New Lehigh County initiative aims to help those ‘left behind’ in aftermath of suicide

(Oct 06, 2023)

“Do we value suicide prevention as a society, or not?” Rep. Schlossberg said. “If you’ve got successful programs that have proven they can make a difference, like Pinebrook, we need to fund them.” Read more

 

Schlossberg praises inclusion of $100 million for mental health services

(Oct 04, 2023)

"The plan has been thoroughly vetted. Our only remaining task is to put the money to use serving Pennsylvanians by strengthening our behavioral and mental health care system,” said Schlossberg. Read more

 

Funds continue to be tied up well into Pa.'s fiscal year as unfinished budget business remains in Harrisburg

(Oct 04, 2023)

"At some point these guys have to pick. Do they want to be intellectually honest and pass tax cuts even if they're written by Democrats, or do they just want to whine?" Rep. Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Hundreds march at State Capitol to call for more funding for mental health resources

(Sep 27, 2023)

“I know demonstrations like this are sending a message to our colleagues," said Rep. Mike Schlossberg, the Democrat co-chair of the House Mental Health Caucus. “We need our friends in the State Senate to talk with us and come to some sort of agreement so that we can this funding out the door and help the people who need it most.” Read more

 

People from across Pa. detail dangerous waits for mental health care, plead for more funding

(Sep 27, 2023)

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh County, called it a “bipartisan” issue, with every Democrat and most Republicans voting for a recent House bill to spend $100 million on mental health care for adults. Read more

 

Warehouses dominate discussion of proposed law to add oversight to Pennsylvania development

(Sep 06, 2023)

State Rep. Bob Freeman (D-Northampton) led the hearing on Rep. Schlossberg's House Bill 782, which would require more information from builders about the impact of big developments. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley experts testify on PA bill addressing warehouse development

(Sep 06, 2023)

Rep. Mike Schlossberg has proposed legislation that would require developers to conduct impact studies on major projects such as warehouses and truck stops. Read more

 

‘Long overdue’: Pa. towns would get more control over warehouses under Lehigh Valley lawmaker’s bill

(Sep 06, 2023)

A bill proposed by state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, would modernize the process and give local governments tools to scrutinize projects such as warehouses. Read more

 

Schlossberg: Senate Republicans’ inaction to have consequences

(Aug 31, 2023)

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg today issued a statement on the Senate Republicans' failure to include $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding for adult mental health services in their Fiscal Code bill, which passed the Senate on Wednesday: Read more

 

'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

 

State legislators speak about importance of improving education at news conference

(Aug 11, 2023)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, chairman of the Pennsylvania House Education Committee, joined school administration staff, teachers, parents and fellow legislators in Allentown this morning to speak about the importance of improving education. Read more

 

Pa. Senate Republicans holding up aid to local schools, say Lehigh Valley lawmakers

(Aug 11, 2023)

House Education Chairman Peter Schweyer and Democratic Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Joshua Siegel gathered at Harrison Morton Middle School in Allentown Friday, along with State Sen. Nick Miller (D-Lehigh Valley) to lament the shape of education in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

‘A tragedy and moral failure’: Pa. Democrats, Allentown school officials call for improved education funding

(Aug 11, 2023)

“We should not have students going to school and learning about the history of the United States in a building where the election of Abraham Lincoln was still fresh in the minds of the folks who were going to that school. It’s nothing short of a tragedy and moral failure.” Read more

 

Dog (and cat) Days are the best days for these politicians

(Aug 08, 2023)

“This is Lexi and Chrissy [Schlossberg]. Both are wonderful rescue dogs. Lexi (black) has been with us since 2019, and we got Chrissy about a year ago, after my kids and I successfully executed our evil, secret plan to make my wife fall in love with a second dog so we could adopt her too.” Read more

 

Pa. Legislature’s unfinished budget business leaves uncertainty for schools, human services

(Aug 04, 2023)

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, said the Senate budget amendment redirecting the pandemic aid to school grants was improper and gave the appearance that it was an either-or proposition. Read more

 

Frustrations grow over what some say is a lack of mental health funding in state budget

(Aug 02, 2023)

“There is no question, the need is massive in both," said Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh). "This isn’t one versus the other, our kids are suffering, adults are suffering. We need to fund both.” Read more

 

House Majority Leadership joins community to sound education SOS in Philadelphia

(Jul 31, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, July 31 – On the first stop of a statewide tour, educators, advocates, labor leaders and concerned parents joined members of the Pennsylvania House Majority Leadership team and the House Majority Policy Committee in seeking answers to repair and reform funding for public schools. “This is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue, and it is not a city issue or a rural issue – it’s a Pennsylvania issue,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, said. “Equitably funding schools is about investing in Pennsylvania’s future and ensuring that every student regardless of the neighborhood they live in has the tools to thrive academically, socially, and civically. Our state’s future starts now, and it’s time to equitably and adequately fund our public schools.” A Commonwealth Court judge ruled in February the state fell short of its constitutional obligation to students in the most underserved school districts , violating students’ rights to a “comprehensive, effective, and contemporary” education. “In Pennsylvania, we have teachers being tasked with leading but lacking even the basic supplies needed to succeed,” Majority Leader Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, said. “We have schools unable to hire enough counselors and nurses to serve the needs of its children. We have told generations you can achieve if you excel in Read more

 

Opinion: Mental health support comes up short in state budget

(Jul 31, 2023)

Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, House Democratic Caucus Chairman, has become one of the General Assembly's fiercest supporters of mental health funding and advocacy. Read more

 

This Week in Pennsylvania: House Democrat Mike Schlossberg

(Jul 30, 2023)

On Friday, abc27 spoke with Lehigh Valley House Democrat Mike Schlossberg and asked if the Senate does come back in August to pass budget-related code bills would the House come back to finish the job? Read more

 

Schlossberg attends White House discussion on mental health

(Jul 28, 2023)

“It was a pleasure to be invited by President Biden to hear his vision for helping states address the mental health needs of people across America," Schlossberg said. Read more

 

New Lehigh County initiative aims to help those ‘left behind’ in aftermath of suicide
Oct 06, 2023

Schlossberg praises inclusion of $100 million for mental health services
Oct 04, 2023

Funds continue to be tied up well into Pa.'s fiscal year as unfinished budget business remains in Harrisburg
Oct 04, 2023

Hundreds march at State Capitol to call for more funding for mental health resources
Sep 27, 2023

People from across Pa. detail dangerous waits for mental health care, plead for more funding
Sep 27, 2023

Warehouses dominate discussion of proposed law to add oversight to Pennsylvania development
Sep 06, 2023

Lehigh Valley experts testify on PA bill addressing warehouse development
Sep 06, 2023

‘Long overdue’: Pa. towns would get more control over warehouses under Lehigh Valley lawmaker’s bill
Sep 06, 2023

Schlossberg: Senate Republicans’ inaction to have consequences
Aug 31, 2023

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

State legislators speak about importance of improving education at news conference
Aug 11, 2023

Pa. Senate Republicans holding up aid to local schools, say Lehigh Valley lawmakers
Aug 11, 2023

‘A tragedy and moral failure’: Pa. Democrats, Allentown school officials call for improved education funding
Aug 11, 2023

Dog (and cat) Days are the best days for these politicians
Aug 08, 2023

Pa. Legislature’s unfinished budget business leaves uncertainty for schools, human services
Aug 04, 2023

Frustrations grow over what some say is a lack of mental health funding in state budget
Aug 02, 2023

House Majority Leadership joins community to sound education SOS in Philadelphia
Jul 31, 2023

Opinion: Mental health support comes up short in state budget
Jul 31, 2023

This Week in Pennsylvania: House Democrat Mike Schlossberg
Jul 30, 2023

Schlossberg attends White House discussion on mental health
Jul 28, 2023