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.
HARRISBURG - The PA Department of Health and legislative vaccine task force announced on March 31 that they will distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine directly to the Bucks County Department of Health.
Growing up in Erie in the 1990s, I went to school, had friends and liked to have fun like everyone else. But having cerebral palsy brought challenges, such as learning how to use a wheelchair to get around, weekly physical therapy appointments and many surgeries.
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”).
Exactly how Pennsylvania determines the number of COVID-19 doses to send to each of its 67 counties remains an inscrutable mystery.
HARRISBURG-- The Southeast Pennsylvania Republican House and Senate delegation on March 12 applauded the Pennsylvania Health Department for taking steps to bring more vaccines to Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties by setting up new vaccination sites through their county governments or local health departments, and streamlining the appointment system.
I am a longtime Republican woman with traditional values of patriotism and democracy. I have been disheartened by recent rhetoric, extreme partisanship and efforts to weaken democracy. In Pennsylvania, I volunteer to help pass bills the public wants. Many important bills and resolutions haven’t gotten consideration or a vote: redistricting, lead in our drinking water, rural broadband, rules amendments, etc. A government by, of and for the people is hard to see at the moment.
HARRISBURG — With partisanship in the Pennsylvania legislature at peak levels, lawmakers this year are gearing up for the once-a-decade brawl to redraw political districts — and the stakes couldn’t be much higher.
HARRISBURG -- State Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) joined her colleagues in passing a package of legislation to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, including a companion bill to Thomas’s “Buyer Beware” bill to increase the penalties for anyone convicted of soliciting a victim of human trafficking.
Next year, lawmakers will use the information obtained in the 2020 census to draw new congressional maps. Pennsylvania state House and Senate maps are determined differently; drawn by a five-member legislative commission comprised of both political parties.
Doylestown, PA, August 10, 2020: In an exciting move that will preserve the entire 118-acre farm in Washington Crossing in Upper Makefield Township that had been home to the David Library of the American Revolution (DLAR) since 1974, an Agreement of Sale has been co-signed by Heritage Conservancy and Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to acquire the property from DLAR. The agreement will make the riverfront property available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of the Delaware Canal State Park with public accessibility for everyone to enjoy.
It has been nearly a year since St. Mary Medical Center nurses voted to unionize.
Bucks County State Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-178) has introduced legislation to crack down on home delivery theft.
Four bipartisan lawmakers in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate are continuing their push to pass legislation establishing a paid family medical leave program in Pennsylvania. They say it’s especially crucial during a pandemic.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A group of Republican legislators in Southeastern Pennsylvania sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf Friday urging him to reopen youth sports that are able to follow social distancing and other safety guidelines as their region moves to the "yellow" or "green" phase of COVID-19 mitigation.
What seemed like an endless stream of vehicles circled through the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield Thursday evening for a car procession vigil that last two hours.
HARRISBURG, PA — State lawmakers, along with other leaders, are uniting against discrimination toward LGBTQ people.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — State lawmakers, along with other leaders, are uniting against discrimination toward LGBTQ+ people.
State lawmakers heard testimony during a hearing in Bucks County about the growing mental health crisis in schools. Rep. Wendi Thomas, R-173, Northampton, discussed the need for schools to staff more mental health professionals to help the rising number of students struggling with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Local elected officials gathered in Bucks County for a bipartisan discussion on Phillip's Law, a bill named for an 11-year-old boy who took his own life. The bill hopes to bolster mental health support for children throughout the state.