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Grandparents raising grandchildren air pressing issues at Wilkes forum

(Nov 30, 2017)

Brenda Saba and Beth O’Boyle were two of several grandparents who told emotional stories about raising grandchildren during a Wednesday forum at Wilkes University.The real-life tales — some challenging, some tragic — “tear at your heartstrings,” said state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. Read more

 

Grandparents raising their grandchildren focus of forum

(Nov 30, 2017)

Holidays are some of the toughest days for grandparents raising grandchildren because the children have drug-addicted parents, two area grandparents said Wednesday at a forum with state and Luzerne County officials. Read more

 

Lawmakers aim to help grandparents raising grandchildren in PA

(Nov 30, 2017)

Right now about 90,000 grandparents in Pennsylvania are raising their own grandchildren. One local lawmaker thinks the court system could do a better job helping families facing some tough circumstances. Read more

 

Grandparents raising grandchildren tell their stories during forum at Wilkes

(Nov 29, 2017)

WILKES-BARRE, Nov. 29 – Joined by advocates, state officials and grandparents who are raising their own grandchildren, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, hosted a forum at Wilkes University today aimed at shedding light on the issue of grandparents raising grandchildren and moving the legislature to provide more help. Read more

 

Pashinski applauds ISRP funding for former Sears Roebuck site in Wilkes-Barre

(Nov 28, 2017)

Calling it a victory for the greater Wilkes-Barre area, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that Wilkes-Barre will receive $680,375 in funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program to remediate a building at 116 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

Pashinski Recognizes Kinship Caregiver Day

(Nov 20, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski speaks on a resolution which designates November 20, 2017 as Kinship Caregiver Day in Pennsylvania, recognizing those who step in and care for children when their parents are unable or unwilling to do so. Read more

 

Wilkes-Barre Area School District receives $40,000 grant

(Nov 17, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today that the Wilkes-Barre Area School District was awarded a Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the amount of $40,000. Read more

 

Pashinski announces CFA grants for Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes University

(Nov 14, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced the approval of three Commonwealth Financing Authority grants totaling $878,287 for the City of Wilkes-Barre and Wilkes University. Read more

 

Pashinski sponsors bill to regulate weeds

(Nov 01, 2017)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski is getting into the weeds with some new legislation.Pashinski sponsored a bill that regulates weeds in the state. Gov. Tom Wolf signed it into law Monday. Read more

 

Wolf signs Pashinski’s legislation targeting harmful and invasive weeds

(Oct 31, 2017)

Gov. Tom Wolf signed H.B. 790 into law yesterday, creating the Controlled Plants and Noxious Weeds Act that was introduced by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.“I’m extremely appreciative to Governor Wolf and my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle,” Pashinski said. “This commonsense legislation will help our state be proactive as we do everything we can to prevent the spread of harmful weeds and protect our valuable land for agriculture and tourism purposes.” Read more

 

Citing Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Pashinski calls for movement on domestic violence legislation

(Oct 27, 2017)

With two bills dealing with domestic violence sitting in the House Judiciary Committee, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, cited Domestic Violence Awareness Month as the appropriate time to move the bills forward. “I realize that the focus this month has been on completing our long overdue budget, but October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it’s important that we not only recognize the danger posed by domestic violence, but also act to further protect those who are victims of it,” Pashinski said. Read more

 

Legislation, raising awareness to be discussed by Pashinski at grandparents raising grandchildren conference

(Oct 13, 2017)

Citing his years of working on the topic, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, will speak at the 11th annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren conference at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St. in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

Is our government broken?

(Sep 25, 2017)

Our nation is divided. What's behind this and what can we do to fix it? Read more

 

LCCC Walk of Honor ceremony remembers America’s ‘best and bravest’

(Sep 12, 2017)

On a sunny, pleasant Monday morning, amid bricks, plaques, benches, engraved dedications and the sound of bagpipes, Luzerne County Community College held its annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony. Read more

 

Pashinski: Robbing agriculture funds no way to balance budget

(Sep 11, 2017)

Following the release of the House Republicans’ plan to fill a $2.2 billion budget gap with fund transfers, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said Friday that taking millions of dollars from agriculture and other programs is not the solution. Read more

 

Pashinski: Robbing agriculture funds an unstable way to balance budget

(Sep 08, 2017)

Following the release of House Republicans’ plan to fill a $2.2 billion deficit with questionable fund transfers, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, released the following statement: “The House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan budget earlier this summer with increased funding for education, fighting the heroin epidemic and programs that will help Pennsylvania’s economy grow and prosper. It’s now been over a month since the Senate passed a revenue package and sent it to the House, yet the House has not been called back into session to take up that plan. This in my mind is inexcusable. Read more

 

Historical marker, revitalization plan unveiled in Ashley

(Sep 06, 2017)

The Huber Breaker, where anthracite miners worked and died, will be remembered forever on a new state historical marker dedicated Monday in Ashley. Read more

 
 

Pashinski launches petition urging action on affordable health care

(Aug 14, 2017)

Seeking to show the resolve of Pennsylvanians toward fixing the national health care issue, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, has launched an online petition asking Pennsylvania’s U.S. representatives and senators to come together and work on fixing America’s health care system. Read more

 

It's time for health care reform

(Aug 11, 2017)

Health care has always been a topical subject, but with the current federal administration’s attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act more people are paying attention and looking into our health care system. Click here to learn more about the issues facing our system and sign a petition asking our Congressmen and Senators to work together to fix it. Read more

 

Grandparents raising grandchildren air pressing issues at Wilkes forum
Nov 30, 2017

Grandparents raising their grandchildren focus of forum
Nov 30, 2017

Lawmakers aim to help grandparents raising grandchildren in PA
Nov 30, 2017

Grandparents raising grandchildren tell their stories during forum at Wilkes
Nov 29, 2017

Pashinski applauds ISRP funding for former Sears Roebuck site in Wilkes-Barre
Nov 28, 2017

Pashinski Recognizes Kinship Caregiver Day
Nov 20, 2017

Wilkes-Barre Area School District receives $40,000 grant
Nov 17, 2017

Pashinski announces CFA grants for Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes University
Nov 14, 2017

Pashinski sponsors bill to regulate weeds
Nov 01, 2017

Wolf signs Pashinski’s legislation targeting harmful and invasive weeds
Oct 31, 2017

Citing Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Pashinski calls for movement on domestic violence legislation
Oct 27, 2017

Legislation, raising awareness to be discussed by Pashinski at grandparents raising grandchildren conference
Oct 13, 2017

Is our government broken?
Sep 25, 2017

LCCC Walk of Honor ceremony remembers America’s ‘best and bravest’
Sep 12, 2017

Pashinski: Robbing agriculture funds no way to balance budget
Sep 11, 2017

Pashinski: Robbing agriculture funds an unstable way to balance budget
Sep 08, 2017

Historical marker, revitalization plan unveiled in Ashley
Sep 06, 2017

Highlighting PA agriculture; Get ready for back to school; Eclipse safety tips
Aug 18, 2017

Pashinski launches petition urging action on affordable health care
Aug 14, 2017

It's time for health care reform
Aug 11, 2017