Outdated policy costs PA workers millions in lost revenue

(Sep 15, 2022)

Democrats have long supported Pennsylvania workers. We will continue to stand and partner with them to ensure a fair day's work earns a fair day's pay and the protections that should accompany it. Read more

 

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to stop wage theft in PA

(Sep 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 13 – State Reps. John Galloway, D-Bucks, Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, and Pat Harkins, D-Erie, today announced their introduction of H.B. 2810 to stop wage theft in Pennsylvania. The bill is based on recommendations from a 2022 report from the Joint Task Force on Misclassification of Employees, which was created under a bill authored in 2020. Misclassification of employees occurs when a business wrongfully classifies a worker as an independent contractor even though the nature, type and oversight of their work determines they should be considered an employee under the law. The report found that by misclassifying employees as “contractors” the workers are deprived of wages, workplace health and safety, and unemployment protections. It amounts to tax fraud and costs the commonwealth millions of dollars in lost revenue annually. Misclassification can impact industries from home health care to construction to online businesses, like Uber and Lyft drivers. “For years, I’ve been fighting to end corporate price gouging on workers in the commonwealth,” Galloway said. “Too many companies are cooking the books and using dirty tricks to take money out of the hands of workers and put it into stock buybacks, shareholder dividends, and corporate executive perks instead of putting the money back into the communities. When HB 2810 is passed, Pennsylvania’s workers will have the Read more

 

Galloway, Warren announce $404,613 in grants for keeping Bucks County safe

(Jun 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – Pennsbury School District is receiving $150,000 to provide tiered mental health and behavioral support to its students, staff and families, and Bucks County NOVA will receive $254,613 to teach second graders about appropriate relationships, state Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced today. The state grants, which were announced by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, will improve mental health outcomes for children and adults affected by violence in Bucks County, the lawmakers said. “We all know that the pandemic took a toll on our students as the enforced isolation impacted many kids’ mental health negatively, with an increase in depression and other mental health issues reported,” Galloway said. “Thanks to this state grant funding, the Pennsbury School District will be able to advance their mental health services and outreach for students, helping them to develop resiliency and recover from the impact of COVID.” “Congratulations to the recipients for their hard-earned awards,” Warren said. “This specialized work performed through NOVA and at Pennsbury School District reflects on the dedication that our community has for its children – and adults – affected by violence and crime. This is certainly funding that you wish you didn’t have to create, but it is the most critical work that it supports.” The PCCD, in Read more

 

Hindu temple awarded nearly $25K in state funding for safety improvements

(Apr 14, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 14 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced that Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha - Northeast Inc. in Levittown has received $24,978 in 2022 in Nonprofit Security Grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “I am very glad to see that this beautiful temple in Levittown will be able to bolster its security thanks to this state grant,” Galloway said. “Our places of worship are our spiritual homes. From birth to death, they are the place we go to pray, worship and make affirming connections with our faith community. People must be able to go to their houses of worship knowing they are safe and free to worship without fear of violence. This grant will help keep Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha and its worshippers safe.” The grant money may be used for: safety and security planning. purchase of safety and security equipment. purchase of security-related technology, including, but not limited to, metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, deadbolts, trauma kits and theft-control devices. safety and security training. threat awareness and response training. upgrades to existing structures that enhance safety and security. vulnerability and threat assessments. specialty-trained canines. any other safety- Read more

 

Bucks County representatives offer condolences on the passing of PSP Trooper Martin F. Mack III

(Mar 21, 2022)

“Trooper Mack lived a life of service, every day putting his life on the line to protect others." Read more

 

Galloway announces $500,000 grant for Morrisville School District

(Mar 10, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 10 – A longtime advocate for education in the 140 th legislative district, state Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced today that $500,000 had been awarded to the Morrisville School District from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. “I’ve long said the smartest investment the state can make to secure a bright economic future is in the education of our young people,” Galloway said. “This $500,000 will make a real impact in students’ lives by improving educational programs in the Morrisville School District.” Galloway worked with state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, to secure the grant. The funding comes from the Ready to Learn Block Grant. Eligible funding uses include: Establishing, maintaining or expanding quality pre-kindergarten programs. Establishing, maintaining or expanding quality kindergarten programs. Class size reduction program. Social and health services programs. Tutoring assistance (during school day). Professional development. Materials or extended hours for school libraries. Elementary school world language programs. Career awareness programs. Offering Advanced Placement courses. Math or Reading programs. Improving the academic performance of vulnerable students. The purpose of the Ready to Learn Block Grant is to enhance learning opportunities for students and provide Read more

 

Galloway to introduce plan to thwart employee misclassification

(Mar 09, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 9 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today announced that he is working with his colleagues to introduce 15 recommendations contained in the Joint Task Force on Employee Misclassification’s preliminary report to the General Assembly released earlier this month. The Joint Task Force created by Act 85 of 2020 and championed by Galloway studied the issue of worker misclassification and its impact on Pennsylvania. Misclassification of employees occurs when a business wrongfully classifies a worker as an independent contractor even though the nature, type and oversight of their work determines they should be considered an employee under the law. Misclassification can impact industries from home health care to construction to online businesses, like Uber and Lyft drivers. “I fought to have my bill enacted because I was sick of seeing how employee misclassification was hurting Pennsylvania,” Galloway said. “I knew the legislature could level the playing field by preventing honest, hardworking Pennsylvanians from being wrongly classified as independent contractors and suffering from lost wages, medical bills and lack of unemployment compensation; law-abiding businesses from struggling with the impact of lost profits and competitive bids; and the taxpayer and state government from losing out on rightfully owed revenue that could be used to improve services and infrastructure. “Criminals use employee misclassification Read more

 

Joint Task Force on Employee Misclassification

(Mar 08, 2022)

Joint Task Force on Employee Misclassification Read more

 

Galloway Winter 2022 NL

(Feb 17, 2022)

Winter 2022 NL Read more

 

Galloway announces $137K in fire, EMS company grants

(Feb 11, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 11 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced today that the fire and emergency medical services companies in the 140 th District have been awarded $137,173 through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. “Our fire and EMS companies have bravely seen us through the pandemic, risking their lives to save ours,” Galloway said. “They have gone above and beyond to provide essential and lifesaving services to our communities despite challenging financial circumstances. I am very glad that our fire and EMS companies will receive the funding they need during this critical time.” The fire and EMS companies in the 140 th District that have been awarded grants in the following amounts are: Bristol Fire Co. $15,000 Bristol Consolidated Volunteer Fire Co. $12,074 Bristol Volunteer CPNY No. 6 $15,000 Bucks County Rescue Squad $7,292 Edgely Fire Co. No. 1 $15,000 Fairless Hills Volunteer Fire Co. $15,000 Goodwill Hose Co. #3 $12,807 Levittown Fire Co. No. 2 $15,000 Levittown Fire Co. No. 1 $15,000 Third District Fire Co. $15,000 “Fire companies and emergency medical services companies throughout the commonwealth continue to deal with the negative impacts of the COVID-19 Read more

 

Bucks lawmakers announce passage of bill to support health care workers

(Jan 26, 2022)

“The pandemic placed additional stresses on society, resulting in a rise of mental health issues,” Galloway said. “Throughout the commonwealth, behavioral health provider staff have been addressing the increased need for care for nearly two years without a break. They have literally saved lives, but at cost to their own health. Thanks to this legislation, these heroes will get the additional assistance needed to continue to provide lifesaving care to our families and communities.” Read more

 

Galloway introduces legislation to prohibit remote stalking

(Jan 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 24 – As a longtime proponent of public safety and privacy measures, state Rep. John Galloway is introducing legislation that would seek to prohibit Apple AirTags from being used outside of their intended use as a locator for misplaced personal items. “Since Apple AirTags were introduced in April 2021, I have seen many articles about predators placing AirTags onto victims’ vehicles, purses and even coat pockets to track their location,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “The AirTag’s precision finding tool should only be used to locate the owner’s property, such as keys, wallet, or bookbag, as was the original intention of the product. My legislation would protect Pennsylvanians by making sure that this unwarranted act is addressed by updating our Crimes Code to prohibit someone from tracking one’s location or their belongings without consent.” The legislation is now being circulated for co-sponsors and will be introduced soon. Read more

 

Covid-19 Rapid Tests Available in Bucks County

(Jan 19, 2022)

Rapid Covid Tests Available in Bucks County Read more

 

Galloway announces nearly $756,900 ARLE grant for Falls Township

(Dec 23, 2021)

Rep. John Galloway announced today that Falls Township has been awarded $756,881 in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for traffic safety improvements to seven intersections throughout the community. Read more

 

Bucks County lawmakers announce $25,000 grant to help young people

(Dec 01, 2021)

“Violence prevention requires a multi-faceted approach and YAP does a great job pulling it all together to deliver an effective program for the young people of our community,” Galloway said. “I am grateful to see grants like this coming to our community to help our young people succeed.” Read more

 

Galloway, Warren announce $500,000 in funding for Bucks County community revitalization projects

(Nov 09, 2021)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Perry Warren D-Bucks County www.RepWarren.com State Rep. John Galloway D-Bucks County www.RepGalloway.com Galloway, Warren announce $500,000 in funding for Bucks County community revitalization projects HARRISBURG, Nov. 9 – State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren, both D-Bucks, announced today that more than $500,000 has been awarded to three organizations in the form of tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program for projects in Bucks County neighborhoods. “The funding made available by the Neighborhood Assistance Program will go to helping organizations like the YMCA of Bucks County to continue the great work and outreach they do in our community by helping families in need,” Warren said. “I’m excited also to see funding go toward construction of Parachute Studios, a community remote work space in Morrisville to support a post-pandemic workforce and small businesses in the area.” “The pandemic has punished Bucks County’s economy, particularly its hospitality industry,” Galloway said. “This NAP funding will help the industry get back on its feet by allowing Cuthbertson Holdings LLC expand the indoor and Read more

 

Galloway introduces legislation to include digital wallets in Breach of Personal Information Notification Act

(Oct 18, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – As a longtime proponent of consumer protections, state Rep. John Galloway is introducing legislation that would seek to include digital wallets in the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act. “Digital wallets have made it so easy for us to pay for everyday things, but there is a great risk that digital wallets could be easily hacked, and our savings stolen from us,” Galloway, D-Bucks, said. “My legislation would protect Pennsylvanians by making sure that they are notified as soon as their wallets have been hacked so they can begin to take steps to protect any other electronic data that may have been exposed as well as immediately start the process of repairing the damage caused by the hack.” The legislation is now being circulated for co-sponsors and will be introduced soon. Read more

 

Sept. 3 update: Help Recovering From Hurricane Ida

(Sep 03, 2021)

Many people in our community were hit hard by Hurricane Ida. I want to share information from Bucks County on how to report damages as well as share key contacts and resources. Read more

 

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4

(Aug 25, 2021)

Job search assistance and non-unemployment assistance is available to help those in need. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce financial aid available for Bucks residents

(Jul 30, 2021)

“This important step will allow people in dire need of assistance the chance to rebuild,” Galloway said. “Homeowners and renters have been forced to relocate, and these low-interest loans will allow people and businesses the opportunity to rebuild and reopen.” Read more

 

Outdated policy costs PA workers millions in lost revenue
Sep 15, 2022

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to stop wage theft in PA
Sep 13, 2022

Galloway, Warren announce $404,613 in grants for keeping Bucks County safe
Jun 08, 2022

Hindu temple awarded nearly $25K in state funding for safety improvements
Apr 14, 2022

Bucks County representatives offer condolences on the passing of PSP Trooper Martin F. Mack III
Mar 21, 2022

Galloway announces $500,000 grant for Morrisville School District
Mar 10, 2022

Galloway to introduce plan to thwart employee misclassification
Mar 09, 2022

Joint Task Force on Employee Misclassification
Mar 08, 2022

Galloway Winter 2022 NL
Feb 17, 2022

Galloway announces $137K in fire, EMS company grants
Feb 11, 2022

Bucks lawmakers announce passage of bill to support health care workers
Jan 26, 2022

Galloway introduces legislation to prohibit remote stalking
Jan 24, 2022

Covid-19 Rapid Tests Available in Bucks County
Jan 19, 2022

Galloway announces nearly $756,900 ARLE grant for Falls Township
Dec 23, 2021

Bucks County lawmakers announce $25,000 grant to help young people
Dec 01, 2021

Galloway, Warren announce $500,000 in funding for Bucks County community revitalization projects
Nov 09, 2021

Galloway introduces legislation to include digital wallets in Breach of Personal Information Notification Act
Oct 18, 2021

Sept. 3 update: Help Recovering From Hurricane Ida
Sep 03, 2021

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4
Aug 25, 2021

State lawmakers announce financial aid available for Bucks residents
Jul 30, 2021