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McNeill appointed chair of Northeast Democratic Delegation

Kosierowski welcomes $1.5 million in transportation grants

(Mar 26, 2024)

Five transportation projects in Lackawanna County are a step closer to completion thanks to almost $1.5 million in grants that were awarded today, announced state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski. Read more

 

McNeill announces more than $1.7 million in roadway and stormwater improvements

(Mar 26, 2024)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today that more than $1.7 million has been awarded to communities in her legislative district to improve transportation and build roadway infrastructure. Read more

 

$538,737 transportation grant secured by Probst

(Mar 26, 2024)

Westfield North LLC will receive $538,737 from the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund to realign the intersection of Franklin Hill Road and Independence Road in Smithfield Township. Read more

 

Haddock brings home $2.1 million for transportation projects

(Mar 26, 2024)

“It is always a great day when grant dollars are returned to our area and this money will go a long way toward completing important transportation improvements,” said Haddock. Read more

 

Kosierowski Medical Test Results Bill Unanimously Passes House

(Mar 26, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski speaks about her bipartisan Medical Test Results bill that would balance a patient’s right to access their health information with the important role that medical professionals provide in helping patients understand their test results. Kosierowski's bill unanimously passed the state House now heads to the state Senate for consideration. Read more

 

House passes Kosierowski medical test results bill

(Mar 25, 2024)

"This legislation would require providers to inform patients that they will be receiving their test results in their electronic health record, or that they can ask the provider to mail the results to them,” said Kosierowski. Read more

 

Pashinski hosts event to inform community of state programs, government services

(Mar 22, 2024)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski hosted a legislative outreach event for residents today in the community at the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority – Lincoln Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

Madden appointed chair of PA House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee

(Mar 21, 2024)

“Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest older populations in the country and we have a variety of successful programs to assist those residents. Being chair of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee will put me at the forefront of any discussions that involve maintaining and improving those state services. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate as well as officials in the Shapiro administration on older adult issues moving forward,” said Madden. Read more

 

McNeill appointed chair of Northeast Democratic Delegation

(Mar 21, 2024)

Looking to build on the continued success of the Northeast region in the Commonwealth, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill assumed the role of chair of the Northeast Democratic Delegation in the PA House of Representatives today, a role previously held by state Rep. Maureen Madden. Read more

 

McNeill applauds PA House passage of her labor broker registration bill

(Mar 20, 2024)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today that her labor broker registration legislation designed to protect workers’ rights has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 19, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Drop-In Centers Who May Apply: Existing organizations that have the capacity to provide or expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD, including single county authorities, DDAP licensed treatment providers, organizations that offer clinical services and recipients of DDAP’s prior funding opportunities for Drop-In Centers. Use: To expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD. Funds: Up to $6,575,000 is available. DDAP expects to award approximately eight grants totaling $750,000 each. Application Deadline: April 12, 2024 More information: DDAP Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment Read more

 

House committee OKs Freeman bill to provide voters with earlier information on campaign contributions

(Mar 19, 2024)

"The change would provide earlier disclosure and greater transparency on who is contributing to candidates for the General Assembly," said Freeman. "This is information voters should have access to earlier in a campaign than they currently do." Read more

 

Schweyer Presented with Friend of Penn State Legislative Award

(Mar 18, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer, Majority Chairman of the House Education Committee, was presented with the Friend of Penn State Legislative Award during PSU's Capitol Day in Harrisburg. Schweyer, a graduate of Penn State, thanked the students for their advocacy and says he will continue fighting to invest in higher education so other students have an opportunity to succeed like he did. Read more

 

Haddock welcomes $646,000 grant to Wyoming Area schools

(Mar 15, 2024)

“Students shouldn’t need to worry about being bullied or feeling unsafe in school. They should be able to concentrate on learning and having an enjoyable experience during their day,” said Haddock. Read more

 

Pashinski lauds law enforcement funding for Wilkes University

(Mar 13, 2024)

A $14,000 state grant to enhance law enforcement is heading to Wilkes University from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski announced today. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Mar 13, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commonwealth Financing Authority: Public School Facility Improvement Grant Who May Apply: School entities, defined as a school district or an area career and technical school. Use: Facility improvement projects, including but not limited to roof repair/replacement, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, plumbing systems, window repair/replacement, health and safety upgrades, and accessibility projects. Funds: $100 million in total funding is available. Grant requests shall not exceed $5 million per eligible improvement project. School entities may submit more than one application, but no school entity shall receive more than 20% of the total funding available. Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 More information: CFA Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program Who May Apply: County governments and non-profit victim service agencies are eligible to apply. Faith-based organizations may be eligible to apply under certain circumstances. Use: Funds may be used to support cross-system, collaborative efforts to respond to victims of violence against women crimes. This includes, but is not limited to, personnel and benefit costs associated with specialized units in law enforcement or core direct victim services, supplies and operating expenses related to the STOP project, equipment necessary for implementation, and training or professional development. Funds: A total of $12 Read more

 

Madden begins satellite hours in Middle Smithfield Township

(Mar 12, 2024)

“This new outreach is just another way that my office staff can help people who have questions about state-related issues such as the expanded Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, heating assistance, PennDOT concerns and more,” said Madden. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Mar 05, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Agriculture: Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Who May Apply: State and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other eligible specialty crops stakeholders. Use: The purpose of the Program is to enhance, but not replace, the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program by establishing a Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for specialty crops that are not currently eligible for grant payments under the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, or that are otherwise designated high-priority specialty crops by the Secretary. Funding for the Program will assist the growth, certification of seed and marketing of these eligible specialty crops. Funds: $460,000 in funding is available. Application Deadline: April 19, 2024 More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement Read more

 

Siegel: Our Universities Should be Affordable and Safe

(Mar 01, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Josh Siegel gives a brief recap of a recent House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with state-related universities. Siegel questioned about affordability and whether these institutions are working to keep their communities and students safe. Read more

 

Siegel: Everyone Deserves Right to Council

(Mar 01, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Josh Siegel gives a brief recap of a recent House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Pennsylvania Judicial Branch. Siegel questioned the justices on Governor Shapiro's plan to allocate $5 million for indigent defense. Read more

 

Kosierowski welcomes $1.5 million in transportation grants
Mar 26, 2024

McNeill announces more than $1.7 million in roadway and stormwater improvements
Mar 26, 2024

$538,737 transportation grant secured by Probst
Mar 26, 2024

Haddock brings home $2.1 million for transportation projects
Mar 26, 2024

Kosierowski Medical Test Results Bill Unanimously Passes House
Mar 26, 2024

House passes Kosierowski medical test results bill
Mar 25, 2024

Pashinski hosts event to inform community of state programs, government services
Mar 22, 2024

Madden appointed chair of PA House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee
Mar 21, 2024

McNeill appointed chair of Northeast Democratic Delegation
Mar 21, 2024

McNeill applauds PA House passage of her labor broker registration bill
Mar 20, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 19, 2024

House committee OKs Freeman bill to provide voters with earlier information on campaign contributions
Mar 19, 2024

Schweyer Presented with Friend of Penn State Legislative Award
Mar 18, 2024

Haddock welcomes $646,000 grant to Wyoming Area schools
Mar 15, 2024

Pashinski lauds law enforcement funding for Wilkes University
Mar 13, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Mar 13, 2024

Madden begins satellite hours in Middle Smithfield Township
Mar 12, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Mar 05, 2024

Siegel: Our Universities Should be Affordable and Safe
Mar 01, 2024

Siegel: Everyone Deserves Right to Council
Mar 01, 2024