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PLS was established in 2001 and has grown over the years to become the most powerful Pennsylvania online legislative research, tracking, media, and analysis service providing unique and exceptional access to Pennsylvania's policy making process. PLS's clients run the full gamut and include Pennsylvania's most influential legislative participants - lobbying firms, law firms, associations, corporati

PLS was established in 2001 and has grown over the years to become the most powerful Pennsylvania online legislative research, tracking, media, and analysis service providing unique and exceptional access to Pennsylvania's policy making process. PLS's clients run the full gamut and include Pennsylvania's most influential legislative participants - lobbying firms, law firms, associations, corporati

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20 Co-Sponsorship memos were introduced this week. The topics include affordability for prescription drugs, establishing...
07/16/2021

20 Co-Sponsorship memos were introduced this week.

The topics include affordability for prescription drugs, establishing the adult education and workforce recovery fund, creating a digital currency task force, designating a highway in Dauphin County as Glenn A. Martin Memorial Highway, and providing for the medical release for inmates under the Department of Corrections.

(PLS is the only legislative company that allows you to track co-sponsorship memos and receive alerts when they are introduced as bills)

20 Co-Sponsorship memos were introduced this week.

The topics include affordability for prescription drugs, establishing the adult education and workforce recovery fund, creating a digital currency task force, designating a highway in Dauphin County as Glenn A. Martin Memorial Highway, and providing for the medical release for inmates under the Department of Corrections.

(PLS is the only legislative company that allows you to track co-sponsorship memos and receive alerts when they are introduced as bills)

07/15/2021

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Representative Barb Gleim and activists gathered today at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg to speak against the introd...
07/14/2021

Representative Barb Gleim and activists gathered today at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg to speak against the introduction of Critical Race Theory teachings in Pennsylvania schools.

#CriticalRaceTheory #CRT #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics #HarrisburgPA

26 co-sponsorship memos were introduced last week.Topics include doing away with the unanimous vote requirement for thos...
07/12/2021

26 co-sponsorship memos were introduced last week.
Topics include doing away with the unanimous vote requirement for those sentenced to death or life imprisonment, increasing penalties for repeatedly carrying a firearm without a license, driver improvement program for chronic violators, requiring school boards to first post terms of employment on its website before extending an offer of employment, and recognizing July 26-30, 2021, as Construction Opioid Awareness Week.

(PLS is the only legislative company that allows you to track co-sponsorship memos and receive alerts when they are introduced as bills)

26 co-sponsorship memos were introduced last week.
Topics include doing away with the unanimous vote requirement for those sentenced to death or life imprisonment, increasing penalties for repeatedly carrying a firearm without a license, driver improvement program for chronic violators, requiring school boards to first post terms of employment on its website before extending an offer of employment, and recognizing July 26-30, 2021, as Construction Opioid Awareness Week.

(PLS is the only legislative company that allows you to track co-sponsorship memos and receive alerts when they are introduced as bills)

PLS covered the democratic policy committee public hearing on subcommittee on cost of prescription drugs today at the Ca...
07/12/2021

PLS covered the democratic policy committee public hearing on subcommittee on cost of prescription drugs today at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Representatives Eddie Day Pashinski and Emily Kinkead held this meeting.

Governor Wolf, House and Senate democrats host minimum wage increase rally today in Philadelphia. #MinimumWage #Philadel...
07/09/2021

Governor Wolf, House and Senate democrats host minimum wage increase rally today in Philadelphia.

#MinimumWage #Philadelphia #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics

A bipartisan group of legislators from Pennsylvania joined public officials, volunteers and veterans, as well as New Jer...
07/09/2021

A bipartisan group of legislators from Pennsylvania joined public officials, volunteers and veterans, as well as New Jersey Assemblymen and Camden Mayor aboard the Cruiser Olympia at the Independence Seaport Museum to urge military leaders to select Philadelphia and both banks of the Delaware River for the main celebration of the 250th birthdays of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps in fall 2025.

#USNavy #USMC #IndependenceSeaportMuseum #PAHouse #PASenate

A bipartisan group of legislators from Pennsylvania joined public officials, volunteers and veterans, as well as New Jersey Assemblymen and Camden Mayor aboard the Cruiser Olympia at the Independence Seaport Museum to urge military leaders to select Philadelphia and both banks of the Delaware River for the main celebration of the 250th birthdays of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps in fall 2025.

#USNavy #USMC #IndependenceSeaportMuseum #PAHouse #PASenate

Today, Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Community Action Partnership Outdoor Learning Area in Lancaster, PA to highlight p...
07/08/2021

Today, Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Community Action Partnership Outdoor Learning Area in Lancaster, PA to highlight pre-k expansion. To learn more about this topic visit www.mypls.com

#PreKExpansion #GovTomWolf #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics #LancasterPA

Today, Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Community Action Partnership Outdoor Learning Area in Lancaster, PA to highlight pre-k expansion. To learn more about this topic visit www.mypls.com

#PreKExpansion #GovTomWolf #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics #LancasterPA

HOT TOPIC ALERT 🚨 PLS’ coverage of the ongoing debate about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will be appear...
07/08/2021

HOT TOPIC ALERT 🚨

PLS’ coverage of the ongoing debate about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will be appearing tomorrow, July 9, in the Capitol Notebook section of the Capitol Recap Email. Make sure to keep an eye out!

For more information on the Capitol Recap visit www.mypls.com/publications/capitol-recap/

#CapitolRecap #RGGI #RegionalGreenhouseGasInitiative #CO2Emissions #PAPolitics #PAHouse #PASenate

HOT TOPIC ALERT 🚨

PLS’ coverage of the ongoing debate about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will be appearing tomorrow, July 9, in the Capitol Notebook section of the Capitol Recap Email. Make sure to keep an eye out!

For more information on the Capitol Recap visit www.mypls.com/publications/capitol-recap/

#CapitolRecap #RGGI #RegionalGreenhouseGasInitiative #CO2Emissions #PAPolitics #PAHouse #PASenate

On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to form a committee with the sole purpos...
07/04/2021

On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to form a committee with the sole purpose of drafting a document that would break their ties with Great Britain. This committee included Thomas Jefferson, who was considered to be the most eloquent writer at the time, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. A total of 86 changes were made to the draft and on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress officially adopted the final version. 
The next day, copies of the Declaration of Independence were handed out and on July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to publish the document. 

Congress established Independence Day as a national holiday in 1870. 
We at PLS wish you all a happy Independence Day. Let freedom ring!

On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to form a committee with the sole purpose of drafting a document that would break their ties with Great Britain. This committee included Thomas Jefferson, who was considered to be the most eloquent writer at the time, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. A total of 86 changes were made to the draft and on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress officially adopted the final version. 
The next day, copies of the Declaration of Independence were handed out and on July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to publish the document. 

Congress established Independence Day as a national holiday in 1870. 
We at PLS wish you all a happy Independence Day. Let freedom ring!

THIS WEEK AT THE CAPITOL: 19 new co-sponsorship memos were introduced this week. Topics include an access program for de...
07/01/2021

THIS WEEK AT THE CAPITOL:

19 new co-sponsorship memos were introduced this week. Topics include an access program for deaf/blind Pennsylvanians, program funding for COVID-19 trauma-education training, ending no-excuse mail-in voting, and creating a digital currency task force. 

Currently on the Governor’s desk as of July 1st, 2021 is HB336 which amends the Administrative Code, in organization, for executive orders, departments and boards and commissions, for dept. heads & gubernatorial appointments; in Commonwealth agency fees, for Dept. of Banking & State Security Cmsn.

6 new bills were filed this week ranging from electronic device licenses to transportation, to procurement.

60+ bills were signed by the Governor this week, most related to the budget but other topics included additional school year options due to Covid-19, abuse of care-dependent Pennsylvanians, and admissibility of certain witness statements in court proceedings.

THIS WEEK AT THE CAPITOL:

19 new co-sponsorship memos were introduced this week. Topics include an access program for deaf/blind Pennsylvanians, program funding for COVID-19 trauma-education training, ending no-excuse mail-in voting, and creating a digital currency task force. 

Currently on the Governor’s desk as of July 1st, 2021 is HB336 which amends the Administrative Code, in organization, for executive orders, departments and boards and commissions, for dept. heads & gubernatorial appointments; in Commonwealth agency fees, for Dept. of Banking & State Security Cmsn.

6 new bills were filed this week ranging from electronic device licenses to transportation, to procurement.

60+ bills were signed by the Governor this week, most related to the budget but other topics included additional school year options due to Covid-19, abuse of care-dependent Pennsylvanians, and admissibility of certain witness statements in court proceedings.

Our VP of Sales and Marketing, Amyra, hair twinning with the Assistant VP of Bark-eting, Gerald.
06/30/2021

Our VP of Sales and Marketing, Amyra, hair twinning with the Assistant VP of Bark-eting, Gerald.

Our VP of Sales and Marketing, Amyra, hair twinning with the Assistant VP of Bark-eting, Gerald.

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, Representative Mike Schlossberg, Pottstown Sch...
06/30/2021

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, Representative Mike Schlossberg, Pottstown School District Superintendent Stephen Rodriguez, and other legislators and education leaders for a press conference today in Harrisburg, PA. This press conference was held to discuss the largest school funding increase in state history.
“This isn’t the end goal, but a fantastic starting point,” said Rep. Schlossberg.

#SchoolFunding #Education #PAPublicSchools #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics #PABudget

Just because legislative session is done does not mean that we are! Follow our other social platforms to stay up to date...
06/29/2021

Just because legislative session is done does not mean that we are! Follow our other social platforms to stay up to date on events in Harrisburg as well as around the state. Keep an eye out for important information coming in the future. We are here for you!

Just because legislative session is done does not mean that we are! Follow our other social platforms to stay up to date on events in Harrisburg as well as around the state. Keep an eye out for important information coming in the future. We are here for you!

Senate Bill 255, the General Appropriations Act of 2021, passed the House of Representatives Friday evening and was retu...
06/28/2021

Senate Bill 255, the General Appropriations Act of 2021, passed the House of Representatives Friday evening and was returned to the Senate where they concurred on amendments made by the House.

With an additional $7.3 billion provided from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year budget provides the largest annual funding increase to public education and a $2.8 billion transfer to the commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund. The General Appropriations Act also provides program specific appropriations as required by ARPA, including emergency rental and utility assistance, child care stabilization and homeowner assistance.

Although 61 representatives from both parties and seven Democratic Senators voted against the budget, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday evening that he will sign the bill sometime this week.

#PABudget #SB255 #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics #HarrisburgPA

Senate Bill 255, the General Appropriations Act of 2021, passed the House of Representatives Friday evening and was returned to the Senate where they concurred on amendments made by the House.

With an additional $7.3 billion provided from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year budget provides the largest annual funding increase to public education and a $2.8 billion transfer to the commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund. The General Appropriations Act also provides program specific appropriations as required by ARPA, including emergency rental and utility assistance, child care stabilization and homeowner assistance.

Although 61 representatives from both parties and seven Democratic Senators voted against the budget, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday evening that he will sign the bill sometime this week.

#PABudget #SB255 #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics #HarrisburgPA

06/25/2021

Even during a busy budget week, new pieces of legislation are being introduced. In the last week 112 new co-sponsorship memos have been introduced. Topics include medical cannabis use while driving, certification standards for police, guidelines for the transportation of ballots, and the compensation of collegiate athletes in PA.

As we say goodbye to the PLS Reporter, President, Deborah E. Hannon and State Government Reporter, Sam Zern, would like ...
06/24/2021

As we say goodbye to the PLS Reporter, President, Deborah E. Hannon and State Government Reporter, Sam Zern, would like to share a special message for all of the PLS Reporter readers.

Today, UTZ Quality Foods celebrated their 100th anniversary at the Capitol Fountain in Harrisburg, PA. The president and...
06/24/2021

Today, UTZ Quality Foods celebrated their 100th anniversary at the Capitol Fountain in Harrisburg, PA. The president and CEO of UTZ Quality Foods, Dylan Lissette, invited several Pennsylvania Legislators to celebrate with him.

#UTZOfHanover #HanoverPA #UTZQualityFoods #DylanLissette #PAHouse #PASenate #HarrisburgPA

@pawethepeople met with Representatives Joanna McClinton and Matt Bradford, as well as Senator Vincent Hughes (and other...
06/23/2021

@pawethepeople met with Representatives Joanna McClinton and Matt Bradford, as well as Senator Vincent Hughes (and others) today in Harrisburg, PA to rally for a budget that invests the federal COVID-19 relief funding in communities. Faith leaders also joined them to “engage in disruption and civil disobedience” in calling for a budget to fund schools properly. Several others were there to share their stories and their passion for this cause.

#PABudget #covidrelief #wethepeople #the99percentpa #forourfuture #tuesdayswithtoomey #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics

PA Campaign director for Clean Water Action, Steve Hvozdovich, Representative Danielle Friel Otten, Representative Emily...
06/23/2021

PA Campaign director for Clean Water Action, Steve Hvozdovich, Representative Danielle Friel Otten, Representative Emily Kinkead, Senator Katie Muth, Lois Bjornson (mother of 4 and an environmental activist) joined by her two children, Gunner and Odessa, met today at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA to call on Governor Wolf for help in closing the Methane loophole in PA. Lois Bjornson and her children shared their emotional stories about living in one of the most heavily fracked counties in PA, Washington County.

#methanepollution #methaneloophole #stevehvozdich #loisbowerbjornson #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics

ERE Chairman Metcalfe, scientists, and climate experts met today at the Ryan Office Building Rotunda in Harrisburg, PA t...
06/22/2021

ERE Chairman Metcalfe, scientists, and climate experts met today at the Ryan Office Building Rotunda in Harrisburg, PA to discuss the flawed science of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

For more information on this topic, visit www.mypls.com/services/capitol-toolbox/

#EREChairmanMetcalfe #GregoryWrightstone #DrPatrickMichaels #DrDavidLegates #MarcMorano #JoeBastardi #CO2Coalition #RegionalGreenhouseGasInitiative #RGGI #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee met today to consider the nomination of Major General Mark Schindler for adjutant as w...
06/21/2021

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee met today to consider the nomination of Major General Mark Schindler for adjutant as well as the promotion of Brigadier General Benjamin Cason to Major General (PA Air National Guard). They also discussed HB 196, which provides employment protections to members of the National Guard.

#AirNationalGuard #NationalGuard #MilitaryEmploymentProtection #PAHouse #PASenate #PAPolitics

Filed Legislation as of 6/21/21SB 780, Act designating a bridge, identified as Bridge Key 39537, on that portion of Stat...
06/21/2021
Capitol Toolbox – Pennsylvania Legislative Services

Filed Legislation as of 6/21/21
SB 780, Act designating a bridge, identified as Bridge Key 39537, on that portion of State Route 1005 over a tributary of Crooked Creek, Rayne Township, Indiana County, as the Sergeant Charles R. Learn Memorial Bridge.
SB 783, Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), in special vehicles and pedestrians, providing for electric low-speed scooter pilot program.

For more information visit, https://www.mypls.com/services/capitol-toolbox/

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