A bill introduced by Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, to amend independent contractor standards in the construction industry passed with bipartisan support in the House today. Read more
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HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. John Galloway took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to begin his term representing the 140st Legislative District, which comprises part of Middletown Township, Falls Township, Morrisville Borough and Tullytown Borough. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House. Galloway said some of his priorities will be fully-funded education for all, economic development and job creation, high quality affordable healthcare, and environmental protections. “The greatest honor of my life has been serving the 140 th District,” Galloway said. “I am determined to keep fighting the good fight for Pennsylvania’s working families so that they live in safe neighborhoods, their kids go to good schools and they have well-paying, family sustaining jobs.” Galloway’s office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating assistance, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. Residents can find out more by going to RepJohnGalloway.com . Galloway’s office is located at 8610 New Falls Road , Levittown, PA 19054. Galloway has held the seat since 2006. The Honorable John McNally, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Dauphin County administered the oath of office. Galloway is joined by 26 Read more
We owe our safety to the Falls Township Police Department, so I am proud that the Falls Township FTPD Recruitment and Retention Program has been awarded this state funding to retain its great officers and implement a recruitment program to build an even stronger department. This is state funding being put to great use to build safer, and therefore stronger, communities. Read more
BUCKS COUNTY?– October 27, 2022 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative John Galloway (D-140) announced a state investment of $667,024 from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for a Community Center at Snipes Farm & Education Center. “Snipes Farm has a long and admirable history in Bucks County of giving back to the community and the new community center will provide an ideal space for keeping that tradition alive and well,” said Senator Santarsiero. “Thank you, Governor Wolf, for prioritizing these funds, which will help bring our community together to connect with the natural bounty of our land and provide education and resources to children and adults alike.” The project will include the renovation and expansion of an existing barn on the property, creating a year-round community center. The center will include an indoor/outdoor teaching kitchen, educational classroom spaces, restrooms, storage, and an outdoor deck. “I am pleased that Snipes Farm and Education Center will be receiving these funds to build a community center on their property, which will bring people together and provide critical educational resources,” said Rep. Galloway. “The Snipes’ family has long supported our local community and I am happy to be able to secure these funds to support their mission and continued good work.” “Snipes Farm and Education Center is deeply grateful for the Read more
BUCKS COUNTY?– October 28, 2022 ?– State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative John Galloway (D-140) announced $1 million in state funds have been secured from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for a major redevelopment project in Morrisville Borough. “The redevelopment of a long-vacant property in Morrisville Borough will breathe new life into the area and help grow Morrisville’s local economy,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “Thank you, Governor Wolf, for prioritizing this project at our request, which will provide additional space for commercial and retail development, bringing new business to the Borough.” “I’m very proud that I was able to secure this $1 million in grant money to help redevelop a part of Morrisville’s history,” Rep. Galloway said. “Thanks to this critical amount of state funding, Morrisville Borough will once again be a hub of business, a sign of the town’s economic growth and vitality.” The funds will be used for construction costs associated with the redevelopment, including demolition, site work, environmental remediation and streetscape improvements. “This Administration wants to thank Sen. Steve Santarsiero and Rep. John Galloway who were able to secure $1 million in state funding to help with a major redevelopment project in Morrisville Borough,” said Bucks County Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia. “This has been a Read more
BUCKS COUNTY?– October 26, 2022 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative John Galloway (D-140) announced $1 million in state funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the renovation of Falls Township Fire Company No. 1. “I’d like to thank Governor Wolf for supporting my request to dedicate RACP funds for the Falls Township Fire Company No, 1 project, which will provide the fire company with an improved facility to better serve the residents of Falls Township in emergencies,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “I am incredibly grateful for the time and service of the volunteer firefighters who serve our community, and I enthusiastically supported the fire company’s application to ensure the company has an upgraded space.” The project will include a large-scale renovation of the existing firehouse, originally constructed in 1958. The funds will be used to help with demolition, the renovation of the existing structure, the construction of an addition to the building and a new building façade. Improvements will include areas for apparatus bays, administration space and storage, along with upgrading sleeping areas, showers, workout areas for physical fitness, radio communications, technology upgrades, training room and kitchen and day room area improvements, which are essential to attract and retain members now and into the future. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line for Read more
BUCKS COUNTY – September 21, 2022 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representatives John Galloway (D-140) and Tina Davis (D-141) announced today that Bristol Borough will receive $110,000 in state funding for a watershed restoration project benefitting the Borough. The project will create a vegetated swale at the wooded area between Green and Howell Streets in Bristol Borough. The existing swale has severe erosion, little-to-no vegetation in the flow area, and sediment buildup. “As we see increased rainfall and flooding impact the residents of Bristol Borough, it is clear we need to implement solutions that help protect the homes and businesses in the area, while combating the devastating effects of climate change,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “Vegetated swales, like the one that will be constructed on Howell Street, will use native plants to help manage stormwater runoff, filter pollutants and improve water infiltration.” Converting the existing stormwater swale to a vegetated bioswale will help effectively treat and control the runoff going into the swale by filtering out pollutants and sediments, slowing runoff, and promoting infiltration. Native plants with deep roots and grasses will assist in building up the soil structure and allow water to infiltrate the ground more easily. “This money will provide critical assistance to Bristol Borough in reducing the impact of heavy rainfall on our communities by Read more
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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
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
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
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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
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
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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
“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
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