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State legislators introduce new bills aim at making voting easier, increasing turnout

(Jun 14, 2017)

“We should never, never suppress the vote. Just be honest with the people. Let them make their choice. We have no problem with them making their choice.”State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski along with other state legislators, speaking at a press conference in Harrisburg today about new potential policy changes that could make it easier for Pennsylvanians to cast their votes in elections and hopefully increase voter turnout. Read more

 

Pashinski: It's Time for Early Voting

(Jun 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski spoke at a press conference in Harrisburg about making Pennsylvania's elections easier for voters to do their civic duty. Pashinski has introduced legislation that would establish early voting in Commonwealth elections. Read more

 

Pashinski introduces legislation aimed at helping grandfamilies

(Jun 12, 2017)

Citing a growing need due to Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at helping grandfamilies who take temporary custody of young relatives.“I’ve been working on this legislation for several years, but with families being broken apart by the opioid epidemic, it’s necessary now more than ever to help grandparents and other family members who are caring for grandchildren or nieces and nephews,” Pashinski said. “It’s easy to overlook, but grandfamilies often encounter unique legal problems where the law is unclear, such as making medical decisions or enrolling a child in school.” Read more

 

Pashinski bill targeting harmful weeds passes House

(May 22, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, thanked House legislators for supporting and ultimately passing his H.B. 790, legislation that would establish the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act to regulate plants deemed harmful to agriculture. Read more

 

Their view: Vast components, complexities of health care

(May 08, 2017)

The ongoing attempt by President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act vaulted health care back into the national spotlight in a way we have not seen since the law was signed in 2010.The only way for our nation to understand the countless intricacies and complexities of health care is to engage in a healthy, factual and honest dialogue. Read more

 

5/1/17 – Marcellus Shale Severance Tax – Wilkes-Barre

(May 03, 2017)

Testimonies from House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. Read more

 

Officials argue for gas severance tax at hearing

(May 02, 2017)

With Pennsylvania sitting on the third largest pocket of Marcellus Shale natural gas in the world, the state is poised to become an energy exporting giant and should have a severance tax in place when the boom begins, state officials argued Monday during a public hearing. Read more

 

Pashinski hosts hearing on Marcellus Shale severance tax

(May 02, 2017)

At Monday’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the possibility of enacting a severance tax on the Marcellus shale industry, facts and opinions abounded and much of it was eye-opening. Read more

 

Hearing aims for "balance" on natural gas severance tax proposal

(May 02, 2017)

"Whatever you take out of the earth, you're gonna pay a percent per thousand cubic feet," says PA House Representative Eddie Pashinski (D-Luzerne). Read more

 

Shale Tax Policy Debate

(May 02, 2017)

A local university was the center of a controversial debate on the Marcellus Shale Industry.A local university was the center of a controversial debate on the Marcellus Shale industry. Read more

 

Pashinski: We Need A Severance Tax

(May 02, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee at Wilkes University for a hearing on the impacts of implementing a potential Marcellus Shale severance tax in Pennsylvania. Pashinski says a balance must be struck between supporting the natural gas industry and also having them pay their fair share in extracting a resource that belongs to all Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Pashinski, Policy Committee discuss Marcellus shale severance tax

(May 01, 2017)

WILKES-BARRE, May 1 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Wilkes University to explore the impacts of implementing a potential Marcellus shale severance tax in Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania is blessed with an abundance of quality natural gas, and by now the industry has had nearly 10 years to get their operations up and running,” Pashinski said. “The time has come to pursue an amicable severance tax that is fair to both the people of Pennsylvania and the Marcellus shale companies.” State Rep. Mike Sturla, chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, added: “I thank Representative Pashinski for requesting this hearing, so we could hear good testimony from state officials, the Marcellus shale industry, and other experts about whether Pennsylvania should finally implement a severance tax. The state’s impact fee does not go far enough and it has been long overdue for the industry to pay its fair share for utilizing Pennsylvania’s natural resources.” The committee heard testimonies from Dennis Davin, secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Scott Perry, deputy secretary for oil and gas, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Frank Joanlanne, president, Borton Lawson Engineering; Marleen Troy, professor of environmental engineering, Wilkes University; and Marc Stier, director, Pennsylvania Budget and Read more

 

Pashinski resolution honoring Workers’ Memorial Day adopted by House

(Apr 27, 2017)

A resolution commemorating Workers’ Memorial Day, introduced by state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, was unanimously adopted in the House today. Read more

 

Presentation on Internal Accounting Controls for Volunteer Organizations

(Apr 27, 2017)

Learn more about internal accounting controls for volunteer organizations at this free and open-to-the-public briefing in conjuncture with Luzerne County, the Department of Business at Misericordia University and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Pashinski to host Policy Committee hearing on Marcellus Shale Severance Tax Monday in Wilkes Barre

(Apr 27, 2017)

WILKES-BARRE, April 27 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today that he will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the impacts of implementing a potential Marcellus Shale severance tax in Pennsylvania. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Wilkes University in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. The current agenda is: 2:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 2:10 p.m. Panel of State Officials: Dennis Davin , Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Scott Perry , Deputy Secretary for Oil and Gas, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 2:50 p.m. Marleen Troy , Professor of Environmental Engineering, Wilkes University 3:20 p.m. Marc Stier , Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center 3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks The hearing is open to the public and the media is invited to attend. Read more

 

Pashinski rallies for music therapy, calls for support of licensing legislation

(Apr 26, 2017)

Calling it life-changing therapy, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, joined legislators and advocates today at a rally for music therapy awareness at the Capitol. Read more

 

Pashinski: Music Therapy Helps

(Apr 26, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski speaks at a Capitol rally in support of music therapy and his bill which would license professional music therapists in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Pashinski Recognizes Workers Memorial Day

(Apr 25, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski speaks on his resolution designating April 28, 2017 as Workers' Memorial Day in Pennsylvania in memory of workers killed, injured, and disabled in the workplace and in recognition of the efforts of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council. Read more

 

Fighting for public school equality; Protecting online data; Honoring Ned McGinley

(Apr 21, 2017)

As a former public school teacher, I fully realize and appreciate the role education plays in our children’s lives. Education can be a gateway to so many future successes. That’s why it’s important that we treat both traditional and charter public schools equally. Unfortunately, under current Pennsylvania law, they are not treated as equals. Read more

 

Pashinski joins House Democrats to introduce online privacy package

(Apr 20, 2017)

In light of congressional Republicans overturning internet privacy rules set to take effect later this year, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, is joining fellow House Democrats to prepare a package of bills aimed at protecting Pennsylvanians' online privacy. Read more