Krueger-Braneky announces grants for local projects

(Dec 22, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky announced Friday that Neumann University was awarded a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant. The university in Aston Township was awarded $1.5 million for the infrastructure, construction and other costs for the addition of the Student Life and Health Sciences Center on campus. “Neumann University is a valuable resource in our community, and this project will allow the university to continue and enhance its good work,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “I’m pleased that the state saw fit to provide funding to support this project.” Other projects that received funding included a $500,000 grant awarded for improvements at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The funding will support work to replace and upgrade Crozer-Chester’s central power plant. RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: We Must Stand with Women

(Dec 21, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky stood with Gov. Tom Wolf as he vetoed Senate Bill 3 which would implement in Pennsylvania the most strict anti-choice regulations on women and families in the nation. Read more

 

Women of the PA House, Senate take a stand against sexual harassment and abuse

(Dec 11, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 11 – Women of the Pennsylvania House and Senate joined Monday to take a stand against sexual harassment and abuse and discuss proposed legislation to better protect victims. “The recent stories from around the country and right here in the PA legislature show that sexual harassment and abuse have been overlooked for far too long,” said Rep. Margo Davidson, D- Delaware, chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus. “We’re here to say enough is enough. It is long past time that we step up to protect women and ensure that harassment is not only taken seriously, but that women feel safe enough to come forward as soon as possible. We also stand together to say that the culture, which appears pervasive, of sexual misconduct in the workplace and domestic abuse at home will not be brushed aside, swept under the rug or tolerated on any level at all, any longer.” Women of the House and Senate stood together Monday to discuss legislation being introduced that would better protect women and all victims of harassment and abuse. Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky is introducing legislation to create the #METOO PA General Assembly (Member and Employee Training and Oversight on PA General Assembly) Act. The legislation would ban non-disclosure agreements that mask the names of General Assembly members who harass, prohibit General Assembly members from using taxpayer funds to pay settlement costs, and provide for other reforms. “The Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky joins House Democrats to unveil “Plan For PA”

(Dec 06, 2017)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, joined a group of House Democratic lawmakers today to unveil Plan For PA, a comprehensive strategy plan that puts people first, supports good jobs, fights for quality schools, and promotes a fairer tax structure. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces $700,000 in state funds for pedestrian streetscape and watershed restoration in Aston Township

(Nov 14, 2017)

FOLSOM, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that two Aston Township improvement projects will receive a total of $700,000 in grant funds from the state. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host Annual Open House

(Nov 09, 2017)

Join us Friday, Dec. 8 from 3 p.m. to 6. p.m at 701 E. MacDade Blvd. in Folsom for our Annual Open House. You can learn more about the services we offer, in addition to how we could be able to help you. Read more

 

State lawmakers push bill to protect insurance coverage of contraceptives

(Nov 01, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1 – State Reps. Leanne Krueger-Braneky and Kevin Boyle today unveiled a plan to protect access to birth control under health insurance coverages in Pennsylvania. The legislation, proposed by Krueger-Braneky, Boyle and Rep. Tina Davis, would require that all state-regulated insurance plans in Pennsylvania cover contraceptives and vasectomies. It would further require that plans provide coverage for any prescription or non-prescription method of birth controlled approved by the FDA. It also would: Eliminate most co-payments for birth control and vasectomies Enable women to receive 12 months of birth control at one time Lift pre-authorizations on intrauterine devices (IUDs) On Oct. 6, the Trump administration announced it would roll back the contraceptive coverage requirements within the ACA. The rollback allows any employer to opt-out of providing contraceptive coverage in its health plan based on religious beliefs or moral convictions. At least 2.5 million women in Pennsylvania depend on this coverage to access affordable, effective contraceptives. “Contraception is health care, and access to health care is a fundamental human right that is inextricably tied to economic mobility and freedom,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware . “By making basic preventive care like the pill a costly luxury, the Trump administration is sidelining girls and women – whether they are students, hourly wage workers, Read more

 

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 Senior Expo

(Aug 25, 2017)

Join exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies for valuable information about how you can live a healthier life and take advantage of programs just for seniors. We will be at this event to provide information on state services you could qualify for. Click on the flyer below for more details! Read more

 

Issue Spotlight: Heroin/Opiate epidemic

(Aug 22, 2017)

The heroin and opiate epidemic has touched every corner of the state of Pennsylvania. The epidemic knows no racial, economic, age or gender boundaries.In an effort to tackle the crisis and address this public health epidemic, the House Democratic and Republican Policy Committees joined forces with the PA HOPE Caucus to host hearings across the state. Information gathered at the hearings will be used to help address prevention and treatment efforts at the legislative and administration levels. 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

 

Krueger-Braneky announces grants for local projects
Dec 22, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: We Must Stand with Women
Dec 21, 2017

Women of the PA House, Senate take a stand against sexual harassment and abuse
Dec 11, 2017

Krueger-Braneky joins House Democrats to unveil “Plan For PA”
Dec 06, 2017

Krueger-Braneky announces $700,000 in state funds for pedestrian streetscape and watershed restoration in Aston Township
Nov 14, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to host Annual Open House
Nov 09, 2017

State lawmakers push bill to protect insurance coverage of contraceptives
Nov 01, 2017

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 Senior Expo
Aug 25, 2017

Issue Spotlight: Heroin/Opiate epidemic
Aug 22, 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