Joint Legislative Hearing Focuses on Community-Police Relations

“It is imperative that we seek ways to improve the trust, communication and mutual respect between police officers and the communities they serve,” Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa said.

Janus v. AFSCME

On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that employees who decline union membership are not required to pay “fair share” dues to the union that collectively bargains on their behalf.

The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling and will continue to fight for the rights of unions and workers.

PA Senate Democrats Applaud On-Time Budget

The Pennsylvania Senate passed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 (House Bill 2121) by a vote of 47-2. The on-time budget includes investments in education, health care, workforce development, and social justice.

PA Senate Democrats Vote Against Aument Amendment to Senate Bill 22, Decry Hypocrisy

The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats voted unanimously against a Senator Aument amendment to create judicial districts, as part of the redistricting reform bill, Senate Bill 22. Ultimately, the amendment passed by a partisan vote of 31 to 18, with several Republicans voting against it as well.

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