Warren recognizes ‘Community Theatre Week’ in Pennsylvania

(Jun 06, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 6 – State Rep. Perry Warren recognized the significant impact of community theatre organizations throughout Pennsylvania and welcomed several local community theatre representatives to the Capitol on Wednesday. House Resolution 916, introduced by Warren and adopted unanimously by the House of Representatives, recognizes June 3-9, 2018, as “Community Theatre Week” in Pennsylvania. “Community theatre organizations bring the arts to life for audiences of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “The passionate individuals who make up these organizations introduce us to new worlds and help us understand the human experience.” On Wednesday, Warren recognized the following local community theatre representatives in the House chamber. From Newtown Arts Company, in Newtown: Marcia Wittmann, president of the board of directors and an actor and producer and Lisa Reiser, vice president of the board and a producer, costumer and social media chairwoman. From ActorsNET, in Morrisville: Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski, president of the board of directors, and an actor, director, choreographer and producer and Hayley Rubins-Topoleski, board of directors and director of marketing, actor, producer and director. “We appreciate the efforts of everyone, from the actors on stage to the behind-the-scenes crew, who put together community programs that educate and enrich our lives. I’m pleased Read more

 

Warren announces PUC hearing in Newtown on proposed PECO rate increase

(Jun 04, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 4 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will hold a hearing in Newtown on a proposed rate increase request from PECO Energy Company. The PUC hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Bucks County Community College. It is one of five hearings being held regarding the proposed rate increase. “Our communities experienced substantial power outages in March from winter storms Riley and Quinn. In light of that, I requested that one of the public hearings on the proposed rate increase be in my legislative district, so that residents have a chance to weigh in and ask questions,” said Warren, D-Bucks. Warren also requested that the Pennsylvania Office of the Consumer Advocate, which is representing the interests of consumers in the case, review any improvements that could help mitigate or reduce the likelihood, frequency and duration of any future power outages. “PECO reported that the power outages during and following winter storms Riley and Quinn exceeded the number of outages in 2012 caused by Hurricane Sandy. I hope that through this process we are able to work with PECO to find solutions and ensure we are watching out for residents’ best interests,” Warren said. Warren represents the 31 st Legislative District, consisting of Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough Wards 1, 2, and 3, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough. Read more

 

Rep. Warren talks roads, bridges and jobs during telephone town hall

(Jun 01, 2018)

Listen to the conversation as Rep. Warren hosts a telephone town hall with hundreds of area people talking about building a better Pennsylvania Read more

 

Warren to discuss jobs, infrastructure during May 31 telephone town hall

(May 23, 2018)

YARDLEY, May 18 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, will host a telephone town hall centered on job creation and infrastructure improvement at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Residents of Warren’s 31st Legislative District will receive a phone call at the start of the meeting. Residents can listen, take part in touch-tone surveys and ask questions by staying on the line. Those who want to make sure that they will receive the call can register here: https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/youre-invited-to-a-telephonetown-hall-on-531/. “I look forward to talking with as many constituents as possible,” Warren said. “State government is a huge influencer in creating jobs and fostering private-sector growth, which is why we need to talk openly and honestly about what is being done for you in Harrisburg.” Read more

 

Warren congratulates Lower Makefield Township on funding for trail expansion

(May 08, 2018)

HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. Perry Warren congratulated Lower Makefield Township today for being awarded state funding to expand a multi-use trail in the township. Lower Makefield Township was awarded $700,000 for 3,500 feet of multi-use trail that will connect existing trails to several township facilities, parks and schools. “Using alternative transportation methods is good for the environment and good for your health, and we should be encouraging it,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Whether you’re biking or walking, this project will make it easier and safer to get around to a number of spots in Lower Makefield Township, and I’m pleased the state was able to award this funding.” The funding is part of $68.8 million awarded by the state through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program Set-Aside, or Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside. The program provides funding for projects and activities defined as “transportation alternatives,” such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects. Read more

 

Warren: Early childhood education is an investment in kids and communities

(May 04, 2018)

HARRISBURG, May 4 – State Rep. Perry Warren said Friday that early childhood education programs are an investment that will put more kids on paths to bright futures and save Pennsylvania taxpayers in the long run. Warren participated in the Bucks County Education vs. Incarcerate Roundtable, hosted by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids on Friday morning. The roundtable included a bipartisan group of legislators, as well as representatives of area law enforcement agencies, corrections facilities, schools and early learning centers. “It’s clear from decades of research that investing in high-quality early learning programs is good for our youngest learners and good for our communities,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “High-quality pre-K helps ensure children are ready to succeed when they enter kindergarten and increases the likelihood that they’ll graduate from high school. In addition to that, conservative estimates have shown that for every $1 spent on early education, the commonwealth would save another $7 on special education needs, public welfare and prison funding. “But in Bucks County, 74 percent of children eligible for publicly funded, high-quality pre-kindergarten do not have access to such a program. That’s unacceptable,” Warren said. Warren said he supports Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal for a $40 million increase in next year’s budget to expand access to publicly funded pre-kindergarten statewide. The governor Read more

 

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

 

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

 

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 recognizes ‘Community Theatre Week’ in Pennsylvania
Jun 06, 2018

Warren announces PUC hearing in Newtown on proposed PECO rate increase
Jun 04, 2018

Rep. Warren talks roads, bridges and jobs during telephone town hall
Jun 01, 2018

Warren to discuss jobs, infrastructure during May 31 telephone town hall
May 23, 2018

Warren congratulates Lower Makefield Township on funding for trail expansion
May 08, 2018

Warren: Early childhood education is an investment in kids and communities
May 04, 2018

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

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