Goodman sworn in for a ninth term; will serve on House Democratic leadership team

(Jan 01, 2019)

State Rep. Neal P. Goodman was sworn in for a ninth term to represent the 123rd Legislative District . Read more

 

2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Nov 29, 2018)

Please download and enjoy this free 2019 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more

 

County legislative delegation announces grants for local communities

(Nov 15, 2018)

State Reps. Neal P. Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin), and Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), as well as state Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), today announced Auburn, Mahanoy City, Saint Clair, and Shenandoah boroughs will receive grants for community improvement projects. Read more

 

Goodman re-elected to House Democratic leadership team

(Nov 14, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman on Tuesday was re-elected to the House Democratic leadership team and will continue serving as caucus administrator for the 2019-20 legislative session. In that position, Goodman oversees day-to-day operations of the caucus at the Capitol. "I'm looking forward to continuing to carry out my responsibilities as caucus administrator, and continuing to represent the interests of the people of the 123 rd Legislative District," said Goodman, D-Schuylkill County. Goodman began serving as caucus administrator in 2012. House Democrats elect their leaders as part of reorganization every two years. Goodman is the first House Democrat from Schuylkill County to hold a leadership position in the caucus since his uncle, James Goodman, served as chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee from 1977 to 1980. Goodman has worked in state government for 28 years, serving as chief of staff to retired state Rep. Edward J. Lucyk from 1993 to 2002. During that time, he served as executive director of the House Veterans Affairs and Tourism and Recreational Development committees. He took office as state representative in 2003, and was recently elected to a ninth term. Other members of the Democratic leadership team elected Tuesday are: Leader Frank Dermody, Allegheny County; Whip Jordan Harris, Philadelphia County; Caucus Chair Joanna McClinton, Philadelphia County; Caucus Secretary Rosita Youngblood, Philadelphia Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Schuylkill County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Senior prescription program expanded to help more people

(Oct 23, 2018)

I voted for legislation that would allow more senior citizens in Schuylkill County and across the state pay for their prescription medication. Putting people first and focusing on health care is part of the House Democrats' Plan for Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Pennsylvania receives extension for REAL ID

(Oct 22, 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

 

Goodman, Argall announce grants to boost jobs, improve water systems and help recreation

(Sep 19, 2018)

The grants -- $425,000 to the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority, $151,155 to the Mahanoy Township Authority and $90,000 to Minersville, were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Read more

 

Mahanoy City breaks ground on Kaier's Park

(Aug 15, 2018)

Several state and local officials were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony for Kaier's Playground, at the site of the former Kaier Brewery on Mahanoy City's north side. Read more

 

Goodman, Argall announce $22,000 state grant for business incubator in Shenandoah

(Jan 08, 2018)

SHENANDOAH, Jan. 8 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman and state Sen. David G. Argall announced that Downtown Shenandoah Inc. will receive a $22,000 state grant to buy property to construct a building that will house a business incubator. Read more

 

Goodman, Tobash, and Argall announce grant funding for Pottsville

(Jan 04, 2018)

HARRISBURG, January 4 – Representatives Neal P. Goodman (D-Schuylkill) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) today announced funding to re-establish a façade improvement program in the City of Pottsville. Read more

 

Goodman, Argall announce $1 million RACP grant for Highridge Business Park

(Jan 03, 2018)

HARRISBURG, January 3 – Representative Neal P. Goodman (D-Schuylkill) and Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) today announced a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant that will support further economic development at the Highridge Business Park. The Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation has been awarded $1,000,000 to begin a 120,000 square foot building at the Highridge Business Park on a pad ready site in Cass Township. Read more

 

2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 18, 2017)

Please download and enjoy this free 2018 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more

 

Goodman, Argall announce grants for several communities

(Dec 04, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman (D-Schuylkill) and Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) today announced six grants will support community improvement projects in Delano Township, Frackville Borough, Mahanoy City Borough, Mahanoy Township, Saint Clair Borough, and Shenandoah Borough. Delano Township will receive $40,000 to assist with improvements at Delano Township Park and its basketball court. Frackville Borough will receive $742,000 to rehabilitate the Frackville Community Pool. Mahanoy City Borough will receive $40,000 for improvements at East End Playground and its basketball court. Mahanoy Township will receive $40,000 for improvements to Morea Park and to install play equipment and safety surfacing. Saint Clair Borough will receive $30,000 to rehabilitate Third Street Playground and to install play equipment and safety surfacing. Shenandoah Borough will receive $80,000 for improvements to Girard Park including the basketball court. The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The program is funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund (Key 93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1), and several federal funding sources. “I commend these six communities for their hard work moving these projects forward and am pleased the state recognized their efforts through this funding,” Goodman Read more

 

Renovated Branchdale playground dedicated

(Oct 26, 2017)

REILLY TOWNSHIP, Oct. 26 - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined other DCNR representatives and Reilly Township officials in dedicating the recently renovated Branchdale Playground. DCNR has been working with Reilly Township since 2010 to expand what had been only a baseball field and aging playground equipment on the site near 25 Spruce St., Branchdale. Read more

 

Tyson Foods Distribution Center to expand, add 114 jobs in Schuylkill County

(Jul 06, 2017)

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Tyson Foods Distribution Center will expand in Schuylkill County and create 114 new, full-time jobs. Read more

 

Goodman, Gillespie bill to expand mentored youth hunting program wins state House approval

(Jun 06, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 6 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted today to pass bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Neal P. Goodman and Keith Gillespie that would expand Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting program to people ages 12 to 17. Read more

 

State House passes Goodman’s bill to protect veterans’ access to prescription drug assistance programs

(May 24, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 24 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously passed state Rep. Neal P. Goodman’s bill that would allow Pennsylvania veterans to participate in state prescription drug assistance programs if a state veterans’ benefit or federal disability payment puts them over the income limit. Read more

 

Goodman hails news of 80 new manufacturing jobs in Schuylkill County

(May 18, 2017)

Bringing manufacturing jobs to the 123rd Legislative District has always been my top priority. I thank Governor Wolf and the Governor’s Action Team, as well as SEDCO, for the hard work they did to enable this expansion and create 80 manufacturing jobs in my district. Read more

 

Rep. Goodman’s bill to protect veterans’ access to prescription drug assistance programs advances

(May 10, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 10 – The House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee today reported out state Rep. Neal P. Goodman’s legislation that would allow Pennsylvania veterans to participate in prescription drug assistance programs if a state veterans’ benefit or federal disability payment puts them over the income limit. House Bill 673 may now be considered by the full House of Representatives. “Our veterans put their lives on the line for their country, and a stipend or bonus they receive because of their service should not disqualify them from the PACE and PACENET programs,” said Goodman, D-Schuylkill. “I am thankful the committee voted unanimously to advance my legislation, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass the bill out of the House and to the Senate.” Some of the veteran benefit programs addressed by H.B. 673 include the Blind Veterans Pension and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension, both of which provide a maximum of $1,800 to a veteran per year. In addition, about 95,000 veterans in Pennsylvania receive federal VA disability payments. PACE and PACENET provide prescription assistance to Pennsylvanians 65 or older. The income limits for PACE eligibility are $14,500 for a single person and $17,700 for a married couple. PACENET income limits are slightly higher. For a single person, total income can be between $14,500 and $23,500. For a married couple, combined total income can be between $17,700 Read more

 

Goodman sworn in for a ninth term; will serve on House Democratic leadership team
Jan 01, 2019

2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Nov 29, 2018

County legislative delegation announces grants for local communities
Nov 15, 2018

Goodman re-elected to House Democratic leadership team
Nov 14, 2018

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans
Nov 08, 2018

Senior prescription program expanded to help more people
Oct 23, 2018

Pennsylvania receives extension for REAL ID
Oct 22, 2018

Goodman, Argall announce grants to boost jobs, improve water systems and help recreation
Sep 19, 2018

Mahanoy City breaks ground on Kaier's Park
Aug 15, 2018

Goodman, Argall announce $22,000 state grant for business incubator in Shenandoah
Jan 08, 2018

Goodman, Tobash, and Argall announce grant funding for Pottsville
Jan 04, 2018

Goodman, Argall announce $1 million RACP grant for Highridge Business Park
Jan 03, 2018

2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Dec 18, 2017

Goodman, Argall announce grants for several communities
Dec 04, 2017

Renovated Branchdale playground dedicated
Oct 26, 2017

Tyson Foods Distribution Center to expand, add 114 jobs in Schuylkill County
Jul 06, 2017

Goodman, Gillespie bill to expand mentored youth hunting program wins state House approval
Jun 06, 2017

State House passes Goodman’s bill to protect veterans’ access to prescription drug assistance programs
May 24, 2017

Goodman hails news of 80 new manufacturing jobs in Schuylkill County
May 18, 2017

Rep. Goodman’s bill to protect veterans’ access to prescription drug assistance programs advances
May 10, 2017