2022 Back to School Event Photos

(Aug 09, 2022)

Photos from Rep. Sturla's 11th Annual Back to School Event. Read more

 

2022 Back to School Event Video

(Aug 09, 2022)

Video about Rep. Sturla's 11th Annual Back to School Event. Read more

 

August 2022 Newsletter

(Aug 09, 2022)

Newsletter for the 96th legislative district. Read more

 

Education Flyer - English

(Aug 04, 2022)

Rep. Sturla provided this education flyer at his Back to School Event on August 7, 2022. Read more

 

Education Flyer - Spanish

(Aug 04, 2022)

Rep. Sturla provided this education flyer at his Back to School Event on August 7, 2022. Read more

 

Sturla helps secure nearly $2 million for affordable housing in Lancaster

(Jun 09, 2022)

LANACASTER, June 9 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, thanks the Board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for today approving $1,936,000 from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund for affordable housing initiatives in Lancaster. “As Democratic Chair of the House Urban Affairs Committee, I have been very active this session in working on legislative solutions, including establishing the PHARE fund, to increase affordable housing throughout Pennsylvania,” Sturla said. “I was happy to offer my support for our local PHARE applicants and I congratulate them on their funding.” The local PHARE recipients are: YWCA Lancaster was awarded $250,000 to add 16 newly constructed residential units and renovate their exiting 38 residential units at their downtown facility. SACA Development Corporation was awarded $350,000 to complete the Conestoga North Phase II Project, which will construct nine single family homes for first time homebuyers whose income is below 80% of median. Building and Supporting Entrepreneurship of Southeast Lancaster was awarded $200,000 for its Home Ownership Made Equal (H.O.M.E.) Phase II Program that assists minority families of low to moderate income with owning their first home. The Housing Authority of the City of Lancaster was awarded $336,000 to renovate Read more

 

March 2022 Newsletter

(Feb 25, 2022)

Newsletter for the 96th legislative district. Read more

 

Sturla, Muth introduce Pennsylvania Water Resource Act

(Nov 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 8 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state Sen. Katie Muth, D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks, announced today that they have introduced the Pennsylvania Water Resource Act in both the House ( H.B. 20 ) and the Senate ( S.B. 868 ) to improve water quality. Their legislation would charge extraordinary water users a nominal per-gallon fee for removing water from Pennsylvania waterways, either 1/100 of a cent per gallon ($0.0001) for those who return the water or 1/10 of a cent per gallon ($0.001) for those who never return it. Thus, a 10,000-gallon withdrawal would cost $1 per day and $10 per day respectively. “For too long, Pennsylvania has allowed its precious water resource to be used for free by extraordinary water users who take over 8 billion gallons of water every day. Our legislation would raise $350 million annually to help state agencies, municipalities, watershed organizations and authorities improve water quality throughout our commonwealth,” Sturla said. “I am grateful to work with Representative Sturla on companion legislation to establish the Pennsylvania Water Resource Act and to ensure that our most precious natural resource is protected and safe to drink,” Muth said. “Our bill would allow the Commonwealth to invest in water improvement and stormwater management projects without placing any financial burden on residential and agricultural water consumers. Improving the quality and accessibility Read more

 

Sturla thanks PLCB for approving economic development-restaurant liquor license for Southern Market Food Hall

(Oct 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – According to S tate Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today approved Willow Valley Communities’ application for a new economic development – restaurant liquor license, referred to as an EDR, at its board meeting in Harrisburg. “I thank the PLCB for its approval, which will assist Lancaster city-based entrepreneurs in being successful in the Southern Market Food Hall,” Sturla said. “This food hall project is a partnership between Willow Valley Communities and Lancaster Equity that serves as a perfect example of what the EDR liquor license should be used for. I was glad to help this partnership throughout the PLCB application process.” Sturla noted that the Southern Market Food Hall will create a physical connection between the downtown core and south Lancaster, while revitalizing an underutilized landmark building in a key location. Sturla voted for the law that created EDRs in 2000, which allows a license to be granted for economic development reasons, even if the number of existing restaurant licenses in the county exceeds the ratio of 1 license per 3,000 inhabitants. Read more

 

October 2021 Newsletter

(Oct 18, 2021)

Newsletter for the 96th legislative district. Read more

 

2021 Back to School Event

(Aug 23, 2021)

United Way of Lancaster County's video of Rep. Sturla's 10th Annual Back to School Event on August 14-16, 2021. Read more

 

Sturla to hold 10th Annual Back to School Event on Aug. 14 at Clipper Magazine Stadium: Patients R Waiting Vaccination Clinic will also be held at same time and place

(Aug 06, 2021)

LANCASTER, Aug. 6 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, will hold his 10 th annual Back to School Event from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Lancaster Barnstormers’ Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St. Due to the pandemic, there will be no special activities. Instead, registered families with students in K-8 th grade will drive up or walk up to receive their students’ pre-packaged backpacks, which include shoes, uniforms, school supplies, books and masks. There is still time to register at www.RepMikeSturla.com/BackToSchool . Patients R Waiting will also be available at Clipper Magazine Stadium from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 to provide first or second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccination for adults and children aged 12 and older, even if they are not picking up a backpack. Walk ups are allowed for this clinic, and it is open to everyone in the community. While the Back to School Event will also occur from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, over 800 of the nearly 1,400 currently registered students will attend Aug. 14. Sturla’s staff will be available to field questions about state-related issues. Read more

 

House Urban Affairs Committee Continues Examining Blight Remediation Through Roundtable Discussion in Lancaster

(Aug 06, 2021)

News Release about House Urban Affairs Committee meeting in Lancaster on 7/21/21. Read more

 

7/21/21 House Urban Affairs Committee Meeting Materials

(Aug 06, 2021)

Materials from the House Urban Affairs Committee Meeting on blight remediation in Lancaster on 7/21/21. Read more

 

Full Video of 7/21/21 House Urban Affairs Committee Meeting in Lancaster

(Aug 06, 2021)

The full video of the House Urban Affairs Committee meeting on blight remediation in Lancaster on 7/21/21. Read more

 

7/21/21 House Urban Affairs Committee Meeting in Lancaster

(Aug 06, 2021)

Video of Rep. Sturla's comments about House Urban Affairs Committee meeting in Lancaster on 7/21/21. Read more

 

7/20/21 House Urban Affairs Committee Tour of Lancaster

(Aug 06, 2021)

Video of Rep. Sturla's comments about the House Urban Affairs Committee tour of Lancaster on 7/20/21. Read more

 

Sturla to host House Urban Affairs Committee roundtable on blight remediation in Lancaster on Wednesday

(Jul 15, 2021)

LANCASTER, July 15 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that he will be hosting a House Urban Affairs Committee roundtable on blight remediation at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21 at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Rooms 2E/2F,15 E. King St., Lancaster. Sturla, who serves as Democratic Chair of the committee, will be joined by Committee Chair Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe/Pike, and 10 other committee members from across the state. They will hold a discussion with local community leaders about Lancaster’s development efforts. Panelists will include: Chris Delfs , community planning and economic development director, City of Lancaster. Marshall Snively , president, Lancaster City Alliance. Dana Hanchin , president and CEO, HDC Mid Atlantic. Carlos Graupera , CEO, Spanish American Civic Association. Mike McKenna , president, Tenfold. Samuel Bressi , president and CEO, Lancaster County Community Foundation. Tammie Fitzpatrick , director of development, Community Basics, Inc. Mike Todd , vice president for finance and administration, F&M College. Larry Cohen , executive director, Lancaster Parking Authority. Joel Hendry , president, LEADS. Deborah Brandt , owner and creative director, FIG Industries and FIG Lancaster . Tim Miller , executive director, Lancaster Safety Coalition. Read more

 

Virtual Forum on Education Funding

(May 17, 2021)

Rep. Sturla held this forum to discuss fair education funding legislation. Read more

 

Sturla to Hold Virtual Forum on Education Funding Thursday

(May 10, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 10 – S tate Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that he will hold a Virtual Forum on Education Funding at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at www.RepMikeSturla.com . The forum will feature presentations and discussion about how to make basic-education funding more equitable in Pennsylvania. Sturla will moderate the forum and speak about his bill to accelerate efforts behind installing a fair funding formula at the state level. State Rep. Mike Longietti, D-Mercer, will provide general comments as Democratic Chair of the House Education Committee while Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., will speak about his 100% Fair Funding legislation. Deberah Kleher, executive director of the Education Law Center, will speak about Rep. Mike Schlossberg’s Level Up for Equitable School Funding legislation. After the presentations, superintendents from Lancaster County school districts will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the bills and make comments on the fair funding issue. Members of the media and public are encouraged to watch the forum at www.RepMikeSturla.com . Read more