Ullman announces state grants awarded to Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 and Palisades School District

(May 01, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, May 1 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced that Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 and Palisades School District received competitive state grants to provide funding for physical, behavioral health and policy/training school safety resources. The School Safety and Security Committee awarded Bucks County Intermediate 22 $99,560 and Palisades School District $131,500 in grant monies. “Nothing is more important than our children’s safety, and I am very glad that these two deserving schools will have more resources to invest in this critical area,” Ullman said. The School Safety and Security Committee is a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, established by Act 44 of 2018. School districts across the Commonwealth were able to submit applications to the commission for evaluation. Approved schools can use the funding for a variety of services, including purchasing security-related technology, hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists, or supporting school safety-related trainings. Ullman said that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will discuss the award and specific projects with the school district in days to come. A full list of approved school districts and more information about the commission can be found on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Read more

 

REAL ID information session

(Apr 29, 2019)

Join Rep. Ullman and PennDOT representatives for an information session on REAL ID on Thursday, May 23. Read more

 

PHEAA reminds students of approaching state grant application deadline

(Apr 24, 2019)

The deadline to submit your application for a PA State Grant is May 1. Read more

 

House adopts Ullman resolution making April HIE Awareness Month

(Apr 16, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 16 – A resolution sponsored by state Rep. Wendy Ullman and adopted by the House recognizes the month of April as World Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. HIE occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen while in the womb, during birth or in early infancy. On average, there are between 275 and 425 HIE diagnoses annually in Pennsylvania. Only 70-80% of infants born with HIE survive. A HIE diagnosis may later lead to conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, feeding issues, intellectual impairment, and vision and hearing loss. HIE may be the result of a variety of causes, but asphyxia is the most common. “As a Commonwealth, we need to do all we can to help these children who cannot help themselves, and declaring April HIE Awareness Month is an important initiative to help bring this issue into the light,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. “We must support these affected families and let them know this isn’t a journey they need to travel alone.” Several Pennsylvania families from the organization HOPE for HIE were in the House chamber to celebrate the official recognition of HIE Awareness Month. They were David Ford and his 4-year-old daughter Scarlett of Pipersville; Bethany Williams and her 1-year-old son Judah of Beaver Falls; Amanda Rider and her 4-year-old son Connor of Centre Hall; and Christina Cush and Michael McIntyre with their 12-year-old son Damien and 3-year-old daughter Gabriella. Read more

 

Ullman joins in ‘Zero Waste PA’ bill package to address single-use plastics, litter and a ‘throwaway’ society

(Apr 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman today joined other lawmakers and PennEnvironment to announce a package of bills aimed at addressing single-use plastics, pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms caused by a "throwaway" society. Legislation in the “Zero Waste PA” package works to address issues created by a disposable society including single-use plastics such as straws, plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout food containers, electronic waste, funding Pennsylvania’s recycling programs and more. “The fact that beverage containers alone make up about half of all litter shows that we need to do more to promote recycling in Pennsylvania. My legislation will support and reward recycling which will ultimately reduce waste throughout Pennsylvania and keep our outdoor areas beautiful and free from litter,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. “Every day, unwitting Pennsylvanians are barraged with products that we’re expected to purchase and use, and then throw away. Only, there is no ‘away,’” said PennEnvironment Executive Director David Masur. “Instead, it ends up in landfills where it can cause water pollution, in incinerators that cause air pollution, or blowing around in our neighborhoods in the form of litter. Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment, neighborhoods, rivers and oceans for centuries to come.” The measures that would be addressed Read more

 

100 Days in Office

(Apr 10, 2019)

Today marks my 100 th day in office and I’m proud of everything I’ve accomplished so far. In this short amount of time, I’ve secured many grants, introduced meaningful legislation and earned a leadership position on our Tourism and Recreational Development Committee. Here are some of the highlights from my career as your state representative to date: Ullman praises state investment in school computer sciences DOYLESTOWN, Jan. 18 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today helped announce $8.7 million in targeted grants through the PASmart Initiative, to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 765 schools around the state. Central Bucks and Palisades school districts will each receive $35,000 to augment computer science instruction in the classroom and for teacher training. Schools included in the announcement are: •Durham-Nockamixon Elementary School •Springfield Elementary School •Tinicum Elementary School •Palisades Middle School •Lenape Middle School •Holicong Middle School •Tamanend Middle School •Tohickon Middle School •Unami Middle School Learn more about the grants here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/pasmart-grants/ Senator Santarsiero and Representative Ullman Announce Infrastructure Investments for Plumstead Township BUCKS COUNTY, Feb. 1 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representative Wendy Ullman (D-143) issued a joint Read more

 

Ullman appointed as Democratic Secretary on Tourism and Recreational Development Committee

(Apr 03, 2019)

I’m very excited and proud to announce that I was appointed to serve as the Democratic Secretary for Pennsylvania’s Tourism and Recreational Development Committee. This committee is dedicated to increasing the commonwealth’s tourism economy and promoting travel and tourism related endeavors. Tourism is a $40 billion industry in Pennsylvania, making it one of the most prosperous ones in our commonwealth, so to take on a leadership role in this thriving field is truly an honor. Due to the fact we call Bucks County our home, it’s easy to overlook how much tourism affects us. In reality though, eight million people come to Bucks County every year, contributing $1 billion to our local economy. From Washington Crossing Historic Park to Michener Art Museum, our county offers notable historical and cultural attractions. Pennsylvania’s many renowned tourist attractions ranging from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museums all the way to Scranton’s Steamtown National Historic Site strengthen our economy and provide nearly 500 thousand jobs to our residents. But most importantly, they give us the chance to disconnect from our daily lives and explore the fascinating history, unique local businesses and natural and cultural attractions you can only find in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s tourism industry is wildly successful because our commonwealth has something for everyone. We have bustling urban scenes for the city Read more

 

Meet with Rep. Ullman on the issues: Environment

(Apr 02, 2019)

Meet your legislators and discuss your concerns about protecting Pennsylvania's environment! State Rep. Wendy Ullman invites you to talk environmental policy with her at 6 p.m. April 25 at The Station Taphouse, 194 W. Ashland St.,Doylestown, PA 18901 April 25 6 p.m. For questions, please contact her office. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission 2019 Trout Stocking Update

(Apr 02, 2019)

The Fish & Boat Commission annually stocks streams and lakes in Pennsylvania with Coldwater ( Trout ) and Warmwater / Coolwater ( Muskellunge , Walleye , panfish, etc.) species throughout the year. Commission stocking schedules are available on its web site, which you can visit here . All stockings are subject to change without notice. Read more

 

Ullman: $150,000 grant to support Habitat for Humanity of Bucks Co. housing program

(Feb 26, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced Bucks County will receive $150,000 in state funds to support its Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County housing program. Funds through this program aim to support the implementation of an accessible housing program that will provide necessary accessibility modifications to the homes of 24 individuals across the county. Bucks County was one of 43 community revitalization projects approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development, which totaled $5.5 million in state support. “I am excited to see our state make this valuable investment in our community,” said Ullman. “These funds will give local Pennsylvanians the opportunity for homeownership, enhance a vital Bucks County housing program, and further strengthen our commonwealth’s commitment to making our communities a better place to live.” Administered by DCED, the Keystone Communities program is designed to support local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents. For more information about this program, visit https://dced.pa.gov/ . Read more

 

PA legislators work for open, honest government

(Jan 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 29 – A bipartisan group of legislators is fighting to put people first by changing the way the House of Representatives operates to make it more transparent and accountable to the people instead of the special interests. The legislators are offering several reforms to the House rules after they were not given an opportunity on opening day of the House's 2019-20 session to consider proposed changes to current rules that often prevent substantive debate on important issues, require lawmakers to vote on measures with little or no notice, sideline important legislation with so-called “poison pill” amendments to change the original intent, and allow widely popular legislation to languish in committee. According to the lawmakers, people believe their government is broken and that special interests matter more than regular citizens. They said their plan would reassure Pennsylvanians that they have an opportunity to be heard and that the will of the people, not the demands of the special interests, become the laws of the state. The proposed rules reforms the legislators are fighting for include: Ensuring votes are taken in committee on popular bills (Reps. Pam DeLissio, Joe Webster). Giving citizens more time to offer input on House Rules by making the rules adopted on January 1st temporary for 75 days and creating a special committee to study, gather public comment and recommend changes to be voted on and approved by the full Read more

 

Ullman appointed to four House committees

(Jan 28, 2019)

State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced today that she has been appointed to serve on four House committees for the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Ullman praises state investment in school computer sciences

(Jan 18, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Jan. 18 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today helped announce $8.7 million in targeted grants through the PASmart Initiative, to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 765 schools around the state. Central Bucks and Palisades school districts will each receive $35,000 to augment computer science instruction in the classroom and for teacher training. Schools included in the announcement are: Durham-Nockamixon Elementary School Springfield Elementary School Tinicum Elementary School Palisades Middle School Lenape Middle School Holicong Middle School Tamanend Middle School Tohickon Middle School Unami Middle School “As a new representative, I’m happy to see these STEM and computer science investments coming from the state level,” she said. “Anytime our districts get money from Pennsylvania and the Wolf administration, that’s a saving for local taxpayers. “In this case, the dollars represent a true investment with the promise of a return in our students’ success in STEM fields.” Learn more about the grants on the governor's website . Read more

 

Ullman sworn in as state representative for the 143rd Legislative District

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman was sworn into office during a Capitol ceremony today to represent the 143 rd Legislative District. “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to represent my community’s interests in Harrisburg,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. “I look forward to working hard to address issues that matter to residents of the communities I represent and to helping create a bright future for all Pennsylvanians.” Ullman said her legislative priorities include creating an economy that works for everyone, providing for a quality education for all students, and making sure health care is affordable and accessible. Prior to being elected, Ullman taught English at Bucks County Community College and Montgomery County Community College for 30 years. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony corresponds with the first Tuesday in January every two years. This year marks Pennsylvania’s 203 rd legislative session. Learn more about the House Democrats’ Plan for PA here . Read more

 

Celebrate safely: Fireworks laws and safety tips

(Dec 20, 2018)

With the New Year holiday approaching, I wanted to remind you of recent changes in Pennsylvania’s fireworks laws. In 2017, Pennsylvania passed new fireworks legislation allowing residents to legally purchase and use consumer-grade, or Class “C,” fireworks, including firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets and others containing no more than 50 mg of explosive material. Before then, only sparklers and novelty items could be legally purchased and used. The Pennsylvania State Police published this list of requirements for igniting fireworks: Fireworks cannot be ignited or discharged on public or private property without the express permission of the property owner. They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building. They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building. They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure. They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence or alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug. Display fireworks that contain more than 130 mg of explosive material and professional aerial shells may only be used by professionals and require a permit. M-80s, cherry bombs, quarter-sticks, etc. are federally unlawful. It’s important to note that municipalities are authorized to enact their own fireworks-related ordinances. Any fireworks-related concerns or potential violations should be reported to the municipality. A court order earlier this Read more

 

Veterans services

(Dec 01, 2018)

Below are a number of programs and services available to help veterans and their families. Please share this list with any veterans in your life. Veterans Temporary Assistance Temporary help is available for veterans and their beneficiaries who need aid for essentials such as shelter, fuel, clothing and food. If eligible, a veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for up to $1,600 in a 12-month period. The Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program Any honorably discharged veteran who is 100 percent disabled, a resident of Pennsylvania and has financial need can apply for this program, which provides real estate tax exemption on principal dwellings. Educational Gratuity Program Children of honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities or children of veterans who died in service during a period of war or armed conflict qualify for up to $500 per semester/term to help defray educational costs. Military Family Relief Assistance Program Eligible Pennsylvania service members and their family members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control can apply for up to $3,500 in grants. This program is available for active and past service members. Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Program Grants are available for veterans’ services organizations, non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, individual eligible counties and the State Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Dec 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. Read more