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Pashinski: Our Students are the Future

(May 12, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Wolf at Wilkes-Barre Area High School to discuss a potential $1.9 billion investment in this year's state budget to fairly fund education across the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Wolf meets the Wolfpack

(May 11, 2022)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, got students in the auditorium cheering when he said the reason to increase education spending was to improve their futures. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 10, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Candy’s Place Walk draws loyal supporters despite dismal weather

(May 07, 2022)

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski opened the event, acknowledging the need for support for those battling cancer and their families. Read more

 

Aging secretary promotes property tax, rent rebate bonus in Wilkes-Barre

(Apr 30, 2022)

“The way we pass this is when the people, you — you have the power, you’re the voters — when you call that senator, when you call that state representative and say, ‘Please vote for this, we need this money because …’ Now it’s up to us to pass it,” Pashinski said. Read more

 

Department of Aging Calls on General Assembly to Invest in Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals with Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program

(Apr 29, 2022)

Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and community leaders today to echo Governor Tom Wolf's call for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to immediately use a portion of the $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help older adults and individuals with disabilities through property tax and rent rebates to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities

(Apr 25, 2022)

Read more about the latest grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski announces $2 million RACP grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project

(Apr 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today the approval of a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant totaling $2 million to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund for the Gateway Project 3.0. “Once completed, this project will be the final piece of the puzzle for the revitalization of River Street, making it an extremely attractive and very welcoming thoroughfare for residents and visitors alike,” Pashinski said. “I’m proud to have successfully advocated for this RACP grant as well as the 2020 $2.5 million grant awarded for this project . This will be a major advancement for the city of Wilkes-Barre, making our city more beautiful, more accessible, more shoppable, and more livable.” The funding will be used to help create a mixed-use, 5-story, urban development, complete with a 110-room hotel, roof top bar and restaurant, breakfast cafe, and conference space. The center will showcase a panoramic view of the river, mountains, and city skyline from the rooftop bar and restaurant. The conference center will also provide flexible, technologically advanced meeting space, including a balcony and terrace overlooking the Susquehanna River. The center will also feature a ground-level breakfast and lunch café, allowing outdoor seating on the corner of River and Market Streets. “Thank you to Governor Tom Wolf for his continued understanding of how important this project is to Read more

 

Pashinski announces $1.1 million grant for domestic violence shelter expansion

(Apr 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today the approval of a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant totaling $1.1 million to Domestic Violence Service Center Inc. to expand their existing Wilkes-Barre facility. “The safety of ALL in our community remains a top priority for me and this funding will help protect more victims of domestic violence in our area,” Pashinski said. “This expansion will help protect some of the most vulnerable among us – including children, women and seniors facing domestic violence. Many thanks to Governor Wolf for approving this grant and congratulations to everyone working to protect victims of domestic violence across Luzerne County.” The funding will help to add an expansion to the existing DVSC facility. Work associated with the expansion will include the addition of six client bedrooms, as well as men's and women's toilet and bathing facilities, expanding the existing kitchen area, and installing a HVAC, alarm and security systems. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate Read more

 

Pashinski announces $1 million for Hanover Township from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

(Apr 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 20 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that the Wolf Administration has approved $1 million for Hanover Township to enhance infrastructure utilizing funding from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The $1 million will be used to update the railroad alignment of the former Lehigh Valley Railroad between Mountain Top and Laurel Run Borough. Improvements include grading, resurfacing, repairing or improving drainage; interpretive and wayfinding signage; fencing as needed; bollards and gate installations to prevent unauthorized vehicles; and other rail-to-trail improvements. “Today’s announcement is a substantial investment in Hanover Township’s infrastructure, which will improve public safety, mobility and quality of life for residents,” Pashinski said. “I want to thank President Biden and members of Congress for working across the aisle to approve the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and making this funding possible. Residents can rest assured that this project is just the beginning of many across our county, commonwealth and country that will be funded by BIL over the next 5 years.” The administration awarded $54.1 million through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program called Set-Aside or Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside. This program provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

Read about state grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

(Mar 31, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski recognized March as Music in Our Schools Month in Pennsylvania. Pashinski, a former musician and music teacher, is a proud advocate for school music programs and the power of music to influence and enhance our lives. Read more

 

Pashinski: Working for You

(Mar 23, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski is proud to represent communities in Northeastern Pa., and will continue working hard to ensure smart decisions are made in Harrisburg this budget season. Read more

 

Pashinski: Stand Together with the People of Ukraine

(Mar 15, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski calls for the community to stand together and unify, not only in support for the people of Ukraine, but for the sake of worldwide democracy. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 07, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Supporting Local Agriculture

(Mar 02, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing today in Harrisburg that examined the state of local agriculture, how the legislature can support it, and how it can help address food deserts. Read more

 

Spring 2022 Newsletter

(Mar 01, 2022)

In my Spring 2022 newsletter you will learn more about grants awarded to our community, find out what’s happening in the Capitol, learn how you can help save our democracy by searching for the truth, and much more! Read more

 

Pashinski Applauds Wolf’s Budget Proposal

(Feb 09, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski applauds the 2022-23 budget proposal presented by Governor Tom Wolf. Pleased with no call for any sort of tax increase, Pashinski also notes how important Wolf’s proposals are key to responsibly addressing educational funding inadequacies, and that financial responsibility is reduced at the local level. Read more

 

Pashinski: Our Students are the Future
May 12, 2022

Wolf meets the Wolfpack
May 11, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 10, 2022

Candy’s Place Walk draws loyal supporters despite dismal weather
May 07, 2022

Aging secretary promotes property tax, rent rebate bonus in Wilkes-Barre
Apr 30, 2022

Department of Aging Calls on General Assembly to Invest in Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals with Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program
Apr 29, 2022

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities
Apr 25, 2022

Pashinski announces $2 million RACP grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project
Apr 22, 2022

Pashinski announces $1.1 million grant for domestic violence shelter expansion
Apr 22, 2022

Pashinski announces $1 million for Hanover Township from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Apr 20, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

Pashinski Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month
Mar 31, 2022

Pashinski: Working for You
Mar 23, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 22, 2022

Pashinski: Stand Together with the People of Ukraine
Mar 15, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 07, 2022

Policy Hearing: Supporting Local Agriculture
Mar 02, 2022

Spring 2022 Newsletter
Mar 01, 2022

Now Open for Applications: Workforce Development, Substance Use Prevention, and Volunteer Fire Assistance Funding Opportunities
Feb 22, 2022

Pashinski Applauds Wolf’s Budget Proposal
Feb 09, 2022