Rep. Haddock's 2023 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 11, 2023)

There’s a digital calendar available featuring scenes from the state Capitol throughout the year. Read more

 

NEPA's state lawmakers discuss priorities amid divided Pennsylvania General Assembly

(Jan 09, 2023)

Haddock, a former Pittston Area school director, said he will pursue more funding for school districts, charter school funding reform and “meaningful property tax reform.” Read more

 

Haddock takes oath of office for first term in PA House of Representatives

(Jan 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Jim Haddock was sworn in today to his first term representing the 118th Legislative District. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “It is a great honor to be representing the residents of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and be their advocate in Harrisburg,” said Haddock. “I am excited to get to work on the legislation and initiatives which will benefit our district and our region and enrich our commonwealth.” Haddock said his legislative priorities include fighting for good jobs, fair public education funding, property tax relief for homeowners, safe roads and infrastructure, pursuing clean air and water and serving the people of the 118th District. Haddock added, “My Hughestown office can help with a variety of state-related services, including LIHEAP (home heating), children’s health care, PennDOT matters, prescription drug programs and Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance.” His office is located at 42 Center St., Hughestown, 18640-3000. The phone number is 570-655-4883. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information is available by visiting his website www.RepHaddock.com . Haddock is one of 26 new Democratic members to join the Pennsylvania House this session. It is the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in over a decade. He said he looks Read more

 

Haddock lauds $524,000 funding for county rail infrastructure improvement project

(Dec 15, 2022)

HUGHESTOWN, Dec. 15 – Funding for a critical rail infrastructure improvement project in Luzerne County has been approved through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program and Rail Freight Assistance Program , according to state Rep.-elect Jim Haddock. “This funding allows necessary repairs to be made to our railway system, which means not only will products keep heading to store shelves without disruption, but also creates new job opportunities right here in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties,” said Haddock, D-Luzerne/Lackawanna. “I would like to thank Governor Tom Wolf and state Senator Marty Flynn for recognizing the importance Northeast Pennsylvania plays in Pennsylvania’s freight distribution and their support for this project.” According to Haddock, the funding was approved for the following project in Luzerne County: Redevelopment Authority of Luzerne County - $524,000 for the rehabilitation of approximately 2.5 miles of track in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties by replacing ties and switches and improving grade crossings. This project was one of 24 rail freight projects approved for funding across the state. More information on the funding is available at the Governor’s website . Read more

 

McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

“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. Read more

 

Career/Technical Training, School Safety and Security, and Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities

(Dec 05, 2022)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Haddock announces district office open and ready to serve constituents

(Dec 02, 2022)

HUGHESTOWN, Dec. 1 – On his first day of serving the 118th Legislative District, state Rep.-elect Jim Haddock today announced he has a district office open and ready to serve residents. “I am truly honored to be chosen as your representative and be the voice of the great people of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties in Harrisburg,” said Haddock. “I invite anyone who needs assistance to visit our Hughestown Office and discuss how I can best serve you as your state representative.” Haddock’s current district office is located at 42 Center St., Hughestown. The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and the phone number is 570-655-4883. Haddock said in the near future he intends to open a district office in Lackawanna County, as well. Haddock was elected to serve the 118th District in the 2022 General Election. He replaces state Rep. Mike Carroll, who did not seek another term after 16 years of service. While his term starts today, Haddock will be formally sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The 118th Legislative District is comprised of the city of Pittston, the townships of Jenkins and Pittston, and the boroughs of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, Laflin, West Pittston and Yatesville in Luzerne County; and the townships of Glenburn, La Plume, Newton, Ransom and West Abington, and the boroughs of Dalton, Taylor, Old Forge and Moosic in Lackawanna County. Haddock recommended following his social media at Read more

 

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

(Dec 01, 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 01, 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 www.patreasury.gov/Unclaimed/Search.html 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 01, 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 01, 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