State lawmakers announce more than $3M in school safety grants in Delaware County

(6 hours ago)

State lawmakers announced the approval of 16 School Safety and Security grants in Delaware County today. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland appointed co-chair of PA SAFE Caucus

(Feb 14, 2020)

“Given Republican leadership’s commitment to inaction, we must get creative to cut gun violence at its roots. Through his work both in Harrisburg and his district, Representative Kirkland has exhibited the leadership needed to fight the scourge of gun violence.” Read more

 

PLBC unveils statewide anti-gun violence measures

(Feb 14, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 14 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, today announced the caucus’ comprehensive measures to reducing gun violence statewide. The first was the appointments of Reps. Edward C. Gainey, D-Allegheny, and Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, as chairs of the caucus’ anti-gun violence subcommittee, who began their tenure immediately. “In the fight to eradicate gun violence in their own communities and across our commonwealth, Representatives Kirkland and Gainey have always been on the frontlines,” Kinsey said. “Both lawmakers serve with me on the PA Safe Caucus and both respectively lend a set of skills and perspectives on how we can move forward with ensuring all communities are safe.” Gainey, who is serving in his fourth term representing the 24 th Legislative District, lost his sister to gun violence after she rejected a man’s advances. He also recently introduced legislation, H.B. 307, that would ban the possession, purchase, transfer and use or manufacture of assault weapons. “My sister’s life was tragically cut short for simply standing her ground and telling a man no. Her memory guides me in ensuring no other woman or person is innocently gunned down for their right to live,” he said. “As legislators, it is our duty to protect and serve our constituents through the creation of comprehensive laws and initiatives. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland’s district office introduces new computer kiosk for constituents

(Feb 13, 2020)

This addition of a new computer can be used by any constituent who is searching for jobs or updating a résumé, filing state-related applications, or, starting in March, completing the 2020 Census. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces $40K in funding for local first responders

(Feb 07, 2020)

“It’s impossible to overstate the importance of our first responders – those who risk everything to keep us safe in our worst moments,” Kirkland said. “I’m so thankful to all who helped secure this critical funding for our local fire and EMS companies.” Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf’s state budget proposal

(Feb 04, 2020)

“Governor Wolf addressed so many critical issues, and I am hopeful all of us in the legislature can find some common ground so we can better fund our schools, increase the minimum wage, improve our communities and keep all in our commonwealth safer. I look forward to continuing to work for the 159th and all Pennsylvanians.” Read more

 

Video: Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf's budget address

(Feb 04, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Brian Kirkland is pleased the governor addressed several issues critical to his district, including funding for education, infrastructure and reducing gun violence. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland fights for improved recognition of childhood emotional abuse

(Feb 04, 2020)

House Resolution 119 acknowledges the warning signs, scope and lasting effects of childhood emotional abuse, Kirkland said, and encourages passing a bill to raise awareness, make detection easier, and provide proactive mental health services for victims and abusers. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces grant for walk-in freezer at Eddystone Elementary

(Jan 28, 2020)

“It’s common knowledge that healthier, happier students are proven to perform better,” Kirkland said. “This grant will help Eddystone Elementary upgrade its food storage system so it can continue to prepare healthy meals necessary to student development.” Read more

 

Delco representatives applaud $100K in business-education partnership funding

(Jan 16, 2020)

The stated goal is connecting both students and their parents to pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs with Delco employers to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces $25K Teacher in the Workplace grant for Chester Community Charter School

(Jan 06, 2020)

The funding will enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning and career readiness. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces ‘Operation Chester Shines’

(Dec 23, 2019)

“Public safety and infrastructure are among my highest priorities in the 159th Legislative District, and I will continue to fight to address the blight in our community,” said Kirkland, who helped Chester obtain this grant. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland's Annual Christmas Luncheon 2019

(Dec 20, 2019)

Scenes from the 2019 Annual Senior Christmas Luncheon. Thanks to all who came out. Happy holidays, everyone! Read more

 

Are you eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program?

(Dec 05, 2019)

Watch this video, and contact my office is you have any questions or require any assistance. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland appointed to Gov. Wolf’s Special Council on Gun Violence

(Dec 04, 2019)

“I’ve already been hard at work trying to bring well-needed resources to the city of Chester in my district, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to expand that work statewide. I look forward to tomorrow’s hearing and being able to participate in the conversations that need to take place in order for us to significantly reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania.” Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland applauds efforts to introduce more opportunities to Chester via state tax credits

(Nov 22, 2019)

“The end result of incentives like this is more opportunities for proud but lower-income areas like our great city of Chester,” Kirkland said. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces nearly $100K in parks and recreation grants for local municipalities

(Nov 15, 2019)

Within Kirkland’s district in Delaware County, $57,800 was awarded for rehabilitation and further development of Upland County Park in Upland, plus $40,000 to Upper Chichester Township to prepare a Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space Plan. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces nearly $134K in school safety grants for Chester schools

(Oct 21, 2019)

The grants, totaling $133,635, are awarded to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces $9.9 million low-interest loan for stormwater project in Chester

(Oct 16, 2019)

The funding will provide for selective replacement of inlets, piping and outfalls, including approximately 9,200 feet of pipe, 126 catch basins, 50 manholes, plus roadway restoration. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces grand opening of satellite office in Linwood

(Sep 27, 2019)

Beginning in October 2019, the Linwood satellite office will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce more than $3M in school safety grants in Delaware County
6 hours ago

Rep. Kirkland appointed co-chair of PA SAFE Caucus
Feb 14, 2020

PLBC unveils statewide anti-gun violence measures
Feb 14, 2020

Rep. Kirkland’s district office introduces new computer kiosk for constituents
Feb 13, 2020

Rep. Kirkland announces $40K in funding for local first responders
Feb 07, 2020

Rep. Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf’s state budget proposal
Feb 04, 2020

Video: Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf's budget address
Feb 04, 2020

Rep. Kirkland fights for improved recognition of childhood emotional abuse
Feb 04, 2020

Rep. Kirkland announces grant for walk-in freezer at Eddystone Elementary
Jan 28, 2020

Delco representatives applaud $100K in business-education partnership funding
Jan 16, 2020

Rep. Kirkland announces $25K Teacher in the Workplace grant for Chester Community Charter School
Jan 06, 2020

Rep. Kirkland announces ‘Operation Chester Shines’
Dec 23, 2019

Rep. Kirkland's Annual Christmas Luncheon 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Are you eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program?
Dec 05, 2019

Rep. Kirkland appointed to Gov. Wolf’s Special Council on Gun Violence
Dec 04, 2019

Rep. Kirkland applauds efforts to introduce more opportunities to Chester via state tax credits
Nov 22, 2019

Rep. Kirkland announces nearly $100K in parks and recreation grants for local municipalities
Nov 15, 2019

Rep. Kirkland announces nearly $134K in school safety grants for Chester schools
Oct 21, 2019

Rep. Kirkland announces $9.9 million low-interest loan for stormwater project in Chester
Oct 16, 2019

Rep. Kirkland announces grand opening of satellite office in Linwood
Sep 27, 2019