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Pashinski announces over $3.2 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects

(Jul 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 20 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that 26 projects in his district will be receiving a total of $3.25 million in grant funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Local Share Account for selected applications from 2019 and 2020. “It was a pleasure working with my House colleagues, municipal officials and organizational leaders to successfully secure vital funds for these important and meaningful projects in my district,” Pashinski said. “These grant awards are great examples of how LSA funding helps invest in our communities in addition to providing property tax relief. "A special thank you to Senator Marty Flynn and former Senator Blake for their generosity by also contributing to many of these projects to help enhance the quality of life in our region. My sincere thank to everyone that contributed their time and expertise to bring these projects to reality.” These municipalities and organizations in the 121 st Legislative District were awarded 2019 funding in the following amounts for the listed purposes: Wilkes-Barre City – $52,000 LSA on behalf of Volunteers in Medicine, for interior renovations of the second floor of the existing medical clinic. Wilkes Barre City – $188,500 LSA grant on behalf of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, for two new HVAC rooftop units and automated Read more

 

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy

(Jul 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 12 -- State Representatives Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski today hosted a public hearing to discuss the need for drastic reforms to drive down the costs of prescription drugs for the well-being of Pennsylvanians who rely on medications for an improved quality of life. The hearing, a meeting of the Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People, included testimony on how prescription drug pricing is calculated, some of the cost drivers and legislative action needed to regulate pricing. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, chair of the subcommittee, and legislators from across the state joined both in person and online for the discussion. Sean Zmenkowski, a constituent services advisor for Rep. Kinkead, shared his experience as a type one diabetic reliant on insulin to survive and the career choices he has had to make in order to maintain access to life-sustaining medication. “Far too many Pennsylvanians have to make painful choices regarding life-saving medications – going without or rationing their medicine – either option is inexcusable,” said state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny. “I remain committed to working with my colleagues to come up with solutions, including a prescription drug importation program, to ensure the prescription drugs our residents need are accessible and affordable. It’s clear we need long-term solutions to help our residents, and we can make it happen.” Read more

 

Kinkead, Pashinski to discuss driving down drug costs

(Jul 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 8 – The runaway costs of prescription medication will be the focus of a virtual hearing of the Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People hosted by state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski. The hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12. The media and public are invited to watch online at www.pahouse.com/policy or on the committee’s Facebook page--@PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Kinkead, D-Allegheny, and Pashinski, D-Luzerne, will be joined by Subcommittee Chair Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss innovative approaches to reducing drug costs, providing pathways to low-cost prescriptions, and how drug costs factor into Pennsylvania’s healthcare framework. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities

(Jul 07, 2021)

Learn about state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House

(Jun 30, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 30 – State Reps. Ed Neilson, Mary Jo Daley, Eddie Day Pashinski and Joe Ciresi announced the introduction of a resolution urging Congress to establish a National Infrastructure Bank to repair, enhance and revolutionize the country’s infrastructure while creating 25 million living-wage jobs. "Throughout my entire professional career, I have been deeply rooted in the labor sector," Neilson, D-Phila., said. "I know the value of those jobs to the people who work in them, and I know how vital those jobs are to our economy and the well-being of our communities. Right now, our commonwealth's infrastructure is in crisis. A National Infrastructure Bank would allow us to support various industries , create jobs and address the issue of our aging and deteriorating infrastructure." The NIB would be a separate institution from the Federal Budget, set up as a government-sponsored lending, deposit-money bank, and capitalized with existing treasuries held by the public sector – not new tax dollars. According to the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank, this process of using government-backed private capital to finance these most-needed projects has been successfully used to restore our country’s economic stability four times throughout the U.S. history. Legislation – H.R. 3339 – has been introduced in Congress to create this NIB but has not yet been voted on. In Pennsylvania, H.R. 113 – with Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 29, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what's available right now. Read more

 

Pashinski: Budget Surplus Should Help Fairly Fund Our Schools

(Jun 23, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski says for the first time in nearly 15 years, Pennsylvania is "in the black" and our budget surplus should be used to fairly fund our schools and give all students an equal chance to succeed. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(Jun 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities

(Jun 17, 2021)

State grant programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Protecting Pennsylvanians and Their Dogs

(Jun 14, 2021)

Surrounded by numerous four-legged friends, Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski led a rally to encourage support for his legislation, House Bill 526. If adopted, the bill would increase the current dog license fee for the first time in 25 years from $6.50 to $10. Pashinski says the increase “ensures the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement can continue performing its vital function to protect the health and safety of Pennsylvanians and their dogs.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities

(Jun 02, 2021)

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities Read more

 

Opinion: Broadband Upgrades a Key Part of the Pa Rescue Plan

(Jun 01, 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown in numerous ways what many of us already knew: Pennsylvania is in desperate need of upgrading its broadband infrastructure.This is about more than simply internet access. In today's world, high-speed internet needs to be both accessible and affordable. As families chose to communicate more online due to the pandemic, many Pennsylvanians - urban, suburban, and rural alike - came to realize they didn't have access to the high-speed internet they needed. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities

(May 26, 2021)

Learn about state grant programs that are now open. Read more

 

Pashinski Promotes National Safe Boating Week

(May 24, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski offers some simple tips to help boaters stay safe while enjoying our waterways this summer season. Read more

 

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications

(May 19, 2021)

Information on state and other grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski: Let's Help our Healthcare Workers with the PA Rescue Plan

(May 13, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined members of the House Democratic Policy Committee in Dickson City to discuss how the proposed $350 million in investments included in the Pa. Rescue Plan would provide the tools and resources to those working to provide patient healthcare across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 13, 2021)

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure Read more

 

Pashinski Pushes for Increased Animal Protections

(May 07, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined members of the Animal Protection Caucus for a tour of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area and to promote his legislation to increase dog license fees. Pashinski says a modest increase of a penny a day would provide for more dog wardens and increased animal protections across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) would rebuild, replace and revolutionize Pa.’s and nation’s infrastructure without raising taxes

(May 06, 2021)

In 2021, we have the chance to build back better using the same tool used by great presidents of the past, with an even better America emerging in the face of national tragedy and challenges. Read more

 

Pashinski, Cruz introduce legislation to stretch PA SNAP dollars

(Apr 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 27 – State Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and Angel Cruz, D-Philadelphia, announced today that they have introduced H.B. 1275 , legislation that would establish a Pennsylvania Preferred Food Bucks Program to provide benefit incentives to SNAP participants when they purchase certain healthy foods. Pashinski and Cruz said the program would promote Pennsylvania’s delicious and nutritious produce by providing a benefit incentive to SNAP participants when they purchase qualifying fruits and vegetables. Specifically, the program would provide a benefit incentive of at least 40 cents to a SNAP participant for every $1 of benefits redeemed for targeted healthy food items at participating markets and retailers, with preference provided to those selling Pennsylvania produced and/or Pennsylvania Preferred products. “This program would stretch critical SNAP dollars, increase consumption of healthy foods, and help boost demand for products grown and produced across our Commonwealth,” Pashinski said. “The PA Preferred brand is an easy way to know that what you’re buying is of the highest quality and grown or made right here in Pennsylvania. We can get this message to more people and help SNAP customers have confidence in their healthy purchases. Imagine what a difference that kind of surge in demand for healthy and PA produced foods could do for our farmers and our families.” Pashinski and Cruz are the Democratic Read more

 

Pashinski announces over $3.2 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects
Jul 20, 2021

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy
Jul 12, 2021

Kinkead, Pashinski to discuss driving down drug costs
Jul 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities
Jul 07, 2021

Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House
Jun 30, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 29, 2021

Pashinski: Budget Surplus Should Help Fairly Fund Our Schools
Jun 23, 2021

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
Jun 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities
Jun 17, 2021

Protecting Pennsylvanians and Their Dogs
Jun 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities
Jun 02, 2021

Opinion: Broadband Upgrades a Key Part of the Pa Rescue Plan
Jun 01, 2021

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities
May 26, 2021

Pashinski Promotes National Safe Boating Week
May 24, 2021

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications
May 19, 2021

Pashinski: Let's Help our Healthcare Workers with the PA Rescue Plan
May 13, 2021

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 13, 2021

Pashinski Pushes for Increased Animal Protections
May 07, 2021

National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) would rebuild, replace and revolutionize Pa.’s and nation’s infrastructure without raising taxes
May 06, 2021

Pashinski, Cruz introduce legislation to stretch PA SNAP dollars
Apr 27, 2021