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

 

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

 

Krueger-Braneky: Put Kids First, Not Drillers

(Jan 12, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks out against passage of the Fiscal Code bill, which gives $12 million in handouts to gas companies while our school children are in dire need of increased funding. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: President Obama’s executive action on gun safety necessary to protect Pennsylvania families

(Jan 05, 2016)

Praising President Barack Obama for his executive actions to curb gun violence, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, said she hopes Pennsylvania will follow suit and address the lingering issues surrounding firearm background checks by passing House Bill 1010. "President Obama acted admirably today by refusing to allow a gridlocked Congress currently held hostage by the National Rifle Association to continue stonewalling attempts at commonsense firearm legislation," Krueger-Braneky said. "Americans from every state, especially Pennsylvania, are tired of expecting politicians to keep their families safe, only to watch time and time again as they vote with the NRA. This mindless abdication of duty to the public's safety has to end." Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky legislation to boost PA revenue, maximize collections from tobacco settlement agreement becomes law

(Dec 28, 2015)

The governor has signed into law legislation by state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky that will aid in the collection of additional revenue for Pennsylvania, the freshman Delaware County legislator said today. Krueger-Braneky's bipartisan legislation will allow Pennsylvania to begin taxing tobacco used to make roll-your-own cigarettes. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Ready to Work, Ready for a Real Budget

(Dec 23, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Brankey speaks out against the sudden cancellation of the vote on the state’s 177-day-overdue budget scheduled for Wednesday and demands the Speaker bring the House back into immediate session so schools, social services and citizens statewide can get vitally needed funding. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Supports Adoptee Rights

(Dec 16, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky supports legislation that would give adoptees access to their original birth record and medical history. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: We're Ready to Work

(Dec 11, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky says that she and her House Democratic colleagues are in the State Capitol ready to pass a budget and calls upon the House Speaker to bring the House back into session to work until the budget process is complete. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Further delay in budget irresponsible

(Dec 11, 2015)

At a time when the House was expected to be gaveling into session, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, was joined by over 20 House Democrats to ask why House Speaker Mike Turzai canceled a scheduled day of session in the midst of a six-month budget impasse. “As someone who has only been a member of this legislative body since August, it is unfathomable to me that this is what passes for governance by the majority party,” Krueger-Braneky said. “Our schools have had to take out loans with high interest rates, our human services providers have had to turn away the needy and yet today, with a potential budget bill and multiple code bills to vote on and move the process along, we are not in session.” Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Fights To Keep Children Healthy With CHIP

(Dec 01, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky talks about the importance of extending the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2017. Pennsylvania's CHIP program puts health coverage within reach for all uninsured kids and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Read more