Rep. Frankel leads the charge on legislative action against hate-crimes in Pennsylvania

Rep. Frankel leads the charge on legislative action against hate-crimes in Pennsylvania

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Frankel (D-Squirrel Hill), along with House colleagues and faith leaders held a news conference Monday morning in Pittsburgh to discuss the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and to call for legislative action on House Bill 505 and/or Senate Bill 96, also known as the Fairness Act.  


“No group was left untouched in Charlottesville, said Frankel. “It was racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim, it was anti-LGBT, anti- anything you can think of was found in that demonstration. While we saw a comprehensive expression of hate, we want a comprehensive reaction to it. And one of the ways to do that is to finally address hate crimes in Pennsylvania in a comprehensive way.”  

Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Google protest in Pittsburgh postponed, state officials react to Charlottesville events

As the events that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend still reverberate around cities and towns across the country and state, organizers of a protest against Google in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood scheduled for this Saturday have postponed the event.

Organizers for the March on Google said in a blog post earlier this week that there were “credible Alt-Left terrorist threats for the safety of our citizen participants” that led to the cancellation.
Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Republicans and Democrats show differences of opinion on tax policy

Republicans and Democrats show differences of opinion on tax policy

As revenue generation has been a key component to ongoing budget talks, tax policy in some manner has been part of the discussion; and, with the legislative calendar turning ever closer to June 30, Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been showing their differences of opinion in terms of how taxes should play in terms of the overall revenue picture for the Commonwealth.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Reintroduced PA Fairness Act aims to protect the PA LGBT community

Reintroduced PA Fairness Act aims to protect the PA LGBT community

Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) recently announced that has reintroduced his proposal that would create the Pennsylvania Fairness Act.

The legislation, this session in House Bill 1410, has bipartisan support in the legislature and its goal is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination statewide in the workplace, housing market, and public accommodations. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

A number of Pennsylvania officials over the last several days have publicly urged the President and Congress to not take action on a number of pressing issues at the federal level.

Thursday, May 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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