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Workers Memorial Day Resolution 2019

(Apr 16, 2019)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski speaks on his House Resolution designating April 28, 2019, 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 and the 12th annual local "Workers' Memorial Day" program and candlelight vigil service. Read more

 

Pashinski to visit local senior center next Friday to discuss issues and offer assistance

(Mar 29, 2019)

WILKES-BARRE, March 29 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, invites area seniors and their families to discuss local and state issues with him and receive assistance with state services from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5 at the Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center, 5 E. Market St. in Wilkes Barre. Pashinski and his staff will have booklets on property tax and rent rebates, along with PACE prescription-drug program applications available. The visit is the first of three senior center visits scheduled throughout the month of April. In addition to the Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center visit, Pashinski and his staff will be hosting similar events at the following dates and locations: April 12, 2019 Lee Park Senior Center 140 Lee Park Avenue Hanover Twp., PA 18706 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. April 26, 2019 Mountain Top Senior Center 460 South Main Street Mountain Top, PA 18707 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Please note: The meeting room is inside the Wright Manor Senor High-Rise. Same address as location. For more information on any of these visits or for assistance with any state-related issue, please contact Pashinski’s district office at (570) 825-5934 . Read more

 

Pashinski's Delayed Payment Plan Will Help Community College Students

(Mar 27, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski is looking to make community college more affordable with his delayed payment plan, allowing students to complete their two year degree and land a steady job before having to begin repaying their loans. Read more

 

Pashinski announces over $4.1 million in state grants for local projects

(Mar 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 26 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that 18 projects in his district will be receiving a total of $4.14 million in grant funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Local Share Account and Multimodal Transportation Fund. Every community or organization in the 121 st Legislative District that requested funding under these programs received a grant, Pashinski noted. “Congratulations to everyone who secured these vital funds that will help make our communities safer, healthier and more accessible,” Pashinski said. “These projects are great examples of how multimodal and LSA funding help improve the quality of life in our communities by investing in infrastructure and safety. Thank you to my Luzerne County colleagues in both the Senate and the House for working together with me to help acquire this critical funding for our region.” These municipalities and organizations in the 121 st Legislative District were awarded funding in the following amounts for the listed purposes: Ashley Borough – $300,000 multimodal grant to assist with the Ashley Main Streetscape Project, including the addition of new curbing, new sidewalks, street lighting, additional trees and more; Wilkes-Barre City – $600,000 multimodal grant to replace and install sidewalks and handicap-accessible ramps, among other improvements, in the King’s College neighborhood; Luzerne County Read more

 

Times Leader: Friendly Sons give Irish toast to Eddie ‘O’Day’ Pashinski

(Mar 18, 2019)

For the 74th year, the Irish heritage organization gathered together in the days before St. Patrick’s Day, once again at the Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, and the ballroom was filled with hundreds of men, both Irish and Irish-for-the-day.One of the men who fell into the latter category was state Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, who was honored as the organization’s 74th “Man of the Year.” Read more

 

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

 

2/28/19 – Affordable Health Care – Wilkes-Barre

(Mar 01, 2019)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. 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

 

A Safety Checklist for Ice Anglers

(Feb 06, 2019)

Use these tips from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the Tafton Dive Team to make sure your ice fishing days are safe and enjoyable! 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