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Davis announces $87,735 grant for Levittown Library

Davis announces $87,735 grant for Levittown Library

(1 day ago)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today announced that the Levittown Library will receive $87,735 in state funding to replace deteriorated windows with energy efficient models. “The grant money will ensure that this important community hub is warm in winter and cool in summer,” Davis said. “I’m sure that even more people will want to use this valuable resource thanks to this grant money.” The funds are from the highly competitive Keystone Grant Program. Keystone Grants are provided through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. Grants of up to $750,000 may be used for planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries, and must be matched dollar-for-dollar. Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to, disability access improvements, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to heating and ventilation systems, facility expansion and new construction. In 12 counties across the commonwealth, 19 public libraries were awarded a total of $3.25 million in Keystone Grants. Read more

 

Reps. Davis and Warren, Sen. Santarsiero promote child custody bill

(Oct 04, 2019)

State Reps. Tina Davis and Perry Warren, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero and family members of the late Kayden Mancuso, held a press call to discuss legislation that would provide children in the family court system with greater legal protections. Read more

 

Davis to host ninth annual Senior Expo this Thursday, Sept. 5

(Aug 29, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 29 – State Rep. Tina Davis will host her ninth annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at Bristol Township Senior Center. Due to construction, Davis is asking attendees to park at St. Mary Church, 2026 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007, where a shuttle will take them to the Expo. “This free and fun event provides older adults with the opportunity to easily get information about the array of services and programs available for them,” said Davis, D-Bucks. Davis and her staff will join representatives from state and local agencies offering information geared toward older adults. The Bristol Township Police will also be on site to collect unused prescription drugs for proper disposal. Call Davis’ office at 267-580-2660 for more information. Read more

 

Davis applauds Wolf executive order to reduce gun violence

(Aug 16, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to address the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania, saying it was necessary to pass reforms to increase community safety and reduce the threat of gun injuries and deaths. “We need to take drastic action now to preserve people’s lives and the governor’s executive order is a necessary first step,” Davis said. The executive order makes widespread changes to executive branch agencies and programs to reduce the number of suicides, homicides and mass shootings in Pennsylvania. The order names Charles Ramsey, chair of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), to lead a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the agency, and the office will contain a Special Council on Gun Violence tasked with meeting within 60 days to begin developing a plan to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania. The executive order also creates the Division of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health. Together, the two offices will address gun violence from gun safety and public health perspectives. They will establish new oversight and data sharing, and work to reduce community gun violence, combat mass shootings, and stop domestic violence related and self-inflicted shootings. Davis specifically mentioned that the legislature needs to take a leadership role by enacting “red flag” laws to get guns out of the hands of Read more

 

Bristol Career Link Calendar

(May 31, 2019)

Bristol Career Link Calendar Read more

 

Bucks County receives $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

(May 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 29 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded four Automated Red Light Enforcement grants totaling more than $1.3 million to communities in Bucks County. Bristol Township – $308,200 to improve safety at the intersection of Hood Boulevard and Queen Anne Drive by installing mast arms, conduit, signal cables, uninterruptable power supply, LED vehicular signal heads, LED countdown pedestrian signal heads, pedestrian push buttons, video detectors, radar detection system and emergency preemption system. Doylestown Township – $380,817 to improve safety at the intersection of Swamp Road and Easton Road by retiming the traffic signal and installing mast arms, emergency preemption, dilemma zone detection, video detection, uninterruptable power supply, pedestrian push buttons and dedicated hand/man pedestrian signals with countdown timers. Morrisville Borough – $20,000 to update and replace existing regulatory signage at various locations throughout the borough and install breakaway sign posts. Plumstead Township – $646,128 to improve pedestrian safety at the center of Plumsteadville by installing ADA ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian push buttons Hand/Person pedestrian signals with countdown timers, and signalization upgrades. In a joint statement, Davis and Galloway said, “This grant money will help make a busy intersection in Read more

 

Davis congratulates Bristol Township School District on receiving second school safety grant in weeks

(May 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 20 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D- Bucks, today congratulated Bristol Township School District for earning a $24,788 school safety equipment grant funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools’ Targeted Grant. This grant comes weeks after the school district received a $144,000 school safety grant from the School Safety and Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “Schools are supposed to be a safe haven for learning, but in light of recent national events in which schools have been targeted, the reality is that school safety, particularly the safety of students, has been compromised,” Davis said. “The Bristol Township School worked diligently to secure this grant, and the previous one, in an effort to ensure that all students feel physically and emotionally safe in their classrooms.” The Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment program assists schools by providing security planning, purchasing of security-related technology which may include metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, deadbolts, and theft control devices, and training in the use of security-related technology. A full list of approved school districts and more information about the Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Read more

 

Understanding the Permitting Process

(May 15, 2019)

Understanding the Permitting Process Read more

 

Free paper shredding event is Saturday, April 6

(Apr 02, 2019)

State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, will hold a paper shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday across the street from her district office, which is located at 4530 New Falls Road. Non-perishable food items also will be collected for charity during the event. District residents can bring personal financial documents and any other papers that are no longer needed to be securely disposed. There is a limit of five bags or boxes per person. Documents will be shredded on-site from 10 a.m. to noon or until the trucks are full. Read more

 

Shred Event: April 6

(Apr 02, 2019)

State Rep. Tina Davis will host a free shred event on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon across from her district office, located at 4530 New Falls Road in Levittown. Read more

 

Davis seeks to build on new ethics law with gift ban for public officials, public employees

(Mar 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 29 - On the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf signing legislation that requires public officials and employees convicted of job-related and other serious crimes to forfeit their pensions, state Rep. Tina Davis said she is renewing a push for her legislation to prevent bribery attempts at the state level. Davis’ bipartisan legislation would prohibit Pennsylvania’s public officials and employees from accepting any gifts that would have potential to influence public policy. The bill would prohibit gifts in the form of hospitality, such as transportation or lodging, expensive dinners or tickets to sporting events, which she cited as common forms of what she calls bribery in the past. “The new law will rightfully confiscate the pensions of public officials and employees who are convicted of serious felonies,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “My legislation seeks to stop people from getting into such situations in the first place by creating an additional level of security to ensure that bribery has no place in our Capitol.” Her bill also would apply to applicants for state contracts. Additionally, to further increase transparency, financial reporting requirements would become more stringent. “It’s sickening that in our state it is legal for special interest groups to bribe elected officials,” Davis said, “The lax limitations on the type and amount of gifts special interests can lavish on those who are Read more

 

Davis hails legislation to honor POW/MIA veterans

(Mar 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 28 -- A bill that would ensure that the POW/MIA flag is flown alongside the American flag on state grounds and buildings is moving in the House, announced Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, who first suggested the action more than eight years ago. “As a state representative, I’ve had the honor of meeting with many veterans and hearing their inspirational stories of bravery and selflessness. It’s what prompted me to suggest this bill several years ago,” Davis said. “As a commonwealth, we can always do more to show support for our troops, especially those who were prisoners of war and those are missing and have yet to make it home.” Currently, it is optional for the POW/MIA flag to be on display outside state buildings and on state grounds. This bill, H.B. 86, would make the display of the POW/MIA flag mandatory anywhere the American flag is flown, so long as the POW/MIA flag can be reasonably accommodated at the location. “I’ve been fighting for this bill since 2011, so I’m glad to see it moving through the House,” Davis said, “The honorable men and women who heroically served our country deserve this recognition. It is even more fitting that the legislation is moving right now as we observe National Vietnam War Veterans Day this weekend.” Davis is participating in the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans’ annual welcome home ceremony on Friday, March 29. “Too many of our brave Read more

 

Davis to hold Second Chance Expo on Thursday in Bristol

(Mar 12, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, March 12 – State Rep. Tina Davis will host a Second Chance Expo at 6 p.m. Thursday at Norton Avenue First Baptist Church, 1150 Norton Ave. in Bristol. Experts will be on hand to explain Pennsylvania’s criminal-record expungement and driver’s license restoration process during this unique opportunity. The event also will feature information on credit repair as well as a CareerLink adviser for employment resources. Those interested in learning more can call Davis’ office at 267-580-2660 with any questions. Read more

 

Reverse Mortgage Educational Session

(Feb 05, 2019)

State Rep. Tina Davis and the PA Department of Banking are partnering to host an educational program on reverse mortgages. Read more

 

Record Breaking Number of Women now in House Democratic Caucus and Increasingly in Leadership Roles

(Jan 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – Pennsylvania House Democrats start the 2019-20 session with more women than ever before in their ranks and with women holding key leadership roles, including Rep. Margo Davidson chairing the 33-member Southeast Delegation and Rep. Joanna McClinton and Rep. Rosita Youngblood being elected as the Democratic Caucus Chair and Secretary respectively. These advances are built on the historic gains made in recent elections and demonstrate House Democrats’ commitment to inclusiveness and respect for the will of the voters. Rep. Frank Dermody, the Democratic leader, and Davidson and Rep. Tina Davis, co-chairs of the House Democratic Women’s Caucus, said the 29 Democratic women now serving in the House are a vital source of strength and leadership for the Democratic Caucus. “When I entered the House there were only about eight women in our caucus. We’ve worked incredibly hard to change that and today, that number is 29 and represents a 38 percent increase from last term alone,” said Davidson who represents Delaware County and also serves as the co-chair of the bipartisan Ladies of the House Caucus. “While we are disappointed that there are no current female chairs, we understand the rules of the House and we are confident that many female legislators will be given the opportunity to serve as both vice chairs and subcommittee chairs during this session. These positions have also been historically Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session

(Jan 09, 2019)

State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today named Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, and Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene, as deputy whips for the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Rep. Tina Davis sworn in for 5th term as state representative

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Tina Davis was sworn in today for her fifth term representing the 141st Legislative District. “I am deeply honored to serve the people of the 141 st District,” Davis said. “I thank them for their confidence in my ability to best serve their interests in Harrisburg. In the coming term, I will be working with my colleagues and across the aisle to achieve the House Democrats’ #Plan4PA. The plan is focused on building a Pennsylvania that works for working families through good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a fair economy, all of which will make Bucks County an even better place to live and work.” Davis is one of 91 House Democrats starting the 2019-20 legislative session. The remaining two seats will be decided by special election this spring. She is joined by 24 first-term House Democrats. In this term, there are more female representatives (51) in the House than ever before in the history of Pennsylvania. “I am glad to be joined by so many women of exceptional talent in the legislature this term,” Davis said. “Together, we will fight for a Pennsylvania where everyone can thrive.” The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony is mandated by the state constitution to convene at noon on the first Tuesday in January. This is the 203 rd legislative session. Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Bucks County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Davis to hold annual Veterans Dinner Oct. 29

(Oct 22, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 22 – State Rep. Tina Davis will hold her annual free “Salute to Veterans” dinner for veterans living in the 141 st District at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol. “Local men and women have made great sacrifices to protect our nation’s freedom by serving in our Armed Forces,” Davis said. “This annual dinner is my way of saying thank you to our veterans for all that they have done to preserve the American way of life.” The event’s special guest speakers include Erica L. Webster, an advocate for homeless female veterans, who will serve as the keynote speaker, and Dan Fraley, director of Bucks County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. There will be live music and an award presentation. Local businesses will be sponsoring the event. Veterans are invited to bring immediate family and special guests to the event. Davis requests that veterans who would like to attend contact her Levittown office by phone at 267-580-2660 or by email at RepDavis@pahouse.net by Oct. 24. Read more