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Relief to restaurants, bars & clubs to help workers a top priority in House Democratic legislative package

Davis: Bristol Township School District receives $189K grant award

(Aug 07, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 7 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today announced that the Bristol Township School District has been selected to receive a $189,000 Continuity of Education Equity Grant for the 2020-21 academic year. “This grant will ensure that our students have the resources needed to succeed academically in the coming school year,” Davis said. “The pandemic exposed the inequalities in our educational system. We must do everything we can to level the playing field. This grant money will help us do that.” The grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or toward providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework. Schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants. CEEG grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in continuity of education. Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education was able to provide approximately $5 million to fund 96 applications, with additional funds through Governor’s Emergency Education Relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. PDE is now able to provide an additional $13 million. For additional guidance and resources for schools, visit the COVID-19 page Read more

 

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Relief to restaurants, bars & clubs to help workers a top priority in House Democratic legislative package

(Jul 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 27 -- Citing the distressing impacts COVID-19 is having on Pennsylvania’s restaurant industry and a recent Yelp survey showing more than half of restaurants could close permanently due to the virus’ impact, Democrats in Harrisburg have crafted a legislative package aimed at providing relief to community business owners and the workers that cook and serve our food. The package includes nine bills that would provide grants to local restaurants, bars and clubs, reduce and eliminate specific licensing fees, extend discounts to licensees and protect businesses by guaranteeing their insurance pays out in future emergencies. These efforts will provide direct relief to an industry of Pennsylvania businesses the virus has hit hard, House Democratic leaders said. Restrictions put in place have been necessary in the state’s response to COVID-19. The leaders said they recognize the hardship the virus has continued to place on the restaurant industry. Restaurants have served as the backdrop of many life occasions and special moments and they need support more now than ever. The House Democratic package includes: Earmarking CARES grant funding from the federal government to be directed to small, community restaurants instead of national chains to ensure those dollars are invested back into the region. ( Rep. Joe Ciresi, Montgomery County & Rep. Tina Davis, Bucks County ) Earmarking CARES grant Read more

 

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(Jun 26, 2020)

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Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for county

(Jun 10, 2020)

LEVITTOWN/DOYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN, June 10 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today that two Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants totaling $120,000 are being awarded in Bucks County. According to the lawmakers, $100,000 is being awarded to Network of Victim Assistance and $20,000 will go to Bucks County Commissioners Public Defender Capital Case Indigent Defense. PCCD granted $100,000 for a two-year term to NOVA so it could train and support male forensic interviewers so child victims would have a choice of the gender of their interviewer. “Child victims of abuse are among the most vulnerable groups in our society,” Davis said. “I’m glad that NOVA’s vital work with child victims of abuse will be supported and enhanced by this grant funding.” “Children can be hesitant about speaking with a person of another gender,” Ullman said. “Being able to have an interviewer of the gender of their choice will make it easier for child victims to speak about their abuse to a stranger and so ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.” The grant money will also be used for counselors who will offer evidence-based therapeutic mental health services for children who do not initially disclose at the forensic interview and their non-offending caregivers. Read more

 

Davis legislation would create grace periods for insurance premium payments during a disaster emergency

(Jun 05, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, June 5 – State Rep. Tina Davis has announced that she will be introducing legislation that would require insurance companies to provide a 90-day grace period for the payment of insurance premiums during a disaster emergency. “Many Pennsylvanians have lost their jobs or had to close their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are now struggling to pay their bills,” Davis said. “People shouldn’t have their insurance canceled because of an inability to keep up with insurance premiums during this period of unprecedented economic hardship . By requiring insurance companies to provide a 90-day grace period for insurance premium payments during a disaster emergency, my legislation would protect Pennsylvanians from having their insurance terminated at a time they need it most.” Currently, Pennsylvania has only recommended insurers grant a grace period to policy holders during the pandemic. Davis said that many states have required such grace periods in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the aftermath of natural disasters. Residents with questions should contact Davis’ office by phone at 267-580-2660 or email ( repdavis@pahouse.net ). Read more

 

Davis Reopens District Office June 8

(Jun 03, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, June 3 – State Rep. Tina Davis has announced that she will reopen her district office by appointment Monday-Friday beginning June 8. “Over the past two and a half months, my office has remotely offered constituent services to hundreds of constituents,” Davis said. “Now that Bucks County will be entering into the yellow phase, I am glad that my office can take the first steps in safely resuming in-person services,” Davis said. “I am very much looking forward to the time when my office will be open to in-person services for all my constituents,” Davis said. Constituents that need assistance must contact the district office by phone 267-580-2660 or email ( repdavis@pahouse.net ). Appointments will last for an allotted time to allow for proper social distancing. Anyone entering the office must be properly wearing a mask. Davis said constituents should not come to the office if they are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. Residents with questions should contact Davis’ office by phone at 267-580-2660 or email ( repdavis@pahouse.net ). Read more

 

Bucks County House Democrats: ‘We worked with Gov. Wolf to reopen Bucks County’: Bucks County to move to yellow phase by June 5

(May 22, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN/LEVITTOWN, May 22 – State Reps. Wendy Ullman, Tina Davis, John Galloway, and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s collaborative working relationship with the PA House Democratic Caucus , which has resulted in Bucks County moving to the yellow phase byJune 5. “Since Day One, my colleagues and I have worked with Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Department of Health toward a measured, data-driven, SAFE and EFFECTIVE reopening of the economy,” Warren said. “Today, thanks to the efforts and collective sacrifice our community has made, Governor Wolf has announced our county is moving into the yellow phase by June 5.” “Governor Wolf listened to my reasoning why it was time to reopen Bucks County,” Ullman said. “I pointed out that the data and health reports showed that Bucks County residents’ efforts during the red phase had been successful, and we were now at a point where we could safely move to the yellow phase.” “I’ve shared with Governor Wolf the stories of my hardest-hit constituents. A business owner myself, I told him how far the bottom line has dropped from under us,” Davis said. “I’m proud of my fellow Bucks County residents for their efforts during this challenging period and am ready to help them get working again.” Galloway said, “I explained to the governor that the people of Bucks County’s Read more

 

Davis announces Bucks County is receiving $2.3 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers

(May 20, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, May 20 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, announced today an initial distribution of $2.35 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to support child care providers in Bucks County. “Thanks to child care providers, parents can go to work because they know their children will be cared for in a safe environment where they will get foundational social and intellectual skills that will carry them through life,” Davis said. “After this terrible health crisis, our communities will need a strong child care system so parents can go back to work. “That’s why I’m very glad Bucks County has received this CARES Act funding, which will help our child care providers get back on their feet after their businesses suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Pennsylvania received $106 million in funding to support child care providers through the CARES Act that will be distributed to providers in two waves. The first wave of $51 million will be distributed to all eligible, licensed child care providers and is designed to help providers preparing to reopen as counties move to the yellow phase. Distributed in partnership with the General Assembly, this initial funding will reach nearly 7,000 child care centers throughout Pennsylvania. The remaining funding will be allocated following the joint study by the Department of Human Resources Office of Child Development and Read more

 

Davis, Galloway sign letter of support for curbside pickup sent to governor

(May 19, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, May 19 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced today they signed a letter sent by the Senate Democratic Caucus to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting that the commonwealth allow for curbside pickup at all retail locations. “At this point, we can open additional sectors of the economy while continuing to flatten the curve as long as social distancing and good hygiene is practiced, and personal protective equipment (PPE) is used,” Davis said. “It’s time to get our economy moving again,” Galloway said. “Our small businesses can have curbside pickup while using the tools and practices that will protect the public health.” In the letter, the legislators contend that the 18 counties still in red phase are close to moving to yellow, and are ready and able to take the necessary steps needed to open additional sectors of the economy in a way that is consistent with the goal of mitigation. They point to neighboring state New Jersey as an example of a state that allows for curbside pickup. Davis and Galloway said that the collective sacrifices made to protect vulnerable populations in this pandemic has led to grave economic insecurities and hardship for many in Bucks County. “As the coronavirus pandemic continues to show signs of slowing in the state, it’s time to help our struggling communities by letting them get back to work,” Davis and Read more

 

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(May 11, 2020)

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Davis’ May Shred Event Postponed

(May 06, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, May 6 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, announced today her shred event, originally scheduled for May 9, has been postponed to Sept. 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Davis said, “Safeguarding the health and welfare of our community is of primary concern at this time, so I’ve decided to postpone my shred event until September.” Davis said that details about the Sept. 26 shred event would be announced closer to the event. Read more

 

Workplace Rules

(Apr 20, 2020)

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COVID-19 Legislation

(Mar 26, 2020)

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COVID-19 Updates

(Mar 20, 2020)

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Davis’ District Office Closed for Two Weeks

(Mar 16, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, March 16 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, announced today that her district office would be closed for two weeks beginning March 16 and will reopen on March 30. Davis said, “My staff will be working remotely from home to return constituent calls and emails as quickly as possible. We are heeding the advice of public health officials and House Democratic leadership as the state works to slow the spread of this virus.” If constituents have a question about COVID-19, they should contact the PA Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258 or their health care provider. Updates regarding the response to COVID-19 at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx Read more

 

Bipartisan Bucks County House Delegation working together to address coronavirus

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG- March 13 . State representatives from Bucks County have come together to release the following joint statement regarding the coronavirus: “As our neighboring county, Montgomery County, moves to the mitigation phase to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we as your state representatives know our constituents are concerned. It is very important for all of us to take the coronavirus seriously and to implement commonsense measures to prevent illness. However, we need to stay calm while exercising caution in our daily lives. “We have had daily conference calls to keep us up to date. Additionally, Secretary of Health Dr. Levine has conducted daily public press conferences. We, both state representatives and senators, will head to Harrisburg on Monday to work with Governor Tom Wolf and our respective legislative leaders on the items they have identified as necessary to assist Pennsylvania in this time of need. “We will work together with our county offices and local school districts to assure that the most up-to-date information is being shared and all appropriate protocols are being met. Most importantly, we are working together as we focus on the health and wellbeing of our community. In the meantime, if you have medical questions, the PA Department of Health has set up a hotline for calls. Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). Online updates are here: Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce $233,035 in state funding for summer internships

(Mar 05, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, March 5 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that the Bucks County Workforce Development Board has received $233,035 in funding to provide summer internships across Pennsylvania through the State/Local Internship Program. SLIP is part of the Wolf administration’s strategic investments in workforce development to help prepare students and young adults for successful careers. “This funding will strengthen the network between employers, our youth and the Bucks County Workforce Development Board,” Davis said. “This network will ensure Bucks County has a highly trained and productive workforce that will attract high-paying jobs to the region for years to come.” “Studies have shown that on-the-job training is as important to a worker’s productivity as the classroom,” Galloway said. “These summer internships will give our youth invaluable experience that will make them highly desirable candidates on the job market.” “This grant money meets an urgent need to improve and expand workforce training in Bucks County,” Ullman said. “The more trained the workforce, the greater the workplace’s efficiency and productivity. A trained workforce is the basis for a prosperous Bucks County.” Warren said, “Development of 21st century occupational skills benefits our youth, our employers and our economy -- Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for Bucks County school districts

(Feb 26, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that Bucks County school districts were awarded state grant funding to address school safety and security. The grant money will help the school districts accomplish the following: performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education. The grant money is a part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee approval of $53.7 million in school safety and security grants to 524 school entities throughout the commonwealth. Davis said, “As a mother and legislator, I’m glad that our school districts have received this grant money that will help increase our children’s safety at school so they can learn and thrive in the Bristol and Neshaminny school districts and throughout Pennsylvania.” “School safety continues to be a major concern for our children and their schools,” Galloway said. “I am very pleased with these grants to the Bristol Township and Borough, Morrisville and Pennsbury school districts and others.” “The children of Central Read more

 

OPT-IN for my emails; The Census; and No-Excuse Mail-In Voting

(Feb 26, 2020)

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