Galloway takes oath for eighth term

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. John Galloway took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his eighth term representing the 140th District in Bucks County. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Galloway also serves as minority chair of the House Commerce Committee. Galloway said he will focus on economic development and job creation; COVID-19 relief; increasing mental health and addiction resources; improving education; and creating infrastructure for clean water in the new term. “I’m grateful to be able to serve the people of the 140 th District during this unprecedented crisis,” Galloway said. “I will continue to use my skills, depth of legislative and business experience, and local and Harrisburg connections to help our community get the resources it needs to get through the pandemic. I am here for you, my neighbor. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help.” Galloway said his office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. The phone number is 215-943-7206 . Residents also can learn more about Galloway’s legislative priorities and the services his office provides by visiting his website RepGalloway.com Read more

 

Galloway renamed minority chair of House Commerce Committee

(Jan 04, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 -- State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today was renamed as minority chair of the House Commerce Committee. The House Commerce Committee reviews legislation involving the banking industry and financial services industries, economic development agencies and programs, and housing agencies and programs, as well as provides legislative oversight for regulations proposed for those areas of the economy. “I’m honored to have been renamed minority chair of the House Commerce Committee,” Galloway said. “The Commerce Committee’s far-reaching influence affects nearly every aspect of life in Bucks County. As minority chair, I ensure that the bills passed out of our committee improve Bucks County’s economy, financial security and quality of life.” Galloway was first named minority chair of the committee in January 2019. Galloway, who will be sworn in on Jan. 5 to his eighth term representing the 140th District, previously served as Democratic chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee. Read more

 

Galloway announces $1 million in state grants to enhance Bristol Waterfront Park

(Dec 28, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Dec. 28 -- State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced today $1 million in state grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program has been awarded to Bristol Borough for the Bristol Waterfront Park and parking lot. Bristol Borough, which owns and maintains the Waterfront Park and parking lot, will use the state funds to improve the Park's aging infrastructure by removing and installing a new stormwater system with a bulkhead to alleviate flooding issues; removing and replacing the pavement throughout the parking lot; replacing the curb throughout the lot; installing new lighting for the parking lot and park; installing new landscaping; and constructing a restroom facility. With completion of this project, approximately 25,000 square yards of parking lot will be paved, 40 new inlets and 1,200 feet of new storm pipe installed, 15 light fixtures and bases will be installed, and 14 new trees will be planted within islands in the parking area. “Bristol Waterfront Park is a wonderful place for people to enjoy outdoor activities like fishing and boating and cultural events such as concerts,” Galloway said. “Its beautiful scenery draws people together and contributes to our sense of community in Bristol. This grant money will help preserve and make it easier for people to take advantage of this great resource.” The representative thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for his assistance in making the grants Read more

 

Bucks County representatives announce $3.95M in state grants to Bucks County Community College

(Dec 10, 2020)

Bucks County representatives announce $3.95M in state grants to Bucks County Community College LEVITTOWN/NEWTOWN, Dec. 10 -- State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today $3.95 million in state grants have been awarded to Bucks County Community College by the Department of Education to modernize its new Enterprise Planning System. The Enterprise Resource Planning System will modernize BCCC’s technology infrastructure for students, faculty and staff. “In order to be competitive in today’s globalized world, Bucks County students must utilize cutting edge technology,” Davis said. “This grant money isn’t just an investment in BCCC, but in Bucks County’s future. The more competitive our students are in the marketplace, the more prosperous Bucks County will be.” “You’re as good as the tools you’ve got,” Galloway said. “In order to be at the forefront in today’s world, BCCC students need state of the art technology to connect with each other and the wider world. This funding will help make Bucks County and its students competitive on a global scale.” Warren said, ”A staunch supporter of BCCC, I believe this significant investment in the college’s capital project will propel the school to newer heights and facilitate the development of a highly skilled Read more

 

Bucks County representatives announce $2.38M in state grants to county

(Dec 09, 2020)

LEVITTOWN/NEWTOWN, Dec. 9 -- State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded $2.38 million in state grants to Bucks County. “Women and children are among the most vulnerable members of our society,” Davis said. “This grant money will help our county organizations offer greater security and protection to those who need it most at a time when life on the margins is even more perilous due to the pandemic.” “Many non-profit organizations are hurting for funds because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Galloway said. “I’m very glad that as we enter into a dark winter that state funds will be supporting those organizations who provide life-saving services to Bucks County women and children.” “These state grants to Bucks County will help reduce violence, provide services to crime victims and enhance county services to probationers and parolees to help them reintegrate into society and reduce recidivism. Collectively, these grants make our communities safer,” Warren said. The breakdown of the awards is as follows: CAPPAC - Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds The County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee (CAPPAC) serves in an advisory capacity to PCCD to ensure reasonable and efficient administration Read more

 

Galloway: $97.9K in school safety grants awarded to area schools

(Nov 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced $97,974 in state Safe Schools grants for local schools. “School safety has always been a top priority,” Galloway said. “This money will help put into place equipment to protect our students and prevent acts of violence.” The following schools received funding for equipment: Abrams Hebrew School $24,465 St. Andrew Catholic School $23,748 Archbishop Wood High School $19,604 Plumstead Christian School $12,404 St. Joseph/St. Robert Catholic School $5,940 Upper Bucks Christian School $11,813 The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded the competitive grants to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide for training and compensation of school resource and police officers. For more information, check here . Read more

 

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Galloway’s employee misclassification bill signed into law

(Oct 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 29 – State Rep. John Galloway announced that his H.B. 716, to establish a joint agency task force to address the misclassification of employees in Pennsylvania, was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf as Act 85 of 2020. “I’m very glad this bill has been signed into law as it will help protect our workers from being exploited by unethical business practices,” Galloway said. “Some employers have taken advantage of loopholes to misclassify workers to deliberately cut labor costs, pay fewer tax dollars and avoid paying people a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. A misclassified worker also loses an estimated $6,000 in overtime pay due to this illegal practice. “Our workers aren’t the only ones who are losing out. Pennsylvania also could be losing $200 million or more a year in federal income taxes, $10 million in unemployment taxes, at least $15 million in income tax revenues, and as much as $83 million in workers’ compensation premiums. “What we’re talking about is money: More than anything else this is a revenue bill. We’re talking about recouping hundreds of millions of dollars lost every single year.” Galloway added that intentionally misclassifying employee labor also creates an uneven playing field, on which law-abiding businesses lose. The act amends the Administrative Code of 1929 to establish the Joint Agency Task Force on the Misclassification of Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Announce $500,000 in Funding to Morrisville Borough School District

(Oct 23, 2020)

BUCKS COUNTY – October 23, 2020 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140), announced today that Morrisville Borough School District will receive $500,000 in supplemental funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). In 2019, Senator Santarsiero and Representatives Warren and Galloway were able to secure an agreement by the state to provide the District with a total of $1 million in supplemental funding. The supplemental funding was needed to help the District overcome budget shortfalls created, in part, by the fact that for many years Morrisville has not received its fair share in funding from the state under Pennsylvania’s basic education funding formula. The first $500,000 of that money was released in 2019. This payment represents the remainder of the supplemental funding under that agreement. “This funding for Morrisville School District helps meet a critical need to support the district in providing quality education to all students,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “These funds will ensure the district can continue to meet the needs of its students and faculty, as it works to protect the health and safety of its teachers and students amid the ongoing pandemic. As I have said many times before, I am a strong advocate for increasing funding for Morrisville School District by fixing the state funding formula which unfairly shortchanges the district. I will Read more

 

Galloway’s employee misclassification bill headed to governor’s desk

(Oct 21, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 21 – State Rep. John Galloway announced that his H.B. 716, to establish a joint agency task force to address the misclassification of employees in Pennsylvania, unanimously passed the Senate today and awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s action. “A whole cottage industry has emerged to teach people how to break laws and misclassify workers as independent contractors,” he said. “By taking advantage of loopholes, employers deliberately cut labor costs, pay fewer tax dollars and avoid paying people a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. “Pennsylvania also could be losing $200 million or more a year in federal income taxes, $10 million in unemployment taxes, at least $15 million in income tax revenues, and as much as $83 million in workers compensation premiums. A misclassified worker also loses an estimated $6,000 in overtime pay due to this illegal practice. “What we’re talking about is money: More than anything else this is a revenue bill. We’re talking about recouping hundreds of millions of dollars lost every single year.” Galloway added that intentionally misclassifying employee labor also creates an uneven playing field, on which law-abiding businesses lose. The bill would amend the Administrative Code of 1929 to establish the Joint Agency Talk Force on the Misclassification of Employees. Members of the task force would include Pennsylvania’s attorney general; secretary of Labor Read more

 

House passes Galloway bill to create mental health resource network for schools

(Sep 30, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 30 – A bill sponsored by state Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, to help Pennsylvania schools connect families to community mental health resources unanimously passed the House today. House Bill 2331 would create a mental health care services clearinghouse to help school personnel connect families to community mental health resources. “Too many children struggle with untreated mental health issues, and it can be difficult for schools to provide them with the necessary care and services. This bill would create a critical network to help schools, communities and health care providers share information about mental health resources and programs,” Galloway said. “I’m grateful to my colleagues for their support and I hope the Senate will consider this legislation quickly. It’s time we make sure students receive the care they need.” According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five youths younger than 14 have a mental health condition, but less than half of these children receive mental health care. The mental health care services clearinghouse would be a publicly accessible registry of mental health care resources available across the commonwealth. In addition, this clearinghouse would allow school personnel to learn about and take advantage of existing programs and resources for their schools. Galloway has also sponsored Read more

 

Galloway: Local school to provide fresh fruits and veggies to students thanks to state grant

(Sep 22, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 22 – State Rep. John Galloway announced today that Snyder-Grotti Elementary School has been awarded grant money to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day. “Students need fresh, healthy foods to perform well at school and to grow into healthy adults,” Galloway, D-Bucks, said. “I’m pleased that the Department of Education is providing this grant money during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The program’s goals are to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience, increase fruit and vegetable consumption and positively impact students’ present and future health. FFVP was first implemented in Pennsylvania in 2004 and expanded to all 50 states in 2008. Funding priority is given to the schools with the highest rates of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Grantees are required to spend a majority of their grant on the purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables and must develop a plan to establish partnerships to reduce other costs. Schools are also required to provide nutrition education to students but cannot use FFVP funding to purchase nutrition education materials. For a list of the 2020 grant recipients, visit PDE’s Read more

 

Davis and Galloway: $149K in grant funding for Truman Senior High School

(Aug 26, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 26 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced that Truman Senior High School had been awarded $149,278 in grants to improve its educational services for historically underserved students. The school had been designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. “The coronavirus pandemic has affected schools’ ability to teach their students, especially their most vulnerable student populations,” Davis said. “This funding will help Truman put systems in place so that all students are academically engaged during this challenging period.” This grant money comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which authorizes governors to determine the educational use of Governor's Emergency Education Relief funds. ESSA requires states to develop plans to designate schools for support and improvement based on the performance of individual student groups in key areas, including academic achievement and growth; graduation rate and English learner progress; and student success factors such as regular attendance and chronic absenteeism. Student groups include race, economically disadvantaged, English language learners, and students with disabilities. Galloway said, “We don’t know what the fall will bring in terms of the pandemic, so I am glad that Truman will have the funds needed to Read more

 

Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway, Announce $35,050 Grant to Morrisville Borough School District for Education Continuity

(Aug 07, 2020)

MORRISVILLE – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), along with state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140), announced that Morrisville Borough School District will receive a $35,050 Continuing of Education Equity Grant (CEEG) for the 2020-21 academic year from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). CEEG grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in continuity of education. These grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or used towards providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework. Schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants. “I am pleased to see Morrisville School District receive this critical funding to help ensure its students have the resources they need to succeed,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “During these uncertain times, our school districts need support as they work to protect the health and safety of teachers and students while providing quality education to all students. I have long advocated for funding for Morrisville School District, and will continue to urge PDE to increase funding to the district.” “With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to Read more

 

Galloway self-discloses potential exposure to COVID-19: Lawmaker’s last contact with Harrisburg complex was prior to potential exposure

(Aug 03, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 3 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today released the following statement regarding contact with an individual who recently tested positive for COVID-19. “This morning I was informed that I have been in contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19,” Galloway said. “Due to this exposure, I have my closed my district office, I have advised my staff to self-quarantine and I will be self-quarantining for the next 14 days. “Upon learning of this exposure, I immediately contacted the Democratic Caucus Human Resources Office who, in turn, notified the Chief Clerk’s office in Harrisburg. My district office will remain closed for the next 14 days. “The last time I was in Harrisburg was for legislative session on July 14, 2020, so Human Resources is not concerned about any possible transmission from this exposure to the Harrisburg complex.” Read more

 

Sen. Santarsiero, Reps. Warren and Galloway Announce $227,805 Grant to Morrisville Borough to Improve Pedestrian Safety

(Jul 17, 2020)

BUCKS COUNTY?– State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), along with State Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140), announced that Morrisville Borough will receive $227,805 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund. The funding will go toward improving the pedestrian and traffic signals at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Trenton Avenue in Morrisville Borough. “This funding for Morrisville Borough will help make much-needed safety improvements at this busy intersection,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The forthcoming changes will help keep both pedestrians and drivers safe, while improving pedestrian access to the local businesses nearby. I am pleased to support Morrisville and its continued progress to improve the community.” "The improvements funded by this grant will enhance both traffic safety and quality of life in Morrisville,” said Rep. Warren. “I was pleased to assist Morrisville Borough Council and the Mayor with their efforts in pursuing this funding for the benefit of their residents, neighbors and businesses." “This is great news for the residents of Morrisville Borough,” said Rep. Galloway. “This money can help improve the quality of life for all of the Borough.” The Morrisville Borough project is one of 27 projects announced statewide through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. PennDOT Read more

 

Galloway Introduces two COVID-19-related financial services bills

(Jun 10, 2020)

HARRISBURG, June 10 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced that his Covid-19 related bills, which would waive penalties for early CD withdrawals during COVID-19 (H.B. 2580) and would waive fees for remote banking and ATM charges during COVID-19 (H.B. 2581), were both introduced and referred to the House Consumer Affairs Committee on Monday. “Families across Pennsylvania have been hard hit financially from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Galloway said. “My bills are aimed at alleviating the pains that have ensued by removing penalties from early withdrawals of CDs and by making it illegal for financial institutions to charge fees for remote transactions or uses of ATMs. “If they were enacted, both bills would be in effect until 90 days after the COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration issued by the governor has expired.” Galloway said that CDs, or a certificates of deposit, are popular products offered by banks and credit unions because they provide higher interest rates in exchange for leaving a lump-sum deposit untouched for a period of 6 months to 3 or more years.. At the end of the term, known as the maturity date, the depositor can withdraw his or her funds penalty free, and with a few dollars in earned interest on top of the initial deposit. According to Galloway, CDs are a safer and more conservative way for people to invest their money than Read more

 

Galloway’s children’s mental health bills voted out of committee

(May 20, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 20 – State Rep. John Galloway today announced his two bills to expand and support children’s mental health services in Pennsylvania’s schools were unanimously voted out of committee. “Our students are crying out for help,” Galloway said. “Earlier this year, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that the majority of the 40,000 calls last year to the anonymous tip line, Safe2Say Something, concerned students struggling with mental health issues such as suicide, self-harm, depression and anxiety. “Now it’s time to expand the mental health resources available for our children in the commonwealth.” According to Galloway, approximately one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, only half of these children receive counseling. Those left with untreated mental health disorders often: struggle with behavioral and academic issues in school, such as delinquency and dropping out; have trouble with the criminal justice system; abuse drugs as a means to cope with their illness; become dependent on social services; and, in extreme cases, commit suicide. “Children’s untreated mental health issues are one of the most pressing issues our society faces,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Early detection and treatment of mental health issues literally saves lives, Read more

 

Galloway takes oath for eighth term
Jan 05, 2021

Galloway renamed minority chair of House Commerce Committee
Jan 04, 2021

Galloway announces $1 million in state grants to enhance Bristol Waterfront Park
Dec 28, 2020

Bucks County representatives announce $3.95M in state grants to Bucks County Community College
Dec 10, 2020

Bucks County representatives announce $2.38M in state grants to county
Dec 09, 2020

Galloway: $97.9K in school safety grants awarded to area schools
Nov 17, 2020

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Galloway’s employee misclassification bill signed into law
Oct 29, 2020

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Announce $500,000 in Funding to Morrisville Borough School District
Oct 23, 2020

Galloway’s employee misclassification bill headed to governor’s desk
Oct 21, 2020

House passes Galloway bill to create mental health resource network for schools
Sep 30, 2020

Galloway: Local school to provide fresh fruits and veggies to students thanks to state grant
Sep 22, 2020

Davis and Galloway: $149K in grant funding for Truman Senior High School
Aug 26, 2020

Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway, Announce $35,050 Grant to Morrisville Borough School District for Education Continuity
Aug 07, 2020

Galloway self-discloses potential exposure to COVID-19: Lawmaker’s last contact with Harrisburg complex was prior to potential exposure
Aug 03, 2020

Sen. Santarsiero, Reps. Warren and Galloway Announce $227,805 Grant to Morrisville Borough to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Jul 17, 2020

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Jun 10, 2020

Galloway’s children’s mental health bills voted out of committee
May 20, 2020

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