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 congratulates Morrisville Borough on grant for river study

(Nov 14, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Perry Warren congratulated Morrisville Borough on receiving a grant for a study that will inform repairs of a levee along the Delaware River. The $140,000 grant, awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, will help fund a Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System study. Morrisville Borough will use the study’s findings to update the design and repair of a 4,000-foot levee along the Delaware River and achieve accreditation of the levee supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Environmental Protection. The study area will include the riverfront from Bridge Street to the Calhoun Street Bridge, and homes and land between the levee and the Delaware Canal. “I’ve been working with local and state officials on possible solutions for the high flood insurance costs that some Morrisville residents face,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “This grant is a step forward in our joint attempts to help alleviate those high premiums and I’m pleased that Morrisville Borough received the funding to move the work along.” The Commonwealth Financing Agency, an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development, is responsible for the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. Read more

 

Warren issues statement on Elcon application update

(Oct 23, 2017)

YARDLEY, Oct. 23 – The following statement is attributable to state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, in response to Elcon Recycling Services, LLC’s revised administrative completeness letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Elcon letter was received by DEP on Oct. 13 as part of Elcon’s Phase II application for a proposed commercial hazardous-waste treatment and storage facility in Falls Township. “I would like to thank Secretary [Patrick] McDonnell and the DEP staff for their continued diligence in reviewing Elcon’s Phase II application. “Elcon responded to the DEP’s administrative completeness letter on Oct. 13, and the DEP has 90 days to determine if the application is complete. Elcon’s previous application was determined ‘incomplete’ on May 30. “If the DEP were to accept Elcon’s application, then a 10-month technical review would begin. I have previously requested public hearings if and when the technical review proceeds, and I have been assured by Secretary McDonnell that they will occur. “I wrote a resolution opposing the proposed facility when I was a Newtown Borough Council member in 2016, which passed unanimously, and I will continue to monitor the hearings as a state representative.” DEP’s full press release can be read here . Read more

 

Warren recognizes Newtown American Legion Junior Prep baseball champs

(Oct 16, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, honored the Newtown American Legion Morrell Smith Post 440 Junior Prep state championship baseball team Monday at the state Capitol. The Newtown team took the state title – the team’s first – with an 8-5 win over the Plumstead team Aug. 2 at Berwyn Paoli Area Little League complex. The team was 32-3 overall with a record of 22-2 in the regular season. The team took first place in the Lower Bucks League. “This team posted several dramatic come-from-behind wins, and they attribute their success to the hard work all 15 members of the team put in,” Warren said. “It’s great to see such wonderful teamwork and spirit, and I’m pleased to be able to recognize them in the House chamber. Congratulations to the team, coaches and those who supported them.” Read more

 

Warren reaffirms support for gun safety legislation following Las Vegas shooting

(Oct 04, 2017)

YARDLEY, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, released the following statement on gun safety legislation in light of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. “Long before the mass murder in Las Vegas, I fully supported meaningful gun safety legislation in Pennsylvania (and nationally). I write today to share some of my legislative initiatives that respect the Second Amendment while promoting sensible gun safety. “I am a vice-chair of the House PA SAFE Caucus and am the sponsor of House Bill 528 , the ‘no fly, no buy’ bill, which would ban gun sales to suspected terrorists on the ‘no-fly’ list. “Moreover, I am a co-sponsor of House Bill 1400 , the universal background check bill. That bill was first introduced several years ago by former Rep. Santarsiero. This year a bipartisan and geographically diverse group consisting of a Republican representative, a former Pittsburgh chief of police and the chair of the PA SAFE Caucus joined together as the prime sponsors of the reintroduced bill. Their sponsorship of the bill increased its exposure and its likelihood of moving forward, and I became the first co-sponsor.” “In addition, I have supported other gun safety bills, including gun violence restraining order legislation and legislation proposing background checks on individuals attempting to purchase ammunition, even when the purchase of a firearm is not involved. “Further, I voted and argued Read more

 

Warren recognizes Morrisville Little League softball team

(Sep 26, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 26 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, recognized the Morrisville Little League 12-and-under softball team in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday for the team’s state championship win. Morrisville clinched the state title July 16 in a 15-0 win over Clearfield. The Morrisville team, led by coach Joe Sesar, previously won the District 21 and Section 8 titles and went on to make it to the final four of the Eastern Regional Tournament. Warren and Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, congratulated the team on the floor of the House on Tuesday. “Our community is very proud of these talented athletes, and I’m grateful to their coaches and families for supporting them throughout their outstanding season,” Warren said. “It’s a pleasure to be able to congratulate them on a job well done.” Read more

 

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

Warren congratulates Morrisville Borough on grant for river study
Nov 14, 2017

Warren issues statement on Elcon application update
Oct 23, 2017

Warren recognizes Newtown American Legion Junior Prep baseball champs
Oct 16, 2017

Warren reaffirms support for gun safety legislation following Las Vegas shooting
Oct 04, 2017

Warren recognizes Morrisville Little League softball team
Sep 26, 2017