Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Secure $2 Million for Warehouse Redevelopment Project in Bristol Township

(Nov 21, 2022)

BUCKS COUNTY – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced $2 million in state funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) will go to a redevelopment project in Bristol Township, transforming a warehouse space and creating both short-term construction jobs and permanent jobs in the area. “This warehouse redevelopment project would be a welcome addition to Bristol Pike and the township, creating jobs for the construction phase and permanent jobs upon completion,” said Senator Santarsiero. “I’d like to thank Governor Wolf for supporting my request to dedicate RACP funds for this project, which will help grow Bristol Township’s local economy.” “These state funds will help support the ongoing revitalization of manufacturing industries in the area through the redevelopment of an industrial and logistics warehouse,” Rep. Davis said. “I thank Gov. Tom Wolf for allocating these RACP funds to this project which will create new jobs and support industry, energizing Lower Bucks’ economy.” The current property holds a low-occupancy hotel located at 6201 Bristol Pike. The property has been rezoned as Heavy Manufacturing, paving the way for the redevelopment. The project will include demolition of the current structure and construction of a 130,000 SF industrial and logistics warehouse that will include the addition of private water, Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team

(Nov 15, 2022)

Tuesday the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus unanimously re-elected its current Leadership team to serve in the 2023/24 legislative session. Read more

 

Santarsiero and Davis bring home $500,000 in state tax credits

(Nov 03, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 3 – State Sen. Steve Santarsiero and Rep. Tina Davis, both D-Bucks, announced today that they secured $500,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits to revitalize Croydon and Bristol through support for local business projects. “I am very glad to have secured these state funds for our district as they will provide critical financial assistance to local businesses, which will in turn help keep Lower Bucks on the path towards revitalization,” Davis said. “These tax credits will be used to improve the functionality and aesthetics of a business property in Croydon and aid in the achievement of long-term plans for a company expansion in Bristol. This state funding will help to drive economic development in Lower Bucks, reaping benefits for local businesses, their employees and area residents. I want to thank Senator Santarsiero for working with me to secure this funding and Gov. Tom Wolf for allocating them.” “These Neighborhood Assistance Program funds are a key investment to help businesses keep jobs in our community and continue to grow,” Santarsiero said. “The tax credits offered through this program help boost our local economy and incentivize businesses to be strong community partners.” The tax credits will assist in the rehabilitation of these local projects: $250,000 to EDC Real Estate, LLC to purchase and improve Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Secure $2 Million for Bristol Riverside Theatre Renovation

(Oct 31, 2022)

BUCKS COUNTY?– October 26, 2022 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced $2 million in state funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) will go to a major renovation project at the Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol Borough. “I’d like to thank Governor Wolf for supporting our request to dedicate RACP funds for the Bristol Riverside Theatre renovation, which will revitalize this award-winning establishment and breathe new life into the arts scene in Bristol Borough,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The Bristol Riverside Theatre has produced quality theatre for 35 years, and this project will enable the theatre to attract locals and visitors for years to the area for years to come.” “I’m proud that I had the opportunity to work with Sen. Santarsiero on securing the $2 million in RACP funds for the Bristol Riverside Theatre renovation,” state Rep. Davis said. “The renovation of this award-wining cultural jewel will help enhance the area’s quality of life and economy, drawing new residents to this booming quarter of the commonwealth.” The renovation will be a total overhaul of the theatre, which has not been upgraded since opening in 1986 in a historic movie theater in Bristol Borough. The project will include demolition of the 300-seat space and construction of a state-of-the-art facility to attract theatre-goers to the more than 200 Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Bring $1.3 Million to Bristol Borough for Redevelopment Project

(Oct 31, 2022)

BUCKS COUNTY?– October 26, 2022 ? – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced $1.3 million in state funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for Bristol Borough to redevelop multiple properties along Chestnut and Elm Streets in the Borough. “Bristol Borough has seen great economic growth and revitalization in recent years, attracting new businesses and residents to the area. The redevelopment of the vacant properties at Chestnut and Elm Streets will help the Borough continue to expand its appeal and breathe new life into the area,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “I’d like to thank Governor Wolf for allocating RACP funds for this project, which will help Bristol Borough complete a vision two decades in the making.” “I am so proud that Sen. Santasiero and I were able to secure $1.3 million in RACP funding to redevelop the vacant properties at Chestnut and Elm Streets,” Rep. Davis said. “This funding will help to rehabilitate these dilapidated properties and help rejuvenate the entire area. This redevelopment is one more sign of Bristol Borough’s revitalization.” The project is a partnership between Bristol Borough and the Redevelopment Authority of Bucks County to complete a project to revitalize properties along Elm & Chestnut Streets in Bristol Borough. Specifically, the funds will used to purchase seven units on Chestnut Street, Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Davis Announce $255,000 for Bristol Township Watershed Restoration

(Oct 31, 2022)

BUCKS COUNTY – September 23, 2022 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced today that Bristol Township will receive $255,000 in state funding for a watershed restoration project. The project will improve the existing swales along Mill Creek near Plumbridge Drive in the township, helping to combat erosion of the existing swales and prevent the flow of sediment into the creek. “Vegetated bioswales are an environmentally-friendly way to manage stormwater runoff and protect water quality in our local creeks,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “Solutions like what Bristol Township is implementing here will preserve our natural resources while strengthening our infrastructure to combat increasingly severe weather.” Bristol Township Manager Randee Elton described the project, noting, “With this funding, the Township has the opportunity to implement stormwater projects in an effort to reduce sediment in our waterways. The focus area is along the wooded section of Mill Creek adjacent to the Plumbridge Drive. The existing swales exhibit signs of severe erosion occurring and lacks vegetation which allows sediment to flow directly into Mill Creek. The proposed installation of vegetated swales will improve Mill Creek to protect water quality, promote groundwater recharge, and provide a reduction of pollutants to the waterways.” “This state grant award will help implement the Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Galloway and Davis Announce $110,000 for Bristol Borough Watershed Restoration

(Oct 31, 2022)

BUCKS COUNTY – September 21, 2022 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representatives John Galloway (D-140) and Tina Davis (D-141) announced today that Bristol Borough will receive $110,000 in state funding for a watershed restoration project benefitting the Borough. The project will create a vegetated swale at the wooded area between Green and Howell Streets in Bristol Borough. The existing swale has severe erosion, little-to-no vegetation in the flow area, and sediment buildup. “As we see increased rainfall and flooding impact the residents of Bristol Borough, it is clear we need to implement solutions that help protect the homes and businesses in the area, while combating the devastating effects of climate change,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “Vegetated swales, like the one that will be constructed on Howell Street, will use native plants to help manage stormwater runoff, filter pollutants and improve water infiltration.” Converting the existing stormwater swale to a vegetated bioswale will help effectively treat and control the runoff going into the swale by filtering out pollutants and sediments, slowing runoff, and promoting infiltration. Native plants with deep roots and grasses will assist in building up the soil structure and allow water to infiltrate the ground more easily. “This money will provide critical assistance to Bristol Borough in reducing the impact of heavy rainfall on our communities by Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Secure $1 Million for Croydon Fire Company Emergency Services Building

(Oct 31, 2022)

BUCKS COUNTY – October 26, 2022 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced $1 million in state funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) will go to the Croydon Fire Company for the construction of a new Emergency Services Building. “I’d like to thank Governor Wolf for supporting our request to dedicate RACP funds for the Croydon Fire Co Emergency Services Building project, which will provide the fire company a modern facility from which to serve the community,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The upgraded space will streamline fire station operations, ensuring the volunteers of the Croydon Fire Company have the resources they need to respond to community emergencies safely and efficiently.” “I am proud to work with Senator Santarsiero to bring this critical funding back to our district,” Rep. Davis said. “This $1 million in grant money will help expand and renovate the Croydon Fire Company’s Emergency Services Building. The renovated building’s upgraded operations will enable its firefighters to more quickly get to residents in danger. This is literally life-saving funding and I thank Governor Wolf for approving its allocation.” The renovation will be a two phased project. The first phase will entail the demolition of the existing building and site work. Phase two will be the construction of the new building. The new building will Read more

 

Davis Free Flu Shot and COVID Booster Clinic is Oct. 21

(Oct 13, 2022)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 13 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, will hold a free flu shot and COVID booster clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at her district office, 4530 New Falls Road. The shots are provided by Acme Markets Pharmacy. “ The Department of Health has warned Pennsylvanians that this flu season could be severe,” Davis said. “I’m want to help protect our residents from the flu and COVID, so I am again this year hosting a free flu shot and COVID booster clinic at my district office.” Please call Davis’ office at 267-580-2660 for an appointment. Read more

 

Policy committee tours groundbreaking research incubator in Bucks County

(Oct 04, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee was in Bucks County Tuesday morning for a tour and roundtable discussion at the Blumberg Institute in Doylestown. Read more

 

Cephas and Davis move Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act to the Senate

(Sep 19, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – State Reps. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., and Tina Davis, D-Bucks, applauded today’s House passage of their bill that would regulate how pregnant people are treated in Pennsylvania’s jails and prisons. The bill is now on its way to the Senate. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which passed unanimously, would improve visitation rights for incarcerated parents, ban shackling pregnant people and enhance restraint documentation, along with other provisions. “For years, my peers and I have been fighting to get prenatal, pregnancy and post-natal support to those incarcerated in the Commonwealth. The House passage of this act lifts my soul because it is an act of compassion,” Cephas said. “This legislation (H.B. 1419 ) would improve the quality of life for some of our most vulnerable constituents and their families. No one should be deprived of respect or be forced to risk their health or their health of their child -- and certainly not on our watch.” The lawmaker highlighted that the bill also would provide for free period and incontinence products for incarcerated individuals and would allow three days of post-delivery bonding time between mother and newborn child. “Policies need to be set on how pregnant women are treated in prison,” Davis said. “For far too long, incarcerated pregnant women have been subject to shackling, solitary confinement, full body searches by male guards and been Read more

 

House Democrats host news conference to address diaper needs in state

(Sep 19, 2022)

“Diapers and incontinence products are both expensive, but a necessity,” Davis said. “The need for these products was only intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the costs of these products have only increased with inflation. We must make sure these products are available to those in need in our communities.” Read more

 

Community update (Sept. 7): My Annual Senior Expo is tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 8!

(Sep 08, 2022)

The expo will be a great opportunity for people to learn about the latest state programs and services and to check out multiple exhibits featuring new products and services from local vendors. Read more

 

Davis Senior Expo is Thursday, Sept. 8 in Bristol

(Sep 06, 2022)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 6 – State Rep. Tina Davis is hosting her annual Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 8. The expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lower Bucks Hospital, 501 Bath Road, Bristol. Seniors and their families can learn about programs and services in the area that are designed to help them. Davis and her staff also will be on hand to answer state-government questions and present materials. “Our area’s seniors bring so much energy and enthusiasm to this annual event – it really is a pleasure to host them,” Davis said. “The expo will be a great opportunity for people to learn about the latest state programs and services and to check out multiple exhibits featuring new products and services from local vendors. “There also will be door prizes, free health screenings, free brochures and staff on hand to answer questions. I encourage all of our area seniors to stop by.” There is no need to pre-register, and walk-ins are welcome. Guests must wear a mask. Read more

 

Happy Labor Day in PA

(Sep 06, 2022)

Pennsylvania was one of the first states to legislate Labor Day and has remained dedicated to promoting fair labor practices. As of 2021, 13.6% of all Pennsylvania workers are supported by a union — higher than the national average — that's more than 730,000 Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Community update (July 15): Learn How to Reapply for Reduced-Price Lunches

(Jul 15, 2022)

Community update (July 15): Learn How to Reapply for Reduced-Price Lunches Read more

 

Community update (July 8): Why I voted for the 2022-2023 Budget!

(Jul 08, 2022)

I voted for the final 2022-2023 budget because it is a step in the right direction for Bucks County and the Commonwealth. The House Democrats fought to use the funding that we received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to help Pennsylvanians, the way it was intended. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives

(Jun 24, 2022)

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision will hurt women’s access to health care, disproportionately harming people of color and those struggling financially. While abortion is still safe and legal here in Pennsylvania despite the court’s decision, the truth is the commonwealth is one vote away from criminalizing women’s health care and the dire consequences that it would prompt – higher maternal mortality rates, spikes in unsafe abortions, and the prosecution of doctors and nurses who provide necessary health care. Because let’s be honest: outlawing abortion doesn’t stop abortion. Read more

 

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices

(Jun 15, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 15 – State Reps. Tina Davis and Jeanne McNeil have introduced H.B. 2120 , which would require lodging hosts to disclose the presence of recording devices on properties, preventing guests in Pennsylvania from unknowingly being recorded, like what happened recently in Philadelphia . Currently, Pennsylvania does not have a law addressing undisclosed recording devices such as hidden cameras in host-lodging sites. “The rise of hosting platforms has allowed private citizens to rent their residences to people from across the globe for a few days or up to a few weeks,” Davis said. “However, these short-term rentals come with risks to the consumer’s privacy. Too many individuals have come forward about the owners of these residences using hidden cameras and secretly recording those occupying the residence. This creates an invasion of privacy, which endangers individuals and families with children.” The legislators acknowledged that some cameras could have a legitimate purpose for the safety of both the owner and consumer, but said the consumer needs to be made aware of all recording devices. “Where people can stay when they travel has changed greatly,” McNeill said. “A person is no longer limited to staying in a traditional hotel. More options provide more opportunities to choose unique locations at a fairer and more budget-friendly price. However, we cannot sacrifice safety and privacy for convenience. Read more

 

Community update (June 10): Legislation to support seniors, veterans and pet owners

(Jun 10, 2022)

Learn more about the bill that would crack down on dangerous fireworks that advanced out of the House in this week's community update. Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Secure $2 Million for Warehouse Redevelopment Project in Bristol Township
Nov 21, 2022

House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team
Nov 15, 2022

Santarsiero and Davis bring home $500,000 in state tax credits
Nov 03, 2022

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Secure $2 Million for Bristol Riverside Theatre Renovation
Oct 31, 2022

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Bring $1.3 Million to Bristol Borough for Redevelopment Project
Oct 31, 2022

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Davis Announce $255,000 for Bristol Township Watershed Restoration
Oct 31, 2022

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Galloway and Davis Announce $110,000 for Bristol Borough Watershed Restoration
Oct 31, 2022

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Secure $1 Million for Croydon Fire Company Emergency Services Building
Oct 31, 2022

Davis Free Flu Shot and COVID Booster Clinic is Oct. 21
Oct 13, 2022

Policy committee tours groundbreaking research incubator in Bucks County
Oct 04, 2022

Cephas and Davis move Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act to the Senate
Sep 19, 2022

House Democrats host news conference to address diaper needs in state
Sep 19, 2022

Community update (Sept. 7): My Annual Senior Expo is tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 8!
Sep 08, 2022

Davis Senior Expo is Thursday, Sept. 8 in Bristol
Sep 06, 2022

Happy Labor Day in PA
Sep 06, 2022

Community update (July 15): Learn How to Reapply for Reduced-Price Lunches
Jul 15, 2022

Community update (July 8): Why I voted for the 2022-2023 Budget!
Jul 08, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives
Jun 24, 2022

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices
Jun 15, 2022

Community update (June 10): Legislation to support seniors, veterans and pet owners
Jun 10, 2022