McNeill offering weekly outreach in Fountain Hill

(Oct 09, 2018)

WHITEHALL, Oct. 9 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, is pleased to announce expanded weekly constituent outreach hours at her satellite office in the Fountain Hill Borough Hall. “This is our second year at this location, and we will now be there every Friday rather than every other Friday,” McNeill said. “It will make it easier for the residents of Fountain Hill, West Bethlehem and Eastern Salisbury Township to receive the same quality constituent services provided by our main district office in Whitehall. It is often difficult for our seniors and people with disabilities to make it over to Whitehall and this is more convenient for them.” The expanded availability is from 9 a.m. to noon every Friday at Fountain Hill Borough Hall, 941 Long St. For more information, call McNeill’s main office at 610-266-1273. McNeill’s office can help people with PennDOT problems or questions, Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms, PACE prescription-drug assistance for qualified senior citizens, obtaining birth or death certificates and much more. She maintains a full-time office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at 1080 Schadt Ave. in Whitehall (across the street from the former Hackman’s Bible Book Store on Mickley Road). McNeill reminds constituents that her office is located inside the ReMax building on the far left side when walking in the front door. Legislative updates are available on her website at Read more

 

McNeill announces funding for safer schools

(Oct 04, 2018)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, announces a combined $64,954 in funding will be awarded as part of the Safe Schools Targeted Grant program to the Bethlehem Area School District and the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley. Read more

 

McNeill calls addiction forum a successful first step; urges colleagues to do more

(Sep 28, 2018)

NORTHAMPTON, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, joined the Catasauqua Area School District in hosting an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic Thursday in the Catasauqua High School auditorium. The forum featured a discussion led by a panel of speakers including recovery and treatment experts, a medical professional focused on addiction medicine, and people in long-term recovery who shared their stories of addiction and treatment. “We had a great panel of specialists who talked about all of the treatment options available, and whether people have insurance or not, everyone can get treatment,” McNeill said. “The conversations we shared were educational and informative. It was a successful first step. But, we are still fighting this battle every day. For example, we simply don’t have enough beds to treat everyone who desperately needs help. “We have some good treatment facilities, but they are filled to capacity. Often the only available bed is three or four hours away, and people in withdrawal can’t drive that far, so they slip back into using drugs. I am urging the governor and my fellow legislators to do even more to address the lack of treatment options. We are losing residents daily to this awful scourge, and as much as we have done, we simply are still not doing enough to get people the treatment they need. This is not just a health crisis, this is life and death.” Read more

 

McNeill, Catasauqua High School to host Heroin and Opioid Forum

(Sep 21, 2018)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, will join the Catasauqua Area School District to host an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Catasauqua High School auditorium, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton. Read more

 

Lease a pet? Local reps produce legislation to end practice

(Sep 17, 2018)

Allies of furry friends came together to shed some light on a predatory practice known as pet leasing at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 . Read more

 

Reps. Madden, McNeill propose animal rights legislation

(Sep 13, 2018)

State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, and Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, held a news conference today to promote their pet safety legislation to stop pet stores from luring customers into leasing pets for an exorbitant amount of money. Read more

 

BAD PAYMENT PLAN: Legislators Looking To Ban Predatory Lease-To-Own Pet Agreements

(Sep 13, 2018)

Sometimes you can't afford the dog you want to get. But some puppy mills and kennels will offer a lease-to-own payment plan so you can take the furry friend home for a monthly payment. Read more

 

Legislation Against 'Pet Leasing' Proposed for Pennsylvania

(Sep 13, 2018)

You can lease cars, furniture, apartments, even pets. Local lawmakers want to ban a practice known as 'pet leasing', which they call dirty and deceptive. Read more

 

State representatives trying to ban pet leasing in Pennsylvania

(Sep 13, 2018)

Maureen Madden and Jeanne McNeill are both passionate about animals and say pet leasing isn't just bad for animals, but also the families who are tricked into thinking they own a new pet. Read more

 

State representatives introduce legislation that makes 'pet leasing' illegal

(Sep 13, 2018)

State representatives introduce legislation that makes 'pet leasing' illegal Read more

 

Banning Pet Leasing

(Sep 12, 2018)

A legislative proposal would ban the practice of pet leasing in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Reps. Madden, McNeill propose animal rights legislation

(Sep 12, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, Sept. 12 – State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, and Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, held a news conference today to promote their pet safety legislation to stop pet stores from luring customers into leasing pets for an exorbitant amount of money. Madden said the proposed bill would protect both Pennsylvania consumers and animals. “Our bill seeks to end deceptive practices and cruelty to pets in Pennsylvania,” Madden said. "We are working with various animal rights advocates from across the state to move this legislation forward.” Madden said pet leasing is a relatively new practice in which pet stores and breeders offer a low-cost way to own a pet. The customer signs some forms, but the terms of the agreement are not often made clear, so while the customer thinks they took out a loan to get their pet, in reality they have entered into a lease agreement, requiring them to pay -- unfairly -- far beyond the pet's retail price. “As an avid dog lover I find it disturbing that people face losing their beloved pets due to complicated lease agreements, which also may end up costing them thousands of dollars more than it should,” McNeill said McNeill said there are better options for obtaining a pet, such as shelters where you pay a one-time adoption fee. "Pet leasing has already been banned in California and Nevada and legislation is currently awaiting consideration in New York, and I think those states lead by Read more

 

McNeill Connecting Area Residents with Good Jobs

(Sep 07, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill hosted a public sector job fair along with Rep. Mike Schlossberg and Rep. Peter Schweyer to help connect area residents with a variety of good paying jobs with local, county and state agencies. Read more

 

Madden, McNeill to hold news conference on pet leasing bill Sept. 12 in Stroudsburg

(Sep 07, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, Sept. 7 – State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe and Jeanne McNeill D- Lehigh, are holding a news conference on their pet safety legislation 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe County (AWSOM), 3129 Godfrey Ridge Drive, Stroudsburg. Special guest speaker will be Kristen Tullo, Humane Society of the United States state director. Sandy Fellin, president of AWSOM, will also attend. The representatives want to stop pet stores from luring customers to buy a cute but expensive pet. They say customers sign what they believe is a loan that will allow them to make monthly payments, only to discover it’s not really a loan, but a lease. Other states such as California and Nevada have enacted legislation to ban the practice and similar legislation is currently awaiting consideration in the New York legislature. For more information contact Madden’s office at (570) 420-2850 . The media is invited to attend. Read more

 

Rent a pet? Two Pa. lawmakers hope to ban it before it comes back to bite owners

(Aug 31, 2018)

Believe it or not, renting a pet is an option these days - and two Democratic lawmakers want to stop it before it becomes a widespread option for Pennsylvanians in the market for a pet. Read more

 

Public Sector Job Fair

(Aug 21, 2018)

You're invited! Learn more about my Public Sector Job Fair. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg and McNeill to co-host Sept. 6 government jobs fair in Allentown

(Aug 21, 2018)

ALLENTOWN, Aug. 21 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg and Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, announced today they will co-host a government jobs fair from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Cumberland Gardens Boys & Girls Club Gym, 501 E. Susquehanna St. Designed to help local residents connect with government employers about work prospects, the event will include resume reviews, as well as representatives from several government agencies currently hiring. “Employment with the government offers stable, family-sustaining jobs for many people throughout Pennsylvania,” Schweyer said. “Our job fair will help prepare people for their first job, assist those revamping their career and provide everyone in between the tools necessary to succeed.” “Our community is filled with capable individuals with great potential,” Schlossberg said. “By highlighting professional opportunities in the Allentown area, my colleagues and I hope to help recruit high achieving employees for our government.” “Working with my colleagues to plan an event like this is important for the future of our area,” McNeill said. I look forward to meeting the hardworking people of the Lehigh Valley and to help with their professional development.” For more information about the event, contact Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270, Schlossberg’s office at 610-821-5577 or McNeill’s office at 610-266-1273. Read more

 

McNeill announces new funding for Crane Iron Works Site Revitalization in Lehigh County

(Aug 15, 2018)

WHITEHALL, Aug. 15 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced the former Crane Iron Works site located in Catasauqua, Lehigh County, received $1.5 million in funding for redevelopment purposes. “I am happy to see this important project received the funding it deserves,” McNeill said. “The revitalization of this site will play a crucial role in bringing jobs and private investments to our communities. I would like to thank Governor Tom Wolf for releasing the funding for the redevelopment, and I look forward to working with officials from Catasauqua and the state to ensure this project reaches its greatest potential.” The funds will be used to help transform the 12-acre property from a vacant and deteriorating property into a site full of commercial, residential and public uses. The site currently includes a $10 million building that serves as home to borough offices, fire department and police station. Specifically, the funding will be used to demolish obsolete industrial buildings and to install roadways, water, sewer, storm water, electric, gas and other infrastructure. McNeill noted the governor’s commitment to creating family-sustaining jobs, and hopes the project will lead to greater economic and employment implications for the Lehigh County. The project received funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program which works to provide economic stimulus to communities across Pennsylvania with hopes to Read more

 

McNeill: Pennsylvanians with Pre-Existing Conditions Need Coverage

(Jul 25, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Allentown to discuss a bill that would provide protections for Pennsylvanians who need health care but have a pre-existing condition. Read more

 

7/24/18 – Human Services for the Disabled Community – Bethlehem

(Jul 25, 2018)

Materials from public hearing hosted by State Rep. Jeanne McNeill. Read more

 

McNeill offering weekly outreach in Fountain Hill
Oct 09, 2018

McNeill announces funding for safer schools
Oct 04, 2018

McNeill calls addiction forum a successful first step; urges colleagues to do more
Sep 28, 2018

McNeill, Catasauqua High School to host Heroin and Opioid Forum
Sep 21, 2018

Lease a pet? Local reps produce legislation to end practice
Sep 17, 2018

Reps. Madden, McNeill propose animal rights legislation
Sep 13, 2018

BAD PAYMENT PLAN: Legislators Looking To Ban Predatory Lease-To-Own Pet Agreements
Sep 13, 2018

Legislation Against 'Pet Leasing' Proposed for Pennsylvania
Sep 13, 2018

State representatives trying to ban pet leasing in Pennsylvania
Sep 13, 2018

State representatives introduce legislation that makes 'pet leasing' illegal
Sep 13, 2018

Banning Pet Leasing
Sep 12, 2018

Reps. Madden, McNeill propose animal rights legislation
Sep 12, 2018

McNeill Connecting Area Residents with Good Jobs
Sep 07, 2018

Madden, McNeill to hold news conference on pet leasing bill Sept. 12 in Stroudsburg
Sep 07, 2018

Rent a pet? Two Pa. lawmakers hope to ban it before it comes back to bite owners
Aug 31, 2018

Public Sector Job Fair
Aug 21, 2018

Schweyer, Schlossberg and McNeill to co-host Sept. 6 government jobs fair in Allentown
Aug 21, 2018

McNeill announces new funding for Crane Iron Works Site Revitalization in Lehigh County
Aug 15, 2018

McNeill: Pennsylvanians with Pre-Existing Conditions Need Coverage
Jul 25, 2018

7/24/18 – Human Services for the Disabled Community – Bethlehem
Jul 25, 2018