HARRISBURG, June 30 – State Rep. Marty Flynn said he voted for the 2016-17 state budget because of the $250 million pre-K through 12th grade education funding increase. Read more
SCRANTON, June 14 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more
SCRANTON, June 9 – A staffer from state Rep. Marty Flynn's office will provide outreach assistance in South Abington Township on Wednesday, June 15. Read more
SCRANTON, June 7 – State Rep. Marty Flynn joined his House colleagues Monday in unanimously passing legislation that would expand prescription drug coverage to over 32,000 older Pennsylvanians by increasing income eligibility guidelines for the PACENET program. Read more
SCRANTON, May 17 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will host the monthly veterans support program at his constituent service office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. Read more
SCRANTON, May 9 – A staff member from state Rep. Marty Flynn's office will provide outreach assistance next week in Clarks Green. Read more
SCRANTON, May 4 – State Rep. Marty Flynn encourages area residents to donate disposable diapers and wipes during his first Diaper Drive throughout May. Read more
SCRANTON, May 3 – Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach Monday, May 9. Read more
SCRANTON, May 2 – State Rep. Marty Flynn reminds area residents of the free Gun Safety seminar that begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5 on the first floor of the Mall at Steamtown. Read more
SCRANTON, April 21 – State Rep. Marty Flynn invites residents to a May 5 Gun Safety seminar that he is co-hosting with Lackawanna County Sheriff Mark McAndrew and District Attorney Shane Scanlon. Read more
SCRANTON, April 19 – Area senior citizens are invited to join state Rep. Marty Flynn and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for a Senior Crime Prevention seminar on May 13. Read more
SCRANTON, April 14 – A staffer from state Rep. Marty Flynn's office will provide outreach assistance in South Abington Township on Wednesday, April 20. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn speaks about the House’s passage of a medical marijuana bill Wednesday that will help deliver vital medicine to people who are suffering. The bill now goes to the governor to be signed into law.
HARRISBURG, April 13 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, issued the following statement about his House concurrence vote for legislation (S.B. 3) that was sent to the governor’s desk which would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Read more
HARRISBURG, April 12 – The state House of Representatives today unanimously adopted a resolution (H.R. 801) sponsored by Rep. Marty Flynn designating the week of April 17, 2016, as Pennsylvania Family Center Network Week. Read more
SCRANTON, April 7 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents of the 113th Legislative District from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Scranton High School/Stadium parking lot on Providence Road. Read more
HARRISBURG, March 23 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, issued the following statement regarding the governor's announcement that he would allow the state budget to become law without his signature: "I agree with Governor Wolf for recognizing that it was time to end the battle over the 2015-16 budget," Flynn said. "House Bill 1801, which finally completes the 2015-16 budget that was due last June 30, was sent to the governor last week. The governor had several options: to again veto the Republican budget entirely as he did last July, to veto specific line items as he did with the Republican budget in December, to sign the budget or to allow the budget to become law without his signature. "Today, the governor recognized the need for closure and to ensure our schools get the funds they need, while recognizing that the final budget is not a great deal for Pennsylvanians. "However, we in Harrisburg can now begin to work toward a budget for next year that can address some of the structural deficits that the governor was fighting to correct this year. "Sometimes a bad budget is better than no budget – and after nine months, it is time to move forward and address the looming deficit for 2016-17." ### Read more
Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn says it’s long past time for the commonwealth to legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, Multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and other serious conditions. He says public support is behind the issue and too many Pennsylvanians are suffering from chronic pain to go without this important resource. Read more
HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, issued the following statement regarding his vote for legislation which passed the House Wednesday that would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. "The statistics show that there are nationally about 40,000 overdose deaths a year from aspirin, 100,000 related to alcohol and about 48,000 from prescription drugs, but there are zero overdose deaths from marijuana. That’s not 5, not 100, not 1,000 overdose deaths from marijuana, but zero," Flynn said. According to Flynn, states that have legalized medical marijuana have shown a decrease of nearly 25 percent in annual prescription drug overdose deaths. "I’ve seen the children and their families who are experiencing daily seizures and other medical conditions, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and the elderly with cancer who need this to help relieve their pain. "Legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is a commonsense answer and we need to pass it now, so we can help all of those who are suffering in their daily lives. "This is an important step forward for Pennsylvania and I was proud to cast my vote for the bill," Flynn said. The legislation (S.B. 3) returns to the Senate for consideration of the House amendments. Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated his strong support for the issue. Read more
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