Combating Addiction

Combating opioid abuse and addiction must continue to be a priority at the national, state, and local levels.

Starting September 10, Senate Democrats will be hosting a series of open houses to discuss efforts and provide resources on battling addiction.

Countdown to Election Day

The Senate Democrats are reminding Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote on Election Day 2018 is October 9.

Check out for voter registration information, important dates, helpful tips, and more. 


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.

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