Bucks County educators: “Our students are hurting”

Feb. 14, 2020 /

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.

NOVA Breaks Ground for Fairless Hills Office

Feb. 03, 2020 /

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) held a "groundbreaking" ceremony on Wednesday, December 11 to kick-off the expansion of its Lower Bucks County office in Fairless Hills, PA. Joining NOVA staff and board members for the ceremony were Jakki Fitzmaurice, Chief of Staff, State Representative John T. Galloway (D-District 140); State Representative Tina M. Davis (D-District 141); Margaret A. McKevitt, Director, Bucks County Department of Community and Economic Development; State Senator Robert M. Tomlinson (R-District 6); State Representative Frank Farry (R-District 142); State Representative Wendi Thomas (R-District 178); State Representative Gene DiGirolamo (R-District 18 and Commissioner Elect); and Sue Simon, District Director for Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA's 1st District).

State Rep. Wendi Thomas backs bills to fight human trafficking

Jan. 29, 2020 /

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.

PA House Passes Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

Jan. 29, 2020 /

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.

Passage of human trafficking legislation applauded

Jan. 29, 2020 /

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.

Lawmaker Delivers Petition For PA E-ZPass Discount

Jul. 30, 2019 /

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.