Capitol Quick Hits for 9.30.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 9.30.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) was joined by a half dozen of her colleagues and the Raise the Wage PA coalition to call for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Sen. Tartaglione announced she has introduced a discharge resolution to force SB 195 out of committee.

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with speakers Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder of the Coalition and Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf. 


Wednesday, September 30, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central
Tags:
Capitol Quick Hits for 9.22.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 9.22.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today:

AARP members from across Pennsylvania gathered in the Main Capitol Rotunda today to call on state officials to provide additional support for the 1.6 million family members providing care to older adults at home. 

Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D-Philadelphia), in conjunction with HR 443 recognizing “Diaper Awareness Week,” held a press conference in the Capitol Media Center to promote the 2nd Annual Capitol Diaper Drive.  Citing statistics from the National Diaper Bank Network, Rep. Youngblood stated that one in every three mothers fine it difficult to provide diapers for their children, that nearly 5.3 million children under the age of three suffer from diaper need; and for incontinent seniors on fixed incomes, purchasing diapers can cost as much as $1,000 a year. 

The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition held a rally in the Main Rotunda to raise awareness on the issue and to urge passage of SB 609, legislation to establish a 15-member task force on prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions to investigate and make recommendations.

The Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators (PACDAA) held an event in the Main Capitol Rotunda to announce HR 421, legislation recognizing the month of September 2015 as “National Recovery Month” in Pennsylvania.

Campaign for Compassion met the in Rotunda to highlight the positive effects of medical cannabis and to push for the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. 



Tuesday, September 22, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central
Tags:
Capitol Quick Hits for 9.21.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 9.21.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) was joined by the Fraternal Order of Police in the Main Rotunda to introduce her legislation to protect the identity of police officers during shooting investigations. 

Senators John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) and John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) held a Capitol Hill news conference this morning to announce their plans to introduce legislation increasing the penalty for a home invasion burglary.

Parents and community leaders of the Chester Upland School District held a rally in the East Wing Rotunda and met with state lawmakers in the hope of resolving the district’s fiscal problems and ensuring students can continue to learn in its public schools. 

Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) was joined by survivors and advocates for statute of limitations reform in cases of child sexual abuse to support HB 661, which would raise the age of an adult victim of child sex abuse to file a civil claim from 30 to 50 and permit previously time-barred victims to bring suit, as well as other similar bills.  

Monday, September 21, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central
Tags:

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.29.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) held a rally this morning in the Main Rotunda to urge legislators to provide more funds to public education. Jerry Jordan, President of PFT, argued that Gov. Tom Wolf was elected because of his commitment to increasing education funding.
  • The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) hosted a rally in the Main Rotunda this afternoon to call on lawmakers to increase spending on public education. Erin Kramer, AROS member and speaking on behalf of One Pittsburgh, explained that the rally is the culmination of a two week bus tour that traveled to 13 cities in Pennsylvania. “This is a moment of choice, Gov. Wolf has proposed a budget to restore funding for public school after devastating cuts over the last four years.” 

Monday, June 29, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central
Tags:
Capitol Quick Hits for 6.23.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.23.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Pennsylvanians from manufacturing, small business, education, labor and supply chain companies stood with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business in the Main Capitol Rotunda today to highlight the economic and job creation benefits of responsible shale gas development.
  • Hundreds of parents, students, clergy, local community leaders, and educators from across the state joined members of the Campaign for Fair Education in the Main Capitol Rotunda to urge lawmakers to create a basic education funding system to ensure that all students have access to a quality education no matter where they live.
  • The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provided an update on the “Fill a Glass with Hope” Campaign in the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Grove behind the Capitol building. The campaign is a fresh milk distribution program, which currently supplies more than 3,000 quarts of fresh milk to individuals each week.
  • Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) was joined by Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna), Matt Baker (R-Bradford), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna) in the Main Capitol Rotunda to reintroduce legislation to guard natural gas royalty owners from unjustified post-production cost deductions. Rep. Everett said the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act states that a lease for oil or natural gas shall guarantee a minimum one-eighth (12.5 percent) royalty.
  • A coalition of reformers and legislators announced a campaign to reform Pennsylvania’s civil asset forfeiture laws. A 501c organization called Fix Forfeiture will spearhead the drive, aimed at curbing abuse of laws that permit law enforcement to seize and keep the assets of suspected criminals. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central
Tags:
RSS
12345678910Last