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
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Phillips-Hill makes history with Senate seat

VIDEO: Phillips-Hill makes history with Senate seat

Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) spoke with The PLS Reporter Thursday morning about taking on her new role as a state senator. 

This will be the first time that the 28th District will have a woman in their Senate seat and Phillips-Hill said she is humbled by the support she has received and ready to take on her new position. 
Thursday, November 8, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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