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HARRISBURG – October 30, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced plans to change the way the Commonwealth conducts its annual budget process. Leach’s statement: “The 2017 budget season illustrated a huge flaw in our process. The legislature passed a spending plan but was unable to pass a corresponding revenue plan for over three […]

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HARRISBURG – October 26, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) last night joined about 30 local residents, community leaders, and experts in substance abuse treatment for his Opioid Crisis Forum at the Upper Merion Township Building in Montgomery County. Montgomery County endured a 51% increase in drug overdose deaths from 2015 to 2016. During […]

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HARRISBURG – September 20, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today voted to non-concur on the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s revenue plan and create a conference committee to write a plan that can be supported by both chambers. The final vote on non-concurrence was 43-7. Leach’s statement: “Today an overwhelming bipartisan Senate majority rejected the […]

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HARRISBURG – September 11, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today sent an open letter to the law firm representing Keystone ReLeaf LLC, which is asking the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to halt the statewide implementation of Act 16 of 2016, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law. A PDF of the letter is available here. Senator Daylin […]

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HARRISBURG – September 5, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) immigration policy. In ending DACA, Trump will deport 750,000 “dreamers,” adults brought to the United States as children by their parents and who now are productive members of […]

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HARRISBURG, Pa – August 31, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today reintroduced his bill to raise the state’s minimum hourly wage to $15. The bill would also index the minimum wage to inflation and eliminate the tipped minimum wage. Pennsylvania’s minimum hourly wage is $7.25, the minimum required by federal law. Twenty nine […]

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HARRISBURG, Pa – August 30, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today joined Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) to announce their proposal to allow students to apply sunscreen while in school without a doctor’s authorization or the assistance of a school nurse. Pennsylvania law requires that students who wish to use sunscreen in school present to […]

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HARRISBURG, Pa – August 24, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today reintroduced his bill to require some Pennsylvania employers to offer paid family leave to certain employees. Leach is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 862, which would require large employers to offer up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to employees who […]

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HARRISBURG – August 16, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today introduced a Senate resolution condemning white supremacists and asked all members of the Senate to cosponsor it. In a co-sponsorship memo to his colleagues, Leach explained that the Senate cannot be neutral on this issues of white supremacy and neo-Nazism. Read the entire […]

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HARRISBURG – July 25, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) yesterday held his 9th annual Dog Park Day in the bark-ing lot of the Haverford Reserve Dog Park in Haverford, Pa. Under ruff-looking clouds that threatened rain throughout the event, folks from the community mingled with their dogs and met Nacho, a Chihuahua from Finding […]

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