nikil-saval

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Bills that fill jails are Harrisburg’s version of bipartisanship. We can do without it | Opinion

BY: - November 16, 2021

Our constituents sent us to Harrisburg to be part of the work of fixing a broken system, not upholding and expanding its cruelties.

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Five Questions with Sen. Nikil Saval: From community organizing to the Capitol | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - October 20, 2021

'You just walk around the building and people are like 'Senator, how are you?' It's a ridiculous title. A Roman title,' the first-term, Philadelphia Democrat said in a recent interview.

Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions

BY: - August 27, 2021

A progressive, first-term state senator has called for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt evictions in the commonwealth, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal moratorium Thursday evening on landlords removing tenants from their homes during the pandemic. State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, said in a statement Friday afternoon that replacing the federal […]

‘The money is there’: Senate Democrats propose an alternative to immediate evictions, foreclosures

BY: - August 26, 2021

“The money is there,” Sen. Nikil Saval told the Capital-Star. “The best tenant you can have is the one you already have who’s just unable to make payments by virtue of them not having access to other income.”

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In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 18, 2021

There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.

Dems float eviction moratorium plan: ‘We want people to live and thrive in their homes’

BY: - January 4, 2021

"We really must embrace those living on the margins with a significant amount of humanity and allow them to get back on their feet," state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, said.