Pennsylvania House Democrats have a Plan for PA, a New Way Forward that puts People First with Good Jobs, Quality Schools and Fair Taxes.

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The SCOTUS Janus decision threatens ALL workers and their families

(Jun 27, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Today's Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 threatens worker rights and all working families. The ruling chips away at the ability of working people to join together in strong unions to advocate for themselves and their fellow workers. For working men and women, real freedom and ... READ MORE

State budget reflects people's priorities House Dems say

(Jun 20, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

HARRISBURG, June 20 – House Democratic leaders said the 2018-19 state budget passed by the House reflects many of the values Pennsylvanians have been talking about this year. "People across Pennsylvania want good schools in their neighborhoods that are safe for their kids, good jobs th ... READ MORE

The veil has been lifted

(Jun 12, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Thanks to more than a year of openness and verifiable reports, we already know there is an atmosphere of sexual harassment and misconduct at workplaces throughout Pennsylvania and the nation that has negatively impacted women. It has happened and, frankly, is still happening. To truly protect women ... READ MORE

A win for equal pay

(Jun 08, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

This week Gov. Wolf took executive action to reverse the gender wage gap. It’s time for the legislature to follow with an equal pay law for all women. JOIN THE FIGHT FOR EQUAL PAY On Tuesday the governor signed an executive order to have all commonwealth agencies adhere to rules that will add ... READ MORE

Have your voice heard at a telephone town hall!

(May 09, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Pennsylvania needs state lawmakers who will put working families first and build an economy that works for everyone. The number one way to do that? Pass a state budget that allows working families to succeed. House Democrats want to hear from you! We have four telephone town halls scheduled for thi ... READ MORE

Republican Medicaid cuts unmasked

(Apr 16, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Last week, a Republican committee in the PA House approved a bill to keep redistricting in the hands of a small group of legislators controlled by their own party and tried to pass it off as reform. Pennsylvanians weren't fooled. Members of the public who attended the meeting (even though it wa ... READ MORE

Don’t let them get away with it!

(Apr 12, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Don't let special interests steal your elections Put People First in redistricting process With more than half the House chamber signed on to a nonpartisan redistricting bill (HB 722) gaining public momentum, gerrymandering w as firmly on track to become extinct in Pennsylvania. F ... READ MORE

Committee approves Bizzarro’s bill for first-time homebuyers

(Apr 11, 2018) Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro

HARRISBURG, April 11 – The House Urban Affairs Committee today approved a bill that would give first-time homebuyers a tax deduction for money saved toward the purchase of a home, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie. “My bill would give first-time homebuyers ... READ MORE

Same job? Same pay. It’s that simple.

(Apr 10, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Imagine going to the ATM to withdraw $100 and the machine gives you $80. Imagine buying a home in a new development only to find out your neighbor got 20 percent more amenities for the same home at the exact same price. You’d be mad. And you’d be right to be mad. The same thing is happe ... READ MORE

A strong workforce vs. political self-interest

(Mar 22, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

For too long we’ve seen working families struggle while the wealthy special interests get all the breaks. The Republican majority keeps this rigged system in place through a variety of tactics, including the gerrymandering of congressional districts. Republican leaders have spent the bette ... READ MORE

Conklin legislation would close Delaware loophole, reduce Corporate Net Income tax rate

(Mar 19, 2018) Rep. Scott Conklin

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, will be introducing legislation in the near future that will enact combined reporting to close the "Delaware loophole” and reduce the Corporate Net Income tax rate from 9.99 percent to 7.99 percent. The legislation is gea ... READ MORE

Fair taxes mean lower taxes

(Mar 07, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Do you pay taxes? Would you be upset to learn you're paying more than your share because many corporations are using teams of accountants and attorneys to take advantage of legal loopholes here and in other states to avoid paying their taxes? It's true. Big corporations have spent years h ... READ MORE

#Prepared4PA with the #Plan4PA.

(Feb 23, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

While hundreds of state-system college students rallied at the Capitol Thursday to highlight the importance of Pennsylvania’s public colleges, the House Appropriations Committee on Monday kicked off three weeks of public hearings on Gov. Tom’s Wolf’s proposed 2018-19 budget. The g ... READ MORE

House Democrats to GOP: Stop spreading the flu

(Feb 14, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Would you want a person with the flu preparing your food, caring for your child in a day care setting or sitting next to you in the break room? Unfortunately, millions of people report to work sick fearing loss of pay or losing their job. As we’ve all seen on the news, this year’s fl ... READ MORE

Governor's budget proposal reflects priorities of Pennsylvania families, those advanced in #Plan4PA

(Feb 06, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his 2018-19 budet proposal to a joint session of the General Assembly today. His proposal reflects the values and priorities of middle class families who want state government to finally work for them. It emphasizes the values and priorities advanced in the House Democrats&# ... READ MORE

Quality education with a promise

(Jan 26, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

A key component of the Plan4PA is the promise of a quality education. According to a report by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center , Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom of several categories that measure higher education achievement. Pennsylvania is 50 th in the nation when it comes to ... READ MORE

When you work more, you should earn more

(Jan 17, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

The hardworking people of Pennsylvania who put in 50 or 60 hours per week and play by the rules should be paid fairly so that they can support their families and gain economic security. That’s a core value of the House Democrats’ #Plan4PA. For too long, the rules have not been in their ... READ MORE

Opiod and heroin abuse emergency declaration puts #PeopleFirst

(Jan 10, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Today, Governor Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency in Pennsylvania in response to the growing opioid crisis in the Commonwealth. This comes after more than 4,500 opioid related overdose deaths in 2016 and a more than 80 percent increase in emergency room visits for overdoses between 2016 and 20 ... READ MORE

#Plan4PA makes minimum wage a living wage

(Jan 08, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

In a recent post we discussed the first tenet of the Plan4PA - #PeopleFirst. What better way to focus on putting #PeopleFirst in PA than discussing a living wage. According to a recent study by the Keystone Research Center, Pennsylvania is falling behind our neighboring states, which have increas ... READ MORE

People First

(Jan 04, 2018) Plan 4 PA

When you think of People First, do you think of tax breaks for corporations? Or limiting the availability of healthcare or wages for working middle class taxpayers? No, we don’t either. That’s why the PA House Democrats have put forth a plan to help working people and the middle class ... READ MORE

#Plan4PA– A New Way Forward

(Jan 01, 2018) Plan 4 PA

Welcome to the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus’ new initiative, the Plan4PA. House Democrats are proposing a new way forward, with modernized ideas to stimulate economic growth the old fashioned way – by creating good middle class job opportunities, providing educational opportu ... READ MORE

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