Lawmakers make budget priorities known in advance of governor’s FY 2018-2019 budget address

Lawmakers make budget priorities known in advance of governor’s FY 2018-2019 budget address

While budget address week is a time traditionally reserved for governors to set their budget priorities and legislative agenda for the year, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate are making their budget and legislative priorities known in advance of the governor’s budget address, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 11:30 a.m.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Davis speaks on her child protection bill

Rep. Davis speaks on her child protection bill

Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) held a press conference where he was joined by his colleagues and advocates to discuss the importance of child protection and safety in the Commonwealth. 

Rep. Tina Davis (D-Bucks) spoke about her bill which specifically focuses on putting children first in child custody cases.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislative Democrats push for $15 an hour minimum wage

Legislative Democrats push for $15 an hour minimum wage

Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) announced legislation, SB 1044, to raise the Pennsylvania minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.


Under the proposed law, minimum wages would immediately be raised from the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to $12 an hour. Tipped workers’ pay would be raised from the current $2.83 per hour to $9.00 per hour.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvania to join the Poor People's Campaign

Pennsylvania to join the Poor People's Campaign

A number of Pennsylvania activists, clergy and poor people joined at the Capitol Monday morning to announce that they are joining the Poor People's Campaign along with 30 other states.
Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
The American Civil Liberties Union and Abolitionist Law Center suing Pennsylvania over solitary confinement practices in prisons

The American Civil Liberties Union and Abolitionist Law Center suing Pennsylvania over solitary confinement practices in prisons

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Abolitionist Law Center are suing Pennsylvania for placing prisoners who have life sentences in solitary confinement anywhere from 22 to 24 hours per day.


The class-action lawsuit alleges that this practice is unconstitutional violating the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
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