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

State Senate legislation requiring schools to identify sexual content in books, class material currently blocked in House

(Dec 04, 2023)

“They couch it in language to soften the blow because the politics around book bans are so fraught right now,” Schweyer said. “But it's a book ban and you don't need my word for it." Read more

 

Transportation Secretary to Visit Proposed I-80 Expansion Next Week

(Dec 04, 2023)

State Representative Tarah Probst has advocated reworking the I-80 expansion in the Poconos since she started her term as Mayor of Stroudsburg eight years ago. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 04, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski, Flynn applaud two state funding projects in Plains Township

(Nov 30, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated today two state grants awarded to Plains Township. Read more

 

Pashinski, Flynn present $215,000 check to Wilkes-Barre Township

(Nov 29, 2023)

“This building was constructed in 1978 and the HVAC units, manufactured by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, are original to the building,” Mayor Kuren said. “I thank Sen. Flynn and Rep. Pashinski for supporting our LSA grant application, making this project possible.” Read more

 

Funding for new HVAC system in Wilkes-Barre Township

(Nov 29, 2023)

“Well, it’s certainly time overdue. This was done in 1974, certainly, time to upgrade it. It’s going to save them money and it’s going to actually provide them with the quality heat and air conditioning that they need in order to do their business,” said Pashinski. Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers propose new community solar legislation

(Nov 28, 2023)

State Reps. Rob Matzie, D-16, Harmony Township, and Peter Schweyer, D-134, Lehigh County, introduced House Bill 1842, or the Community Solar Act, with the support of two dozen bipartisan co-sponsors. Read more

 

Stroudsburg residents worried about scope of Interstate 80 expansion project

(Nov 28, 2023)

A petition organized by Rep. Probst to scale back the expansion of Interstate 80 already has more than 2,000 signatures. Read more

 

Pashinski, Flynn present state funding check to Wilkes-Barre Township

(Nov 28, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated a state grant awarded to Wilkes-Barre Township today. Read more

 

Pa. Latino Caucus champions bills to benefit community

(Nov 27, 2023)

“There’s a series of bills that we’ve been working on,” said Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, D-Berks. “The one that passed and is in the Senate is HB 1067, specifically geared to immigrants here in Pennsylvania. We have folks who have educational backgrounds but when they come here and try to make Pennsylvania home, there’s an impediment, so we’re working on removing that.”? Read more

 

The 2023 Fifty Over 50

(Nov 27, 2023)

In Luzerne County, Eddie Day Pashinski’s neighbors know their state representative as a reliable and forceful voice for their rural corner of the commonwealth. Read more

 

Gov. Shapiro, Lehigh Valley lawmakers acknowledge political divisions, outstanding education funding

(Nov 26, 2023)

House Education Committee Chairman Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh County), who is a member of the BEF Commission, told LehighValleyNews.com recently the discussions around producing a report have been productive. Read more

 

Reading mayor names task force for City Revitalization Improvement Zone

(Nov 22, 2023)

Many dedicated individuals have been instrumental in helping Reading toward achieving the designation, the mayor said, including state Rep. Manny Guzman Jr. and state Sen. Judy Schwank. Read more

 

Dive teams find new place to call home in Scott Township

(Nov 22, 2023)

“Today we are here to celebrate the grant we were able to get for the gentleman and woman and we are very proud to do it sometimes you don’t need them until you’re in a crisis,” said Representative Bridget Kosierowski. Read more

 

Madden hosts Veterans Expo

(Nov 21, 2023)

At Middle Smithfield Township Community & Cultural Center and Library on Nov. 17, PA state Rep. Maureen Madden hosted a three-hour Veterans Expo to connect veterans and their loved ones with a one-stop shop for state and federal resources available to them. Read more

 

Pennsylvania’s farmers receive over $676,000 to grow their businesses

(Nov 21, 2023)

MudPond's owner Ben Rust talks to State Representative Bridget Kosierowski at his new shop. Read more

 

Small business association criticizes Pa. American Water's proposed water-rate hike

(Nov 21, 2023)

Pennsylvania officials, including state Reps. Kyle Mullins (D-Lackawanna), Bridget Kosierowski (D-Lackawanna) and Kyle Donahue (D-Lackawanna), have protested the increase. Read more

 

State, local officials talk possibility of Reading CRIZ designation

(Nov 21, 2023)

"Reading's best days are ahead of us," said state Rep. Manny Guzman (D-Berks). Read more

 

Donahue Fighting Against Drastic Water Rate Hikes

(Nov 20, 2023)

At a news conference in Scranton, Pa. state Rep. Kyle Donahue discussed his concerns regarding a proposed water rate hike that could greatly affect local residents, particularly those on fixed incomes. Donahue says Pennsylvania American Water is putting shareholder profits ahead of the customers they serve and calls upon the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to intervene. Read more

 

State legislators say water company's proposed rate hike is 'an assault on customers'

(Nov 20, 2023)

Standing just feet from the Pennsylvania American Water Company offices in Scranton, state lawmakers including Reps. Donahue and Mullins expressed their frustrations after the water company requested a 1.9 percent rate hike for its customers. Read more

 

State Senate legislation requiring schools to identify sexual content in books, class material currently blocked in House
Dec 04, 2023

Transportation Secretary to Visit Proposed I-80 Expansion Next Week
Dec 04, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4
Dec 04, 2023

Pashinski, Flynn applaud two state funding projects in Plains Township
Nov 30, 2023

Pashinski, Flynn present $215,000 check to Wilkes-Barre Township
Nov 29, 2023

Funding for new HVAC system in Wilkes-Barre Township
Nov 29, 2023

Pa. lawmakers propose new community solar legislation
Nov 28, 2023

Stroudsburg residents worried about scope of Interstate 80 expansion project
Nov 28, 2023

Pashinski, Flynn present state funding check to Wilkes-Barre Township
Nov 28, 2023

Pa. Latino Caucus champions bills to benefit community
Nov 27, 2023

The 2023 Fifty Over 50
Nov 27, 2023

Gov. Shapiro, Lehigh Valley lawmakers acknowledge political divisions, outstanding education funding
Nov 26, 2023

Reading mayor names task force for City Revitalization Improvement Zone
Nov 22, 2023

Dive teams find new place to call home in Scott Township
Nov 22, 2023

Madden hosts Veterans Expo
Nov 21, 2023

Pennsylvania’s farmers receive over $676,000 to grow their businesses
Nov 21, 2023

Small business association criticizes Pa. American Water's proposed water-rate hike
Nov 21, 2023

State, local officials talk possibility of Reading CRIZ designation
Nov 21, 2023

Donahue Fighting Against Drastic Water Rate Hikes
Nov 20, 2023

State legislators say water company's proposed rate hike is 'an assault on customers'
Nov 20, 2023