Flynn: More than $1.1 million in state funding awarded to Lackawanna County projects and organizations

(Mar 26, 2019)

SCRANTON, March 26 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced an estimated $1,184,217 in state funding will be coming to Lackawanna County for a wide range of projects and organizations. “I am proud to share that funding will be coming to important projects and organizations in our community,” Flynn said. “These projects, ranging from veteran housing and police vehicles to Little League baseball and ballet, are important to the fabric of our communities and ensure each and every one of us is gaining the most out of living here in Lackawanna County.” The recipients of these grants are as follows: $351,000 to Lackawanna County Commissioners for the Lackawanna Avenue Renovation Project in Scranton. $200,000 to the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority to assist with the Lackawanna County Cut-Off Passenger Restoration Project. $80,000 to the Civic Ballet Company of Scrnaton to remove and install new roofing. $78,960 to NeighborWorks Northeast Pennsylvania for redevelopment projects in West Scranton. $70,000 to the Scranton Police Department for its Canine Unit. $50,000 to VFW Post 25 for the construction of the Scranton Memorial Park Monument. $60,000 to South Abington Township for maintenance trucks and police vehicles. $50,000 to Victor Alfieri Society for building renovations and roof repairs. $36,066 to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple for elevator repairs. $35,000 Read more

 

Veterans outreach March 27 at Scranton office

(Mar 18, 2019)

SCRANTON, March 18 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Rep. Marty Flynn: Money really is growing on trees

(Mar 14, 2019)

There’s money growing all around us, and it can help save our state budget. Read more

 

Over $4 million in financial aid awarded in Flynn's district

(Mar 07, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 7 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said he is pleased that 140,000 full- and part-time students in his legislative district have received $4,216 million in Pennsylvania High Education Assistance Agency grants for the 2018-19 award year. Flynn, a member of the state House Appropriations Committee, said every dollar appropriated by the General Assembly goes to students, since PHEAA pays all the costs to administer all state programs that the General Assembly has legislated, at no expense to taxpayers. “I am proud of the financial awards given to students in my district in helping them pursue their goals of higher education,” Flynn said. “Education of any kind is a significant contributor towards improving our quality of life and we need to invest more.” Flynn said the financial aid assistance to the 113 th Legislative District includes: Institutional Assistance Grants Program, $541,398 Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program, $18,900 Pennsylvania State Grant Program, $2.7 million Public Service Initiatives are as follows: PHEAA’S Cost to Administer State Programs, $142,815 PA State Grant Supplement, $751,265 Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program, $16,488 Flynn said for the upcoming year, PHEAA Board of Directors has requested $398 million for the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, which is a $95 million increase over the Commonwealth’s previous Read more

 

Medicare help available March 11 at district office

(Mar 04, 2019)

SCRANTON, March 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: Raise The Minimum Wage In PA

(Feb 27, 2019)

During a House budget hearing in Harrisburg, state Rep. Marty Flynn discussed the importance of raising the minimum wage with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Proposed budget aims to help Pennsylvania’s future

(Feb 26, 2019)

Recently, Gov. Tom Wolf held his annual state budget address in Harrisburg to discuss his proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Read more

 

Flynn Looks for Updates on the Fight Against Opioids

(Feb 25, 2019)

At a budget hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine about the state's ongoing efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. Read more

 

Veterans outreach Feb. 27 at Flynn’s office

(Feb 19, 2019)

SCRANTON, Feb. 19 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

Flynn Fights to Protect Independent Pharmacies

(Feb 13, 2019)

At a budget hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn questions Auditor General Eugene DePasquale about the need for more accountability for pharmacy benefit managers and their effect on independent pharmacies. Read more

 

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