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McNeill appointed chair of Northeast Democratic Delegation

House, Senate Dems Discuss Access to Health Care

(May 14, 2024)

“As a nurse, I saw too many patients arrive at our hospital with advanced disease because they didn’t have access to preventable care earlier. We have to fix this because we deserve better here in the Commonwealth,” Kosierowski added. “We have many challenges to work through, but I’m confident we can find solutions and reduce healthcare deserts in Pennsylvania.” Read more

 

Committee examines patient outcomes, nursing home care

(May 13, 2024)

“Funding and workforce challenges are at the heart of many of the issues facing health care facilities,” said Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, who worked in the health care sector as a registered nurse for 25 years. “Recruitment and retention are important, but we are also hearing that facility directors simply cannot fill all their openings.” Read more

 

Pashinski: Safety Does Not Have a Political Party

(May 09, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski gathered with colleagues, advocates, and Governor Josh Shapiro to applaud the administration on their efforts for a proposed $100 million in the upcoming budget to help prevent gun violence in our communities. Read more

 

Haddock on Funding to Prevent Gun Violence

(May 09, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock joined advocates, colleagues, and Governor Josh Shapiro to tout the administration's efforts to prevent gun violence in our communities. Haddock believes that the $37.5 million of grant funding proposed in the Governor’s budget will go a long way in helping local police departments to prevent needless loss of life due to gun violence. Read more

 

McNeill Co-Hosts Spring Senior Fair

(May 09, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill co-hosted a Spring Senior Fair, alongside state Senator Nick Miller, in Whitehall, PA. This is the first year they added veterans resources to help a broader spectrum of the community. Read more

 

Pashinski Rural Population Revitalization Commission Advances in House

(May 09, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski discusses his amendment to S.B. 277, which will create the Rural Population Revitalization Commission. The legislation, with his amendment, was passed out of the Pa. House on May 8, 2024. The commission would specialize in rural issues and report on population shifts, education needs and business development to help rural communities thrive. Read more

 

Committee examines Keystone Saves Retirement Accounts

(May 08, 2024)

“The reality is, roughly 2 million Pennsylvania workers don’t currently have access to a retirement savings plan through their place of employment,” said Mullins, who represents portions of Lackawanna County. “If we act now, this plan will not cost taxpayers a single dollar. But if we don’t address the retirement security crisis, it will cost the state nearly $20 billion in social safety net programs by 2040. This legislation not only provides help for retiring workers, but it also takes a major burden off our small business owners.” Read more

 

Siegel scrutinizes continued political games in failure of passage of gun reform legislation in the Pa. House

(May 08, 2024)

State Rep. Josh Siegel voted for two critical gun safety and reform bills that both failed to pass the Pennsylvania House of Representatives due to what he called a “disgusting lack of bipartisan support.” Read more

 

Schweyer Wants to Improve Teacher Certification Process

(May 03, 2024)

During a Pa. House Education Committee hearing at West Chester University, Chairman of the Pa. House Education Committee Rep. Peter Schweyer had a chance to ask officials from the Pa. Department of Education about how the legislature can help streamline the teacher certification process. Read more

 

Siegel issues statement on significance of ceremony for former state hospital

(May 03, 2024)

Following the Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission’s acknowledgment of the former Allentown State Hospital, state Rep. Josh Siegel issued the below statement: Read more

 

Pashinski’s outreach event helps residents fill out PTRR applications

(May 03, 2024)

Residents of the 121st Legislative District recently attended a legislative outreach event at Mineral Springs Village, announced state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. Read more

 

House OKs Madden bill to require employers to post discrimination policies

(May 02, 2024)

“By ensuring that policies are readily available for employees and supervisors to read, it is our hope that far fewer instances of discrimination and harassment will occur,” Madden said. Read more

 

Freeman bill to help craft breweries, distilleries passes Pa. House

(May 02, 2024)

Craft breweries and distilleries in PA that provide on-premises consumption could remain open past midnight on New Year's Eve and one other designated day a year. Read more

 

Schweyer Fights for Fair Funding of PA Schools

(May 01, 2024)

As a parent and Majority Chairman of the PA House Education Committee, Rep. Peter Schweyer knows the importance of adequate funding for PA schools. Schweyer says he and his fellow legislators have a moral obligation to make sure ALL PA kids have what they need in their classrooms each and every day, regardless of their ZIP Code. Read more

 

Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 01, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Indigent Defense Grant Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Salaries and benefits for staff, recruiting efforts to find/retain staff, training and development courses for staff, efforts to improve data collection, and any cost associated with gaps or needs in providing indigent defense, among other things. Funds: A total of $6,750,000 is expected to fund up to 67 grants (one in each county). Application Deadline: , May 23, 202d4 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (via Department of Homeland Security): Nonprofit Security Grant Program Who May Apply: Non-profit organizations may apply as a sub applicant through PEMA. PEMA is the direct applicant to the Department of Homeland Security. Use: Funds are to be used to enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places. Funds: $274,500,000 in federal funds are available for this national funding opportunity. $3,277,500 in funding is targeted toward Pennsylvania. Application Deadline: May 29, 2024, at 5 p.m. More information: PEMA Website Historical and Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care Grant Who May Apply: Local government entities and nonprofit organizations Use: Projects must relate to some aspect of Pennsylvania’s history and funds may be used for preservation of Read more

 

Siegel: Properly Dispose of Lithium Batteries

(May 01, 2024)

Pa. State Rep. Josh Siegel joined the Pennsylvania Waste Industry Association and other advocates to support Siegel's legislation, HB 2241, that would assist battery manufacturers in creating a statewide stewardship program for safe disposal of lithium-ion batteries, as well as public education for proper disposal. Lithium-ion batteries are found in several household products and if not disposed of properly can cause fires or bodily harm Read more

 

Siegel releases statement in support of community feedback for Allentown’s rezoning plan

(Apr 30, 2024)

State Rep. Josh Siegel released the following statement today regarding the rezoning of Allentown: Read more

 

Probst: Take Dark Money Out of Politics

(Apr 30, 2024)

Pa state Rep. Tara Probst joined activists and advocates at the state Capitol to rally behind a resolution that would make more transparent who is donating to political campaigns. Currently, the U.S. Constitution doesn't require contributions to be disclosed to the public, and this "dark money" can be used to sway elections Read more

 

House committee OKs Haddock bill to protect food processing workers

(Apr 30, 2024)

“This commonsense approach to workplace safety would ensure that not only is the food we put on our tables safe, but the workers are as well," Haddock said. Read more

 

Pashinski welcomes $319,028 to area schools for critical safety grants

(Apr 29, 2024)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski today announced that state funding has been awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to Luzerne County schools to improve school safety and support mental health programs for both students and staff. Read more

 

House, Senate Dems Discuss Access to Health Care
May 14, 2024

Committee examines patient outcomes, nursing home care
May 13, 2024

Pashinski: Safety Does Not Have a Political Party
May 09, 2024

Haddock on Funding to Prevent Gun Violence
May 09, 2024

McNeill Co-Hosts Spring Senior Fair
May 09, 2024

Pashinski Rural Population Revitalization Commission Advances in House
May 09, 2024

Committee examines Keystone Saves Retirement Accounts
May 08, 2024

Siegel scrutinizes continued political games in failure of passage of gun reform legislation in the Pa. House
May 08, 2024

Schweyer Wants to Improve Teacher Certification Process
May 03, 2024

Siegel issues statement on significance of ceremony for former state hospital
May 03, 2024

Pashinski’s outreach event helps residents fill out PTRR applications
May 03, 2024

House OKs Madden bill to require employers to post discrimination policies
May 02, 2024

Freeman bill to help craft breweries, distilleries passes Pa. House
May 02, 2024

Schweyer Fights for Fair Funding of PA Schools
May 01, 2024

Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 01, 2024

Siegel: Properly Dispose of Lithium Batteries
May 01, 2024

Siegel releases statement in support of community feedback for Allentown’s rezoning plan
Apr 30, 2024

Probst: Take Dark Money Out of Politics
Apr 30, 2024

House committee OKs Haddock bill to protect food processing workers
Apr 30, 2024

Pashinski welcomes $319,028 to area schools for critical safety grants
Apr 29, 2024