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

Finance Committee approves Property Tax/Rent Rebate expansion legislation

(May 23, 2023)

Taking the first significant step toward increasing income limits for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the first time in 16-plus years, the Finance Committee passed legislation Tuesday to do just that. Read more

 

Pa. House panel moves forward on Gov. Shapiro’s plan to update property tax relief program

(May 23, 2023)

The Finance Committee on Tuesday unanimously advanced House Bill 1100, sponsored by Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, which would increase the income limit and rebate amounts for qualifying homeowners and renters, to the House floor. Read more

 

PA property tax relief bill takes a step forward

(May 23, 2023)

House Bill 1100, sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Steve Samuelson, would increase the number of people eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, and increase the maximum allowable rebate from $650 to $1,000. Read more

 

Pa. House committee passes expansion of property tax and rent rebates

(May 23, 2023)

“If we had adopted a COLA back in 2007 when this was adjusted, the program would’ve kept pace with those modest Social Security increases, those modest pension increases, and people would not have lost out,” said House Finance Committee Chairman Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton County, who sponsored the bill. Read more

 

Proposal to update ailing Pa. rent, property tax rebate program would reverse decade of decline

(May 04, 2023)

“I’m thrilled that Gov. Shapiro has made this a priority,” state Rep. Steve Samuelson (D., Northampton), chair of the House Finance Committee and a longtime advocate for expanding the program, told Spotlight PA. “We should have done this years ago.” Read more

 

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(Apr 13, 2023)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

‘Hope is not lost,’ Pa. House Speaker Joanna McClinton tells Bethlehem NAACP

(Mar 26, 2023)

Several local government officials attended and gave brief remarks, including Democratic state Rep. Steve Samuelson, whose 135th District includes the Northampton County portion of Bethlehem. Read more

 

Boscola and Samuelson: Important Bethlehem projects receive more than $1.6 million through statewide programs

(Mar 16, 2023)

Two important projects received considerable funding to help the Cityof Bethlehem tackle important initiatives : the Broad Street improvement project received $642,750 in state multimodal funding to help make East Broad Street more walkable for pedestrians by implementing pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures. Read more

 

Conservation, Substance Abuse Education, and Act 13 Funding Opportunities

(Feb 01, 2023)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download!

(Jan 11, 2023)

Each month contains a scene from our Pennsylvania Capitol, proclaimed as one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the nation. Read more

 

Bethlehem Steel ruins among 18 Lehigh Valley projects awarded $30M for redevelopment

(Oct 30, 2022)

“The redevelopment of the Turn and Grind Shop is a significant addition to the ArtsQuest campus and will allow for additional programming, community events and entertainment options,” stated state Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Lehigh/Northampton. Read more

 

PA Representative Steve Samuelson announces $500,000 in state funding for NMIH

(Oct 28, 2022)

“The National Museum of Industrial History is a gem with a track record of preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history which built our country,” Samuelson said. “I am proud to be able to secure state funding for the museum’s expansion as they build upon their mission to bring our nation’s rich industrial heritage to life.” Read more

 

Boscola, Browne and Samuelson Announce $13.6 Million in State Funding for Redevelopment Projects in City of Bethlehem

(Oct 26, 2022)

“The redevelopment of the Turn and Grind Shop is a significant addition to the ArtsQuest campus and will allow for additional programming, community events and entertainment options,” stated Representative Steve Samuelson. “And, Lehigh Heavy Forge plays such a critical role in our nation’s national defense that to be able to further invest in it will provide greater security for our country and more jobs to the Lehigh Valley.” Read more

 

‘Our own league of nations’: Razed Bethlehem neighborhood gets historical marker

(Oct 08, 2022)

The Heights was home to 945 people and 280 homes when it was razed, said state Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton: “It really was a vibrant community.” Read more

 

Thousands of older Pennsylvanians at risk of losing property tax rebates because of legislative inaction

(Sep 22, 2022)

“We have to make this change before the end of the year,” said state Rep. Steve Samuelson, who has long advocated for increasing the income thresholds. “After 15 years, it’s long overdue.” Read more

 

Samuelson secures more than $497,000 in state funding for Bethlehem area

(Jun 10, 2022)

“There's the saying, 'Everything old is new again,' and that's exactly what is planned for the Bethlehem Steel's former general office building annex," Samuelson said. "This funding will support the redevelopment of the Steel Annex building, which is part of our region's history, and make it usable for new workers and businesses, enhancing the economic development of the South Side. This grant will be used for the project’s plaza. And since the funds will be part of a revolving loan fund, they can be used for future projects as well. Read more

 

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence

(Jun 09, 2022)

As Americans, we cannot turn a blind eye to gun violence. We must address this crisis of gun violence that has destroyed so many innocent lives by comprehensively addressing the issue and enacting common sense gun safety measures. Read more

 

Community Volunteer Honored for Outstanding Contributions to National Museum of Industrial History

(Jun 07, 2022)

PA House Representative Steve Samuelson presented Anne with an official citation for her contributions to the community. Read more

 

Community, local officials gather to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day

(Jun 03, 2022)

"Now is the time for all of us, to raise your voices, to raise our voices," said PA State Rep. Steve Samuelson. Read more

 

Parade in Bethlehem honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

(May 30, 2022)

“It was President Lincoln who said in the Gettysburg address that we should pay tribute and honor those who gave everything,” said Pennsylvania State Rep. Steve Samuelson of District 135. Read more

 

Finance Committee approves Property Tax/Rent Rebate expansion legislation
May 23, 2023

Pa. House panel moves forward on Gov. Shapiro’s plan to update property tax relief program
May 23, 2023

PA property tax relief bill takes a step forward
May 23, 2023

Pa. House committee passes expansion of property tax and rent rebates
May 23, 2023

Proposal to update ailing Pa. rent, property tax rebate program would reverse decade of decline
May 04, 2023

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities
Apr 13, 2023

‘Hope is not lost,’ Pa. House Speaker Joanna McClinton tells Bethlehem NAACP
Mar 26, 2023

Boscola and Samuelson: Important Bethlehem projects receive more than $1.6 million through statewide programs
Mar 16, 2023

Conservation, Substance Abuse Education, and Act 13 Funding Opportunities
Feb 01, 2023

The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download!
Jan 11, 2023

Bethlehem Steel ruins among 18 Lehigh Valley projects awarded $30M for redevelopment
Oct 30, 2022

PA Representative Steve Samuelson announces $500,000 in state funding for NMIH
Oct 28, 2022

Boscola, Browne and Samuelson Announce $13.6 Million in State Funding for Redevelopment Projects in City of Bethlehem
Oct 26, 2022

‘Our own league of nations’: Razed Bethlehem neighborhood gets historical marker
Oct 08, 2022

Thousands of older Pennsylvanians at risk of losing property tax rebates because of legislative inaction
Sep 22, 2022

Samuelson secures more than $497,000 in state funding for Bethlehem area
Jun 10, 2022

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence
Jun 09, 2022

Community Volunteer Honored for Outstanding Contributions to National Museum of Industrial History
Jun 07, 2022

Community, local officials gather to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Jun 03, 2022

Parade in Bethlehem honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice
May 30, 2022