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

 

House committee advances Goodman, Gillespie bill to expand youth hunting program

(Apr 27, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 27 – The House Game and Fisheries Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation introduced by state Reps. Neal P. Goodman and Keith Gillespie, R-York, majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, that would expand Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting program Read more

 

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors honors Goodman

(Apr 07, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 7 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors for working with the organization as he advanced a blight-fighting law he authored, Act 133 of 2016, through the legislature. Read more

 

Seeking applicants for the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative

(Mar 23, 2017)

I am seeking student applicants from the 123rd Legislative District to participate in the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative for Fall 2017. Under this initiative, one student from the 123rd Legislative District will be selected to receive a Legislative Appointment to Valley Forge Military College, Pennsylvania’s official military college. Read more

 

Goodman again seeks to establish “Made in PA” program

(Mar 09, 2017)

HARRISBURG, March 9 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman has reintroduced legislation that would establish a "Made in PA" program to encourage Pennsylvanians to buy products made in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Goodman introduces bill to protect veterans’ access to prescription drug assistance programs

(Mar 01, 2017)

State Rep. Neal P. Goodman has reintroduced legislation that would allow Pennsylvania veterans to participate in a state prescription drug assistance program if a state veterans’ benefit or federal disability payment puts them over the income limit. Read more

 

SCI Frackville to remain open

(Feb 10, 2017)

Schuylkill County area lawmakers Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel for their decision to keep SCI Frackville open and for listening to their case to keep the facility running. Read more

 

2017 Pennsylvania Trout Stocking Schedule

(Feb 07, 2017)

Here is the 2017 statewide trout stocking schedule. Read more

 

Petition to keep SCI-Frackville Open

(Jan 25, 2017)

View our petition to Gov. Tom Wolf to keep SCI-Frackville. Read more

 

Legislators present Wolf, corrections secretary with more than 5,670 signatures asking to keep SCI Frackville open

(Jan 24, 2017)

– Five thousand six hundred and seventy individuals signed petitions to keep the state prison in Frackville open, according to local legislators who spearheaded the effort. In their letter to Governor Wolf and Secretary Wetzel accompanying the list of residents who signed the petition, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin), Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) reminded the Administration that Schuylkill County fought hard to land a state prison back in the late 1980s. Read more

 

Goodman makes the case to keep SCI-Frackville open

(Jan 23, 2017)

State Rep. Neal P. Goodman today testified before the Senate Policy committees and made the case to keep SCI-Frackville open. Read more

 

Schuylkill County legislative delegation releases statement regarding potential state prison closures

(Jan 06, 2017)

FRACKVILLE – Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Reps. Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) released the following statement regarding the governor’s decision to close two state correctional institutions out of five under consideration, one including SCI Frackville: Read more

 

Goodman sworn in for an eighth term; will serve on House Democratic leadership team

(Jan 03, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman was sworn in for an eighth term to represent the 123rd Legislative District during a ceremony today at the state Capitol that marked the beginning of the 2017-18 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “It is an honor to have the residents of the 123 rd District put their faith and trust in me again to serve as their state representative,” Goodman said. “Our state continues to face many serious challenges, and I am ready to do my part to take on these challenges to move the commonwealth and Schuylkill County forward.” Goodman is the highest-ranking Democrat from Schuylkill County to serve in the state House, and will again hold a leadership position. He was re-elected to the position of Democratic Caucus administrator in November by his peers. 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 said his legislative priorities are job creation and economic development, eliminating property taxes, improving the quality of life in Schuylkill County, helping veterans and preserving the environment. The 123 rd District consists of Wards 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 in Pottsville, the townships of Blythe, Branch, Butler, Cass, Delano, East Norwegian, Foster, Mahanoy, New Castle, Reilly, Ryan Read more

 

License Your Dog in PA

(Dec 22, 2016)

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Reasons for dog licensing: It’s the law. All dogs three months or older must have a current license. If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations. Read more

 

Goodman, Argall announce millions in state grants

(Dec 06, 2016)

State Rep. Neal P. Goodman and state Sen. David G. Argall announced that they helped secure $2.477 million in state grants to help replace a bridge, extend an airport runway and repair a road in Schuylkill County. Read more

 

Goodman re-elected to House Democratic leadership team

(Nov 21, 2016)

State Rep. Neal P. Goodman recently was re-elected to the House Democratic leadership team and will continue serving as caucus administrator for the 2017-18 legislative session. Read more

 

Governor signs Goodman legislation to help more veterans qualify for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

(Nov 02, 2016)

Gov. Tom Wolf today signed into law state Rep. Neal P. Goodman’s legislation that ensures Pennsylvania veterans are not shut out of the popular Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program because a state-provided stipend related to their service puts them over the income limit. Read more

 

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

House committee advances Goodman, Gillespie bill to expand youth hunting program
Apr 27, 2017

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors honors Goodman
Apr 07, 2017

Seeking applicants for the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative
Mar 23, 2017

Goodman again seeks to establish “Made in PA” program
Mar 09, 2017

Goodman introduces bill to protect veterans’ access to prescription drug assistance programs
Mar 01, 2017

SCI Frackville to remain open
Feb 10, 2017

2017 Pennsylvania Trout Stocking Schedule
Feb 07, 2017

Petition to keep SCI-Frackville Open
Jan 25, 2017

Legislators present Wolf, corrections secretary with more than 5,670 signatures asking to keep SCI Frackville open
Jan 24, 2017

Goodman makes the case to keep SCI-Frackville open
Jan 23, 2017

Schuylkill County legislative delegation releases statement regarding potential state prison closures
Jan 06, 2017

Goodman sworn in for an eighth term; will serve on House Democratic leadership team
Jan 03, 2017

License Your Dog in PA
Dec 22, 2016

Goodman, Argall announce millions in state grants
Dec 06, 2016

Goodman re-elected to House Democratic leadership team
Nov 21, 2016

Governor signs Goodman legislation to help more veterans qualify for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Nov 02, 2016