Davidson, Krueger-Braneky to host budget town hall

(Jun 12, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 12 – State Reps. Margo Davidson and Leanne Krueger-Braneky are inviting community members to a Pennsylvania State Budget Town Hall at 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Penn Wood Senior High School, 100 Green Ave., Lansdowne. The lawmakers will offer information about the next fiscal year’s state budget, currently being debated in Harrisburg. There will be time to hear questions and concerns. “We have concerns about the current budget proposal that is currently being debated in the Senate, and we want to make sure constituents know how it could affect our communities,” Davidson said. Davidson and Krueger-Braneky said the House-passed budget bill contains many cuts that would be harmful to Pennsylvanians. It underfunds early childhood education, cuts funding for 1,200 Pennsylvanians who need treatment for substance use disorder, and cuts home and community-based services for over 300 seniors. There are also concerns about the Fair Funding Formula, cuts in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and significant reductions in county justice, corrections and health care services. “We’ve still got a chance to fix the budget before it becomes law, and we want to hear your priorities,” Krueger-Braneky said. Davidson added, "Residents have a right to know how the state budget and state government actions will affect their daily lives." Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky urges action to add Pa. into U.S. Climate Alliance

(Jun 08, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, introduced a resolution today urging action to lead Pennsylvania into the U.S. Climate Alliance in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Members of the U.S. Climate Alliance are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent from 2005 levels and meeting or exceeding the goals of the federal Clean Power Plan. “President Trump put the future of our communities, commonwealth, country and planet at risk when he decided to not honor the United States’ commitment to fighting climate change and withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” Krueger-Braneky said. “It is now up to local and state governments to step up to slow and mitigate the consequences of climate change, which include rising sea levels, more intense weather events and increased risk of draught and famine.” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has come forward in support of upholding the alliance. “Pittsburgh is the example of why the Paris Agreement is good for economic development: such work is good for business too,” he said. “We’ve rebuilt our economy on the future and our people, not the past.” In response to the United States’ withdrawal, the U.S. Climate Alliance was formed by the states of California, New York, and Washington to uphold the Paris Agreement. Members of the Climate Alliance include Connecticut, Delaware, Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Update PA's Energy Codes

(Jun 06, 2017)

At a Capitol press event, Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks about the importance of updating our building and energy code standards to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Read more

 

5/30/17 – Home Care Industry – Folsom

(Jun 02, 2017)

Testimonies from public hearing hosted by State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee Examine Home Care Industry

(May 30, 2017)

FOLSOM, MAY 30 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing today at the Schoolhouse Senior Center on Pennsylvania’s home care industry. The committee heard testimony from home care providers, workers, consumers, and state and local government officials. "I requested this hearing to collect important testimony from stakeholders on issues facing the home care industry, including worker retention, quality of care, and support for small businesses,” Krueger-Braneky said. “It is critical that legislators do everything we can to ensure that all Pennsylvanians who need extra support are able to stay in their homes as long as possible.” Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster and chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, added, “Homecare services provide a cost-saving alternative to long-term living facilities. At a time when care providers are scarce and the demands are increasing, I applaud Representative Krueger-Braneky for shedding light on the issue and working hard to help families who need services to connect with service providers.” Testifiers included: Gary Watkins, consumer; Milan Green, consumer; Andrea Harrington, home care worker; Ray Landis, advocacy manager, AARP Pennsylvania; Vicki Hoak, CEO, PA Home Care Association; Maria Dunlevy, founder/business manager, Victorias’ Home Care; Tom Carroll, board member, Schoolhouse Senior Center; Jen Burnett, deputy Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to hold Policy Committee hearing on Home Care Industry Tuesday in Folsom

(May 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 24 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to explore the home care industry 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at the Schoolhouse Senior Center, 600 Swarthmore Ave., Folsom, PA 19033. Krueger-Braneky requested the hearing to hear from stakeholders on issues facing the industry including worker retention and quality of care. The current agenda is: 2:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 2:10 p.m. Panel One: Gary Watkins , Consumer Milan Green , Consumer Andrea Harrington , Home Care Worker Ray Landis , Advocacy Manager, AARP Pennsylvania 2:50 p.m. Panel Two: Vicki Hoak , CEO, PA Home Care Association Maria Dunlevy , Founder/Business Manager, Victoria’s Home Care 3:20 p.m. Panel Three: Jen Burnett , Deputy Secretary for Office of Long-Term Living, PA Department of Human Services Kevin Hancock , Chief of Staff for Office of Long-Term Living, PA Department of Human Services Kim Lay , Deputy Secretary for Office of Income Maintenance, PA Department of Human Services Barbara Nicolardi , Planner, Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging 3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks MEDIA COVERAGE IS INVITED. Read more

 

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

 

Davidson, Krueger-Braneky to host budget town hall
Jun 12, 2017

Krueger-Braneky urges action to add Pa. into U.S. Climate Alliance
Jun 08, 2017

Krueger-Braneky: Update PA's Energy Codes
Jun 06, 2017

5/30/17 – Home Care Industry – Folsom
Jun 02, 2017

Krueger-Braneky, Policy Committee Examine Home Care Industry
May 30, 2017

Krueger-Braneky to hold Policy Committee hearing on Home Care Industry Tuesday in Folsom
May 25, 2017

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