HARRISBURG— Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Rep. Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) to extend the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), the independent entity that provides oversight to the City of Philadelphia’s finances, has passed the Senate and moves to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
HARRISBURG—In an emotional press conference at the Capitol, victims of Philadelphia’s rising murder and crime rates gathered to share their stories with legislators who are assembling Articles of Impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
WHAT: As part of the House impeachment investigation, families and business owners impacted by crime in Philadelphia will discuss how District Attorney Larry Krasner’s failure to prosecute gun crime has impacted their lives.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) released the following statement on the investigation into the Articles of Impeachment on District Attorney Larry Krasner:
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-170) today sent a letter to School Superintendent William R. Hite and incoming Superintendent Tony B. Watlington Sr. asking if any school district funds were used for teachers who attended the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference.
HARRISBURG—The House has passed House Bill 2275, sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia and amended by Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware/Chester), to formally create a joint local-state task force to prosecute prior-convicted-felons in possession of firearms in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to create a task force to study how to make Philadelphia a leader in exporting Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) to the international markets passed the House on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG—The House Judiciary Committee has passed legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware) to extend Act 58 of 2019, a bipartisan legislative effort that provides the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction over gun crime in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG – In a move to support women’s rights in competitive sports, the House Education Committee today approved the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (House Bill 972), announced prime sponsors and former school athletes Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Dawn Keefer (R-York), Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) and Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Majority Secretary Martina White (R-Philadelphia) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday outlining the various energy policy failures of Democrat leaders at the state and federal levels.
HARRISBURG—Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Craig Williams (R-Delaware) have introduced legislation, House Bill 2275, to extend Act 58 of 2019, a bipartisan legislative effort that provides the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction over gun crime in Philadelphia.
WHAT: Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Craig Williams (R-Delaware) will hold a press conference to discuss extending Act 58 of 2019 to give Attorney General Josh Shapiro dual jurisdiction over Philadelphia.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will host a hearing in Philadelphia to gather testimony on how to redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional districts.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to increase scholarships for students attending economically disadvantaged schools has passed the House.
Educators endorse legislation to bring fairness to charter school regulations
HARRISBURG- Republican House members from Southeastern Pennsylvania crafted and passed a historic measure to extend the governor’s emergency order, permitting additional relief to areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This was the first time an emergency order from the governor was extended by the state Legislature.
Saving Title IX in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney asking them to declare portions of Northeast Philadelphia impacted by Monday’s severe flooding a disaster area.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) introduced House Bill 1642 to increase the amount of money available to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by $150 million for a total of $285 million.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow for the recall of elected officials who oversee state executive branches, agencies or departments and elected executives of first-class cities has passed the House State Government Committee.