CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind

(Jan 29, 2016)

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

 

Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Jan 01, 2016)

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

 

PA Power Switch: Ask the right questions

(Dec 30, 2015)

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

 

Davis: Bid for significant property tax relief and budget sanity deserved support

(Oct 07, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 7 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, said she voted today for a compromise budget plan that would have helped seniors and families with children by increasing education funding and providing significant property tax relief to those who need it most. Davis said the Democratic amendment also would have addressed the state’s burgeoning structural budget deficit. “The plan considered today would have put the state on sound fiscal footing, provided significant property tax relief and would begin to reverse devastating cuts to public education,” Davis said. “Unfortunately, the amendment did not pass, and seniors will continue to face higher and higher school taxes as Republican leadership continues to play games instead of dealing with budget realities.” Davis said that her mission remains eliminating school property taxes, but she was encouraged by the Democratic plan to quadruple the number of senior citizens that would have property taxes eliminated. “Under the plan, more than 6,000 senior households in Bucks County would no longer have their homes jeopardized by property taxes,” Davis said. “We need broad-based tax relief, but this plan attempted to move toward an education funding system based on ability to pay, not home value.” Davis said the budget amendment, defeated on a 73-127 vote, was a true effort by Gov. Tom Wolf and Democrats in the legislature to compromise and deliver a budget Read more

 

Davis: Shine a Light on First Responder Mental Health

(Sep 30, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Tina Davis' resolution was unanimously adopted on the House floor Wednesday. It recognizes October as Code Green First Responder Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and works to raise awareness about the psychological issues those men and women deal with everyday. Read more

 

Davis: Partisan budget ploy is a Corbett clone

(Jun 27, 2015)

HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today said a budget proposal approved Saturday by House Republicans will earn a quick and deserved veto because of its reliance on gimmicks over sound governance. “The plan doubles down on the four years of mayhem and misery Pennsylvania endured during the Corbett years,” Davis said. “This Corbett clone proposal is tone deaf and unsound in terms of property tax relief, help for struggling public schools and serious solutions to the commonwealth’s structural deficit.” Davis said the Republican budget she opposed and Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to veto ignores the critical need for property tax relief and does almost nothing to restore funding for public education in Pennsylvania. “The plan represents nothing more than a repeat of the last four years,” Davis said. “Instead of making gas drillers pay their fair share, we get more gimmicks, flimsy ideology and policies that suffocate economic opportunity.” Davis said she looks forward to returning to Harrisburg to launch a serious effort on crafting a state spending plan. “A closer look at the Republican proposal shows it only provides an additional $8 million for our public schools – less than 2 percent of the $500 million needed to restore the damage from Corbett’s cuts,” Davis said. “The plan would continue to short-change schools and require higher property taxes – which Read more

 

State police seeking cadet applicants; House OKs expansion of vehicle registration discount for retirees

(Jun 15, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the state police are seeking applications – especially from women and minorities -- until June 30 for the written examination, which is scheduled for August. Also, the House voted passed legislation that would increase the income eligibility limit for the state’s reduced-fee vehicle registration program for retirees. The program offers vehicle registration at a discount rate of $10. Read more

 

Two-day Donald W. Jones Flag Memorial culminates on Flag Day, which also is the U.S. Army's 240th birthday

(Jun 11, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that Sunday – Flag Day -- is the culmination of the two-day 30th Annual Donald W. Jones Flag Memorial at the Falls Township Park. Over 65,000 flags will be planted by volunteers to honor veterans of all wars and their sacrifices as part of the tribute sponsored by the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans. A Memorial Service is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, and Rep. Davis will be participating. Read more

 

Efforts pay off for volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel

(Jun 11, 2015)

In mid-April, Rep. Davis began sounding the alarm about financial burdens placed on volunteers by a state law enacted last year. Gov. Tom Wolf heard the concerns and has announced that he will waive the $10 state fees for mandated clearances and background checks. The governor announced this week he will waive the $10 state fees for mandated clearances and background checks for volunteers working with children, including volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel. Read more

 

Davis’ efforts to spare volunteer first responders from fees pay off

(Jun 10, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis, who launched efforts in April to exempt emergency responders from burdensome background clearance fees, applauds Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to waive background clearance fees for volunteers, including volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel. Davis’ H.B. 1081 awaits consideration in the House Judiciary Committee. Read more

 

Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors now open

(Jun 08, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the Farmers Market Nutrition Program – offering FREE vouchers for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets – is now open. Bucks County residents 60 or older are eligible for free vouchers worth $20. The vouchers are available at 13 senior centers in Bucks County, including from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays at three locations in the Bristol-Levittown area. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application deadline extended

(Jun 04, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to Dec. 31. Her offices have the Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms and offer free assistance completing them. Read more

 

PUC to hold public hearings on PECO rate increase request; Bill to ban nicotine products in Pa. schools advances

(Jun 04, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the PUC is holding public hearings into the distribution rate increase being sought by PECO. Also, the House Judiciary Committee has advanced a measure that would expand the types of tobacco- and nicotine-based products – including e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco –- banned from Pennsylvania schools. Read more

 

House votes to extend Persian Gulf Veterans' Bonus Program

(Jun 02, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis voted to extend by three years the Aug. 31 deadline for veterans from Pennsylvania to apply to the state’s Persian Gulf Veterans' Bonus Program. Under H.B. 175, Pennsylvanians who served in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations would have until Aug. 31, 2018, to apply for up to a $525 bonus under the program. Read more

 

Electronic complaint form for hospitals/nursing homes available; New resource for identity theft victims

(May 28, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the state Health Department has developed an electronic complaint form that covers concerns or issues anyone may have with facilities -- hospitals, nursing homes or home health providers -- licensed and regulated by the department. Also, the FTC has a new, online resource that makes it easier for identity theft victims to report and recover from identity theft. Read more

 

June 11 webinar to focus on burden of cancer in Pa.

(May 27, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that a one-hour webinar on June 11 will focus on four commonly diagnosed cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal and lung. A panel of cancer experts will share highlights of the data related to each cancer and what the data reveal. Read more

 

Easing the cost of background clearance fees for first responders

(May 26, 2015)

Rep. Davis has introduced legislation that would exempt experienced emergency responders from fees totaling more than $47 for state and federal background clearances. Read more

 

Memorial Day: In remembrance

(May 26, 2015)

Memorial Day reminds us that the price paid for our freedom and way of life comes through the blood of those veterans who fought for our beloved nation. Read more

 

Bill would ease the cost of background clearance fees for firefighters/EMS workers

(May 22, 2015)

LEVITTOWN, May 21 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today introduced legislation that would exempt experienced emergency responders from fees totaling more than $47 for state and federal background clearances. “I understand and endorse the need for better protections for our children,” Davis said. “However, first responders who have proven their integrity and value to their communities deserve a break from the financial burdens of such background checks.” Flanked by emergency responders at the Newportville Fire Company station, Davis said her House Bill 1081 would spare paid and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service responders from the $10 clearances from the state police and state Department of Human Services and the $27.50 fee for an FBI criminal background clearance. Those fees and clearances are requirements under new laws enacted last year in an effort to better address how Pennsylvania responds to child abuse. “Many if not most of our experienced first responders have previously received clearances as a condition of their employment or service,” Davis said. “My measure would exempt them from burdensome fees as well as the FBI clearance requirements if they have clean records and have been state residents for the last 10 years.” “Our firefighters and EMS providers save lives and property throughout the commonwealth every day, and I believe they deserve to be spared from clearance fees Read more

 

Measure honoring Sgt. George Stuckey signed into law

(May 13, 2015)

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law legislation by Rep. Tina Davis and Sen. Tommy Tomlinson naming a segment of Bath Road in Bristol Township as the Sergeant George Stuckey Memorial Road. The Bucks County lawmakers said Act 3 of 2015 honors the ultimate sacrifice of Stuckey, who was the first police officer in Bucks County to be killed in the line of duty when he was shot to death March 29, 1972, while stopping suspected bank robbers. Read more

 

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind
Jan 29, 2016

Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property
Jan 01, 2016

PA Power Switch: Ask the right questions
Dec 30, 2015

Davis: Bid for significant property tax relief and budget sanity deserved support
Oct 07, 2015

Davis: Shine a Light on First Responder Mental Health
Sep 30, 2015

Davis: Partisan budget ploy is a Corbett clone
Jun 27, 2015

State police seeking cadet applicants; House OKs expansion of vehicle registration discount for retirees
Jun 15, 2015

Two-day Donald W. Jones Flag Memorial culminates on Flag Day, which also is the U.S. Army's 240th birthday
Jun 11, 2015

Efforts pay off for volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel
Jun 11, 2015

Davis’ efforts to spare volunteer first responders from fees pay off
Jun 10, 2015

Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors now open
Jun 08, 2015

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application deadline extended
Jun 04, 2015

PUC to hold public hearings on PECO rate increase request; Bill to ban nicotine products in Pa. schools advances
Jun 04, 2015

House votes to extend Persian Gulf Veterans' Bonus Program
Jun 02, 2015

Electronic complaint form for hospitals/nursing homes available; New resource for identity theft victims
May 28, 2015

June 11 webinar to focus on burden of cancer in Pa.
May 27, 2015

Easing the cost of background clearance fees for first responders
May 26, 2015

Memorial Day: In remembrance
May 26, 2015

Bill would ease the cost of background clearance fees for firefighters/EMS workers
May 22, 2015

Measure honoring Sgt. George Stuckey signed into law
May 13, 2015