Legislative Threats and Opportunities in the 2017-18 PA Legislative Session, presented by Matt Stepp, Policy Director for PennFuture.
Snacks at 6:30, lecture at 7:00, West Chester, PA Borough Hall, 401 East Gay Street, Room 240
During an average two-year legislative session, the Pennsylvania General Assembly produces between 3000-4000 pieces of legislation. Of those, as many as 10 percent hold the potential to impact Pennsylvania’s environment. PennFuture tracks each of these bills, engaging with stakeholders and legislators to advance those that benefit the Commonwealth’s environment or defeat those that aim to damage it. PennFuture’s Policy Director, Matt Stepp will discuss PennFuture’s environmental priorities during the PA General Assembly’s 2017-18 legislative session, and potential opportunities and threats to the Commonwealth.
Based in PennFuture’s Philadelphia office, Stepp leads and develops the organization’s policy initiatives and is its liaison with elected officials in both Harrisburg and Washington D.C. He has organized and led coalitions on major policy threats and has taken a collaborative approach to policy, employing communications and outreach.