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

 

Davis, Galloway sign letter of support for curbside pickup sent to governor

(May 19, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, May 19 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced today they signed a letter sent by the Senate Democratic Caucus to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting that the commonwealth allow for curbside pickup at all retail locations. “At this point, we can open additional sectors of the economy while continuing to flatten the curve as long as social distancing and good hygiene is practiced, and personal protective equipment (PPE) is used,” Davis said. “It’s time to get our economy moving again,” Galloway said. “Our small businesses can have curbside pickup while using the tools and practices that will protect the public health.” In the letter, the legislators contend that the 18 counties still in red phase are close to moving to yellow, and are ready and able to take the necessary steps needed to open additional sectors of the economy in a way that is consistent with the goal of mitigation. They point to neighboring state New Jersey as an example of a state that allows for curbside pickup. Davis and Galloway said that the collective sacrifices made to protect vulnerable populations in this pandemic has led to grave economic insecurities and hardship for many in Bucks County. “As the coronavirus pandemic continues to show signs of slowing in the state, it’s time to help our struggling communities by letting them get back to work,” Davis and Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Call on Governor Wolf to Increase Funding for Morrisville School District

(May 05, 2020)

MORRISVILLE, May 1—State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140) held a virtual press conference today to discuss the critical need for funding to support Morrisville School District. They were joined by representatives of Morrisville School District and Morrisville Borough. The legislators called on Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to review demographic data that has been used to calculate the state funding Morrisville School District receives. The shortfall in funding stems from an unintended consequence in the way that both the existing and new funding formulas are calculated for Morrisville (a conclusion supported by the fact that even under the new, so-called fair funding formula, Morrisville actually receives less support from the state than under the older allocation). For the 2020-21 fiscal year, the formulas are based in part on a projected 5-year median household income in Morrisville of nearly $75,000, well above some of the most challenged districts in the state. But that number is not accurate. It is not limited to the income of people living within the municipal – and, therefore, school district – boundaries of Morrisville Borough. Instead, it includes large numbers of residents in nearby Lower Makefield Township and Yardley Borough, who share the 19067 zip code with their neighbors in Morrisville. When looking only at Read more

 

COVID-19 Legislation

(Mar 26, 2020)

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Galloway: Bristol museum awarded $5K grant to support census outreach activities

(Mar 18, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, March 18 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today announced the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library received a $5,000 grant to support grassroots efforts promoting awareness and participation in the 2020 Census across Pennsylvania. The funds were awarded by the Census 2020 Outreach Grant Program. The program focuses on supporting efforts to promote participation in the census that target hard-to-count populations including, but not limited to, those who do not speak English as their primary language; ethnic minority, immigrant, and rural communities; children; the elderly; the LGBTQ population; and individuals experiencing homelessness . “The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library has played a leading role in community building in the Bristol Borough for generations,” Galloway said. “I’m glad to see its critical grassroots efforts to promote participation in the census in Bristol Borough will be supported.” The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is named after the sister of the late Pennsylvania state Sen. Joseph R. Grundy. The Grundy Foundation maintains and operates the senator's family home as a museum; maintains and operates a community library; and makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations, with a particular interest to those in Bristol Borough. Read more

 

Galloway: United Christian Church awarded $24K in security grants

(Mar 11, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, March 11 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today announced United Christian Church in Levittown received a $24,016 security grant award. “This grant money will help keep the members of this faith community safe so they can worship without fear,” Galloway said. The money may be used for the following: safety and security planning; purchase of safety and security equipment or technology; safety and security training; and threat awareness and response training. The grants are provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program following the passage of Act 83 of 2019 . The act directs PCCD to administer grants to nonprofit organizations who have been or who are likely to be targets for hate crimes. Priority consideration for funding was given to organizations that indicated they – or their membership – were victims of a hate crime or had a credible hate-crime threat. More information on the program is available at this link . Read more

 

Galloway introduces bill to create mental health care services clearinghouse

(Mar 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 6 – State Rep. John Galloway introduced a bill in the House this week that would create a mental health care services clearinghouse to assist school personnel in connecting families to community mental health resources. “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, mitigating the effects of the illnesses and giving our children the skills to cope with them. “But our schools lack the resources needed to provide care and services to their students.” Approximately one in six children between the ages of 6 and 17 in the United States has a treatable mental health disorder, such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, Galloway said, only half of these children receive counseling in part due to the school counselor to student ratio in Pennsylvania is 1 to 387. Children 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, take their own lives. Galloway says there is a critical need for a network between schools, communities and health providers to share information about mental health care resources and programs. Read more

 

Galloway: Bristol museum awarded $4K state grant

(Mar 04, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, March 4 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today announced the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum received a $4,000 grant. The funds were awarded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. The program provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agencies operating support programs. “This grant money is well deserved,” Galloway said. “The museum reminds us both of Bucks County’s rich historical past and the legacy of a great public servant -- Senator Joseph R. Grundy -- who, through his philanthropic foundation, continues improve the lives of many in the area.” The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum is named after the sister of the late Sen. Grundy. The museum brings to life the late Victorian era in which the Grundys lived. The Grundy Foundation maintains and operates the senator's familial home as a museum; maintains and operates a community library; and makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations, with a particular interest to those in Bristol Borough. For more information about this program, visit https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Museum-Support.aspx . Read more

 

Galloway to attend Bucks Crime Stoppers Tipster Rewards

(Feb 24, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 24 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, will accompany District Attorney Matthew B. Weintraub to tonight’s event awarding rewards for tips submitted to the Bucks County Crime Stoppers Push Out the Pusher campaign at 5:30 p.m. at Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington. Established in 2017, the Push Out the Pusher campaign’s goal is to enable Bucks County inhabitants to take an active role in driving drug dealers out of their neighborhoods. Rewards of up to $5,000 are offered for tips that lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of drug dealers. As Crime Stoppers’ president, Galloway has been a strong promoter of the Push Out the Pusher campaign. “Push Out the Pusher empowers Bucks County residents to reclaim their streets from drug dealers, making their neighborhoods safe for everyone,” Galloway said. “I’m very pleased by the success of the Push Out the Pusher campaign to rid Bucks County of persons who are literally poisoning our neighborhoods with drugs.” The tips rewarded tonight directly aided in drug dealers’ convictions as well as the seizure of drugs. A tipster from Quakertown exposed two neighbors in 2019 who had conspired to sell drugs, including THC and methamphetamine, out of their homes. The dealers were both sentenced to county prison. Tips from Warminster helped police close a multi-million-dollar heroin and fentanyl Read more

 

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder

(Feb 18, 2020)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will award a $306,254 grant for the implementation of new criminal justice diversion programs and the expansion of existing programs in Bucks County for individuals with opioid use disorder. Read more

 

Galloway announces grant to fund food service equipment for Penn Valley Elementary School

(Jan 28, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – A grant of $5,709 will allow the Penn Valley Elementary School to purchase needed equipment for its cafeteria, including a convection steamer, state Rep. John Galloway announced today. Galloway, D-Bucks, said the grant is part of more than $925,000 in competitive grants awarded to 72 elementary, middle and high schools across the state to buy new food service equipment for their cafeterias. “This grant will ensure our students are getting healthy school lunches, which will help them grow physically and intellectually. School lunch programs are particularly crucial for food insecure students for whom their school lunch is their main meal of the day,” Galloway said. “I am glad that Penn Valley Elementary School has received assistance to help them carry out this important mission.” Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Grants are awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and have 50% or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Schools often use the grants to purchase new refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dishwashers to ensure safe food handling. Read more

 

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County

(Jan 17, 2020)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced PAsmart targeted grants have been approved for Pennsbury and Bristol Borough school districts Friday to expand computer science classes and teacher training in Bucks County. The grants are one component of the PAsmart initiative to improve computer science and STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education. Read more

 

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(Jan 16, 2020)

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Galloway introduces two bills to increase mental health services in schools

(Jan 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. John Galloway introduced two bills in the House this week that would expand access to mental health resources for children in order to address the growing numbers of children and teenagers suffering from mental health disorders. Approximately one in six children between the ages of 6 and 17 in the U.S. has a treatable mental health disorder, such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, Galloway said, 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, take their own lives. “Untreated mental health issues is one of the most pressing issues our society faces,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Early detection and treatment of mental health issues literally saves lives, mitigating the effects of the illnesses and giving our children the skills to cope with them. "Since research has shown that two-thirds of children receive their counseling in schools, we want to expand mental health resources there to serve all children in need. No child should be left to suffer.” Galloway’s first bill, H.B. 2194, would provide grants to support school-linked mental health services. These grants Read more

 

Davis and Galloway announce $518K in state grants for Bucks County community organizations

(Dec 18, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Dec. 18 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, today announced that two Bucks County organizations had been awarded $518,000 in state grant funding from the Neighborhood Assistance Program, an innovative program which promotes private-public collaborations to help renovate distressed areas or help low-income populations. “This grant money invests in our most precious resource, our people,” Davis said. “Bucks County Opportunity Council’s signature program helps people find their footing in life through education and employment. This funding will help a great program give a second chance to even more Bucks County residents.” “This NAP funding awarded to LTL Color Compounders will enable the company to fund 23 well-paying jobs with benefits,” Galloway said. “These are family-sustaining jobs and will help strengthen Bucks County’s economy. This is just what Falls Township needs to continue to grow and thrive.” NAP provides tax credits to businesses that donate capital to support community projects. NAP can be used for projects in categories including affordable housing, community services, crime prevention, education, job training, charitable food, blight, special population issues, veteran’s initiatives and long-term community revitalization. The following organizations received funding: Bucks County Opportunity Council in Bristol Township Read more

 

Galloway announces $249K grant to rehabilitate 700 ft. of railroad track

(Dec 13, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Dec. 13 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today announced that Blue Ridge Wood Products LLC has received $249,420 to rehabilitate 700 feet of existing track to improve the efficiency of its inbound railcar unloading operations. “These funds will increase mobility options, as well as improve freight travel efficiency,” Galloway said. “A strong rail system means increased economic development in Bucks County.” This grant was one of 26 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining jobs across Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads which is more than any other state in the country. Read more

 

Galloway: District office is drop off location for toy drive

(Nov 26, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 26 – State Rep. John Galloway announced his Levittown office will serve as a drop off location for this year’s Ivins Outreach Center Giving Program Toy Drive. Now through Dec. 13, new and unwrapped toys, books, gloves, hats, scarves and local supermarket gift cards will be collected at the office during normal business hours. The collection is part of the 37-year tradition of the lvins Outreach Center’s Giving program, which distributes gifts and food to local families, children and disabled adults in need. " As the holidays approach, it’s important that we remember those among us who may be in need, so I’m proud that my staff and I are able to participate in this program ,” Galloway, D-Bucks, said. “ln 2018, through the generosity of the constituents of the 140th Legislative District, we were able to fulfill the wish lists of 912 children from 381 families. I’m always in awe of the generosity of our community and I look forward to another successful toy drive.” Galloway’s office is at 8610 New Falls Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District

(Nov 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced a $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District that will allow Pennsbury to convert eight diesel-powered school buses to run on propane. “This grant for Pennsbury School District will improve air quality in our community and save taxpayers money in the long haul,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Studies have shown that propane-powered buses are cheaper to operate, maintain and repair than diesel buses. “Part of the savings will come from lower fuel costs, and the maintenance of the vehicles should also save the district money.” Galloway added: “This grant money will help Pennsbury School District convert its buses to use propane, a ‘green’ alternative fuel. This is great news for our community and our environment.” The grant was part of $681,000 awarded to six clean energy vehicle projects in southeast Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection funded the grants through its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants program. Waste Management Inc. also received $300,000 for eight heavy-duty compressed natural gas vehicles for use at numerous company sites, including Bucks County. “Promoting alternative fuels not only improves our air quality and public health, it encourages economic growth and technological development,” said state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks. “The Read more

 

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

Galloway Introduces two COVID-19-related financial services bills
Jun 10, 2020

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

Davis, Galloway sign letter of support for curbside pickup sent to governor
May 19, 2020

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Call on Governor Wolf to Increase Funding for Morrisville School District
May 05, 2020

COVID-19 Legislation
Mar 26, 2020

Galloway: Bristol museum awarded $5K grant to support census outreach activities
Mar 18, 2020

Galloway: United Christian Church awarded $24K in security grants
Mar 11, 2020

Galloway introduces bill to create mental health care services clearinghouse
Mar 06, 2020

Galloway: Bristol museum awarded $4K state grant
Mar 04, 2020

Galloway to attend Bucks Crime Stoppers Tipster Rewards
Feb 24, 2020

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder
Feb 18, 2020

Galloway announces grant to fund food service equipment for Penn Valley Elementary School
Jan 28, 2020

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County
Jan 17, 2020

Winter 2020 NL
Jan 16, 2020

Galloway introduces two bills to increase mental health services in schools
Jan 06, 2020

Davis and Galloway announce $518K in state grants for Bucks County community organizations
Dec 18, 2019

Galloway announces $249K grant to rehabilitate 700 ft. of railroad track
Dec 13, 2019

Galloway: District office is drop off location for toy drive
Nov 26, 2019

State lawmakers announce $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District
Nov 20, 2019