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Schlossberg: Here to Help

Pa. lawmakers float nearly 200 ideas for new laws, but power struggle in House complicates route to passage

(Dec 03, 2022)

The mental health proposal belongs to Lehigh County Democratic Rep. Mike Schlossberg, who cited statistics showing five Pennsylvanians take their own lives every day. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley nonprofit receives $300,000 state grant to expand services

(Nov 21, 2022)

“Danny’s Ride is helping to fill a critical need in our community,” Schlossberg said. “The opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on our region, robbing families of loved ones. Many families will gather around the table at Thanksgiving with broken hearts. Recovery is possible, but it needs to be easier. A simple ride can make all the difference in the first steps to recovery, and Danny’s Ride is working to do that.” Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team

(Nov 15, 2022)

Tuesday the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus unanimously re-elected its current Leadership team to serve in the 2023/24 legislative session. Read more

 

Local business leaders, lawmakers discuss bipartisan corporate tax cut

(Nov 03, 2022)

"There is nothing progressive or positive about having the second highest corporate net income tax in the country," Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Schlossberg fatality review team language headed to governor

(Oct 26, 2022)

Language introduced by Rep. Mike Schlossberg that would allow counties to create local overdose or suicide fatality review teams to help prevent future overdose deaths and suicides passed the state Senate and House today and is on its way to the governor. Read more

 

Browne, Schweyer, Schlossberg: Allentown projects to receive $7.5 million in RACP funding

(Oct 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg and State Sen. Pat Browne today announced state funding totaling $7.5 million has been secured for several Allentown improvement projects. “These projects will benefit those who live in and visit Allentown and the greater Lehigh Valley,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “With this funding, these organizations, which I am proud to partner with and support, can make repairs or improvements to continue their vital work of making our community a great place and boosting the local economy.” “The funding awarded today is very exciting for our region to improving early education, higher education and improving the quality of life,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I would like to thank Senator Pat Browne and my colleagues who have come together and worked very hard to allow these improvement projects to become a reality.” “The role LCCC’s Donley Center has played in providing access to high-quality education options to our city’s young adults cannot be overstated,” said Browne, Senate Appropriations Committee chairman. “Our economy relies upon a skilled workforce to remain competitive in the 21st century economy. I am proud to work with my colleagues, Representative Schlossberg and Representative Schweyer, to ensure that LCCC has the resources necessary to keep our region’s workforce on the cutting edge.” According to the Read more

 

Pa. allocating $100 million in COVID-19 relief funds to mental health

(Oct 10, 2022)

The report recommended that $37 million be invested to recruit and retain behavioral health professionals. Read more

 

Wolf Administration Releases Behavioral Health Commission Report, Outlines Recommendations For Allocation Of $100 Million To Support Behavioral Health Needs

(Oct 05, 2022)

“This report represents an excellent starting point. The expert advice and feedback given by appointees can help the state start down a path of truly making long-term, sustained investments in mental health care throughout the state,” said Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues

(Oct 03, 2022)

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, was one of 15 state legislators from across the country who participated in a recent bipartisan White House summit on mental health issues. Read more

 

Schlossberg Supports We the People Agenda

(Sep 22, 2022)

At a Capitol press conference, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined members of the We the People organization in calling for a more equitable legislative agenda in Harrisburg, particularly in regard to education funding and mental healthcare. Read more

 

Op-Ed: Green investments position Lehigh Valley for success

(Sep 21, 2022)

What’s been done on behalf of the environment in recent months is astounding — both at the national level and here at home. Read more

 

Schlossberg Shares His Story During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

(Sep 19, 2022)

During a Capitol press conference recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg shares his personal struggles with mental health issues and highlights the recent state investments in behavioral and mental health programs across the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Schlossberg, Schweyer to host Sept. 16 town hall on PA Marijuana Pardon Project

(Sep 12, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Sept. 12 – State Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer will host a town hall with Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty this Friday, Sept. 16 to discuss the new Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project. The lawmakers said the event – which starts at 3 p.m. at Resurrected Life Community Church at 144 N. 9th St. – will provide residents and community members with a chance to learn about the pardon project and ask questions. “The Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project offers people convicted of extremely low-profile marijuana offenses the opportunity to move on with their lives,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I am thrilled to work with Representative Schweyer, Mayor Tuerk and Lt. Governor Fetterman’s staff to make this event possible.” “Responsible recreational marijuana should be legal in Pennsylvania,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “But until that day comes, we should stop punishing people for using cannabis when it is legal just on the other side of the Delaware River. I’m proud to help host this event so that many people in our region can clear their names and move on with their lives.” “Too many people are burdened with a criminal record for something most of us don’t even think should be illegal,” Trusty said. “We are so excited to help as many people as possible get on their way to a clear record through the PA Marijuana Pardon Project. The Read more

 

Miss my latest Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Sep 09, 2022)

Catch up with what our friends & neighbors had to say about the issues that matter. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Visits Allentown’s Volunteers of America Children’s Center to Highlight Major Investments in Early Childhood Education, Child Care

(Sep 09, 2022)

“Pennsylvania’s economic success requires high-quality, early childcare. It’s critical for working families in Parkland and Allentown, who need assurance that their kids will be safe and loved during the workday,” said Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

Fall 2022 Newsletter

(Sep 08, 2022)

Read my Fall 2022 Newsletter. Read more

 

Schlossberg: Here to Help

(Sep 02, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg invites residents of Allentown, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie to visit his district office for assistance with the many state programs and services that area available to them. His friendly and knowledgeable staff will listen to your concerns and help you get the answers you need. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley school districts unveil new cameras to nab drivers who blow through school bus stop signs

(Aug 25, 2022)

Amber Clark also worked with Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, to get the bill passed in the state House, allowing Pennsylvania to become the 25th state in the country with such a law. Read more

 

Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health

(Aug 08, 2022)

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

 

Pa. lawmakers float nearly 200 ideas for new laws, but power struggle in House complicates route to passage
Dec 03, 2022

Lehigh Valley nonprofit receives $300,000 state grant to expand services
Nov 21, 2022

House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team
Nov 15, 2022

Local business leaders, lawmakers discuss bipartisan corporate tax cut
Nov 03, 2022

Schlossberg fatality review team language headed to governor
Oct 26, 2022

Browne, Schweyer, Schlossberg: Allentown projects to receive $7.5 million in RACP funding
Oct 26, 2022

Pa. allocating $100 million in COVID-19 relief funds to mental health
Oct 10, 2022

Wolf Administration Releases Behavioral Health Commission Report, Outlines Recommendations For Allocation Of $100 Million To Support Behavioral Health Needs
Oct 05, 2022

Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues
Oct 03, 2022

Schlossberg Supports We the People Agenda
Sep 22, 2022

Op-Ed: Green investments position Lehigh Valley for success
Sep 21, 2022

Schlossberg Shares His Story During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sep 19, 2022

Schlossberg, Schweyer to host Sept. 16 town hall on PA Marijuana Pardon Project
Sep 12, 2022

Miss my latest Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Sep 09, 2022

Gov. Wolf Visits Allentown’s Volunteers of America Children’s Center to Highlight Major Investments in Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Sep 09, 2022

Fall 2022 Newsletter
Sep 08, 2022

Schlossberg: Here to Help
Sep 02, 2022

Lehigh Valley school districts unveil new cameras to nab drivers who blow through school bus stop signs
Aug 25, 2022

Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health
Aug 08, 2022

Schlossberg: Celebrating 988 and Mental Health
Jul 20, 2022