Bill to limit abortions in Pennsylvania survives delay vote

(Apr 07, 2016)

A bill to place new restrictions on abortion in Pennsylvania is poised for final vote in the state House next week after members on Wednesday voted down a Democrat-led effort to postpone the proposal for two months. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Urges Hearings on Catastrophic Attack on Women’s Rights

(Apr 06, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky says the people deserve a real public hearing on a proposed bill that would put historic restrictions on women’s reproductive rights – the GOP majority pushed the bill through from introduction to committee passage to the House floor in a few days and refused to hold any public hearings or input from medical professionals. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky highlights report showing advanced energy would benefit Pennsylvania’s economy

(Apr 06, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, highlighted a report released today by the American Jobs Project as further evidence that a diverse advanced energy portfolio could increase jobs across the state and propel Pennsylvania closer to energy independence. Read more

 

Proposed Pa. abortion restrictions under fire on several fronts

(Apr 06, 2016)

Bipartisan legislation that would place further restrictions on abortion in Pennsylvania has come under fire for a variety of reasons ranging from legislating medical protocol to being an election year stunt. Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee to explore Clean-Energy Jobs Monday in Capitol

(Apr 06, 2016)

HARRISBURG, April 6 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing hosted by state Reps. Steve McCarter, Mary Jo Daley and Leanne Krueger-Braneky on clean-energy jobs. The hearing will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 11 in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg. The current hearing agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 10:10 a.m. John Quigley , secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 10:30 a.m. Panel One: Liz Robinson , executive director, Energy Coordinating Agency Ken MacDougal , director of business development, National Electrical Contractors Association – PA-DE-NJ Chapter Nancy Mifflin , Mid-Atlantic regional coordinator, American Association from Blacks in Energy Ron Celentano , president, Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association 11:10 a.m. Panel Two: Kate Ringness , program manager, The American Jobs Project Eric Miller , policy counsel, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance Khari Mosely , Pennsylvania regional programs manager, BlueGreen Alliance 11:40 a.m. Closing Remarks The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Fiscal code veto a win for environment and clean air

(Mar 24, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, released the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to veto the fiscal code bill: “This entire budget process has been a disappointment. From the lackadaisical attitude of the Republican leadership and their refusal to compromise, to the Speaker of the House adjourning session in December when we were poised to end this impasse, it has been a sobering look at how partisan Harrisburg has become. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Fights for Lead-Free Water

(Mar 22, 2016)

In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky discusses the importance of new legislation aimed at protecting Pennsylvanians from potential lead contamination from aging paint and water pipes. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky appointed to Labor and Industry Committee

(Mar 16, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, has been appointed to serve on the House Labor and Industry Committee for the remainder of the 2015-2016. "It’s a tremendous honor to be selected to help make progress on issues that will benefit Pennsylvania’s economy and improve Pennsylvania’s workforce,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I look forward to hearing from working families in Delaware County, and across the state, about their views on topics such as raising the minimum wage and ensuring a safe workplace. Together, I am confident we can make Pennsylvania a better state for our workers and reach bipartisan solutions on many of these vitally important topics. I look forward to bringing my experience working with locally owned businesses to this committee.” Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Proud of Medical Marijuana Vote

(Mar 16, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky talks about the pride she feels that another option for Pennsylvanians suffering from chronic conditions has passed the House. The historic Medical Marijuana bill will need Senate approval before it can be sent to the governor. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Commonsense Gun Safety Needed Now

(Mar 15, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: We must fight the NRA’s scare tactics

(Mar 15, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, today issued the following statement after participating in the PA SAFE Caucus’ morning news conference announcing legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence: “As a vice chair of the newly formed PA SAFE Caucus, we are committed to reducing gun violence throughout Pennsylvania. To do that, we must combat groups like the National Rifle Association, who use scare tactics and intimidation to try and get their way. And let’s be clear – the NRA is not pro-firearm or pro-Second Amendment, they’re pro-gun manufacturer. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Welcomes Band Champs

(Mar 14, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky welcomes members of the Sun Valley Marching Band to honor their State Championship at the 2015 Cavalcade of Bands and undefeated record in their competitive season. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Naloxone Saves Lives

(Mar 01, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky says the decision to allow police officers, first responders and family members of addicts to carry the life-saving medication naloxone is helping to crack down on the heroin and opioid epidemic ravaging the state, including Delaware County. She adds in its first year of wider distribution, naloxone has helped save the lives of some 600 Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Winter 2016 Newsletter

(Feb 24, 2016)

Stay up to date on the latest news in the 161st District. Read more

 

Team Rubicon honored by Krueger-Braneky

(Feb 19, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, recently presented a citation to Team Rubicon, a disaster response team comprising military veterans and first responders, for their selfless volunteer work following last summer’s severe thunderstorms that damaged multiple areas in Brookhaven Borough. “Team Rubicon provided needed expertise and compassion when they assisted Brookhaven Borough and all of Delaware County following the severe storms last summer,” Krueger-Braneky said. “Their commitment in time, effort and money went a long way in helping our area recover from the storms, and their dedication to helping those in crisis around the world should be recognized and admired.” Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free ! The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria. The oft-extended deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is June 30, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Deparment of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more

 

Supreme Court decision must not stop Pennsylvania’s progress toward climate reductions

(Feb 10, 2016)

Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling placing a temporary stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, encouraged state officials to continue toward the goal of reduced carbon emissions. “Though the Supreme Court may have temporarily delayed the Clean Power Plan, there is no reason that Pennsylvania cannot continue to plan and work toward becoming a leader in responding to climate change,” Krueger-Braneky said. “Power plants are America’s largest source of greenhouse gases, and especially in Pennsylvania where coal has dominated the energy sector in vast portions of our state, there is no reason to delay instituting strategies that rely more on environmentally responsible energy sources. Our health and the health of our children depend on it.” Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: It’s time to put people before politics

(Feb 09, 2016)

Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget address at the Capitol today, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, issued the following statement calling on legislators to put people before politics: “Pennsylvania is currently facing a crisis that is, sadly, no fault of anybody but ideologues in the state legislature who would rather put politics before their job of serving the people and simply say no to any and all compromise. This mindset has put our state on the path to a structural deficit that looks to approach $2.5 billion, buoyed by years of poor budgeting and the all-too-common smoke-and-mirrors tactics we saw under the previous administration. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces $189,000 in grants for 161st Legislative District

(Jan 29, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today two state Community Conservation Partnership Program grants for the 161st Legislative District. Aston Township will receive a $164,000 grant for the rehabilitation of Valley View Park. Work will include renovation of a baseball field and basketball court, construction of a pedestrian walkway, stormwater management structures, installation of play equipment, disability access, landscaping, site amenities and other related site improvements. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky slams Fiscal Code bill as attack on Pennsylvania’s environment

(Jan 12, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, issued the following statement following the passage of H.B. 1327, known as the Fiscal Code bill: “This Fiscal Code represents exactly what so many Pennsylvanians have come to resent about politics. It is full of $12 million in handouts to gas companies while Pennsylvanians across the state continue to ask for a severance tax and wonder why at a time when we do not have a budget and our schools need increased funding, we’re giving away money to the very people they have asked us to fairly tax. Read more