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Pashinski: Treat All Public Schools Equally

(Apr 19, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski stood with his House Democratic colleagues to unveil a package of eight charter school reform bills designed to treat all Pennsylvania public schools – both traditional and charter – and their students equally under law. Read more

 

Pashinski, Murt honor Ned McGinley

(Apr 18, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, was joined by state Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery, in honoring former Kings College head wrestling coach Ned McGinley today on the House floor. Read more

 

Pashinski: Early Education Critical To Success

(Apr 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski attended a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to stress the importance of properly funding early childhood education programs in Pennsylvania. Invest now and reap the benefits later. As a former educator, Pashinski knows the power we give children by starting their education early. These results will benefit us all, especially our children. Read more

 

Pashinski announces grant for Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School

(Apr 10, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, Democratic chairman of the House Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee, announced today a $20,130 Food Service Equipment Grant has been approved for the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School to help the school upgrade kitchen equipment and infrastructure in an effort to serve more nutritious meals. Read more

 

Pashinski, labor leaders call Open Workforce Initiative Package anti-worker, bad for Pennsylvania

(Apr 04, 2017)

Calling it part of a continued systematic assault on workers, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, joined labor leaders and fellow legislators today to call a package of bills known as the Open Workforce Initiative Package another anti-worker attempt to destroy unions and turn Pennsylvania into a “right-to-work” for less state. Read more

 

Pashinski: Right to Work is Wrong for Pennsylvanians

(Apr 04, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined representatives from the AFL-CIO and other Pennsylvanian unions to discuss the danger of the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative Package, which includes Right-to-Work legislation. Read more

 

Local Share Account awards contribute $2,209,385 to local communities

(Mar 29, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today that multiple projects in the 121st Legislative District were receiving $2,209,385 in grant funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority as part of the Local Share Account. Read more

 

Pashinski, Yudichak announce $550,000 in water and sewer system grants for Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Township

(Mar 29, 2017)

Calling it a tremendous help to ease the burden on municipalities, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and state Sen. John Yudichak, D-Carbon/Luzerne, announced $550,000 in grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority as part of the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer program. Read more

 

Union members rally to oppose Senate bill

(Mar 24, 2017)

About 30 union members and leaders and state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre, rallied under the statue of union hero John Mitchell on the Lackawanna County Courthouse Square to protest Senate Bill 166, called the Protection of Public Employee Wages Act. Read more

 

Pashinski Supports Music and the Arts

(Mar 20, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski speaks about the importance of music and the arts in our schools and presents a house citation to members of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association recognizing March as music in our schools month. Read more

 

Governor Wolf proposes plan to increase minimum wage to $12

(Feb 22, 2017)

Pennsylvanians in favor of raising the minimum wage may see a victory in their long-standing battle soon. Read more

 

Unemployment Compensation Assistance

(Jan 20, 2017)

Get more info on what you can do now that several Unemployment Compensation Service Centers have closed and longer wait times are being experienced by those looking for help. Read more

 

Pashinski Talks Farm Show With Ag Secretary

(Jan 12, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski caught up with Secretary Russell Redding of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to talk about the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Agriculture is big business in the Commonwealth and the Farm Show highlights it all. Read more

 

Pashinski named Democratic chairman of House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

(Jan 05, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, has been named Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee by Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. “I am extremely grateful for this appointment to be the chairman of the agriculture committee which represents the number one industry in the state,’ Pashinski said. “The committee’s agenda is full of important legislative bills that affect food, water, agricultural research, and the horse racing industry, which are all vital to Pennsylvania’s economy,” Pashinski said. “I intend to work with the majority chairman to keep agriculture jobs in our state and keep our food products safe for consumers.” In addition, the committee works in conjunction with the state Department of Agriculture for inspections of restaurants and food establishments throughout Pennsylvania. Pashinski is serving his sixth term in the House of Representatives. His Luzerne County district includes the city of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Township, Ashley Borough, Fairview Township, most of Hanover Township and Laurel Run Borough. Read more

 

Rep Pashinski sworn in to serve sixth term in the House of Representatives

(Jan 03, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski was sworn in today to begin his sixth term representing the 121 st Legislative District during a swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol for the 2017-18 legislative session. Pashinski, who has become one the legislature’s senior members and one of the leading voices in the legislature, reiterated his support for reducing health care costs for working families and improving education in school districts. “Prior to last year, the state had underfunded school districts for years, forcing the major financial burden of operation on the local districts, and in turn, on the taxpayers,” Pashinski said. “One of the outstanding concerns I hear from constituents is the need to lower their property tax bill, and I agree,” Pashinski said. “We must continue to advocate in a bipartisan manner for bills that would provide property tax relief for our local citizens.” In addition, Pashinski said his priorities for the new session continue to be greater access to medical care for the working class and improved services and benefits for senior citizens. The Luzerne County lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation that would create a prescription drug donation program, clarify gaming-funded school property tax relief notices and create a budget impasse negotiation act that would provide for continued budget negotiations during a proposed budget impasse. “Grandparents raising grandchildren also will Read more

 

License Your Dog in PA

(Dec 22, 2016)

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Reasons for dog licensing: It’s the law. All dogs three months or older must have a current license. If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations. Read more

 

Holiday Safety Tips

(Dec 16, 2016)

As family and friends decorate their homes and gather to celebrate the holidays, Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller offer some tips to ensure everyone stays safe this holiday season. Read more

 

Prescription donation program proposed by Pashinski

(Dec 07, 2016)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, plans to introduce legislation that would create the Prescription Drug Donation Program. Read more

 

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski announces $1.4 million in state funding for three projects

(Dec 06, 2016)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, has announced that he has secured $1.4 million in state funding for three projects. Pashinski said he is pleased that local officials now have the funding to improve these roads and to replace local sidewalks in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. The projects are as follows: $600,000 to Wilkes-Barre to replace the deteriorating sidewalks, sidewalk connections, crosswalks and pedestrian signs on George Avenue between Parkin Street and Scott Street. The project calls for installing handicapped ramps, new curbs and sidewalks. In addition, street lighting will be upgraded and trees planted to improve the overall safety and aesthetic appearance to the area. $430,000 for roadwork in Wilkes-Barre to improve a roadway between East Northampton and West Market streets and to make new sidewalks and crossing lights handicapped accessible. $100,000 to Ashley Borough to repair eight streets and to replace deteriorated sidewalks. “As part of the revitalization of the downtown area, these projects will continue the beautification and transformation of the city of Wilkes-Barre. The changes to Market Street Square will leverage private investment and enhance the whole appearance of the block, and the George Avenue streetscape will improve the small-business district by connecting the city to our neighborhoods,” Pashinski said. “The improvements to Ashley will not only improve Read more

 

Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority receives $215,000 state grant

(Oct 24, 2016)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today Wilkes-Barre ice skaters will benefit from a $215,000 state grant. The Coal Street Redevelopment Authority will use the funding for an expansion of the Coal Street Ice Rink, to add an additional rink. “The success of our very own Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins has inspired local school districts and colleges to begin ice hockey programs in NEPA. These successful programs have created a shortage of ice time; consequently, in order to accommodate these demands, another ice rink is needed,” Pashinski said. “I would like to thank the Commonwealth Finance Authority for awarding this grant to make these improvements to the Coal Street Ice Rink a reality.” The expansion plans include a single-story building addition to house the second ice rink, bleachers, team rooms, public restrooms, a referee’s room, a women’s changing room and additional parking. The building’s courtyard will be updated to include a new pavilion, access way, and fire pit. The Commonwealth Financing Authority is an independent agency created by the legislature to administer a variety of the state's funding programs designed to help grow Pennsylvania's economy, create jobs, and improve cultural and recreational assets in communities statewide. Read more