Conklin: $2.4M in state funding to help replace State College stormwater infrastructure

(Jan 13, 2023)

STATE COLLEGE, Jan. 13 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced today approximately $2.4 million in state funding to replace the aging stormwater system along Calder Way in State College. Conklin said the $2.44 million low-interest loan will allow the State College Borough to replace pipes that compromise the outdated infrastructure, which is currently preventing stormwater from properly entering the wastewater collection system – leading to unsafe inflow and infiltration issues. “In its current state, this infrastructure could lead to a dangerous sinkhole developing at any time,” Conklin said. “Upgrading it will also improve the quality of the water that deposits into the Spring Creek Watershed.” With the loan provided by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, commonly known as Pennvest , the State College Borough plans to begin work on the project on May 1, with an anticipated completion date in September. Approximately 1,320 feet of stormwater piping and other components will be replaced, allowing the system’s drainage area to work properly. The interest rate for the first five years of the 20-year loan is 1.74%, and 2.18% after that. Pennvest funds sewer, stormwater, and drinking water improvement projects throughout the commonwealth via low-cost funds and grants. In addition to safeguarding the health of Pennsylvania residents, these projects Read more

 

Conklin sworn in for ninth term in state House

(Jan 03, 2023)

Will continue to fight for voters, democracy in Harrisburg Read more

 

Conklin: Philipsburg Revitalization Corp awarded $10,352 state grant

(Dec 28, 2022)

Grant will help strategic plan for borough Read more

 

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

 

Conklin: $2.4M in state funding to help replace State College stormwater infrastructure
Jan 13, 2023

Conklin sworn in for ninth term in state House
Jan 03, 2023

Conklin: Philipsburg Revitalization Corp awarded $10,352 state grant
Dec 28, 2022

Conklin: Houtzdale awarded $75,000 state grant
Nov 01, 2022

Conklin lands $2.5 million grant for Toftrees redevelopment
Oct 28, 2022

Conklin secures $140,000 grant for Moshannon Valley YMCA
Oct 27, 2022

Conklin, legislators call out attempts to undermine elections
Sep 14, 2022

Conklin: More than $2 million awarded to local outdoor projects
Sep 07, 2022

Conklin: Bonus Property Tax/Rent Rebate payments on the way
Sep 01, 2022

Conklin to host Pathways to Pardon event with state Board of Pardons
Aug 26, 2022

PA Federation of Democratic Women support domestic violence bill
Jul 28, 2022

Conklin: Expand the accountability — keep domestic abusers out of public office
Jul 21, 2022

Conklin bill to ban domestic violence convicts from holding public office moves to House Judiciary Committee
May 19, 2022

Conklin: Mo Valley EMS awarded $1 million state grant
Apr 22, 2022

Conklin to introduce domestic violence ethical integrity legislation
Apr 04, 2022

Changes are coming to the 77th!
Mar 17, 2022

Winter 2022 Newsletter
Feb 09, 2022

Conklin: Fair Lines for Pennsylvania House Districts
Jan 14, 2022

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity
Dec 15, 2021

Conklin: Republican congressional redistricting legislation a ‘shell game’
Dec 13, 2021