Borowski applauds Gov. Shapiro’s signing of free speech legislation

(1 day ago)

Pennsylvanians are now better protected from frivolous lawsuits meant to intimidate them into silence thanks to legislation co-authored by state Rep. Lisa Borowski and signed into law today by Gov. Josh Shapiro. Read more

 

PA House passes legislation to stop proliferation of ‘health deserts’ across PA

(Jul 11, 2024)

The state House passed legislation today authored by state Reps. Lisa Borowski and Paul Takac that would protect communities from losing access to vital health care services due to health system consolidations and closures, by providing the state attorney general with tools to shield Pennsylvanians from corporate mergers that would devastate the availability of health services and increase patient costs. Read more

 

$2 million awarded for traffic improvements in Newtown Square’s Ellis Preserve

(Jul 10, 2024)

I’m proud of Newtown Township's leadership and diligence in seeing the Ellis Preserve project through so residents can start reaping the benefits, like more opportunities for local job seekers and entrepreneurs, plus more things to do and places to visit in the neighborhood. This infrastructure investment will support better traffic management, pedestrian access, and stormwater management. Read more

 

House passes Borowski bill to protect lives of domestic violence survivors

(Jun 27, 2024)

House Bill 1441 would amend the Landlords and Tenants Act to provide for exceptions that give victims of domestic violence or abuse the option to terminate a rental lease early and/or change the locks or means of entry to their housing unit. Read more

 

House bill would allow Pa. AG to turn down hospital mergers

(Jun 27, 2024)

According to a primary sponsor of the bill, Rep. Lisa Borowski, D-Delaware, 14 out of the past 15 hospital closures in the commonwealth were preceded by a merger or acquisition. Read more

 

Mothers, maternal health advocates gather to support Postpartum Depression Awareness Act

(Jun 10, 2024)

Harrisburg, June 10 – A bill that would increase awareness of perinatal and postpartum depression and treatment options was a topic of discussion today as mothers and maternal health advocates rallied with members of the House on the bill’s importance and the House passed it. Introduced by state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., Gina Curry, D-Delaware, and Lisa Borowski, D- Delaware, H.B. 2127 would empower the Department of Health to create a public awareness campaign to inform Pennsylvanians about the symptoms and effects of PPD. It also would direct the department to centralize access to organizations that provide counseling for PPD on their website and on fact sheets available in doctor’s offices. “New mothers deserve to feel supported, not alone, in the time before and after a new baby arrives. Our current lack of resources for perinatal depression effectively strips new mothers of agency in understanding their mental health,” Fiedler said. “Having widely available education materials on these conditions will empower new parents to support themselves and their babies. All women and pregnant people deserve the opportunity to prioritize their health, whether that means access to miscarriage management medication, abortion, or counselling for postpartum depression.” Fiedler said that PPD is distinct from what some call “baby blues,” feelings of sadness or anxiety that only Read more

 

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(Jun 10, 2024)

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Public Hearings re: PECO's proposed rate increases for gas & electric

(May 28, 2024)

On March 28, 2024, PECO Energy Company (PECO) asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to increase rates for electric and natural gas distribution service. If the rate increase request is granted, PECO can collect an additional $575 million per year from its customers: $464 million (electric) and $111 million (gas). This would mean customers will be paying more than they ever have before. Read more

 

Waxman, prison-reform advocates push to make Scandinavian unit permanent fixture statewide

(May 21, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 21 – Today, state Rep. Ben Waxman, D-Phila., was joined by multiple prison-reform advocates for a Capitol news conference to discuss State Correctional Institute Chester’s Scandinavian unit, also known as “Little Scandinavia.” Little Scandinavia is a pilot project modeled after prisons in Scandinavia, where the core values are safety, transparency and innovation, with a focus on normality and reintegration into the community upon release. The unit provides a quiet environment where residents live in single-person cells with a shared kitchen surrounded by outdoor green space and plants. Waxman spoke on the importance of permanently funding this unit so that it can become a fixture at state correctional facilities across Pennsylvania. “It's time for a shift in how we handle corrections in PA. Little Scandinavia isn't just a program, it's a new horizon in rehabilitation and human rights. This model focuses on transformative care, not just incarceration. In the next state budget, I will strongly advocate for us to include funding that would make the Scandinavian Unit a permanent fixture in our state’s corrections system.” Bryan Widenhouse, senior policy associate for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, stated his belief that Little Scandinavia can help lower the recidivism rate in Pennsylvania. "For decades I sat in prison and listened Read more

 

Members of PA fire & EMS caucus tour local fire stations

(May 14, 2024)

Lawmakers from across the state visited some fire departments in our region on Monday.The visit was organized by the "Fire and EMS Caucus" which aims to address issues and solutions to support first responders across the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Area fire departments' challenges highlighted on listening tour

(May 14, 2024)

“How are we going to collaborate to make a difference and put forth legislation that’s going to help everyone across the state? I need to come out and see and talk to the people that are doing the real work. We need to come together and figure some solutions," Borowski said. Read more

 

Borowski announces $848,000 in state funding to help schools prevent violence, boost mental health supports

(Apr 25, 2024)

State Rep. Lisa Borowski, D-Delaware, today announced the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded a total of $847,523 in grants to support efforts to prevent violence and boost safety and mental health supports in Delaware County schools. Read more

 

Lawmakers advocate for awareness, research on Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

(Apr 17, 2024)

Rep. Lisa Borowski called on the House yesterday to pass her legislation that would raise awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and enhance the accuracy of a SUDEP determination by coroners. Read more

 

Bills to limit water and sewer system privatization move from committee to full Pa. House

(Apr 10, 2024)

A 2016 law changed how municipal utilities were valued in an effort to encourage the privatization of struggling municipal systems. But the majority of acquisitions since then have been well-maintained water and sewer systems, and residents in those systems have been hit with exorbitant rate hikes. Read more

 

Nearly $735,000 awarded to improve roadway access to Edgmont Township developments

(Mar 27, 2024)

Rep. Lisa Borowski and Sen. John Kane, both D-Delaware, announced $734,640 in state funding to improve roadways that provide access to the mixed-use development near West Chester Pike and North Crum Creek Road in Edgmont Township. Read more

 

Panic buttons proving to be a ‘school safety game changer’: lawmaker

(Mar 25, 2024)

Legislation requiring schools to consider installing silent panic alarms in classrooms that would be linked directly to law enforcement could provide another layer of protection for students and staff in educational settings, according to Pennsylvania lawmakers advocating for this safety feature. Read more

 

PBMHC co-chairs introduce Pennsylvania’s Momnibus legislative package

(Mar 19, 2024)

The co-chairs, as well as Reps. Lisa Borowski, D-Delaware, Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and Mandy Steele, D-Allegheny, modeled Pennsylvania’s Momnibus legislation after federal bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey. Read more

 

After Numerous Bridge Strikes, Radnor Installs Warning System

(Feb 21, 2024)

State Rep. Lisa Borowski, a former Radnor Township Commissioner, was integral in securing the grant funding and advocating for the warning system. Read more

 

Borowski announces $117.5K in state funding for local Fire & EMS companies

(Feb 19, 2024)

State Rep. Lisa Borowski, D-Delaware, announced today the Office of the State Fire Commissioner awarded about $117,557 to help equip firefighters and EMS providers with the resources to respond to emergencies in Delaware County. Borowski also shared she has joined the reconstituted and bipartisan Pennsylvania House Firefighters & Emergency Services Caucus as its co-chair. Read more

 

2024 Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

(Feb 16, 2024)

HHW materials must be handled appropriately to protect people and not harm our environment. Delaware County sponsors several HHW collection events each year, where residents can bring their materials for free. Read more

 

Borowski applauds Gov. Shapiro’s signing of free speech legislation
1 day ago

PA House passes legislation to stop proliferation of ‘health deserts’ across PA
Jul 11, 2024

$2 million awarded for traffic improvements in Newtown Square’s Ellis Preserve
Jul 10, 2024

House passes Borowski bill to protect lives of domestic violence survivors
Jun 27, 2024

House bill would allow Pa. AG to turn down hospital mergers
Jun 27, 2024

Mothers, maternal health advocates gather to support Postpartum Depression Awareness Act
Jun 10, 2024

PECO Claim Form
Jun 10, 2024

Public Hearings re: PECO's proposed rate increases for gas & electric
May 28, 2024

Waxman, prison-reform advocates push to make Scandinavian unit permanent fixture statewide
May 21, 2024

Members of PA fire & EMS caucus tour local fire stations
May 14, 2024

Area fire departments' challenges highlighted on listening tour
May 14, 2024

Borowski announces $848,000 in state funding to help schools prevent violence, boost mental health supports
Apr 25, 2024

Lawmakers advocate for awareness, research on Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
Apr 17, 2024

Bills to limit water and sewer system privatization move from committee to full Pa. House
Apr 10, 2024

Nearly $735,000 awarded to improve roadway access to Edgmont Township developments
Mar 27, 2024

Panic buttons proving to be a ‘school safety game changer’: lawmaker
Mar 25, 2024

PBMHC co-chairs introduce Pennsylvania’s Momnibus legislative package
Mar 19, 2024

After Numerous Bridge Strikes, Radnor Installs Warning System
Feb 21, 2024

Borowski announces $117.5K in state funding for local Fire & EMS companies
Feb 19, 2024

2024 Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Feb 16, 2024