Krueger-Braneky to offer paper shredding event Saturday, Oct. 21

(Oct 20, 2017)

FOLSOM, Oct. 17 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will be hosting a free shredding event for constituents to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at Northley Middle School, 2801 Concord Road, Aston. Attendees are asked to enter through Concord 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 per person. 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 to host veterans’ lunch Thursday, Oct. 19

(Oct 19, 2017)

FOLSOM , Oct. 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will host a veterans’ lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the American Legion Hall Post 926 located at 3220 Concord Road, Aston. This event will serve to connect area veterans and their families with local, state and federal resources. "It’s incredibly important to me to be able to connect veterans and their families with the resources that they most certainly earned through their sacrifices and selfless service to our country," Krueger-Braneky said. "There is a wealth of information available concerning finances, educational opportunities, retirement planning, legal issues and veterans’ benefits and it’s an honor to be able to provide this information and make sure our veterans are taking advantage of everything they can." Constituents are encouraged to contact Krueger-Braneky’s office at (610) 534-6880 to RSVP Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Pa. Supreme Court decision is victory for ‘thorough, efficient education’

(Sep 28, 2017)

FOLSOM, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, issued the following statement on today’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion: “Today’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision was a victory for the children of our commonwealth. Congratulations to the plaintiffs, including William Penn School District, on winning an important battle in what has proven to be a long fight for equitable funding for our public schools. "The equality gap in public school funding is especially stark in Delaware County, as documented recently by National Geographic . Today, I'm thinking of students like Jameria Miller, a senior at Penn Wood High School, whose belief in herself and in what she and all students deserve is a call for elected officials to act. "I believe today's decision reinforced what legislative Democrats and Governor Tom Wolf have said every time: Under the GOP-controlled legislature, our commonwealth is failing to provide a ‘thorough and efficient’ education for young people. The Supreme Court, in allowing our students, parents and school districts to seek legal redress, makes clear that the law is on our side. “I urge my colleagues in the General Assembly to recognize that ongoing inequity in our schools is a dire threat to the future of the commonwealth – and deeply unfair to our blameless young people – and to work together and in good faith toward a fair, responsible budget Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky calls on House Republicans to denounce GOP state representative’s violent rhetoric

(Sep 18, 2017)

SWARTHMORE, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, today denounced violent and derogatory threats made by state Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Beaver, against protesters. Commenting on an article about a protest against police-involved violence in St. Louis, Bernstine tweeted: “If anyone ever tries to stop my car on a highway with negative intentions… I will not stop under any conditions.” Bernstine went on to refer to protesters as “thugs” and critics of his comments as “snowflakes.” “The inflammatory comments by Representative Bernstine are outrageous and unacceptable,” Krueger-Braneky said. “No elected official should ever threaten violence, particularly against political protesters or those who do not agree with us. Being a state lawmaker is not just a privilege, but a responsibility – to ensure that the rights of all people are protected and that the constitution is upheld. “Instead of respectfully agreeing to disagree with his critics, Aaron doubled down and dismissed them as ‘snowflakes.’ More concerning to me is that he referred to protesters as ‘thugs’ – a term that has been used to defame and oppress people of color for decades and across continents. “As a fellow Christian, I pray that Aaron comes to the realization that state-sanctioned violence is unacceptable. There is no shame in admitting you were wrong and asking for Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky opposes broadly contested House GOP budget plan

(Sep 14, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 14 – Following Wednesday’s House budget plan vote, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, released the following statement opposing its passage: "I voted ‘no’ on an irresponsible budget plan that puts Pennsylvania's economy at risk. Rather than finally bringing up a vote on a severance tax on Marcellus Shale, the House Republican leadership decided to cynically rebrand the existing impact fee as a severance tax, with no difference in policy or new revenue – a vote that passed along party lines. “In a farcical political ploy to claim that they have not raised taxes, the House GOP voted for a plan that raids restricted funds and literally makes up numbers. In a move that doesn't make a shred of financial sense, the approved bill auctions off future payments from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement – worth $2.9 billion – for the fire sale price of $1 billion, essentially giving away $1.9 billion in resources that provide health care for workers with disabilities, nursing home care, and home health care services that keep our seniors safe. “Here in Delaware County, employees and employers alike count on public transportation to get people to work. But my colleagues voted to cut $32 million from SEPTA, which will result in a 40 percent reduction in transit and Regional Rail service while raising fares across the system by 20 percent. This will devastate not Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky invites constituents to senior expo

(Sep 07, 2017)

SWARTHMORE, Sept. 7 – Citing the tremendous amount of resources that will be available, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, is encouraging constituents of the 161st Legislative District to attend her senior expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road in Brookhaven, 19015. "I want people to know that we are here to help," Krueger-Braneky said. "One of the most important things my office can do to help my constituents is connect them with caring support and government help when they need it. This senior expo will be a one-stop shop for everything our seniors could want information on, from Property Tax/Rent Rebates to health checks, unclaimed property and prescription drug plans. This is truly a great opportunity to ensure seniors in the 161st District are living a happy, healthy life." Registration is not required, but constituents with questions may contact Krueger-Braneky’s office at (610) 534-6880 . 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

 

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

 

REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions

(Jun 15, 2017)

What is REAL ID? Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting, for official purposes, licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. What is Pennsylvania doing about REAL ID? On May 26, 2017, Governor Wolf signed Act 3 of 2017 (SB133) into law, which did the following: Repeals Act 38 of 2012, which prohibited any state agency from complying with REAL ID. Creates a an Opt-in system, where Pennsylvanians can choose to get a standard-issued driver’s license or photo ID that DOES NOT comply with REAL ID, or a new driver’s license or photo ID that DOES comply with REAL ID. Prohibits the Commonwealth from mandating REAL ID for any reason. With the enactment of Act 3 of 2017, the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is currently in the process of working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement REAL ID. How will REAL ID affect me? A standard-issued PA driver’s license and photo ID does not currently comply with REAL ID. As a result of Act 3 of 2017, PennDOT applied for an extension for compliance until October 2020. DHS has recently granted Pennsylvania and six other states a grace period through July 10, 2017. Meaning, a PA driver’s license or photo ID WILL BE accepted to access Federal facilities, military installations 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

 

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 to offer paper shredding event Saturday, Oct. 21
Oct 20, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to host veterans’ lunch Thursday, Oct. 19
Oct 19, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Pa. Supreme Court decision is victory for ‘thorough, efficient education’
Sep 28, 2017

Krueger-Braneky calls on House Republicans to denounce GOP state representative’s violent rhetoric
Sep 18, 2017

Krueger-Braneky opposes broadly contested House GOP budget plan
Sep 14, 2017

Krueger-Braneky invites constituents to senior expo
Sep 07, 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

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

REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions
Jun 15, 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

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