Legislature enacts budget with childcare tax credit, indigent defense; addressing medical debt and whole-home repairs delayed

December 15th, 2023|

The General Assembly ended 2023 with passage of code bills that enact the budget. After months of stalled negotiations, and almost halfway through the fiscal year, the final bill passed with significant bipartisan support and was signed immediately by Gov.  Shapiro. “I think it's important to note that we learned

Driving PA Forward Day in the Capitol Recognizes Agricultural Workers

November 15th, 2023|

Days ahead of Thanksgiving,  LAMPa joined coalition partners in the state Capitol to recognize the contributions of immigrant farmworkers to our holiday tables and to advance protections for those workers and their families.  Watch the video "Blessed Be." “A driver's license is needed in order to take kids to school, medical

PA House Passes Hate Crimes Legislation

November 2nd, 2023|

In the midst of rising violence and expressions of hatred, particularly toward Jewish and Muslim communities in the U.S. in the wake of conflict in the Middle East,  the state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed three bills to strengthen the Commonwealth’s hate crime laws. Supported by votes from both

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