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House OKs Mullery bill to increase penalty for body-gripping traps

(1 day ago)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – The penalty for illegally setting body-gripping traps would be increased under legislation that passed the House of Representatives unanimously today, according to the bill’s author, state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Mullery Stands with Residents and Families of White Haven Center

(Sep 17, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Jerry Mullery presented testimony in opposition to the proposed closure of the White Haven Center at a Department of Human Services hearing. Read more

 

Mullery announces $403,945 in grants for local projects

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – A multipurpose recreational field in Rice Township and a flood mitigation project in Newport Township will be completed thanks to two grants totaling more than $400,000 that were awarded today, announced state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Mullery: Manufacturing Jobs Begin with Supporting Our Startups

(Sep 06, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Gerald Mullery visited Ben Franklin Technology Partners in Bethlehem to discuss the important role they play in providing tech startups with the tools necessary to become successful and create jobs across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Mullery Fighting for White Haven Center and SCI-Retreat

(Sep 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Gerald Mullery discusses the next steps in opposition to the proposed closures of the White Haven Center and SCI-Retreat in "119 Seconds with Jerry". Read more

 

Mullery: Keep White Haven Center Open

(Aug 30, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Gerald Mullery is opposed to Gov. Wolf's call to close the White Haven Center, and believes a planned hearing is a charade. Read more

 

Mullery objects to planned closure of SCI-Retreat

(Aug 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 28 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery is readying himself for another battle: this time against the planned closure of the State Correctional Institution at Retreat. "This is more bad news for an area already reeling from last week's White Haven Center closure announcement impacting 122 residents, their families, over 400 workers, and the surrounding business community," said Mullery, D-Luzerne, of today's announcement by the state Department of Corrections. "This latest closure will impact another 400 employees – 80% of whom live in Luzerne County -- dealing another blow of job losses and economic impact to our region. "These decisions are easy to make from behind a desk in Harrisburg when you don't have to look those affected in the eyes or listen to their concerns. Governor Wolf and Secretary Wetzel need to visit Newport Township to see those whose lives they are disrupting and to hear, first-hand, the impact of this proposed decision," Mullery said. "Our corrections officers should be worried about safely patrolling the blocks they guard, not whether they will need to find a new job, uproot their family, or be able to pay their bills," Mullery added. "Thanks to the united front of local and state elected officials, business and industry leaders, and the community at large, we successfully blocked the last proposed closure and we will do so again." In 2017, Mullery and the rest of the Read more

 

Rep Mullery encourages the public to sign online petition

(Aug 27, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 27 – State Rep. Jerry Mullery, D-Luzerne, is asking residents to sign a petition to keep the White Haven Center open. Mullery said he opposes the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ decision to shutter the White Haven Center. “We need to let the Wolf administration know that hundreds of residents, their families and more than 400 caregivers are affected by this heartless move,” Mullery said. The Luzerne county lawmaker is directing people to his website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to add their name to the petition. “I want the governor to hear loud and clear the voice of those opposed to his decision, Mullery said. “Since he has yet to accept my invitation to visit the center, we must take our message to him.” Mullery is urging residents, their families and members of the community at large to offer or submit testimony at a Sept. 12 public hearing. The hearing, at St. Patrick’s Church in White Haven, will begin at 5 p.m. People interested in testifying should call 570-443-4201. Those wishing to submit written testimony can email RA-PWRAStateCenters@pa.gov . Read more

 

Help keep White Haven Center open

(Aug 27, 2019)

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White Haven public hearing a charade, should be canceled, Mullery says

(Aug 22, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 22 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery said the Sept. 12 public hearing regarding the state closure of the White Haven Center should be canceled because it’s nothing more than a charade. Read more

 

Mullery opposed to White Haven closure

(Aug 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 14 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery is opposed to the closure of the White Haven Center, as announced today by the state Department of Human Services. Read more

 

Mullery introduces bill to end child-run lemonade stand permits

(Aug 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 5 – A bipartisan bill which would end the regulation of child-run lemonade stands on private property has been introduced by state Rep. Gerald J. Mullery, D-Luzerne. “Lemonade stands are an American summertime tradition. Many adults grew up selling lemonade at their own stands in their neighborhoods, and now their kids cannot enjoy the excitement of selling cold drinks on hot, summer days,” Mullery said. Currently, children in Pennsylvania are prohibited from setting up and operating a lemonade stand in their front yard without obtaining a permit to do so from a municipality, township, or county in which they live. The bill would end what Mullery considers government overreach by stopping permit requirements for lemonade stands run by children younger than 18 on private property. Mullery said H.B. 1744 would make it easier for kids like Brian Lyons, a Plymouth 10-year-old who is fundraising to support his local fire company, raise money to help their community. “Our children should be encouraged to run lemonade stands. They can learn the value of earning money and an understanding of business principles, instead of having red tape interfering with youthful entrepreneurs,” Mullery said. Read more

 

$2 million awarded for Luzerne County projects

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – Two projects that will create a surgical medical office and breast health services center in Hazleton and separate residential treatment facility in Foster Township will be undertaken thanks to state grants totaling $2 million, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Mullery: Companies Need Skilled Workers

(Jul 17, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Gerald Mullery participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Allentown to discuss the importance of career and technical education in Pennsylvania. Mullery says Luzerne County has seen an influx of national and international companies and our CTE programs are vital to providing them with the skilled workforce they need. Read more

 

Mullery responds to Hanover school audit

(Jun 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 26 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery issued the following statement regarding the Hanover Area School District audit findings announced today by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale: Read more

 

Mullery Leads House in Opening Prayer

(Jun 18, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Gerald Mullery leads the House in the opening prayer, remembering fallen corrections officer Kristopher Moules who was killed in the line of duty at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility three years ago this July. Read more

 

Mullery bill would require road repairs following underground work

(Jun 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 12 – Public utilities and municipal authorities would be required to restore a roadway to the same or better condition as when they start underground work, under legislation introduced this week by state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

119 Seconds with Jerry

(Jun 05, 2019)

On this episode of 119 Seconds with Jerry, Pa. state Rep. Jerry Mullery highlights the many unique experiences his Youth Advisory Council had this year and encourages students to apply for next year's class. Applications will be accepted through June 30. Read more

 

Youth Advisory Council applicants sought by Mullery

(Jun 03, 2019)

NANTICOKE, June 3 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced that applications for the next term of the 119th Legislative District Youth Advisory Council will be accepted through June 30. Read more

 

REAL IDs are now available

(May 16, 2019)

As you may know, REAL ID is now available for Pennsylvanians who want one. Effective October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID to enter federal facilities that require identification, a military installation and board a domestic commercial flight. To get your REAL ID, gather the following documents: Proof of identity: (original or certified copy of a birth certificate or valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or passport card. Social Security Card Two proofs of current, physical PA address: examples include current, unexpired PA license or ID, PA vehicle registration, auto insurance card, or utility bill with the same name and address. Proof of all legal name changes: Certified marriage certificate, court order or divorce decree issued by your county’s family court. Visit one of the 12 PennDOT REAL ID Centers to receive your REAL ID at the time of service or your local PennDOT Driver License Center to receive your REAL ID within 15 business days. You DO NOT need a REAL ID to: Drive. Vote. Access hospitals. Visit the post office. Access federal courts. Apply for or receive federal benefits, such as Social Security or veterans’ benefits. A REAL ID driver's license or photo ID costs a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee ($30.50 for a four-year, non-commercial driver's license or photo ID). More information on REAL ID is available here . Read more