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Pashinski: Child Care Programs Can Change Lives

(1 day ago)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Tom Wolf in Wilkes-Barre to highlight a $25 million child care tax credit program that will help working families better afford care and provide children with more opportunities to succeed. Read more

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Grandparents raising grandchildren discussion

(Sep 29, 2022)

Those in attendance spoke of the struggles they are facing, now being grandparents and taking on the role of caretaker for their grandchildren Read more

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Pa. lawmakers visit Banana Factory in Bethlehem

(Sep 29, 2022)

The group toured the building and got a look at some galleries, artist studios, and classrooms. Read more

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico

(Sep 29, 2022)

“We urge President Biden to ease the burden for Puerto Ricans, regardless of political or statehood status, and manage this situation with the same urgency that would involve any of the 50 states in the country. This is a matter of survival and empathy.” Read more

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Experts, advocates discuss challenges facing ‘grandfamilies’ in Pa.

(Sep 28, 2022)

‘Grandparents raising their grandchildren deserve and need the same amount of advocacy and support they are providing to those for whom they care,’ one advocate said Read more

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

Held at the Henry Student Center at Wilkes University, Wednesday’s hearing consisted of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, nonprofit founders and state officials. Read more

Veterans outreach available at Welby’s office

(Sep 27, 2022)

“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

(Sep 27, 2022)

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

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Legislation would help grandparents raising grandchildren get legal help

(Sep 27, 2022)

Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, has introduced legislation to create a Legal Services for Kinship Care Families Grant Program for eligible nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to kinship care families. Read more

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans

(Sep 27, 2022)

“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