Miss my Tele-Town Hall on Sep. 5? Click here to listen to the discussion

(Sep 06, 2018)

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Krueger-Braneky, Moms Demand Action, Domestic Abuse Project advocate for H.B. 2060

(Sep 04, 2018)

MEDIA, Sept. 4 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky today in the County Government Center joined Moms Demand Action, Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County and other elected officials to call for the passage of H.B. 2060, legislation to tighten the time frame and manner in which court-ordered defendants in domestic violence cases have to surrender their firearms. Under the legislation, those convicted of a domestic violence crime would have 48 hours to give up their firearms to a law enforcement agency, a federally licensed firearms dealer or their lawyer. Under current law, people convicted of domestic violence have 60 days and can give their guns to a relative, friend or neighbor. “Statistics show that a woman is five times more likely to be shot and killed by a domestic abuser when guns are present, so the stakes are high to get this bill signed into law,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “The Senate unanimously passed legislation nearly identical to House Bill 2060, so I don’t see any reason this should not be the first bill on the agenda when we return to session later this month. “This legislation can turn victims into survivors by giving them the confidence to file a PFA, because they can know that the guns in the household will be more safely addressed. “One more life lost due to inaction is one too many. The speaker of the House and the House majority leader need to schedule a floor vote this Read more

 

Fall 2018 Newsletter

(Aug 23, 2018)

Fall 2018 Newsletter Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces telephone town hall for Sept. 5

(Aug 21, 2018)

FOLSOM, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky invites residents of the 161st Legislative District to participate in a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. Residents of the district will receive a call to their home phones at 7 p.m. that day. To “attend” the meeting, people will be asked to stay on the phone. Anyone wanting to make sure they receive the phone call, or to register a cell phone, can register at www.pahouse.com/Krueger-Braneky . The meeting will include discussion of issues of importance in the state and district, such as business development, education, pipeline safety, and more. People can listen in and ask questions or leave feedback when the meeting has ended. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing townhall@pahouse.net . “A telephone town hall is a great way to connect with as many residents as possible to help guide me in advocating for district and statewide concerns in Harrisburg,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “I look forward to hearing from as many people as possible.” Anyone with questions can call Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Click here to sign up for a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 5

(Aug 21, 2018)

Please click here to make sure you receive a call to join Rep. Krueger-Braneky's telephone town hall on Sept. 5! Read more

 

8/6/18 – Connecting Workers to Real Jobs – Aston

(Aug 10, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky congratulates Aston Township Fire Co. for $1M state grant

(Aug 07, 2018)

BROOKHAVEN, Aug. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, released the following statement congratulating first responders with Aston Township Fire Co. for its $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant announced by Gov. Tom Wolf today: “By winning this large highly competitive grant, Aston Township Fire Company not only stood out across the state, but its service to the community had to be second to none,” she said. “Congratulations to Aston Township, and thank you to Governor Wolf for recognizing a wise investment in Aston and its finest first responders. Under the leadership of Chief Mike Evans, these firefighters and EMS workers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. “The real winner is the community, of course. This award will help keep local taxes down and help keep people safe. I’m proud to have helped support this grant to the community and look forward to championing other great local projects.” Aston Township plans to renovate and expand the former Green Ridge Fire House, which is located on Duttons Mill Road. The existing building was constructed over 30 years ago and is outdated and undersized. The proposed improvements involve renovating the existing 5,250-square-foot building and constructing a 15,430-square-foot addition. The new firehouse will have six fire truck bays, two EMS bays, a recreation room, office space, meeting rooms, bunk rooms and storage and Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee discuss connecting people with good jobs

(Aug 06, 2018)

ASTON, Aug. 6 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, today at Neumann University hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on connecting workers to good jobs. Krueger-Braneky was joined by Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state legislators from across the commonwealth. The committee discussed matching workforce development efforts to the real jobs that Pennsylvania businesses need to fill. Krueger-Braneky said that she is focused on policy efforts to help build a better pipeline from schools to jobs as well as reforms to build a stronger and more diverse workforce in Pennsylvania. “Connecting people with jobs begins with engaging local businesses and making investments in people,” she said. “Whether that involves connecting a business owner to qualified candidates or creating qualified candidates in schools, the commonwealth must commit the supporting legislation, funding and programs for the people. We also must support our workforce development agencies, local business community, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and colleges and universities to create those outcomes. Community, regional and state economies don’t grow without strong stewardship from their leaders. Sturla added, “House Democrats have a plan for this kind of investment, and it hinges on helping current workers and college students adapt in a changing economy – keeping them productive and prepared. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host Policy Committee hearing on connecting workers to real jobs Aug. 6 in Aston

(Jul 30, 2018)

FOLSOM, July 30 – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on connecting workers to real jobs. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug 6 at Neumann University, John J. Mullen Communication Center’s Student Multi-Purpose Hall, 1 Neumann Drive, Aston. Krueger-Braneky requested the hearing to discuss matching workforce development efforts to the jobs Pennsylvania businesses need to fill. She will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes. Visit www.plan4pa.com for additional information about the Plan4PA and www.pahouse.com/policycommittee for Policy Committee materials. The media and public are invited to attend. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Time for sexual harassment study passed; action needed

(Jun 12, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 12 – Citing the growing cases and reports detailing the runaway culture of sexual harassment and misconduct in the Capitol, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky today said the Republican response to merely study the problem is not enough. “It’s not time to study the problem; it’s time to act,” she said during a House Labor and Industry Committee meeting in which Republicans voted for H.R. 828, which would launch a yearlong taxpayer-funded study to look at sexual harassment and misconduct in state government. “There are bills sitting in this committee – and spread throughout other committees – that would allow us to take action right now on a problem we are all unfortunately well aware of. “Any woman in any workplace knows full well we have a problem with sexual harassment and misconduct that has gone unchecked for generations. We don’t need a study to tell us that there must be a fair and impartial process to investigate harassment claims and protections against retaliation against victims and whistleblowers.” Some of the bills that Krueger-Braneky referenced during the meeting today include: H.B. 1965 (state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky) -- would clearly define sexual harassment in state law, install a bicameral nonpartisan Office of Compliance, require elected officials to reimburse taxpayer settlements for sexual harassment, and establish standard procedures to investigate Read more

 

Advisory group urges more state infusions for school construction

(May 23, 2018)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – Subsidizing public school building maintenance to maximize taxpayer investments is among the recommendations in a report released today by the Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee, said state Rep. Joseph Markosek, D-Allegheny. Markosek, a member of the PlanCon committee and Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said he’s confident the recommendations will yield a more efficient, more cost-effective blueprint for the state’s subsidy of public school construction and renovation projects. View the report here. “The committee conducted extensive interviews around the state, gathering input from school officials, parents, board members, architects, contractors and energy specialists,” Markosek said. He added that meetings such as the one held at Plum Borough School District’s O’Block Jr. High School provided critical information that helped inform the committee’s final recommendations. The recommendations pertaining to building maintenance are especially important, according to state Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee and also a PlanCon member. "I'm especially pleased that, for the first time, the committee is recommending that 20 percent of any PlanCon funds be put aside for maintenance efforts, which is timely in light of the disturbing Philadelphia Inquirer series Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces Town Hall with Treasurer Torsella on May 21

(May 03, 2018)

FOLSOM, May 3 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will host state Treasurer Joe Torsella for a town hall on Monday, May 21 in Aston. It will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Northley Middle School, 2801 Concord Road. Attendees will be presented with information about the Keystone Scholars program, which can help Delaware County families save for college. Torsella will also take questions on other topics. The state treasurer administers the unclaimed property program, the state’s 529 College Savings program, and safeguards the financial health of the state. No RSVP is required. For more information, those interested can call Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky advocates for #MeToo General Assembly Act, package reform

(Apr 24, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 24 – A plan to stem the climate of sexual harassment and discrimination inside the Capitol would be part of a bipartisan package of bills to protect workers across the state, state Rep. Leanne Krueger Braneky testified today before the House Labor and Industry Committee. Her H.B. 1965, which is prime co-sponsored by state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne, would clearly define sexual harassment in state law, install a bicameral nonpartisan Office of Compliance, require elected officials to reimburse taxpayer settlements for sexual harassment, and establish standard procedures to investigate claims made within the General Assembly. The changes are clearly needed following the discovery of assault allegations and secret taxpayer-footed payouts for cases against legislators who were accused of sexual assault and harassment over decades, Krueger-Braneky said. “I started working on this bill six months ago after publicly sharing that I am one of the over 80 percent of women who have experienced sexual harassment,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “After I shared my own story, women who work in this Capitol started to come to me to share their stories, and I learned that many of the alleged perpetrators were legislators. I heard stories from women who were discouraged from ever filing a complaint in the first place, stories from women who faced retaliation, and stories from women who believed legislators would never be held Read more

 

"Greening Your Business": Small business breakfast is May 9

(Apr 05, 2018)

You’re invited to my next Small Business Breakfast, which will feature guest speaker Nancy Crickman, director, Environmental, Energy, & Technology Services for the Small Business Development Center. She will be sharing information about the Environmental Management Assistance Program, which provides Pennsylvania small businesses with the answers and assistance they need to effectively manage their environmental concerns and reduce regulatory risks. This is a free event, open to any small business owner or manager in the 161st Legislative District. Please call my office with any questions. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky thanks Philadelphia, Pittsburgh city councils for support of the #METOO Bill

(Mar 15, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 15 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky today issued the following statement regarding the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia city councils’ recent unanimous adoption of resolutions urging state legislators to support the #METOO Bill and calling for swift action on the bill: “I’m grateful to the members of the Pittsburgh City Council and the Philadelphia City Council for supporting H.B. 1965 and understanding the need to hold those who harass people accountable and create a better environment for everyone working at the state Capitol. "The councils’ resolutions reinforce the urgency of this work. As more reports of harassment have come to light, it’s become clear that our current system does not support victims of sexual harassment. We need to take action now to ensure a fair and transparent system for handling complaints, independent of politics. H.B. 1965 would create an independent Office of Compliance and require that an independent investigator follow up on any complaint made by a staffer in the state Capitol, among other reforms. "I’m calling on House leadership to move quickly on H.B. 1965 and a package of related bills introduced by women of the Pennsylvania House and Senate. These measures will help us end the culture of fear and harassment and make sure victims know that when they speak up, they will be heard.” Read more

 

Rep. Krueger-Braneky's Telephone Town Hall

(Mar 15, 2018)

Listen to the discussion on the issues that matter during Rep. Krueger-Braneky's telephone town hall on March 14, 2018 Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host unclaimed property search and Mobile Veterans Outreach Van

(Mar 01, 2018)

FOLSOM, March 1 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will hold events in March to help constituents discover any unclaimed property the state might hold, as well as connect veterans with needed benefits. “I’m glad to be able to make state services more easily accessible for community members,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “My staff and I are ready to help with these services as well as other state-related needs residents might have.” Both events will take place at Krueger-Braneky’s district office, 701 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom. Unclaimed property search - March 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The state Treasurer’s Office has $3.2 billion in unclaimed property that it wants to return to the rightful owners. Unclaimed property can include closed bank accounts, uncashed checks, lost stocks or bonds and more. Constituents should bring their driver’s license or appropriate identification to this event, and staff can help them determine if the state has unclaimed property that belongs to them. PA Mobile Veterans Outreach Van – March 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pennsylvania Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will be on site to help accredited veterans and their family members connect with needed benefits, such as disability, health care, pension, education, career assistance and more. Anyone with questions should call Krueger-Braneky’s district office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky calls on Rep. Nick Miccarelli to resign from House following sexual assault revelations

(Mar 01, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 1 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, on Thursday released the following statement regarding Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-Delaware: “I am sickened by the report by the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Caucus that Representative Nick Miccarelli has been accused of sexually assaulting women. “Anytime an accusation this serious in nature is made, it is imperative that we alert all women working in the state Capitol, who would otherwise be unwittingly in proximity to an alleged sexual predator. As I have stated before, the women legislators, staff, and interns of the General Assembly deserve better than to find out in the newspaper that a prominent elected official has a concerning history of sexual assault or harassment allegations. The public deserves to know when elected officials have abused their power, period -- especially when the allegation is criminal in nature. “This is just another example of why we need a fair and transparent system to address complaints of sexual harassment. Both survivors said they remained silent for years because they feared speaking up would threaten their careers and possibly their lives. That is not the first time that we’ve heard about fear of retaliation from survivors who work in this state Capitol. Right now, there are four different processes for four different legislative caucuses, and ultimately political leaders in each Caucus usually get to decide how complaints are handled. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host telephone town hall March 14

(Feb 28, 2018)

FOLSOM, Feb. 28 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will hold a telephone town hall to discuss the budget and other state issues at 7 p.m. March 14. Residents of the 161 st Legislative District will automatically receive a call to their home phone at the start of the meeting. To “attend” the meeting, people will be asked to stay on the phone. The meeting will include discussion of the state budget and other issues of interest. People can listen in and ask questions or leave feedback when the meeting has ended. Questions also can be submitted by emailing townhall@pahouse.net . “This format provides an easy opportunity for community members to hear updates on state legislation and priorities and to have their questions answered,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. People who only have a cell phone must sign up online in advance by visiting https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/rep-leanne-kruegerbraneky-teletownhall-signup/ . Anyone with questions can call Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host Open House at Brookhaven office

(Jan 22, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will hold an Open House at her satellite office in Brookhaven from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. The office is in the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, in Brookhaven. Attendees at the Open House can meet Krueger-Braneky and her staff and learn about the many services offered by the office, such as help applying for PACE prescription drug cards for seniors, filing for unclaimed property, or obtaining a SEPTA KEY Card. The event is free and refreshments will be served. “I always appreciate the opportunity to connect with residents of the 161 st District, and this is a great chance to make sure everyone is aware of the valuable services my Brookhaven office can provide,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. Anyone with questions can contact Krueger-Braneky’s district office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Miss my Tele-Town Hall on Sep. 5? Click here to listen to the discussion
Sep 06, 2018

Krueger-Braneky, Moms Demand Action, Domestic Abuse Project advocate for H.B. 2060
Sep 04, 2018

Fall 2018 Newsletter
Aug 23, 2018

Krueger-Braneky announces telephone town hall for Sept. 5
Aug 21, 2018

Click here to sign up for a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 5
Aug 21, 2018

8/6/18 – Connecting Workers to Real Jobs – Aston
Aug 10, 2018

Krueger-Braneky congratulates Aston Township Fire Co. for $1M state grant
Aug 07, 2018

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee discuss connecting people with good jobs
Aug 06, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host Policy Committee hearing on connecting workers to real jobs Aug. 6 in Aston
Jul 30, 2018

Krueger-Braneky: Time for sexual harassment study passed; action needed
Jun 12, 2018

Advisory group urges more state infusions for school construction
May 23, 2018

Krueger-Braneky announces Town Hall with Treasurer Torsella on May 21
May 03, 2018

Krueger-Braneky advocates for #MeToo General Assembly Act, package reform
Apr 24, 2018

"Greening Your Business": Small business breakfast is May 9
Apr 05, 2018

Krueger-Braneky thanks Philadelphia, Pittsburgh city councils for support of the #METOO Bill
Mar 15, 2018

Rep. Krueger-Braneky's Telephone Town Hall
Mar 15, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host unclaimed property search and Mobile Veterans Outreach Van
Mar 01, 2018

Krueger-Braneky calls on Rep. Nick Miccarelli to resign from House following sexual assault revelations
Mar 01, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host telephone town hall March 14
Feb 28, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host Open House at Brookhaven office
Jan 22, 2018