Spring shred event canceled; Save the date for fall!

(Apr 30, 2020)

Due to COVID-19, my spring shred event (originally scheduled for May 16) has been canceled. But mark your calendars for my fall shredding event: Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Stay tuned for more details! Read more

 

EMAIL: COVID-19 resources and other community updates

(Apr 29, 2020)

Latest news on COVID-19 and community updates Read more

 

Unemployment Compensation Updates

(Apr 28, 2020)

The House Democratic Labor and Industry Committee offered the following updates on unemployment compensation on April 26: Claims stuck due to people using the same address for their business and home was fixed by IT, which addressed 46,000 claims in queue. These claims will likely be denied as individuals probably should have applied for PUA. The Department of Labor and Industry will be providing additional notification to denied individuals. For people having issues not receiving the $600 payments – the payments are made automatically but not at the same time. The most someone might wait was if they file benefits on Friday then must wait for next cycle or about 12-13 days. The Labor and Industry mail room is operating three shifts a day, seven days a week. Pin numbers continue to be issued. Mail for relief of charges will take a few more days. Mail for various other L&I programs are being processed in a timely fashion. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program L&I has made about $490 million payments so far under the $600 FPUC. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) The application is functional right now; but the benefit system is still under construction. Approximately 90,000 successful PUA applications since April 18. The goal is to have payments going out in early May. Claimants are not currently seeing an accurate determination amount. Read more

 

FILL OUT THE 2020 CENSUS

(Apr 27, 2020)

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census. This count of U.S. residents helps determine how $675 billion is spent by the federal government and how Pennsylvania is represented in Congress for the next 10 years. Fill out the census if you want: better roads and bridges. kids to have quality schools. better access to restaurants and shops. better public safety. This year, it will be even easier to make sure you and your family are counted. You can respond online, by paper or over the phone – without having to meet with a census taker. This is incredibly important now, as we work to minimize in-person contact to slow the spread of COVID-19. The census is printed in English and Spanish, accommodations are available for those with visual or hearing impairments, and telephone assistance is available in 13 languages. Visit www.pa.gov/census for more information. Read more

 

APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT

(Apr 27, 2020)

Pennsylvania’s primary has been postponed to June 2 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a necessary step to protect the health and safety of voters as well as election workers. If you are concerned about making your voice heard, but maintaining social distancing – remember, mail-in voting is now available in Pennsylvania! You do not need an excuse to vote by mail-in ballot. You can apply for a mail-in ballot until the Tuesday before an election, which is May 26 for the June 2 primary. You can also track the status of your mail-in or absentee ballot online . Click here for an online application for a mail-in ballot. Find more information at www.votespa.com or on the Delaware County website . Read more

 

EMAIL: COVID-19 Updates: Mask requirements, unemployment for self-employed workers

(Apr 21, 2020)

The latest news from Harrisburg and the 161st District Read more

 

COVID-19 Helpful Resources

(Apr 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Helpful Resources My staff and I have been working diligently to ensure we are sharing the most up-to-date and reliable information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A list of community resources is available here . For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit www.health.pa.gov . State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ For individuals : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals For families : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies For businesses : https://dced.pa.gov/resources https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities The following link provides you with information on what steps Pennsylvania utilities have taken to assist customers, including a moratorium on shutoffs for all regulated utilities: https://pahouse.com/News/?id=113134 For first responders: Under the federal CARES Act , volunteer fire departments are eligible for two types of federal loans: Emergency Injury Disaster Loans and Paycheck Protection Program loans. The International Fire Read more

 

COVID-19: Resources for Small Businesses

(Apr 20, 2020)

RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – COVID-19 STATE: Business resources in the state’s COVID-19 Guide The Department of Labor and Industry has issued guidance for PA employees impacted by COVID-19. Workers who are unable to work because of COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation benefits or Workers Compensation benefits. Information is now available on the department's website: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has created a resource page to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 at https://dced.pa.gov/resources/ This page will be updated as information is released by the Governor and programs or funding to assist businesses become available. The site contains links to various agencies, departments, and authorities that can assist small businesses. DCED has also a set-up a customer service number, 1-866-466-3972, as well as a COVID-19 specific e-mail address where businesses can send questions: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov The Wolf Administration is working with the General Assembly to make sure state funding is available for small business assistance. Small businesses can apply through the Small Business First Fund (SBD), an existing PIDA loan program. More information is available at www.dced.pa.gov/PIDA DCED Resources: Read more

 

Pennsylvania. House, Senate Republicans OK bills to reopen business

(Apr 16, 2020)

News story from the Delaware County Daily Times Read more

 

Community Resources

(Apr 13, 2020)

Links to local government agencies, food resources, senior services, and more. Read more

 

Elected officials urge more help for battered small biz

(Apr 13, 2020)

News story on Rep. Krueger's efforts to replenish a critical resource for small businesses Read more

 

Krueger: Census impacts those who keep us safe

(Apr 09, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger joins local police and fire chiefs to talk about how filling out the census can affect our community's safety. Read more

 

EMAIL: The latest on COVID-19

(Apr 07, 2020)

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

 

Krueger leads bipartisan call to recapitalize state COVID-19 loan program

(Apr 07, 2020)

FOLSOM, April 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger led a bipartisan call for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to reopen access to the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program as soon as possible by refilling the loan program with any available discretionary funds and allocating any available federal CARES Act funds to the effort. The COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program launched March 25 to provide loans for Pennsylvania small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a total of around $60 million available. Applications quickly surpassed available funding and the program was closed within days. “Delaware County has been hard hit by COVID-19, but only 13 applications from within our county were submitted online before the program closed. Hundreds of our small businesses were shut out and unable to access this critical resource,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “The Working Capital Access program fills a unique need for our locally owned small businesses, which will be key to creating jobs and rebuilding our local economy after this health crisis. I, along with my fellow Delaware County lawmakers, believe it is imperative that the program be recapitalized as quickly as possible.” Krueger organized a bipartisan group of state representatives and senators to send a letter to DCED Secretary Dennis Davin, urging additional funding for the program. The letter can be found here Read more

 

Health insurance options for those losing insurance

(Apr 06, 2020)

Please find a list of resources for individuals who have lost health insurance due to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

 

COVID-19 resources: Unemployment questions, stimulus package and more

(Mar 31, 2020)

Read the latest news from Harrisburg and the 161st Legislative District. Read more

 

COVID-19 Updates: Stay calm, stay home

(Mar 25, 2020)

Latest news on COVID-19 and other updates Read more

 

COVID-19: Resources for Businesses

(Mar 25, 2020)

RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – COVID-19 STATE: The Department of Labor and Industry has issued guidance for PA employees impacted by COVID-19. Workers who are unable to work because of COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation benefits or Workers Compensation benefits. Information is now available on the department's website: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has created a resource page to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 at https://dced.pa.gov/resources/ This page will be updated as information is released by the Governor and programs or funding to assist businesses become available. The site contains links to various agencies, departments, and authorities that can assist small businesses. DCED has also a set-up a customer service number, 1-866-466-3972, as well as a COVID-19 specific e-mail address where businesses can send questions: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov The Wolf Administration is working with the General Assembly to make sure state funding is available for small business assistance. Small businesses can apply through the Small Business First Fund (SBD), an existing PIDA loan program. More information is available at www.dced.pa.gov/PID The state's guide to COVID-19 also has resources for businesses: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinesses FEDERAL: The U.S. House of Representatives Committee Read more

 

COVID-19 Resources and Information

(Mar 25, 2020)

Office information My physical office is closed while we practice social distancing, but my staff and I continue to work remotely. If you need assistance, call 610-534-6880 and leave a message or email RepKrueger@pahouse.net and someone will get back to you. COVID-19 Helpful Resources Please see the following links for the most up-to-date and reliable information on COVID-19. State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ For individuals : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals For families : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies For businesses : https://dced.pa.gov/resources https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities The following link provides you with information on what steps Pennsylvania utilities have taken to assist customers, including a moratorium on shutoffs for all regulated utilities: https://pahouse.com/News/?id=113134 PA Health Department: health.pa.gov. Sign Up for PA Alerts Sign up for emergency and weather alerts, health notifications, building alerts and other updates from state and federal agencies: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF5CCF5B2AB3 Delaware County Read more

 

Delco looks to team with Chesco Health Department for virus services

(Mar 18, 2020)

News coverage of Delaware County teaming up with Chester County for COVID-19 services Read more