Bullock: Invest in Pre-K

(Mar 09, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Dona Bullock questions Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera about how Pre-K and early childcare programs would benefit from a proposed budget increase. Bullock also inquires about the level of diversity within the Department of Education workforce. Read more

 

Bullock: Diverse Workforce Benefits Everyone

(Mar 03, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock has been asking the management of Pennsylvania departments and agencies during state budget hearings about the hiring of women and minorities. Bullock believes Pennsylvania needs to be a model for public and private sector hiring by having a workforce the reflects the population of the people they serve. Read more

 

Bullock Inquires About Urban Air Quality

(Mar 02, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock talked with Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection Secretary John Quigley about the current status of air quality, especially in urban areas like Philadelphia. Read more

 

Bullock Asks About Women & Minorities in Uniform

(Mar 02, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock speaks with Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Tyree Blocker during a House Appropriations budget hearing on the current status of women and minorities serving as troopers and the agency's efforts to improve those numbers. Read more

 

Bullock Urges Transit Access for All

(Mar 01, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock questions Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards about making all public transit stations handicap accessible and the current diversity in the workforce in the Department of Transportation. Read more

 

Bullock: Helping the Charitable; Ensuring Employment Fairness

(Feb 29, 2016)

At a House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock questions Department of State Secretary Pedro Cortes about protecting the public with regards to charitable solicitations and the employment diversity within the Department of State. Read more

 

Bullock: Gaming Jobs for Women, Minorities & Second Chances

(Feb 24, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock discussed with officials from the Pa. Gaming Control Board the employment statistics for women and minorities on the board as well as in Pennsylvania's casinos. Additionally, she inquired about "second chance" hiring practices for people with a criminal record. The discussion took place at a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the 2016-17 Pa. state budget. Read more

 

Bullock on Kids Aging Out of Foster Care, more

(Feb 24, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock discusses with two Pa. state Supreme Court Justices the statistics and information on foster kids aging out of the system in Pennsylvania. Bullock continues with questioning about diversity in the state judiciary system. The discussion took place at a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the 2016-17 Pa. state budget. Read more

 

Bullock on Aging Pennsylvanians

(Feb 24, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock talks with the Secretary of the Dept. of Aging, Teresa Osborne about issues surrounding the aging population in Pennsylvania. The discussion took place at a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the 2016-17 Pa. state budget. Bullock sits on both the Appropriations and Aging Committees in the Pa. House. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

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

 

Bullock appointed to House Appropriations Committee

(Feb 10, 2016)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee today. Bullock also serves on the Aging & Older Adult Services, Liquor Control, State Government and Policy committees. "It’s a tremendous honor and privilege to be named to the Appropriations Committee, and I look forward to working with new colleagues to help get Pennsylvania out of this budget deadlock," she said. "I’m pleased to have the trust of my caucus leadership to undertake this important role." Read more

 

Turkey giveaway is 3 p.m. Tuesday in Strawberry Mansion

(Nov 23, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., announced today that the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center will be giving out turkeys and trimmings at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Strawberry Mansion NAC office, 2829 W. Diamond St. Bullock will be in Harrisburg for House session, but representatives from her office will be on hand to assist anyone with state-related matters and help hand out more than 100 turkeys. Read more

 

Bullock: Police Protection Bill Too Vague

(Nov 18, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock says a measure aimed to protect police officers involved in a shooting from having their names publicly released is too vague in how it would be enforced and could end up hurting victims and their families. Read more

 

‘Meet the Blind Month’ activities include eye exams

(Oct 19, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock will join Will’s Eye Hospital’s mobile team from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Blaine Elementary School to provide free eye exams to students. The school visit was organized as part of “Meet the Blind Month” and “White Cane Safety Day” and is modeled after Will's Eye's upcoming “Give Kids Sight Day” and other school outreach programs, said Bullock, D-Philadelphia. Read more

 

Bullock: Compromise plan offered best chance for rising tide in Pa.

(Oct 07, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., released the following statement regarding her vote in favor of a compromise tax plan today in the House: “We lawmakers have heard all along from our constituents that they want to see compromise, cooperation, new ideas and, ultimately, answers for the mess Pennsylvania is in. We responded today by putting forth such a plan in an attempt to bring seniors tax relief, to put money into our schools and to restore funding to human-service agencies – all things Pennsylvanians have been asking for. Read more

 

Bullock sworn in to state House of Representatives

(Aug 25, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Philadelphia, was sworn in to the House of Representatives today, beginning her first term as a legislator. She was one of four members sworn in today to the 198th Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bullock won a special election August 11 to represent the 195th Legislative District. Read more