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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


Pashinski lobbies feds for health care reform

(Aug 09, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski made the case that universal health care is a moral right at a packed public forum Tuesday night.Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre, invited constituents to a discussion about the out-of-control cost of health care, which he said is caused by insurance company price gouging and corporate greed. Read more


Pashinski proposes health care task force

(Aug 09, 2017)

Dozens filled Rodano’s in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night for a discussion on health care hosted by state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. Read more


Pashinski invites constituents to discussion on health care

(Aug 03, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today invited constituents to a discussion on the rising cost of health care and what direction the American health care system should take at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Rodano’s Pizza, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Read more


Protecting Taxpayers & Protecting our Environment

(Aug 03, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski talks about the legacy of King Coal and how Pennsylvania's taxpayers just can't afford to make the same mistakes with the Marcellus Shale drilling industry, explaining how we need a fair, reasonable tax that protects jobs, protects taxpayers and gives us the tools we need to protect clean water. Read more


Pashinski pursuing discharge resolution for mandatory budget-negotiation sequestering

(Jul 28, 2017)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, this week called on Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to return the House to session and take up Pashinski’s discharge resolution on House Bill 1416, legislation that would sequester people responsible for budget negotiations until a compromise is reached. Read more


Scam warning: Facts about the new Medicare Cards

(Jul 26, 2017)

Learn about the new Medicaid cards being issued next year and how you can protect yourself from scammers. Read more


Workers in Berks

(Jul 24, 2017)

Berks Labor Council Education Chair Stephanie Towles discusses historical and current labor union trends in Pennsylvania as well as right to work legislation with PA State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski. Read more


Following latest budget debacle, it’s time to use revenue options

(Jul 14, 2017)

For the past seven years, my Republican colleagues on the other side of the aisle have had majority control of our state government. For four of those years, they’ve had total control. During that time, their fiscal policy has been disastrous for Pennsylvania. Rather than engage in real solutions for recurring revenue, each budget has ended with half-solutions, fuzzy math and kicking the can down the road to be dealt with at a later time. Read more


Agriculture Gets Boost in Pennsylvania Spending Plan

(Jul 10, 2017)

Legislators sent part of Pennsylvania’s budget to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on June 30. Work is not complete, as the General Assembly has to figure out how to pay for the $32 billion spending plan.House Bill 218 was approved by the House by a vote of 173-27 and by the Senate, 43-7.The next steps are Senate Bill 325 and the fiscal code, which will direct where the funds come from to pay for the spending plan. Read more