Summer 2022 Newsletter

(Sep 08, 2022)

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Mullins Applauds Increases to Education Funding

(Aug 24, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins joined colleagues and Governor Wolf to celebrate new investments in education funding which will help generations of schoolchildren. Read more


Roots Radio Episode 7 - Representative Kyle Mullins

(Jun 24, 2022)

An incredible conversation with Pennsylvania State Representative Kyle Mullins conversation about ALS, about advocacy, about family, and about this club that we never wanted to be in, but are grateful for. Read more


Mullins: Help Struggling Pennsylvanians with Budget Surplus

(Jun 23, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins says we should be helping Pennsylvanians who are struggling with high gas prices and grocery bills, not hoarding a massive budget surplus in Harrisburg. Mullins says investing in people and supporting our communities is the responsible thing to do as we wrap up this state budget, we just need the GOP majority to finally agree to these priorities as well. Read more


Mullins lauds LSA grants totaling $3.35 million coming to the region

(Jun 10, 2022)

SCRANTON, June 10 – State Reps. Mike Carroll, Bridget M. Kosierowski, Kyle Mullins and Thom Welby today announced the distribution of Lackawanna County’s Local Share Account grants to communities throughout the county. A total of $3,352,343 was awarded by the Commonwealth Finance Authority to applicants in the communities served by Carroll, Kosierowski, Mullins and Welby. “These funds will allow our municipalities and local governments to undertake critically important projects that will improve the local economy and keep residents and visitors to our area safe,” said Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. “These grant awards are great examples of how LSA funding helps Pennsylvania communities improve infrastructure and safety.” “These grants will strengthen our communities and make improvements to the quality of life in the region, all while ensuring that the cost of these critical projects doesn’t fall on local taxpayers,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “It was a pleasure working with my House colleagues, municipal officials and organization leaders to successfully secure these funds.” “As our region continues to boom and grow in becoming one of the top places to work and live, it’s important that municipalities can receive the funds they need to keep communities attractive for families and businesses alike,” said Welby, D-Lackawanna. “I am pleased to see the CFA Board recognize the Read more


Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Apr 11, 2022)

Dear Neighbor, I hope this newsletter finds you andyour loved ones healthy, doing well, andlooking forward to Spring like we arein my family. I believe it’s important tosend these periodic updates to keep youinformed of my work on your behalf, bothhere at home and at the State Capitol inHarrisburg. Read more


Mullins: Here to Serve YOU!

(Mar 23, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins wants residents to know that his office is available to assist with state-related programs and services. Read more


Mullins: Commonwealth in Support of Passenger Rail Service

(Mar 01, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins asked about potential passenger rail projects in Lackawanna and Lehigh counties during a PA Budget hearing with PennDOT in Harrisburg. According to officials, Pennsylvania is ready to move forward and there is support for the Lackawanna Cutoff Initiative, pending findings from a study and a decision by Amtrak to proceed. Read more


Mullins, Welby announce $2.3 million investment for Scranton

(Nov 30, 2021)

SCRANTON, Nov. 30 – State Reps. Kyle Mullins and Thom Welby, both D-Lackawanna, today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded nearly $2.35 million in grant funding to several park rehabilitation projects in the 112th and 113th legislative districts. “Our residents deserve safe, clean and accessible parks and other outdoor recreational opportunities,” Mullins said. “I am grateful for the state’s recognition of the importance of enhancing our wonderful community assets. I will continue to advocate for these investments in our region as they undoubtedly improve the quality of life in our community.” “Making an investment in our parks means making an investment in our community,” Welby said. “I want to thank the DCNR for recognizing the importance of these projects, which will provide family-friendly environments for current and future generations.” The DCNR grants were made available through the Community Conservation Partnership Program. The following parks received funds: Nay Aug Park - $2 million for the construction of pool, spray park, bathhouse and pavilion; installation of filtration and recirculation systems, utilities and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Weston Park - $198,000 for the renovation of pool building and parking areas; construction of pedestrian walkway, internal loop Read more


Mullins: Fairly Fund Our Schools

(Nov 08, 2021)

At a rally in support of striking teachers in the Scranton School District, Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins says his focus will continue to be on returning Scranton students to their classrooms, with underfunded school districts - at long last - being fairly funded by the state. Read more


Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more


Mullins: Get Out and Vote

(Oct 29, 2021)

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, and whether you choose to vote in-person or by mail, Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins is urging everyone to participate and make their voice heard. Read more


LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Read more


Residents recall post-speech interactions with President Biden

(Oct 21, 2021)

"We've got aging infrastructure, we've got roads and bridges that desperately need attention and rebuilding," Mullins said. "We've got schools with lead pipes and asbestos issues." Read more


Two-day hearing discusses how colleges fill in-demand careers

(Oct 20, 2021)

SCRANTON, Oct. 20 – The labor market in northeast Pennsylvania needs workers, and a two-day hearing in Tunkhannock and Scranton focused on how the region prepares students for success. “Students coming out of their high school years need opportunities like those provided here,” said state Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. “My own kids came out of a preparatory school and I know as a mom that it was challenging to navigate finding the right opportunities for them and their peers. I am excited for my colleagues to learn about the different programs offered here like the Level Up Program, the SOAR Program of Study, Dual Enrollment, and continuing education programs.” The hearing was held at 409 on Adams, the student-run restaurant on the Scranton campus of Lackawanna College. Lawmakers heard from Dr. Jill Murray, president of Lackawanna College; Melissa Turlip, director of programming at the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains; and Colins Furneaux, educational coordinator for Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium. Testifiers highlighted the importance of career and technical education and the unique partnerships Lackawanna College and the Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium have made with small businesses and industry in the region. “Our caucus is squarely focused on efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars, especially on the back end when students graduate,” said state Rep. Kyle Mullins. Read more


Mullins to Partner with Local Pharmacy, Home Health Agency for Drive-Up Health and Flu Shot Clinic

(Oct 04, 2021)

OLYPHANT, Oct. 4 – With flu season fast approaching, state Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, is partnering with Medicap Pharmacy and Home Health Care Professionals and Hospice for a flu shot clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at 518 Burke Bypass, Olyphant. Mullins said the clinic will be an easy way for residents to boost their immunity before flu infections intensify later this fall and through the winter months. Information on a variety of health programs will be available for constituents along with first, second, and booster COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with CDC guidance. "Every day, I work toward making our communities healthy and safe places to live, work, and raise a family. Connecting constituents with preventative health measures is the driving force behind this event," Mullins said. "Perhaps now more than ever, we are painfully aware of the severity of viral infections and the importance of protecting ourselves in a preventative manner." Pharmacy and home health agency professionals remind attendees to bring their insurance card. Read more


Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.

(Sep 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – A group of House Democrat legislators unveiled their plan to raise awareness to a growing epidemic of many families and seniors on fixed incomes who are unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments. State Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna; and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, were joined by their legislative colleagues to announce their diaper drive campaign. “Affordable and equitable access to clean diapers establishes a healthy foundation for every infant, while incontinence products help our older adults with their needs,” Hill-Evans said. “Throughout the fall legislative session, I will continue to advocate for my bills that are currently in the House Health Committee – bills that address basic needs and help families with financial burdens for the 1 in 3 U.S. families that experience diaper need.” Davis said it’s heartbreaking to think that a child could remain in a soiled diaper just because there are not enough diapers to go around. “Diaper Need Awareness Week should serve as a reminder to all of us that a lack of diapers for infants and toddlers, and incontinence products for adults, is a public health issue that needs to be addressed,” Davis said. “A third of families are struggling to provide this essential need, an alarming statistic considering we are talking about the basic needs of both seniors and children Read more


The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!

(Sep 24, 2021)

Decades of underfunding our infrastructure, of relying upon a patchwork and reactive approaches has slammed into reality. Our nation faces unprecedented extreme weather events and other challenges from coast to coast which threaten our well-being. Thus far, the response of Congress has been inadequate. Where the need for new infrastructure investment is $5 trillion or more, the Senate’s “Infrastructure and Jobs Act” proposes just $550 billion of new spending. While we support this, it lands far short of the mark. We, the undersigned, are rallying our citizens to demand that Congress respond to this crisis in a way which is appropriate: The establishment of a large, $5 trillion National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in HR 3339, which is before the current session of Congress. This $5 trillion public bank does not rely upon the appropriations process. It does not require new federal taxes and will not increase our deficit. By repurposing existing Treasury debt, as was done previously in U.S. history, it will finance everything we need, and quickly. We will be able to build multiple layers at the same time, such as water, sewer, rail, power, all of which inhabit the same space. Infrastructure requires concerted federal action. We need a new power grid, a new high speed rail system, and large-scale water projects like those last erected under President Franklin Roosevelt. The impact of Hurricane Ida on Pennsylvania exposed the Read more


Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues to host 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' news conference and donation event Monday at state Capitol

(Sep 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 23 – State Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Kyle Mullins, D- Lackawanna; and Eddie Day Pashinski, D- Luzerne, will host a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27 in the Capitol East Wing Rotunda to officially kick off "Diaper Need Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania. Hill-Evans said the event will coincide with a week-long Diaper Drive. Donation boxes will be set up outside the Capitol offices of the participating legislators beginning Monday, Sept. 27 and ending Friday, Oct. 1. The Diaper Drive is being held in conjunction with Healthy Steps Diaper Bank. Diaper Need Awareness Week, along with legislative proposals such as H.B. 692 and H.B. 888 , aim to expand access to diapers and ensure that all children in Pennsylvania are clean, healthy and dry. Read more


Mullins named to PA House Appropriations Committee

(Sep 22, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 22 – State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. “Membership on the Appropriations Committee comes as a deep honor but also with significant responsibility as the committee is not only tasked with the state's budget every year, but also considers major fiscal policies that directly impact students, seniors, businesses and workers throughout the Commonwealth," Mullins said. “Nothing motivates me more than working to improve the lives of the people I serve and making positive impacts in the communities we call home. This new committee assignment is a powerful way to advocate for my district and to ensure that my constituents' hard-earned dollars are effectively put to work.” In addition to the Appropriations committee, Mullins also serves on the House Consumer Affairs, Insurance, Local Government and Transportation committees. All five committees hear testimony and review legislation related to their respective topic area before being voted on by the entire House, thus helping to drive state policy in these areas. Mullins is serving in his second term as state representative for the 112th Legislative District, which includes Archbald, Blakely, Dunmore, Jessup, Olyphant, Throop and portions of Scranton. Read more