Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces grant for Brookhaven to reduce waterway pollution

(Oct 16, 2018)

FOLSOM, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky today announced Brookhaven was awarded a state grant to reduce pollution in local waterways. The Department of Environmental Protection awarded Brookhaven $110,000 for stormwater management work to reduce runoff pollution into Chester and Ridley creeks. Brookhaven was among 61 municipalities and agencies awarded watershed restoration and stormwater management grants, funded by a $12.6 million penalty DEP collected from Sunoco Pipeline because of permit violations related to construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The grants were open to projects to reduce or minimize pollution and protect clean water in the 85 municipalities along the pipeline corridor. “I’m pleased that Brookhaven will receive this funding to help keep our local waterways clean. But it’s important to remember that Brookhaven has already been affected by accidents and spills into the Chester Creek from Mariner East 2 construction,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “I’m glad the penalty funds are being put to good use for the protection of our waterways, but there must be continued stringent oversight for Mariner East 2 to prevent more damage from occurring.” Grants were awarded for stormwater management, invasive species removal, forest restoration, farm runoff reduction, streambank restoration, and many other projects that ultimately improve water quality in Pennsylvania. Grantees include Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces recycling grants for local municipalities

(Oct 12, 2018)

FOLSOM, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky announced today that several local municipalities were awarded grants to boost recycling and leaf collection programs. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded $37 million in Recycling Development and Implementation Grants to 195 county and municipal governments for recycling collections and education, as well as leaf litter pickup. The following local municipalities received grants: Aston Township - $244,808 - recycling collection program Brookhaven Borough - $37,962 - recycling collection program Nether Providence Township - $292,149 – leaf waste collection program Ridley Township - $163,018 – leaf waste and recycling collection Swarthmore Borough - $192,182 – leaf waste and recycling collection “The programs offered by our local municipal agencies make it simpler for residents to make recycling part of their daily lives,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “We have to do everything we can to take care of our environment, and I’m pleased to see the state award these grants to encourage recycling in our communities.” Projects eligible for the grants include operating leaf compost facilities, developing web-based programs on recycling for consumers, expanding recycling processing facilities, and continuing or creating curbside recycling programs. Learn more at www.dep.pa.gov . Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host free shredding event Oct. 20

(Oct 11, 2018)

FOLSOM, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at Northley Middle School. Residents of the 161 st Legislative District can bring documents that contain personal or confidential information to be shredded for free on-site. “Privacy can be a concern when trying to dispose of sensitive materials that might contain information like credit card or bank account numbers,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “This shredding event offers the opportunity to get rid of those old papers safely and in an environmentally friendly way.” The shred event will take place in the parking lot at Northley Middle School, 2801 Concord Road in Aston. Those attending should enter from Concord Road. No electronics will be accepted. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host annual Veterans Lunch Oct. 25

(Oct 10, 2018)

FOLSOM, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will host a lunch for veterans and their family members from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25. The annual lunch will be held at American Legion Hall, Post 926, 3220 Concord Road, in Aston. “We can never truly repay our veterans for all they have sacrificed for us,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “But we can do our part to make sure they have easy access to the assistance and services they deserve. I’m happy to host this event to show our gratitude to veterans and help connect them with the resources they need.” The event includes a light lunch at 11:30 a.m. Information on state and local resources for veterans will be offered. The Pennsylvania Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will also be on hand to help accredited veterans and their families connect with needed benefits such as disability, health care, pension, education, career assistance and more. RSVP is requested. Anyone interested should call 610-534-6880 or email RepKrueger-Braneky@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host Expungement Clinic Oct. 18

(Sep 28, 2018)

FOLSOM, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will host an Expungement Clinic from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. At the event, attorneys will be available to provide information, including a summary of an individual’s Pennsylvania criminal case history, and discuss options that might be available for clearing the record. In some cases, attorneys might be able to file paperwork for record expungement. If expungement is not an option, additional resources will be offered. “The process of trying to have a criminal record expunged can be complex and daunting, so I’m happy to be able to bring together experts who can help make it easier,” said Krueger-Braneky, D- Delaware. “This event can be helpful for individuals who have paid their debt to society and are trying to move forward.” Reservations are required for anyone who wants to participate in the clinic. Those interested should call Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880 for full details. Read more

 

Republicans kill worker protection proposals in committee; silence supporters

(Sep 24, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 24 – House Democrats on the Labor and Industry Committee walked out of a meeting today, citing Majority Chairman Rob Kauffmann’s second time silencing open debate over worker protection bills and his apparent agenda to only consider and advance partisan bills in this shortened fall session. Republicans advanced five bills, all of which Committee Minority Chairman John Galloway said are anti-worker special-interest bills: H.B. 297 would make it legal to pay construction workers less for certain work. H.B. 861 would make it illegal to require employers to provide sick leave or adopt equal pay provisions, even in places where local governments have already made these protections law. H.B. 1781 would allow employers to ask that workers sign away their workers compensation rights. H.B. 2571 seeks to prohibit public workers from deducting their union and fair share dues to the organizations that represent them. H.B. 2593 would widen the timeframe for union resignation. “Not one of these Republican bills helps a worker stay safe on the job or get paid fairly,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “If this committee is what stands between Pennsylvania workers and unfair laws, then they are sorely misrepresented. “We walked out in solidarity with workers, whom government is sworn to protect.” Democrats who attempted to amend in protections for families with children with disabilities, veterans, Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces grants for local improvement projects

(Sep 18, 2018)

FOLSOM, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky announced that state grants were awarded to help four local municipalities with infrastructure and environmental protection projects. The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the following grants on Tuesday: Nether Providence Township was awarded $150,000 in Watershed Restoration and Protection funds to help stabilize and restore stretches of eroded streambank in three locations along Dick’s Run (600 feet through Gouley Park; 200 feet off of Avondale Road; and 600 feet through Furness Park). Brookhaven Borough was awarded $390,175 in Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer funds to replace 618 feet of sanitary sewer main along West Brookhaven Road and other work. Swarthmore Borough was awarded $300,000 in Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer funds to rehabilitate portions of the sanitary sewer system in the borough. Rutledge Borough was awarded $424,972 in Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer funds to rehabilitate portions of the sanitary sewer system in the borough, including area between President and Swarthmore avenues and along Morton Avenue. “Infrastructure improvements like these sewer projects are vital to keep our communities running, and stream bank restoration helps to keep pollution out of our waterways,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “All of these projects make valuable contributions to our community, and I’m pleased that the CFA board saw fit to award this Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host Senior Expo Sept. 20

(Sep 07, 2018)

FOLSOM, Sept. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky will host a Senior Expo on Sept. 20, featuring government agencies and other organizations that offer opportunities for older adults. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road in Brookhaven. Attendees will find information on services and programs available for seniors. SEPTA will be on site to take photos for the SEPTA Key Senior ID cards, and a flu shot clinic will be available. The event includes door prizes and lunch. “This event offers one-stop shopping for everything seniors might need, from Property Tax/Rent Rebate information to health checks,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “I’m happy to be able to bring organizations together to make these opportunities easily accessible for older adults in our community.” Anyone with questions should contact Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Miss my Tele-Town Hall on Sep. 5? Click here to listen to the discussion

(Sep 06, 2018)

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Krueger-Braneky, Moms Demand Action, Domestic Abuse Project advocate for H.B. 2060

(Sep 04, 2018)

MEDIA, Sept. 4 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky today in the County Government Center joined Moms Demand Action, Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County and other elected officials to call for the passage of H.B. 2060, legislation to tighten the time frame and manner in which court-ordered defendants in domestic violence cases have to surrender their firearms. Under the legislation, those convicted of a domestic violence crime would have 48 hours to give up their firearms to a law enforcement agency, a federally licensed firearms dealer or their lawyer. Under current law, people convicted of domestic violence have 60 days and can give their guns to a relative, friend or neighbor. “Statistics show that a woman is five times more likely to be shot and killed by a domestic abuser when guns are present, so the stakes are high to get this bill signed into law,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “The Senate unanimously passed legislation nearly identical to House Bill 2060, so I don’t see any reason this should not be the first bill on the agenda when we return to session later this month. “This legislation can turn victims into survivors by giving them the confidence to file a PFA, because they can know that the guns in the household will be more safely addressed. “One more life lost due to inaction is one too many. The speaker of the House and the House majority leader need to schedule a floor vote this Read more

 

Fall 2018 Newsletter

(Aug 23, 2018)

Fall 2018 Newsletter Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces telephone town hall for Sept. 5

(Aug 21, 2018)

FOLSOM, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky invites residents of the 161st Legislative District to participate in a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. Residents of the district will receive a call to their home phones at 7 p.m. that day. To “attend” the meeting, people will be asked to stay on the phone. Anyone wanting to make sure they receive the phone call, or to register a cell phone, can register at www.pahouse.com/Krueger-Braneky . The meeting will include discussion of issues of importance in the state and district, such as business development, education, pipeline safety, and more. People can listen in and ask questions or leave feedback when the meeting has ended. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing townhall@pahouse.net . “A telephone town hall is a great way to connect with as many residents as possible to help guide me in advocating for district and statewide concerns in Harrisburg,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “I look forward to hearing from as many people as possible.” Anyone with questions can call Krueger-Braneky’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Click here to sign up for a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 5

(Aug 21, 2018)

Please click here to make sure you receive a call to join Rep. Krueger-Braneky's telephone town hall on Sept. 5! Read more

 

8/6/18 – Connecting Workers to Real Jobs – Aston

(Aug 10, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky congratulates Aston Township Fire Co. for $1M state grant

(Aug 07, 2018)

BROOKHAVEN, Aug. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, released the following statement congratulating first responders with Aston Township Fire Co. for its $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant announced by Gov. Tom Wolf today: “By winning this large highly competitive grant, Aston Township Fire Company not only stood out across the state, but its service to the community had to be second to none,” she said. “Congratulations to Aston Township, and thank you to Governor Wolf for recognizing a wise investment in Aston and its finest first responders. Under the leadership of Chief Mike Evans, these firefighters and EMS workers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. “The real winner is the community, of course. This award will help keep local taxes down and help keep people safe. I’m proud to have helped support this grant to the community and look forward to championing other great local projects.” Aston Township plans to renovate and expand the former Green Ridge Fire House, which is located on Duttons Mill Road. The existing building was constructed over 30 years ago and is outdated and undersized. The proposed improvements involve renovating the existing 5,250-square-foot building and constructing a 15,430-square-foot addition. The new firehouse will have six fire truck bays, two EMS bays, a recreation room, office space, meeting rooms, bunk rooms and storage and Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee discuss connecting people with good jobs

(Aug 06, 2018)

ASTON, Aug. 6 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, today at Neumann University hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on connecting workers to good jobs. Krueger-Braneky was joined by Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state legislators from across the commonwealth. The committee discussed matching workforce development efforts to the real jobs that Pennsylvania businesses need to fill. Krueger-Braneky said that she is focused on policy efforts to help build a better pipeline from schools to jobs as well as reforms to build a stronger and more diverse workforce in Pennsylvania. “Connecting people with jobs begins with engaging local businesses and making investments in people,” she said. “Whether that involves connecting a business owner to qualified candidates or creating qualified candidates in schools, the commonwealth must commit the supporting legislation, funding and programs for the people. We also must support our workforce development agencies, local business community, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and colleges and universities to create those outcomes. Community, regional and state economies don’t grow without strong stewardship from their leaders. Sturla added, “House Democrats have a plan for this kind of investment, and it hinges on helping current workers and college students adapt in a changing economy – keeping them productive and prepared. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host Policy Committee hearing on connecting workers to real jobs Aug. 6 in Aston

(Jul 30, 2018)

FOLSOM, July 30 – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on connecting workers to real jobs. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug 6 at Neumann University, John J. Mullen Communication Center’s Student Multi-Purpose Hall, 1 Neumann Drive, Aston. Krueger-Braneky requested the hearing to discuss matching workforce development efforts to the jobs Pennsylvania businesses need to fill. She will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes. Visit www.plan4pa.com for additional information about the Plan4PA and www.pahouse.com/policycommittee for Policy Committee materials. The media and public are invited to attend. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Time for sexual harassment study passed; action needed

(Jun 12, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 12 – Citing the growing cases and reports detailing the runaway culture of sexual harassment and misconduct in the Capitol, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky today said the Republican response to merely study the problem is not enough. “It’s not time to study the problem; it’s time to act,” she said during a House Labor and Industry Committee meeting in which Republicans voted for H.R. 828, which would launch a yearlong taxpayer-funded study to look at sexual harassment and misconduct in state government. “There are bills sitting in this committee – and spread throughout other committees – that would allow us to take action right now on a problem we are all unfortunately well aware of. “Any woman in any workplace knows full well we have a problem with sexual harassment and misconduct that has gone unchecked for generations. We don’t need a study to tell us that there must be a fair and impartial process to investigate harassment claims and protections against retaliation against victims and whistleblowers.” Some of the bills that Krueger-Braneky referenced during the meeting today include: H.B. 1965 (state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky) -- would clearly define sexual harassment in state law, install a bicameral nonpartisan Office of Compliance, require elected officials to reimburse taxpayer settlements for sexual harassment, and establish standard procedures to investigate Read more

 

Advisory group urges more state infusions for school construction

(May 23, 2018)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – Subsidizing public school building maintenance to maximize taxpayer investments is among the recommendations in a report released today by the Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee, said state Rep. Joseph Markosek, D-Allegheny. Markosek, a member of the PlanCon committee and Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said he’s confident the recommendations will yield a more efficient, more cost-effective blueprint for the state’s subsidy of public school construction and renovation projects. View the report here. “The committee conducted extensive interviews around the state, gathering input from school officials, parents, board members, architects, contractors and energy specialists,” Markosek said. He added that meetings such as the one held at Plum Borough School District’s O’Block Jr. High School provided critical information that helped inform the committee’s final recommendations. The recommendations pertaining to building maintenance are especially important, according to state Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee and also a PlanCon member. "I'm especially pleased that, for the first time, the committee is recommending that 20 percent of any PlanCon funds be put aside for maintenance efforts, which is timely in light of the disturbing Philadelphia Inquirer series Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open
Nov 01, 2018

Krueger-Braneky announces grant for Brookhaven to reduce waterway pollution
Oct 16, 2018

Krueger-Braneky announces recycling grants for local municipalities
Oct 12, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host free shredding event Oct. 20
Oct 11, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host annual Veterans Lunch Oct. 25
Oct 10, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host Expungement Clinic Oct. 18
Sep 28, 2018

Republicans kill worker protection proposals in committee; silence supporters
Sep 24, 2018

Krueger-Braneky announces grants for local improvement projects
Sep 18, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host Senior Expo Sept. 20
Sep 07, 2018

Miss my Tele-Town Hall on Sep. 5? Click here to listen to the discussion
Sep 06, 2018

Krueger-Braneky, Moms Demand Action, Domestic Abuse Project advocate for H.B. 2060
Sep 04, 2018

Fall 2018 Newsletter
Aug 23, 2018

Krueger-Braneky announces telephone town hall for Sept. 5
Aug 21, 2018

Click here to sign up for a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 5
Aug 21, 2018

8/6/18 – Connecting Workers to Real Jobs – Aston
Aug 10, 2018

Krueger-Braneky congratulates Aston Township Fire Co. for $1M state grant
Aug 07, 2018

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee discuss connecting people with good jobs
Aug 06, 2018

Krueger-Braneky to host Policy Committee hearing on connecting workers to real jobs Aug. 6 in Aston
Jul 30, 2018

Krueger-Braneky: Time for sexual harassment study passed; action needed
Jun 12, 2018

Advisory group urges more state infusions for school construction
May 23, 2018