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Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health

(7 hours ago)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 8 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg today announced House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton has appointed him the Democratic Caucus representative to the Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health. The commission will allocate the $100 million to improve mental health services in Pennsylvania that was passed in the 2022-23 state budget. “When I introduced my HOPE for PA plan earlier this summer, my goal was to improve mental and behavioral health care in Pennsylvania,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “The 2022-2023 budget made good on that effort, allocating $100 million and creating a Blue-Ribbon Panel to create a plan that delivers. I want to thank Leader McClinton for this appointment, it is an honor to represent the Caucus to continue this important work.” The HOPE for PA plan will provide funding in the following categories: $40 million for public safety, creating safe and healthy communities. $30 million to address provider and capacity shortages, thus improving care. $30 million for training, education and outreach, which would help more people. More details can be found here . Schlossberg added, “Our mental health care system is broken. More resources, focused on care and our communities, are needed to fix it. We have a big task ahead of us, but I think we are up for the challenge.” Read more

 

Schlossberg: Celebrating 988 and Mental Health

(Jul 20, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg celebrates the new 988 mental health hotline. He's working to advance the stories of mental healthcare and directly deal with mental health stigmas and concerns. He encourages anyone having troubling thoughts or suffering from depression to call 988 for help. Read more

 

Schlossberg bill to give municipalities tools to analyze the regional significance and impact of real estate development projects

(Jul 14, 2022)

Schlossberg said that mega-real estate developers are turning agricultural and open spaces into road-clogging warehouses and other uses that hurt taxpayers through costly infrastructure nightmares, not to mention their quality of life related to more traffic, higher pollution levels and land deterioration. Read more

 

Schlossberg opposes un-American, extreme Pa. constitutional amendments

(Jul 08, 2022)

“The proposed constitutional amendments reflect some of the most radical elements of American politics." Read more

 

Schlossberg supports budget with millions more for education, mental health

(Jul 07, 2022)

This is a massive win for Pennsylvania’s students and by all measures is a historic moment in Pennsylvania’s constitutional obligation for public schools. Read more

 

Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor

(Jul 01, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 1 – Legislation that would put some sensible restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks is headed to the governor’s desk. Read more

 

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor

(Jun 30, 2022)

These bills will reduce barriers to mental health care, improve the care that people receive, and make it easier to coordinate treatment for physical and mental health. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives

(Jun 24, 2022)

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision will hurt women’s access to health care, disproportionately harming people of color and those struggling financially. While abortion is still safe and legal here in Pennsylvania despite the court’s decision, the truth is the commonwealth is one vote away from criminalizing women’s health care and the dire consequences that it would prompt – higher maternal mortality rates, spikes in unsafe abortions, and the prosecution of doctors and nurses who provide necessary health care. Because let’s be honest: outlawing abortion doesn’t stop abortion. Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to Supreme Court abortion ruling

(Jun 24, 2022)

“The ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States is disappointing and frightening. It obliterates the constitutional protection for a woman to make decisions regarding her health. It sets the foundation to make contraception illegal and even opens the door to erode marriage equality. Make no mistake: the American constitutional promise of medical privacy is under attack in this country. This is not the end game. This is a starting point. And it’s why I condemn this ruling in the strongest possible terms. Read more

 

Browne, Schlossberg, Schweyer welcome $500K for stadium

(Jun 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – A plan to enhance amenities at Coca-Cola Park received a $500,000 financial boost from the state Tuesday, according to state Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer and state Sen. Pat Browne. Read more

 

Schlossberg: Real Need to Invest in Mental Health

(Jun 21, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg knows there are huge challenges for counties facing behavioral health related issues. In 2011, about $81 million was cut from county mental health service providers. This year, he says that the state is in a position to bring that funding back to those same levels. With a multi-billion dollar surplus, he is proposing to add $100 million to mental health line items to make up for this lost time and funding. Read more

 

Pa. House lawmaker proposes $100M mental health aid package

(Jun 15, 2022)

Pointing to data compiled by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Schlossberg noted that 39.8 percent of Pennsylvania adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression since February 2021 and in 2020. Read more

 

Schlossberg Introduces HOPE for PA Plan to Address Mental Health Issues

(Jun 14, 2022)

At a Capitol news conference, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg discusses his HOPE for PA initiative which would invest $100 million to address the growing mental health crisis across Pennsylvania. Schlossberg says with this year's unprecedented state budget surplus we are in a position to take action that will make a difference and save lives. Read more

 

Schlossberg offers HOPE for PA with $100 million mental health proposal

(Jun 14, 2022)

“If we invest $100 million in mental health care in Pennsylvania now, we can save lives and livelihoods. HOPE for PA is a collaborative proposal with input from mental health leaders, stakeholders, and staff. This builds upon existing operations and proposals. It does not replace them. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg announce state funding for Allentown fire and police departments

(Jun 14, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, June 14 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg today announced state funding totaling $15,000 was awarded to help support Allentown fire and police departments. “This funding is crucial to the safety for everyone who lives and works in the city of Allentown, and it ensures our police officers and fire personnel have the equipment they need to keep themselves and the people they protect every day safe from harm,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I am pleased to support projects like these, which help make our city a safer place.” “The LSA program provide a significant savings to the people of Allentown,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “Without funding like this, the city would have to rely on taxpayers to pay for the critical public safety equipment. It’s a win-win, our departments are able to get the tools they need to serve and protect us without a financial burden on residents or businesses.” The legislators added the Commonwealth Finance Authority approved funding for the following two projects in the city of Allentown: $10,000 for the Allentown Fire Department for equipment and furnishings for the Allentown Fire Academy. $5,000 for the Allentown Police Department for surveillance cameras at the public safety building. The Local Share Account includes funds from casinos located in host or contiguous counties and are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development Read more

 

Local police chief, state lawmaker weigh in on proposed $100M for mental health services in Pa.

(Jun 14, 2022)

South Whitehall Township Police Chief Glen Dorney says the HOPE for PA proposal would give police the tools and support they need to better serve the community. Read more

 

Citing pandemic-fueled mental health crisis, Rep. Schlossberg pitches $100 million in new spending that includes social workers for police departments

(Jun 13, 2022)

The best thing for mental health services, Schlossberg said, would be a boost by the federal government in reimbursements by Medicaid and Medicare to professionals who provide services. Putting that aside, he said, “There are things Pennsylvania can do around the edges, and this is one of them.” 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

 

Pa. House passes bill aiming to restrict fireworks use

(Jun 09, 2022)

“You hear it and it's a huge quality-of-life issue. It can be even more problematic if you have a pet, if you're trying to sleep or a vet with PTSD,” says State Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks

(Jun 08, 2022)

Responding to the many concerns they have heard from local residents, Lehigh Valley lawmakers today voted to put some sensible restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks. Read more

 

Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health
7 hours ago

Schlossberg: Celebrating 988 and Mental Health
Jul 20, 2022

Schlossberg bill to give municipalities tools to analyze the regional significance and impact of real estate development projects
Jul 14, 2022

Schlossberg opposes un-American, extreme Pa. constitutional amendments
Jul 08, 2022

Schlossberg supports budget with millions more for education, mental health
Jul 07, 2022

Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor
Jul 01, 2022

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor
Jun 30, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives
Jun 24, 2022

Schlossberg responds to Supreme Court abortion ruling
Jun 24, 2022

Browne, Schlossberg, Schweyer welcome $500K for stadium
Jun 22, 2022

Schlossberg: Real Need to Invest in Mental Health
Jun 21, 2022

Pa. House lawmaker proposes $100M mental health aid package
Jun 15, 2022

Schlossberg Introduces HOPE for PA Plan to Address Mental Health Issues
Jun 14, 2022

Schlossberg offers HOPE for PA with $100 million mental health proposal
Jun 14, 2022

Schweyer, Schlossberg announce state funding for Allentown fire and police departments
Jun 14, 2022

Local police chief, state lawmaker weigh in on proposed $100M for mental health services in Pa.
Jun 14, 2022

Citing pandemic-fueled mental health crisis, Rep. Schlossberg pitches $100 million in new spending that includes social workers for police departments
Jun 13, 2022

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

Pa. House passes bill aiming to restrict fireworks use
Jun 09, 2022

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks
Jun 08, 2022