As Washington acts, Pa. House panel moves to strand gun violence-reduction bills

BY: - June 13, 2022

Rep. Jared G. Solomon, D-Philadelphia, told his colleagues that he believed the panel had a "moral imperative" to take action on the bills.


Pa. House bill would ban sale of body armor | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 26, 2022

Connecticut has tough restrictions on the sale of body armor, and New York is considering a ban, the proposal's sponsor, Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, said.


The pandemic changed a lot. But not the partisan debate over paid leave | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 3, 2021

Just 14 states and Washington D.C. now mandate paid leave. Democratic bills in the Pa. House and Senate seek to change that.

Pa. House GOP pushes measure to restrict Wolf emergency response, remake judiciary

BY: - January 13, 2021

The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House advanced two constitutional amendments Tuesday that would address their long simmering balance of power grievances.

House Judiciary chairman says he won’t consider red flag proposal as panel advances mandatory minimums

BY: - September 24, 2019

The votes by the House Judiciary Committee marked the first legislative action on firearms after a summer dominated by mass shootings, including two in one August weekend that left 29 people dead. 

Pa. House committee advances ban on vaping in schools

BY: - March 12, 2019

Everybody knows that smoking cigarettes isn’t allowed in school. But is vaping? The House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced a bill Tuesday to close a loophole that lets students use electronic nicotine delivery systems like vapes on school property. The legislation would also make it a crime under state law to sell these products to anyone […]

Suburban Philly Democrat suggests statewide paid family leave

BY: - February 19, 2019

just three states — California, Rhode Island and New Jersey — offer employees fully paid leave according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. New York offers family leave at half pay.