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Freeman welcomes nearly $215,000 in state grants

(Jan 16, 2024)

“Whether it’s for a park project or other important planning function, these grants will help the municipalities complete them in a timely manner," Freeman said. Read more

 

Kosierowski secures $375,000 in state grants

(Jan 16, 2024)

“It is always great to see grant dollars being returned to our area, and I look forward to the completion of these outdoor projects,” said Kosierowski. Read more

 

Haddock lauds nearly $500,000 in state recreation grants

(Jan 16, 2024)

"This funding is important because it will be used to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for residents, young and old alike," Haddock said. Read more

 

Schlossberg: BEF Commission report builds on Level Up proposal for permanent solution

(Jan 12, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – Today, Pennsylvania’s Basic Education Funding Commission delivered a report recommending significant investments to close the gaps between schools and deliver property tax relief to homeowners shouldering the largest burdens. State Rep. Mike Schlossberg released the following statement: “The majority report approved by the commission recognizes what my Level Up proposals attempted to resolve: Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts need more support from the Commonwealth to better serve our students. With an antiquated school funding system that relies on local property taxes to pay for education, districts with lower property values are always going to struggle to fulfill their obligations. It results in higher property taxes for homeowners and small businesses and short-changes students. By increasing the state’s share of funding to those struggling districts, allocating resources to new school construction, and providing property tax relief for homeowners, we can set a stronger, new course for Pennsylvania’s students. Level Up took a few big steps in addressing those issues, but it was never a permanent solution. Implementing this report IS the permanent solution. “I would like to take a moment to thank Education Committee chair Representative Pete Schweyer for his work and leadership on behalf of the House. With Senator Nick Miller also on the commission, the Read more

 

Schweyer: BEFC Report Creates New Pathway for Equitable Education Funding

(Jan 11, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer, Chair of the House Education Committee, is pleased with the final report from the Basic Education Funding Commission and feels its recommendations could have a huge impact for students across the commonwealth. In addition to increased funding for school districts that need it most, Schweyer says the report also aims to provide property tax relief and invest in new school buildings. Read more

 

Haddock Races in His First Feed Scurry

(Jan 10, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock joined many of his colleagues to race in his first Celebrity Feed Scurry Race at the Pa. Farm Show. Haddock was proud to place in the top half in 13th place on his first try and to be able to participate in an event that helps raise funds for Ag students. Read more

 

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 09, 2024)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 9 Read more

 

Siegel statement on 3rd anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021

(Jan 05, 2024)

State Rep. Josh Siegel released the following statement today regarding the three-year anniversary of the Jan. 6th insurrection: Read more

 

Freeman announces $175,000 environmental grant

(Jan 05, 2024)

The Wildlands Conservancy today was awarded a $175,000 Growing Greener grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, announced state Rep. Robert Freeman. Read more

 

Freeman lease-to-purchase bill would expand affordable home ownership

(Jan 03, 2024)

"One such model, the lease-to-purchase mortgage, allows a household to rent a home for a period before taking on the mortgage and ownership of the property with a portion of each month’s rent set aside in an escrow account and used to cover the down payment and closing costs," Freeman said. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing Read more

 

Pashinski Hosts Cocoa and Carols Event

(Dec 22, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski hosted a Cocoa and Carols event at his district office, welcoming area residents for some singing, cocoa and cookies, as well as an opportunity to voice their concerns and learn how his office can assist them with state programs and services. Read more

 

Pashinski, Flynn present state funding check to city of Wilkes-Barre

(Dec 22, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, along with state Sen. Marty Flynn’s Chief of Staff, Brian Doughton and Mayor George Brown, celebrated a state grant awarded to the city of Wilkes-Barre today. Read more

 

Pashinski hosts community for Cocoa and Carols open house

(Dec 21, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski welcomed residents of the community to his Cocoa and Carols open house Wednesday evening. Read more

 

Schweyer Applauds School Facility Construction Funding

(Dec 21, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer, chair of the House Education Committee, spoke at a press conference at South Philadelphia High School highlighting how additional funding for school facilities will help schools across Pennsylvania, including William Allen High School in his district which desperately needs a new boiler system. Schweyer thanked his colleagues for getting this measure across the finish line and will continue fighting for additional funding to upgrade aging school facilities. Read more

 

State lawmakers tout budget funding for school facilities

(Dec 21, 2023)

“For the first time in nearly a decade, the General Assembly has recognized the need for funding which allows school districts to address facility repairs and upgrades,” said Schweyer. “As a father of two in the Allentown School District, I have seen firsthand the need for funding so schools can provide the safe and comfortable learning environments that parents expect, and children deserve.” Read more

 

Lehigh legislators, officials applaud law to add judge to Court of Common Pleas

(Dec 20, 2023)

Lehigh County’s population has grown by 20% since 2004 -- the last time a judge was added to the county bench -- which has resulted in increased demand and increased challenges and complexity of the cases before the court. Read more

 

Haddock wants PUC to suspend PA American Water rate hike request

(Dec 20, 2023)

“It is my hope that the Pennsylvania American Water Co.’s recent request will be suspended so public input hearings can be scheduled in our region to allow for constituents to express their views before any verdict is reached by the PUC," Haddock wrote. Read more

 

Madden brings home $690K for Mount Pocono infrastructure

(Dec 20, 2023)

“Proper management of wastewater is vitally important to the public health of our residents. These dollars will allow the Mount Pocono Municipal Authority to complete critical upgrades to their systems,” said Madden. Read more

 

State funding to help recruit 15 cops in Bethlehem, 40 in Allentown

(Dec 20, 2023)

State Rep. Steve Samuelson said, “This funding will help attract and retain new police officers, and also let people know that the city of Bethlehem is a great place to work.” Read more

 

Freeman welcomes nearly $215,000 in state grants
Jan 16, 2024

Kosierowski secures $375,000 in state grants
Jan 16, 2024

Haddock lauds nearly $500,000 in state recreation grants
Jan 16, 2024

Schlossberg: BEF Commission report builds on Level Up proposal for permanent solution
Jan 12, 2024

Schweyer: BEFC Report Creates New Pathway for Equitable Education Funding
Jan 11, 2024

Haddock Races in His First Feed Scurry
Jan 10, 2024

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Jan 09, 2024

Siegel statement on 3rd anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021
Jan 05, 2024

Freeman announces $175,000 environmental grant
Jan 05, 2024

Freeman lease-to-purchase bill would expand affordable home ownership
Jan 03, 2024

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District
Jan 03, 2024

Pashinski Hosts Cocoa and Carols Event
Dec 22, 2023

Pashinski, Flynn present state funding check to city of Wilkes-Barre
Dec 22, 2023

Pashinski hosts community for Cocoa and Carols open house
Dec 21, 2023

Schweyer Applauds School Facility Construction Funding
Dec 21, 2023

State lawmakers tout budget funding for school facilities
Dec 21, 2023

Lehigh legislators, officials applaud law to add judge to Court of Common Pleas
Dec 20, 2023

Haddock wants PUC to suspend PA American Water rate hike request
Dec 20, 2023

Madden brings home $690K for Mount Pocono infrastructure
Dec 20, 2023

State funding to help recruit 15 cops in Bethlehem, 40 in Allentown
Dec 20, 2023