Conklin: Houtzdale awarded $75,000 state grant

(Nov 01, 2022)

Grant will help fund storm sewer replacements Read more


Conklin lands $2.5 million grant for Toftrees redevelopment

(Oct 28, 2022)

Grant will help fund demo, site work for redevelopment Read more


Conklin secures $140,000 grant for Moshannon Valley YMCA

(Oct 27, 2022)

Grant will be used to fund refrigeration truck for anti-hunger program Read more


Conklin, legislators call out attempts to undermine elections

(Sep 14, 2022)

Ask House Republicans to schedule votes on pre-canvassing Read more


Conklin: More than $2 million awarded to local outdoor projects

(Sep 07, 2022)

Grants made possible in part due to 2022-23 state budget Read more


Conklin: Bonus Property Tax/Rent Rebate payments on the way

(Sep 01, 2022)

Older adults, those with disabilities will see payments Read more


Conklin to host Pathways to Pardon event with state Board of Pardons

(Aug 26, 2022)

Event will discuss Clean Slate legislation, criminal justice Read more


PA Federation of Democratic Women support domestic violence bill

(Jul 28, 2022)

Bill would bar people convicted of domestic violence from holding public office. Read more


Conklin: Expand the accountability — keep domestic abusers out of public office

(Jul 21, 2022)

Embezzlers. Perjurers. Those engaged in bribing others. There are already laws on the books that forbid such individuals who commit these sorts of crimes from holding any public office at the state level. Yet, individuals committing acts of domestic violence are currently exempt from this restriction. Read more


Conklin bill to ban domestic violence convicts from holding public office moves to House Judiciary Committee

(May 19, 2022)

Legislation seeks to ensure officeholders’ ethical integrity Read more


Conklin: Mo Valley EMS awarded $1 million state grant

(Apr 22, 2022)

State funding will help pay for new ambulance facility in Rush Township Read more


Conklin to introduce domestic violence ethical integrity legislation

(Apr 04, 2022)

Bill would bar people convicted of domestic violence from holding public office Read more


Changes are coming to the 77th!

(Mar 17, 2022)

The state Supreme Court recently approved a plan for reapportionment in Pennsylvania. Read more


Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Feb 09, 2022)

Read my winter newsletter for information on Harrisburg and here at home! Read more


Conklin: Fair Lines for Pennsylvania House Districts

(Jan 14, 2022)

Nordenberg’s tenure on the LRC has produced maps which, despite what some of my more cynical colleagues have claimed, may be amongst the fairest and non-partisan in our state’s recent electoral history. Read more


Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity

(Dec 15, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 15 – Today, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, was joined by fellow House Democrats for a news conference at the state Capitol where they voiced their opposition to H.B. 1800 , recent attempts by the GOP-led legislature to subvert the legislative process; and ongoing efforts by the Republican majority to undermine elections in Pennsylvania. “Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have made it clear that they do not trust our elections – except for elections that put members of their own party in power,” said Kinkead. “The Republican majority has wasted myriad resources over the last year by attacking our democratic institutions and repeatedly weaponizing constitutional amendments. All of this is being done while we are abdicating our responsibility to help Pennsylvanians who are struggling.” Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, also spoke fiercely against the recent Republican-led legislation. “House Bill 1800 is the latest attempt to restrict access to the ballot box,” Guzman said. “Make no mistake, this is a well-coordinated effort to diminish voting participation in our Brown and Black communities. The restrictive use of drop boxes, shortening the window to register to vote, barriers to applying for mail-in ballots and submitting those mail-in ballots only begins to scratch the surface of the explicit measures targeting marginalized groups. Rather than proposing legislation that restricts access to the Read more


Conklin: Republican congressional redistricting legislation a ‘shell game’

(Dec 13, 2021)

Bills passed through State Government Committee on party line vote Read more


Helping Afghan refugees

(Aug 27, 2021)

We’ve seen the images of thousands who are desperately trying to flee violence in Afghanistan. It’s beyond heartbreaking. Thankfully, Governor Wolf has pledged his support to work with refugees who will be resettling in our state and is working closely with several federal, state and local agencies to help them. Read more


Conklin chosen to chair House State Government Committee

(Aug 10, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 10 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, has recently been appointed by House Democratic leadership to serve as the Democratic chair of the House State Government Committee. This committee primarily reviews legislation on issues ranging from voting and elections to campaign finance reform and oversees various state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of State, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Public Employees’ Retirement System, the State Employees’ Retirement System and the Independent Regulatory Review Commission. “I am hopeful that we can bring an honest conversation to the table when it comes to governing and specifically how this committee operates,” Conklin said. “My goal is that we leave partisanship at the door and lead a committee that works for all citizens of Pennsylvania in a dignified, honest and forthright manner.” More information on the House State Government Committee, including upcoming hearings, can be found at the following link: . Read more


Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities

(Jul 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection : Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses. Use : Purchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies. Funds: Infrastructure and innovative technology project g rants up to $600,000. Vehicle grants up to $100,000 per vehicle, depending upon class of vehicle. Application Deadline : August 27; a second application round will close December 17 More Information : Click on . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program: Until Funds Expended ( Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement) Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities. - Rebates for Level 2 EV charging equipment for public use at government owned property, public use at non-government owned property, non-public use at work places, non-public use at multi-unit dwellings. DHS Children’s Read more