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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

 

Osterhout Free Library receives Keystone Library Grant

(Sep 20, 2018)

Recognizing the importance public libraries play in communities around the state, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. D-Luzerne, thanked the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf today for awarding a $120,000 grant to the Osterhout Free Library. Read more

 

Pashinski, Yudichak announce multiple CFA grants for 121st Legislative District

(Sep 18, 2018)

WILKES-BARRE, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and state Sen. John Yudichak, D-Luzerne/Carbon, today announced the approval of three Commonwealth Financing Authority grants totaling $723,062 for Fairview Township, Hanover Township and Ashley Borough. The funds will go toward three separate projects, including: $60,562 to Fairview Township to renovate a basketball court at Memorial Park; $300,000 to Ashley Borough for the Sulfur Run construction project; and $362,500 to Hanover Township for phase 2B of the Solomon Creek Interceptor rehabilitation project. “These grants will go toward increasing the safety and recreational appeal of communities in our district,” Pashinski said. “I’m truly appreciative to Governor Tom Wolf and his administration for working with me on these grants and seeing the value that this money will bring to our area.” “The Commonwealth Financing Authority continues to be a great partner with Luzerne County communities looking to invest in community development projects that improve the quality of life in the region and set the stage for future economic growth,” Yudichak said. Fairview Township’s grant will go toward excavating and removing the old basketball court at Memorial Park. The area will then be graded, leveled and new asphalt will be poured for the two new basketball posts with backboards. The project will also include line painting, fence Read more

 

Next phase of South Valley Parkway opens today

(Aug 30, 2018)

NANTICOKE — The next phase of the South Valley Parkway project opens today, marking completion of the entire expressway save for the final roundabout at Prospect Street, state Department of Transportation officials said. Read more

 

Pashinski, Yudichak announce $1 million Ready to Learn Block Grant for Wilkes-Barre School District

(Aug 29, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and state Sen. John Yudichak, D-Luzerne/Carbon, announced today a supplemental $1 million Ready to Learn Block Grant has been awarded from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Read more

 

Pashinski, Policy Committee explore tax fairness in Pennsylvania

(Aug 20, 2018)

WILKES-BARRE, Aug. 20 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at Kings College to discuss tax fairness issues in Pennsylvania. Pashinski has been a proponent of instituting a Marcellus Shale severance tax, reducing the Corporate Net Income tax while closing reporting loopholes such as the Delaware loophole, finding a way to reduce property taxes and exploring adjustments to the Personal Income Tax and Sales and Use Tax to better serve Pennsylvania’s middle class. Pashinski was joined by Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state legislators from across the state. “Taxation issues in Pennsylvania can be overly burdensome on the middle class and House Democrats have put forth a plan to change that,” Pashinski said. “I’ve supported options in the legislature to alleviate the pain of property taxes as well as lowering our high Corporate Net Income Tax combined with closing reporting loopholes and instituting a balanced Marcellus Shale tax to ensure corporations pay their fair share. The devil is always in the details and getting a majority of the legislature on board with a single plan is no easy task.” Sturla added: “Whenever you talk about tax fairness, one of the main topics is always property tax reform. House Democrats have supported Governor Tom Wolf’s property tax relief plan and various other relief plans that have been Read more

 

Pashinski Bill Would Protect Grandparent's Rights

(Aug 18, 2018)

Grandparents raising their grandchildren because their children are struggling with opioid addiction. Read more

 

‘Today is a new day’: 14 graduate from Luzerne County Treatment Court

(Aug 13, 2018)

WILKES-BARRE — Fourteen people officially started new lives Friday as the latest graduates of Luzerne County Treatment Court.“What the 14 of you have accomplished is outstanding,” state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski told the graduates during a ceremony in a county courtroom. “Today is a new day, as is every day.” Read more

 

Our View: Legislature should pass Pashinski’s grandparents’ guardianship bill

(Aug 10, 2018)

Many people talk about solutions to the ongoing opioid epidemic.State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski has taken an important step toward addressing one of its often overlooked tolls.House Bill 1539, of which Pashinski is prime sponsor, would grant grandparents temporary guardianship of their grandchildren when the youngsters’ parents become unable to care for them due to addiction issues. Read more

 

Wolf hears from grandparents raising grandchildren due to opioid crisis

(Aug 08, 2018)

Local grandparents who are raising grandchildren due to the opioid crisis pleaded with Gov. Tom Wolf and area lawmakers Wednesday to provide more.Wolf heard stories of children being improperly unified with addicted parents, challenges in getting trauma counseling and financial woes during his visit to the Jewish Community Center. Read more

 

Grandparents raising grandchildren tell Gov. Wolf state ‘can do better’

(Aug 08, 2018)

When Gov. Tom Wolf asked a group of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren what the state needs to do for them, Brenda Saba had the answer.“Pennsylvania can do better,” she said. “Pennsylvania needs to do more for us.” Read more

 

Pashinski, advocates stress importance of dog licensing bill

(Jul 30, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, joined advocates from the Luzerne County SPCA to call for passage of H.B. 1463, legislation that would stabilize the Dog Law Restricted Account and streamline the dog licensing process.“Dog licensing fees go toward a number of valuable services in Pennsylvania, including securing stray dogs, inspecting licensed kennels and investigating dog bites,” Pashinski said. “The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has gone 21 years without raising the fee, but now, with the Dog Law Restricted Account close to operating in the red, it’s time to act to ensure these vital operations can continue to be performed.” Read more

 

Pashinski Fights for Pre-Existing Conditions Protection

(Jul 25, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Allentown to discuss a bill that would provide protections for Pennsylvanians who need health care but have a pre-existing condition. Read more

 

Pashinski announces early childhood grants for Wilkes-Barre area

(Jul 13, 2018)

Citing the importance of early educational opportunities for children, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced multiple locations in Luzerne County will be receiving grants for 2018-19 Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program. Read more

 

Ag Research Gets Boost in State Budget

(Jul 02, 2018)

Agricultural research will benefit from the expansiveness in Pennsylvania’s new budget.Gov. Tom Wolf signed a spending package June 22 that provides a 3 percent raise for Penn State research and Extension, and for the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school. Read more

 

Pashinski: Fight Back Against Inhumane Immigration Policies

(Jun 21, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined colleagues and advocates to fight to protect children, keep families together and crack down on President Trump’s inhumane immigration policies. Read more

 

Pashinski: Dozens of buildings suffered severe damage, are unsafe for re-entry following storm

(Jun 14, 2018)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, released the following statement in response to Thursday night’s confirmed tornado in Wilkes-Barre Township: “This morning, I spoke with the offices of Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Matt Cartwright to inform them of the weather devastation that was experienced in Wilkes-Barre Township. I also spoke with Laurel Run officials and Wilkes-Barre Township Mayor Carl Kuren to discuss the assessment and recovery operation. Read more

 

State officials deliver $1.4 million more for Solomon Creek work

(May 09, 2018)

A day before bids are to be opened for the Solomon Creek wall reconstruction, state officials Thursday delivered an additional $1.4 million for the infrastructure project to push the available funding over the $10 million mark. Read more

 

Final funding in place for Solomon Creek project

(May 09, 2018)

Shovels of dirt were symbolically tossed on the Barney Street bridge over Solomon Creek on Thursday, as officials announced the final piece of the funding puzzle for a flood control project decades in the making. Read more

 

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

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

Osterhout Free Library receives Keystone Library Grant
Sep 20, 2018

Pashinski, Yudichak announce multiple CFA grants for 121st Legislative District
Sep 18, 2018

Next phase of South Valley Parkway opens today
Aug 30, 2018

Pashinski, Yudichak announce $1 million Ready to Learn Block Grant for Wilkes-Barre School District
Aug 29, 2018

Pashinski, Policy Committee explore tax fairness in Pennsylvania
Aug 20, 2018

Pashinski Bill Would Protect Grandparent's Rights
Aug 18, 2018

‘Today is a new day’: 14 graduate from Luzerne County Treatment Court
Aug 13, 2018

Our View: Legislature should pass Pashinski’s grandparents’ guardianship bill
Aug 10, 2018

Wolf hears from grandparents raising grandchildren due to opioid crisis
Aug 08, 2018

Grandparents raising grandchildren tell Gov. Wolf state ‘can do better’
Aug 08, 2018

Pashinski, advocates stress importance of dog licensing bill
Jul 30, 2018

Pashinski Fights for Pre-Existing Conditions Protection
Jul 25, 2018

Pashinski announces early childhood grants for Wilkes-Barre area
Jul 13, 2018

Ag Research Gets Boost in State Budget
Jul 02, 2018

Pashinski: Fight Back Against Inhumane Immigration Policies
Jun 21, 2018

Pashinski: Dozens of buildings suffered severe damage, are unsafe for re-entry following storm
Jun 14, 2018

State officials deliver $1.4 million more for Solomon Creek work
May 09, 2018

Final funding in place for Solomon Creek project
May 09, 2018