Flynn Committed to Funding Scranton Schools

(Aug 26, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn believes taxpayers and school children, like those in the Scranton School District and underfunded districts across the commonwealth, shouldn't be burdened by inequities. Read more

 

Flynn Hosts Annual Senior Fair

(Aug 26, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn hosted his annual Senior Fair at Scranton High School, connecting area seniors with information about a variety of programs to help them live healthy and productive lives. Read more

 

Veterans outreach Aug. 29 at Flynn’s office

(Aug 20, 2019)

SCRANTON, Aug. 20 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Flynn's office – Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The American Legion representatives are available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Flynn’s office has added Aug. 29 as a second day for local veterans after all available appointments had been booked on Aug. 28. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers should call and schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. Read more

 

Around the state: To protect and to serve all of us

(Aug 12, 2019)

Read my latest column in The Abington Journal here. Read more

 

7th annual Senior Fair planned by Flynn

(Aug 07, 2019)

SCRANTON, Aug. 7 – Older residents living in Scranton, South Abington Township and Clarks Green are invited to join state Rep. Marty Flynn for his upcoming 7th annual Senior Fair. Read more

 

Medicare help Aug. 12 at Flynn’s office

(Aug 05, 2019)

SCRANTON, Aug. 5 – Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach next week. Read more

 

Flynn helps to bring home $4 million for Scranton projects

(Aug 01, 2019)

Scranton, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, has worked to secure over $4 million in state grants for three local projects in the Scranton area. “We have reached the point of having a partnership between county, city and state and these projects were possible because we all work together for the good of the region,” Flynn said. “I am thrilled that the projects will benefit our economic climate, renovate properties and provide a safety-net primary care clinic to house Opioid Use Disorder Center,” Flynn said. The projects are as follows: $1.5 million for the Wright Community Center for the Wright Center for Primary Care. $2 million for the Lace Building Affiliates for the Scranton Lace Adaptive Reuse. $500,000 for the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania for the South Scranton Women’s Business Incubator. “I thank Governor Tom Wolf for approving these projects and for showing his support of Northeastern Pennsylvania,” Flynn said. Flynn said the grants were awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program. It provides funding for regional, economic, cultural, civic and historical improvement projects. Read more

 

Flynn: Renewable Energy Will Help Reduce our Carbon Footprint

(Jul 18, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Carbondale focusing on clean renewable energy. Flynn says we must act now to reduce our carbon emissions and include more wind and solar power in our energy portfolio in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

7/18/19 – Fair Education Funding – Scranton

(Jul 18, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Flynn, Policy Committee inspect education funding fairness

(Jul 18, 2019)

SCRANTON, July 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, held a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing today at the West Scranton Intermediate School to discuss fair education funding. “There is a great disparity in the way education funds are allocated across the commonwealth. The students in the Scranton Area School District, and districts throughout Pennsylvania all deserve the same, equal opportunities to succeed in school,” Flynn said. Flynn requested the hearing to discuss ways to improve the allocation of education funds for Pennsylvania school districts . He was joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Sturla said, “As someone who has been a long-time advocate for fair education funding, I am appreciative that Representative Flynn wanted to showcase how northeastern Pennsylvanians also experience funding inequities like many school districts all over the state. We must continue to fight for this fairness.” Testifiers included Kelly Lewis, president & CEO of Lewis Strategic PLLC; Dr. Alexis Kirijan, superintendent of the Scranton Area School District; Paul Duffy, chair of the board of Intergovernmental Committee for the Scranton Area School Board; and Rosemary Boland, president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers Union. This hearing is among a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people Read more

 

Flynn announces $262K in federal funding for fruits and vegetables awarded to Scranton School District elementary schools

(Jul 15, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 15 – State Rep. Marty Flynn announced today that more than $262,000 in federal funding for fresh fruits and vegetables has been awarded to elementary schools in the Scranton School District . “These funds will go to great use, feeding the appetites and minds of the elementary students in the Scranton School District,” said Flynn, D-Lackawanna. “We know that children learn best when they can concentrate on their lessons. Ensuring they have the nutrients they need and they’re not trying to learn while they’re hungry will help them to do their best work.” The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program , which aims to create healthier environments by providing healthier food choices, and to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students consume to improve their present and future health. Funding priority is given to schools with the highest rates of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Funding for the district is broken down as follows: Charles Sumner Elementary School: $15,870. Frances Willard Elementary School: $24,840. George Bancroft Elementary School: $12,362.50. Isaac Tripp Elementary School: $40,537.50. John Adams Elementary School: $17,997.50. John F. Kennedy Elementary School: $23,862.50. John G. Whittier Elementary School: $24,437.50. McNichols Educational Plaza: $22,712.50. Neil Armstrong Elementary Read more

 

Flynn to hold policy hearing on fair education funding Thursday in Scranton

(Jul 15, 2019)

SCRANTON, July 15 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on fair education funding. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. July 18 at West Scranton Intermediate School, 1401 Fellows St. The media and public are invited to attend. Flynn requested the hearing to discuss ways to improve the allocation of education funds for Pennsylvania school districts. He will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Testifiers will include Kelly Lewis, president & CEO of Lewis Strategic, PLLC; Dr. Alexis Kirijan, superintendent of the Scranton Area School District; Paul Duffy, chair of the board of Intergovernmental Committee for the Scranton Area School Board; and Rosemary Boland, president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers Union. This hearing is among a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com and hearing materials are at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Flynn proposal to exempt Olympic winnings from taxes becomes law

(Jul 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 3 – Tucked in the 80-page Tax Reform Code bill that became law last week is a provision authored by state Rep. Marty Flynn that would exempt from state income taxes prize winnings and medals received for competing in the Olympic Games or Paralympic Games. Read more

 

Flynn: This is a Great Day for Pennsylvania

(Jul 02, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn discusses the creation of a state based health care exchange which gives Pennsylvanians increased access to affordable, quality health care. Read more

 

Flynn providing Medicare help July 8

(Jul 02, 2019)

SCRANTON, July 2 – Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach next week. Read more

 

Flynn Fights to Protect Straight Ticket Voting

(Jun 27, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn discusses his reasons for voting against a bill that would have eliminated straight ticket voting in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Flynn brings home $300,000 in tax credits to rehabilitate downtown historic buildings into apartments

(Jun 18, 2019)

SCRANTON, June 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, has announced that $300,000 in funding from two tax credits will help convert historic buildings in downtown Scranton into neighborhoods apartments. Read more

 

Veterans outreach June 27 at Flynn’s office

(Jun 17, 2019)

SCRANTON, June 17 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

It's time to reform Pennsylvania's archaic voting laws

(Jun 17, 2019)

It's time to end Pennsylvania's archaic voting law! Read more

 

State-based health insurance exchange bill headed for House vote

(Jun 06, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 6 – A bill that would create a state-based health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act individual market plans was reported unanimously from the House Insurance Committee this week, according to co-sponsor and committee member state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more