Capitol Quick Hits for 6.16.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.16.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Immigration advocates and refugees in Pennsylvania gathered on the steps of the Main Capitol Rotunda to recognize World Refugee Week. 
  • Rep. John Sabatina (D-Philadephia) was joined by advocate groups for a rally in the Main Capitol Rotunda is support of HB 1474, or Paul’s Law, which would prohibit discrimination of any potential organ transplant recipient on the basis of a physical or mental disability.
  • Faith leaders, business leaders, and members of the LGBT community joined lawmakers in the Capitol Media Center to advocate for the passage of SB/HB 300 to end discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation. 

Monday, June 16, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol Quick Hits for 6.13.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.13.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today. 

The first annual Pennsylvanians for Parental Equality (PA4PE) rally was held in the Main Capitol Rotunda to promote the need for legislation in the involvement of both parents in the lives of children. The speakers addressed the current issues facing custodial and non-custodial parents alike, whether involved in separation or divorce, and the important rules that both parents play in the lives of their children. 

Friday, June 13, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol Quick Hits for 6.12.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • The American Petroleum Institute (API) held a teleconference to unveil a new website designed to connect people with jobs, training, and certifications within the oil and natural gas industry. “Our goal is to create a resource to help meet our nation’s ever-growing need for a workforce that can help us realize our energy potential for the future,” said John Modine, API vice president of Global Industry Services.
  •  A coalition of public education advocates gathered for a press conference in the Main Capitol Rotunda to call for a five percent severance tax on Marcellus Shale to fund schools in Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Adolph acknowledges this is the latest a budget vehicle bill has been introduced

VIDEO: Adolph acknowledges this is the latest a budget vehicle bill has been introduced

Majority Chair of the House Appropriations Committee Rep. Bill Adolph talked about the struggles that they face as budget negotiations continue during today's House Appropriations Committee meeting.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Rep. Markosek: "We have a Herculean task in front of us" in passing FY 2014-15 state budget

VIDEO: Rep. Markosek: "We have a Herculean task in front of us" in passing FY 2014-15 state budget

During today's House Appropriations Committee meeting, Minority Chairman Joe Markosek said he has some fears regarding state budget negotiations and acknowledged a long road ahead. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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