Krueger congratulates Nether Providence on recent state awards

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Two Nether Providence initiatives received crucial state funding today thanks to an investment by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, announced state Rep. Leanne Krueger, who helped advocate for the grants. The CFA awarded Nether Providence Township a $277,359 grant to control sediment at Sapovits Park, as well as improve the park with a rain garden to help with runoff. It also awarded the Nether Providence Athletic Association a $133,814 grant under its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to install LED lighting and two sets of bleachers at the Houston Park baseball field. “Thanks to excellent stewardship on behalf of our community leaders, these projects bring us a quality to life that is truly special – and address pressing environmental and recreational needs in the community,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. Read more

 

Krueger invites community to Pet Expo September 7

(Aug 23, 2019)

FOLSOM, Aug. 23 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger invites community members to a Pet Expo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Folsom Fire Co., 411 Sutton Ave. Krueger is co-hosting the event with state Sen. Tim Kearney. The event will feature pet resources, including information on Victoria’s Law and other animal-related legislation, pet-related vendors, light refreshments, a low-cost vaccine clinic and more. A pet costume parade will be held at noon. The low-cost vaccine clinic will be offered by Providence Animal Center on a first-come basis. Dogs must be leashed. The clinic is not recommended for cats for their safety, since the clinic is outdoors. The clinic will offer one-year shots including Dewormer, Distemper, Bordetella, Rabies, Lepto, Canine Flu and Lyme, as well as microchips. Pets are welcome but must be leashed. Anyone with questions can call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Summer 2019 Newsletter

(Aug 22, 2019)

Read my summer newsletter, featuring news from Harrisburg and around the 161st District! Read more

 

Krueger announces $1M in redevelopment money for regional projects

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger today announced two $500,000 state grants for development projects in Aston and Nether Providence townships. The money comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by the Office of the Budget and funds economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects across Pennsylvania. Aston Township will use the money to build a new much-needed public works facility in the municipality. Little demolition is required to prepare the site for construction, but completion of the project will include general site clearing, grading, and development of appropriate stormwater provisions, including the construction of an underground basin and a 300-square-foot retaining wall. The new 19,587-square-foot public works facility will include an administrative office, a truck shop, an equipment storage building, and a new salt barn to better meet the municipality's needs. “The new facility will greatly improve trash collection, recycling, parks services, storm sewers and road maintenance, leaf collection, and snow removal – often overlooked services, but vital for Aston residents,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “The award will help offset local taxes, which is goal of mine and the administration.” The other award was granted for Nether Providence Township’s Summit Site redevelopment. The township is expected to Read more

 

Krueger congratulates VFW Post 928 for Fresh Paint Days grant

(Jul 26, 2019)

FOLSOM, July 26 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger congratulated the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 928 in Folsom on being awarded a grant through Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2019 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania program. The program provides community groups with paint and painting supplies to transform community structures. In September, the VFW Post 928 will be able to renew its building using up to 20 gallons of exterior paint and a gift card for painting supplies. “The VFW serves our community in many ways, supporting military members and veterans and doing other outreach work,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “It’s important to support organizations that do good in our community, so I’m thrilled to see the VFW awarded this grant to give the building a fresh update.” More information about the Fresh Paint Days program is available here . Eight organizations were awarded grants through the 2019 program. Read more

 

Save the date for my Senior Expo Thursday, Sept. 26!

(Jul 09, 2019)

Join me and exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies to receive valuable information and to take advantage of programs just for seniors. My FREE Senior Expo will have a flu shot clinic that is free with most insurance and Medicare cards. We'll also have lunch and door prizes. Check the link for more. Read more

 

July 4th 2019 Events - 161st Legislative District

(Jul 01, 2019)

Independence Day Festivities happening in and around the 161 st District Aston Date : Thursday, July 4 Time : celebration begins at 7:00 p.m. fireworks show will begin at dusk, around 9:15p.m. Location : behind Sun Valley High School, 2881 Pancoast Ave Come out and join the Aston community in celebrating the 4th of July and the beautiful fireworks display! Refreshments will be available. Please bring lawn chairs. Rutledge Date : Thursday, July 4 Time : Parade gather at 9:45, judging begins at 10:00 a.m. and parade begins at 10:30 a.m. ceremony 11:00 a.m. and games at 11:30 a.m. Location : Borough Hall, 212 Unity Terrace The parade begins at Borough Hall and proceeds to Triangle Park for ceremony and games. Children 8 and under & 9 can participate in 25 yard dash, 75 yard dash, sack race, egg throw, water balloon and many more. . Fire hose immediately following the games. Thanks to the Morton- Rutledge Fire Company! http://www.rutledgepa.org/event/rutledge-independence-day-celebration/ Rose Valley Date : Thursday, July 4 Time : Parade forms at 1:15 p.m. and marches at 2:00 p.m. Location : Rose Valley Train Station, line up on Woodward Road. Flag raising ceremony 3p.m. at the Rose Valley Swimming Pool. The Rose Valley Borough and Rose Valley Swimming Pool 22nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration! Parade, Pool Party, and Picnic (All residents are invited. You do not have to be a pool member!) Parade Route: Train Station to Woodward Read more

 

Krueger: We must protect workers as PES closes

(Jun 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 26 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, today issued a statement following news reports that Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) would be closing its South Philadelphia refinery. “Today we learned that despite the hundreds of employees seeking to return to work after last week’s fire at PES, the company’s executives have decided to shutter the refinery,” she said. “After years of laying off employees, and maximizing profits for private equity and out-of-state corporations, PES’ decision to close its South Philadelphia refinery is especially stinging to the workers and their families. “Last week’s fire and explosion was frightening for many of us, but especially for the workers who were on site at the time and worked hard to mitigate the damage and save lives. They deserve answers to what caused last week’s fire and resulting explosion and while the investigation is underway, I will work with local labor leaders — especially from United Steelworkers, who represents the employees of the refinery, many of whom live and raise their families in Delaware County — to ensure that the displaced workers get the short-term and long-term resources they need to provide for their families. “As Secretary of the House Committee on Labor and Industry, I have already been in touch with the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to urge him to hold the company Read more

 

Wallingford Elementary kids help environment, lead push against plastic straws

(Jun 19, 2019)

UNO President and CEO Jim Ilaria came to Susan Knight’s class Friday afternoon to show his appreciation to the class for shaping the company’s drinking straw policy to a “request-only” model for its over 100 stores. This will help the company save an estimated six million single-use plastic drinking straws from being disposed and reduce harm among marine life. Read more

 

Delaware County receives $1.4M for countywide services, including for women

(Jun 13, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 13 – Members of the House Democratic Southeast Delegation today lauded the announcement of more than $1.4 million in grants for Delaware County family, women, victim and related countywide services. “The public investments coming to our communities in Delco reflect the hard work and collaboration among its citizens and public servants first and foremost,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware. “I’d also like to thank the Wolf administration for putting public money back into the hands of the people.” The grants were approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency at its meeting Wednesday. “Helping a victim become a survivor is the kind of work we must support with all our might,” said Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware. “It is not easy work, and it often comes at a price that exceeds what local taxes can support. Any time that the state invests in the systems working on the ground directly with people, we’re delivering literal hope to those who need it most.” “I have been to visit service providers here in Delaware County and have seen firsthand the need for these services. The difference this funding makes is truly life-changing for survivors, women, children, their families and our community,” said Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware. “I will always fight for survivors.” “Congratulations to these hardworking groups that go to work for Read more

 

Push to boost minimum wage a battleground issue in Pa. budget talks

(Jun 12, 2019)

Topping the bill for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in budget negotiations this year is a raise in the state’s minimum wage, currently set at $7.25 per hour. Read more

 

Krueger announces $99,788 grant for Rose Valley Centennial Foundation

(Jun 07, 2019)

DELAWARE, June 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, today announced that the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation would receive a $99,788 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Keystone Construction grant program. “I am so pleased to see our grant approved so that we can truly realize the potential of the Thunderbird Lodge,” Krueger said. “Rose Valley and the Thunderbird Lodge have a great historical and architectural significance in our community. Many plans have been in the works at the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation, but funding is never easy to get. I can’t wait to see what is possible with the grant that we have been awarded.” Rose Valley Centennial Foundation continues to work with the local community and organizations to sustain the magic of Rose Valley, with the restoration of Thunderbird Lodge as their signature project. Residents who would like to learn more about this, or other state-related matters, can call Krueger’s district office at 610-534-6880. ### Read more

 

Unclaimed property help from Krueger’s office in June

(May 28, 2019)

FOLSOM, May 28 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger is hosting two events in June to help local residents claim property the state may be holding in their name. Help is available in her Folsom office at 701 MacDade Blvd. on Tuesday June 4, and the Brookhaven Municipal Center at 2 Cambridge Road on Wednesday, June 5. Both events are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The state Treasurer’s Office currently holds more than $3 billion in unclaimed property that should be returned to its rightful owners,” Krueger said. “I encourage residents to stop by so we can help search and help you claim what’s yours.” Examples of unclaimed property include closed bank accounts, uncashed checks, lost stocks and bonds, contents of safe deposit boxes and expired gift cards or certificates. Krueger’s said those seeking help are encouraged to bring their driver’s license or appropriate identification so her office can notarize their claim should they have one. According to Krueger, the state Treasury is required to advertise the names and addresses of unclaimed property owners each year in general circulation newspapers in the owner’s last known county of residence. The advertisement was recently placed, but only the names of those who are owed more than $250 were listed. More information is available by calling Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Road work coming up, Unclaimed Property Treasure Hunt, plus more news

(May 24, 2019)

Dear Neighbor, After several eventful session weeks in Harrisburg, it’s always great to be able to spend time back in the district! Read more

 

Introducing Wallingford students to Harrisburg; Speaking up for women

(May 17, 2019)

I introduced Mrs. Knight’s fourth-grade class from Wallingford Elementary in the House chamber on Wednesday – and they got quite an education on how things can work in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Bringing Awareness to Infertility; Shred event tomorrow

(May 03, 2019)

Dear Neighbor, I spoke on the House Floor this week about an issue that many families face, but few talk about - infertility. One in eight women have trouble getting pregnant, and I was among them. After my diagnosis of unexplained infertility, I was lucky to be able to undergo treatment and eventually have my son, now a healthy 7-year-old. But all families don’t get that result, and it can be a heartbreaking, stressful and expensive experience. I introduced House Resolution 253, which passed unanimously, to designate Infertility Awareness Week in Pennsylvania and to let women and families struggling with infertility know they are not alone. Hear more in my remarks below. Fighting to protect public health and safety This week, we fought back on a package of bills that would roll back commonsense regulations to protect our air, our water, worker people and our kids. Four of the bills passed narrowly, despite our efforts, but we were able to defeat one, H.B. 1055, which would have created a “repealer” office that could have demanded the repeal of any regulation or rule that corporate special interests want gone. The votes were a lot closer than when we fought these same bills last session, and that’s a testament to the fact that voters chose to send more Read more

 

Krueger calls for infertility awareness in PA

(May 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 2 – In a first-of-its-kind resolution approved by the House April 30, state Rep. Leanne Krueger calls for infertility to be recognized as a public health issue in Pennsylvania. The unanimously passed resolution, H.R. 253, officially designates the week of April 21 through April 27 as “Infertility Awareness Week in Pennsylvania,” echoing the National Infertility Association’s national week of awareness. “One in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy,” Krueger said. “Infertility does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic status; it’s an issue that any family can face, and it’s one for which help is available.” Krueger also noted her own difficulty in conceiving her son, who is now 7, describing the days of treatments and tests, many of which can be costly. “I was given the diagnosis of unexplained infertility,” Krueger said. “This diagnosis can be heartbreaking. It means that a doctor has confirmed that someone has a hard time getting pregnant, but they cannot figure out why and they’re not sure how to fix it.” Bringing awareness to infertility as a public health issue, she said, helps individuals and couples struggling to conceive cope and realize they are not alone. Krueger said anyone who has a documented issue with a healthcare provider or a question about healthcare Read more

 

Fighting for clear air and water

(Apr 18, 2019)

Dear Neighbor: This week in Harrisburg, the House was in session and I was busy on the floor and in committee meetings, fighting against bad bills and working with my colleagues to promote legislation that helps you. Keep reading for updates from Harrisburg and around the district. Please note that both my Harrisburg and district offices will be closed tomorrow, April 19. If you need assistance, please email me at RepKrueger@pahouse.net and we will get in contact with you next week. I hope that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday weekend! Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Meeting On Tuesday, the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee pushed through a package of bills designed to make it harder for Pennsylvania to enact regulations to protect our access to clean air and safe water. I voiced my concern about one bill specifically -- HB 806 -- because it would mean that we could wait even longer for laws to protect public safety. Our legislature has been historically slow to act -- and I’ll continue to fight against this package of bills that will hand over the business of environmental regulation to industry. I am committed to fighting against this -- and all legislation -- that would harm our environment and Read more

 

Senior Expo

(Apr 17, 2019)

Save the date for Rep. Krueger’s annual Senior Expo. Vendors and senior service providers interested in participating in the expo can email adobbins@pahouse.net or call 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Unclaimed Property Treasure Hunt

(Apr 17, 2019)

Stop by my office and see if you have Unclaimed Property! My staff can help you search the PA Unclaimed Property database for free. No appointment is necessary. Call 610-534-6880 with questions. Unclaimed property can include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks (including paychecks) Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Life insurance policies Expired gift cards/gift certificates Read more