By the numbers, women are gaining in the General Assembly. They hope their issues follow.

By the numbers, women are gaining in the General Assembly. They hope their issues follow.

A banner year for women in government moved Pennsylvania up five places for female representation in state legislative bodies.

The increase was among the biggest in all 50 states. Only four states saw a bigger percent increase in their women’s caucus, while only two, including New Hampshire and its 400-plus member legislative body, elected more new women.

Altogether, the House and Senate added 14 new women, per numbers from Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics.

State female politicos greeted the news with a mix of excitement for the gains and resolve, for Pennsylvania still sat in the bottom half for female representation, moving from 39th to 34th highest.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House GOP calls for study into state sexual harassment protocols

House GOP calls for study into state sexual harassment protocols

Following in the wake of a harassment case within their own ranks, as well as the #MeToo movement at large, House Republicans today announced a two-bill legislative package aimed at assessing and reforming how cases of sexual harassment and misconduct are dealt with both in state government and the commonwealth at large.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Pennsylvania Dems propose legislation to extend sexual harassment protections

Pennsylvania Dems propose legislation to extend sexual harassment protections

Flanked by members of the Democratic caucuses from both chambers, Governor Tom Wolf struck a hard tone Thursday as he introduced a package of bills to address sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

“We can not and will not accept this as normal,” Wolf said.
Thursday, April 5, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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