what happens when she and her colleagues are overtired and overworked: She once had to stop a fellow nurse from administering medicine to her daughter incorrectly, which could have led to kidney damage. She directly attributes the mistake to the heavy workload. “I’ve personally […]

Local officials would be able to ban guns on public grounds under state Senate proposal

BY: - March 14, 2019

Guns may be banned in Pennsylvania’s courthouses and the Capitol, but they’re fair game in municipal buildings, parks, and playgrounds across the state. A state senator from the Philadelphia suburbs wants to change that. Sen. Maria Collett, D-Bucks, plans to introduce a bill that would let municipalities outlaw guns on public property — something that […]