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Pashinski Helps Kick-Off 2018 Hunters Sharing the Harvest Program

(Nov 20, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski visited the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to help kick-off the 2018 Hunters Sharing the Harvest program, which allows hunters to share their extra venison through a network of participating butchers and food banks across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Wilkes University completes $3.3 million campus gateway project

(Nov 20, 2018)

Wilkes University President Patrick F. Leahy Monday said the new Campus Gateway Project transforms the school’s campus, dramatically improving the safety of pedestrians and motorists. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Signs Bills to Help Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

(Nov 13, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Tom Wolf and a group of grandparents and advocates for a ceremonial signing of House Bill 1539. Pashinski says he's thrilled to get this bill across the finsh line to help grandparents raising grandchildren get the help they need. Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Luzerne County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Senior prescription program expanded to help more people

(Oct 23, 2018)

I voted for legislation that would allow more senior citizens in Wilkes-Barre and across the state pay for their prescription medication. Putting people first and focusing on health care is part of the House Democrats' Plan for Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Bipartisan grandparents raising grandchildren legislation signed into law

(Oct 23, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – Bipartisan legislation crafted by state Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, and Kathy Watson, R-Bucks, Republican chairwoman of the House Children and Youth Committee, was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf today signaling a major victory for grandparents raising grandchildren across Pennsylvania. “We’ve been fighting for this legislation for years, so to finally get it through not only the House, but also the Senate and on to be signed into law by Governor Wolf is a tremendous win for grandparents raising grandchildren in Pennsylvania,” Pashinski said. “I’m incredibly appreciative for the support Chairwoman Watson gave these bills, along with the support of my colleagues in the House and Senate and Governor Wolf himself. Governor Wolf was a vocal advocate for this bipartisan package of bills and I look forward to working with the governor and my colleagues in the General Assembly on more grandparents raising grandchildren issues in the future.” “This legislation is a win for the thousands of grandparents across this state who need some help,” Watson said. “Temporary guardianship will allow grandparents to be able to make decisions for their grandchildren, especially at a time of crisis. These children – many of whom are the latest victims of the ongoing opioid crisis – need a sense of permanence and Read more

 

Pashinski’s grandparents bill passes Senate, heads to governor

(Oct 18, 2018)

Calling it a tremendous victory for grandparents raising grandchildren in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski on Wednesday praised the Senate for passing H.B. 1539, which now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature into law. Read more

 

Temporary guardianship for grandparents bill passes as Wolf officials meet with those raising grandchildren

(Oct 17, 2018)

In response to the opioid epidemic, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a House bill Tuesday that grants temporary guardianship in 90-day increments, up to one year, to grandparents or other family members when the parents of children are unable to raise them.State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, the bill’s lead sponsor, said in a news release, “I’m thankful that grandparents will now have legal rights when they step up to the plate and take over primary care for their grandchildren when the parents are not in the picture.” Read more

 

Pashinski: A Great Day for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

(Oct 17, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski thanks his colleagues and all the grandparents who advocated for his temporary guardianship for grandparents bill which passed the Senate and is headed for the Governor's desk for his signature. Read more

 

Pashinski’s temporary guardianship for grandparents bill passes Senate, heads to governor

(Oct 16, 2018)

Calling it a tremendous victory for grandparents raising grandchildren in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, praised the Senate for passing H.B. 1539, which now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature into law. Read more

 

Pashinski: Protect Health Care Coverage for ALL People

(Oct 16, 2018)

At a Capitol news conference, Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski speaks in support of legislation that would protect people in Pennsylvania from having their health insurance denied because of a pre-existing condition even if changes are made at the federal level. Read more

 

Pashinski joins Watson, Miller, Smith to announce federal funding for Kinship Navigator Program

(Oct 11, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, joined Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith and state Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks, chairwoman of the House Children and Youth Committee, to announce Pennsylvania is expected to receive $479,307 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to develop a kinship navigator program. Read more

 

Pashinski Recognizes Wilkes-Barre First Responders

(Oct 10, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski recognizes the hard work and dedication of the first responders, members of local law enforcement, emergency management agencies, utility workers and township and county officials who responded to the large-scale emergency situation that took place in Wilkes-Barre on June 13, 2018, as a result of a category EF2 tornado. Read more

 

Pashinski announces $68,650 in workforce development grants

(Oct 10, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced five grants totaling $68,650 were awarded to companies in the 121st Legislative District from the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Pashinski announces school safety grants for area schools

(Oct 04, 2018)

With $8.4 million in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants awarded across Pennsylvania, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced a total of $65,951 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants split between Wilkes-Barre Area School District and Hanover Area School District. Read more

 

Pashinski: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Bills Near the Finish Line

(Oct 02, 2018)

At a Pa. Bar Association press event, Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski speaks about House Bills 1539 and 2133 which would provide temporary emergency guardianship and create a kinship navigator program for grandparents raising grandchildren. Pashinski urges everyone to contact their state Senators to get these bills passed and on the Governors desk to become law. Read more

 

Rep. Pashinski touts international reach of Pa. businesses at summit

(Sep 24, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said Friday that Northeast Pennsylvania has racked up over $31 million in sales to international markets, which has led to the creation or retention of more than 125 jobs.Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, delivered the keynote address at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance’s 2018 “Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania” summit at The Woodlands Inn. Read more

 

Pashinski delivers keynote address at NEPA Alliance summit

(Sep 21, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, delivered the keynote address this afternoon at The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance’s (NEPA) 2018 Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania summit, highlighting the importance of international trade and the benefits to businesses in the northeast. “Pennsylvania has such a unique history when it comes to natural resources, manufacturing and goods and services,” Pashinski said. “With the sixth largest gross domestic product output in the United States, it’s vital that we continue to pursue international trade to strengthen our state’s economy and get greater exposure for the Pennsylvania products we’re all proud of.” Read more

 

Osterhout Free Library in WB receives $120,000 Keystone grant

(Sep 21, 2018)

The Osterhout Free Library was one of 27 public libraries across the state that received word Thursday of a Keystone grant for site improvements.Osterhout will receive a $120,000 grant that will go toward upgrading the roof, windows and flooring and help the library enhance energy efficiency. Read more

 

Pashinski Helps Kick-Off 2018 Hunters Sharing the Harvest Program
Nov 20, 2018

Wilkes University completes $3.3 million campus gateway project
Nov 20, 2018

Gov. Wolf Signs Bills to Help Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Nov 13, 2018

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans
Nov 08, 2018

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open
Nov 01, 2018

Senior prescription program expanded to help more people
Oct 23, 2018

Bipartisan grandparents raising grandchildren legislation signed into law
Oct 23, 2018

Pashinski’s grandparents bill passes Senate, heads to governor
Oct 18, 2018

Temporary guardianship for grandparents bill passes as Wolf officials meet with those raising grandchildren
Oct 17, 2018

Pashinski: A Great Day for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Oct 17, 2018

Pashinski’s temporary guardianship for grandparents bill passes Senate, heads to governor
Oct 16, 2018

Pashinski: Protect Health Care Coverage for ALL People
Oct 16, 2018

Pashinski joins Watson, Miller, Smith to announce federal funding for Kinship Navigator Program
Oct 11, 2018

Pashinski Recognizes Wilkes-Barre First Responders
Oct 10, 2018

Pashinski announces $68,650 in workforce development grants
Oct 10, 2018

Pashinski announces school safety grants for area schools
Oct 04, 2018

Pashinski: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Bills Near the Finish Line
Oct 02, 2018

Rep. Pashinski touts international reach of Pa. businesses at summit
Sep 24, 2018

Pashinski delivers keynote address at NEPA Alliance summit
Sep 21, 2018

Osterhout Free Library in WB receives $120,000 Keystone grant
Sep 21, 2018