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.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — State lawmakers, along with other leaders, are uniting against discrimination toward LGBTQ+ people.
Pennsylvania lawmakers and the state’s Attorney General’s office announced on Monday they’re teaming up to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system.
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).
When Jackie Swain’s infant daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with a rare heart disease in 2018, the Montgomery County resident took a sobering look at the options before her.
The report reviews behavior, relationships and home life of 41 student attackers between 2008 and 2017.
Pennsylvania hasn’t seen a minimum wage increase since the federal rate was set at $7.25 an hour nearly a decade ago.
The bill would establish the state’s equivalent of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and would create a fund to pay fo rup to 20 weeks of leave for medical emergencies.
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