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

 

Summer 2019 Newsletter

(Jul 26, 2019)

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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

 

Mullery: Local school districts receive school safety and security grants

(May 01, 2019)

NANTICOKE, May 1 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today announced three local school districts received a combined total of more than $155,000 in state funding through the School Safety and Security Grant Program. Greater Nanticoke High School District received $13,560 to invest in trauma-informed approaches to education, Hanover Area High School District received $84,528 for security-related technology and security planning, while Hazleton Area School District received $57,069 for student, staff and visitor identification systems. “Investing in the safety and security of our students is one of the most, if not the most, important decision our state can make,” Mullery said. “I am happy to see local school districts taking steps to assess and develop programs that ensure school safety, and I am pleased to see the state playing a committed role in this process.” The grants come from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and are administered by the PCCD’s School Safety and Security Committee. The committee, which was formed last year, works to establish criteria school systems use to assess safety and security. Current project funding includes $52.5 million for schools. For a full list of recipients and their award amounts, visit the PCCD website . Read more

 

Mullery to host shredding event May 11

(Apr 30, 2019)

NANTICOKE, April 30 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, announced he will host a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon May 11 at Greater Nanticoke Area High School. Read more

 

'One.19' outreach takes Mullery to Newport Township

(Apr 08, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 8 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, continued his constituent and community outreach service dubbed “One.19” with a visit to Newport Township. Read more

 

$2.1 million in grants awarded for Luzerne County projects

(Mar 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 26 – More than $2.1 million in state grants today were awarded to fund 13 projects in the area of Luzerne County served by state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

House Democrats fight for seniors and families by delivering on Promise of Care

(Mar 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 20 – House Democratic lawmakers, in response to widespread concerns about patients and clients in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and long-term care homes not getting the quality care they deserve, announced a comprehensive package of bills to protect seniors and give family members the vital information they need to make the right choice for their grandparents and parents. As pension plans increasingly become a thing of the past and families become smaller and unable to care for elderly relatives in their own homes, House Democrats believe people need to know the long-term care options for their loved ones are the best possible – because, someday, we’ll all need a place to call home. While most facilities do a good job caring for patients and clients, as well as providing a stable place of employment for healthcare professionals, seniors, families and potential employees need the facts and protections these bills would deliver. The Promise of Care package includes: Making a Home truly a Home (Sponsored by Rep. Angel Cruz): A long-term care home shouldn’t feel like a hospital ward. This bill creates a voluntary Culture & Quality of Life Certification Program that would reward homes that go the extra mile to offer a rich, life-affirming program that treats residents like the individual people they are. Reporting Requirements when a Resident Passes (Two bills sponsored by Rep. Frank Burns): People Read more

 

State House votes to expand career, technical education

(Mar 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 19 – A bipartisan bill looking to boost career and technical education unanimously passed the state House of Representatives today, according to prime sponsor Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Mullery bill would help revitalize neighborhoods

(Mar 08, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 8 – Municipal governments would have an additional tool to fight blight and combat absentee landlords under legislation recently introduced by state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Mullery lauds True Value for creating hundreds of jobs

(Feb 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery said he welcomes the $150 million investment in a new distribution center in Hanover Township announced today by the True Value Company. Read more

 

House Democrats sponsoring bills to improve access to career & tech ed programs in Pa.

(Feb 19, 2019)

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, joined a Capitol news conference to announce a legislative package aimed at improving career and technical education opportunities. Read more