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
Governor Wolf announces new investment to help stop sexual abuse on college campuses

Governor Wolf announces new investment to help stop sexual abuse on college campuses

Since taking up the mantle in January 2016 as the very first state to launch an It’s On Us campus safety initiative, the Wolf Administration has invested nearly $3 million in state grants across dozens of colleges and universities across Pennsylvania to combat the issue of sexual assault across college campuses.

Earlier today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $1 million more in It’s On Us grants will be allocated to 38 Pennsylvania colleges and universities this year.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
Legislators unveil new legislation to up penalties for those convicted of human trafficking

Legislators unveil new legislation to up penalties for those convicted of human trafficking

Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) were joined by their colleagues and advocates for a press conference where they unveiled the Buyer Beware Act. This act consists of joint pieces of legislation that focus on increasing penalties for criminals who are convicted on certain human trafficking offenses. 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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