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

 

Winter/Spring 2018 newsletter

(Feb 27, 2018)

Stay up to date by reading a digital copy of my Winter/Spring 2018 newsletter. 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

 

Constituent Service Guide

(Feb 13, 2018)

Find out how Rep. McNeill's office can help you with state programs and services. 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

 

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

 

Spring 2017 Newsletter

(Mar 08, 2017)

Check out Rep. Dan McNeill's Spring 2017 newsletter 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 focusing third term on addiction, property taxes, jobs

(Jan 03, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – During a ceremony at the state Capitol, Rep. Dan McNeill today was sworn in to begin his third term fighting for the residents of Lehigh County. Read more

 

License Your Dog in PA

(Dec 22, 2016)

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Reasons for dog licensing: It’s the law. All dogs three months or older must have a current license. If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations. Read more

 

McNeill holds town hall on heroin and opioid epidemic in Lehigh Valley

(Oct 13, 2016)

WHITEHALL, Oct. 13 – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent call for the General Assembly to act on legislation to help combat the growing heroin and opioid crisis in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Dan McNeill held his fourth town hall meeting Wednesday to address the overwhelming epidemic. Several parents brought their children to the Salisbury High School auditorium to hear from officials and experts about the dangers of drug use. Speakers included: Joe Stauffer, chief deputy district attorney of Lehigh County and supervisor of the Narcotics Unit; Joe Martellucci, Lehigh County assistant administrator for Drug and Alcohol; Bill Stauffer, executive director, Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Alliance (PRO-A); and Donna Jacobsen, leader, Lehigh Valley Parent Group. Martellucci said more must be done in Pennsylvania to treat people who are addicted to heroin and opioids. “You don’t treat a cancer patient for only 30 days, so why do we treat those suffering from heroin and opioid addiction for 30 days?” noted Martellucci. Jacobsen recalled the story of her daughter’s battle with addiction and her struggle to finally get clean. “I never thought I would be the parent of a heroin addict. Her doctor prescribed Xanax for her anxiety but guess what? She ended up addicted to heroin,” Jacobsen said. “She comes from a loving, hardworking family. It could happen to anyone; it could happen to you.” In addition to Read more