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Ullman announces $80,735 grant for Riegelsville Public Library

State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Bucks County Workforce Development Board

(Jan 16, 2020)

State lawmakers from Bucks County applauded a $118,200 grant awarded to the Bucks County Workforce Development Board Thursday to help prepare students for in-demand careers. Read more

 

Ullman applauds Gov. Wolf’s lower Unemployment Compensation tax rate

(Jan 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 13 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today applauded Gov. Tom Wolf for his work on reducing Unemployment Compensation tax rates. The Department of Labor & Industry eliminated the 1.1% UC tax-rate interest factor effective January 1, 2020. This created the lowest UC tax rate since 1979 and could save an estimated $552 million this year. “Driving down these tax rates means lowering costs for doing business in Pennsylvania,” Ullman said. “This means that more of our small-business owners can invest in their companies and workforce, leading to more jobs and fairer benefits. I want to thank Governor Wolf for working so hard to drive down costs for our business owners, as this will lead to better pay and conditions for our hard-working families.” Today’s rate cut announcement comes following completion of repayment of Pennsylvania’s UC bond debt on January 1, 2020. Act 60 of 2012 included provisions for refinancing Pennsylvania’s federal loans for UC through the sale of bonds to obtain the lowest possible interest rate. The 1.1% interest factor was assessed for businesses from 2013 to 2019 to repay the UC bonds. That action saved employers approximately $57 million in interest costs. Unemployment Compensation provides temporary wage replacement income to qualified workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The Unemployment Compensation Read more

 

How to Apply for Program Funding through ESA

(Jan 10, 2020)

HOW TO APPLY FOR PROGRAM FUNDINGBY USING DCED’SELECTRONIC SINGLE APPLICATION (ESA):A COMPLETE WALKTHROUGH Read more

 

PennDOT Summer Maintenance Program 2020 Memorandum

(Jan 10, 2020)

As in years past, PennDOT will sponsor an extensive Summer Maintenance Program (SMP) for college students. The program runs May through August 2020 to supplement the permanent workforce. I am writing to request recommendations for these positions.These students assist in completing summer maintenance work and sign upgrade services, provide maintenance and custodial services at roadside rest facilities, and perform laboring and flagging duties in maintenance organizations and highway worksites. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be eighteen years of age, enrolled full-time in college for the next semester, and have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License. The hourly rate is $13.97.Please forward a list of recommended qualified candidates that is prioritized and ranked to the Office of Administration at penndotsummer@pa.gov. Within the email, please include the candidate’s name and county of residence. All recommendations must be received by Friday, February 14th.In addition to sending your list of candidates, please advise interested applicants to apply online to the PennDOT Summer Maintenance Program 2020 posting at www.employment.pa.gov under the Open Jobs section of the website. The technical support line is (717) 787-5703. All recommended candidates, including those previously employed by PennDOT, must complete the online application to be considered for employment.These interns perform a very important public safety function. We want to ensure that PennDOT... Read more

 

Bucks County state legislators mourn Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s passing

(Jan 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – Bucks County state legislators today came together to mourn the passing of their colleague, former U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, 56. In his roles as Bucks County commissioner, township supervisor and U.S. representative, Fitzpatrick often worked across the aisle on important initiatives and built long-lasting friendships with many Democratic legislators. State Rep. Tina Davis, D-141, said, “Mike was a great guy to work with—incredibly smart, knowledgeable about local and state issues. He was a man of grace and honor. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fitzpatrick family.” State Rep. John Galloway, D-140, said, “I’ve known Mike for 35 years. He was a great elected official and a better person. From the Galloway clan to the Fitzpatrick’s, I would like to say how very sorry we are to hear of Mike’s passing.” State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-143, said, "Mike served his community, the commonwealth and his country with dedication and valor. He left a big footprint in Bucks County." State Rep. Perry Warren, D-31, said, “As congressman, Bucks County commissioner, township supervisor and private citizen, Mike Fitzpatrick set the standard for participation and activity in the community. He was everywhere – the face of the community he represented. My family and I are sorry for his loss and offer our condolences to his brother, Brian and his entire family." Read more

 

Ullman announces $53,000 in state grants awarded to Bucks County

(Jan 06, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that Bucks County schools were awarded $53,000 in state grants to help improve students’ employment skills. Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 and Palisades School District were each awarded $25,000 Teacher in the Workplace Grants, which will enable teachers to visit local employers and identify skills and industry trends that will enhance classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. “These grants will build critical bridges between schools and in-demand professions,” Ullman said. “This is a great program that connects teachers directly with employers. The teachers have the opportunity to identify skill sets and industry trends to bring back to their classrooms to improve their students’ career readiness.” In addition, Pennsylvania State University received a $3,000 Ag and Youth Grant to host the Bucks County 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Clinic, a six-week intensive course for experiential learning and interaction with professionals. “I’m also very glad that our students will have an opportunity to learn about the veterinary sciences. Our farm animals and pets need well-trained veterinarians and vet techs to keep them well,” Ullman said. The Ag and Youth Grant program’s aim is to address the looming 75,000 workforce deficit the agricultural industry is expected to face in the next decade. To Read more

 

Ullman: Nearly $69K in Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants for Bucks County Technical Schools

(Dec 19, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Jamison will receive $50,000 and Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie will receive $18,892 in state funding to purchase new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations. “It is critical that our students get hands-on-training from state-of-the-art equipment so they will be prepared to compete in highly competitive job markets,” Ullman said. “This grant money benefits students and employers alike in ensuring that our young people receive the training needed to succeed in high-demand occupations.” Upper Bucks County Technical School will purchase a hunter aligner. Middle Bucks Institute of Technology will purchase MaxiSys Elite with Wireless VCi, Anatomage Table 6, Pro Spot #NP3 Nitrogent Plastic Welder, Pro Spot #SP2 MultiMIG Pulse 3N1, Waterborne Spray Booth, Chief Frame Straightener Attachments, Portable Sanding Unit for Welding and Portable Vacuum System for Welding. The purpose of the grant is to purchase equipment aligned with the needs of local employers for use in Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Career and Technical Education programs and to provide hands-on training to students in those programs. The maximum grant allowed under the program is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source, which could include local school funds or Read more

 

PFAS: It's time to clean up our act (and our water)

(Dec 12, 2019)

I firmly believe Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean water. That’s why it just boggles my mind that we have to fight so hard to preserve it. For example….. This week, the U.S. Senate dropped provisions in a bill that would have required the federal government to establish a drinking water standard for toxic PFAS chemicals and for the military to pay for cleanup of PFAS near hundreds of military installations. The Senate is letting chemical companies off the hook at the cost of our own health and welfare. By refusing to ensure a standard for clean water, the Senate is putting the health of millions of American at risk. We’ve had pushback at the state level as well. Last week, Gov. Wolf claimed that PFAS contamination is not “widespread” in PA. We’ve known for a while, however, that PFAS contamination tested higher than the federal limit set in 2016 in Warminster, Warrington and Horsham in public and private wells. We are making strides, however, to clean up our act in regard to PFAS contamination. On Dec. 10, Gov. Wolf signed into law a House bill that would use state tax dollars to pay for drinking water costs related to PFAS contamination. But we’ve got to do more. We’ve got to take steps to set standards for clean water for all Pennsylvanians. That’s why I’m introducing a bill, House Bill 2128, that would direct the Environmental Quality Board to Read more

 

Ullman announces $28k in telepresence grants to help educate homebound students

(Dec 11, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Dec. 11 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22 in Doylestown will receive $28,197 in state funding to purchase audio and video equipment to educate students homebound for medical reasons. “As a former teacher, I’ve seen homebound students struggle or have to drop out of school because they weren’t able to attend classes for medical reasons. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, students will be able to attend class in real time from their own homes,” Ullman said. “I’m thrilled that this grant money will make it possible for homebound students to continue their education.” The equipment will be placed within the homes of students recovering from an accident, medical procedure or who have a chronic medical illness. The equipment will enable the students to participate in daily educational activities with classmates and teachers in real time. Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22 may also use the funds to train personnel on how to use the equipment. Funding for the grant program comes from Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Special Education state appropriation. Read more

 

We remember Sue Gordon

(Dec 05, 2019)

weekly email Read more

 

State representatives applaud approval of almost $2M in Bucks County from Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program

(Nov 15, 2019)

Four Bucks County state representatives applauded the approval of almost $2 million as part of the Department of Community and Economic Development projects for the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program. Read more

 

Rep. Ullman's statement on Health Committee discussion, HB 1890

(Nov 01, 2019)

In a discussion in the committee meeting earlier this week, I chose my words poorly and for that I apologize. Read more

 

Ullman kicks off Veterans Day weekend with FREE luncheon Friday, Nov. 8 in Doylestown

(Oct 28, 2019)

State Rep. Wendy Ullman will kick off Veterans Day weekend with a free luncheon for veterans living in the 143rd Legislative District on Friday, Nov. 8 in Doylestown. Ullman’s event will end in time for veterans to attend a free veterans benefits expo to be held Friday afternoon in Bensalem. Read more

 

Ullman announces $80,735 grant for Riegelsville Public Library

(Oct 18, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that the Riegelsville Public Library will receive $80,735 in state funding toward replacing the original slate roof and single-pane windows and repairing masonry cracks and minor interior water damage. “As a former teacher, I’m very glad that this funding will help restore a beloved library that offers a wealth of information and serves as a community hub for young and old,” Ullman said. “This grant money will extend the life of this important part of our community.” The funds are from the highly competitive Keystone Grant Program. Keystone Grants are provided through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. Grants of up to $750,000 may be used for planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries, and must be matched dollar-for-dollar. Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to, disability access improvements, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to heating and ventilation systems, facility expansion and new construction. In 12 counties across the commonwealth, 19 public libraries were awarded a total of $3.25 million in Keystone Grants. Read more

 

Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill

(Oct 10, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced she will present a mock check representing the $53,000 state grant that was awarded in time for historic Durham Mill’s 200th birthday celebration. The check will be presented at noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at Durham Community Day at Durham Grist Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA 18039. The grant will help repair and restore Durham Mill’s windows and make the mill ADA accessible, according to Ullman. ““I am proud that my office was able to secure funding for the preservation of this beautiful, historic Mill. Its presence in the village of Durham is an integral part of the unique charm of this rural community,” Ullman said. The funds are provided through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Marketing to Attract Tourists Program to develop tourism in communities, thereby boosting local economies. Built in 1820, the mill originally ground flour and feed for nearly 150 years. Now, it is listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places. Ullman said, “By supporting historical restoration we can ensure that local residents, tourists and history lovers can continue to enjoy this treasured mill well into its third century.” Durham Community Day will be a potluck, but Boy Scout Troop 27 will be preparing chili and hot dogs for those who do not bring their own food. The event will begin at noon and end at 5 Read more

 

Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill

(Oct 10, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced she will present a mock check representing the $53,000 state grant that was awarded in time for historic Durham Mill’s 200 th birthday celebration. The check will be presented at noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at Durham Community Day at Durham Grist Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA 18039. The grant will help repair and restore Durham Mill’s windows and make the mill ADA accessible, according to Ullman. ““I am proud that my office was able to secure funding for the preservation of this beautiful, historic Mill. Its presence in the village of Durham is an integral part of the unique charm of this rural community,” Ullman said. The funds are provided through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Marketing to Attract Tourists Program to develop tourism in communities, thereby boosting local economies. Built in 1820, the mill originally ground flour and feed for nearly 150 years. Now, it is listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places. Ullman said, “By supporting historical restoration we can ensure that local residents, tourists and history lovers can continue to enjoy this treasured mill well into its third century.” Durham Community Day will be a potluck, but Boy Scout Troop 27 will be preparing chili and hot dogs for those who do not bring their own food. The event will begin Read more

 

Ulman to host panel on the benzodiazepine crisis Oct. 16

(Oct 10, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, and Pro-ACT Community Organizer Elnora “Noni” West, will be hosting a panel discussion, “Benzodiazepines: Our Other Prescription Drug Epidemic” from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Doylestown Hospital, Conference Room J. “It’s becoming clear that adult Americans have an addiction to prescription medications, not just opiates,” Ullman said. “Between 1996 and 2013, the number of adults with benzodiazepine prescriptions grew by two-thirds, from 8.1 million to 13.5 million people. Benzos are highly addictive and should be prescribed with caution.” Ullman will be joined by a panel of subject matter experts, including Amanda Johns, director of Pharmacology, Aldie; Maryann Venezia, psychiatry, Lenape Valley Foundation; Christopher White, clinical supervisor, BC Drug & Alcohol Commission; Joseph Yi, detox specialist and board-certified addiction psychiatrist; and Paul Zazow, psychiatry. “I’m looking forward to an illuminating discussion about ways to end the benzodiazepine crisis in Pennsylvania,” Ullman said. People with inquiries about the event should contact Ullman’s office by phone at 267-768-3670 or by email at RepUllman@pahouse.net . Read more

 

9/30/19 – Single Use Plastics and HB 1322 – Doylestown

(Oct 03, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Wendy Ullman. Read more

 

Southeastern PA lawmakers: Pennsylvania must join RGGI states now

(Oct 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – A plan to finally add Pennsylvania to the Northeast’s carbon trading market is being met with praise from state lawmakers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf this morning announced that his administration will put its weight behind adding the commonwealth to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation’s first competitive carbon-credit market to incentivize clean emissions across the northeast states’ energy-industry sector. Companies that innovate and produce clean energy will keep credits in the market, which are ante’d by all participants and lost by those that fail to meet modern benchmarks on pollution. “I applaud Governor Wolf for his leadership,” said state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester. “We must take strong action to stop climate change and shape a healthy future for our children. Joining RGGI positions Pennsylvania to protect our children’s future while strengthening our economy.” Comitta is one of 31 early sponsors of House legislation that backstops the governor’s order. “It’s time that Pennsylvania steps up to become a leader in fighting climate change and grow our economy through this partnership with neighboring states,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, chair of the House Southeast Democratic Delegation. “RGGI is a win for the environment, our neighbors and families and our economy.” Read more

 

Ullman pushes to reward recycling, protect PA

(Oct 02, 2019)

State Rep. Wendy Ullman hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss how single-use plastics are harming the environment and costing taxpayers. She explained how her proposal would help address the issue by rewarding recycling. Read more

 

State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Bucks County Workforce Development Board
Jan 16, 2020

Ullman applauds Gov. Wolf’s lower Unemployment Compensation tax rate
Jan 13, 2020

How to Apply for Program Funding through ESA
Jan 10, 2020

PennDOT Summer Maintenance Program 2020 Memorandum
Jan 10, 2020

Bucks County state legislators mourn Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s passing
Jan 06, 2020

Ullman announces $53,000 in state grants awarded to Bucks County
Jan 06, 2020

Ullman: Nearly $69K in Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants for Bucks County Technical Schools
Dec 19, 2019

PFAS: It's time to clean up our act (and our water)
Dec 12, 2019

Ullman announces $28k in telepresence grants to help educate homebound students
Dec 11, 2019

We remember Sue Gordon
Dec 05, 2019

State representatives applaud approval of almost $2M in Bucks County from Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program
Nov 15, 2019

Rep. Ullman's statement on Health Committee discussion, HB 1890
Nov 01, 2019

Ullman kicks off Veterans Day weekend with FREE luncheon Friday, Nov. 8 in Doylestown
Oct 28, 2019

Ullman announces $80,735 grant for Riegelsville Public Library
Oct 18, 2019

Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill
Oct 10, 2019

Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill
Oct 10, 2019

Ulman to host panel on the benzodiazepine crisis Oct. 16
Oct 10, 2019

9/30/19 – Single Use Plastics and HB 1322 – Doylestown
Oct 03, 2019

Southeastern PA lawmakers: Pennsylvania must join RGGI states now
Oct 03, 2019

Ullman pushes to reward recycling, protect PA
Oct 02, 2019