Mullery takes ‘One.19’ initiative to Hazle Township

(Feb 13, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 13 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, continued his constituent and community outreach service dubbed “One.19” with a visit to Hazle Township. Read more

 

Mullery wants to make it easier to get deer hunting license

(Feb 08, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – Deer hunters could apply for their licenses online and the penalty for illegally setting body-gripping traps would be increased under two bills introduced this week by state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more

 

Local business to benefit from low-interest state loan

(Feb 06, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced today a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority for a local business in Luzerne County. American Paper Bag, located in Sugar Notch, was approved for a $1.4 million, 10-year loan at a 3.75 percent interest rate. A manufacturer of paper shopping bags and mailers, the loan will allow the business to expand and purchase equipment, including two bag production machines and one flex printer. “I am happy to see assistance coming to a quality business here in Luzerne County,” Mullery said. “When investments are made in local businesses, family-sustaining jobs are created, benefiting our whole community. I look forward to seeing how this loan will further the success of American Paper Bag.” American Paper Bag was one of three recipients approved for a loan. The project will enable a new printing process to offer clients an enhanced variety of shapes, sizes and designs for products, and is expected to create 38 full-time jobs in three years. PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery and equipment loans, along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, Read more

 

Local legislators like no taxes, more education funding from Wolf

(Feb 06, 2019)

Luzerne County’s state legislators were pleased that Gov. Tom Wolf did not call for any new taxes in his 2019-20 budget address and they welcomed the plan for more funding for education. Read more

 

Luzerne County projects benefit from Multimodal Transportation Fund

(Feb 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 1 – State Sen. John Yudichak, D-Luzerne/Carbon, along with state Reps. Gerald Mullery and Eddie Day Pashinski, both D-Luzerne, today announced four projects in Luzerne County’s 14th Senatorial District will receive $1.9 million in grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. Read more

 

119 Seconds with Jerry

(Jan 31, 2019)

On this episode of 119 Seconds with Jerry, Pa. state Rep. Jerry Mullery discusess his One.19 initiative, committee assignments, new Harrisburg office location, and his continued dedication to providing unmatched constituent services throughout the district. Read more

 

Mullery receives committee appointments

(Jan 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 30 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery was appointed to serve on four House committees for the 2019-20 legislative session: Education, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary and Labor and Industry. Read more

 

Get free assistance with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate

(Jan 23, 2019)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2018 tax year are available – and my office staff is ready to help you file yours for free! Read more

 

Mullery begins fifth term at state Capitol

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery today was sworn in for a fifth term during a ceremony at the state Capitol that marks the beginning of the 2019-20 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more

 

Mullery sees positive impact of Espy Run grant

(Dec 20, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery said today’s $500,000 grant announcement for Espy Run stream restoration is welcome news for the Hanover Township area. Read more

 

Hazleton airport receives $112,500 grant

(Dec 06, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – Hazleton Regional Airport today was awarded an $112,500 state grant, announced Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne. Mullery said the airport will use the funding to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield. “It’s always important to improve our regional assets and this grant will help the airport maintain its operations for years to come. I thank the Wolf administration for recognizing the Hazleton Regional Airport during this round of grants,” Mullery said. In total, 26 airports across the state will be receiving over $6 million in state investment. Included in the grants is $2.2 million in state funding from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program, which comes from the state’s jet fuel tax, and $4 million from the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Read more

 

2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Nov 29, 2018)

Please download and enjoy this free 2019 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more

 

Fighting hunger this holiday season

(Nov 20, 2018)

As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment and highlight resources across Pennsylvania that can assist those who may be experiencing food insecurity. Read more

 

Mullery: Local recreation improvement projects receive state funding

(Nov 16, 2018)

NANTICOKE, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today announced more than $70,000 in grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources was awarded for recreation improvement projects in Luzerne County. The Cindy Street Playground in West Hazleton received a $40,000 grant while the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor received $32,800 for trail development in Fairview and Wright townships. “It is incredibly important to provide our communities with quality recreational opportunities,” Mullery said. “I commend local partners for their work to ensure families now and for generations to come can enjoy the outdoors here in Northeast Pennsylvania, and I look forward to continuing my support in Harrisburg for these projects.” The funding for the Cindy Street Playground will be used to construct and install pedestrian walkways, parking areas, play equipment, handicap access, project signage and other related site improvements. The funding for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will be used to prepare a trail study to develop approximately 3 miles of trail in Fairview and Wright townships. Funding comes from the Keystone Fund, which is generated from a portion of the realty transfer tax; Environmental Stewardship Fund; ATV/Snowmobile Fund license fees; and federal money including the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The grant program provides support for Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Luzerne County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Mullery: West Hazleton business to expand and create more jobs

(Nov 07, 2018)

WEST HAZLETON, Nov. 7 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced that Summit Utility Structures LLC has been approved for a $1 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. Mullery said the company will purchase machinery and equipment to be installed at its new manufacturing facility in West Hazleton Borough. “Job creation is vital in our area and this project will create 25 full-time jobs and help retain 42 additional jobs,” Mullery said. “I am very excited Summit has decided to expand here in the 119 th Legislative District and offer family-sustaining wage jobs for my constituents.” The company plans to acquire a CNC plate processor, welding equipment, sand blaster, long seamer and overhead cranes. This month, PIDA approved a total of more than $3 million in low-interest loans to projects statewide, including Luzerne County. Mullery said that in 2018, PIDA approved $76.5 million in low-interest loans that have resulted in $109.5 million in private investment and supported 4,167 created and retained full-time jobs. “I am pleased the PIDA board felt the West Hazleton project warranted approval,” Mullery said. PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction, renovation work, machinery and equipment loans, along with Read more

 

Mullery: Local school districts approved for school safety grants

(Nov 02, 2018)

NANTICOKE, Nov. 2 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced today that several local school districts were approved for school safety grants by the state School Safety and Security Committee. Crestwood School District, Greater Nanticoke Area School District, Hanover Area School District, Hazleton Area School District, and Wyoming Valley West School District each received $25,000 to support one or more practices in their districts that promote school safety. “Continuing to ensure that our students are safe day in and day out while at school is an issue I take very seriously,” Mullery said. “I am happy to see this important funding come to the different school districts in my legislative district, and I look forward to continue working with school leaders to maximize funding for our students.” The School Safety and Security Committee was established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency by Act 44 of 2018 . School districts were able to submit to the committee an application to receive $25,000. The approved schools can use the funding for a variety of services, including purchasing security-related technology, hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists or supporting school safety-related trainings. Mullery said that he noted his thanks to Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration’s dedication to enhancing school safety across Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Senior prescription program expanded to help more people

(Oct 23, 2018)

I voted for legislation that would allow more senior citizens in Luzerne County and across the state pay for their prescription medication. Putting people first and focusing on health care is part of the House Democrats' Plan for Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Mullery votes to help more seniors afford prescriptions

(Oct 11, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – Thousands more senior citizens would be eligible for the state’s prescription assistance program under legislation that passed the House of Representatives today, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery. “Senior citizens should not be forced to choose between paying for their prescriptions and buying groceries. The state’s PACE and PACENET programs are virtual lifesavers for many Pennsylvanians and I was proud to co-sponsor and vote for this important bill,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. PACE provides low-cost prescriptions to those 65 or older who earn up to $14,500 for single people and up to $17,700 for married couples. House Bill 270 would enhance the additional tier of assistance for moderate-income people, known as PACENET, by increasing the income limit from $23,500 to $27,500 for single people and from $31,500 to $35,500 for married couples. According to estimates from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, more than 14,000 people would be eligible for benefits if the bill becomes law, including hundreds more in Luzerne County. “My office staff are happy to help people learn more and apply for PACE and PACENET, as well as other state programs. Anyone who’s interested should give us a call or stop by for assistance,” said Mullery, who maintains offices at 156 S. Market St. in Nanticoke (570-740-7031) and at 407 Centre St. in Freeland (570-636-3500). PACE and PACENET are funded by proceeds from Read more