Bipartisan Bucks County House Delegation working together to address coronavirus

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG- March 13 . State representatives from Bucks County have come together to release the following joint statement regarding the coronavirus: “As our neighboring county, Montgomery County, moves to the mitigation phase to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we as your state representatives know our constituents are concerned. It is very important for all of us to take the coronavirus seriously and to implement commonsense measures to prevent illness. However, we need to stay calm while exercising caution in our daily lives. “We have had daily conference calls to keep us up to date. Additionally, Secretary of Health Dr. Levine has conducted daily public press conferences. We, both state representatives and senators, will head to Harrisburg on Monday to work with Governor Tom Wolf and our respective legislative leaders on the items they have identified as necessary to assist Pennsylvania in this time of need. “We will work together with our county offices and local school districts to assure that the most up-to-date information is being shared and all appropriate protocols are being met. Most importantly, we are working together as we focus on the health and wellbeing of our community. In the meantime, if you have medical questions, the PA Department of Health has set up a hotline for calls. Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). Online updates are here: Read more

 

Corornovirus Message

(Mar 13, 2020)

Coronovirus message Read more

 

3/9/20 – Understanding Charter School Funding – Doylestown

(Mar 12, 2020)

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

 

Contact the Office to Schedule an Appointment

(Mar 12, 2020)

Please call to schedule an appointment if you require our assistance so you don’t have to wait. My office’s number is 267-768-3670. Read more

 

Friday's REAL ID and Census Information Event Cancelled

(Mar 12, 2020)

We plan to reschedule this event for a later date. I will keep you posted. Read more

 

Ullman: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church awarded $24K in security grants

(Mar 11, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, March 11 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Doylestown received a $24,912 security grant award. “Our Lady of Guadalupe is a vibrant and welcoming faith community whose congregants should be able to worship in peace,” Ullman said. “This grant money will help ensure that the church’s congregants can worship without fear.” The money may be used for the following: safety and security planning, purchase of safety and security equipment or technology, safety and security training, and threat awareness and response training. The grants are provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program following the passage of Act 83 of 2019 . The act directs PCCD to administer grants to nonprofit organizations that have been or who are likely to be targets for hate crimes. Priority consideration for funding was given to organizations that indicated they – or their membership – were victims of a hate crime or had a credible hate-crime threat. More information on the program is available at www.pccd.pa.gov . Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce $233,035 in state funding for summer internships

(Mar 05, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, March 5 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that the Bucks County Workforce Development Board has received $233,035 in funding to provide summer internships across Pennsylvania through the State/Local Internship Program. SLIP is part of the Wolf administration’s strategic investments in workforce development to help prepare students and young adults for successful careers. “This funding will strengthen the network between employers, our youth and the Bucks County Workforce Development Board,” Davis said. “This network will ensure Bucks County has a highly trained and productive workforce that will attract high-paying jobs to the region for years to come.” “Studies have shown that on-the-job training is as important to a worker’s productivity as the classroom,” Galloway said. “These summer internships will give our youth invaluable experience that will make them highly desirable candidates on the job market.” “This grant money meets an urgent need to improve and expand workforce training in Bucks County,” Ullman said. “The more trained the workforce, the greater the workplace’s efficiency and productivity. A trained workforce is the basis for a prosperous Bucks County.” Warren said, “Development of 21st century occupational skills benefits our youth, our employers and our economy -- Read more

 

Ullman to hold policy hearing on understanding charter school funding Monday in Doylestown

(Mar 05, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, March 4 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on understanding charter school funding. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. March 9 at Bucks County Administration Building, Room 110, 55 E. Court St. Ullman requested this hearing to collect testimony from both sides of the charter school funding issue, which will also include a discussion of Gov. Tom Wolf’s charter school reform plan in his proposed budget this year. Ullman will be joined by fellow legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current hearing agenda is: 2 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks 2:10 p.m. Adam Schott , special assistant to the secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education 2:40 p.m. Panel One of Local School Districts: Dr. David Bolton , superintendent, Pennridge School District Dr. William Harner , superintendent, Quakertown School District Dr. John Kopicki , Superintendent, Central Bucks School District Drew Bishop , business administrator, Palisades School District 3:30 p.m. Panel Two from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools: Maurice Flurie , CEO, Commonwealth Charter Academy Wendy Ormsby , director of organization development & founder, Souderton Charter School Collaborative Ryan Schumm , leadership team member, Read more

 

Ullman: Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle awarded $44K in state grants

(Mar 04, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, March 4 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced Bucks County will receive $44,052 in state funds to support the Bucks County Historical Society and the Trustees of the Mercer Fonthill Museum, both of which support the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. The Bucks County Historical Society received $36,618, and the Trustees of the Mercer Fonthill Museum received $7,434. The funds were awarded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. The program provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agencies operating support programs. “This is great news for Bucks County’s cultural scene,” Ullman said. “The Bucks County Historical Society and the Trustees of the Mercer Fonthill Museum perform an invaluable service educating the public about Bucks County’s rich history. The Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle are treasures that have made Doylestown and greater Bucks County unique in the Delaware Valley region.” The Bucks County Historical Society and the Trustees of the Mercer Fonthill Museum operate and oversee The Mercer Museum, the museum’s research library, the Spruance Library and the Fonthill Museum. The BCHS collects, preserves and interprets the culture and history of Bucks County and the Delaware Valley region. As the primary inheritor Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for Bucks County school districts

(Feb 26, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that Bucks County school districts were awarded state grant funding to address school safety and security. The grant money will help the school districts accomplish the following: performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education. The grant money is a part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee approval of $53.7 million in school safety and security grants to 524 school entities throughout the commonwealth. Davis said, “As a mother and legislator, I’m glad that our school districts have received this grant money that will help increase our children’s safety at school so they can learn and thrive in the Bristol and Neshaminny school districts and throughout Pennsylvania.” “School safety continues to be a major concern for our children and their schools,” Galloway said. “I am very pleased with these grants to the Bristol Township and Borough, Morrisville and Pennsbury school districts and others.” “The children of Central Read more

 

Ullman participates in water collection to test for microplastics in Bucks County

(Feb 24, 2020)

PIPERSVILLE, Feb. 24 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today participated in a water collection to test for the presence of microplastics in Tohickon Creek. She was joined by representatives of PennEnvironment who are conducting a statewide study of the evidence of microplastics – tiny fragments of plastics that increasingly are found in our air, food and water. They are the remnants of discarded water bottles, polystyrene coffee cups and grocery bags. “Microplastics are in the water we drink and the fish we eat,” Ullman said. “I was glad to join with PennEnvironment to raise awareness of their important study. “Since elected to office last year, I’ve introduced two bills, the Safe Water Drinking Act (H.B. 2128) to set maximum levels of carcinogens in our water, and the Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit Program (H.B. 1322) to reduce littering in our streams. We owe it to our children and their children to do everything we can to reduce pollutants in our rivers and streams.” Last year, Ullman led a public effort to save the Tohickon Creek from a Department of Environmental Protection downgrade. Ullman continues to advocate for the protection of the creek’s water quality. Read more

 

Ullman promotes Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, Feb. 16-22

(Feb 15, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Feb. 15 – State Rep. Wendy is helping to spread the word about the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, which runs from Feb. 16-22. PennDOT is highlighting five laws on the books for this year’s awareness week. They include Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear Law , the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program, bicycle safety laws and helmet laws , seat belt laws and school bus stopping laws . The following information is provided by PennDOT. Steer Clear Law Pennsylvania's "Steer Clear" law was enacted to help prevent injuries and save lives of first responders. It requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop, or disabled vehicle. Drivers must move over or slow down for all responders, including police, fire, and ambulance crews, as well as stopped tow trucks and maintenance vehicles. In 2018, a similar law went into effect to protect trash and recycling workers. Drivers must slow down and move one lane away (if possible) when approaching a stationary trash or recycling truck. AWZSE The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program was established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in Act 86 of 2018 to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. The program entered a Read more

 

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

 

Bipartisan Bucks County House Delegation working together to address coronavirus
Mar 13, 2020

Corornovirus Message
Mar 13, 2020

3/9/20 – Understanding Charter School Funding – Doylestown
Mar 12, 2020

Contact the Office to Schedule an Appointment
Mar 12, 2020

Friday's REAL ID and Census Information Event Cancelled
Mar 12, 2020

Ullman: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church awarded $24K in security grants
Mar 11, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce $233,035 in state funding for summer internships
Mar 05, 2020

Ullman to hold policy hearing on understanding charter school funding Monday in Doylestown
Mar 05, 2020

Ullman: Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle awarded $44K in state grants
Mar 04, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for Bucks County school districts
Feb 26, 2020

Ullman participates in water collection to test for microplastics in Bucks County
Feb 24, 2020

Ullman promotes Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, Feb. 16-22
Feb 15, 2020

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