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Leach Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fracking

HARRISBURG – July 2, 2020 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced legislative language to create a constitutional amendment banning hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania. Leach’s announcement comes days after Attorney General Josh Shapiro...

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PA Senate Democrats Discuss Police Reform Legislative Agenda and Statewide Racial Equity Solutions Tour

PA Senate Democrats Discuss Police Reform Legislative Agenda and Statewide Racial Equity Solutions Tour

Harrisburg – June 30, 2020 – Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered in the Capitol and through Zoom to discuss the status of their legislative agenda for police reforms, and to announce a statewide Racial Equity Solutions Tour.

PA Senate Democrats introduced a comprehensive package of law enforcement reform legislation on June 10, and in the past two weeks of session have made major progress on their legislative initiatives.

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Occupational Reform Bill on Way to Governor’s Desk

Occupational Reform Bill on Way to Governor’s Desk

Harrisburg, June 25, 2020 − The Pennsylvania Senate approved a bill introduced by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) and Sen. John DiSanto (R-15th district) that enacts a series of reforms designed to remove several barriers to licensure for Pennsylvanians with...

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PA Senate Passes Two Major Law Enforcement Reform Bills

PA Senate Passes Two Major Law Enforcement Reform Bills

HARRISBURG, PA − June 24, 2020 − The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously passed two major pieces of police reform legislation, both sponsored by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus: Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. (D-Allegheny) and Senator Sharif Street...

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Philadelphia lawmakers lay out path for a ‘Just Recovery’ in Pa.

Philadelphia lawmakers lay out path for a ‘Just Recovery’ in Pa.

 ‘Legislature must take steps to safeguard marginalized communities’

PHILADELPHIA, June 18, 2020 – Philadelphia lawmakers today held a virtual news conference to lay out the steps the Pennsylvania legislature must take to create a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the calls for racial justice demanded by Pennsylvanians across the state are acted on.

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Statement from PA Senate Democrats on Racial Equity

Statement from PA Senate Democrats on Racial Equity

Harrisburg, Pa. − June 8, 2020 − Today the Senate Democratic Caucus reaffirmed its commitment to the cause of racial equity. They issued the following joint statement: Like many of you, we in the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus are struggling with the death of...

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