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Schlossberg Continues Fighting for Pa. Teachers

Lehigh Valley lawmaker’s bill passes Pa. House, would allocate $100 million to mental health needs

(Jun 08, 2023)

House Bill 849, authored by state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, would take money from one-time federal American Rescue Plan funding and allocate it along recommendations made by the newly formed Behavioral Health Commission on Adult Mental Health in the state General Assembly. Read more

 

Schlossberg's $100M mental health bill clears Pa. House

(Jun 08, 2023)

State Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, said Thursday afternoon he was optimistic his bill that cleared the chamber Wednesday would be signed into law this year. Read more

 

PA House Passes Lehigh County Lawmaker's $100 Million Plan to Boost Mental Health Services

(Jun 08, 2023)

According to a release from its author, State Rep. Mike Schlossberg of Lehigh County, the legislation takes and expands recommendations made by the Behavioral Health Commission on Adult Mental Health. Read more

 

Pa. House OKs $100M for PA mental health needs

(Jun 07, 2023)

“This money has been allocated. The uses have been thoroughly vetted. It’s time to get this money out the door to serve Pennsylvanians. I am grateful for the bipartisan support this legislation received and look forward to working with the Senate and Governor Josh Shapiro to get this done so we can get people the help they need,” said Schlossberg. Read more

 

Pa. House passes legislation providing $100 million for mental health needs across the state

(Jun 07, 2023)

“This money has been allocated. The uses have been thoroughly vetted. It’s time to get this money out the door to serve Pennsylvanians," said the bill's author, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh). Read more

 

Pennsylvania House OKs $100 million for adult mental health services

(Jun 07, 2023)

The largest chunk of funds, $34 million, from this Rep. Schlossberg bill would go toward workforce development and retention in the behavioral health field, which would include training, paid internships, loan repayment and tuition assistance. Read more

 

Pa. House approves $100 million plan to fund adult mental health services

(Jun 07, 2023)

The money from the American Rescue Plan Act was described by the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh County, as “both large and small” because while the dollar amount is large, there is a tremendous need for mental health care across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Schlossberg Continues Fighting for Pa. Teachers

(Jun 07, 2023)

As the House Democratic Caucus Chairman and prime sponsor for HB 141 (Grow Your Own Educators), Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg has been working tirelessly in his effort to improve the education system in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Schlossberg votes for important investments in state budget

(Jun 06, 2023)

“The budget that we passed Monday is a win for Parkland and Allentown where school leaders have consistently identified areas where they can better serve our students if Pennsylvania provides the resources to help them thrive in the classroom and the community," Schlossberg said. Read more

 

‘There's always more that we can do’: How a statewide study on wildlife corridors could impact the Lehigh Valley

(Jun 05, 2023)

“As one of the fastest growing locations in Pennsylvania — indeed, the entire East Coast — we are constantly displacing natural wildlife and ecosystems,” Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, said. Read more

 

Lehigh Co. lawmaker’s bill would require local impact report for ‘significant’ developments

(Jun 03, 2023)

A bill recently introduced by state Rep. Mike Schlossberg would provide stronger municipal oversight on developments of “regional significance and impact.” Read more

 

ASD students highlight afterschool program for visiting state lawmakers

(Jun 01, 2023)

Attendees included Afterschool Caucus member Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and House Education Chairman Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh. Read more

 

Research finds Pa. teachers leaving careers at record pace; lawmakers seek workforce answers

(May 31, 2023)

The “Grow Our Own Educators” bill introduced by Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, would establish a grant program within the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide financial support to targeted candidates seeking to become certified teachers. Read more

 

Gov. Shapiro Discusses Youth Mental Health Needs, Highlights $500 Million Investment During Lehigh Valley Visit

(May 29, 2023)

Schlossberg, a longtime advocate for mental health, said there continue to be challenges around having open, honest, and candid conversations about mental illness. Read more

 

Schlossberg Thanks Humane Society Award Recipients

(May 27, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined activists, volunteers, and House colleagues to congratulate several United States Humane Society Award winners. Among the recipients was Schlossberg’s House colleague Rep. Jeanne McNeill, who was recognized for her work on Victoria’s law, a piece of legislation aimed at stopping the puppy mill pipeline in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Legislators, advocates promote Victoria’s Law

(May 26, 2023)

“Representative McNeill’s compassion and drive is contagious,” said state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “She deserves a great deal of credit for her work in protecting animals from abuse, both as a legislator and as a human being who shows what it means to care when others have shown blatant disregard for animal welfare.” Read more

 

Gov. Shapiro Highlights Budget Proposal’s Comprehensive Approach to Increasing Mental Health Support for Students in Visit to Parkland High School

(May 25, 2023)

“Governor Shapiro has called for a half-billion-dollar investment in mental health in our schools over the next five years. This money will be used to give students better access to mental health supports and train more mental health professionals,” Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Bill allocating $100M for mental health clears Pa. House panel

(May 24, 2023)

The majority-Democrat House Human Services Committee voted 21-0 to approve legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, that sets down the criteria for spending the one-time infusion of federal American Rescue Plan money. Read more

 

State House committee OKs $100M for PA mental health needs

(May 23, 2023)

“Approximately 1.7 million Pennsylvanians live in a community that does not have enough mental health professionals. Five Pennsylvanians take their own life every day. The time for hearings and studies is over! We know the problems. We have solutions. It is time to act, and act swiftly,” said Schlossberg. Read more

 

We must make it more affordable to become a teacher in Pennsylvania (Opinion)

(May 23, 2023)

At the top of the list to address the teacher crisis is House Bill 141, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Schlossberg of LehighCounty, which would establish a “Grow Your Own” teacher program in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley lawmaker’s bill passes Pa. House, would allocate $100 million to mental health needs
Jun 08, 2023

Schlossberg's $100M mental health bill clears Pa. House
Jun 08, 2023

PA House Passes Lehigh County Lawmaker's $100 Million Plan to Boost Mental Health Services
Jun 08, 2023

Pa. House OKs $100M for PA mental health needs
Jun 07, 2023

Pa. House passes legislation providing $100 million for mental health needs across the state
Jun 07, 2023

Pennsylvania House OKs $100 million for adult mental health services
Jun 07, 2023

Pa. House approves $100 million plan to fund adult mental health services
Jun 07, 2023

Schlossberg Continues Fighting for Pa. Teachers
Jun 07, 2023

Schlossberg votes for important investments in state budget
Jun 06, 2023

‘There's always more that we can do’: How a statewide study on wildlife corridors could impact the Lehigh Valley
Jun 05, 2023

Lehigh Co. lawmaker’s bill would require local impact report for ‘significant’ developments
Jun 03, 2023

ASD students highlight afterschool program for visiting state lawmakers
Jun 01, 2023

Research finds Pa. teachers leaving careers at record pace; lawmakers seek workforce answers
May 31, 2023

Gov. Shapiro Discusses Youth Mental Health Needs, Highlights $500 Million Investment During Lehigh Valley Visit
May 29, 2023

Schlossberg Thanks Humane Society Award Recipients
May 27, 2023

Legislators, advocates promote Victoria’s Law
May 26, 2023

Gov. Shapiro Highlights Budget Proposal’s Comprehensive Approach to Increasing Mental Health Support for Students in Visit to Parkland High School
May 25, 2023

Bill allocating $100M for mental health clears Pa. House panel
May 24, 2023

State House committee OKs $100M for PA mental health needs
May 23, 2023

We must make it more affordable to become a teacher in Pennsylvania (Opinion)
May 23, 2023