Green named to four House committees, says she’s excited to get to work

(Mar 09, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 9 – State Rep. Roni Green, D-Phila., said she is honored and ready to get to work after being named to the Labor and Industry, Housing and Community Development, Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees. “As a long-time labor organizer, I have spent a significant portion of my life thinking about labor issues and fighting for worker rights, so it only seems right that I continue to do so in Harrisburg on the Labor and Industry Committee,” Green said. “I am honored to have been selected to serve on the Labor and Industry, Housing and Community Development, Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees.” Green said it is her intention to go into each committee meeting with an open mind and a solid foundation of beliefs, and to always advocate for what is best for the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Labor and Industry Committee works with legislation dealing with issues like the state’s minimum wage, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation and more. Green has proposed legislation this session that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour. The Housing and Community Development Committee handles bills pertaining to cities and addresses important issues such as affordable housing, blight, redevelopment and growth. It also oversees the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Read more

 

Green: Shapiro Budget Proposal is a Great Start

(Mar 08, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Roni Green says she agrees with much of what Governor Josh Shapiro laid out in his first budget address. From fair funding for schools to increasing resources to fight crime, Green applauds the new Governor’s efforts and is excited to get to work on passing a budget for the people. Read more

 

Green takes oath of office

(Jan 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Roni Green, D-Phila., took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to begin her term representing the 190th Legislative District, which comprises parts of west and north Philadelphia. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Green also will serve as the vice chair of the Philadelphia Delegation’s Labor Subcommittee. Green said her priorities during the term will be raising the minimum wage and fighting for a living wage, securing full funding for the School District of Philadelphia to adequately renovate school buildings and remove possible toxic exposure, tackling increased childcare costs and grappling with gun violence in Philadelphia through legislation and life-skills programs. “It is an honor to represent the people of Philadelphia,” Green said. “We have phenomenal organizations doing great work in the 190th, and while I’m in Harrisburg legislatively, I will also bring resources back to the district so they can be successful in their work. We are proud communities in the 190th, working together for the betterment of every person.” Green’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 Read more

 

Green Helping Neighbors at MANNA

(Dec 21, 2022)

Pa. state Rep.-elect Roni Green rolls up her sleeves to help the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) bring proper nutrition to those in need. Green says that food insecurity and lack of access to healthy foods is a big problem, especially in Black and brown neighborhoods where rates of diabetes and heart disease are high. She looks forward to working with MANNA to provide better health outcomes through better nutrition. Read more

 

Philadelphia House Delegation unveils three new subcommittees

(Dec 21, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21 – The Philadelphia House Delegation today announced the launch of a new subcommittee structure aimed to amplify the efforts and mission of the delegation in three specific areas of work. The delegation now includes as part of its components The Philadelphia House Delegation Labor Subcommittee, the Philadelphia House Delegation Policy Subcommittee and the Philadelphia House Delegation Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee. Delegation Chair Rep. Morgan Cephas explains that the organization is experiencing a crucial reform that will translate to a boost across a broad spectrum of focus areas of their work. “We are all very excited and looking forward to the agendas of these subcommittees. It has never been more urgent to fulfill our mission as a delegation, as the voice of Philadelphia in the House,” Cephas said. “I must highlight that these groups are strategically led by an impeccable team of lawmakers who have made great strides in each of these territories.” Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and Rep.-elect Roni Green have been designated chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Philadelphia House Delegation Labor Subcommittee. This group will evaluate legislation related to unions, the right to form a union, worker power, union membership and other matters relating to organized labor in the commonwealth. Fiedler has been a champion for labor Read more

 

McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more

 

State programs now open for applications

(Dec 05, 2022)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program (Funding Source: FY 2022 School Safety and Security Grant Program Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education (not-for profit), and for-profit organizations. Use : To Read more

 

Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 04, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more

 

PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 04, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at https://www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/ or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more

 

Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 04, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit Pennie.com/connect or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more

 

PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 04, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more