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Comitta, Lawmakers Discuss Hunger-Free Campuses Act at WCU

Comitta, Lawmakers Discuss Hunger-Free Campuses Act at WCU

WEST CHESTER − September 23, 2021 – In recognition of Hunger Action Month, state Senator Carolyn Comitta recently brought together fellow lawmakers, university officials, student advocates, and representatives from anti-hunger organizations for a roundtable discussion...

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#GO100PA: A Renewable Future for Pennsylvania

#GO100PA: A Renewable Future for Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA  − September 21, 2021 − Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D- Montgomery, Delaware), Senator Katie Muth (D- Berks, Chester, Montgomery),  Representative Christopher Rabb (D-Philadelphia), Representative Danielle Friel Otten (D-Chester) joined...

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Senate Democrats to Take Legal Action Against Overreaching Republican Subpoena and Corrupt Election Investigation

Senate Democrats to Take Legal Action Against Overreaching Republican Subpoena and Corrupt Election Investigation

Harrisburg – September 15, 2021 – Following today’s Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing, of which had one agenda item- Consideration of a motion to authorize the issuance of subpoenas- Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Democratic Chair of the Intergovernmental Operations Committee, Anthony H. Williams, and committee members Vincent J. Hughes and Steve Santarsiero held a press conference to discuss legal action they will take to challenge Republican members’ call for confidential data from the Department of State, including a complete list containing the names, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, and last four digits of social security numbers of all registered voters within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as of May 1, 2021.

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McClinton, Muth, Toohil Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for a Statewide Tracking System for Sexual Assault Evidence

McClinton, Muth, Toohil Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for a Statewide Tracking System for Sexual Assault Evidence

HARRISBURG, PA  September 9, 2021 − State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and state Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today introduced legislation to establish a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence administered jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Health.

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Brewster Asks Leaders to Schedule Vote on Perks Reform

Brewster Asks Leaders to Schedule Vote on Perks Reform

McKeesport, September 2, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster has written to Pennsylvania’s legislative leaders asking for a September vote on his perks reform package, including elimination of ‘per-diem’ payments. In a letter dated August 19, the key lawmaker, who has...

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Sen. Fontana Statement on Statewide Mask Mandate

Sen. Fontana Statement on Statewide Mask Mandate

Allegheny County – September 1, 2021 – Sen. Wayne Fontana today released the following statement on the Wolf Administration’s action regarding masks in schools: “In ordering masking for Pennsylvania students, teachers, and staff, the Wolf Administration has taken a...

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Comitta Applauds RGGI Approval

Comitta Applauds RGGI Approval

HARRISBURG − September 1, 2021 – State Senator Carolyn Comitta, Minority Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today issued the following statement upon the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission’s 3-2 vote on final approval...

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Senator Santarsiero Reacts to K-12 Mask Mandate

Senator Santarsiero Reacts to K-12 Mask Mandate

BUCKS COUNTY – August 31, 2021 – The following statement is attributable to State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), in response to the order issued today by the Pennsylvania Department of Health mandating masking in K-12 schools: “The goal we all share is for students...

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Senator Muth Announces E-Recycling Event and Food Drive

Senator Muth Announces E-Recycling Event and Food Drive

ROYERSFORD, August 31, 202 − State Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) today announced that she will host a free E-Recycling Event and Food Drive for residents of Senate District 44 on Sunday, September 19 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The event, hosted in...

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Sen. Brewster, Rep. Benham to Hold Shredding Event

Sen. Brewster, Rep. Benham to Hold Shredding Event

Allegheny County, August 23, 2021 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Rep. Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) will host a free, on-site shredding event for residents of their shared Legislative District on Saturday, August 28, from 9am– 11am. The event will...

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