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Pashinski Recognizes Music in Our Schools Month

(Mar 13, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski offers a resolution designating the month of March 2019 as "Music in Our Schools Month" in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

TIMES LEADER: Pashinski hosts House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on health care

(Mar 01, 2019)

WILKES-BARRE — State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski believes quality health care should be affordable and accessible.Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on health care Thursday at the Wilkes University Henry Student Center. Read more

 

Pashinski: Keep Our Unions Strong

(Feb 28, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined union members and fellow legislators in support of the Workplace Freedom Act which would allow public sector workers to form a union with a simple majority card check vote, rather than the lengthy bureaucratic process that workers currently have to go through. Read more

 

Pashinski, Policy Committee discuss Affordable Health Care

(Feb 28, 2019)

WILKES-BARRE, Feb. 28 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on affordable health care. Pashinski requested the meeting to discuss what is being done and still can be done to make health care affordable in Pennsylvania. He was joined by state legislators from across the state. “I asked for today’s hearing because many Pennsylvanians can’t afford and therefore don’t have access to health care, making obtaining quality services impossible for too many,” Pashinski said. “I thank my fellow House Democrats and health care experts for joining me today to examine policies to improve access, lower costs and improve the quality of health care in Pennsylvania.” “In addition to hosting today’s hearing, I am working to find solutions to these systemic problems by collecting co-sponsors for a resolution that I will be introducing next month directing the Joint State Government Committee to audit and examine the pharmaceutical industry in the commonwealth. If serious progress is going to be made on health care reform, we need to understand what’s working, what isn’t and what can we do to fix it. Stay tuned.” Hearing participants included: Dr. Anthony Aquilina, regional president, Geisinger Northeast Region; and Patrick Keenan, policy director, Pennsylvania Health Access Network. The meeting is one in a series held across the state Read more

 

Pashinski: Pennsylvania Roads Difficult to Maintain

(Feb 27, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Dunmore to discuss the Commonwealth's transportation system and the challenges it faces, particularly with maintaining our roads and bridges. Read more

 

Pashinski to host Policy Committee hearing Thursday in Wilkes-Barre on Affordable Health Care

(Feb 25, 2019)

WILKES-BARRE, Feb. 25 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, is hosting a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on affordable health care. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Wilkes University’s Henry Student Center, Miller Room, Second Floor, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. The media and public are invited to attend. Pashinski requested the meet to discuss what is being done and still can be done to make health care affordable in Pennsylvania. He will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks 10:10 a.m. Official from the Pennsylvania Department of Health 10:40 a.m. Dr. Anthony Aquilina, regional president, Geisinger Northeast Region 11:10 a.m. Patrick Keenan, policy director, Pennsylvania Health Access Network 11:40 a.m. Closing remarks The meeting is one in a series held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first, good jobs, health care access, quality schools and jobs training, and a fair economy. Additional information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com . For more information about the Policy Committee, go to www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Financial lifeline for NEPA ambulance group

(Feb 08, 2019)

Ambulance crews help save lives each and every day but the reality is financial struggles are forcing more and more to close and others to merge. As Eyewitness News Reporter Mark Hiller explains, one NEPA ambulance group is navigating through these critical times in part with an assist from a state program. Read more

 

Pashinski Proud of Student Winners

(Feb 06, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski commends the students from Wilkes University for their winning role in the "Draw The Lines PA" competition. He considers the event as "an exercise in democracy and citizenship." Read more

 

Hanover Township receives over $217,000 loan

(Feb 06, 2019)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced the Hanover Township Community Ambulance Association Inc. received a $217,915 low-interest loan through the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Read more

 

Pashinski: Workforce Development Key for Northeast PA

(Feb 05, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski responds to the governor’s budget address, commending him for his commitment to funding education, creating good paying jobs, and strengthening our workforce. Read more

 

Get free assistance with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate

(Jan 23, 2019)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2018 tax year are available – and my office staff is ready to help you file yours for free! Read more

 

Is Pennsylvania ready for recreational marijuana legalization?

(Jan 15, 2019)

Some local lawmakers say the debate over legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania is heating up.It comes as several neighboring states launched efforts to do so. Read more

 

Pashinski Participates in Draft Horse Driving at the Farm Show

(Jan 11, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski participates in the Celebrity Draft Horse Feed Scurry Challenge at the Farm Show, maneuvering a horse-drawn sled through an obstacle course for speed and accuracy. Read more

 

Pashinski and Redding Talk Education and Agriculture

(Jan 10, 2019)

PA State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski sat down with Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding to discuss everything from farming education to invasive insect pests. Read more

 

Nurses issue warning over staffing, care levels at hospitals

(Jan 09, 2019)

Registered nurse Lisa Derenick says she frequently skips lunches and breaks at work due to understaffing at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Read more

 

Pashinski to be Democratic chairman of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for second term

(Jan 07, 2019)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, has again been named Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee by Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. “It’s a tremendous honor to again be the chairman of a committee that is so invested in our commonwealth,” Pashinski said. “Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s top industry and impacts every Pennsylvanian’s daily life whether they realize it or not." Read more

 

Pashinski Sings National Anthem at Swearing-In

(Jan 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski leads the singing of the national anthem during the swearing-in ceremonies for the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Pashinski sworn in for seventh term in House

(Jan 01, 2019)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today was sworn in to represent the 121st Legislative District for his seventh term in the state House. Read more

 

Pashinski: $500,000 Growing Greener grant will help restore local environment

(Dec 20, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, thanked the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for awarding a $500,000 grant to Earth Conservancy to continue the Espy Run stream restoration project in Hanover Township. Read more

 

Pashinski: Solomon Creek Project Ahead of Schedule

(Dec 11, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski says construction work on the Solomon Creek flood control project is moving along ahead of schedule. The completed wall along with new roads, sidewalks and lighting will provide a fresh look and much needed safety for area residents and businesses. Read more