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

In the Lehigh Valley, COVID-19 patients are still ending up in the ICU. That’s putting a strain on overworked health care workers.

(Jan 10, 2022)

Dr. Alex Benjamin, chief infection control and prevention officer for Lehigh Valley Health Network, said as of Thursday about 30% of the network’s ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients. Read more

 

Redistricting could give Luzerne County a new look in Harrisburg

(Jan 09, 2022)

“Change is always difficult but change is inevitable," Rep. Mike Carroll said. "I’m confident the citizens of our area will be well-served in the coming decade despite the evolving legislative maps.” Read more

 

Rozzi announces $25K grant to help address food insecurity among elementary school students

(Jan 06, 2022)

“Every child deserves access to nutritious food regardless of their family’s economic status, and I’m proud to see Muhlenberg’s Weekender Backpack Program bring this ideal to life.” Read more

 

Madden Stresses Vaccines, Boosters and Masks as COVID-19 Surges

(Jan 06, 2022)

Madden urges Monroe County residents to get on board with its seniors, who are vaccinated against COVID-19 at 84%, as case counts rise and health care workers are stressed beyond belief. Read more

 

Reading reinstates disaster emergency declaration amid COVID surge

(Jan 05, 2022)

COVID continues to represent an imminent threat to the health, safety and well-being of the community despite mitigation efforts and limited success in containing the spread of the virus, the Reading mayor said. Read more

 

Madden on rise in COVID-19 cases: 'I wish Monroe County would get on board"

(Jan 04, 2022)

"We need people to wear masks, we need people to get vaccinated, we need people to get boosted," Madden said Tuesday. Read more

 

Cartwright, local officials continue support for Scranton-NYC passenger train service

(Jan 04, 2022)

"There is an immediate need for it as thousands of people travel from Monroe County to northern New Jersey and metropolitan New York City every day for their jobs," Cartwright said at an event in Stroudsburg Tuesday. Read more

 

Rozzi applauds $143K grant to develop Laurel Run Park

(Dec 30, 2021)

“This funding will go a long way toward ensuring community members of all ages and abilities have a safe and modern space to enjoy outdoor activities,” Rozzi said. Read more

 

Kosierowski announces nearly $500,000 in funding for parks, greenspace projects

(Dec 30, 2021)

“Investments like these are vitally important to our communities, to our neighborhoods and families,” Kosierowski said. Read more

 

Freeman announces state grants for Easton, Hellertown parks

(Dec 30, 2021)

“These grants help local communities plan and develop recreation areas and conserve open space," Freeman said. Read more

 

Rep. Madden 2021 Winter Newsletter

(Dec 29, 2021)

Madden's winter newsletter focuses on veterans issues and infrastructure. Read more

 

Should lawmakers end automatic pay raises for themselves?

(Dec 28, 2021)

“Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has not increased since 2007 and wages have remained stagnant, yet our elected officials receive these annual raises automatically,” said state Rep. Gerald Mullery in a statement introducing the House bill. Read more

 

Governor signs bill co-authored by Samuelson to expand PACENET eligibility

(Dec 22, 2021)

The law will increase enrollment for the state’s Prescription Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier, known as PACENET, by about 20,000 people and raises the income limits to $33,500 for a single person and $41,500 for a married couple. Read more

 

MAP: How poverty rates have changed in every Pennsylvania school district

(Dec 20, 2021)

The map within shows each of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, comparing 2020 poverty rates with 2016. Read more

 

Advocates for preschool education urge passage of Build Back Better plan

(Dec 20, 2021)

It’s estimated an additional 200,000 Pennsylvania children would gain access to preschool services thanks to funding included in the $2 trillion spending plan. Read more

 

Freeman bill would make state-offered health insurance an affordable option

(Dec 17, 2021)

"Health insurance rates continue to rise. I believe my proposal would effectively bring health care policies back to an affordable range for the average Pennsylvanian. It also would offer a less costly alternative to the current private health plans available today," said Freeman, D-Northampton. Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to proposed new boundaries for 132nd District

(Dec 16, 2021)

"The growth in Lehigh County is great news for us all, and it is extremely beneficial to have a third state representative for the state’s third-largest city. It is a statement to the growing population and political power of our region." Read more

 

Madden: It's Time to Prioritize Cleaner Energy

(Dec 16, 2021)

With global temperatures rising and more frequent instances of extreme weather causing loss of life and significant damage, RGGI at least puts PA on a collaborative path that will put Pennsylvanians' spirit of innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness at the forefront as we continue to diversify our energy portfolio and try to preserve the beauty of our commonwealth. Read more

 

Schweyer applauds final passage of broadband expansion bill

(Dec 15, 2021)

“The people who live in communities who have little to no internet access or significantly slower connections deserve this investment. Every Pennsylvanian will be able to access work and education from their homes. Because of this bill, these individuals will be able to have remote doctor appointments, pay bills online, stay connected with loved ones and build a better future.” Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity

(Dec 15, 2021)

“Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have made it clear that they do not trust our elections – except for elections that put members of their own party in power,” said Kinkead. Read more

 

In the Lehigh Valley, COVID-19 patients are still ending up in the ICU. That’s putting a strain on overworked health care workers.
Jan 10, 2022

Redistricting could give Luzerne County a new look in Harrisburg
Jan 09, 2022

Rozzi announces $25K grant to help address food insecurity among elementary school students
Jan 06, 2022

Madden Stresses Vaccines, Boosters and Masks as COVID-19 Surges
Jan 06, 2022

Reading reinstates disaster emergency declaration amid COVID surge
Jan 05, 2022

Madden on rise in COVID-19 cases: 'I wish Monroe County would get on board"
Jan 04, 2022

Cartwright, local officials continue support for Scranton-NYC passenger train service
Jan 04, 2022

Rozzi applauds $143K grant to develop Laurel Run Park
Dec 30, 2021

Kosierowski announces nearly $500,000 in funding for parks, greenspace projects
Dec 30, 2021

Freeman announces state grants for Easton, Hellertown parks
Dec 30, 2021

Rep. Madden 2021 Winter Newsletter
Dec 29, 2021

Should lawmakers end automatic pay raises for themselves?
Dec 28, 2021

Governor signs bill co-authored by Samuelson to expand PACENET eligibility
Dec 22, 2021

MAP: How poverty rates have changed in every Pennsylvania school district
Dec 20, 2021

Advocates for preschool education urge passage of Build Back Better plan
Dec 20, 2021

Freeman bill would make state-offered health insurance an affordable option
Dec 17, 2021

Schlossberg responds to proposed new boundaries for 132nd District
Dec 16, 2021

Madden: It's Time to Prioritize Cleaner Energy
Dec 16, 2021

Schweyer applauds final passage of broadband expansion bill
Dec 15, 2021

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity
Dec 15, 2021