Warren announces grant for Lower Makefield Township road project

(Apr 20, 2018)

YARDLEY, April 20 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced today that Lower Makefield Township was awarded a $300,000 Keystone Communities Public Improvement grant to help upgrade a portion of Oxford Valley Road. The grant, awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, will be used to reconstruct more than a half mile of Oxford Valley Road, from Mill Road to Edgewood Road, including full-depth reclamation of the road, and the construction of concrete curbs and ADA-compliant curb ramps where there are none. “It’s important to keep our highly traveled roads in good condition to ensure that community members can get around easily and safely,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “This project will improve the travel conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike, and I’m pleased that the state awarded these funds.” The Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives, such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities, social and economic diversity, and a strong and secure quality of life. Read more

 

Warren announces grant for Morrisville Senior Servicenter

(Apr 20, 2018)

YARDLEY, April 20 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced today that the Morrisville Senior Servicenter was awarded a $145,329 state grant for job training and transportation needs. The senior center was among the recipients of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2017-18 Senior Community Center grants, totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery. “The Morrisville Senior Servicenter is a hub of activity in our community, providing valuable resources and engagement opportunities for the seniors here,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “The center truly makes a difference in the lives of older adults, and I’m pleased to see that work continue with the help of this grant.” There are more than 500 senior community centers throughout Pennsylvania, and just 41 received grants. “Perry Warren didn’t miss any chance to remind both me and the governor about the need to support the Morrisville Senior Center,” said Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. “His determination paid off handsomely, because Morrisville is getting one of the largest grants awarded to any senior center in the state.” The Department of Aging grants are designed to help centers provide services that attract a new generation of participants. Read more

 

Crowds call for an end to political gerrymandering

(Apr 16, 2018)

The Capitol Rotunda was packed to the rafters today in support of the ORIGINAL House Bill 722 to end political gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. When I co-sponsored the Fair Districts bill, House Bill 722, I was excited because it represented a chance to fairly draw the lines for our legislative districts. As originally written, the legislation would take the power away from politicians and give it to the people by establishing an Independent Redistricting Commission to provide a nonpartisan process for redistricting in the Commonwealth for State Senate, State House and Congressional districts. However, last week the House State Government Committee, on a vote on partisan lines, passed an amendment to the bill that eviscerates the intent of House Bill 722. Instead of allowing people to draw district lines through an independent commission, the State Government Committee amendment gives sole power to draw district lines to the leaders of the majority party in the legislature. Gov. Wolf called this amendment, “partisan politics at its worst,” and it represents gerrymandering at its worst. Well, the public spoke today. The ground floor, the steps, and the second, third and fourth floors of the Capitol Rotunda were filled with Pennsylvanians who joined me and several other co-sponsors of the original fair districting bill in supporting the prime sponsors, Rep. Samuelson (D-Northampton) and Rep. Roe (R-Chester) in calling for fair districting in Pennsylvania. I Read more

 

Pa. legislators call for action on Equal Pay Day

(Apr 10, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 10 – State legislators and advocates held a rally in the Capitol today to call for action on strengthening Pennsylvania's outdated, ineffective equal-pay law. Today is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s average earnings catch up to men’s from the previous year. "Our state ranks 29th in the United States for pay equity. Women in Pennsylvania on average make 79 percent of what men make. It takes women an additional four months and four days to get paid the same as their male counterparts. This is despite the fact that we are just as qualified and have the same amount of experience," said state Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila./Delaware, chairwoman of the Philadelphia County Delegation. "I am fighting for change with my legislation, House Bill 830 . It would ensure equal pay for equal work. The bill currently sits in the House Labor and Industry Committee, where it has remained for more than a year. The facts have remained the same for far too long: women make far less than men here in Pennsylvania and that is unfair and economically self-defeating." Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, co-chairman of the Women's Health Caucus, said, "Mother's Day is coming up next month. Instead of nice words, it's time to deliver something that working mothers and all Pennsylvania working women deserve: equal pay for equal work! I have been hearing from so many women who are angry about what's been going Read more

 

Warren supports legislative package to strengthen sexual harassment and discrimination protections in the workplace

(Apr 06, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 6 – State Rep. Perry Warren joined Gov. Tom Wolf and House and Senate Democrats Thursday to support a legislative package to strengthen protections against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace in Pennsylvania. The package, introduced at a news conference in Philadelphia, includes bills aimed at sexual harassment and discrimination protections, legal system reforms and state government reforms. Proposals include banning mandatory non-disclosure agreements in cases of sexual harassment and assault; extending discrimination protections to all employees, regardless of the size of the employer or type of job; passing the PA Fairness Act, to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; extending the statute of limitations for victims to file a complaint; and investing additional money for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to investigate discrimination and harassment. “Passage of this package of bills will help ensure that our citizens feel comfortable going to work, and that employees have the resources and support they need if they do feel discriminated against or harassed,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “This is remedial and preventive legislation that will help us better protect people who have been subject to discrimination and harassment and will help eliminate future discrimination and harassment.” Read more

 

Beware of student aid scams targeting unsuspecting students and their families

(Apr 05, 2018)

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is warning students and their families to be wary of financial aid scams that could expose them to significant financial loss and identity theft. In one recent example, scammers were fraudulently representing themselves as PHEAA employees in order to collect personal information by claiming that a student had “won” a PA State Grant award. The PA State Grant Program is funded by the Commonwealth and administered by PHEAA. PA State Grant awards are determined by a student’s financial need and can never be offered up as a prize - nor can anyone be promised or guaranteed to receive an award. Submitting an application is completely free and easily accessible, as are the other services provided by PHEAA in support of Pennsylvania students. The most effective way to avoid becoming the victim of a scam is to be alert and vigilant when asked by anyone to provide any form of personal information or when engaging in financial transactions. Recent scams include: Student loan payback scams - Companies or individuals claim to help reduce or eliminate student debt in exchange for money. However, many of these offers are fraudulent, while others are unnecessary and should be avoided when no-cost assistance is available from your loan servicer and other government resources. Tuition scams - These involve someone claiming to work for your school's administrative office. They call to warn that Read more

 

Warren announces grant for solar project in Newtown Township

(Mar 19, 2018)

State Rep. Perry Warren announces grant for solar project in Newtown Township, that would award Bucks County Type & Design Inc. $81,457 in approved funds by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Read more

 

Warren supports N.J. Senate bill on behalf of Bucks County

(Mar 19, 2018)

State Rep. Perry Warren supports N.J. Senate bill on behalf of Bucks County, that would restrict the New Jersey governor's authority to terminate its reciprocal personal income tax agreement with other states, including Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Winter 2018 Newsletter

(Feb 28, 2018)

Winter 2018 Newsletter Read more

 

Firearm safety legislation currently in the House of Representatives

(Feb 16, 2018)

The PA SAFE Caucus prepared this list of firearms legislation currently in the House of Representatives. Read more

 

SEPTA Alert: Yardley/Lower Makefield train crossings

(Feb 09, 2018)

My office has received the following information from SEPTA regarding the train crossings this weekend in the Yardley/Lower Makefield area. Read more

 

Warren to propose water bottle filling stations legislation

(Dec 22, 2017)

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, said he plans to introduce legislation that would require newly constructed state-owned government buildings to install water bottle filling stations. Read more

 

Warren announces grant for Lower Makefield Township Memorial Park

(Dec 05, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced that Lower Makefield Township was awarded a $250,000 grant for further development of Lower Makefield Township Memorial Park. The Community Conservation Partnerships Program grant will help fund improvements at the park, including the construction of pedestrian walkways, tennis and bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, a gazebo and a pavilion, as well as the installation of fitness station equipment with safety surfacing and fencing. Work also will include accessibility features, landscaping and more. “Our parks are such a valuable resource in our community, providing space for residents to gather and enjoy healthy recreational activities,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “This work will greatly enhance Memorial Park, and I’m pleased that the Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors pursued the grant opportunity and that the project received support from Gov. Tom Wolf and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.” The CCPP is administered by DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. It provides financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts and other nonprofits for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects. Read more

 

Warren resolution marks Worldwide Candle Lighting Day in memory of children

(Dec 05, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – The House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted a resolution, introduced by state Rep. Perry Warren, recognizing Dec. 10 as Worldwide Candle Lighting Day in Pennsylvania. Worldwide Candle Lighting Day is for families to honor the memories of deceased sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren by lighting candles and keeping them lit for one hour. The annual event was started in 1997 by The Compassionate Friends, a peer support group that has grown to nearly 700 chapters nationwide. The resolution also commemorates the work of the group, which publishes materials on grieving the loss of a child and engages with families through meetings, social media and an online community. “The Compassionate Friends organization provides much-needed support to those families, including my own family, who have experienced the devastating loss of a child,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “This annual remembrance is a way for families who have lost a child to show that those children will always be loved and never forgotten. I commend The Compassionate Friends for their work and thank my colleagues for supporting this resolution.” House Resolution 613 was adopted unanimously. Read more

 

11/30/17 – State Efforts to Battle Opioid Abuse – Newtown

(Dec 01, 2017)

Testimonies from a public hearing hosted by State Rep. Perry Warren. Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee gets update on PA’s opioid efforts

(Nov 30, 2017)

NEWTOWN, Nov. 30 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at the Chancellor Center on state efforts to battle opioid abuse. Warren requested the hearing to receive updates from the state and his local community on the opioid crisis. He was joined by Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, along with other committee members from across the state. “The opioid epidemic is reaching deeply troubling proportions. I am glad to bring the Policy Committee to my district to discuss how local and state officials can work together to make a meaningful impact on curbing the epidemic,” Warren said. Sturla added, “The committee has hosted hearings on the opioid epidemic across the state and I thank Representative Warren for inviting us to his district. While Pennsylvania is making progress on this issue, we still have so much more to do as was evident in today’s testimony.” The hearing featured testimony from the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs acting Secretary Jennifer Smith; Jacqui Redner, president of Pennsbury School Board; local resident Pam Garozzo; and Morrisville Borough Police Chief George McClay. Hearing testimony, photos and video will be available at www.pahouse.com/PolicyCommittee . Read more

 

Warren to host House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on state efforts to battle opioid abuse Thursday in Newtown

(Nov 27, 2017)

NEWTOWN, Nov. 27 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced today that he will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on state efforts to battle opioid abuse at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Chancellor Center, 20 N. Chancellor St., Newtown. Warren requested the hearing to discuss the state’s progress on expanding opioid treatment offerings and how public policy can help battle the epidemic in Bucks County and throughout the state. Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, will be in attendance with other committee members from across the state. The current agenda is: 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 11:10 a.m. Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs 11:50 a.m. Panel One: • Jacqui Redner, president, Pennsbury School Board • Pam Garozzo, local resident 12:20 p.m. Panel Two: • George McClay, chief of police, Morrisville Borough • Milt Warrell, sheriff-elect, Bucks County 12:50 p.m. Closing Remarks Media coverage is invited. Read more

 

Warren, Galloway announce $19,994 Safe Schools grant for Pennsbury School District

(Nov 17, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced the approval of a Safe Schools Program grant to address school safety and violence within the Pennsbury School District. “Congratulations to Pennsbury School District on their grant award,” Warren said. “These funds will go a long way in keeping students safe from violence, which has grown into a priority given the epidemic of gun and school violence across the country. My goal as a representative is to support wise investments of public dollars and ensure that students can go to school ready to learn. This award helps accomplish both tasks.” The Department of Education awarded Pennsbury School District $19,994 to support the following areas: Conflict resolution or dispute management; Positive behavior support; Risk assessment or violence prevention curricula; Classroom management; Development of Student Codes of Conduct; Training to undertake a district-wide assessment of risk factors that increase the likelihood of problem behaviors among students; Development and implementation of research-based violence prevention programs addressing risk factors to reduce incidents of problem behaviors among students including, but not limited to bullying; De-escalation and behavior interventions; and Comprehensive, district-wide school safety, violence prevention, emergency preparedness and all-hazards plans, Read more

 

Improvements on northbound U.S. 1 scheduled

(Nov 17, 2017)

PennDOT announced a travel and safety improvement on northbound U.S. 1 through the interchange with U.S. 13 and Route 32 in Falls, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2018 and be completed in summer 2018 The improvement will allow northbound motorists two through-lanes while maintaining an exit to Route 32, thereby removing the existing "exit only" lane for northbound. In addition, a concrete barrier will be placed between U.S. 1 north and the on-ramp from U.S. 13 to eliminate the substandard weave condition that currently exists when U.S. 13 drivers enter U.S. I and weave through traffic to reach the Route 32 exit ramp. Additional improvements include an additional auxiliary lane will be constructed along northbound U.S. 1 at Oxford Valley Road, milling and overlay with a high-friction surface treatment on U.S. I south in the area of Route 32, and replacement of overhead signs throughout the project area. This improvement project is paid for with federal funds. Read more

 

Warren requests 8 p.m. noise curfew on Scudder Falls Bridge work

(Nov 17, 2017)

YARDLEY, Nov. 17 – On behalf of residents of nearby neighborhoods, state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, requested that contractors cease noise-intensive work on the Scudder Falls Bridge replacement project by 8 p.m. each evening. Warren sent the letter of request to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today. “Many residents who live in neighborhoods close to the construction site have early morning commutes to the New York metro area,” he wrote in the letter. “Also, Pennsbury High School buses pick up its students in these neighborhoods as early as 6:30 a.m. I realize that construction on this much-needed project needs to be completed, and I do not wish to impede on its progress. However, the intense noise to as late as 11 p.m. is disrupting the lives of our residents. Limiting construction work after 8 p.m. to quieter activities should allow the project to continue on schedule while affording some quiet to our residents. Warren said he looks forward to action on the request and that he’ll keep constituents updated on developments. Read more

 

Warren announces grant for Lower Makefield Township road project
Apr 20, 2018

Warren announces grant for Morrisville Senior Servicenter
Apr 20, 2018

Crowds call for an end to political gerrymandering
Apr 16, 2018

Pa. legislators call for action on Equal Pay Day
Apr 10, 2018

Warren supports legislative package to strengthen sexual harassment and discrimination protections in the workplace
Apr 06, 2018

Beware of student aid scams targeting unsuspecting students and their families
Apr 05, 2018

Warren announces grant for solar project in Newtown Township
Mar 19, 2018

Warren supports N.J. Senate bill on behalf of Bucks County
Mar 19, 2018

Winter 2018 Newsletter
Feb 28, 2018

Firearm safety legislation currently in the House of Representatives
Feb 16, 2018

SEPTA Alert: Yardley/Lower Makefield train crossings
Feb 09, 2018

Warren to propose water bottle filling stations legislation
Dec 22, 2017

Warren announces grant for Lower Makefield Township Memorial Park
Dec 05, 2017

Warren resolution marks Worldwide Candle Lighting Day in memory of children
Dec 05, 2017

11/30/17 – State Efforts to Battle Opioid Abuse – Newtown
Dec 01, 2017

House Democratic Policy Committee gets update on PA’s opioid efforts
Nov 30, 2017

Warren to host House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on state efforts to battle opioid abuse Thursday in Newtown
Nov 27, 2017

Warren, Galloway announce $19,994 Safe Schools grant for Pennsbury School District
Nov 17, 2017

Improvements on northbound U.S. 1 scheduled
Nov 17, 2017

Warren requests 8 p.m. noise curfew on Scudder Falls Bridge work
Nov 17, 2017