Rep. Marty Flynn: Money really is growing on trees

(Mar 14, 2019)

There’s money growing all around us, and it can help save our state budget. Read more

 

Over $4 million in financial aid awarded in Flynn's district

(Mar 07, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 7 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said he is pleased that 140,000 full- and part-time students in his legislative district have received $4,216 million in Pennsylvania High Education Assistance Agency grants for the 2018-19 award year. Flynn, a member of the state House Appropriations Committee, said every dollar appropriated by the General Assembly goes to students, since PHEAA pays all the costs to administer all state programs that the General Assembly has legislated, at no expense to taxpayers. “I am proud of the financial awards given to students in my district in helping them pursue their goals of higher education,” Flynn said. “Education of any kind is a significant contributor towards improving our quality of life and we need to invest more.” Flynn said the financial aid assistance to the 113 th Legislative District includes: Institutional Assistance Grants Program, $541,398 Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program, $18,900 Pennsylvania State Grant Program, $2.7 million Public Service Initiatives are as follows: PHEAA’S Cost to Administer State Programs, $142,815 PA State Grant Supplement, $751,265 Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program, $16,488 Flynn said for the upcoming year, PHEAA Board of Directors has requested $398 million for the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, which is a $95 million increase over the Commonwealth’s previous Read more

 

Medicare help available March 11 at district office

(Mar 04, 2019)

SCRANTON, March 4 – Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach next week. Read more

 

Flynn: Raise The Minimum Wage In PA

(Feb 27, 2019)

During a House budget hearing in Harrisburg, state Rep. Marty Flynn discussed the importance of raising the minimum wage with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Proposed budget aims to help Pennsylvania’s future

(Feb 26, 2019)

Recently, Gov. Tom Wolf held his annual state budget address in Harrisburg to discuss his proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Read more

 

Flynn Looks for Updates on the Fight Against Opioids

(Feb 25, 2019)

At a budget hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine about the state's ongoing efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. Read more

 

Veterans outreach Feb. 27 at Flynn’s office

(Feb 19, 2019)

SCRANTON, Feb. 19 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Flynn Fights to Protect Independent Pharmacies

(Feb 13, 2019)

At a budget hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions Auditor General Eugene DePasquale about the need for more accountability for pharmacy benefit managers and their effect on independent pharmacies. Read more

 

Flynn Promotes Unclaimed Property Program

(Feb 13, 2019)

As budget hearings continue in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions State Treasurer Joe Torsella about the Unclaimed Property program, looking for new ways boost returns and provide access to funds that are stuck in limbo. Read more

 

Flynn: What is the Budget Outlook for Senior Centers?

(Feb 11, 2019)

At a House budget hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn inquires about funding for senior centers in the 2019-20 state budget. Read more

 

Rep. Marty Flynn: Helping people navigate state government

(Feb 11, 2019)

One of the biggest and most satisfying facets of my job as a state legislator is helping people navigate the confusing aspects of Pennsylvania government. Read more

 

Flynn likes state budget’s focus on workforce development, education

(Feb 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 5 – State Rep. Marty Flynn offered the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget plan, which was unveiled today. Read more

 

Medicare help available Monday at Flynn’s office

(Feb 04, 2019)

SCRANTON, Feb. 4 – Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach next week. Read more

 

Flynn Hosts Medical Marijuana Seminar

(Feb 02, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn hosted a medical marijuana seminar at the Hilton in Scranton, providing area residents with an informative look at the state's medical marijuana program. The event included a presentation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as well as a discussion with regional medical marijuana processors and dispensers and medical professionals. Read more

 

Rep. Marty Flynn: Let’s keep moving Pennsylvania forward together

(Jan 25, 2019)

The saying is true — “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It seems as though just yesterday I was sworn in for my first term to serve as your state representative. Read more

 

Get free assistance with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate

(Jan 23, 2019)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2018 tax year are available – and my office staff is ready to help you file yours for free! Read more

 

Flynn to host medical marijuana seminar

(Jan 23, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 23 – People interested in learning more about the state’s medical marijuana program are invited to an upcoming seminar hosted by Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Flynn: Scranton School District to receive funding for computer science programs

(Jan 17, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced the Scranton School District will receive $35,000 in state grants for computer science classes and instructor training. Provided under the PAsmart initiative, funding will be provided to Scranton High School, West Scranton High School and South Scranton Intermediate School. The grants are targeted at schools with limited or no computer science offerings for students and are designed to meet the needs of individual school districts to guide students’ education. “Grants like this are incredibly important to ensure our students are learning necessary skills needed to take on the world around them,” Flynn said. “As the workforce around us changes, proficiency in technology and computer science skills are a must.” Funding can be used for a variety of reasons, including staff training, certification exam reimbursements as well as eligible hardware and products purchases for products to implement computer science teachings in the classroom. “I want to thank Governor Tom Wolf and his administration’s dedication to diverse investments in education to ensuring a developed and skilled workforce will continue to move Pennsylvania forward,” Flynn said. To learn more about the PAsmart initiative and the recipients of the targeted grants, click here . Read more

 

Veterans outreach Jan 23 at Flynn's office

(Jan 14, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 14 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Flynn's office – Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The American Legion representatives are available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers is recommended to schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. 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