Rep. Krueger and Sen. Kane to host free shredding event in April

(Mar 31, 2023)

BROOKHAVEN, March 31 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, and state Sen. John Kane, D-Delaware/Chester, will host a free shredding and drug take back event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15. The event will take place at Upland County Park at 280 6 th St., Brookhaven, PA, 19015. Residents may bring up to four boxes of documents containing personal information. Additionally, the Delaware County District Attorney's Mobile Drug Collection Unit will be onsite collecting unwanted medications for proper disposal. Electronics will not be accepted at this event. “I'm honored to host events like this one for residents, and I'm delighted Senator Kane can join us once more. It is critical to have a secure and simple method for disposing of confidential information and unused medication,” said Krueger. “Shredding events are one of the best ways to ensure that your confidential and sensitive documents are properly disposed of and not used without your knowledge. We've also seen unused and forgotten-about medications brought to our takeback events to save the lives of those struggling with opioid addiction and to prevent prescription drug abuse.” The event is open to all residents of the 161 st Legislative District, but no businesses. "Protecting the privacy of our constituents is of the utmost importance to me and I'm proud to co-host this event with Read more


E-BLAST: Raising the Minimum Wage in PA and Budget Hearing Updates

(Mar 28, 2023)

Yesterday I was in Harrisburg for a Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage. I listened as direct care workers and small business owners all advocated for Pennsylvania to finally to raise our wage beyond $7.25 an hour, the lowest of every surrounding state. This is a policy issue that I have supported for years. I’m hoping we can finally make progress with this year’s budget. Read more


E-BLAST: Today is National Single Parent Awareness Day

(Mar 21, 2023)

Public hearings on Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed state budget began this week. Monday and Tuesday’s hearings focused on the governor’s plan for K-12 education and funding for community colleges, state-related universities like Penn and Temple and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Read more


Krueger announces $1.6M in state grants in 161st Legislative District

(Mar 16, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, announced that Commonwealth Financing Authority today approved $1.6 million in grants for several local projects in the 161 st Legislative District. The following were approved in the district: Concord Road Streetscape in Aston Township: Pedestrian safety improvements along Concord Road, $250,000. Walkable Wallingford in Nether Providence Township: Install sidewalks along Providence Road, $250,000. Civic access for Public Meetings in Nether Providence Township: Accessibility updates to the township building located in Nether Providence Township, $489,100. The project will install an elevator/automatic door opener and complete renovations to the walls, windows, and roof of the building entrance. Police Facilities & Equipment Upgrades in Chester Township: $288,075. Chester Township plans to complete building upgrades to the police department to reduce workplace hazards, improve ADA accessibility to the station, and upgrade the IT system. The project includes upgrading the building parking lot and sidewalks, the interior furnishings, evidence room, restroom, and replace the leaking roof and malfunctioning garage doors. Red Hill Road Acquisition in Aston Township: Purchase of a 43-acre parcel, $200,000. The proposed project will purchase a 43-acre parcel of land comprised of an open meadow, forest and steep slopes to be Read more


E-BLAST: Today is Equal Pay Day

(Mar 14, 2023)

Today is Equal Pay Day, marking how far into the year women need to work in order to earn the same pay that a man made in the previous year. Women of color must work even longer to earn the same pay. Read more


Gov. Shapiro calls for commonsense PA budget

(Mar 07, 2023)

Today I was on the House floor as Governor Josh Shapiro delivered his first budget address before a joint session of the General Assembly outlining his priorities for the upcoming year. From the House floor in the Capitol, we listened as Gov. Shapiro made a case for a commonsense budget that addresses the most pressing issues facing Pennsylvanians. Read more


Krueger elected to House Democratic Caucus administrator position

(Mar 01, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 1 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger was elected to House Democratic majority leadership as administrator, becoming the first Democratic woman ever to earn the office, following Rep. Joanna McClinton’s election as speaker Tuesday. Krueger said that becoming a part of leadership will give her a greater platform to advocate for the people in her district, Delaware County and all of Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvanians voted for a new direction in Harrisburg, and I’m proud to be a part of that change,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “Together with Speaker McClinton and our leadership team, I look forward to helping move the legislation and policy that are being called for by Pennsylvanians. It’s a new day in the Capitol.” Among her policy goals remain protecting access to women’s health care, passing a responsible contractor ordinance, raising the minimum wage, and supporting public education in Pennsylvania. “We have a lot of work to do, but I am energized by the promise of new vision in the Capitol and the leadership of newly elected Governor Josh Shapiro to see our commonwealth’s challenges through,” she said. The rest of the House Democratic leadership changes included state Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, becoming majority leader, state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., becoming the House Appropriations chair, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, becoming whip, and state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, Read more


First woman speaker elected in Pennsylvania House today

(Feb 28, 2023)

I am proud to report that Rep. Joanna E. McClinton of Philadelphia and Delaware counties was elected today to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives! Read more


2023 Tax Assistance Resources

(Feb 28, 2023)

Community Action Agency of Delaware County Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). CAADC will be serving low- and moderate-income families in Delaware County. All services will be done by IRS trained and certified community volunteers and will aim to serve families who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. CAADC will be providing assistance starting in late January until mid-April. Assistance is being provided by appointment only! Times and days vary by location. To schedule services please first call (610) 833-4443. Tax preparation sites include: CAADC Boothwyn Office – 1414 Meetinghouse Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061 Darby Court Apartments – 892 Main Street, Darby, PA 19023 Lewis Crozer Library – 620 Engle St., Chester, PA 19013 Widener University - 400 E. 21st Street, Chester, PA 19013 Upper Darby (CAADC) - 7408 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082 AARP Aston Township Community Center 3270 Concord Road, Aston, PA 19014 Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Services will not be available on Monday February 20th due to President’s Day.) Services will be provided by appointment only : interested (seniors & anyone who makes less than $72k is eligible) must come in person Monday or Wednesday 8:30am – 12:30pm to make their appointment and then come back for the appointment. The volunteers will give a list Read more


Community Resources

(Feb 27, 2023)

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


Session reconvenes in Harrisburg

(Feb 21, 2023)

I’m back in Harrisburg this week and we’re finally moving forward with the special House session to reform Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations governing sexual crimes committed against children. Read more


E-BLAST: Commonwealth Court decides in favor of equitable school funding

(Feb 14, 2023)

I’m happy to report that last week in a historic case, Commonwealth Court ruled in favor of Pennsylvania school advocates seeking to balance funding for all schools across the state. This case was originally filed in 2014 and included plaintiffs from Delco’s own William Penn School District. The case was filed on behalf of parents, school districts, and statewide organizations who argued that the commonwealth’s funding of K-12 public education is inadequate and violates the Pennsylvania Constitution. Read more


E-BLAST: Looking to House rules for reform

(Feb 07, 2023)

Speaker Rozzi promised this week to deliver new rules to govern this House session by the end of the month. I am glad that he has been receptive to requests to put in place greater protections for people who are sexually harassed or assaulted while doing business with the House. Read more


Krueger announces funding for area fire, EMS companies

(Feb 07, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware announced $173,715 in state funding to support fire and EMS services in the 161 st Legislative District. The grants originate from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, administered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner. Krueger said the money can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training and certification, education and public outreach, and recruitment and retention efforts. “Congratulations to these hard-working firefighters who keep our communities safe in the face of danger,” Krueger said. “When lives are on the line, it’s vital that we support fire and EMS operations with as many avenues for funding as possible – aiding their efforts to reduce the loss of life and property in our communities.” Below are the companies in the 161 st District and their funding amounts. Aston Township Fire Department $38,273 Brookhaven Fire & Rescue Co. $25,000 Chester Township Fire Co. $13,089 Garden City Fire Co. No. 1 $15,000 Middletown Fire Co. No. 1 $15,000 S.M. Vauclain Fire Co. $15,000 South Media Fire Co. No. 1 $15,000 Upland Fire Co. 1 $12,352 Woodlyn Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 $25,000 Read more


Conservation, Substance Abuse Education, and Act 13 Funding Opportunities

(Feb 03, 2023)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Regional Recovery Hubs Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organization or governmental entity. Use : To support a Recovery-Oriented-System of Care (ROSC) by establishing a Recovery Hub and Spoke model. Funds : Nine grants up to $500,000 each will be awarded.. Application Deadline : February 24, 2023 More Information : . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant. Use : To provide research-based or evidence-based approaches to prevention, intervention, treatment, training, and education services to reduce substance use or to provide resources to assist families in accessing the services needed to reduce substance use behavior, as well as strategies aimed at combating opioid/heroin overdoses. Funds : Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : February 24, 2023 More Read more


E-BLAST: Visits to local fire departments, House Speaker Tour continues

(Jan 31, 2023)

I’d like to start off with a shout out to all of the volunteers who serve their community at the Aston Twp. Fire Dept. I visited the company to get a look at their new truck. It was great to check it out before it goes into service! Read more


E-BLAST: House adjourns for state tour on reform

(Jan 25, 2023)

This week, the House is in adjournment while Speaker Mark Rozzi conducts a statewide listening tour regarding widening Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations law over childhood sexual assault crimes. Read more


Food Drive Benefitting Delco Food Project Announced

(Jan 18, 2023)

My office, along with state Sen. John Kane's office, will be collecting food for the Delco Food Project at various locations throughout our districts. Please consider donating, as able! Read more


E-BLAST: New Pennsylvania Governor and Lt. Governor take Oath of Office today

(Jan 17, 2023)

Today, it was an honor to attend the inauguration of Gov. Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, whose careers both went through the Pa. House of Representatives before arriving at the helm of Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial offices. Read more


E-BLAST: Childhood sexual assault victims need justice now - take action here

(Jan 10, 2023)

This has been an eventful week. After being elected with bipartisan support last week, newly elected House Democratic Speaker Mark Rozzi joined Governor Tom Wolf’s call for a special and extraordinary session this week to pass overdue changes to Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations law to help survivors of childhood sexual assault. Read more