Pa. Dems’ bill would give grants to bars restaurants dealing with COVID restrictions | Monday Morning Coffee
Reps. Joe Ciresi and Tina Davis want to tap Pa.'s Rainy Day Fund to light up some dark times for the hospitality industry.
Pa. lawmakers renew bipartisan push on behalf of incarcerated women | Friday Morning Coffee
“Just because a woman has been incarcerated does not mean the state is not obligated to treat her with dignity,” Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, said.
‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception
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 […]
‘A form of torture’: Lawmakers, advocates seek to reduce use of solitary confinement
Calling the practice torturous and degrading, a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers, clergy and prison reform advocates gathered in the state Capitol Monday to call for new laws limiting solitary confinement of prisoners across the state. The event took place the same day that advocates erected an 8×12 foot solitary confinement cell in the Capitol. Outfitted […]