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Nanticoke Police receive drug collection grant

(Jun 01, 2017)

NANTICOKE, June 1 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery congratulates the Nanticoke Police Department on receipt of a drug collection unit grant. Read more

 

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(May 22, 2017)

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Hanover Township traffic signal upgrade possible through state grant

(May 11, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 11 – Hanover Township will upgrade its traffic signals thanks in part to a $96,528 grant awarded today by PennDOT, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Mullery legislation to help ease burden on club licensees

(May 05, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 5 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, introduced legislation that would help ease the reporting and fundraising burdens on club licensees under the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act. Read more

 

Illegally setting body-gripping traps would face increased penalty under Mullery bill

(Apr 27, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 27 – In an effort to better protect dogs and other domestic animals, state Rep. Gerald Mullery introduced legislation that would increase the penalty for illegally setting body-gripping traps. Read more

 

Legislation would reduce penalty for forgetting hunting license

(Apr 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – Hunters who forget their license when they go into the woods would face a reduced penalty under legislation introduced by state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Mullery to host shredding event May 6

(Apr 24, 2017)

NANTICOKE, April 24 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, announced he will host a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon May 6 in the parking lot of Greater Nanticoke Area High School off of Kosciuszko Street. Read more

 

Mullery announces grants for West Hazleton, Freeland schools to provide healthier meals

(Apr 12, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – Students at two local schools will be eating healthier thanks to food service equipment grants, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne. Read more

 

Mullery worked to secure over $2.25 million in Local Share Account Funds

(Mar 30, 2017)

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced more than $2.25 million in grants that will help local governments and various organizations in Luzerne County. “These economic and community development projects are vital to people living in Luzerne County because they help to provide a better quality of life for families,” Mullery said. Mullery said he is pleased the state will provide the necessary financial support to help fund the projects. Mullery announced the following grants: • $490,000 to Hanover Township for multiple projects, including $240,000 for Lower South Valley Council of Government to buy road restoration equipment; • $250,000 to Hazle Township for the Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority for sewer overflow concerns and • $23,825 for the Association of the Blind organization to buy a van; • $300,000 to Larksville Borough for paving projects and ADA ramps on Greenwave Boulevard; • $478,198 to Nanticoke City for the Main Street revitalization program; • $39,500 to Nuangola Borough for the Nuangola Lake Pavilion Renovation Project; • $291,000 to Plymouth Borough for the Beverly Drive and Smith Rowe Stormwater Management Project; • $26,775 to Plymouth Township to buy a backhoe; • $33,939 for Rice Township for Ice Lakes dam retrofit project; • $183,725 to West Hazleton Borough for Fawn Drive reconstruction; and • $140,000 to Wright Township for paving in Walden Park. The Read more

 

Mullery announces $450,000 in state funding for area sewer work

(Mar 29, 2017)

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today announced that a total of $450,000 in state water and sewer funding has been awarded in the district. “This funding is great news for our area because the water treatment and sewer projects are designed to benefit our region and enhance safety,” Mullery said. The projects are as follows: • A $250,000 grant has been awarded to the Newport Township Authority to upgrade three existing pump stations which convey sewerage to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority for treatment and discharge. All three stations were constructed 35 years ago and are in need of repairs. The upgrade will replace, motor control centers, flow meters, lighting and upgrades to the heating systems in all three pump stations. In addition, two pumps in station one will be replaced. • A $200,000 grant is for Nanticoke City to replace the sewer main on West Main Street. The city is planning to replace the sewer main on West Main Street from the intersection of West Main and West Church streets. The sewer main is over 100 years old and has deteriorated beyond repair. The funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA Read more

 

Mullery’s antlerless hunting license bill approved by House committee

(Mar 21, 2017)

The Pa. House Game and Fisheries committee approved legislation ( H.B. 275 ) sponsored by state Rep. Gerald J. Mullery, D-Luzerne, that would allow hunters to apply for doe licenses online. The legislation now awaits a full House vote. “It’s time to upgrade our antiquated system and provide sports enthusiasts with a more convenient and efficient way of applying for and receiving hunting licenses,” said Mullery, who serves as Democratic vice chairman of the Game and Fisheries Committee. Currently, hunters apply for antlerless deer licenses by sending an application to a county treasurer or similar official. Mullery said many counties do not always have the financial resources or staff to process license applications in a timely manner. “In this day and age, there is no reason why a Pennsylvania resident should not be able to get an antlerless license online,” Mullery said. The Luzerne County lawmaker said the current system is managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. That state agency is responsible for determining the number of antlerless licenses to be given out, while the actual distribution of permits is the responsibility of each county Treasurer’s office. While applying for a doe license, hunters across the state fill out a form, write a check and submit it to the county treasurer in their hometown. “We have a lot of hunters out there who were excluded from participating in hunting in the past because of the Read more

 

State Rep. Gerald Mullery was elected Northeast Delegation vice chairman

(Mar 13, 2017)

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, was elected Northeast Delegation vice chairman for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. Mullery will serve in the post for the 2017-18 legislative session. “I look forward to continuing to work on the issues that affect citizens throughout northeastern Pennsylvania,” Mullery said. Just recently, members of the delegation were instrumental in keeping two state prisons open in Luzerne and Schuylkill counties. They had been on the list of five state prisons that were being considered for closure by Gov. Tom Wolf. Members composed an online signature writing campaign, held hearings and conducted local meetings in their districts about the prison situation. “Members of the delegation showed solidarity and made a strong case to keep both prisons open at a Senate policy hearing held in Harrisburg,” Mullery said. Mullery said members of the delegation work well together and he remains committed to fight for his constituents’ needs and concerns. The Northeast Democratic Delegation consists of House members from Berks, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties. Read more

 

Mullery responds to governor’s budget proposal

(Feb 07, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 7 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, offered the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 state budget proposal that was unveiled today at the Capitol. Read more

 

Mullery looks to close loophole in DUI law

(Feb 06, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery has reintroduced legislation that would ensure all victims of DUI accidents can be fully compensated for their injuries and damage to their property. Read more

 

Mullery introduces antlerless hunting license bill

(Feb 02, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 2 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, has reintroduced legislation (H.B. 275) to update the current antlerless hunting licensing system, which would allow hunters to apply for doe licenses online. “It's time to modernize this antiquated system,” said Mullery, who serves as Democratic vice chairman of the Game and Fisheries Committee. “Hunting and fishing licenses are available online, and there is no reason why a Pennsylvania resident should not be able to obtain an antlerless license the same way.” The current system is managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, responsible for determining the number of antlerless licenses to be allocated, while the actual distribution of permits is the responsibility of each county treasurers’ office. When applying for a doe license, hunters across the state fill out a form, write a check and submit it to the county treasurer, normally the one in their home county. However, Mullery points out that the current system is outdated and doesn’t always work because there are some counties that don’t always have the financial resources or staff to process applications in a timely manner. “There have been situations in the past, specifically in Luzerne County, where hunters, were shut out of the season simply because of the failure to process applications on time,” Mullery said. “Again, there really is no reason why these Read more

 

Committee appointments received by Mullery

(Jan 31, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 31 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery was appointed to serve on four House committees for the 2017-18 legislative session: Education, Judiciary, Health and Game and Fisheries. Read more

 

Mullery concerned with Corrections secretary’s testimony regarding potential closure of SCI-Retreat (with VIDEO)

(Jan 23, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 23 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, offered the following statement after a public hearing and rally that were held today at the state Capitol regarding the potential prison closings being proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. 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

 

Northeast state legislators send governor letter for prison public hearings

(Jan 13, 2017)

State Rep. Gerry Mullery, D-Newport Township, said members of the House of Representatives Northeast Delegation are showing solidarity by sending a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf expressing dismay at the recent state Department of Corrections announcement of impending closure of two state correctional facilities in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The pending closure date is Jan. 26. Mullery said members want to delay any decision about the closings until public hearings are held so that those affected can offer testimony. “Our region has been disproportionately impacted by the decision, with three of the potential five facilities within our boundaries.” Mullery said. “We need to hold public hearings so our constituents can be heard before any decisions are made.” The Luzerne County legislator said with less than six months of notice, staff and their families may be forced to relocate from the areas around SCI Frackville, SCI Retreat, and SCI Waymart as they seek employment at other correctional institutions or in other fields. “Besides the pending loss of jobs in our area, the economic impact is estimated to be more than $57 million and $1 million in annual tax revenue to local school districts,” Mullery said. “We need to look at all the facts and figures before the Governor makes his decision.” The SCI-Retreat, which is located in Mullery's legislative district, houses 1,103 inmates. It employs 400 people, 79 Read more

 

Core-Mark expansion good news for Hanover Township

(Jan 13, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 13 – Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, welcomes the news that Core-Mark Holding International Inc. will bring 25 jobs to its expanded operations in Hanover Township. Read more