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Mullery likes governor’s commitment to career and technical education

(Feb 06, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2018-19 state budget proposal: “I was thrilled to hear the governor’s specific commitment to career and technical education that will ultimately lead to family-sustaining jobs for people living in Luzerne County and throughout Pennsylvania. I’m working with Republicans on a bipartisan package of bills on this important issue through my subcommittee appointment,” said Mullery, who serves as Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Career and Technical Education. “Additionally, I know the hardworking people of the 119th Legislative District are pleased the governor's budget contains no proposed tax increases on their families," Mullery said. “I understand this is the first step in the budget process. I remain willing to work across the aisle and with the administration to pass a responsible, on-time budget." Mullery said the governor's proposals go hand in hand with the House Democrats' Plan For PA, which includes supporting quality schools, good jobs and fair taxes for all Pennsylvanians. More information about the Plan For PA is available at http://planforpa.pahouse.com . Read more


2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 18, 2017)

Please download and enjoy this free 2018 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more


Story does not define the great people of Nanticoke

(Dec 05, 2017)

This is how Nanticoke was described in a recent Penn Live story about the opioid addiction problem facing towns large and small across our nation: “If you were to knock on people’s doors here, you will get all old people and addicts. That's it. That's what you get.” Obviously, the reporters didn't knock on too many doors in our community. Read more


Greater Nanticoke schools receive $19,300 state grant

(Nov 17, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – The Greater Nanticoke Area School District was awarded a $19,300 Safe Schools Equipment Grant by the state Department of Education, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery. Read more


$2.3 million awarded for Luzerne road, park projects

(Nov 14, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery and state Sen. John Yudichak said three Luzerne County projects today were approved to receive $2.3 million in state grants to build access roads and improve local parks. Read more


Wolf Administration Approves Luzerne County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production

(Nov 01, 2017)

The PA Department of Health approved a Luzerne County facility to begin growing and processing medical marijuana. Read more


Fall 2017 Newsletter

(Oct 30, 2017)

Stay up to date with what's going on in Harrisburg and the 119th District with my Fall 2017 newsletter. Read more


Mullery named to Labor Committee

(Oct 27, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery this week was appointed to the House Labor and Industry Committee. Read more


Mullery joins White House conference for Pa. officials

(Oct 12, 2017)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 12 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today took part in an invitation-only, bipartisan Pennsylvania House of Representatives White House Conference. “I am often contacted by constituents with issues pertaining to federal programs and impediments encountered with our federal government. As such, I will take advantage of any educational opportunities or cooperation I can foster with federal officials to help those I represent,” Mullery said. “Today, I was able to meet with many of the officials with whom I contact to solve constituent problems,” Mullery added. The conference was coordinated by the White House Intergovernmental Affairs team and included discussions among senior-level federal agency officials including Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more


Mullery takes ‘One.19’ initiative to Wright Township

(Oct 11, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – As part of his ongoing constituent and community outreach service dubbed “One.19,” state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, this week visited Wright Township. “The ‘One.19’ initiative enables me to hear firsthand concerns, complaints and priorities directly from my constituents,” Mullery said. The lawmaker is scheduling meetings and constituent service hours in all 19 communities of the 119 th Legislative District . This week, Mullery met with Ron Carter, Chris Mackiewicz and the staff at Performance Biomedical Inc. The company is a veteran-owned small business that provides specialized medical supplies. “Ron communicated his story and told how his business has grown thanks to his partnerships with CanBe, a small business incubator under CanDo, the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners,” Mullery said. Kenneth Okrepkie from Ben Franklin also joined the meeting. Mullery then met with officials from an automotive marshalling, inspection, processing and reconditioning company considering redevelopment of the former Foster Wheeler site in the Crestwood Industrial Park. The meeting included a review of plans and discussion of state assistance. Members of the Governor’s Action Team, state Sen. Lisa Baker’s office and Wright Township Supervisors were also present. “As part of this week’s visit, we did another Read more


Earth Conservancy offers job training program

(Oct 06, 2017)

In 2017, Earth Conservancy was awarded a $200,000 grant through the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program to implement a new job training program for local unemployed and underemployed residents (special emphasis is given to veterans) in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metro area. Although a new venture for EC, the Environmental Workforce Training Program is yet another way EC can help encourage revitalization in the region. Read more


Background on Equifax data breach incident

(Oct 06, 2017)

Detailed information on how PA residents can protect themselves after the Equifax data breach. Read more


Mullery hosts shredding event in Mountain Top

(Oct 02, 2017)

MOUNTAIN TOP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- People in Mountain Top got a chance to get rid of their personal information the safe way. State Rep. Gerald Mullery hosted a shredding event outside of Crestwood High School earlier today. Read more


State budget environmental cuts could jeopardize Nanticoke project

(Sep 13, 2017)

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, has announced that a project to transform land adjacent to a former manufactured gas plant into the Lower Broadway Recreation Complex may be on hold if state budget cuts proposed by some state lawmakers are instituted to Pennsylvania’s cleanup plan. Mullery said the planned project would include a park with athletic fields, a playground, walking trails, a skateboard park and marsh overlook. “Without necessary state funding, it puts our area in a precarious situation because the site needs to be transformed from an industrial blight area to a recreational site that we can all benefit from,” Mullery said. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) along with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), created Pennsylvania’s “Brownfields to Playfields” Pilot Program to clean up blighted areas. Each project receives a needs assessment, help in identifying appropriate assistance programs; education on sources and leveraging of funding; and streamlined coordination between state agencies, local governments, federal programs and private partners. “Environmental projects in my area will suffer greatly if the House Republican fiscal plan is passed,” Mullery said. We need to invest in our future landscape development now.” Read more


Free Wildlife Habitat Tours in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties on Sunday, Oct. 8 and in Carbon County Sunday, Oct. 1

(Sep 11, 2017)

P ennsylvania Game Commission announced the Northeast Region will host two state game lands wildlife habitat vehicular tours to highlight habitat enhancements, infrastructure improvements and hunting opportunities. All tours are free and open to the public. Carbon County: Sunday, Oct. 1, on State Game Lands 141, which is nearly 17,048 acres. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the large parking lot along state Route 93 on State Game Lands 141, Nesquehoning Township. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended for this 9-mile, self-guided driving tour. The tour will begin at the large parking area on the east side state Route 93 and travels east on a game lands road toward the Lehigh Gorge State Park, and back to state Route 93, exiting at the parking lot across from the game lands shooting range. The tour will pass habitat-improvement projects completed by the game lands food and cover crew stationed in Carbon County, along with help from the National Wild Turkey Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Ruffed Grouse Society. Game Commission personnel will be on hand to explain various points of interest, including wildlife habitat improvement projects. Luzerne and Wyoming counties: Sunday, Oct. 8, State Game Lands 57, which is nearly 44,600 acres. Registration to be held from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the headquarters on State Game Lands 57, Ricketts Station, Forkston Township, Wyoming County. Game Read more


Head Start funding expanded in Luzerne County

(Jul 31, 2017)

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today said he is pleased with the $1.95 million in supplemental federal allocations to expand high-quality pre-kindergarten and Head Start services for eligible children in Luzerne County. Read more


State budget proposal a ‘win’ for state correctional officers and employees

(Jul 28, 2017)

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today said he is pleased with amendments to the Administrative Code that would provide protections for employees at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institutions. Mullery said the new language passed by the Senate would require the Department of Corrections to hold public hearings before the agency can decide to close a state prison. A 30-day notice of the public hearing would have to be provided prior to scheduling. “This result is welcome news to the more than 400 employees at SCI-Retreat in my legislative district, and the thousands employed in corrections across the Commonwealth," Mullery said. In January, Mullery, along with Sen. John Yudichak and other members of the House and Senate Northeast Delegations, stood together to organize several hearings and informational sessions throughout the region to display the impact closure would have on the local economy. “This revision ensures the voices of employees, their families, local and state government officials, and all those in the community will be heard during the decision making process," Mullery added. SCI-Retreat, which is located in Newport Township, houses 1,103 inmates and employs more than 400 Luzerne County residents. Mullery is vice chairman of the Northeast Delegation. Read more


‘One.19’ initiative launched by Mullery

(Jul 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, July 25 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, launched a new constituent and community outreach service dubbed “One.19” in White Haven on Monday. The initiative involves scheduling meetings and constituent service hours in all 19 communities Mullery represents. Read more


Mullery votes for 2017-18 state spending plan

(Jun 30, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 30 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, issued the following statement regarding his vote for the $32 billion 2017-18 state spending plan which passed the House of Representatives and was sent to the governor. Read more


Mullery supports legislation to help club licensees

(Jun 13, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 13 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, said the state House of Representatives today passed legislation that would raise the fundraising thresholds for club licensees under the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act. Read more