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Pennsylvania House Democrats announce legislation to curb some restrictions on state’s abortion clinics

BY: - January 22, 2024

So-called TRAP laws have been denounced by medical organizations, and abortion advocates say the restrictions do little more than reduce patient access.

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania

BY: - January 21, 2024

On the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, advocates in Pennsylvania are pushing ahead with efforts to protect reproductive rights.

Pa. Rep. Otten draws primary challenger

BY: - January 3, 2024

If elected, Deuso would become Pennsylvania’s first openly transgender state legislator.

Lawmakers begin work on an abortion rights amendment for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

BY: - December 13, 2023

Legislation in the Pennsylvania House would set a referendum asking voters whether they approve a "fundamental right to personal reproductive liberty."

Pipeline politics put Chester County incumbents in peril

BY: - January 19, 2020

Two first-term Democrats ushered in during 2018’s blue wave — Reps. Danielle Friel Otten and Kristine Howard — have primary challenges running against them who cite the tumult over the Mariner East pipeline for their runs.

Restore PA requires 20 years of natural gas production. Some progressive legislators aren’t ready to sign on

BY: - June 7, 2019

A handful of state House progressives are standing strong against Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature infrastructure plan, seeing in the $4.5 billion investment spree an over-reliance on the state’s natural gas industry at a time when Pennsylvania should be moving away from fossil fuels. The administration’s proposal, known as Restore PA, “locks us into the extraction […]

‘The people of Pennsylvania expect better from us:’ Outrage-filled week punctuated with bipartisan call for civility

BY: and - May 9, 2019

A string of controversial actions by lawmakers in the state House  — from abortion-protester harassment to white nationalist selfies — led Democratic and Republican leadership on Wednesday to call on lawmakers to tone down their rhetoric and focus on respectful legislating, while also acknowledging “the nation is watching.” “There is no room for hate in […]

Democrats are happy with Wolf’s budget proposal — but want to go further

BY: - February 5, 2019

The reaction from Gov. Tom Wolf’s own party to his Tuesday budget address? It’s a start. Members of the Democratic minority from both chambers sees Wolf’s proposed budget as an uncontroversial kickoff to negotiations they hope to expand to include more policies in the coming months. “It’s consistent with the previous budgets of the governor, […]