Kosierowski: $110,116 in funding benefits local projects

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski today announced $110,116 in funding has been awarded to help two local communities with improvement projects. Lackawanna County will receive $50,000 through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, while Mayfield Borough is getting $60,116 from the Flood Mitigation Program. Both programs are administered by the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority. “I am pleased the CFA board recognized how important these local projects are for the local community,” said Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. Lackawanna County wants to resurface the Lakeland School District’s track, which is nearly 20 years old and in disrepair to the point where the school will not be eligible to host PIAA track meets. The total cost of the project is $342,885. Mayfield Borough is looking to purchase a commercial slope mower that can handle the cutting of about 10 acres of vegetation along the existing levee system. The total cost of that project is $70,726. Read more

 

Veterans outreach Sept. 19 at Kosierowski’s office

(Sep 09, 2019)

TAYLOR, Sept. 9 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Kosierowski’s office, 802 S. Main St., to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking with the advisers must call Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350 to schedule an appointment. Read more

 

Proposed law aims to increase vaccination rate in Pennsylvania

(Aug 21, 2019)

State Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill, and Bridget Kosierowksi, D-Lackawanna, announced Tuesday the introduction of legislation to increase the vaccination rate of Pennsylvania children. Read more

 

Frankel, Kosierowski introduce vaccination legislation at Pittsburgh event

(Aug 20, 2019)

State Reps. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, and Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny announced legislation to promote childhood immunizations and protect Pennsylvania residents from preventable diseases. Read more

 

Kosierowski supports plan to address gun violence

(Aug 16, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski offered her support for executive action taken today by Gov. Tom Wolf to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Kosierowski Hosts First Senior Fair

(Aug 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski hosted her first Senior Fair at Riverside Junior-Senior High School. The fair brought more than 30 vendors with valuable information to help seniors live healthy and productive lives. Read more

 

Veterans outreach Aug. 15 at Kosierowski’s office

(Aug 08, 2019)

TAYLOR, Aug. 8 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Kosierowski's office at 802 S. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers must schedule an appointment through Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350. Read more

 

Kosierowski: Old Forge School District to receive $500,000 grant

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State. Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today a $500,000 grant has been approved for Old Forge School District to make district-wide energy improvements to its buildings. The grant will allow the district to conduct a district-wide analysis of energy improvements and change its fixtures to more energy-efficient lighting. “This grant will not only benefit the students and staff of Old Forge School District, but the taxpayers in the district as well,” Kosierowski said. “It will save the district money by reducing energy costs while easing some financial burdens of residents. “I would also thank to thank Governor Tom Wolf for authorizing the funding and for his commitment to education and community development.” The $2.25 million project will also entail updating the district’s HVAC systems, auditorium issues, needed security upgrades, and create more comfortable environments for the students and faculty. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, from which this grant was awarded, is a state grant program overseen by the Governor’s Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Read more

 

Kosierowski to host Senior Fair on Aug. 9

(Jul 26, 2019)

TAYLOR, July 26 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, will host her first Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at Riverside Junior Senior High School, 310 Davis St. The free event will feature over 30 vendors offering valuable information to help seniors continue living healthy and productive lives. “I’m looking forward to this year’s Senior Fair. It’s a great one-stop shop for people to learn about the new and existing services which benefit our senior citizens,” Kosierowski said. “It’s important to meet with our older residents and make sure they have access to the resources and help they need to take care of themselves.” Kosierowski and her staff will also be available to answer questions and provide information on a variety of government-related initiatives and programs. In addition to the government and exhibitor information, the Senior Fair will also feature several door prizes, catered food and refreshments. For more information on the Senior Fair, please call Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350. Read more

 

Kosierowski named to drug recovery study task force

(Jul 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 25 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, has been appointed to serve as a member of a legislative task force to study drug recovery. The task force will conduct a study on “warm handoff to treatment” for Pennsylvanians fighting drug addiction. It will explore options to make it easier for those who survive drug overdoses to receive treatment after being discharged from the hospital. “I spent over 25 years working as a registered nurse and have seen first-hand the struggles loved ones go through battling addiction. We need to make sure overdose survivors get into treatment before it’s too late,” Kosierowski said. Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, who recommended her for the task force, added, “Her years of experience in health care can only help to inform the group’s effort to improve how overdose survivors are stabilized and then treated. Nurses relate to people with care and compassion, and they have a special talent for quickly spotting simple and effective ways of doing things.” The task force was created by H.R. 216, which was unanimously adopted by the House in June. It will be assisted by an advisory committee consisting of physicians, emergency services representatives, law enforcement officials and drug treatment experts. It will present a report on its findings and recommendations to the House within 18 months. Read more

 

Kosierowski: Students Need Equal Funding for Equal Opportunity

(Jul 18, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing regarding fair education funding in Scranton. Kosierowski says some schools are forced to do more with less resources and that our students deserve equal funding for equal opportunities. Read more

 

Kosierowski, Policy Committee explore clean renewable energy

(Jul 17, 2019)

CARBONDALE, July 17 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, held a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing today on clean renewable energy at the Carbondale Area JR/SR High School. Kosierowski requested the hearing to discuss what more the state can do to support clean renewable energy while protecting the environment. She was joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. “Increasing the use of clean renewable energy like wind and solar will help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. This will be a big part of the ongoing efforts toward a cleaner Pennsylvania,” Kosierowski said. Testifiers included Dave Althoff , director of the Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; and Rob Altenburg, director of PennFuture Energy Center. Sturla added “I commend Representative Kosierowski for wanting to further explore Pennsylvania’s clean renewable energy industry, so we can figure out ways to help grow the industry while protecting our environment.” This hearing is among a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com and hearing materials are at Read more

 

Kosierowski to hold Policy hearing on clean renewable energy Wednesday in Carbondale

(Jul 12, 2019)

CARBONDALE, July 12 – State. Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on clean renewable energy. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at the Carbondale Area JR/SR High School, Auditorium, 101 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. The public is invited to attend. Kosierowski requested the hearing to discuss what more the state can do to support clean renewable energy while protecting the environment. She will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chiarman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Testifiers will include Dave Althoff, Director of the Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture Energy Center. The hearing is one in a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com . For more information about the Policy Committee, visit www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Kosierowski: Get the Facts on REAL ID

(Jul 02, 2019)

REAL ID is now available in Pennsylvania, and Pa. State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski says her office can help you apply and make sure you have all the necessary documentation. Read more

 

Kosierowski: Do You Have Unclaimed Property? We Can Help

(Jun 21, 2019)

The State Treasurer's Office is holding millions of dollars in unclaimed property and Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski says her office can help you search the database for free and claim what's yours. Read more

 

Kosierowski: Dickson City to receive $335,000 in funding for traffic safety

(May 29, 2019)

TAYLOR, May 29 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced a $335,000 grant will be coming to Dickson City to enhance traffic safety. The funding, drawn from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light program, will be used to install a traffic signal and pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Bowman Street and Main Street in Dickson City. “I am happy to see the state making investments into our community’s traffic safety,” Kosierowski said. “When we improve safety and reduce congestion on our roads, we all benefit. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this project has on our community.” An estimated $15.4 million in funding will be distributed to 50 safety projects in 38 different municipalities statewide. The funds are supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. Since 2010, 416 safety projects totaling more than $78.49 million in funding has been awarded. Kosierowski noted and thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration for their commitment to invest in community safety across Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. Read more

 

Kosierowski: Our District Office is Ready to Serve You

(May 23, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski recently opened her district office and is ready to help area residents with any state-related questions or concerns. Read more

 

REAL IDs are now available

(May 16, 2019)

As you may know, REAL ID is now available for Pennsylvanians who want one. Effective October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID to enter federal facilities that require identification, a military installation and board a domestic commercial flight. To get your REAL ID, gather the following documents: Proof of identity: (original or certified copy of a birth certificate or valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or passport card. Social Security Card Two proofs of current, physical PA address: examples include current, unexpired PA license or ID, PA vehicle registration, auto insurance card, or utility bill with the same name and address. Proof of all legal name changes: Certified marriage certificate, court order or divorce decree issued by your county’s family court. Visit one of the 12 PennDOT REAL ID Centers to receive your REAL ID at the time of service or your local PennDOT Driver License Center to receive your REAL ID within 15 business days. You DO NOT need a REAL ID to: Drive. Vote. Access hospitals. Visit the post office. Access federal courts. Apply for or receive federal benefits, such as Social Security or veterans’ benefits. A REAL ID driver's license or photo ID costs a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee ($30.50 for a four-year, non-commercial driver's license or photo ID). More information on REAL ID is available here . Read more

 

Kosierowski: Grants will bolster local school safety and security

(May 01, 2019)

TAYLOR, May 1 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced state grants totaling more than $225,000 to enhance school safety and security were awarded to two school districts in Lackawanna County Mid-Valley School District received $106,476 in state funding for counseling services, licensed social workers and school psychologists and staff training in de-escalation and positive behavior supports. Riverside School District received a grant amounting to $128,360 for security-related technology and security planning. “Ensuring safety and security in our schools is a fundamental necessity needed to foster the next generation of leaders,” Kosierowski said. “These school districts determined practices that would do just that, and I am happy to see tax dollars coming back to our district to play a critical role in executing the plans.” The grants come from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and are administered by the PCCD’s School Safety and Security Committee. The committee, which was formed last year, works to establish criteria school systems use to assess safety and security. Current project funding includes $52.5 million for schools. For a full list of recipients and their award amounts, visit the PCCD website . Read more

 

Kosierowski announces spring cleanup

(Apr 22, 2019)

State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced her plans to host a regional spring cleanup event aimed at removing litter and winter debris from roadsides, creeks, riverbanks, parks and recreation areas Saturday. It continues a tradition begun by her predecessor, Rep. Sid Kavulich, who passed away in October 2018. Read more