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

Margaritaville Resort Village slated for northeast Pa.'s Pocono Manor

(Apr 18, 2022)

State Rep. Maureen Madden (D-115) said she was excited about the new resort drawing not only out-of-state visitors, but local guests looking for a weekend getaway and just about anyone else, including "the family that can afford $400 to $600 a night, or the family that wants to pick up their RV, throw their little hibachi in there and barbecue." Read more

 

Gov. Wolf makes stop in Poconos to promote PA Opportunity Program

(Apr 16, 2022)

Madden noted that the funds could be especially beneficial to mothers in the commonwealth, who she said have struggled to work due to the rise in child chare costs. Read more

 

Wolf, Madden Push to Send Cash Support to Pennsylvanians through $500 Million American Rescue Plan Program

(Apr 14, 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,” said Madden. Read more

 

Freeman bill addressing blight, homelessness approved by committee

(Apr 14, 2022)

Legislation that would help communities turn blighted properties into affordable housing options was approved Tuesday by the House Urban Affairs Committee, according to the bill's author state Rep. Robert Freeman. Read more

 

Schlossberg: It’s Time to End Funding Inadequacies

(Apr 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg believes that the Pennsylvania House should address the deep education funding inadequacies and implement the Fair Funding Formula. He believes that doing so would put every child on equal footing for a prosperous future. Read more

 

Schweyer: Prioritize the Fair Funding Formula!

(Apr 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer believes that the #PaHouse should act now and fully implement the #FairFundingFormula. He encourages parents from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond to call the GOP majority and insist public education get the attention it deserves this budget season. Read more

 

PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA

(Apr 13, 2022)

The resolution was spurred by National Minority Health Week, which was inspired by the creation of National Negro Health Week in 1915 by Booker T. Washington and the U.S. Public Health Service. The focus was to improve the overall health status of Black Americans and to encourage Black professionals to join the medical field. Read more

 

Exciting and Rewarding Health Care Career Opportunities Available at the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center

(Apr 13, 2022)

The GMVC is looking to hire nurse aides, nurse aide trainees, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and an adaptive equipment technician. Anyone interested can learn more and even apply by attending a GMVC job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. Read more

 

Scranton to NYC passenger train gets boost with New Jersey contract award

(Apr 13, 2022)

The New Jersey Transit board voted 8 to 1 Wednesday to award Schiavone Construction Co., LLC, of Secaucus, a $32,410,490 contract to renovate a railroad tunnel and restore 2.8 miles of railroad tracks on the route where the Scranton-to-New York City train could someday rumble. Read more

 

Madden: Acceptance is the New Normal

(Apr 12, 2022)

Before proudly voting 'no' on a bill attacking transgender student-athletes, PA state Rep. Maureen Madden stood in solidarity with brave high school and college activists from her own community who regularly rally in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Being who you are, she said, is always OK and always acceptable. Read more

 

Schlossberg opposes LGBTQ discrimination bill

(Apr 12, 2022)

“Across Pennsylvania, faithful people of Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths are observing religious holidays, grounded in their individual yet collective belief that a better day is ahead of us, filled with love, understanding, peace, justice and a sense of community that protects the dignity of each and every beloved person who calls this world home. We cannot lose sight of the tragedy of this legislation, seeking to codify discrimination and justify hate, being brought to Pennsylvanians as we are called to be better. Such a tragedy will cost us human lives for no gain, material or otherwise,” Schlossberg said. Read more

 

University Students Meet With Legislators To Advocate For Higher Education

(Apr 12, 2022)

The University of Scranton is grateful to Rep. Mike Carroll, Rep. Kyle Mullins, Rep. Bridget Koseiroski, Rep. Thom Welby, and Nolan Trently, Scranton office director for Sen. Marty Flynn, for their participation in this year’s event. Read more

 

McNeill looks to protect children from carbon monoxide

(Apr 12, 2022)

“A child complaining of a headache wouldn’t know it was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, and in many instances, a caregiver might not jump to that conclusion,” McNeill said. Read more

 

NEPA leads state in poor-condition bridges

(Apr 10, 2022)

The 2,502 state- and locally owned bridges in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties — the state Department of Transportation’s District 4 — include 23.6% rated in poor condition with 33 closed and 147 posted with weight limits. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

Included are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Rep. Rozzi joins governor and attorney general in calling for state Senate to ensure justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

(Apr 04, 2022)

“It’s been a full year since this bill passed in the House of Representatives, and the Senate needs to act now,” Rozzi said. “Many senators are on record as supporters and the sole obstacle that remains is the majority party leadership’s refusal to allow a vote on the legislation." Read more

 

Wolf vows special session if Berks lawmaker’s child sexual abuse legislation isn’t passed

(Apr 04, 2022)

Wolf made the demand in the Capitol Rotunda with victims of child sex abuse accompanying him. Among them was Muhlenberg Township Democratic Rep. Mark Rozzi, a victim himself who has been pushing for the legislation for years. Read more

 

A bill is targeting transgender kids in school sports. Where do Lehigh Valley legislators stand?

(Apr 03, 2022)

Reps. Schweyer and Schlossberg offer input on the anti-trans legislation that was voted through the House Education Committee last week. Read more

 

Pashinski Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

(Mar 31, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski recognized March as Music in Our Schools Month in Pennsylvania. Pashinski, a former musician and music teacher, is a proud advocate for school music programs and the power of music to influence and enhance our lives. Read more

 

Schlossberg: Invest in After-School Programs

(Mar 29, 2022)

At a Capitol rally, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined students from across the state to highlight the power of after-school programs in building a brighter future for our kids. Read more

 

Margaritaville Resort Village slated for northeast Pa.'s Pocono Manor
Apr 18, 2022

Gov. Wolf makes stop in Poconos to promote PA Opportunity Program
Apr 16, 2022

Wolf, Madden Push to Send Cash Support to Pennsylvanians through $500 Million American Rescue Plan Program
Apr 14, 2022

Freeman bill addressing blight, homelessness approved by committee
Apr 14, 2022

Schlossberg: It’s Time to End Funding Inadequacies
Apr 13, 2022

Schweyer: Prioritize the Fair Funding Formula!
Apr 13, 2022

PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA
Apr 13, 2022

Exciting and Rewarding Health Care Career Opportunities Available at the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center
Apr 13, 2022

Scranton to NYC passenger train gets boost with New Jersey contract award
Apr 13, 2022

Madden: Acceptance is the New Normal
Apr 12, 2022

Schlossberg opposes LGBTQ discrimination bill
Apr 12, 2022

University Students Meet With Legislators To Advocate For Higher Education
Apr 12, 2022

McNeill looks to protect children from carbon monoxide
Apr 12, 2022

NEPA leads state in poor-condition bridges
Apr 10, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

Rep. Rozzi joins governor and attorney general in calling for state Senate to ensure justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Apr 04, 2022

Wolf vows special session if Berks lawmaker’s child sexual abuse legislation isn’t passed
Apr 04, 2022

A bill is targeting transgender kids in school sports. Where do Lehigh Valley legislators stand?
Apr 03, 2022

Pashinski Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month
Mar 31, 2022

Schlossberg: Invest in After-School Programs
Mar 29, 2022