COVID-19 updates; Police reform bills signed

(3 hours ago)

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Medigap Basics online event

(7 hours ago)

APPRISE Medigap basics online event Read more

 

Help the Helpers flyers

(10 hours ago)

Flyers for Help the Helpers virtual support groups Read more

 

Krueger issues statement on Supreme Court birth control decision

(Jul 08, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 8 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger issued the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing employers with religious or moral objections to decline to provide health care coverage for contraception: “I’m deeply disappointed in today’s decision from the Supreme Court. Contraception is health care, and employers should not be allowed to decide what medical care a woman has the right to receive. Access to health care is inextricably linked to economic mobility, and basic preventative care like birth control should not be a luxury that is only available to some. We should be reducing barriers to health care, not creating more. “Everyone deserves quality, affordable health care, and I intend to keep fighting to see that everyone has access to it. I will soon reintroduce legislation to protect and expand access to birth control in Pennsylvania. It’s time to support women and preserve their fundamental right to health care.” Read more

 

E-BLAST: Offices reopening by appointment only; Small business grants

(Jul 07, 2020)

Now that Delaware County has moved into the green phase, my office has reopened for scheduled appointments while we continue to provide remote services by phone and email. We will be following CDC guidelines to protect you and our staff team. Read more

 

July 2020 Newsletter

(Jul 01, 2020)

Updates on COVID-19 and resources for the 161st Legislative District. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Keep working to prevent the spread of COVID-19

(Jun 30, 2020)

Delaware County is now officially in the green phase of reopening, and it’s your hard work and cooperation that have gotten us this far. Read more

 

Small Business Assistance grants available

(Jun 30, 2020)

Applications are expected to be available June 30 for a new program aimed at providing critical funding to local businesses hurt by the coronavirus. The first round of the $225 million COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance grant program is expected to open for applications on Tuesday, June 30 and will remain open for 10 business days. Additionally, applications will continue to be accepted after 10 business days to be considered for future rounds of funding. Those rounds will be announced soon. This program will award grants ranging from $5,000 - $50,000 to small businesses economically impacted by the coronavirus, and money is specifically set aside for businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people. For an application preparation checklist, criteria for eligibility and consideration, and a full list of participating Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), please click below to go to the COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance website. https://pabusinessgrants.com/ Read more

 

Krueger announces $30,123 grant for Schoolhouse Senior Center

(Jun 24, 2020)

FOLSOM, June 24 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced today that Schoolhouse Senior Center was awarded a $30,123 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The grant comes through the department’s 2019-20 Senior Community Center Grant Program, which aims to help centers increase participation and programming, attract a new generation of older adults, and provide a safe and healthy environment for participants. Schoolhouse Senior Center, in Folsom, will use the funds for the second phase of a project to revitalize and modernize the building, including replacing windows, lighting, ceiling and air conditioning vents, refinishing floors and more. “I’ve seen firsthand the wonderful work that Schoolhouse Senior Center does to keep our older neighbors active and engaged,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “This project will extend the life of the building and help the center create a more welcoming environment where seniors can enjoy activities and connect with resources. I was pleased to assist the center with the grant application process, and I’m glad funding was awarded to support the vital service the center provides to our community.” The center was one of 60 throughout the state to receive funding. A complete list of recipients is available here . Read more

 

E-BLAST: Delco moves to green soon; More COVID-19 resources

(Jun 23, 2020)

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Delco House Democrats thank fellow residents for work toward Green Phase

(Jun 19, 2020)

HARRISBURG, June 19 – Pennsylvania House Democrats representing Delaware County praised residents for their diligence and sacrifice in flattening the deadly curve of COVID-19 infections following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today that the county will enter Green Phase recovery efforts on June 26. During the Green Phase, aggressive mitigation tactics to control the spread of the disease are lifted, but several key defenses against it stay in effect. Personal care services, including hair salons and barber shops, must operate at 50% capacity or by appointment only; appointments or reservations also are strongly encouraged for gyms or spas. Any gathering for a planned or spontaneous event of greater than 250 individuals is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, a concert, festival, fair, conference, sporting event, movie showing or theater performance. Visitation to prisons and hospitals may resume subject to the discretion of the facility. Nursing home visitation restrictions remain in place. Restaurants and bars may be open at 50% occupancy. Casinos, theaters, and shopping malls can open at 50% occupancy. Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other places of congregate worship are excluded from limitations. These institutions are strongly encouraged to enforce social distancing and other mitigation measures such as masking at their gatherings. Other details can be found here . Read more

 

State lawmakers take on coronavirus recovery's racial implications

(Jun 19, 2020)

State Sen. Tim Kearney, D-26 of Swarthmore joined state Reps. Leanne Krueger, D-161 of Nether Providence and Joanna McClinton, D-191 of Philadelphia, in talking about actions that need to be taken to ensure a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

EMAIL: COVID-19 Updates; Guidance for sports; Biz resources

(Jun 16, 2020)

Read the latest updates from Harrisburg and the 161st District. Read more

 

House committee takes first step to block Pa.’s entry into regional cap-and-trade program

(Jun 12, 2020)

A key state House committee Tuesday advanced a proposal to stop Pennsylvania from entering a regional cap-and-trade program with 10 other northeastern states. Read more

 

Krueger issues statement on racist, irresponsible social media posts by local school board president

(Jun 11, 2020)

FOLSOM, June 11 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the Philadelphia Inquirer reporting that the president of the Penn-Delco School District Board of Directors shared racist social media posts as well as misinformation about COVID-19 response measures. “All public servants, whether police officers, state legislators or school board directors, are subject to a higher standard of propriety because of the trust we put in them to faithfully discharge their duties of collecting our tax dollars, keeping us safe and providing for our families. Any individual who is uninterested in serving all people — regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or economic background — is unfit for public service and ought to be removed from their post. “Penn-Delco School Board President Leon Armour’s Facebook page was riddled with racist, ableist, and xenophobic posts. No apology — especially not one prefaced on interpretation — can undo the hurt caused by the words and images shared by Mr. Armour. For the students, parents, educators and community members, he has called into question his very intentions of running for office in the first place. “The misinformation and poor attempts at humor about COVID-19 posted to Mr. Armour’s Facebook page are just as concerning. How are we to entrust the safety of our school children to Read more

 

EMAIL: News from Harrisburg and COVID-19 updates

(Jun 09, 2020)

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EMAIL: Delaware County moving to yellow, and more updates

(Jun 03, 2020)

Latest news on COVID-19 and updates for our community Read more

 

Unemployment Compensation Virtual Town Hall Thursday, June 4

(Jun 03, 2020)

Unemployment Compensation Virtual Town Hall Thursday, June 4 Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is hosting a live virtual town hall from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM this Thursday, June 4, 2020, to share information about Pennsylvania’s regular unemployment compensation (UC) and other new COVID-19-related benefits programs. How to participate A livestream for people with smart devices or computer access will be online at https://access.live/PAlabor . Those without internet access can listen by calling 1-833-380-0719 , however access is limited so we ask that they be reserved for individuals who need them. Participants will be able to ask questions live during the town hall. At the beginning of the event, the moderator will explain how to submit questions. To protect participants’ personal confidential information, questions about individual claims cannot be answered during the town hall. Pennsylvania recently implemented all of the new programs under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act : Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – for self-employed, gig workers, contractors and others not normally eligible for UC. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) – additional 13 weeks of benefits to people who exhaust their regular UC. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) – extra $600 per week for Read more

 

Fingerprinting locations

(May 19, 2020)

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EMAIL: COVID-19 latest: Emergency assistance, unemployment and more

(May 12, 2020)

The latest updates on COVID-19 plus other community news. Read more