House advances bills to help military families; stimulus funding for state veterans programs pending

BY: - June 9, 2021

The proposals are sponsored by members of the chamber’s Republican majority and Democratic minority. 


Pa. House bill would require students to pass civics test to graduate | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 29, 2021

Districts already are required to administer the test. The bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback makes it a graduation requirement.


Want to stop the turnover among child welfare workers? The Pa. House can pass this important bill | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2020

The bill forgives student loans up to $50,000 for child welfare workers who remain in a child welfare agency for three years after finishing their degree.

Universal lead testing touches ideological nerve in Pa. House panel debate

BY: - November 20, 2019

The House Children and Youth Committee voted 17-6 to advance the bill, amid concerns from some of the panel’s Republicans about the proper role of government. 

Bill providing subsidies to families with older foster children is headed to the Senate floor

BY: - June 4, 2019

A state House measure that would provide subsidies to families with foster children who have aged out of the youth system swiftly cleared a critical Senate committee hurdle on Tuesday. And its sponsor says she’s hoping for an “expedited” vote by the Republican-controlled chamber. With no discussion, the Senate Health & Human Services Committee unanimously […]

House lawmakers aim to aid older foster children with free tuition, car insurance

BY: - May 14, 2019

Lawmakers in the state House said Tuesday they hope a package of bills now working its way through the chamber will help teenage foster children transition from young adulthood into maturity. “We have our own support networks in place, and we assume they’re in place for everyone,” House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, said at […]