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

After Berks County sent out Spanish instructions for mail-in ballots with wrong date, activists want Nov. 18 deadline honored

(Oct 29, 2021)

“It doesn’t matter how many folks were sent the incorrect information,” Guzman said, pointing out that races could be decided by just a handful of votes. “Even if one person was disenfranchised because they received the incorrect information — that’s one person too many.” Read more

 

Guzman pushes to restore turnpike jobs and ensure proper toll collection

(Oct 27, 2021)

Guzman is proposing a hybrid system that would bring back tollbooth workers during the road’s busiest hours so that the electronic system can be improved without incurring further revenue losses. Read more

 

House passes Samuelson and Thomas bill to raise PACENET prescription income limits

(Oct 27, 2021)

“This bipartisan legislation expands access to prescription medications for our seniors by building upon the proven PACE/PACENET program and expanding eligibility,” Samuelson said. Read more

 

Overdose deaths, suicides would get scrutiny from ‘review teams’ under Rep. Schlossberg bill that advances in House

(Oct 26, 2021)

The review teams bill was sponsored by Allentown Democratic Rep. Mike Schlossberg, who said an investigation would only occur in situations where a family member gave permission. That family member, Schlossberg said, would likely be the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. Read more

 

Madden: Over 40K in agriculture grants awarded to Pocono Mountain School District

(Oct 26, 2021)

"This Farm to School grant program, which is intended to bolster agricultural studies to strengthen the future of the industry, is a win-win for Pocono Mountain School District," Madden said. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley Central Labor Council honors McNeill

(Oct 26, 2021)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, was presented with the William Werkheiser Award for her work and service to the local community by the Lehigh Valley Central Labor Council during its annual banquet on Saturday. She is the first elected official to receive the honor in the award’s history. Read more

 

Schlossberg bipartisan mental health bill to create local fatality review teams unanimously approved by House Human Services Committee

(Oct 26, 2021)

“My legislation will help break down barriers to treatment and allow patients to receive care that focuses on the whole person,” Schlossberg said. “This legislation has broad bipartisan support, including support from the Speaker of the House, and buy-in from patients and providers alike. It shows that improving mental health care can and should be an issue that cuts across partisan affiliation.” Read more

 

Madden Urges Further Bipartisan Spirit for Good Governance

(Oct 25, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden praised the near-unanimous bipartisan passage of the lobbying reform package of bills from the House State Government Committee Monday morning. Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Read more

 

Residents recall post-speech interactions with President Biden

(Oct 21, 2021)

"We've got aging infrastructure, we've got roads and bridges that desperately need attention and rebuilding," Mullins said. "We've got schools with lead pipes and asbestos issues." Read more

 

Guzman demands answers about ‘mistake’ potentially taking away the vote of 17,000 Spanish-speaking Berks County residents

(Oct 21, 2021)

“People make mistakes, but when a mistake potentially silences the voices of tens of thousands of people, there must be more accountability than essentially shrugging one’s shoulders and saying, ‘My bad.’" Read more

 

At home in Scranton, facing a fight in D.C., Biden pitches his sprawling domestic agenda

(Oct 21, 2021)

‘This has been declared dead on arrival from the moment I introduced it,’ Biden said. ‘But I think we’re going to surprise them because I think people are beginning to figure out what’s at stake’ Read more

 

After confusing language over ballot question on English language, Allentown council, state Rep. are trying to prevent that from happening again

(Oct 21, 2021)

Schlossberg has been doing outreach on social media to explain the referendum and why he thinks his constituents should vote in favor of getting rid of the official language provision. Read more

 

Two-day hearing discusses how colleges fill in-demand careers

(Oct 20, 2021)

Testifiers highlighted the importance of career and technical education and the unique partnerships Lackawanna College and the Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium have made with small businesses and industry in the region. Read more

 

Madden Discusses Healthcare Consolidation Trend

(Oct 18, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee in Stroudsburg to discuss the impacts of recent healthcare consolidation trends in our communities and their effects on workers and overall patient care. Read more

 

Hearing addresses corporate consolidation of health care facilities in Northeastern PA

(Oct 18, 2021)

The Northeast Delegation Chairwoman, Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Stroudsburg Monday afternoon discussing corporate consolidation of health care facilities so that elected officials can learn more about the issue. Read more

 

McNeill: We have much work to do addressing domestic violence, and the time is now

(Oct 15, 2021)

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in seven men, and one in four women have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. Last year, 109 Pennsylvanians lost their lives to domestic violence, including one Lehigh County resident; 56 of those deaths were at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Read more

 

Labor union honors Kosierowski

(Oct 08, 2021)

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union 1176 has honored state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski for her advocacy and work to advance legislation that prioritized health and safety initiatives for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

McNeill announces nearly $2,800 in funding to Coplay Library for technology and internet services

(Oct 08, 2021)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today that a total of $2,753 was awarded to the Coplay Library for internet services and digital equipment. Read more

 

Kosierowski: $480,000 awarded to help students stay connected

(Oct 07, 2021)

Grant funding of $480,000 will help ensure students in the Riverside School District have the technology tools needed to stay connected to the internet. Read more

 

After Berks County sent out Spanish instructions for mail-in ballots with wrong date, activists want Nov. 18 deadline honored
Oct 29, 2021

Guzman pushes to restore turnpike jobs and ensure proper toll collection
Oct 27, 2021

House passes Samuelson and Thomas bill to raise PACENET prescription income limits
Oct 27, 2021

Overdose deaths, suicides would get scrutiny from ‘review teams’ under Rep. Schlossberg bill that advances in House
Oct 26, 2021

Madden: Over 40K in agriculture grants awarded to Pocono Mountain School District
Oct 26, 2021

Lehigh Valley Central Labor Council honors McNeill
Oct 26, 2021

Schlossberg bipartisan mental health bill to create local fatality review teams unanimously approved by House Human Services Committee
Oct 26, 2021

Madden Urges Further Bipartisan Spirit for Good Governance
Oct 25, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 21, 2021

Residents recall post-speech interactions with President Biden
Oct 21, 2021

Guzman demands answers about ‘mistake’ potentially taking away the vote of 17,000 Spanish-speaking Berks County residents
Oct 21, 2021

At home in Scranton, facing a fight in D.C., Biden pitches his sprawling domestic agenda
Oct 21, 2021

After confusing language over ballot question on English language, Allentown council, state Rep. are trying to prevent that from happening again
Oct 21, 2021

Two-day hearing discusses how colleges fill in-demand careers
Oct 20, 2021

Madden Discusses Healthcare Consolidation Trend
Oct 18, 2021

Hearing addresses corporate consolidation of health care facilities in Northeastern PA
Oct 18, 2021

McNeill: We have much work to do addressing domestic violence, and the time is now
Oct 15, 2021

Labor union honors Kosierowski
Oct 08, 2021

McNeill announces nearly $2,800 in funding to Coplay Library for technology and internet services
Oct 08, 2021

Kosierowski: $480,000 awarded to help students stay connected
Oct 07, 2021