McNeill resolution recognizes May as ‘Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month’

(May 24, 2018)

HARRISBURG, May 24 – In an effort to raise awareness about Huntington’s disease, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously adopted a resolution authored by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh. Read more

 

PHEAA Reminds Students of Approaching 2018-19 PA State Grant Application Deadline

(Apr 25, 2018)

The 2018-19 PA State Grant application filing deadline is Tuesday, May 1. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities, or a college transfer program at 2-year public or private colleges (except community colleges and designated Pennsylvania Open Admission institutions). Additionally, unlike a student loan, a grant is gift aid which does not have to be repaid. To apply for a PA State Grant, applicants must first complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants can access this form online by clicking here or here . In addition to completing the FAFSA, first-time applicants must also submit a completed PA State Grant Form. First-time applicants who submit the FAFSA online will be automatically redirected to the SGF by following the onscreen prompts on the confirmation page. First-time applicants who have already submitted their FAFSA but have not completed the SGF will receive an email directing them to PHEAA’s secure Account Access site for completion. Both applications are free to submit. First-time applicants who plan to enroll in a community college, business, trade, or technical school, a hospital school of nursing, a designated Pennsylvania Open Admission institution, or a non-transferable 2-year degree program at a community, 2-year or 4-year college have until Aug. 1, 2018 to complete their PA State Grant application. Students and families are Read more

 

Lt. Gov. Stack, Reps. McNeill, Schlossberg, and Schweyer to Host Pathways to Pardons

(Apr 19, 2018)

Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack and local state Reps. Jeanne MCNeill, Mike Schlossberg, and Pete Schweyer will host a community event April 26 in Allentown to explain the process for obtaining a pardon or expungement of a past criminal conviction in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Mc Neill is proud to attend today's anti-bullying rally at the state Capitol

(Apr 10, 2018)

I stood with legislators from across the state urging all young men and women to report bullying and to have conversations with everyone in an effort to stop bullying in schools. We need to strive for unity and swift action to stop this major problem in schools. Read more

 

McNeill, Boscola to host senior fair April 27

(Apr 09, 2018)

WHITEHALL, April 9 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill and state Sen. Lisa Boscola invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair. Read more

 

McNeill welcomes $1.26 million in solar energy grants

(Mar 16, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill said three Solar Energy Program grants totaling $1.26 million today were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for projects in her legislative district. Read more

 

McNeill: Saquon Barkley Day in Pennsylvania Wednesday

(Mar 12, 2018)

McNeill: Saquon Barkley Day in Pennsylvania Wednesday State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, has announced that Saquon Barkley of Coplay, Lehigh County will be recognized with a resolution (H.R .697 ) 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. McNeill said immediately after the resolution presentation, Barkley will be available to the news media outside the Governor’s Reception Room, 2 nd Floor Main Capitol. Media coverage is invited . Read more

 

McNeill announces office hours for Fountain Hill and Whitehall

(Feb 22, 2018)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, has announced office hours at the Fountain Hill Borough Hall and extended hours at the Whitehall district office. For the convenience of her constituents, McNeill said beginning Friday, March 2, she will be holding satellite office hours inside the Fountain Hill Borough Hall. The visits will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the first and third Friday of every month. “This will allow easier access to the services that our district office provide for my constituents in the Southwest part of the district,” McNeill said. The Fountain Hill Borough Hall location, 941 Long St., will serve residents in Fountain Hill, Salisbury Township and West Bethlehem. In addition, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 28, McNeill’s district office located at 1080 Schadt Ave. (across the street from Hackman’s Bible Book Store on Mickley Road) will remain open until 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. McNeill reminds constituents that her office is located inside the ReMax building on the far left side when walking in the front door. Anyone who is unsure of the Whitehall or Fountain Hill satellite office hours or days, should contact McNeill’s district office in Whitehall at 610-266-1273 . Read more

 

Rep McNeill praises governor’s commitment to education in budget

(Feb 06, 2018)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget address today: “I am pleased that Governor Tom Wolf is proposing $120 million more overall for school districts in my area and across the state. As a former skills trainer for 16 years for young adults with special needs, I know how important investments in education are, as well as to adequately fund pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs. Our children are our future and we must continue to invest in their education.” McNeill said McNeill outlined the governor’s budget proposal for education: $100 million increase in basic education; $40 million increase in Pre-K Counts and Head Start; $20 million increase for special education; $15 million increase for the State System of Higher Education; and $10 million for Career and Technical Education. McNeill said the governor's proposals go hand in hand with the House Democrats' Plan For PA, which includes supporting quality schools, good jobs and fair taxes for all Pennsylvanians. More information about the Plan For PA is available at http://planforpa.pahouse.com . McNeill represents the 133 rd Legislative District. Read more

 

Rep McNeill praises governor’s commitment to education in budget

(Feb 06, 2018)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget address today: “I am pleased that Governor Tom Wolf is proposing $120 million more overall for school districts in my area and across the state. As a former skills trainer for 16 years for young adults with special needs, I know how important investments in education are, as well as to adequately fund pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs. Our children are our future and we must continue to invest in their education.” McNeill said McNeill outlined the governor’s budget proposal for education: $100 million increase in basic education; $40 million increase in Pre-K Counts and Head Start; $20 million increase for special education; $15 million increase for the State System of Higher Education; and $10 million for Career and Technical Education. McNeill said the governor's proposals go hand in hand with the House Democrats' Plan For PA, which includes supporting quality schools, good jobs and fair taxes for all Pennsylvanians. More information about the Plan For PA is available at http://planforpa.pahouse.com . McNeill represents the 133 rd Legislative District. Read more

 

McNeill comments on declaration of opioid crisis as statewide emergency

(Jan 10, 2018)

ALLENTOWN, Jan. 10 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s declaration of Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid addiction crisis as a statewide emergency. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley's newest lawmaker sworn-in

(Jan 03, 2018)

The Lehigh Valley’s newest state lawmaker — and one with a familiar last name — was sworn into office Tuesday in the state Capitol. Read more

 

Jeanne McNeill takes oath as state representative

(Jan 02, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 2 – In a special ceremony today at the state Capitol, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill of Whitehall Township was sworn in to represent the Lehigh Valley’s 133rd Legislative District. Read more

 

McNeill constituent service office open to serve residents

(Dec 06, 2017)

State Rep.-elect Jeanne McNeill will take the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. She won a Dec. 5 special election to complete the term of her late husband, Rep. Dan McNeill. Office address: 1080 Schadt Avenue Whitehall, PA 18052 P: (610) 266-1273 P: (610) 266-1274 P: (610) 266-1275 Hours of Operation - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Read more

 

LVIA to receive $6 million in state aviation grants

(Jun 06, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 6 – Lehigh Valley International Airport today was approved for more than $6 million in state aviation grants, according to state Rep. Dan McNeill. Read more

 

House adopts McNeill resolution designating National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day in Pennsylvania

(May 09, 2017)

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution ( H.R. 270 ) sponsored by state Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-Lehigh, designating May 13, 2017 as National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day in Pennsylvania. McNeill said Saturday will mark the 25 th anniversary for Pennsylvania and the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Letter carriers will collect nonperishable food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes. “These donations provide a critical increase in supplies for food banks, pantries and shelters for the summer months when supplies are low and school lunch programs are not available for children,” McNeill said The drive is led by letter carriers who are represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers, rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers. The drive has delivered more than 1 billion pounds of food the past 24 hours. “In order to donate people can place a box or can of non-perishable food next to mailboxes before the letter carrier delivers mail this Saturday,” McNeill said. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved. The National Rural Letter Carriers Association, AFL-CIO, Feeding America, United Way, Valassis and Valpak Direct Marketing Systems are all supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food Read more

 

House adopts McNeill resolution designating May 2017 as Huntington's Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

(May 08, 2017)

State Rep. Daniel McNeil, D-Lehigh, said he is pleased the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted H.R.271 that designates May 2017 as Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania to show support for victims, families and caretakers of this disease. McNeill said Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain leading to the deterioration of a person’s physical and mental abilities. “I became aware of the disease when a constituent’s wife was stricken with the disease and I thought we needed to continue to raise awareness because there are approximately 30,000 people in the United States who have symptoms of the disease and more than 200,000 people at risk of inheriting the disease,” McNeill said. “The sad part of this disease is that every child of a parent with Huntington’s disease has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene” McNeill said symptoms of the disease usually appear in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50 and include personality changes, mood swings, depression, forgetfulness, impaired judgement, unsteady gait, involuntary movements, slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing and significant weight loss. The Lehigh County lawmaker said the symptoms are known to worsen over a 10- to 25-year period, eventually making the person totally dependent upon others for his or her care. Read more

 

Spring Senior Fair hosted by McNeill, Boscola on April 7

(Mar 23, 2017)

BETHLEHEM, March 23 – State Rep. Dan McNeill and Sen. Lisa Boscola will hold their annual Spring Senior Fair on April 7 at the Westgate Mall. Read more

 

Following Winter Storm, Wolf Administration Makes Emergency Declarations for Northeast PA Schools

(Mar 23, 2017)

Harrisburg, PA – In response to several Pennsylvania counties grappling with the effects of winter storm Stella, Governor Tom Wolf announced his administration will make emergency declarations to provide schools in Northeast Pennsylvania that were forced to close last week with options to otherwise satisfy the 180-day requirement. Read more

 

Unemployment Compensation Assistance

(Jan 20, 2017)

Get more info on what you can do now that several Unemployment Compensation Service Centers have closed and longer wait times are being experienced by those looking for help. Read more

 

McNeill resolution recognizes May as ‘Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month’
May 24, 2018

PHEAA Reminds Students of Approaching 2018-19 PA State Grant Application Deadline
Apr 25, 2018

Lt. Gov. Stack, Reps. McNeill, Schlossberg, and Schweyer to Host Pathways to Pardons
Apr 19, 2018

Mc Neill is proud to attend today's anti-bullying rally at the state Capitol
Apr 10, 2018

McNeill, Boscola to host senior fair April 27
Apr 09, 2018

McNeill welcomes $1.26 million in solar energy grants
Mar 16, 2018

McNeill: Saquon Barkley Day in Pennsylvania Wednesday
Mar 12, 2018

McNeill announces office hours for Fountain Hill and Whitehall
Feb 22, 2018

Rep McNeill praises governor’s commitment to education in budget
Feb 06, 2018

Rep McNeill praises governor’s commitment to education in budget
Feb 06, 2018

McNeill comments on declaration of opioid crisis as statewide emergency
Jan 10, 2018

Lehigh Valley's newest lawmaker sworn-in
Jan 03, 2018

Jeanne McNeill takes oath as state representative
Jan 02, 2018

McNeill constituent service office open to serve residents
Dec 06, 2017

LVIA to receive $6 million in state aviation grants
Jun 06, 2017

House adopts McNeill resolution designating National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day in Pennsylvania
May 09, 2017

House adopts McNeill resolution designating May 2017 as Huntington's Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania
May 08, 2017

Spring Senior Fair hosted by McNeill, Boscola on April 7
Mar 23, 2017

Following Winter Storm, Wolf Administration Makes Emergency Declarations for Northeast PA Schools
Mar 23, 2017

Unemployment Compensation Assistance
Jan 20, 2017