Madden: Americans Support Responsible Firearms Ownership

(Jun 08, 2022)

How much more violence, heartbreak and death must we suffer before enough is enough, she asks? Pa. Democrats, Madden said, have a vision, a plan and the legislation to make a difference and strengthen the safety of our schools and our communities. Read more

 

Pennsylvania math test scores are abysmal. A new approach developed by an Easton man could boost them

(Jun 07, 2022)

Created by Easton resident Robert Sun, First in Math is an online resource that includes math-related games and activities that are intended to improve a student’s math skills and comprehension. In the House, the bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton. Read more

 

Community Volunteer Honored for Outstanding Contributions to National Museum of Industrial History

(Jun 07, 2022)

PA House Representative Steve Samuelson presented Anne with an official citation for her contributions to the community. Read more

 

Confiscate illegally operated ATVs and dirt bikes? Pa. bill would allow cities — including Allentown — to seize them as contraband

(Jun 07, 2022)

Schlossberg said it was “about giving law enforcement the tools they need” to make streets safe. Schweyer said, “Ultimately, the goal is to be able to seize these vehicles when they’re being used in a manner that is unsafe.” Read more

 

A look at Lehigh Valley lawmakers and their positions on gun legislation

(Jun 06, 2022)

Armchair Lehigh Valley looked at votes and legislation sponsorships by Lehigh Valley lawmakers. Read more

 

Calls for action on gun control grow after wave of mass shootings

(Jun 06, 2022)

"We can't get our arms around something that is literally killing America's children on a daily and weekly basis. It is shameful. It is the great shame of our generation," said Rep. Schweyer. Read more

 

A new mental health emergency number launches in July. Some hope 988 is a catalyst for bigger change

(Jun 06, 2022)

“988 can be a gateway, it can be an entry point, into the mental health system — a system that a lot of people have struggled accessing it,” said Rep. Mike Schlossberg. “There really is an incredible moment here.” Read more

 

Pashinski receives Legislator of the Year Award from Pa. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

(Jun 06, 2022)

PAND said Pashinski was selected as Legislator of the Year for his support of critical bills in the state House and participation in NEPAND events. Read more

 

June 2022 Monroe Matters

(Jun 03, 2022)

On this episode of Monroe Matters, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden chats with PA Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Donna Bullock about the legacy of K. Leroy Irvis, curtailing gun violence, and her work on the School Safety & Security Committee. Plus Northeast Delegation Director Geoff Morrow interviews Parkland, Florida, parent Tony Montalto, who's embarked on a mission to make schools safer after his daughter was murdered in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Read more

 

Community, local officials gather to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day

(Jun 03, 2022)

"Now is the time for all of us, to raise your voices, to raise our voices," said PA State Rep. Steve Samuelson. Read more

 

Workforce shortages growing, business leaders push for more public ed money

(Jun 02, 2022)

State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, echoed Gov. Tom Wolf’s contention that this is a good year to boost public school spending in the state budget, as Wolf has proposed. “We cannot do it on the cheap any longer,” Carroll said. “And we have the money.” Read more

 

Tobyhanna recovery house efforts in helping addicts

(Jun 02, 2022)

The DDAP, along with State Representative Maureen Madden, highlights the importance of a recovery home being licensed. Read more

 

Surprise stimulus check worth $2,000 for American households with a specific income proposed – do you qualify?

(Jun 02, 2022)

“Even as the economy recovers in record fashion and unemployment numbers continue to drop, we’re still facing worldwide inflation, and the higher cost of living is impeding the recovery of working-class families who are the lifeblood of our communities,” Rep. Madden said. Read more

 

DDAP, Rep. Madden Visit PA’s First Licensed Recovery House, Stress Importance of Becoming Licensed

(Jun 02, 2022)

The purpose of the licensure program is to help empower sustained recovery for individuals with substance use disorder by ensuring a network of safe drug and alcohol recovery houses across the commonwealth. Read more

 

McNeill Calls Senior Fair a Success

(Jun 01, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill and state Sen. Lisa Boscola hosted a senior fair at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem. McNeill called the event a success and was glad to see so many residents getting important information about state related programs and services and the various vendors and providers who also attended. Read more

 

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities

(Jun 01, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers won’t pull trigger on stricter gun control

(Jun 01, 2022)

“Why are my colleagues on the other side of the aisle saying we can stop abortion with abortion bans, but we can’t stop gun massacres with gun safety measures? It makes zero sense,” Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Instead of gun control, many Republican state lawmakers focus on mental health support

(May 30, 2022)

“I know there are conversations around funding that and that’s wonderful and that needs to happen but again I don’t want the funding of the mental health system to take away from what I think is a very separate conversation about why we keep having these mass shootings,” said Representative Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

Parade in Bethlehem honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

(May 30, 2022)

“It was President Lincoln who said in the Gettysburg address that we should pay tribute and honor those who gave everything,” said Pennsylvania State Rep. Steve Samuelson of District 135. Read more

 

Reps. Gregory, Rozzi call on AG to investigate Southern Baptist sex abuse

(May 28, 2022)

“We cannot delude ourselves into thinking this type of despicable, criminal behavior has not occurred within our Commonwealth,” they wrote. Read more

 

Madden: Americans Support Responsible Firearms Ownership
Jun 08, 2022

Pennsylvania math test scores are abysmal. A new approach developed by an Easton man could boost them
Jun 07, 2022

Community Volunteer Honored for Outstanding Contributions to National Museum of Industrial History
Jun 07, 2022

Confiscate illegally operated ATVs and dirt bikes? Pa. bill would allow cities — including Allentown — to seize them as contraband
Jun 07, 2022

A look at Lehigh Valley lawmakers and their positions on gun legislation
Jun 06, 2022

Calls for action on gun control grow after wave of mass shootings
Jun 06, 2022

A new mental health emergency number launches in July. Some hope 988 is a catalyst for bigger change
Jun 06, 2022

Pashinski receives Legislator of the Year Award from Pa. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Jun 06, 2022

June 2022 Monroe Matters
Jun 03, 2022

Community, local officials gather to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Jun 03, 2022

Workforce shortages growing, business leaders push for more public ed money
Jun 02, 2022

Tobyhanna recovery house efforts in helping addicts
Jun 02, 2022

Surprise stimulus check worth $2,000 for American households with a specific income proposed – do you qualify?
Jun 02, 2022

DDAP, Rep. Madden Visit PA’s First Licensed Recovery House, Stress Importance of Becoming Licensed
Jun 02, 2022

McNeill Calls Senior Fair a Success
Jun 01, 2022

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2022

Pa. lawmakers won’t pull trigger on stricter gun control
Jun 01, 2022

Instead of gun control, many Republican state lawmakers focus on mental health support
May 30, 2022

Parade in Bethlehem honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice
May 30, 2022

Reps. Gregory, Rozzi call on AG to investigate Southern Baptist sex abuse
May 28, 2022