Flynn announces $262K in federal funding for fruits and vegetables awarded to Scranton School District elementary schools

(Jul 15, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 15 – State Rep. Marty Flynn announced today that more than $262,000 in federal funding for fresh fruits and vegetables has been awarded to elementary schools in the Scranton School District . “These funds will go to great use, feeding the appetites and minds of the elementary students in the Scranton School District,” said Flynn, D-Lackawanna. “We know that children learn best when they can concentrate on their lessons. Ensuring they have the nutrients they need and they’re not trying to learn while they’re hungry will help them to do their best work.” The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program , which aims to create healthier environments by providing healthier food choices, and to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students consume to improve their present and future health. Funding priority is given to schools with the highest rates of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Funding for the district is broken down as follows: Charles Sumner Elementary School: $15,870. Frances Willard Elementary School: $24,840. George Bancroft Elementary School: $12,362.50. Isaac Tripp Elementary School: $40,537.50. John Adams Elementary School: $17,997.50. John F. Kennedy Elementary School: $23,862.50. John G. Whittier Elementary School: $24,437.50. McNichols Educational Plaza: $22,712.50. Neil Armstrong Elementary Read more

 

Flynn to hold policy hearing on fair education funding Thursday in Scranton

(Jul 15, 2019)

SCRANTON, July 15 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on fair education funding. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. July 18 at West Scranton Intermediate School, 1401 Fellows St. The media and public are invited to attend. Flynn requested the hearing to discuss ways to improve the allocation of education funds for Pennsylvania school districts. He will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Testifiers will include Kelly Lewis, president & CEO of Lewis Strategic, PLLC; Dr. Alexis Kirijan, superintendent of the Scranton Area School District; Paul Duffy, chair of the board of Intergovernmental Committee for the Scranton Area School Board; and Rosemary Boland, president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers Union. This hearing is among a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com and hearing materials are at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Flynn proposal to exempt Olympic winnings from taxes becomes law

(Jul 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 3 – Tucked in the 80-page Tax Reform Code bill that became law last week is a provision authored by state Rep. Marty Flynn that would exempt from state income taxes prize winnings and medals received for competing in the Olympic Games or Paralympic Games. Read more

 

Flynn: This is a Great Day for Pennsylvania

(Jul 02, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn discusses the creation of a state based health care exchange which gives Pennsylvanians increased access to affordable, quality health care. Read more

 

Flynn providing Medicare help July 8

(Jul 02, 2019)

SCRANTON, July 2 – 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 Fights to Protect Straight Ticket Voting

(Jun 27, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn discusses his reasons for voting against a bill that would have eliminated straight ticket voting in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Flynn brings home $300,000 in tax credits to rehabilitate downtown historic buildings into apartments

(Jun 18, 2019)

SCRANTON, June 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, has announced that $300,000 in funding from two tax credits will help convert historic buildings in downtown Scranton into neighborhoods apartments. Read more

 

Veterans outreach June 27 at Flynn’s office

(Jun 17, 2019)

SCRANTON, June 17 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

It's time to reform Pennsylvania's archaic voting laws

(Jun 17, 2019)

It's time to end Pennsylvania's archaic voting law! Read more

 

State-based health insurance exchange bill headed for House vote

(Jun 06, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 6 – A bill that would create a state-based health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act individual market plans was reported unanimously from the House Insurance Committee this week, according to co-sponsor and committee member state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Medicare help available June 10 at Flynn’s office

(Jun 04, 2019)

SCRANTON, June 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

 

Helping families prepare for the future

(May 20, 2019)

Parents often find themselves bending over backwards and then some to make sure their children are properly cared for and growing up to be happy and healthy. Read more

 

REAL IDs are now available

(May 16, 2019)

As you may know, REAL ID is now available for Pennsylvanians who want one. Effective October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID to enter federal facilities that require identification, a military installation and board a domestic commercial flight. To get your REAL ID, gather the following documents: Proof of identity: (original or certified copy of a birth certificate or valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or passport card. Social Security Card Two proofs of current, physical PA address: examples include current, unexpired PA license or ID, PA vehicle registration, auto insurance card, or utility bill with the same name and address. Proof of all legal name changes: Certified marriage certificate, court order or divorce decree issued by your county’s family court. Visit one of the 12 PennDOT REAL ID Centers to receive your REAL ID at the time of service or your local PennDOT Driver License Center to receive your REAL ID within 15 business days. You DO NOT need a REAL ID to: Drive. Vote. Access hospitals. Visit the post office. Access federal courts. Apply for or receive federal benefits, such as Social Security or veterans’ benefits. A REAL ID driver's license or photo ID costs a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee ($30.50 for a four-year, non-commercial driver's license or photo ID). More information on REAL ID is available here . Read more

 

Veterans outreach May 22 at Scranton office

(May 13, 2019)

SCRANTON, May 13 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Medicare help available May 13 at Flynn’s office

(May 06, 2019)

SCRANTON, May 6 – 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 hosting free shredding event April 27

(Apr 18, 2019)

SCRANTON, April 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents in the 113 th Legislative District from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at his district office in Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. “As residents continue their spring cleaning, they may want to safely dispose of sensitive records and documents,” Flynn said. “My office is happy to again offer this free shredding event, which is an environmentally friendly way to protect your identity from fraud.” Residents are encouraged to bring any documents that contain personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card statements and applications, medical records, banking statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information. Flynn noted there is a limit of three boxes or trash bags per person and that the event is open only to residents in the 113 th Legislative District. Papers with metal clips, metal binding and leather or plastic covers will not be accepted. Residents wanting more information can call Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. Read more

 

Flynn bill would exempt Olympic winnings from taxes

(Apr 16, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 16 – The state House of Representatives today unanimously passed a bill that would exempt from state income taxes prize winnings and medals received for competing in the Olympic Games or Paralympic Games, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Flynn hosting veterans outreach April 24

(Apr 15, 2019)

SCRANTON, April 15 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

From our State Rep.: Don’t tax Olympic athletes’ medals

(Apr 08, 2019)

Every two years, countries from around the world come together to celebrate and compete during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read more

 

Monthly Medicare help available April 8

(Apr 01, 2019)

SCRANTON, April 1 – 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