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Schlossberg responds to latest new boundaries for 132nd District

(Feb 04, 2022)

"The maps approved by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission this year, reflect transparency in the process and fairness in outcome. These maps would finally reverse decades of gerrymandering." Read more

 

Manufacturing roundtable: Helping businesses grow and thrive

(Feb 01, 2022)

Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry is the eighth largest in the nation with an economic impact of $92 billion. Twelve companies joined 12 lawmakers for a discussion on how to make Pennsylvania’s economy stronger, which included workforce issues, innovation, growth opportunities, market pressures and regulations impacting manufacturing in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Local Elected Leaders Respond to Controller Pinsley’s Remarks

(Jan 11, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Jan. 11 – State Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk, Allentown City Council President Cynthia Mota, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Chair Geoff Brace and Allentown School Board President Nancy Wilt released the following statement today in response to recent testimony provided by Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley: Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to proposed new boundaries for 132nd District

(Dec 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 16 – Rep. Mike Schlossberg offered the following statement in response to the proposed new boundaries for the 132nd District in Lehigh County. A list of the voting precincts affected are available below the statement. Read more

 

Allentown projects receive $10.5 million in state RACP grants

(Dec 07, 2021)

ALLENTOWN, Dec. 7 – Three projects within the city of Allentown have been awarded funding through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, totaling $10.5 million, according to state Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg and state Sen. Pat Browne, who all secured the funding. “These organizations provide valuable services to our area, from increasing access to affordable housing to expanding educational programs and activities for children,” Schweyer said. “I am pleased to see the state recognize the important work of these organizations and the tremendous services they provide to our community.” The three projects received a combined total of $10.5 million in funding. The DaVinci Science Center was awarded $8 million to construct a new Science Center equipped with state of the art interactive exhibits and STEAM-equipped labs and workshop spaces. The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs organization was awarded $2 million for expanding the clubhouse, locker rooms, training facilities, parking and other amenities at Coca-Cola Park. Additionally, The Little Lehigh Housing Development was awarded $500,000 for the demolition of nine buildings and the construction of five new buildings to be used as affordable housing. “These three projects are so important for Allentown with affordable housing, STEM education and the quality of life for our region,” Schlossberg said. “I am thrilled to see Governor Wolf approve Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus condemns House Republican interference in Lehigh Valley election

(Nov 19, 2021)

The threatening letter sent to the Lehigh County Board of Elections this week by state House Republican Leadership is another attack meant to undermine the public’s confidence in Pennsylvania’s election system and is an overstep of our role as state legislators. Read more

 

State House OKs bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment

(Nov 17, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – A bipartisan legislative package to create local fatality review boards to help prevent future overdose deaths and suicides and to modernize Pennsylvania’s mental health and substance use disorder laws unanimously passed the state House of Representatives, according to one of the bill authors Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

The 2021 Pennsylvania Forty Under 40

(Nov 15, 2021)

City & State recognizes some of the "most influential Pennsylvanians under the age of 40," including state Rep. Schlossberg from Lehigh County. Read more

 

House Democrats unveil Propel PA plan to strengthen economic climate

(Nov 10, 2021)

House Democratic leadership today released the following statement upon unveiling “Propel PA,” a plan to make Pennsylvania more attractive to businesses and more supportive to workers:“Pennsylvania is currently facing the unique opportunity to not simply recover from this pandemic, but to rethink how our economy operates and bring forth pioneering approaches to build a stronger business atmosphere that attracts and rewards both employers and employees. Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more

 

Overdose deaths, suicides would get scrutiny from ‘review teams’ under Rep. Schlossberg bill that advances in House

(Oct 26, 2021)

HARRISBURG — Two types of tragic deaths — overdoses and suicides — would be investigated by government-sanctioned “review teams” under a bill that advanced in the state House Tuesday. Read more

 

Schlossberg bipartisan mental health bill to create local fatality review teams unanimously approved by House Human Services Committee

(Oct 26, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 -- A bill sponsored by state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, to establish local overdose fatality review teams to prevent future overdose deaths was unanimously approved by the House Human Services committee today. Schlossberg’s legislation ( H.B.1308 ) now moves to the full House. “My legislation will help break down barriers to treatment and allow patients to receive care that focuses on the whole person,” Schlossberg said. “This legislation has broad bipartisan support, including support from the Speaker of the House, and buy-in from patients and providers alike. It shows that improving mental health care can and should be an issue that cuts across partisan affiliation.” Schlossberg said local communities and agencies across Pennsylvania would establish overdose fatality review teams like Pennsylvania’s Methadone Death and Incident Review Team, a localized overdose fatality review team that would bring together representatives from various public safety, public health, and social services agencies to identify system gaps and opportunities to prevent future overdose deaths. The Lehigh Valley lawmaker said the overdose crisis is not stagnant, instead it is rapidly shifting and the need for timely, in-depth data and actionable recommendations has become increasingly vital. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen a greater understanding that mental health and physical health do not exist in Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Read more

 

After confusing language over ballot question on English language, Allentown council, state Rep. are trying to prevent that from happening again

(Oct 21, 2021)

Schlossberg has been doing outreach on social media to explain the referendum and why he thinks his constituents should vote in favor of getting rid of the official language provision. Read more

 

Schlossberg lauds more than $2M in federal funding to support local affordable housing project

(Oct 14, 2021)

ALLENTOWN, Oct. 14 – Federal funding of $2.04 million was awarded to help ensure Allentown residents have access to safe and affordable housing, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, announced today. “The residents of our district deserve to have fair, safe and affordable places to call home,” Schlossberg said. “From day one I have been an advocate for this project because of the positive impact it will have on the community by providing more affordable housing at a time when it’s desperately needed. I am pleased to see the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency understands the severe lack of housing for low-income families and that this project is getting the financial support it needs.” Schlossberg said the funding includes $1.19 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and $846,429 from the National Housing Trust Fund, which will go to the Alliance for Building Communities and HDC MidAtlantic to create 49 affordable rental units at 1528 W. Hamilton St. in Allentown. The funding is administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and was part of a package awarding 37 multifamily housing developments tax credits to preserve and create 1,974 total rental units. A total of $43.6 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits, more than $7.4 million in PennHomes funding and more than $15.9 million in National Housing Trust Funds was awarded. The full list of housing developments can be viewed here: Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg to host job fair October 7

(Sep 30, 2021)

ALLENTOWN, Sept. 30 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg, both D-Lehigh, will host a job fair from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at IBEW Local 375, located at 101 South 7th St., Allentown. “As we continue the economic recovery from the pandemic, there are several industries right here in our community with good job openings who are looking for workers,” Schweyer said. “My hope is this event will be a one-stop shop for prospective employees to find the positions which match their skills with these companies.” “Across the region, workers are looking for jobs and employers are looking for workers,” Schlossberg said. “This job fair is meant to help build bridges so people can find jobs and employers can find workers, and I hope we can help make those connections.” Attendees will be able to meet with representatives from the building trades, Civil Service Commission, Lehigh Valley CareerLink and many other organizations and businesses from the greater Lehigh Valley. Both representatives and their staff will also be in attendance to meet attendees and answer any of their state-related questions. Read more

 

House Democrats to Republican colleagues: ‘Stop the charade’

(Sep 20, 2021)

House Democratic leadership issued the following statement today calling on legislative Republicans to drop their radical anti-health agenda and come to the table for an honest discussion on helping Pennsylvanians recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.“Pennsylvania is currently experiencing a steady increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations with a positive testing rate that indicates substantial or high community spread of the virus. Our hospital system is strained and emergency rooms in both central Pennsylvania and southwestern Pennsylvania recently have been forced to divert ambulances simply because they couldn’t accept additional patients. Read more

 

Schlossberg supports statewide school mask requirement

(Aug 31, 2021)

I completely support this announcement and applaud the governor’s leadership. Every school leader has the same goal this year: 180 days of in-person learning. Masks help achieve that goal. Read more

 

August 2021 Newsletter

(Aug 10, 2021)

State up to date with my latest newsletter. Read more

 

Q&A: State Rep. Mike Schlossberg scored big for Allentown and Bethlehem school districts. ‘This is just the start, I hope’

(Jul 02, 2021)

Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts, including Allentown and Bethlehem, are getting more state funding because of state Rep. Mike Schlossberg of Allentown. The new state budget dedicates $100 million to the 100 districts most in need, based on “Level Up” legislation that Schlossberg proposed. Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to latest new boundaries for 132nd District
Feb 04, 2022

Manufacturing roundtable: Helping businesses grow and thrive
Feb 01, 2022

Local Elected Leaders Respond to Controller Pinsley’s Remarks
Jan 11, 2022

Schlossberg responds to proposed new boundaries for 132nd District
Dec 16, 2021

Allentown projects receive $10.5 million in state RACP grants
Dec 07, 2021

House Democratic Caucus condemns House Republican interference in Lehigh Valley election
Nov 19, 2021

State House OKs bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment
Nov 17, 2021

The 2021 Pennsylvania Forty Under 40
Nov 15, 2021

House Democrats unveil Propel PA plan to strengthen economic climate
Nov 10, 2021

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open
Nov 01, 2021

Overdose deaths, suicides would get scrutiny from ‘review teams’ under Rep. Schlossberg bill that advances in House
Oct 26, 2021

Schlossberg bipartisan mental health bill to create local fatality review teams unanimously approved by House Human Services Committee
Oct 26, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 21, 2021

After confusing language over ballot question on English language, Allentown council, state Rep. are trying to prevent that from happening again
Oct 21, 2021

Schlossberg lauds more than $2M in federal funding to support local affordable housing project
Oct 14, 2021

Schweyer, Schlossberg to host job fair October 7
Sep 30, 2021

House Democrats to Republican colleagues: ‘Stop the charade’
Sep 20, 2021

Schlossberg supports statewide school mask requirement
Aug 31, 2021

August 2021 Newsletter
Aug 10, 2021

Q&A: State Rep. Mike Schlossberg scored big for Allentown and Bethlehem school districts. ‘This is just the start, I hope’
Jul 02, 2021