Issue Spotlight: Heroin/Opiate epidemic

(Aug 22, 2017)

The heroin and opiate epidemic has touched every corner of the state of Pennsylvania. The epidemic knows no racial, economic, age or gender boundaries.In an effort to tackle the crisis and address this public health epidemic, the House Democratic and Republican Policy Committees joined forces with the PA HOPE Caucus to host hearings across the state. Information gathered at the hearings will be used to help address prevention and treatment efforts at the legislative and administration levels. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host third Small Business Breakfast

(Aug 21, 2017)

SWARTHMORE, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that following two successful Small Business Breakfasts, she will be hosting a third Small Business Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 in Neumann University’s Schmidt Multipurpose Room at 1 Neumann Drive, Aston, 19014. “We received a lot of positive feedback after our previous small-business breakfasts, and I want continue to bring the opportunity back to the community,” Krueger-Braneky said. “Small businesses are integral to a healthy local economy, so it’s imperative that we provide small-business owners with resources and networks to help them succeed as much as we can.” The breakfast will focus on “Reigniting Your Passion” and will feature guest speaker Seta Babayan-MacCrory of Brookhaven. Babayan-MacCrory, founder of SubstiToothFairy, will share her inspiring story about what it took to launch her successful small business. This event is free and open to any small-business owner in the 161 st District, but registration is required. Interested parties can register at www.pahouse.com/KruegerBrankey or by calling (610) 534-6880. Prior to running for office, Krueger-Braneky spent a decade supporting locally owned businesses and continues to work to support them as the true backbone of local economies. Read more

 

RSVP for Rep. Krueger-Braneky's Small Business Breakfast: Reignite Your Passion

(Aug 18, 2017)

Use this link to RSVP for State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky for a Small Business Breakfast. This breakfast will focus on "Reigniting Your Passion."Before she ran for office, Leanne spent a decade supporting locally-owned businesses and believes that small businesses are the true backbone of our local economy. Past small business breakfast attendees expressed a high interest in learning more about Marketing and re-energizing their business. This month, Brookhaven resident Seta Babayan-MacCrory will share her inspiring story about what it took to launch her successful small business. This is a free event, open to any Small Business owner or manager in the 161st Legislative District. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky praises decision to halt construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline after latest spill

(Jul 25, 2017)

FOLSOM, July 25 – Following Judge Bernard Labuskes’ decision to issue a temporary injunction halting construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, released the following statement: Read more

 

Uninsured or underinsured? You may qualify for a free mammogram

(Jul 24, 2017)

Did you know that HealthyWoman offers free clinical breast exams, mammograms and follow-up exams for qualifying women in Pennsylvania? HealthyWoman provides services to women between the ages of 40 and 64 who do not have health insurance, have limited health insurance, or have a gross family household income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty guideline. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky calls for halt of construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline after latest spill

(Jul 19, 2017)

FOLSOM, July 19 – Following a series of safety issues, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, released the following statement calling for a halt to the construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline: “I am calling for an immediate moratorium on construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline until the state Department of Environmental Protection can ensure proper safeguards are in place to protect safety and property of local residents. “Monday’s 1,500-gallon spill of bentonite drilling fluid in Middletown Township is just the latest in a series of pipeline and drilling-related incidents damaging local streams and water supplies. What happened this week was worse than a spill: at least one aquifer was impacted and potentially, a private drinking well in the area. Enough is enough. There have already been three documented spills of drilling fluid in the Chester Creek in Brookhaven and drinking water has been compromised in nearby Chester County. It is reckless and potentially dangerous to allow construction to continue until steps are taken to protect residents, their property, and our water supply from future spills. “The state Department of Environmental Protection does not have the authority to oversee private water wells. In most other counties, the local Health Department has jurisdiction in this area to keep people safe. However, what makes a bad situation worse is that Delaware County is the largest county in the Commonwealth Read more

 

Delaware County Lawmakers offer a mid-July Budget Update

(Jul 13, 2017)

House Democrats from Delaware County give citizens an update on the 2017-2018 state budget Read more

 

Another View: Why Pa. should sign on to U.S. Climate Alliance

(Jul 06, 2017)

President Donald Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw our country from the historic Paris Climate Agreement has put the health, safety and economy of Pennsylvania and the United States in peril. Climate change affects all things, from industries such as agriculture and tourism to the health and mortality of infants and children. It is the No. 1 most pressing challenge affecting every nation on the planet. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky and advocates urge adoption of resolution urging Pa. to join U.S. Climate Alliance

(Jun 26, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 26 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, rallied support for the adoption of her resolution (H.R. 421) urging Pennsylvania to join the Climate Alliance at a news conference today along with several of the resolution’s 36 co-sponsors, as well as mothers and children representing the Send the Lorax and Mom’s Clean Air Force. Members of the U.S. Climate Alliance are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent from 2005 levels and meeting or exceeding the goals of the federal Clean Power Plan. The alliance was formed in response to President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. “It is now up to state and local governments to lead the effort to protect the future of our communities, commonwealth, country and planet because of President Trump’s decision,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I believe it is in the best interest of Pennsylvania to join the alliance in order to continue to address the impacts of climate change while simultaneously stimulating growth and job creation in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources.” Current members of the Climate Alliance include Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Puerto Rico. More than 1,200 local officials, businesses and educational institutions have also stated they will uphold the elements of the Paris Agreement, Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Right To Work Is Wrong

(Jun 20, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks at a Capitol labor rally in defense of jobs that provide a family sustaining wages, good benefits and a Pennsylvania worker's right to unionize. Read more

 

Davidson, Krueger-Braneky to host budget town hall

(Jun 12, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 12 – State Reps. Margo Davidson and Leanne Krueger-Braneky are inviting community members to a Pennsylvania State Budget Town Hall at 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Penn Wood Senior High School, 100 Green Ave., Lansdowne. The lawmakers will offer information about the next fiscal year’s state budget, currently being debated in Harrisburg. There will be time to hear questions and concerns. “We have concerns about the current budget proposal that is currently being debated in the Senate, and we want to make sure constituents know how it could affect our communities,” Davidson said. Davidson and Krueger-Braneky said the House-passed budget bill contains many cuts that would be harmful to Pennsylvanians. It underfunds early childhood education, cuts funding for 1,200 Pennsylvanians who need treatment for substance use disorder, and cuts home and community-based services for over 300 seniors. There are also concerns about the Fair Funding Formula, cuts in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and significant reductions in county justice, corrections and health care services. “We’ve still got a chance to fix the budget before it becomes law, and we want to hear your priorities,” Krueger-Braneky said. Davidson added, "Residents have a right to know how the state budget and state government actions will affect their daily lives." Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky urges action to add Pa. into U.S. Climate Alliance

(Jun 08, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, introduced a resolution today urging action to lead Pennsylvania into the U.S. Climate Alliance in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Members of the U.S. Climate Alliance are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent from 2005 levels and meeting or exceeding the goals of the federal Clean Power Plan. “President Trump put the future of our communities, commonwealth, country and planet at risk when he decided to not honor the United States’ commitment to fighting climate change and withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” Krueger-Braneky said. “It is now up to local and state governments to step up to slow and mitigate the consequences of climate change, which include rising sea levels, more intense weather events and increased risk of draught and famine.” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has come forward in support of upholding the alliance. “Pittsburgh is the example of why the Paris Agreement is good for economic development: such work is good for business too,” he said. “We’ve rebuilt our economy on the future and our people, not the past.” In response to the United States’ withdrawal, the U.S. Climate Alliance was formed by the states of California, New York, and Washington to uphold the Paris Agreement. Members of the Climate Alliance include Connecticut, Delaware, Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Update PA's Energy Codes

(Jun 06, 2017)

At a Capitol press event, Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks about the importance of updating our building and energy code standards to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Read more

 

5/30/17 – Home Care Industry – Folsom

(Jun 02, 2017)

Testimonies from public hearing hosted by State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee Examine Home Care Industry

(May 30, 2017)

FOLSOM, MAY 30 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing today at the Schoolhouse Senior Center on Pennsylvania’s home care industry. The committee heard testimony from home care providers, workers, consumers, and state and local government officials. "I requested this hearing to collect important testimony from stakeholders on issues facing the home care industry, including worker retention, quality of care, and support for small businesses,” Krueger-Braneky said. “It is critical that legislators do everything we can to ensure that all Pennsylvanians who need extra support are able to stay in their homes as long as possible.” Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster and chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, added, “Homecare services provide a cost-saving alternative to long-term living facilities. At a time when care providers are scarce and the demands are increasing, I applaud Representative Krueger-Braneky for shedding light on the issue and working hard to help families who need services to connect with service providers.” Testifiers included: Gary Watkins, consumer; Milan Green, consumer; Andrea Harrington, home care worker; Ray Landis, advocacy manager, AARP Pennsylvania; Vicki Hoak, CEO, PA Home Care Association; Maria Dunlevy, founder/business manager, Victorias’ Home Care; Tom Carroll, board member, Schoolhouse Senior Center; Jen Burnett, deputy Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to hold Policy Committee hearing on Home Care Industry Tuesday in Folsom

(May 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 24 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to explore the home care industry 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at the Schoolhouse Senior Center, 600 Swarthmore Ave., Folsom, PA 19033. Krueger-Braneky requested the hearing to hear from stakeholders on issues facing the industry including worker retention and quality of care. The current agenda is: 2:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 2:10 p.m. Panel One: Gary Watkins , Consumer Milan Green , Consumer Andrea Harrington , Home Care Worker Ray Landis , Advocacy Manager, AARP Pennsylvania 2:50 p.m. Panel Two: Vicki Hoak , CEO, PA Home Care Association Maria Dunlevy , Founder/Business Manager, Victoria’s Home Care 3:20 p.m. Panel Three: Jen Burnett , Deputy Secretary for Office of Long-Term Living, PA Department of Human Services Kevin Hancock , Chief of Staff for Office of Long-Term Living, PA Department of Human Services Kim Lay , Deputy Secretary for Office of Income Maintenance, PA Department of Human Services Barbara Nicolardi , Planner, Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging 3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks MEDIA COVERAGE IS INVITED. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky recognized as a 2017 Pre-K Champion by Delaware County Pre-K for PA

(May 02, 2017)

FOLSOM, May 2 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, was recognized today as a 2017 Pre-K Champion by Delaware County Pre-K for PA for her leadership and advocacy for greater access to high quality pre-K in the Commonwealth. “It is an honor to be recognized as a Pre-K Champion,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I promise to continue to be a voice and advocate for our children and families by pushing for policies that expand access and increase the quality of pre-K for all children in the Commonwealth, including the $75 million increase in pre-K and Head Start funding included in Governor Wolf’s proposed budget.” The Pre-K for PA Campaign identified Krueger-Braneky and several other legislators as Pre-K Champions because of their support for new state pre-K funding in both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 budgets, allowing 6,000 income-eligible 3- and 4-year-olds access to programs like Pre-K Counts and Head Start. Winners were encouraged at an award presentation ceremony to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to make increasing access to high-quality, publicly-funded pre-K. While progress has been made, there are still more than 113,000 young children across the state who lack access to this opportunity. Other legislators honored include state Reps. Nick Miccarelli, Margo Davidson and JoAnna McClinton, as well as state Sens. Tom McGarrigle and Tom Killeen. Read more

 

House Democratic Southeast Delegation members oppose overreaching plastic-bag bill

(Apr 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – Members of the House Climate Change Caucus today announced their opposition to an overreaching and environmentally hazardous bill that would prevent Pennsylvania communities from protecting land and water from pollution caused by plastic bags. House Bill 1071 would permanently prohibit municipalities and other local authorities from banning or applying any surcharge or tax on the use of plastic grocery bags. York, Erie, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia represent just a few of the city councils across Pennsylvania that have voiced opposition to H.B. 1071. “This bill hamstrings local governments from protecting their land and water from ecologically hazardous and unsightly garbage,” said state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery . “Proponents of this bill try to make the case that recycling numbers are up but leave out the fact that proliferation is the real cause for the increase in those numbers. Widespread and growing use is also to blame for the drastic increase in wayward and littered bags, too.” Currently, 165 municipalities across the country have adopted some form of single-use plastic bag fee legislation or bag regulation to positive results. Following implementation of a citywide bag fee in 2010, the presence of bags in Washington, D.C., decreased by 67 percent, saving waste collection services there both time and money. If H.B. 1071 is enacted, constituents would not have the opportunity to press their case for Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to offer paper shredding event Saturday, April 22

(Apr 17, 2017)

FOLSOM, April 17 – To celebrate Earth Day, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky is holding a free shredding event for constituents to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22 in the rear parking lot at Strath Haven High School. Attendees are asked to enter from Brookhaven Road. Common types of unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information. There is a limit of no more than five bags or boxes; paper clips should be removed. Staples are OK. Paper will be shredded on site and recycled. More information is available by calling Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Early Education Critical To Success

(Apr 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky attended a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to stress the importance of properly funding early childhood education programs in Pennsylvania. Early education is vital for a child's success later in life. Read more

 

Issue Spotlight: Heroin/Opiate epidemic
Aug 22, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to host third Small Business Breakfast
Aug 21, 2017

RSVP for Rep. Krueger-Braneky's Small Business Breakfast: Reignite Your Passion
Aug 18, 2017

Krueger-Braneky praises decision to halt construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline after latest spill
Jul 25, 2017

Uninsured or underinsured? You may qualify for a free mammogram
Jul 24, 2017

Krueger-Braneky calls for halt of construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline after latest spill
Jul 19, 2017

Delaware County Lawmakers offer a mid-July Budget Update
Jul 13, 2017

Another View: Why Pa. should sign on to U.S. Climate Alliance
Jul 06, 2017

Krueger-Braneky and advocates urge adoption of resolution urging Pa. to join U.S. Climate Alliance
Jun 26, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Right To Work Is Wrong
Jun 20, 2017

Davidson, Krueger-Braneky to host budget town hall
Jun 12, 2017

Krueger-Braneky urges action to add Pa. into U.S. Climate Alliance
Jun 08, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Update PA's Energy Codes
Jun 06, 2017

5/30/17 – Home Care Industry – Folsom
Jun 02, 2017

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee Examine Home Care Industry
May 30, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to hold Policy Committee hearing on Home Care Industry Tuesday in Folsom
May 25, 2017

Krueger-Braneky recognized as a 2017 Pre-K Champion by Delaware County Pre-K for PA
May 02, 2017

House Democratic Southeast Delegation members oppose overreaching plastic-bag bill
Apr 25, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to offer paper shredding event Saturday, April 22
Apr 17, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Early Education Critical To Success
Apr 13, 2017