House passes anti-cyber harassment bill; measure to combat teen dating violence is in the works; and an invitation to participate in "Community Conversations"

(Feb 24, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis co-sponsored and voted for legislation that would make it a crime to threaten a child through electronic communication. Rep. Davis also is drafting legislation that would help combat teen dating violence, which affects one of every three adolescent in the U.S. Finally, Bucks County residents are invited to share their experiences, concerns and visions for their communities at any of the “Community Conversations” being scheduled locally. Read more

 

Rep. Davis' Bristol Twp. office is moving soon, and a second constituent-service office is opening in Penndel

(Feb 20, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis' district office in Bristol Township will be moved, effective Monday, March 2, to 311 Old Rodgers Road, Suite #1, Bristol, PA 19007. At the same time, the 141st Legislative District will be served by a second, full-service, constituent-service office, this one in Penndel. The address is 314 West Lincoln Highway, Suites # 1 & 3, Penndel, PA 19047. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf's budget address set for March 3; DCNR Environmental Careers Camp accepting applications

(Feb 19, 2015)

Expectations are high for Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address on March 3. The need for a fresh start is being hammered home almost every day. Also, high school students interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ summer residential camp. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms now available; even better news for CHIP ‘Buy-In’ families

(Feb 18, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis' office has received Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application forms and her staff is ready to help you file yours. And, thanks to Gov. Tom Wolf, families enrolled in the CHIP Buy-in Plan will not face tax penalties in 2015 while the program is brought into compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Read more

 

Enjoy Presidents Day weekend but beware of the weather; PUC approves license for riding-sharing firm, Lyft

(Feb 12, 2015)

State Rep. Tina Davis is urging caution to those venturing out on the Presidents Day holiday weekend as some bitter cold and snow are in the forecast. Bucks County has issued a “Code Blue” weather alert. Rep. Davis, who serves on the House Consumer Affairs Committee, also notes that the state Public Utility Commission has granted the ride-sharing company Lyft Inc. a two-year license to operate throughout most of Pennsylvania. Read more

 

My severance tax plan would address budget crises; Medicaid expansion on tap; and standing up for fairer wages

(Feb 10, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis’ plan for a fair extraction tax on Marcellus shale natural gas drillers would restore fairness to property taxpayers, responsibility to our schools and sanity to our state budget. Also, expanding Medicaid opens the door to health-care coverage for an estimated 500,000 Pennsylvanians -- including 23,000 veterans – while creating an estimated 40,000 jobs in the commonwealth. Finally, supporters of a fairer minimum wage in Pa. rally in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Davis unveils proposal for 8 percent severance tax on Marcellus gas

(Feb 09, 2015)

State Rep. Tina Davis unveils her proposal to address the commonwealth’s budget and education crises with an overall 8 percent severance tax on Pennsylvania’s $11 billion Marcellus shale natural gas and oil industry. The measure would put Pennsylvania closer to the mainstream of what major gas-producing states require from the industry. Read more

 

Info on trout stockings, season available; 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA on tap

(Feb 05, 2015)

The 2015 trout stocking schedules are available. This year’s trout season opens March 28 for the Mentored Youth Trout Day program in southeastern Pennsylvania, including Bucks County. The following weekend – April 4 – kicks off the Regional Opening Day of Trout Season in 18 southeastern counties. Also, registration is now open for the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA, which runs from March 1 through May 31. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices while supplies last. Read more

 

2015 trout stocking schedules available here!

(Feb 04, 2015)

The 2015 adult trout stocking schedules are now available online. Just click on icon at left. The 2015 trout season will open March 28 for the Mentored Youth Trout Day program in southeastern Pennsylvania, including Bucks County. The following weekend – April 4 – kicks off the Regional Opening Day of Trout Season in 18 southeastern counties. Read more

 

Davis announces grant awards to first responders

(Feb 02, 2015)

State Rep. Tina Davis announced that fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads serving the 141st Legislative District are receiving state grants totaling almost $100,000. Davis also said she is seeking support for her legislation that would ease loan caps for volunteer fire and ambulance squads seeking financing through the state Volunteer Loan Assistance Program. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf halts new drilling leases in state parks, forests; funding available for veterans' treatment programs

(Jan 30, 2015)

Kudos to Gov. Tom Wolf for signing an executive order reinstating a moratorium on additional oil and gas drilling under state forest and park land. Read more

 

'Code Blue' weather alert issued; Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance; and guard against thieves using your Social Security number

(Jan 26, 2015)

A week of dangerous weather looms in Bucks County. Open enrollment for Obamacare ends on Feb. 15. And, government agencies are sounding the alert about tax identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Read more

 

Davis begins third term in state House

(Jan 06, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, began her third term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremonies in the state Capitol. “I’m eager and prepared to begin charting a new course for the commonwealth,” Davis said. “I am enthusiastic about working with Republicans, Democrats and Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s administration to put Pennsylvania on a better path.” Davis said she will resume her advocacy for property tax reform as well as efforts to improve incomes and outcomes for working families, veterans and retirees. “The new session is a fresh start to correct misplaced priorities and to put Pennsylvania’s fiscal house in order,” Davis said. “Plus, my experience in local government will help to advance policies to promote equitable, livable and sustainable neighborhoods and communities.” Davis has served in the state legislature since 2011 after serving multiple terms on the Bristol Township Council, where she served on its finance, pension, and building, planning and zoning committees. She is a graduate of LaSalle University. “My experience is uniquely matched to the tasks at hand, and I am ready to hit the ground running," Davis said. Residents are encouraged to sign up for email updates from Davis on state issues by visiting her website, www.pahouse.com/Davis, where links to her Facebook and Twitter Read more

 

Hope for Hannah legislation becomes law

(Dec 28, 2014)

Pennsylvania's children have a new protection thanks to Hannah's Law, named after Hannah Ginion of Bristol Township, who suffered from the rare genetic disorder called Krabbe disease. Hannah passed away on Dec. 28, 2014. Read more

 

Beware IRS phone scams

(Nov 29, 2014)

Recently, my office received information about phone calls received statewide in which an individual claimed to be from the IRS and demanded payment on taxes owed. Please be aware – this phone call is a scam, and the IRS will NOT initiate first contact with you on the phone about taxes owed. Always be wary of unsolicited phone calls in which an individual claims to represent a business or government entity and aggressively demands payment. The IRS does not operate this way and will always send official correspondence through the mail to make its first contact with you. Read more

 

HEROIN: What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law

(Nov 24, 2014)

Landmark legislation passed during the 2013-14 Legislative Session now allows first responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS or other organizations the ability to administer a medication known as naloxone, a life-saving opioid-overdose antidote. The law also allows individuals such as friends or family members who might be in a position to help a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose to obtain a prescription for naloxone. Additionally, Act 139 provides immunity from prosecution for those responding to and reporting overdoses. Read more

 

In the News: Dept. of Human Services name change better reflects mission

(Nov 24, 2014)

House Bill 993, which renamed the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, was signed into law as Act 132 during the 2013-14 Legislative Session. According to advocates for the change, renaming the department was long overdue, and as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, the name change better reflects the department’s mission. Read more

 

Do you need help paying heating bills?

(Nov 24, 2014)

As we get into the coldest months of winter, many people are worried about affording their increasing heating costs. If you or someone you know qualifies, my office could help you take advantage of a program set up to curtail high home heating bills. Read more

 

Apply for health insurance by Feb. 16

(Nov 23, 2014)

The open enrollment period for health care coverage is now underway. If you or someone you know is in need of health insurance, please consider visiting the federal Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. Applicants have until Feb. 16, 2015 to enroll. Everyone, no matter what age, needs health insurance. A random accident or unexpected illness could put you in danger of losing not only your good health but also your financial future. Read more

 

House passes anti-cyber harassment bill; measure to combat teen dating violence is in the works; and an invitation to participate in "Community Conversations"
Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Davis' Bristol Twp. office is moving soon, and a second constituent-service office is opening in Penndel
Feb 20, 2015

Gov. Wolf's budget address set for March 3; DCNR Environmental Careers Camp accepting applications
Feb 19, 2015

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms now available; even better news for CHIP ‘Buy-In’ families
Feb 18, 2015

Enjoy Presidents Day weekend but beware of the weather; PUC approves license for riding-sharing firm, Lyft
Feb 12, 2015

My severance tax plan would address budget crises; Medicaid expansion on tap; and standing up for fairer wages
Feb 10, 2015

Davis unveils proposal for 8 percent severance tax on Marcellus gas
Feb 09, 2015

Info on trout stockings, season available; 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA on tap
Feb 05, 2015

2015 trout stocking schedules available here!
Feb 04, 2015

Davis announces grant awards to first responders
Feb 02, 2015

Gov. Wolf halts new drilling leases in state parks, forests; funding available for veterans' treatment programs
Jan 30, 2015

'Code Blue' weather alert issued; Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance; and guard against thieves using your Social Security number
Jan 26, 2015

Property tax relief through homestead exclusion; conservation/recreation grant program opens
Jan 20, 2015

Davis begins third term in state House
Jan 06, 2015

Hope for Hannah legislation becomes law
Dec 28, 2014

Beware IRS phone scams
Nov 29, 2014

HEROIN: What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law
Nov 24, 2014

In the News: Dept. of Human Services name change better reflects mission
Nov 24, 2014

Do you need help paying heating bills?
Nov 24, 2014

Apply for health insurance by Feb. 16
Nov 23, 2014