Democrats Rep. Mike Sturla (Lancaster) and Rep. Scott Conklin (D- Centre) are also proposing taxes ranging from 4 to 9 percent. Sen. Daylin Leach (D- Delaware) wants a temporary tax on gas extraction to help students pay for college.

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Not all the senators at Monday’s hearing were critical of closing prisons. Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, said he thought reducing the prison count was a good direction for the state.

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Democratic State Sen. Daylin Leach seconded the sentiment. “Donald Trump has awakened a great progressive giant in this country, and he will rue the day he did so,” he said.

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“That was not a sustainable or successful criminal justice system,” said Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, (R., Montgomery), the committee chair. His Democratic counterpart, Sen. Daylin Leach, (D. Montgomery), said prison should be reserved only for people who are a danger to themselves or others.

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President Donald Trump has taken the oath of office and still has not released his tax returns. In Sen. Daylin Leach’s ideal world, that might not have happened given the importance of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes to Trump’s election.

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Daylin Leach, one of Pennsylvania’s most progressive state Senators, held a public forum on how to lobby, protest, and otherwise advocate for liberal ideals.

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Approximately 600 people filled the auditorium at Upper Merion Middle School Wednesday night for a “Resistance Forum” hosted by state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17.

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HARRISBURG, Pa – January 20, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced new legislation to require U.S. presidential candidates to make their tax returns public in order to be eligible to appear on the Pennsylvania ballot. Leach explained his proposal today in a memo to his Senate colleagues, which can be read here. […]

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This month, state Sens. Stewart J. Greenleaf, a Republican, and Daylin Leach, a Democrat, both of Montgomery County, along with Rep. Joseph Pertrarca, D-Armstrong, will reintroduce legislation preventing minors from being charged with prostitution, other misdemeanors or low-level offenses if committed as a direct result of their exploitation.

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Leach, one of Pennsylvania’s most prominent progressive lawmakers, pronounced the nation the most divided its been since the Civil War. He asked the crowd one question: “How do we effectively protect the gains of the last 70 or 80 years against this person,” Leach said, according to the Inky, “who seems to have no regard for the most basic shared human values?”

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