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Governor Shapiro: Property Tax/Rent Rebates Now Available for Eligible Older Pennsylvanians, People with Disabilities

'Prepared for the Workforce of Tomorrow': Gov. Shapiro Highlights New Investments During Allentown Visit

(Aug 31, 2023)

Attendees and speakers included Robert Smith, EASCTC Executive Training Director, Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk, Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr., and State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg, Josh Siegel, and Steve Samuelson. Read more

 

What People Are Saying About Governor Shapiro Signing into Law a Historic Expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

(Aug 14, 2023)

"This bill helps seniors, this bill helps people under the age of 65 with disabilities, this bill helps renters, this bill helps homeowners, and you can see we are helping seniors stay in their homes." Read more

 

Gov. Shapiro Signs Bill Expanding PA's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

(Aug 10, 2023)

The bill’s primary sponsor, State. Rep. Steve Samuelson of Northampton County, said the signing of HB 1100 and the expansion of the program was a “momentous occasion.” Read more

 

Honoring Hispanic Heritage with State Rep. Steve Samuelson, Toni Fernandez, and Guillermo Lopez

(Aug 05, 2023)

Aurea Ortiz welcomes back State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-135, along with Toni Fernandez, Community Outreach Manager at Northampton Community College, to talk about Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more

 

Governor Shapiro Signs Into Law Historic Expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate, Largest Tax Break for Seniors in Nearly Two Decades

(Aug 04, 2023)

"We are increasing the income limits for the first time in 17 years and we are providing larger rebates for those who qualify," Samuelson said. Read more

 

The 731-space Polk Street Garage music to Musikfest attendees' ears

(Aug 01, 2023)

The funding was secured by state Sen. Boscola, former state Sen. Pat Browne and state Rep. Steve Samuelson. Read more

 

New Polk Street Garage opens on Southside Bethlehem — just in time for Musikfest

(Aug 01, 2023)

State Sen. Lisa Boscola and state Rep. Steve Samuelson together secured about $2.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding. Read more

 

State Rep. Steve Samuelson, Glorilex Vasquez, and Serving the Local Community | Charla Comunitaria

(Jul 28, 2023)

Aurea Ortiz welcomes State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-135 and Constituent Services Advisor Glorilex Vasquez for a conversation about business in Harrisburg, the state budget, as well as the range of resources and constituent services available at Rep. Samuelson's office in Bethlehem. Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jul 05, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jun 16, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Pa. House approves pair of bills for child care, earned income tax credits

(Jun 12, 2023)

“This cost is absolutely a nightmare for our families and we should absolutely do something about it,” Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, said during floor debate Monday. Read more

 

Pa. Democrats push workers’ tax credit bills into position for full House vote

(Jun 06, 2023)

Finance Committee Chair Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, oversaw the passage of several bills to create tax breaks targeted at working-class families. Read more

 

Democrats position bills creating tax credits, ending two taxes for House floor votes

(Jun 06, 2023)

Committee Chair state Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, sought to temper Republican’s contentions about affordability by comparing the cost to the estimated $5.5 billion in unallocated funds anticipated to roll over to the next budget. Read more

 

House panel approves slate of tax cuts and credits as budget countdown approaches

(Jun 06, 2023)

“I realize there are 24 days of budget negotiations ahead of us. We’re putting some proposals forward that could benefit working Pennsylvanians and can benefit Pennsylvania,” Samuelson said, referring to the looming June 30 deadline to pass a new state spending plan. Read more

 

Bill to Boost Property Tax, Rent Rebate Program Passes State House

(Jun 06, 2023)

The bill would expand the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the first time in over 16 years, according to State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton. Read more

 

Legislation to expand Property Tax/Rent Rebate limits passes House

(Jun 05, 2023)

“I’m grateful for the House’s overwhelming vote to expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for seniors and people with disabilities,” Samuelson said. “This will increase income limits, provide larger rebates for those who qualify, and includes a cost-of-living adjustment so that recipients won’t lose their rebate in the future when they get modest increases in their Social Security or pension.” Read more

 

Pa. House easily passes bill to state Senate that would boost property tax, rent rebates

(Jun 05, 2023)

Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, the bill’s primary sponsor, had used data to find support for the plan. He pointed to enrollment figures, showing that because income eligibility hasn’t been adjusted as pension or Social Security income increased slightly, thousands were falling out of the program but not necessarily eliminating the need. Read more

 

Expansion of property tax and rent rebate easily clears Pa. House

(Jun 05, 2023)

The bill, assuming it clears the state Senate, would “provide a needed expansion to a tried-and-true program that people depend on and make sure that this program is a cornerstone of our state for years to come,” said Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, the bill’s prime sponsor. Read more

 

'Time to Remember’: Memorial Day at SteelStacks honors the fallen

(May 29, 2023)

Rep. Samuelson touched on the various monuments in Bethlehem dedicated to veterans, such as the memorial on Arch and Wood streets and one currently on display at SteelStacks. Read more

 

Rebates For Property Tax, Rent Could Increase In PA Under New Bill

(May 24, 2023)

Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, was primary sponsor of the bill with Democratic primary co-sponsors and 81 bipartisan House members also signed on. Read more

 

'Prepared for the Workforce of Tomorrow': Gov. Shapiro Highlights New Investments During Allentown Visit
Aug 31, 2023

What People Are Saying About Governor Shapiro Signing into Law a Historic Expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Aug 14, 2023

Gov. Shapiro Signs Bill Expanding PA's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Aug 10, 2023

Honoring Hispanic Heritage with State Rep. Steve Samuelson, Toni Fernandez, and Guillermo Lopez
Aug 05, 2023

Governor Shapiro Signs Into Law Historic Expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate, Largest Tax Break for Seniors in Nearly Two Decades
Aug 04, 2023

The 731-space Polk Street Garage music to Musikfest attendees' ears
Aug 01, 2023

New Polk Street Garage opens on Southside Bethlehem — just in time for Musikfest
Aug 01, 2023

State Rep. Steve Samuelson, Glorilex Vasquez, and Serving the Local Community | Charla Comunitaria
Jul 28, 2023

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities
Jul 05, 2023

Infrastructure, Housing, and Safety Funding Opportunities
Jun 16, 2023

Pa. House approves pair of bills for child care, earned income tax credits
Jun 12, 2023

Pa. Democrats push workers’ tax credit bills into position for full House vote
Jun 06, 2023

Democrats position bills creating tax credits, ending two taxes for House floor votes
Jun 06, 2023

House panel approves slate of tax cuts and credits as budget countdown approaches
Jun 06, 2023

Bill to Boost Property Tax, Rent Rebate Program Passes State House
Jun 06, 2023

Legislation to expand Property Tax/Rent Rebate limits passes House
Jun 05, 2023

Pa. House easily passes bill to state Senate that would boost property tax, rent rebates
Jun 05, 2023

Expansion of property tax and rent rebate easily clears Pa. House
Jun 05, 2023

'Time to Remember’: Memorial Day at SteelStacks honors the fallen
May 29, 2023

Rebates For Property Tax, Rent Could Increase In PA Under New Bill
May 24, 2023