New Bureau of Election Audits Proposed

May. 26, 2021 /

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) wants a permanent state presence to protect the election process, and he’s proposed a new Bureau of Election Audits to do just that.

Thomas Health Care Heroes Bill Passes Committee

May. 26, 2021 /

HARRISBURG—The House Human Services Committee today passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) to create a public awareness campaign to help frontline health care workers and first responders find help for the mental health challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bucks residents and representatives push sick leave bill

May. 03, 2021 /

James Henderson, a disability advocate, has been without a safety net for years – unable to take off to take care of himself or his family without fear of losing his job. A soon-to-be reintroduced bill might change that.

Mental Health and Our Healthcare Heroes

Apr. 27, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) will hold a hearing to learn about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our healthcare workers and what the State can do to support them. The hearing will take testimony from healthcare workers, including physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators, as well as mental health professionals. It will also include a discussion on legislation introduced in other states to support these frontline healthcare heroes.

Bucks lawmakers: Yo Philly, help our commuters get city wage tax refund

Apr. 19, 2021 /

As teleworking has become an every day reality due to the pandemic and a work-from-home mandate for many, the Bucks County lawmakers recently sent a letter to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney requesting he remove an "unnecessary requirement" for suburban commuters seeking a refund on the Philadelphia wage tax.

Pennsylvania Family and Medical Leave Act is a win-win

Apr. 12, 2021 /

We at the Women’s Advocacy Coalition agree strongly with the (April 7) column in Wednesday’s newspaper that argues for passage of the Family Care Act in Pennsylvania and we urge our elected officials to vote for it.

Fair elections are not a red or blue issue

Mar. 29, 2021 /

Pennsylvania legislators are working hard checking and ensuring election procedures are transparent and have proper oversight and standards. The drawing of districts sets the stage for elections for the next 10 years and is key to election integrity. That process has begun (March 19 editorial, “Redistricting Must Include the Public”).

COVID vaccine distribution unfair

Mar. 15, 2021 /

Exactly how Pennsylvania determines the number of COVID-19 doses to send to each of its 67 counties remains an inscrutable mystery.