Fighting for clear air and water

Dear Neighbor:
 
This week in Harrisburg, the House was in session and I was busy on the floor and in committee meetings, fighting against bad bills and working with my colleagues to promote legislation that helps you. Keep reading for updates from Harrisburg and around the district.
 
Please note that both my Harrisburg and district offices will be closed tomorrow, April 19. If you need assistance, please email me at RepKrueger@pahouse.net and we will get in contact with you next week.
 
I hope that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Meeting
On Tuesday, the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee pushed through a package of bills designed to make it harder for Pennsylvania to enact regulations to protect our access to clean air and safe water.
 
I voiced my concern about one bill specifically -- HB 806 -- because it would mean that we could wait even longer for laws to protect public safety. Our legislature has been historically slow to act -- and I’ll continue to fight against this package of bills that will hand over the business of environmental regulation to industry.
 
I am committed to fighting against this -- and all legislation -- that would harm our environment and natural resources. Watch the video above for my concerns during the meeting.
 
Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour
 
Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman will be continuing his recreational marijuana listening tour next week in Delaware County! Please join us at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at Strath Haven High School to share your thoughts on this topic. If you can’t join us in person, you can leave your comments for the Lieutenant Governor through this link. You can also share your opinion with me by emailing me at RepKrueger@pahouse.net.
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Fighting against tax fraud in the construction industry
I joined union carpenters on Monday in the Capitol to show support for their fight against the intentional misclassification of workers and the tax fraud this causes. It’s estimated $450 billion in tax revenue is lost each year due to tax fraud in the construction industry. Working people deserve better and I’m proud to stand with them in this fight.
 
Save the date - April 25

Please join us at 9:30 a.m. April 25 for a senior breakfast in the Rutledge/Ridley area.

Please call 610-534-6880 to RSVP and for more information or to be notified when there is a senior event coming to your neighborhood.
 
Pretzel Day – April 26
 
House Resolution 192 designates April 26 as “Pretzel Day” here in Pennsylvania and recognizes Pennsylvania as the center of American pretzel production for both the hard-and-crispy and the soft-bread types of pretzels.
 
To celebrate Pretzel Day, my Folsom Office will give out soft pretzels to the first 100 constituents to visit on Friday, April 26. We will also have pretzel trivia and games. My Folsom office is located at 701 E. MacDade Blvd. in Folsom and the office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 610-534-6880 if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Shred event reminder – May 4
Internship opportunity

My district office is looking for graduating high school seniors and college students who are interested in learning more about state government and the responsibilities of a state lawmaker.

Interns would assist with constituent services, including attending events and helping residents work with state agencies. Anyone interested can send a resume to RepKrueger@pahouse.net
Sincerely,
Rep. Leanne Krueger
161st District, Delaware County