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Madden, McNeill re-elected to Northeast Delegation leadership; Kosierowski added to leadership team

State officials tour areas affected by heavy flooding

(Oct 10, 2023)

"We have so much water coming from up on the mountain and coming down, we've got to find a way that it stays in the creek beds or a way that the flow stays away from the owners' houses here," said PA Rep. Mark Rozzi, (D) 126th District. Read more

 

ArtsQuest calls on lawmakers to pass bill to stop third-party ticket selling

(Oct 10, 2023)

ArtsQuest and state Rep. Steve Samuelson are calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would put an end to what's known as speculative ticket selling. Read more

 

Bill to quash sketchy concert ticket sales gets backing from ArtsQuest, local legislators

(Oct 10, 2023)

"It's common sense," Rep. Samuelson said. "You shouldn't be able to sell something you don't have. When you go to the neighborhood grocery, they don't sell what they don't have. Let's protect the consumer in Pennsylvania." Read more

 

Pa. bill would give public housing authorities in smaller cities the power to make their own police departments

(Oct 10, 2023)

"Currently, the only communities that are able to create public housing police forces are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and yet, many smaller cities also face similar problems with crime," said state Rep. Robert Freeman. Read more

 

Lawmakers host domestic violence panel

(Oct 10, 2023)

Sen. Schwank and state Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz (D-129) hosted a panel to discuss domestic violence and ways to prevent it. Both lawmakers agree, talking about domestic violence needs to start with young adults. Read more

 

‘It’s common sense’: ArtsQuest gets behind Pa. law that would end speculative ticket sales

(Oct 10, 2023)

“Let’s protect the consumers of Pennsylvania,” said Rep. Steve Samuelson, who was joined at the press conference by ArtsQuest CEO and President Kassie Hilgert and Rep. Jeanne McNeill. Read more

 

GoggleWorks breaks ground on Art Park featuring new restaurant, greenspaces, and outdoor venue

(Oct 09, 2023)

A roster of invited dignitaries participated in the activities and espoused the significance of the GoggleWorks Art Park for the Reading community, including PA House Reps. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz and Manny Guzman. Read more

 

Rozzi to welcome DEP Secretary Richard Negrin and PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll to Berks County to explore flood damage, prevention measures next week

(Oct 06, 2023)

Rozzi will take Carroll and Negrin through Muhlenberg and Antietam townships on Tuesday, Oct. 10, where flooding caused millions of dollars’ worth in damages this past summer and community-wide restoration efforts continue. Read more

 

Freeman: Local parks will be renovated with $469,000 in grants

(Oct 06, 2023)

“These grants show the importance of improved and accessible recreational spaces in our communities,” Freeman said. “Parks, trails and other green spaces offer relaxation and locations for people to enjoy either alone or with friends and family.” Read more

 

Kosierowski welcomes $60,000 grant for Greenfield park

(Oct 06, 2023)

"It’s always nice when residents directly benefit from state funding, and this is just one example of that happening in our area,” said Kosierowski. Read more

 

New Lehigh County initiative aims to help those ‘left behind’ in aftermath of suicide

(Oct 06, 2023)

“Do we value suicide prevention as a society, or not?” Rep. Schlossberg said. “If you’ve got successful programs that have proven they can make a difference, like Pinebrook, we need to fund them.” Read more

 

Pashinski on Rural Population Trends

(Oct 05, 2023)

Majority Chairman of the Pa. House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski spoke during a Center for Rural Pennsylvania press conference on their recent findings regarding rural population trends in the Commonwealth. Given the wide range of policies that are impacted by population change, long-term planning that incorporates the expertise of a variety of stakeholders—including state and local officials, nonprofit groups, business and industry leaders, among others—will ensure that the Commonwealth is prepared for these changes, and that our rural communities remain resilient in the coming decades. To learn more about this research, visit the Center’s website for its most recent publication, "Pennsylvania Population Projections 2050: A First Look," here: https://www.rural.pa.gov/data/population-projections . Read more

 

Shapiro Administration Invests $52.5 Million In Recreation And Conservation Projects Across The Commonwealth

(Oct 05, 2023)

“The South Bethlehem Greenway has been a ribbon of connectivity in our community for 20 years," said Rep. Steve Samuelson. "Thank you, Governor Shapiro, for this critical funding to enable the Greenway and the Saucon Rail Trail to connect for 20 miles.” Read more

 

South Bethlehem Greenway link to Saucon Rail Trail boosted with $500K grant

(Oct 05, 2023)

Democratic Lehigh Valley state Reps. Steve Samuelson and Jeanne McNeill joined Gov. Shapiro at the announcement. Read more

 

Schlossberg praises inclusion of $100 million for mental health services

(Oct 04, 2023)

"The plan has been thoroughly vetted. Our only remaining task is to put the money to use serving Pennsylvanians by strengthening our behavioral and mental health care system,” said Schlossberg. Read more

 

Frozen mice, mealworms, flamingo food: The high cost of wildlife rehab in Pennsylvania

(Oct 04, 2023)

A bill from Rep. Probst would create a grant program to wildlife rehabilitators that would be administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Read more

 

Funds continue to be tied up well into Pa.'s fiscal year as unfinished budget business remains in Harrisburg

(Oct 04, 2023)

"At some point these guys have to pick. Do they want to be intellectually honest and pass tax cuts even if they're written by Democrats, or do they just want to whine?" Rep. Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Legislation Seeks to Provide Grants for Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

(Oct 04, 2023)

The proposed legislation is sponsored by Rep. Tarah Probst, who emphasizes the importance of wildlife rehabilitators in caring for injured and displaced wildlife. Read more

 

Population projections highlight need for long-term solutions to sustain rural Pa.

(Oct 04, 2023)

“The population projections will help inform medium and long-term planning at the county, regional, and state levels,” state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, who also serves as vice chair for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, said. Read more

 

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Releases Pennsylvania Population Projections Through 2050

(Oct 04, 2023)

“The population projections will help inform medium and long-term planning at the county, regional, and state levels,” said Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors Vice Chairman, Representative Eddie Day Pashinski Read more

 

State officials tour areas affected by heavy flooding
Oct 10, 2023

ArtsQuest calls on lawmakers to pass bill to stop third-party ticket selling
Oct 10, 2023

Bill to quash sketchy concert ticket sales gets backing from ArtsQuest, local legislators
Oct 10, 2023

Pa. bill would give public housing authorities in smaller cities the power to make their own police departments
Oct 10, 2023

Lawmakers host domestic violence panel
Oct 10, 2023

‘It’s common sense’: ArtsQuest gets behind Pa. law that would end speculative ticket sales
Oct 10, 2023

GoggleWorks breaks ground on Art Park featuring new restaurant, greenspaces, and outdoor venue
Oct 09, 2023

Rozzi to welcome DEP Secretary Richard Negrin and PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll to Berks County to explore flood damage, prevention measures next week
Oct 06, 2023

Freeman: Local parks will be renovated with $469,000 in grants
Oct 06, 2023

Kosierowski welcomes $60,000 grant for Greenfield park
Oct 06, 2023

New Lehigh County initiative aims to help those ‘left behind’ in aftermath of suicide
Oct 06, 2023

Pashinski on Rural Population Trends
Oct 05, 2023

Shapiro Administration Invests $52.5 Million In Recreation And Conservation Projects Across The Commonwealth
Oct 05, 2023

South Bethlehem Greenway link to Saucon Rail Trail boosted with $500K grant
Oct 05, 2023

Schlossberg praises inclusion of $100 million for mental health services
Oct 04, 2023

Frozen mice, mealworms, flamingo food: The high cost of wildlife rehab in Pennsylvania
Oct 04, 2023

Funds continue to be tied up well into Pa.'s fiscal year as unfinished budget business remains in Harrisburg
Oct 04, 2023

Pennsylvania Legislation Seeks to Provide Grants for Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers
Oct 04, 2023

Population projections highlight need for long-term solutions to sustain rural Pa.
Oct 04, 2023

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Releases Pennsylvania Population Projections Through 2050
Oct 04, 2023