Local police chief, state lawmaker weigh in on proposed $100M for mental health services in Pa.

(Jun 14, 2022)

South Whitehall Township Police Chief Glen Dorney says the HOPE for PA proposal would give police the tools and support they need to better serve the community. Read more

 

Citing pandemic-fueled mental health crisis, Rep. Schlossberg pitches $100 million in new spending that includes social workers for police departments

(Jun 13, 2022)

The best thing for mental health services, Schlossberg said, would be a boost by the federal government in reimbursements by Medicaid and Medicare to professionals who provide services. Putting that aside, he said, “There are things Pennsylvania can do around the edges, and this is one of them.” Read more

 

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence

(Jun 09, 2022)

As Americans, we cannot turn a blind eye to gun violence. We must address this crisis of gun violence that has destroyed so many innocent lives by comprehensively addressing the issue and enacting common sense gun safety measures. Read more

 

Pa. House passes bill aiming to restrict fireworks use

(Jun 09, 2022)

“You hear it and it's a huge quality-of-life issue. It can be even more problematic if you have a pet, if you're trying to sleep or a vet with PTSD,” says State Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks

(Jun 08, 2022)

Responding to the many concerns they have heard from local residents, Lehigh Valley lawmakers today voted to put some sensible restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks. Read more

 

Confiscate illegally operated ATVs and dirt bikes? Pa. bill would allow cities — including Allentown — to seize them as contraband

(Jun 07, 2022)

Schlossberg said it was “about giving law enforcement the tools they need” to make streets safe. Schweyer said, “Ultimately, the goal is to be able to seize these vehicles when they’re being used in a manner that is unsafe.” Read more

 

A new mental health emergency number launches in July. Some hope 988 is a catalyst for bigger change

(Jun 06, 2022)

“988 can be a gateway, it can be an entry point, into the mental health system — a system that a lot of people have struggled accessing it,” said Rep. Mike Schlossberg. “There really is an incredible moment here.” Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers won’t pull trigger on stricter gun control

(Jun 01, 2022)

“Why are my colleagues on the other side of the aisle saying we can stop abortion with abortion bans, but we can’t stop gun massacres with gun safety measures? It makes zero sense,” Schlossberg said. Read more

 

Instead of gun control, many Republican state lawmakers focus on mental health support

(May 30, 2022)

“I know there are conversations around funding that and that’s wonderful and that needs to happen but again I don’t want the funding of the mental health system to take away from what I think is a very separate conversation about why we keep having these mass shootings,” said Representative Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

Allentown Rotary Club Awarded Mullin Scholarships to Three Local Students

(May 26, 2022)

State Representative Mike Schlossberg was in attendance and gave a brief talk recognizing the achievements of the students. Read more

 

Schlossberg: Take Action to Address Mental Health

(May 13, 2022)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg is continuing his efforts to combat the stigma surrounding mental health with a call to action. Schlossberg says while great progress has been made over the last few years, it's time to increase treatment, resources, hospital beds and staffing to adequately address this crisis. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Opioids and Treatment Options

(May 02, 2022)

Lawmakers gather in Allentown to hear from those impacted by and trying to treat a raging opioid addiction crisis in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers told of tragic lack of access to drug abuse treatment medicine: ‘I will carry this burden of guilt for the rest of my life’

(May 02, 2022)

Schlossberg said a priority should be directing money coming to Pennsylvania from a $26 billion court settlement with pharmaceutical distributors to ease staff shortages at drug abuse treatment centers. Read more

 

Lehigh lawmakers to introduce bill to de-criminalize helpful spouses

(Apr 28, 2022)

In response to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin’s announcement that he will have detectives monitor both in person and via video the county's ballot drop boxes to make sure voters are returning only their ballot, Reps. Mike Schlossberg, Peter Schweyer and Jeanne McNeill are taking action. Read more

 

Schlossberg Speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

(Apr 27, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg spoke at the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in the Governor's Reception Room in honor of his grandparents, who survived Nazi concentration camps. Read more

 

Schlossberg: It’s Time to End Funding Inadequacies

(Apr 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg believes that the Pennsylvania House should address the deep education funding inadequacies and implement the Fair Funding Formula. He believes that doing so would put every child on equal footing for a prosperous future. Read more

 

Schlossberg opposes LGBTQ discrimination bill

(Apr 12, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg said he voted against an LGBTQ discrimination bill today that, unfortunately, passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more

 

Schlossberg: Invest in After-School Programs

(Mar 29, 2022)

At a Capitol rally, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined students from across the state to highlight the power of after-school programs in building a brighter future for our kids. Read more

 

Schlossberg: Level Up Funding Would Benefit Allentown Students

(Mar 07, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined Governor Tom Wolf at William Allen High School to discuss how Allentown students would benefit from proposed investments in Level Up, a program that provides additional funding to the state's 100 poorest school districts. Read more

 

Governor Wolf Highlights Historic Education Investments, Commitment to Equity in Funding

(Mar 07, 2022)

Governor Tom Wolf joined school officials and education stakeholders today in Allentown to highlight his ongoing commitment to ensuring Pennsylvania continues to invest equitably in education. Read more

 

Local police chief, state lawmaker weigh in on proposed $100M for mental health services in Pa.
Jun 14, 2022

Citing pandemic-fueled mental health crisis, Rep. Schlossberg pitches $100 million in new spending that includes social workers for police departments
Jun 13, 2022

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence
Jun 09, 2022

Pa. House passes bill aiming to restrict fireworks use
Jun 09, 2022

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks
Jun 08, 2022

Confiscate illegally operated ATVs and dirt bikes? Pa. bill would allow cities — including Allentown — to seize them as contraband
Jun 07, 2022

A new mental health emergency number launches in July. Some hope 988 is a catalyst for bigger change
Jun 06, 2022

Pa. lawmakers won’t pull trigger on stricter gun control
Jun 01, 2022

Instead of gun control, many Republican state lawmakers focus on mental health support
May 30, 2022

Allentown Rotary Club Awarded Mullin Scholarships to Three Local Students
May 26, 2022

Schlossberg: Take Action to Address Mental Health
May 13, 2022

Policy Hearing: Opioids and Treatment Options
May 02, 2022

Pa. lawmakers told of tragic lack of access to drug abuse treatment medicine: ‘I will carry this burden of guilt for the rest of my life’
May 02, 2022

Lehigh lawmakers to introduce bill to de-criminalize helpful spouses
Apr 28, 2022

Schlossberg Speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
Apr 27, 2022

Schlossberg: It’s Time to End Funding Inadequacies
Apr 13, 2022

Schlossberg opposes LGBTQ discrimination bill
Apr 12, 2022

Schlossberg: Invest in After-School Programs
Mar 29, 2022

Schlossberg: Level Up Funding Would Benefit Allentown Students
Mar 07, 2022

Governor Wolf Highlights Historic Education Investments, Commitment to Equity in Funding
Mar 07, 2022