2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 08, 2024)

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Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing Read more

 

Donahue, Kosierowski, Flynn announce $2.6M for Scranton stormwater projects

(Dec 19, 2023)

“I’m thrilled we were able to secure this grant money so we can continue to modernize our stormwater infrastructure,” Donahue said. Read more

 

Donahue Bill to Strengthen Construction Workplace Misclassification Passes State House

(Dec 12, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Kyle Donahue discusses his bill that would improve Pennsylvania's Construction Workplace Misclassification Act. Donahue says many construction workers are misclassified as independent contractors which robs them of important benefits and protections. Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12

(Dec 12, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

PA House passes Donahue bill to strengthen the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

(Dec 11, 2023)

State Rep. Kyle Donahue’s bill that would strengthen the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act today passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more

 

Pa. House passes bill on worker misclassification, with separate Senate version also at play

(Dec 11, 2023)

The bill “will prevent the continued exploitation of workers through misclassification and strengthen our laws to protect workers in Pennsylvania’s construction industry” along with leveling the playing field for employers, the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Kyle Donahue, D-Lackawanna County, said on the House floor Monday. Read more

 

Cartwright: Return of rail service ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’

(Dec 11, 2023)

At a news conference at his Scranton office Monday morning, Cartwright and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, joined with state and local leaders to celebrate their recent announcement of a major milestone in bringing the Amtrak passenger rail service back between Scranton and New York City. Read more

 

Legislators: Time to flood the PUC over water rate hike request

(Dec 08, 2023)

State Rep. Kyle Donahue, D-113, Scranton, said local state representatives and state senators want the PUC to host a hearing on the rate hike in Scranton or Northeast Pennsylvania. Read more

 

State hosts roundtable discussion focusing on supports for older adults

(Dec 08, 2023)

Secretary Kavulich was joined by State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, Rep. Kyle Donahue and Rep. Kyle Mullins. Read more

 

Secretary of Aging Hosts Roundtable Discussion Focusing on Elder Abuse, Protections and Supports for Older Adults

(Dec 08, 2023)

Following the discussion, attendees toured and received an update on the construction of Telespond's first-of-its-kind older adult advocacy center in the Commonwealth specifically designed to serve older adults who are victims of abuse or neglect in Lackawanna and five surrounding counties. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 04, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Aging: Senior Community Center Grants Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Senior Community Centers with an existing, contractual relationship with an Area Agency on Aging. Use: To help Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers increase participation and programming Funds: Up to $2 million in grant funding is available. Grants vary depending on staff levels. Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 More information: Aging Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention Who May Apply: Community-based organizations with 501(c)(3) designation, institutions of higher education, municipalities, district attorneys, and counties, Use: Effective local intervening and preventive measures to stop gun and group violence that is occurring across the state in both the short- and long-term Funds: $40 million in state funding is available for two tracks: VIP Grants: Applicants can request up to 50% of their operating budget up to $950,00 total. Coordinated Community Violence Intervention Strategies Projects (CCVI): Applicants can request up to $3 million in total funding over a 36-month period (funding match required). PCCD anticipates approving only 2-3 CCVI projects. Application Deadline: January 18, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Read more

 

Small business association criticizes Pa. American Water's proposed water-rate hike

(Nov 21, 2023)

Pennsylvania officials, including state Reps. Kyle Mullins (D-Lackawanna), Bridget Kosierowski (D-Lackawanna) and Kyle Donahue (D-Lackawanna), have protested the increase. Read more

 

Donahue Fighting Against Drastic Water Rate Hikes

(Nov 20, 2023)

At a news conference in Scranton, Pa. state Rep. Kyle Donahue discussed his concerns regarding a proposed water rate hike that could greatly affect local residents, particularly those on fixed incomes. Donahue says Pennsylvania American Water is putting shareholder profits ahead of the customers they serve and calls upon the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to intervene. Read more

 

State legislators say water company's proposed rate hike is 'an assault on customers'

(Nov 20, 2023)

"Scranton and Dunmore ratepayers were sold a false bill of goods, and Pennsylvania American Water, the largest investor-owned utility in the Commonwealth, is clearly putting shareholder profits ahead of the ratepayers they are entrusted to serve," said State Representative Kyle Donahue. Read more

 

Community rallies after proposed water rate hike

(Nov 20, 2023)

On Monday, Sen. Flynn, along with State Representative Kyle Mullins, Kyle Donahue, and Bridget Kosierowski called for a community campaign to take action against PAW, but they’re not the only ones who are outraged over the proposed rate hikes. Read more

 

Angry about proposed water rate hike, legislators vow fight

(Nov 20, 2023)

“As we stand here toward the end of 2023, it is evident that (claim of stability) was an outright lie,” Rep. Donahue said. “Scranton and Dunmore ratepayers were sold a false bill of goods. Read more

 

State legislators unite against proposed ‘massive’ water rate increases

(Nov 19, 2023)

In a joint effort, Sen. Marty Flynn and State Representatives Kyle Mullins, Bridget Kosierowski, and Kyle Donahue said they are deeply concerned in regards to the substantial water-rate increases proposed by Pennsylvania American Water. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application (11/15/2023)

(Nov 15, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

Union members at Regional Hospital demand investment from CHS to avoid strike

(Nov 09, 2023)

State representatives Kyle Donahue and Bridget Kosierowski are also in support of the union members. Read more

 

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Jan 08, 2024

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District
Jan 03, 2024

Donahue, Kosierowski, Flynn announce $2.6M for Scranton stormwater projects
Dec 19, 2023

Donahue Bill to Strengthen Construction Workplace Misclassification Passes State House
Dec 12, 2023

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12
Dec 12, 2023

PA House passes Donahue bill to strengthen the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act
Dec 11, 2023

Pa. House passes bill on worker misclassification, with separate Senate version also at play
Dec 11, 2023

Cartwright: Return of rail service ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’
Dec 11, 2023

Legislators: Time to flood the PUC over water rate hike request
Dec 08, 2023

State hosts roundtable discussion focusing on supports for older adults
Dec 08, 2023

Secretary of Aging Hosts Roundtable Discussion Focusing on Elder Abuse, Protections and Supports for Older Adults
Dec 08, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4
Dec 04, 2023

Small business association criticizes Pa. American Water's proposed water-rate hike
Nov 21, 2023

Donahue Fighting Against Drastic Water Rate Hikes
Nov 20, 2023

State legislators say water company's proposed rate hike is 'an assault on customers'
Nov 20, 2023

Community rallies after proposed water rate hike
Nov 20, 2023

Angry about proposed water rate hike, legislators vow fight
Nov 20, 2023

State legislators unite against proposed ‘massive’ water rate increases
Nov 19, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application (11/15/2023)
Nov 15, 2023

Union members at Regional Hospital demand investment from CHS to avoid strike
Nov 09, 2023