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Senator Maria Collett Introduces Menstrual Equity Legislation

Senator Maria Collett Introduces Menstrual Equity Legislation

North Wales, Pa. – October 7, 2019 – Today, Senator Maria Collett (D-12, Bucks and Montgomery) introduced legislation to establish the “Pennsylvania Menstrual Equity Act,” to ensure that Menstrual Products (“MPs”) are made available in public bathroom facilities....

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Thomas, Collett kick off paid medical leave listening tour

Thomas, Collett kick off paid medical leave listening tour

Republican Rep. Wendi Thomas and Democratic Sen. Maria Collett, are meeting with constituents to discuss bills establishing funding for workers taking extended medical leave. Taking weeks off work for medical care isn’t an option for many in Pennsylvania living...

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Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

By Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams

This week marks the end of General Assistance (GA) as we know it. The life-saving program that has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians get back on their feet and bridge the gap to self-sustainability ended on Aug. 1.

After a difficult battle through the legislative process and an underhanded maneuver to tie the elimination of GA to millions of dollars of hospitals, we accept that the program will cease to exist. However, that does not mean that the need has vanished.

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