Pa. environmental groups see hope, progress on the horizon in Harrisburg
In addition to carbon capture, Szybist said pieces of environmental justice legislation, which have previously stalled in the General Assembly, could be reintroduced in a Democratic-controlled House with support from Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro.
Wolf signs dozens of bills including clean energy tax credits, fentanyl testing and driver’s ed
Gov. Tom Wolf signed a whopping 66 bills into law on Thursday, including measures to provide tax credits for zero-carbon energy production, to punish Pennsylvania Turnpike toll scofflaws, and to provide new tools to combat the opioid epidemic. The bills, passed near the end of the General Assembly’s 2021-22 session, also aim to expand the […]
As lawmakers break for elections, $100M for mental health care remains out of reach
'This was not made a priority when it should have been, without question,' said state Sen. Maria Collett, D-Montgomery.
Pa. Dems, abortion advocates see parallels in Kansas abortion rights vote
The constitutional amendment, which was defeated by Kansas voters by a 60-40 margin last week, would have ended the right to an abortion in the state, according to the Kansas Reflector.
These are the reproductive health bills currently before Pa.’s General Assembly
While both chambers of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly are controlled by Republicans, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, frequently has been the decider of reproductive health policy in Pennsylvania.
Legislation suggests a new way to support Pa. Children’s Trust Fund | Five for the Weekend
The bill was introduced by state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Philadelphia, who is the minority chair of the PA House Children and Youth Committee and state Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, who is the committee’s majority chair.
Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to Gov. Wolf’s 2022 budget proposal
(*This story was updated at 3:34 pm. on Tuesday 2/8/22 with additional comment.) Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address Tuesday, state lawmakers and officials shared their thoughts on the administration’s $43.7 million 2022 budget proposal on social media and through official statements. Below are reactions from Pennsylvania politicians on Wolf’s budget address and proposal: […]
Latino Affairs Caucus receives official recognition from Pa. General Assembly
First established in 2015, the caucus aims to address issues facing the commonwealth’s Latino communities and “explore what public policies are necessary” to address said issues.
How Pa. lawmakers, interest groups reacted to Wolf’s 2021-2022 budget proposal
This developing story will be updated. Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s Budget Address Wednesday, state lawmakers and interest groups shared their thoughts on the newly proposed budget. Here’s what they had to say. U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District: 1/ We need to go BIG & BOLD at both the federal & state levels! I’m working […]
Pa. Rep. Patty Kim tests positive for COVID-19
Kim confirmed the diagnosis in a tweet Friday morning, saying she was experiencing mild symptoms.
Washington, D.C. could learn a lot from Pa. leadership | Opinion
Faced with a nearly $5 billion budget hole, Republicans and Democrats negotiated effectively with Governor Tom Wolf and passed a remaining fiscal year budget with minimal damage to existing state programs. By using a combination of federal CARES Act funding and Rainy-Day Funds, leaders were able to come together to keep the Commonwealth moving ahead.
Lawmakers send Wolf gun, environment bills on their way out of town – and for some, out of office
Bills that tweak environmental regulations, bolster the rights of gun owners during public emergencies, and grant free state IDs to people experiencing homelessness all got final approval from the House and Senate this week, the Legislature’s last in Harrisburg before it kicks off a new legislative session in January.