Reps. Davis and Warren, Sen. Santarsiero promote child custody bill

(Oct 04, 2019)

State Reps. Tina Davis and Perry Warren, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero and family members of the late Kayden Mancuso, held a press call to discuss legislation that would provide children in the family court system with greater legal protections. Read more

 

Rep. Warren, Rep. Galloway and Sen. Santarsiero announce grants totaling $377,000 for flood mitigation, economic development

(Sep 17, 2019)

State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced the approval of grants totaling $377,000 by the Commonwealth Financing Authority today. Read more

 

Yardley-Makefield Consolidated Emergency Unit adds ambulance

(Sep 09, 2019)

The $59,075 vehicle was financed by the state Office of the Fire Commissioner following YMCEU’s successful application to the statewide program. Read more

 

State lawmakers committed to ending misclassification of workers

(Sep 04, 2019)

State lawmakers hosted a press conference Wednesday to raise awareness about wage theft and the illegal misclassification of workers as independent contractors that costs Pennsylvania hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Read more

 

Warren changes Morrisville outreach hours, location

(Aug 08, 2019)

Warren’s district office staff will be on hand to answer questions, provide services and talk to constituents in Morrisville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morrisville Senior Servicenter on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month. Read more

 

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing

(Jul 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 11 – State Reps. John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren today announced three Bucks County organizations were awarded $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits. Bucks County Opportunity Council—Housing Opportunities for Reentry Population--$250,000 Housing Visions—131 Harrison Rehabilitation---$250,000 Bucks County, Housing Services Department---Expanding Homeless Service Solutions--$275,000 Galloway said, “These tax credits will help fund the construction of affordable rental housing, and so will provide more housing options for Pennsylvanians.” “These tax credits will make a world of difference to fellow Pennsylvanians looking for a place to call home,” said Ullman and Warren in a joint statement. The tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and were approved by its board. Read more

 

Warren announces state grants to improve Lower Makefield Township Record Management System

(Jun 13, 2019)

NEWTOWN, June 13 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) awarded $48,719 in state grants to Lower Makefield Township to upgrade its record management system. “This grant will help Lower Makefield upgrade its record management system, reduce costs and improve efficiency,” Warren said. “I will continue to look for opportunities to support municipal services in our communities.” Read more

 

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. passes the House

(Jun 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 5 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, said legislation that would prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House today. Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin, and Warren are the bill’s co-prime sponsors. “I am gratified that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle saw that this bill is about child protection,” Warren said. “Studies have shown that the child is often not in control of a decision to marry before 18, and a child under 18 does not have the legal rights of an adult.” Warren added that child marriages are often coercive and exploitative and increase the risk of domestic violence while undermining the child’s long-term educational, health and economic opportunities. Under current Pennsylvania law, a marriage license may be issued to an applicant younger than 16 with court approval. A marriage license also may be issued where an applicant is older than 16 but younger than 18 with the consent of a parent or guardian. The Topper/Warren bill (H.B. 360) would repeal those exceptions and set the minimum age at which a marriage license may be issued to 18. Warren said the issue of child marriage was brought to his attention in 2017 by two constituents, including Newtown Borough Councilor Tara Grunde-McLoughlin. “When I speak about this bill,” Warren said, “invariably someone asks, ‘Child marriage – is that a thing?’ I am grateful Read more

 

Warren, Santarsiero host Hall of Fame baseball writer and Newtown Twp. resident Jayson Stark

(Jun 04, 2019)

“For 40 years, Jayson has shared his unique perspective on America’s pastime with his readers in Bucks County and throughout the world.” Read more

 

Warren announces grant from state Red Light Program

(May 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 29 – State Rep. Perry Warren today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded Morrisville an Automated Red Light Enforcement grant of $20,000. The money is to update and replace existing regulatory signage at various locations throughout the borough and install breakaway sign posts. “The key to keeping communities like Morrisville safe and economically competitive are infrastructure investments,” Warren said. Under state law, grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 134 applications, totaling almost $38 million in requests. PennDOT is distributing $15.4 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to 38 municipalities statewide to fund 50 safety projects. Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing. This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $78.49 million, funding 416 safety projects since 2010. Read more

 

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. moves out of committee

(May 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 14 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, said legislation that would prohibit child marriage in Pennsylvania before the age of 18 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee today and can now be considered by the full House. Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin, and Warren are the bill’s co-prime sponsors. “This bill is about child protection. Studies have shown that a child often does not have the capacity to make a decision to marry before 18, and a child under 18 does not have the legal rights of an adult,” Warren said. Warren added that child marriages are often coercive and exploitative and increase the risk of domestic violence while undermining the child’s long-term educational, health and economic opportunities. Under current Pennsylvania law, a marriage license may be issued to an applicant younger than 16 with court approval. A marriage license also may be issued where an applicant is older than 16 but younger than 18 with the consent of a parent or guardian. The Warren/Topper bill (H.B. 360) would repeal those exceptions and set the minimum age at which a marriage license may be issued to 18. Warren said the issue of child marriage was brought to his attention in 2017 by two constituents, including Newtown Borough Councilor Tara Grunde-McLoughlin. “When I speak about this bill,” Warren said, “invariably someone asks, ‘Child marriage – is that a thing?’ It is, Read more

 

FAQ – Will I need a New Jersey E-ZPass for the new Scudder Falls Bridge?

(May 03, 2019)

We contacted the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. The DRJTBC explained that when Scudder Falls Bridge tolling begins in July there will be a discounted one-way toll of $1.25 for passenger vehicles with an E-ZPass transponder, as opposed to a $2.60 toll for those without one. The DRJTBC further explained that it offers a 40-percent discount for commuters (i.e., $0.75 per one-way crossing) who take at least 16 trips a month over one of its tolled crossings with a transponder from the New Jersey Turnpike or the DRJTBC. The bridge commission said it can only offer its commuter discount through the NJ Turnpike’s or its own transponders because the NJ Turnpike administers the DRJTBC’s E-ZPass account. The DRJTBC is a quasi-public commission, operating as a self-funded entity without any tax revenues from either of its two jurisdictional states or the federal government. Funding for the operation, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and other structures is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. You can sign up for a DRJTBC transponder at this link: https://www.ezpassnj.com/en/signup/signup.shtml . There is a $1.00 monthly service fee for a DRJTBC transponder while there is no monthly fee for a Pennsylvania Turnpike transponder. Note also that the NJ/DRJTBC discounts only apply if at least 16 bridge crossings are recorded on the E-ZPass in a given month. All billing for the new bridge Read more

 

Warren, Thomas Announce Council Rock to Receive School Safety Grant

(May 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 1 – Reps. Wendi Thomas (R-Northampton) and Perry Warren (D-Newtown) announced that the Council Rock School District has been awarded a school safety grant of $48,000. The grants were awarded by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) as part of the School Safety and Security Grant Program, which was created by lawmakers in 2018. “I want to thank the School Safety and Security Committee for recognizing Council Rock’s commitment to improving safety,” Thomas said. “I also want to encourage the other school district’s in Bucks County to reach out to this valuable resource.” “Our school personnel do a great job, not only in educating our students, but also in keeping them safe.” Warren said. “This grant will enable Council Rock to enhance the physical security of its facilities and to provide additional safety-related programming.” Eligible uses for the grants include hiring school security officers, purchasing security-related technology, completing safety and security assessments, implementing violence prevention curricula, offering counseling services for students, and creating other programs to protect students. A total of approximately $40 million was awarded for 234 projects throughout the state in the current round of funding. In total, the School Safety and Security Grant Program will provide $52.5 million in Read more

 

Warren bill aimed at reducing flood insurance premiums passes House

(Apr 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 30 – State Rep. Perry Warren’s bill to create the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force in Pennsylvania unanimously passed in the House of Representatives. This task force would be charged with combating rising premiums faced by owners of properties in flood zones. The task force would make recommendations on programs that offer premium discounts or incentivize local governments to support flood mitigation efforts, and spearhead necessary changes to the administration of flood insurance. Warren explained that flood zones can shift. Homebuyers initially may not be required to purchase flood insurance. Then, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency updates its flood maps, homeowners may find themselves in a newly defined flood zone. “Flood insurance can be a financial burden, as of course can being flooded,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “The insurance cost increases the overall cost of buying and maintaining a home.” Pennsylvania ranked eighth in the country for the most flood insurance payouts between January 1978 and March 2011, totaling $773 million, according to the National Flood Insurance Program. “Water and our waterways are great natural resources,” Warren said, “but they pose a flooding risk, and our communities here in Bucks County and throughout Pennsylvania will benefit from this task force and its efforts to mitigate both flooding and flood insurance costs.” Read more

 

PHEAA reminds students of approaching state grant application deadline

(Apr 22, 2019)

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

 

Santarsiero, Warren announce state grant for Newtown

(Apr 22, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 17 – Sen. Steven Santarsiero and State Rep. Perry Warren, both D-Bucks, today announced the state Department of Community and Economic Development is awarding a $40,000 grant to Newtown. The funds are being provided through the department’s Early Intervention Program, Warren said. Grants from this program are designed to assist municipalities in creating short- and long-term financial plans to help them meet their goals. “As a former township supervisor, I understand the importance of developing a sound financial strategy,” Santarsiero said. “With this grant, Newtown Township will be able to provide residents with even greater services.” Warren added that this grant will provide Newtown with a financial plan for the next five years. “This infusion of state money will not only help the community grow, but it promises Newtown a prosperous future,” Warren said. Read more

 

Warren 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. Perry Warren 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. “Plastic water bottles take hundreds of years to decompose, and sadly the majority of them don’t even end up getting recycled. My legislation would be a step toward reducing single-use plastics in Pennsylvania and keeping them out of our landfills, waterways and outdoor areas,” said Warren, 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 in the package include: Read more

 

4/1/19 – Transportation – Newtown

(Apr 04, 2019)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Perry Warren. Read more

 

Warren hosts Policy Committee hearing on transportation in Newtown

(Apr 01, 2019)

NEWTOWN, April 1 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on transportation at the Bucks County Community College. Warren requested the hearing to examine how investing in transportation improvement projects can enhance public safety and boost the economy while creating more jobs. Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal also was discussed. Warren was joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. “Southeast Pennsylvania roads are among the most heavily traveled in the state. I’ve received a lot of feedback from concerned residents about the safety and conditions of our roads. Today’s hearing was a great step in learning more about Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal and how investments will help create good jobs, and make sure residents can get to work, school, appointments and life events safely,” explained Warren. “Ultimately, we want safe roads and bridges for Pennsylvanians and those who travel through our great state. We want businesses to set up shop here and if they see Pennsylvania as a place where they can reliably transport goods through and their employees can get to and from work without major barriers, it will be a big draw. I look forward to working with the governor and his administration to see how this proposal can impact the state,” Sturla Read more

 

Warren hosts Policy Committee hearing on transportation in Newtown

(Apr 01, 2019)

NEWTOWN, April 1 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on transportation at the Bucks County Community College. Warren requested the hearing to examine how investing in transportation improvement projects can enhance public safety and boost the economy while creating more jobs. Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal also was discussed. Warren was joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. “Southeast Pennsylvania roads are among the most heavily traveled in the state. I’ve received a lot of feedback from concerned residents about the safety and conditions of our roads. Today’s hearing was a great step in learning more about Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal and how investments will help create good jobs, and make sure residents can get to work, school, appointments and life events safely,” explained Warren. “Ultimately, we want safe roads and bridges for Pennsylvanians and those who travel through our great state. We want businesses to set up shop here and if they see Pennsylvania as a place where they can reliably transport goods through and their employees can get to and from work without major barriers, it will be a big draw. I look forward to working with the governor and his administration to see how this proposal can impact the state,” Sturla said. The Read more

 

Reps. Davis and Warren, Sen. Santarsiero promote child custody bill
Oct 04, 2019

Rep. Warren, Rep. Galloway and Sen. Santarsiero announce grants totaling $377,000 for flood mitigation, economic development
Sep 17, 2019

Yardley-Makefield Consolidated Emergency Unit adds ambulance
Sep 09, 2019

State lawmakers committed to ending misclassification of workers
Sep 04, 2019

Warren changes Morrisville outreach hours, location
Aug 08, 2019

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing
Jul 11, 2019

Warren announces state grants to improve Lower Makefield Township Record Management System
Jun 13, 2019

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. passes the House
Jun 05, 2019

Warren, Santarsiero host Hall of Fame baseball writer and Newtown Twp. resident Jayson Stark
Jun 04, 2019

Warren announces grant from state Red Light Program
May 29, 2019

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. moves out of committee
May 14, 2019

FAQ – Will I need a New Jersey E-ZPass for the new Scudder Falls Bridge?
May 03, 2019

Warren, Thomas Announce Council Rock to Receive School Safety Grant
May 02, 2019

Warren bill aimed at reducing flood insurance premiums passes House
Apr 30, 2019

PHEAA reminds students of approaching state grant application deadline
Apr 22, 2019

Santarsiero, Warren announce state grant for Newtown
Apr 22, 2019

Warren joins in ‘Zero Waste PA’ bill package to address single-use plastics, litter and a ‘throwaway’ society
Apr 10, 2019

4/1/19 – Transportation – Newtown
Apr 04, 2019

Warren hosts Policy Committee hearing on transportation in Newtown
Apr 01, 2019

Warren hosts Policy Committee hearing on transportation in Newtown
Apr 01, 2019