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

 

State House Committee Passes Bill Allocating $100 Million for Mental Health Needs

(May 23, 2023)

Democratic State Rep. Mike Schlossberg of Lehigh County announced Tuesday that House Bill 849 was unanimously approved by the state House Human Services Committee. Read more

 

Democrats advance gun-control bills in Pennsylvania House

(May 22, 2023)

Rep. Mike Schlossberg, a Democrat from Lehigh County, recalled his own struggles with mental health as he spoke in favor of the bill. Read more

 

Pa. bills providing $100M in aid for mental health programs are a lifeline. Here’s why | Opinion

(May 18, 2023)

Pennsylvania House Bill 849, sponsored by Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and Senate Bill 605, sponsored by Sen. Maria Collett, D-Montgomery, represent a vital step forward in supporting the crucial work of human services providers, so we, in turn, can help the most vulnerable people in our community. Read more

 

Schlossberg: S. Whitehall Twp. awarded $41,967 grant

(May 17, 2023)

"The South Whitehall Police Department is an important partner for safe schools in Parkland. I’m very happy to see the growing School Resource Officer unit will be able to replace old vehicles to better serve our students at Parkland High School, Orefield Middle School and Springhouse Middle," Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Grant to help enhance Lehigh Valley boxing program

(May 16, 2023)

“It is a pleasure to work with Representatives Siegel, Schweyer and McNeill to make this announcement possible. Kids in our community need outlets to hone their body and minds and stay off the streets. We have great kids in our community and organizations like Lehigh Valley P4P Boxing give them positive outlets. Any support we can give them is good for our community,” Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Schweyer: Helping our heroes take the next step

(May 10, 2023)

House Democrats want to make sure we do our small part to repay the sacrifice of our servicemembers and their families. We can start by doing everything we can to make it easier for families of our men and women in uniform to afford the education they need for a better future. Read more

 

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

State House Committee Passes Bill Allocating $100 Million for Mental Health Needs
May 23, 2023

Democrats advance gun-control bills in Pennsylvania House
May 22, 2023

Pa. bills providing $100M in aid for mental health programs are a lifeline. Here’s why | Opinion
May 18, 2023

Schlossberg: S. Whitehall Twp. awarded $41,967 grant
May 17, 2023

Grant to help enhance Lehigh Valley boxing program
May 16, 2023

Schweyer: Helping our heroes take the next step
May 10, 2023