Citing the very real threat posed by climate change, state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, was joined today by legislators and advocacy groups to announce the formation of the bicameral Climate Caucus. Read more
After being sworn in for her first full two-year term, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, promised to continue fighting for the issues her constituents care about, including education funding, environmental health, supporting local businesses, reasonable gun safety legislation and women’s health. Read more
As family and friends decorate their homes and gather to celebrate the holidays, Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller offer some tips to ensure everyone stays safe this holiday season. Read more
State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, reminded constituents today that the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is approaching on Dec. 31. Read more
The myCOMPASS PA online app is now available for download on the Apple and Google Play app stores for use on iPhones and Android smartphones. Among other features, myCOMPASS PA will allow individuals to take photos of necessary documents and upload them directly to their case files through a secure, safe environment. Other key features include: Users will be able to view benefits details after logging in to their myCOMPASS account; Individuals can view their processing status of their applications; and Update case-related information such as address, phone number, email address, and voter registration. In the two weeks after it launched in the Apple store, 4,669 users downloaded the app with 13,680 clients viewing the status of their benefits, 1,568 documents were uploaded, and the app received a 5-star rating. myCOMPASS PA is estimated to save an average of $3.2 million per year by reducing mail processing time, manual information entry, call center calls, postage and printing. Read more
State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a grant totaling $750,000 for Nether Providence Township to create walkable and bikeable pathways. Read more
Legislators, local school district business managers and members of planning and construction commissions gathered at Coebourn Elementary School recently to discuss the antiquated ways the state reimburses school districts for building costs. Read more
ASTON, Nov. 23 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant for the Bruder Life Center at Neumann University. “The Bruder Life Center is an integral part of life for students of Neumann University,” Krueger-Braneky said. “The increased educational opportunities, along with the ability to host programs for the community, are integral in raising the already well-regarded reputation of Neumann.” Neumann University’s RACP will go toward construction to strengthen the multi-use student and community cultural and social center’s ability to support campus life and the surrounding community. The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Read more
Clean air and water and a healthy environment shouldn’t be partisan issues, environmentalists say, but they also acknowledge that’s more a wish than reality following the election of Donald Trump. Read more
State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, is encouraging residents of the 161st Legislative District to look into Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which began accepting applications today. Read more
Following approval by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced three separate grants totaling $623,457 coming to the 161st Legislative District. Read more
SEPTA proudly dedicated its completed Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement Project in Swarthmore Friday, a little more than a month after the Regional Rail returned to regular service on the Media-Elwyn Line. Read more
State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that she will be hosting a veteran’s expo and a shred event this week open to residents of the 161st Legislative District. Read more
State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, is encouraging residents of the 161st Legislative District to explore their options for financial security through Pennsylvania’s Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, which soon will be fully operational. Read more
A visit to Brookhaven by the Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale highlighted some key issues within the charter school laws in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
This comes days after a national audit questioned the allocation of funds within the Chester Community Charter School, which the school on Thursday denied any wrongdoing in a statement, and contested the claims made in a published report. Read more
Joined by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will host a town hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven, to discuss government waste and what more can be done to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent appropriately. Read more
Plugging methane leaks from oil and gas operations would not only cut down emissions of a harmful pollutant — make drilling operations more efficient and keep businesses in compliance with new federal rules — but it could also generate thousands of new jobs, according to a coalition of union trade groups and environmental advocates. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky joined Pennsylvania leaders today and released a first-of-its-kind report that estimates that thousands of jobs will be created in the United States by reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas industry. Read more
State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, joined Pennsylvania leaders today and released a first-of-its-kind report that estimates that thousands of jobs will be created in the United States by reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas industry. The U.S. EPA finalized standards to limit methane emissions from new and modified sources earlier this year. Read more
The current class of high school seniors in Pennsylvania was supposed to be the first required to pass the Keystone Exams for graduation.
Lawmakers have pushed that back two years, but one lawmaker believes the Keystone Exams need further scrutiny before they can be used as a graduation requirement.
Democratic Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky says schools across the state have had trouble implementing the Keystone Exams and it's had a negative impact on students. Read more
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