VIDEO: Kenyatta and Lewis work together to create the Fighting Chance Act

VIDEO: Kenyatta and Lewis work together to create the Fighting Chance Act

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) joined from opposite sides of the aisle to work together to put out a co-sponsor memo for the "Fighting Chance Act." 

The act would require agencies overseeing occupation licensure and the Board of Probation and Parole to reduce red tape by 25 percent over the next three years to make it easier for people to get into certain occupations.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Kenyatta hopes to protect Pennsylvania from digital threats

Kenyatta hopes to protect Pennsylvania from digital threats

With the state of Pennsylvania facing a rising number of cyberattack threats, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) hopes one of his newest bills will bolster state protections by establishing a Cybersecurity Innovation Commission.  

The commission would be charged with conducting regular cybersecurity audits, enhancing security and privacy standards as well as analyzing cybersecurity protocols. Kenyatta says the commission would help centralize cybersecurity protections across state government, offering a more streamlined system. 
Friday, March 8, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Policy Committee discusses poverty in North Philadelphia

Policy Committee discusses poverty in North Philadelphia

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee heard testimony Tuesday afternoon in North Philadelphia on poverty. Representatives from across the state confronted the problem that exists across Pennsylvania and considered ideas to reverse the trends.

This is the third hearing the committee hosted in Philadelphia since the start of the new legislative session in January. These usually don’t address specific legislation rather specific topics affecting citizens across the commonwealth.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Optimistic tone takes the Capitol as Wolf inaugurated for second term

Optimistic tone takes the Capitol as Wolf inaugurated for second term

With a warm, bipartisan tone referencing Pennsylvania’s long history at the center of America’s evolution and painting a picture of a Commonwealth on the comeback, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf was sworn in for his second term, setting the table for a second term surrounded with question marks.

After running and winning his first term as a political outsider, Wolf asked for a slew of tax increases that were rebuffed by ranking Republicans, leading to drawn out budget battles.

However, the second half of the term was marked by bipartisan bills, including pension restructuring, a loosening of liquor sales and the state’s clean slate law.

“As [Senate Majority Leader Jake] Corman said, we’re not like Washington. We can work together here in Harrisburg,” Wolf said during his inaugural address. “We can get things done.”
Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
State reps discuss environmental issues in Philadelphia

State reps discuss environmental issues in Philadelphia

Three of Philadelphia’s new state representatives met with voters in Olde Kensington on Thursday night to promote their upcoming bills that focus on tackling environmental causes.

Representatives Joe Hohenstein, Mary Isaacson and Malcolm Kenyatta shook hands and took questions from their constituents at Original 13 Ciderworks, a local brewpub in Kenyatta’s 181st district. The evening was hosted by PA Conservation Voters, PennEnvironment and the Sierra Club.

Friday, January 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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