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Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(3 hours ago)

“I first became aware of this issue more than a decade ago when I was fortunate enough to meet several heroes in our communities – grandparents who stepped in to raise their grandchildren for various reasons,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “We passed three bills in 2018 to create important resources for grandparents, bills that I’m very proud will help thousands of people in need. However, our work on this issue is not complete, and it’s one reason why I’m trying to pass House Bill 2858 that would provide for legal services – including adoption – that kinship care families desperately need.” Read more

Veterans outreach available at Welby’s office

(10 minutes ago)

“We are very fortunate that brave men and women have valiantly served our country for generations. My office wants to be sure that they are aware of the various programs that our state offers to help them and their families,” Welby said. Read more

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski

(11 minutes ago)

The proposal builds on Pashinski’s 2018 legislation creating temporary guardianship for grandparents when parents of children are unable to care for them due to substance use disorder. Read more

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans

(1 day ago)

“Flood damage, stormwater and erosion issues don’t abide by municipal or political boundaries,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “Many miles separate our districts, but all the members of the Policy Committee here today represent municipalities with flooding concerns." Read more

Rep. Welby, Gerrity’s Supermarkets partner for county diaper drive

(1 day ago)

“Many people find themselves in the unfortunate circumstance of not being able to afford diapers for their young children and even adults with incontinence. It’s a serious health safety concern that must be addressed,” Welby said. Read more

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties

(Sep 26, 2022)

“Pennsylvania is proud of its mining history, in fact, it’s what helped shaped many parts of the state,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said. “Mining helped fuel everything from our state’s numerous industries to the small towns that formed and grew because of the jobs mines created. However, as we’ve seen in 45 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties that have abandoned mine lands, nothing improves unless organizations, working in lockstep with the government, address the issues created by abandoned mines. That’s why this work is so important, it transforms a problem into a resource.” Read more

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation with bipartisan support to reform hospital closure process

(Sep 23, 2022)

House Bill 2849 doubles the time in which a hospital system must notify state and local agencies of a planned closure from 90 to 180 days. Read more

Welby Reflects on His Time in Office

(Sep 23, 2022)

With his time in office nearing an end, Pa. state Rep. Thom Welby recently addressed the House Chamber to reflect on his experiences in Harrisburg. Welby says he was drawn to public service at an early age and has been honored to serve the people of Scranton and fight for their priorities in the legislature. Read more

Schlossberg Supports We the People Agenda

(Sep 22, 2022)

At a Capitol press conference, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined members of the We the People organization in calling for a more equitable legislative agenda in Harrisburg, particularly in regard to education funding and mental healthcare. Read more

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Op-Ed: Green investments position Lehigh Valley for success

(Sep 21, 2022)

What’s been done on behalf of the environment in recent months is astounding — both at the national level and here at home. Read more