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.
Harrisburg, PA (WENY)-- In 2018, there were 275 cases of human trafficking cases reported in Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth ranks in the top ten in the country when it comes to human trafficking cases. The Pennsylvania House passed along six House Bills and one Senate Bill on Wednesday, focused on addressing what legislators are calling the human trafficking crisis.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state House Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed a package of bills to address the problem of human trafficking. Each bill was approved by every representative on the committee.
HARRISBURG, PA — Lawmakers from Bucks County are among those in Harrisburg backing bills aimed at helping the state's first responders.
HARRISBURG >> When lawmakers return to Harrisburg on Oct. 21, they will be taking up a package of bills, including legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Wendi Thomas, to aid the state’s 37,000 volunteer emergency responders, including those in Bucks County.
More than $6.7 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants were awarded to several projects throughout Bucks and eastern Montgomery counties last week.
In 2018, Jackie Swain and Chris Sheeder had to cut back on work hours when they learned their infant daughter, Emersyn, had a congenital heart disease.
WASHINGTON CROSSING >> Two Boy Scouts from Troop 99 in Newtown have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Scouting.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, PA — Northampton Township has received a $1 million state grant to fund its new police headquarters.
HARRISBURG, PA — A Bucks County lawmaker has delivered a petition with more than 1,100 names calling for Pennsylvania commuters who drive into New Jersey to get a break on the tolls they pay.
Frequent Pennsylvania-bound commuters over Scudder Falls Bridge are eligible for discounts through E-ZPass, but only for transponders issued by the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center
Tolls start Sunday on the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge that connects I-295 in Pennsylvania to New Jersey over the Delaware River.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -- A state representative plans to introduce legislation to create a family and medical leave insurance program for Pennsylvanians.
Legislation that would cost public officials and public employees their pension if they are convicted of committing a sexual offense involving a victim with whom they have a connection through their office or employment passed the state House of Representatives on Monday.
Two Bucks County municipalities recently adopted a resolution to end Pennsylvania electoral gerrymandering.
Recently, I read Rep. Tom Murt’s article on removing politics from the redistricting process. Gerrymandering is not new terminology and much of the public is aware about how it works.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Mental Health Caucus Chairman Democrat Mike Schlossberg, along with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, hosted a bipartisan discussion Wednesday on the link between gun violence and lack of mental health coverage.
Seven school districts from Bucks or Eastern Montgomery counties, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster were recently among the recipients of $40 million in school safety grants from the state.
After an 11-year-old Southwest Philadelphia boy took his own life last month, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta introduced legislation to increase the number of mental health professionals in schools.
State Reps. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) and Wendi Thomas (R-Richboro) recently announced plans to introduce legislation to freeze property or eligible homeowners who are 65 years of age or older.