State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, said $666,400 in state funding has been awarded to help fund nine local projects ranging from improving the safety of police officers, to addressing municipal issues, to opening up new options for public recreation.
Pa state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich fired up the crowd at a disability funding rally in Harrisburg. Kavulich told them he was there to fight to restore the cuts to human services and make sure vital programs don't have long waiting lists, leaving Pennsylvanians without help. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Sid Kavulich honors World War II Veteran and Taylor native George Fricovsky and his family for his service to our nation.
This Memorial Day -- and every day -- let's remember the REAL heroes!
Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-114, Taylor, is the main Democratic co-sponsor of a bill to create a statewide board to study the cost-effectiveness of a statewide plan, regional plans or consolidating selective areas of coverage such as prescriptions. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Harrisburg to hear from experts about his bill that would help address healthcare costs for school districts. Kavulich wants to move the hundreds of school districts into one health plan, which would protect the quality of care the employees get and allow districts to save millions of dollars at the same time. Read more
State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich will host a House Democratic Policy Committee informational hearing along with Republican state Rep. Bernie O’Neill on a proposal that could save taxpayer dollars through the creation of a single health care coverage plan for the entire commonwealth. Read more
State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, said volunteer fire and ambulance companies serving his constituents will get $231,079 in funding from the state’s Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program. Read more
As Democratic Vice-Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee I want to share this news from the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture Read more
Nearly all of the 34 high school students raised their hands Friday when U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright asked who among them are poor standardized test-takers. Read more
The pursuit of political careers. Drug testing for welfare recipients. Economic benefits vs. environmental impacts of fracking. Medical marijuana. Common Core Curriculum in Pennsylvania.
The topics covered by regional high school students in an open question and answer session during Friday’s Youth and Government Forum at Keystone College were diverse.
Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free ! The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria. The oft-extended deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is June 30, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Deparment of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more
PACE, PACENET and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. As of this year, the legislature passed a law excluding Social Security Medicare Part B premiums from being counted towards income levels. Read more
State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, said Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address today gives a clear course to helping kids and homeowners in northeastern Pennsylvania.
“Today, Governor Wolf delivered a budget address that wasn't about numbers, it was about reality, and the failure of the legislature to agree on a spending plan for this year. Before we look forward to next year's budget, we need to come up with one for this year.
Pa. state Rep. Sid Kavulich says it's time for lawmakers to put people before politics and take Pennsylvania down a path where schools are funded, those in need get help and our homeowners don't face higher property taxes every year. Read more
Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health insurance to children. CHIP is not welfare – it covers children of working parents whose employers don't offer coverage and who can't afford private insurance. If you can't afford health insurance for your children, chances are they are eligible for CHIP. Read more
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Read more
In Pennsylvania, you can choose the company that generates your electricity – also known as your electric supplier. This means that you have the power to switch to a competing supplier who can offer the lowest price, or provide a specific service you want, such as “green” or renewable energy. Read more
State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, issued the following statement today concerning Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to release vital school and social service funding.
“With the governor’s action on the budget today, the much-needed funding for schools and social service agencies in Lackawanna County and across the Commonwealth is in place. However, the bigger picture still remains: we need to reach agreement on a budget that is completed to its fullest.
Pa. state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich speaks out against the sudden cancelation of the vote on the state’s 177-day-overdue budget scheduled for Wednesday and demands the Speaker bring the House back into immediate session so schools, social services and citizens statewide can get vitally needed funding. Read more
State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, urged parents of future college students – even ones still in diapers – to consider starting a new college savings account with significant tax advantages by using Pennsylvania’s PA 529 College Savings Program.
“No matter how old your child is, college will be here before you know it, and with student debt continuing to skyrocket this savings plan will give you peace of mind and help your child’s financial future after graduation,” Kavulich said. “And now that the state is offering free enrollment through Dec. 31st, it’s the perfect time to get the facts and find out if the program is right for your family.”
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