Nobody plays more partisan games than Harrisburg Republicans, and a wave of progressive proposals are being held back because of it.
But with enough seats flipped in November, legislative Dems can move PA forward with important legislation that Governor Wolf supports but are currently stuck in the Harrisburg muck.
Here are just some of the important, existing bills Democrats can pass if we end Republicans’ stranglehold on the state house an senate.
Click the drop-downs below for specifics on each proposal and how Republicans in Harrisburg are obstructing it.
The Proposals: HB 830, SB 1200, and SB 1201
The Partisanship: The House bill has been stalled in GOP-controlled committees for over a year, and the two senate bills were recently referred to committee as well.
The Proposal: HB 1520
The Partisanship: Republican committees have refused to allow the proposal to even reach the house floor in five consecutive sessions.
The Proposal: Governor Wolf annually calls for a severance tax in the PA budget.
The Partisanship: Though PA’s the only state without it, Scott Wagner and his Harrisburg cronies were caught conspiring to block the severance tax solely to hurt Governor Wolf (see video)
The Proposal: HB 1332
The Partisanship: Like the voter registration Proposals, this is also being blocked by Daryl Metcalfe’s committee.
SAFE, INCLUSIVE WORKPLACES
The Proposal: “PA #MeToo House Act”
The Partisanship: Republicans delayed protecting women by claiming they need “studies” to determine if sexual harassment is a problem that needs solving.
MORE ETHICAL GOVERNMENT
The Proposal: HB 568 (aka Governor Wolf’s Gift Ban)
The Partisanship: This is yet another bill being blocked by Daryl Metcalfe, who outright brags about sabotaging legislation for partisan gain.
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