Pennsylvania receives extension for REAL ID

(Oct 11, 2018)

Pennsylvania has been granted a REAL ID enforcement extension by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through August 1, 2019. This extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding domestic commercial aircraft through at least that date. REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards will be available from PennDOT at the customer’s option beginning March 2019. PennDOT is encouraging customers to pre-verify for REAL ID the required documentation as soon as possible, giving them ample time to prepare. More information about what documents will be required is available on PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website . More information about REAL ID, including frequently asked questions , can be found at www.dmv.pa.gov . Read more

 

Abington area outreach scheduled Oct. 17 by Flynn

(Oct 09, 2018)

SCRANTON, Oct. 9 – A staffer from state Rep. Marty Flynn's office will provide outreach assistance next week in South Abington Township. The visit will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the South Abington Township Building, 2nd floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla. The Abington area outreach visits occur on the third Wednesday of every other month. Flynn's staff can help with Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications, PennDOT paperwork, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter. His main office – in Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. – is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 570-342-4348. Read more

 

Flynn: Scranton School District to receive $25,000

(Oct 04, 2018)

SCRANTON, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced today that the Scranton School District received a $25,000 Safe Schools grant for the 2018-2019 school year. “This funding is crucial in making sure our students are protected each day while at school,” Flynn said. “To learn and grow to their greatest potential, students must feel safe in their school environments. Ensuring safety is a community effort, and I look forward to continue working with school, local and state officials to provide support to our students, teachers and school administrators.” The Scranton School District was awarded the funding procure security and safety related equipment for district facilities, such as identification systems, metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locks, deadbolts and theft control devices. Flynn said that he thanks Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration on their efforts to promote school safety across Pennsylvania. The Safe Schools Targeted Grant program assists schools in preventing and reducing violent incidents in school by providing funding to purchase safety and security related equipment and to provide training and compensation for school resource and police officers. $8.4 million was awarded to close to 269 public school entities this year through this program. For a full list of recipients and their award Read more

 

Flynn to host free shredding event Saturday, Oct. 6

(Sep 28, 2018)

SCRANTON, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents of the 113 th Legislative District from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at his district office in Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. “Shredding is a great way to securely throw away documents containing your personal and financial information,” Flynn said. “It is environmentally friendly and also protects you from identity fraud.” Residents are encouraged to bring any documents containing 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. There is a limit of three boxes or trash bags per person. “The event is free for district residents, and documents will be shredded on site for recycling,” Flynn said. “This is for personal documents only – no businesses, please.” More information is available by calling Flynn's office at 570-342-4348 . Read more

 

Flynn holding free Senior Fair on Aug. 24

(Aug 14, 2018)

SCRANTON, Aug. 14 – Older residents of the 113th Legislative District are invited to state Rep. Marty Flynn’s sixth annual Senior Fair. Read more

 

Samter project in Scranton to receive preservation tax credit

(Aug 09, 2018)

Rep. Marty Flynn is pleased to announce that the Samter Building project in Scranton has been selected to receive a $150,000 historic preservation tax credit. Read more

 

Summer 2018 Newsletter

(Aug 06, 2018)

Find out what's going on in Harrisburg and the 113th District by reading my Summer 2018 newsletter. Read more

 

Marywood University to receive $318,651 grant

(Jun 07, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 7 – Marywood University was awarded a $318,651 Adult Basic Education Direct Service grant, announced state Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna. Read more

 

PHEAA Reminds Students of Approaching 2018-19 PA State Grant Application Deadline

(Apr 25, 2018)

The 2018-19 PA State Grant application filing deadline is Tuesday, May 1. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities, or a college transfer program at 2-year public or private colleges (except community colleges and designated Pennsylvania Open Admission institutions). Additionally, unlike a student loan, a grant is gift aid which does not have to be repaid. To apply for a PA State Grant, applicants must first complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants can access this form online by clicking here or here . In addition to completing the FAFSA, first-time applicants must also submit a completed PA State Grant Form. First-time applicants who submit the FAFSA online will be automatically redirected to the SGF by following the onscreen prompts on the confirmation page. First-time applicants who have already submitted their FAFSA but have not completed the SGF will receive an email directing them to PHEAA’s secure Account Access site for completion. Both applications are free to submit. First-time applicants who plan to enroll in a community college, business, trade, or technical school, a hospital school of nursing, a designated Pennsylvania Open Admission institution, or a non-transferable 2-year degree program at a community, 2-year or 4-year college have until Aug. 1, 2018 to complete their PA State Grant application. Students and families are Read more

 

Flynn hosting free shredding event April 28

(Apr 17, 2018)

SCRANTON, April 17 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents of the 113th Legislative District from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at his district office in Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. Read more

 

Gun safety event hosted by Flynn on Saturday

(Apr 02, 2018)

SCRANTON, April 2 – State Rep. Marty invites residents to join him and firearms safety expert Joseph Harris for a special seminar on gun safety. Read more

 

Flynn announces $700k grant for Lackawanna-Delaware rail line

(Mar 27, 2018)

Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced today that Scranton Transload Inc. has been awarded a $700,000 grant to fix rail track and improve rail operations in Lackawanna County. Flynn said the grant will be use to rehabilitate .25 mile of track from Delaware-Lackawanna’s line to Scranton’s Transload’s facility including the replacement of 2 turnouts and surfacing of track that will allow materials to be transported to the facility by rail instead of truck. “The rail allocation is an economic boost to the northeast because the more dependable rail service is to new and existing businesses, the better the rail exporting business becomes and more jobs are generated,” Flynn said. The grant is made possible through the Rail Freight Assistance Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) provides financial assistance for investment in rail freight infrastructure. The intent of the program is to: preserve essential rail freight service where economically feasible, and preserve or stimulate economic development through the generation of new or expanded rail freight service. Read more

 

March 2018 Newsletter

(Mar 16, 2018)

Find out what's going on in Harrisburg and the 113th District by reading my March 2018 newsletter. Read more

 

Flynn Discusses Funding for Lyme Disease

(Mar 01, 2018)

At a House Appropriations budget hearing, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions the Pennsylvania Department of Health about how their proposed funding will help with education and treatment of Lyme Disease across the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Flynn Puts Taxpayers First

(Feb 28, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions members of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board about their employee salaries and benefits to ensure the agency is not passing on those costs to the taxpayer. Read more

 

Flynn: Save The Bees, Save The Crops

(Feb 26, 2018)

At today's House Appropriations Budget Hearing, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding about funding for studies and practices to maintain the health of honeybees and other pollinators. Read more

 

Flynn: Increase Labor Law Enforcement

(Feb 21, 2018)

In a House Appropriations Budget Hearing, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Gerald Oleksiak regarding his ability to efficiently enforce Pennsylvania's labor laws in the 2018-19 state budget. Flynn believes the department is short staffed and losing revenue for the Commonwealth by not adequately enforcing the labor laws already on the books. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program assistance

(Feb 20, 2018)

Do you need FREE help with your state Property Tax/Rent Rebate application? Read more

 

Flynn applauds Wolf’s budget commitment to education, jobs

(Feb 06, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Marty Flynn lauded today’s 2018-19 state budget proposal unveiled by Gov. Tom Wolf because of its continued commitment to education and good jobs. Read more

 

$10 million in LSA grants given to several NEPA community development projects

(Jan 24, 2018)

Several projects in our region will now benefit from $10 million in grants. Read more