Krueger-Braneky recognized as a 2017 Pre-K Champion by Delaware County Pre-K for PA

(May 02, 2017)

FOLSOM, May 2 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, was recognized today as a 2017 Pre-K Champion by Delaware County Pre-K for PA for her leadership and advocacy for greater access to high quality pre-K in the Commonwealth. “It is an honor to be recognized as a Pre-K Champion,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I promise to continue to be a voice and advocate for our children and families by pushing for policies that expand access and increase the quality of pre-K for all children in the Commonwealth, including the $75 million increase in pre-K and Head Start funding included in Governor Wolf’s proposed budget.” The Pre-K for PA Campaign identified Krueger-Braneky and several other legislators as Pre-K Champions because of their support for new state pre-K funding in both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 budgets, allowing 6,000 income-eligible 3- and 4-year-olds access to programs like Pre-K Counts and Head Start. Winners were encouraged at an award presentation ceremony to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to make increasing access to high-quality, publicly-funded pre-K. While progress has been made, there are still more than 113,000 young children across the state who lack access to this opportunity. Other legislators honored include state Reps. Nick Miccarelli, Margo Davidson and JoAnna McClinton, as well as state Sens. Tom McGarrigle and Tom Killeen. Read more

 

House Democratic Southeast Delegation members oppose overreaching plastic-bag bill

(Apr 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – Members of the House Climate Change Caucus today announced their opposition to an overreaching and environmentally hazardous bill that would prevent Pennsylvania communities from protecting land and water from pollution caused by plastic bags. House Bill 1071 would permanently prohibit municipalities and other local authorities from banning or applying any surcharge or tax on the use of plastic grocery bags. York, Erie, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia represent just a few of the city councils across Pennsylvania that have voiced opposition to H.B. 1071. “This bill hamstrings local governments from protecting their land and water from ecologically hazardous and unsightly garbage,” said state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery . “Proponents of this bill try to make the case that recycling numbers are up but leave out the fact that proliferation is the real cause for the increase in those numbers. Widespread and growing use is also to blame for the drastic increase in wayward and littered bags, too.” Currently, 165 municipalities across the country have adopted some form of single-use plastic bag fee legislation or bag regulation to positive results. Following implementation of a citywide bag fee in 2010, the presence of bags in Washington, D.C., decreased by 67 percent, saving waste collection services there both time and money. If H.B. 1071 is enacted, constituents would not have the opportunity to press their case for Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to offer paper shredding event Saturday, April 22

(Apr 17, 2017)

FOLSOM, April 17 – To celebrate Earth Day, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky is holding a free shredding event for constituents to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22 in the rear parking lot at Strath Haven High School. Attendees are asked to enter from Brookhaven 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; paper clips should be removed. Staples are OK. 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: Early Education Critical To Success

(Apr 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky attended a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to stress the importance of properly funding early childhood education programs in Pennsylvania. Early education is vital for a child's success later in life. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Equal Work Deserves Equal Pay

(Apr 04, 2017)

On April 4, Equal Pay Day, Pa. state Rep. Leanna Krueger-Braneky rallied at the State Capitol for measures that will ensure women receive equal pay for an equal day's work. Read more

 

Valley Forge PA Legislative Appointment Initiative extended to July 1st

(Apr 03, 2017)

Applicants now have until July 1st each year to apply for the LAI to attend Valley Forge Military College in the fall. There is no difference in process or award amounts between 1st-round nominees and 2nd-round nominees. What is the PA Legislative Appointment Initiative? The Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative (LAI) currently allows each of Pennsylvania’s 203 Representatives, and 50 Senators, to appoint a student from their district as the Commonwealth Scholar for guaranteed admission and a guaranteed partial scholarship to Valley Forge Military College — The Military College of Pennsylvania. A student awarded the Legislative Appointment Initiative Scholarship may receive the award for up to two years. Am I eligible to apply? The Legislative Scholarship is only available to Pennsylvania residents only at Valley Forge Military College, The Military College of Pennsylvania. The minimum academic requirements are a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1000 (or an ACT score of 17). You can apply directly through your local state representative’s or senator’s office or you can apply for the program by applying first to Valley Forge. You must be a Pennsylvania resident. You also must be a legal resident of the district from where you apply. When can I apply? You can apply at any time during your senior year up until July 1st of the year you wish to attend. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces grant for Rutledge Borough and Nether Providence Township sewers

(Mar 29, 2017)

HARRISBURG, March 29 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that two Delaware county municipalities in the 161 st District have been awarded grants from the PA Small Water and Sewer Fund, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), to reline and rehabilitate sewer lines. Rutledge Borough will receive $212,500 to rehabilitate a portion of its sewer system and Nether Providence Township will receive $147,721 for relining sewer line. Krueger-Braneky said the funding was released by the Commonwealth Financing Authority as part of the grant program for water and sewer projects. Rutledge Borough will use its award towards rehabilitating its sanitary sewer system along Linden and Morton avenues, including relining 135 linear feet of 10” pipe, 4,471 linear feet of 8” pipe and rehabilitating 56 lateral lines and 15 manholes. “These awards are important investments in Delaware County’s infrastructure,” Krueger-Braneky said. “The funds awarded to Rutledge Borough will go a long way towards rehabilitating part of their sanitary sewer system that has begun to crack and see root infiltration.” “I’m grateful to Representative Krueger-Braneky and her office for their collaboration securing this much needed investment in Rutledge’s infrastructure,” Rutledge Mayor, Kevin Cunningham, said. “This is a great example of when people Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host town hall with PennDOT Secretary Richards

(Mar 27, 2017)

FOLSOM, March 27 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will host a PennDOT Town Hall with state Transportation Department Secretary Leslie Richards, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Rutledge Borough Hall, 212 Unity Terrace. “This is a unique opportunity for residents to hear directly from the Secretary of PennDOT about local road and bridge improvement projects, as well as the department’s priorities moving forward,” Krueger-Braneky said. “My office receives quite a few questions relating to PennDOT and our roads. I look forward to directly addressing constituents' concerns with Secretary Richards Thursday evening.” For more information about the town hall, please call Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Another View: Time for honesty on equal pay in the Pa. workplace

(Mar 15, 2017)

Recently, an editorial written by two of our fellow legislators from the Senate was published advocating for S.B. 241 and equal pay for equal work – the idea that women should rightfully be paid the same as men for doing the same job. We would like to applaud Sens. Jake Corman and Tom McGarrigle for supporting this idea, however we believe it is vital to inform them that S.B. 241, which passed the Senate in February, would actually take several steps away from achieving pay equity. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Honors State Champions

(Mar 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks on the House Floor in honor of the state champion marching band from Sun Valley High School. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky urges Meehan to vote against Trumpcare

(Mar 10, 2017)

Calling it a disservice to the constituents they both share, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, urged Congressmen Pat Meehan to vote against the TrumpCare plan being rushed through Congress. Read more

 

House, Senate Democrats and Wolf administration officials advocate against ill-conceived Republican health care plan

(Mar 09, 2017)

Calling it a dangerous proposition that hasn’t been properly vetted, state Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, was joined today by House and Senate Democrats, as well as officials from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, to call on Pennsylvania’s congressional Republicans to reject the Trumpcare plan that would devastate Pennsylvania by increasing the deficit and most importantly, leaving millions without access to adequate health care. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky on Testing for Special Needs Students

(Mar 06, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky talks with Pa. Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera about alternative testing for non-verbal and other special needs students. There is also discussion on funding for early education, such as Pre-K. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky on Adult Literacy Funding

(Mar 06, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky asks about proposed reduction in funding for the Delaware County Literacy Council. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host second Small Business Breakfast

(Mar 03, 2017)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that following a successful Small Business Breakfast last summer, she will be hosting a second Small Business Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 10 at Neumann University’s Schmidt Multipurpose Room, 1 Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014. Read more

 

PA Rep. Krueger-Braneky “silenced” over ACA repeal questions

(Mar 02, 2017)

After weeks of grueling budget hearings in Harrisburg, it’s to be expected that tensions are running high in the statehouse. But Democratic state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky said Rep. Stan Saylor, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, went too far by shutting down her questions about the impact of a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Pennsylvania in one recent hearing. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: We must help our veterans

(Mar 02, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky questions members of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs about what can be done to prevent veteran suicide. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky on Utility Pipeline Safety & Sighting

(Mar 01, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky received startling information at a budget hearing with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission about their ability to maintain safe conditions and properly sight utility pipelines in the state. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Funding Concerns For Our Environment

(Feb 27, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky reacts to today's House Appropriations Committee budget hearings with the secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection and reinforces the need to properly fund the agencies that protect clean air and clean water. Read more

 

Wolf vows to veto new anti-abortion law

(Feb 24, 2017)

Gov. Tom Wolf attended a listening session arranged by state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161 of Swarthmore, on Thursday to hear the concerns of medical professionals and women after the recent passage of a tough new anti-abortion measure. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky recognized as a 2017 Pre-K Champion by Delaware County Pre-K for PA
May 02, 2017

House Democratic Southeast Delegation members oppose overreaching plastic-bag bill
Apr 25, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to offer paper shredding event Saturday, April 22
Apr 17, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Early Education Critical To Success
Apr 13, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Equal Work Deserves Equal Pay
Apr 04, 2017

Valley Forge PA Legislative Appointment Initiative extended to July 1st
Apr 03, 2017

Krueger-Braneky announces grant for Rutledge Borough and Nether Providence Township sewers
Mar 29, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to host town hall with PennDOT Secretary Richards
Mar 27, 2017

Another View: Time for honesty on equal pay in the Pa. workplace
Mar 15, 2017

Krueger-Braneky Honors State Champions
Mar 13, 2017

Krueger-Braneky urges Meehan to vote against Trumpcare
Mar 10, 2017

House, Senate Democrats and Wolf administration officials advocate against ill-conceived Republican health care plan
Mar 09, 2017

Krueger-Braneky on Testing for Special Needs Students
Mar 06, 2017

Krueger-Braneky on Adult Literacy Funding
Mar 06, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to host second Small Business Breakfast
Mar 03, 2017

PA Rep. Krueger-Braneky “silenced” over ACA repeal questions
Mar 02, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: We must help our veterans
Mar 02, 2017

Krueger-Braneky on Utility Pipeline Safety & Sighting
Mar 01, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Funding Concerns For Our Environment
Feb 27, 2017

Wolf vows to veto new anti-abortion law
Feb 24, 2017