Flynn Promotes Unclaimed Property Program

(Feb 13, 2019)

As budget hearings continue in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions State Treasurer Joe Torsella about the Unclaimed Property program, looking for new ways boost returns and provide access to funds that are stuck in limbo. Read more

 

Flynn: What is the Budget Outlook for Senior Centers?

(Feb 11, 2019)

At a House budget hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn inquires about funding for senior centers in the 2019-20 state budget. Read more

 

Rep. Marty Flynn: Helping people navigate state government

(Feb 11, 2019)

One of the biggest and most satisfying facets of my job as a state legislator is helping people navigate the confusing aspects of Pennsylvania government. Read more

 

Flynn likes state budget’s focus on workforce development, education

(Feb 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 5 – State Rep. Marty Flynn offered the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget plan, which was unveiled today. Read more

 

Medicare help available Monday at Flynn’s office

(Feb 04, 2019)

SCRANTON, Feb. 4 – 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 Hosts Medical Marijuana Seminar

(Feb 02, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn hosted a medical marijuana seminar at the Hilton in Scranton, providing area residents with an informative look at the state's medical marijuana program. The event included a presentation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as well as a discussion with regional medical marijuana processors and dispensers and medical professionals. Read more

 

Rep. Marty Flynn: Let’s keep moving Pennsylvania forward together

(Jan 25, 2019)

The saying is true — “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It seems as though just yesterday I was sworn in for my first term to serve as your state representative. Read more

 

Get free assistance with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate

(Jan 23, 2019)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2018 tax year are available – and my office staff is ready to help you file yours for free! Read more

 

Flynn to host medical marijuana seminar

(Jan 23, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 23 – People interested in learning more about the state’s medical marijuana program are invited to an upcoming seminar hosted by Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Flynn: Scranton School District to receive funding for computer science programs

(Jan 17, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced the Scranton School District will receive $35,000 in state grants for computer science classes and instructor training. Provided under the PAsmart initiative, funding will be provided to Scranton High School, West Scranton High School and South Scranton Intermediate School. The grants are targeted at schools with limited or no computer science offerings for students and are designed to meet the needs of individual school districts to guide students’ education. “Grants like this are incredibly important to ensure our students are learning necessary skills needed to take on the world around them,” Flynn said. “As the workforce around us changes, proficiency in technology and computer science skills are a must.” Funding can be used for a variety of reasons, including staff training, certification exam reimbursements as well as eligible hardware and products purchases for products to implement computer science teachings in the classroom. “I want to thank Governor Tom Wolf and his administration’s dedication to diverse investments in education to ensuring a developed and skilled workforce will continue to move Pennsylvania forward,” Flynn said. To learn more about the PAsmart initiative and the recipients of the targeted grants, click here . Read more

 

Veterans outreach Jan 23 at Flynn's office

(Jan 14, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 14 – 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. Wednesday, Jan. 23 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. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers is recommended to schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session

(Jan 09, 2019)

State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today named Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, and Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene, as deputy whips for the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Medicare help available Monday at Flynn’s office

(Jan 08, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 8 – 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 begins fourth term representing 113th District

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today began his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will continue to represent the 113 th Legislative District. “Serving as a state legislator for the people of Lackawanna County remains an incredible honor for me,” Flynn said. “I am excited to be able to serve the needs of my constituents and advocate down in Harrisburg for our area’s best interests.” Flynn pointed to several key legislative priorities he plans on tackling this term, including increasing investments into education on all levels, enhancing veteran services, addressing property tax relief, championing programs that aid seniors, supporting workforce development and other policies that benefit communities in Lackawanna County and across Pennsylvania. “I look forward to working with members of both parties to pass sensible and effective legislation,” Flynn said. “It is our obligation to work together to improve the lives of Pennsylvania residents, to move our state forward and continue to create progress.” The 113 th District includes parts of Lackawanna County, including Scranton, South Abington Township and Clarks Green Borough. Flynn encourages residents to visit his constituent service office in Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave., Scranton. The office can be reached at 570-342-4348 . His staff can help with a variety Read more

 

Flynn announces $346,347 in community revitalization projects

(Dec 17, 2018)

State Representative Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced that $346,347 in tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program will support four projects in the 113 rd Legislative District. Flynn announced the following projects: $160,000 -- United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA – The project will enhance the business district of the South Side Cedar Avenue Corridor by expanding the Farmers Market and aiming to make South Scranton an appealing site for new businesses and economic growth. $148,347 – Commission on Economic Opportunity – Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties – The Weinberg Regional Food Bank will continue to provide additional donations of healthy, nutritious meals to community and school-based programs during the school year and in the summer months. $18,750 – Neighbor Works Northeastern Pennsylvania – To provide vital foreclosure-prevention efforts in Scranton. Nine workshops will be conducted and focused on sustainable budgeting, homeownership retention strategies and other methods. < > – Treatment Court Advocacy Center – To provide veteran education and training to participants with improved educational and training opportunities such as outreach family functional assessments and educational and vocational/employment assessments.https://dced.pa.gov Read more

 

Flynn: Scranton School District to gain state support

(Dec 13, 2018)

SCRANTON, Dec. 13 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced that several schools in the Scranton School District have been designated in need of support to improve students’ educational experiences by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan. “As a community, it is our duty to ensure each student receives the support and tools necessary to receive a quality education,” said Flynn. “By identifying areas of needed improvement and helping school leaders devise strategies and tactics to solve these complexities, we are improving lives of countless students in Lackawanna County and across Pennsylvania.” An estimated 6 percent of all public schools in Pennsylvania have been prioritized for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI). Four schools within the Scranton School District were given this designation, including Isaac Tripp Elementary School, Scranton High School, West Scranton High School and West Scranton Intermediate School. A-TSI schools are based on the performance of individual student groups, including students with disabilities and English language learners, among others. These schools will receive technical assistance from the state while developing and implementing a locally approved improvement plan. Flynn noted and applauded the Wolf administration’s innovative and fair approach to assessing school and student Read more

 

2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Nov 29, 2018)

Please download and enjoy this free 2019 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more

 

Flynn: CTC of Lackawanna County to receive grants for equipment upgrades

(Nov 29, 2018)

SCRANTON, Nov. 29 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced today that the Career and Technical Center of Lackawanna County has received $16,733 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for equipment upgrades. The center received funding for three different upgrades, including $7,702 for an engine driven welder, $7,500 for a wireless TIG/stick welder and $1,531 for a cordless force logic propress press tool. The tools will be used by different areas of training, including welding and plumbing. “It is essential we provide the next generation of skilled workers with the tools necessary to succeed,” said Flynn. “Our communities thrive when we have a talented and capable workforce, and these grants allow our career and technical centers to train these workers properly. I am proud to continue my advocacy for investments in technical and vocational education, and I look forward to work with the CTC of Lackawanna again in the future.” Each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from businesses and industry partners. In all, nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants was awarded to 38 different projects throughout Pennsylvania. Flynn noted and thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration’s commitment to investments in education of various levels. In addition to these grants, an additional $10 million for Read more

 

Veterans outreach Nov. 28 at Flynn’s office

(Nov 19, 2018)

SCRANTON, Nov. 19 – 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. Wednesday, Nov. 28 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. Due to the Christmas holiday, Flynn said next month’s veterans outreach will be held Dec. 14, rather than on the usual fourth Wednesday of the month. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers is recommended to schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those in Lackawanna County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more