Ciresi Questions Charter School Representatives About Funding

(1 day ago)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi, noting over 20 Philadelphia-area charter schools and management organizations received at least $30 million in low-interest loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, issued a reminder during Tuesday's House Education Committee hearing that lawmakers should ensure taxpayer funds are safeguarded and spent in an equitable way. Read more

 

Feb. 19 update: 422 road closures; Ridge Pike webinar; Vaccine updates

(Feb 19, 2021)

Plus I introduced new legislation this week and was recently appointed to the Special Education Funding Commission. Read more

 

Ciresi: Pharmacist-administered vaccinations must be covered by health insurers

(Feb 18, 2021)

“Now more than ever, it’s imperative we ensure affordable, potentially life-saving immunizations administered by pharmacists are covered by all health insurers.” Read more

 

Ciresi appointed to Special Education Funding Commission

(Feb 17, 2021)

The SEFC, which was established in 2013, reviews and makes recommendations regarding special education funding in the commonwealth. Its focus over the last two years has been reviewing the formula that directs state funding to school districts in Pennsylvania that have the greatest need for additional resources based upon the cost of each special education student. Read more

 

Feb. 12 update: We must – and will – do better with COVID vaccine distribution

(Feb 12, 2021)

I understand your frustration with the slow pace of vaccinations, as well as the scattered distribution and multiple signups. I am upset, too. We must do better as a commonwealth, and we will – working together. Patience will be required from all of us. Read more

 

Ciresi named Arts and Entertainment subcommittee chair

(Feb 11, 2021)

“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee to spread awareness of the wealth of Pennsylvania’s activities, promote Pennsylvania to both out-of-state and in-state tourists, and support the artistic, cultural and historical industries that make our state diverse and unique.” Read more

 

Ciresi legislation seeks tax holiday for water, energy conservation

(Feb 10, 2021)

Specifically, H.B. 461 would promote the purchase and use of WaterSense and Energy Star products by annually excluding those products from sales and use taxes from April 22 (Earth Day) through April 29. Read more

 

Feb. 5 update: Relief for families, workers and businesses; vaccination update

(Feb 05, 2021)

The PA Legislature is working across the aisle to deliver important relief for families, workers and businesses. Here are some of the latest developments. Read more

 

Ciresi celebrates passage of COVID-19 relief package, vows to continue push for more assistance for restaurants, local businesses

(Feb 05, 2021)

Ciresi said he is especially pleased with the funding to help restaurants, hotels and theaters – and the people who work there – as he’s been consistently working to allocate additional funding to these struggling industries. The legislation establishes a $145 million Hospitality Industry Recovery Program to support hotels, restaurants, bars and taverns that suffered a decline in revenue in 2020. Read more

 

Ciresi's statement in response to Gov. Wolf's budget proposal

(Feb 04, 2021)

I am grateful to see a bold commitment to education, especially addressing the long-time inequities in how our state has funded K-12 education that were disproportionately affecting our communities. Read more

 

Jan. 29: COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration & Help For Struggling Businesses

(Jan 29, 2021)

This week, my email starts with a short video update in which I share some of my frustration over the rollout of vaccinations in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Ciresi: Struggling Small Businesses Need Our Help

(Jan 28, 2021)

At a House Commerce Committee meeting, Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi brought up the fact that several of his proposals to help struggling small businesses have not received a vote on the House floor. His Republican colleagues, as you will watch in this video, were not pleased to re-visit this uncomfortable reality. Read more

 

Jan. 22 update: Latest Updates on Unemployment Compensation and COVID-19 Vaccinations

(Jan 22, 2021)

Plus, news on state grants, fighting to protect renters and homeowners, and the latest 422 traffic updates. Read more

 

Jan. 15 update: New committee and leadership assignments; MLK Day on Monday

(Jan 15, 2021)

Weekly email also includes some traffic updates for U.S. 422. Read more

 

Ciresi appointed to Education Committee, highlights goals for term

(Jan 14, 2021)

“I am grateful to be given the opportunity to serve on the Education Committee and look forward to working on many important priorities, including achieving real fair funding for education, charter school reform, comprehensive education reform, cost savings and shared services, and more.” Read more

 

Ciresi named vice chair of Policy Committee

(Jan 12, 2021)

“I am looking forward to continuing to work with the Policy Committee, now as one of its vice chairs,” Ciresi said. “The committee’s policy agenda is one that will help us lead the way out of this pandemic and create a better, stronger economy for all Pennsylvanians. I look forward to working on these important issues – the work we were sent to Harrisburg to do – with my fellow committee members.” Read more

 

Jan. 8 update: A week of mixed emotions

(Jan 08, 2021)

Weekly email features updates on COVID-19 and vaccinations, a regional rail service proposal, commercial driver licenses, unemployment compensation and more. Read more

 

Ciresi Works to Put People Before Politics

(Jan 08, 2021)

In his ongoing efforts to put people before politics, Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi joined his colleagues in pushing to pass proposals to ensure they can give the communities they represent a voice in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Ciresi highlights completion of PennDOT study on Reading-Philadelphia rail service

(Jan 07, 2021)

Ciresi has long been a proponent of returning rail service to Berks and western Montgomery counties. Passenger rail service operated from Philadelphia to Reading starting in the mid-1800s and lasting until its suspension in 1981 during SEPTA’s transition to an all-electric network. Read more

 

Ciresi Sworn In for 2nd Term, Lays Out Priorities

(Jan 06, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi officially began his second term in office after being sworn in for the 2021-22 legislative session. He explains how he will continue putting hardworking families first. Read more

 

Ciresi Questions Charter School Representatives About Funding
1 day ago

Feb. 19 update: 422 road closures; Ridge Pike webinar; Vaccine updates
Feb 19, 2021

Ciresi: Pharmacist-administered vaccinations must be covered by health insurers
Feb 18, 2021

Ciresi appointed to Special Education Funding Commission
Feb 17, 2021

Feb. 12 update: We must – and will – do better with COVID vaccine distribution
Feb 12, 2021

Ciresi named Arts and Entertainment subcommittee chair
Feb 11, 2021

Ciresi legislation seeks tax holiday for water, energy conservation
Feb 10, 2021

Feb. 5 update: Relief for families, workers and businesses; vaccination update
Feb 05, 2021

Ciresi celebrates passage of COVID-19 relief package, vows to continue push for more assistance for restaurants, local businesses
Feb 05, 2021

Ciresi's statement in response to Gov. Wolf's budget proposal
Feb 04, 2021

Jan. 29: COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration & Help For Struggling Businesses
Jan 29, 2021

Ciresi: Struggling Small Businesses Need Our Help
Jan 28, 2021

Jan. 22 update: Latest Updates on Unemployment Compensation and COVID-19 Vaccinations
Jan 22, 2021

Jan. 15 update: New committee and leadership assignments; MLK Day on Monday
Jan 15, 2021

Ciresi appointed to Education Committee, highlights goals for term
Jan 14, 2021

Ciresi named vice chair of Policy Committee
Jan 12, 2021

Jan. 8 update: A week of mixed emotions
Jan 08, 2021

Ciresi Works to Put People Before Politics
Jan 08, 2021

Ciresi highlights completion of PennDOT study on Reading-Philadelphia rail service
Jan 07, 2021

Ciresi Sworn In for 2nd Term, Lays Out Priorities
Jan 06, 2021