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Pa. House passes bill requiring parental consent on social media, despite first amendment concerns

“The internet and social media have grown exponentially over the last few decades,” Brian Munroe (D-Bucks), the bill’s sponsor, said on the floor. “It is far past time for us to act on behalf of children and parents and put in place a modicum of protections and guardrails to protect our children.”

Casey bill would raise pay for long term care workers

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced legislation, along with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), to improve compensation and benefits and support systems for caregivers. The Long-Term Care Workforce Support Act would improve pay for direct care professionals, and put into place strategies to increase the number of care professionals, to reduce the current shortage.

Senate Education Committee revives school voucher program at center of last year’s budget fight

A bill reviving the school voucher program killed by House Democrats during last year’s budget debates passed the Senate Education committee with bipartisan support on Tuesday. The program, called the PASS scholarship, would allow most students in the state’s lowest-performing school districts up to $10,000 to spend towards private schools.