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

Carbon monoxide leak at Pennsylvania day care sickens children, staff

(Oct 12, 2022)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill (D) urged the House to bring the safety bill to a floor vote in a short statement on Twitter that mentioned the incident. Read more

 

Pa. does not require carbon monoxide detectors in day cares. Legislators want to change that.

(Oct 11, 2022)

“It just blows my mind this has not been made a law sooner,” Rep. Jeanne McNeill said. “At this point, whatever bill gets passed, it’s not about the name on the bill, it’s about the children.” Read more

 

Pa. allocating $100 million in COVID-19 relief funds to mental health

(Oct 10, 2022)

The report recommended that $37 million be invested to recruit and retain behavioral health professionals. Read more

 

‘Our own league of nations’: Razed Bethlehem neighborhood gets historical marker

(Oct 08, 2022)

The Heights was home to 945 people and 280 homes when it was razed, said state Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton: “It really was a vibrant community.” Read more

 

Wolf, local officials tout Canpack success story during Olyphant facility tour

(Oct 06, 2022)

“When we talk about creating jobs, we mean it,” state Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-112, Blakely, said. Read more

 

ESU welcomes Madden to tour state-of-the-art Aquaculture Lab

(Oct 06, 2022)

Madden, in collaboration with the ESU Foundation, secured funding for the lab upgrades in 2019 through a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Read more

 

Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues

(Oct 03, 2022)

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, was one of 15 state legislators from across the country who participated in a recent bipartisan White House summit on mental health issues. Read more

 

Berks Latino leaders earn statewide recognition

(Oct 01, 2022)

Rep. Guzman was among the honorees. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Declares October as Italian American Heritage Month

(Oct 01, 2022)

Mullins was enthusiastic about the idea as his wife is Italian American, and he has close ties to the local Italian community. Read more

 

Early Beginnings in Reading celebrates achieving Keystone STAR 4 status

(Sep 30, 2022)

The event was attended by State Representative Manny Guzman, who provided a Commendation from the PA House of Representatives. Read more

 

Pashinski: Child Care Programs Can Change Lives

(Sep 29, 2022)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lawmakers Roundtable to hear Flooding Concerns

(Sep 27, 2022)

Representative Kyle Mullins tells FOX56 that there were many takeaways from today's event. Read more

 

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

 

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties

(Sep 26, 2022)

“Pennsylvania is proud of its mining history, in fact, it’s what helped shaped many parts of the state,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said. “Mining helped fuel everything from our state’s numerous industries to the small towns that formed and grew because of the jobs mines created. However, as we’ve seen in 45 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties that have abandoned mine lands, nothing improves unless organizations, working in lockstep with the government, address the issues created by abandoned mines. That’s why this work is so important, it transforms a problem into a resource.” Read more

 

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation to reform hospital closure process

(Sep 24, 2022)

Pashinski said House Bill 2849 doubles the time in which a hospital system must notify state and local agencies of a planned closure from 90 to 180 days. Read more

 

Carbon monoxide leak at Pennsylvania day care sickens children, staff
Oct 12, 2022

Pa. does not require carbon monoxide detectors in day cares. Legislators want to change that.
Oct 11, 2022

Pa. allocating $100 million in COVID-19 relief funds to mental health
Oct 10, 2022

‘Our own league of nations’: Razed Bethlehem neighborhood gets historical marker
Oct 08, 2022

Wolf, local officials tout Canpack success story during Olyphant facility tour
Oct 06, 2022

ESU welcomes Madden to tour state-of-the-art Aquaculture Lab
Oct 06, 2022

Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues
Oct 03, 2022

Berks Latino leaders earn statewide recognition
Oct 01, 2022

Pennsylvania Declares October as Italian American Heritage Month
Oct 01, 2022

Early Beginnings in Reading celebrates achieving Keystone STAR 4 status
Sep 30, 2022

Pashinski: Child Care Programs Can Change Lives
Sep 29, 2022

Pa. lawmakers visit Banana Factory in Bethlehem
Sep 29, 2022

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico
Sep 29, 2022

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents
Sep 28, 2022

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski
Sep 27, 2022

Lawmakers Roundtable to hear Flooding Concerns
Sep 27, 2022

Legislation would help grandparents raising grandchildren get legal help
Sep 27, 2022

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans
Sep 27, 2022

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties
Sep 26, 2022

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation to reform hospital closure process
Sep 24, 2022