Galloway introduces bill to create mental health care services clearinghouse

(Mar 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 6 – State Rep. John Galloway introduced a bill in the House this week that would create a mental health care services clearinghouse to assist school personnel in connecting families to community mental health resources. “Untreated mental health issues are one of the most pressing issues our society faces,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Early detection and treatment of mental health issues literally saves lives, mitigating the effects of the illnesses and giving our children the skills to cope with them. “But our schools lack the resources needed to provide care and services to their students.” Approximately one in six children between the ages of 6 and 17 in the United States has a treatable mental health disorder, such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, Galloway said, only half of these children receive counseling in part due to the school counselor to student ratio in Pennsylvania is 1 to 387. Children left with untreated mental health disorders often struggle with behavioral and academic issues in school, such as delinquency and dropping out; have trouble with the criminal justice system; abuse drugs as a means to cope with their illness; become dependent on social services; and, in extreme cases, take their own lives. Galloway says there is a critical need for a network between schools, communities and health providers to share information about mental health care resources and programs. Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce $233,035 in state funding for summer internships

(Mar 05, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, March 5 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that the Bucks County Workforce Development Board has received $233,035 in funding to provide summer internships across Pennsylvania through the State/Local Internship Program. SLIP is part of the Wolf administration’s strategic investments in workforce development to help prepare students and young adults for successful careers. “This funding will strengthen the network between employers, our youth and the Bucks County Workforce Development Board,” Davis said. “This network will ensure Bucks County has a highly trained and productive workforce that will attract high-paying jobs to the region for years to come.” “Studies have shown that on-the-job training is as important to a worker’s productivity as the classroom,” Galloway said. “These summer internships will give our youth invaluable experience that will make them highly desirable candidates on the job market.” “This grant money meets an urgent need to improve and expand workforce training in Bucks County,” Ullman said. “The more trained the workforce, the greater the workplace’s efficiency and productivity. A trained workforce is the basis for a prosperous Bucks County.” Warren said, “Development of 21st century occupational skills benefits our youth, our employers and our economy -- Read more

 

Galloway: Bristol museum awarded $4K state grant

(Mar 04, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, March 4 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today announced the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum received a $4,000 grant. The funds were awarded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. The program provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agencies operating support programs. “This grant money is well deserved,” Galloway said. “The museum reminds us both of Bucks County’s rich historical past and the legacy of a great public servant -- Senator Joseph R. Grundy -- who, through his philanthropic foundation, continues improve the lives of many in the area.” The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum is named after the sister of the late Sen. Grundy. The museum brings to life the late Victorian era in which the Grundys lived. The Grundy Foundation maintains and operates the senator's familial home as a museum; maintains and operates a community library; and makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations, with a particular interest to those in Bristol Borough. For more information about this program, visit https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Museum-Support.aspx . Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for Bucks County school districts

(Feb 26, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that Bucks County school districts were awarded state grant funding to address school safety and security. The grant money will help the school districts accomplish the following: performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education. The grant money is a part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee approval of $53.7 million in school safety and security grants to 524 school entities throughout the commonwealth. Davis said, “As a mother and legislator, I’m glad that our school districts have received this grant money that will help increase our children’s safety at school so they can learn and thrive in the Bristol and Neshaminny school districts and throughout Pennsylvania.” “School safety continues to be a major concern for our children and their schools,” Galloway said. “I am very pleased with these grants to the Bristol Township and Borough, Morrisville and Pennsbury school districts and others.” “The children of Central Read more

 

Galloway to attend Bucks Crime Stoppers Tipster Rewards

(Feb 24, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 24 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, will accompany District Attorney Matthew B. Weintraub to tonight’s event awarding rewards for tips submitted to the Bucks County Crime Stoppers Push Out the Pusher campaign at 5:30 p.m. at Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington. Established in 2017, the Push Out the Pusher campaign’s goal is to enable Bucks County inhabitants to take an active role in driving drug dealers out of their neighborhoods. Rewards of up to $5,000 are offered for tips that lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of drug dealers. As Crime Stoppers’ president, Galloway has been a strong promoter of the Push Out the Pusher campaign. “Push Out the Pusher empowers Bucks County residents to reclaim their streets from drug dealers, making their neighborhoods safe for everyone,” Galloway said. “I’m very pleased by the success of the Push Out the Pusher campaign to rid Bucks County of persons who are literally poisoning our neighborhoods with drugs.” The tips rewarded tonight directly aided in drug dealers’ convictions as well as the seizure of drugs. A tipster from Quakertown exposed two neighbors in 2019 who had conspired to sell drugs, including THC and methamphetamine, out of their homes. The dealers were both sentenced to county prison. Tips from Warminster helped police close a multi-million-dollar heroin and fentanyl Read more

 

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder

(Feb 18, 2020)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will award a $306,254 grant for the implementation of new criminal justice diversion programs and the expansion of existing programs in Bucks County for individuals with opioid use disorder. Read more

 

Galloway announces grant to fund food service equipment for Penn Valley Elementary School

(Jan 28, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – A grant of $5,709 will allow the Penn Valley Elementary School to purchase needed equipment for its cafeteria, including a convection steamer, state Rep. John Galloway announced today. Galloway, D-Bucks, said the grant is part of more than $925,000 in competitive grants awarded to 72 elementary, middle and high schools across the state to buy new food service equipment for their cafeterias. “This grant will ensure our students are getting healthy school lunches, which will help them grow physically and intellectually. School lunch programs are particularly crucial for food insecure students for whom their school lunch is their main meal of the day,” Galloway said. “I am glad that Penn Valley Elementary School has received assistance to help them carry out this important mission.” Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Grants are awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and have 50% or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Schools often use the grants to purchase new refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dishwashers to ensure safe food handling. Read more

 

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County

(Jan 17, 2020)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced PAsmart targeted grants have been approved for Pennsbury and Bristol Borough school districts Friday to expand computer science classes and teacher training in Bucks County. The grants are one component of the PAsmart initiative to improve computer science and STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education. Read more

 

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State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Bucks County Workforce Development Board

(Jan 16, 2020)

State lawmakers from Bucks County applauded a $118,200 grant awarded to the Bucks County Workforce Development Board Thursday to help prepare students for in-demand careers. Read more

 

Galloway introduces two bills to increase mental health services in schools

(Jan 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. John Galloway introduced two bills in the House this week that would expand access to mental health resources for children in order to address the growing numbers of children and teenagers suffering from mental health disorders. Approximately one in six children between the ages of 6 and 17 in the U.S. has a treatable mental health disorder, such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, Galloway said, only half of these children receive counseling. Those left with untreated mental health disorders often struggle with behavioral and academic issues in school, such as delinquency and dropping out; have trouble with the criminal justice system; abuse drugs as a means to cope with their illness; become dependent on social services; and, in extreme cases, take their own lives. “Untreated mental health issues is one of the most pressing issues our society faces,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Early detection and treatment of mental health issues literally saves lives, mitigating the effects of the illnesses and giving our children the skills to cope with them. "Since research has shown that two-thirds of children receive their counseling in schools, we want to expand mental health resources there to serve all children in need. No child should be left to suffer.” Galloway’s first bill, H.B. 2194, would provide grants to support school-linked mental health services. These grants Read more

 

Bucks County state legislators mourn Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s passing

(Jan 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – Bucks County state legislators today came together to mourn the passing of their colleague, former U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, 56. In his roles as Bucks County commissioner, township supervisor and U.S. representative, Fitzpatrick often worked across the aisle on important initiatives and built long-lasting friendships with many Democratic legislators. State Rep. Tina Davis, D-141, said, “Mike was a great guy to work with—incredibly smart, knowledgeable about local and state issues. He was a man of grace and honor. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fitzpatrick family.” State Rep. John Galloway, D-140, said, “I’ve known Mike for 35 years. He was a great elected official and a better person. From the Galloway clan to the Fitzpatrick’s, I would like to say how very sorry we are to hear of Mike’s passing.” State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-143, said, "Mike served his community, the commonwealth and his country with dedication and valor. He left a big footprint in Bucks County." State Rep. Perry Warren, D-31, said, “As congressman, Bucks County commissioner, township supervisor and private citizen, Mike Fitzpatrick set the standard for participation and activity in the community. He was everywhere – the face of the community he represented. My family and I are sorry for his loss and offer our condolences to his brother, Brian and his entire family." Read more

 

Davis and Galloway announce $518K in state grants for Bucks County community organizations

(Dec 18, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Dec. 18 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, today announced that two Bucks County organizations had been awarded $518,000 in state grant funding from the Neighborhood Assistance Program, an innovative program which promotes private-public collaborations to help renovate distressed areas or help low-income populations. “This grant money invests in our most precious resource, our people,” Davis said. “Bucks County Opportunity Council’s signature program helps people find their footing in life through education and employment. This funding will help a great program give a second chance to even more Bucks County residents.” “This NAP funding awarded to LTL Color Compounders will enable the company to fund 23 well-paying jobs with benefits,” Galloway said. “These are family-sustaining jobs and will help strengthen Bucks County’s economy. This is just what Falls Township needs to continue to grow and thrive.” NAP provides tax credits to businesses that donate capital to support community projects. NAP can be used for projects in categories including affordable housing, community services, crime prevention, education, job training, charitable food, blight, special population issues, veteran’s initiatives and long-term community revitalization. The following organizations received funding: Bucks County Opportunity Council in Bristol Township Read more

 

Galloway announces $249K grant to rehabilitate 700 ft. of railroad track

(Dec 13, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Dec. 13 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, today announced that Blue Ridge Wood Products LLC has received $249,420 to rehabilitate 700 feet of existing track to improve the efficiency of its inbound railcar unloading operations. “These funds will increase mobility options, as well as improve freight travel efficiency,” Galloway said. “A strong rail system means increased economic development in Bucks County.” This grant was one of 26 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining jobs across Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads which is more than any other state in the country. Read more

 

Galloway: District office is drop off location for toy drive

(Nov 26, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 26 – State Rep. John Galloway announced his Levittown office will serve as a drop off location for this year’s Ivins Outreach Center Giving Program Toy Drive. Now through Dec. 13, new and unwrapped toys, books, gloves, hats, scarves and local supermarket gift cards will be collected at the office during normal business hours. The collection is part of the 37-year tradition of the lvins Outreach Center’s Giving program, which distributes gifts and food to local families, children and disabled adults in need. " As the holidays approach, it’s important that we remember those among us who may be in need, so I’m proud that my staff and I are able to participate in this program ,” Galloway, D-Bucks, said. “ln 2018, through the generosity of the constituents of the 140th Legislative District, we were able to fulfill the wish lists of 912 children from 381 families. I’m always in awe of the generosity of our community and I look forward to another successful toy drive.” Galloway’s office is at 8610 New Falls Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District

(Nov 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced a $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District that will allow Pennsbury to convert eight diesel-powered school buses to run on propane. “This grant for Pennsbury School District will improve air quality in our community and save taxpayers money in the long haul,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Studies have shown that propane-powered buses are cheaper to operate, maintain and repair than diesel buses. “Part of the savings will come from lower fuel costs, and the maintenance of the vehicles should also save the district money.” Galloway added: “This grant money will help Pennsbury School District convert its buses to use propane, a ‘green’ alternative fuel. This is great news for our community and our environment.” The grant was part of $681,000 awarded to six clean energy vehicle projects in southeast Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection funded the grants through its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants program. Waste Management Inc. also received $300,000 for eight heavy-duty compressed natural gas vehicles for use at numerous company sites, including Bucks County. “Promoting alternative fuels not only improves our air quality and public health, it encourages economic growth and technological development,” said state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks. “The Read more

 

State representatives applaud approval of almost $2M in Bucks County from Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program

(Nov 15, 2019)

Four Bucks County state representatives applauded the approval of almost $2 million as part of the Department of Community and Economic Development projects for the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program. Read more

 

Galloway announces Thanksgiving food donation drive

(Nov 06, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 6 – State Rep. John Galloway announced that his Levittown office will again serve as a drop-off location for a countywide Thanksgiving donation food drive. Now through Nov. 22, the office will collect appetizers, canned vegetables, stuffing mix, gravy, cranberry sauce and dessert items . The items will be distributed by Bucks County Housing Group to the area’s needy families, children and disabled adults. The Bucks County Housing Group runs two food pantries in the county. Although its focus is on housing, it runs the two pantries to help those struggling with food insecurity. “As the holidays approach, it’s important that we remember those among us who might be in need, so I’m proud that my staff and I can participate in this program,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “I’m always in awe of the generosity of our community, and I look forward to another successful Thanksgiving food drive.” Galloway’s office is at 8610 New Falls Road in Levittown. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, those interested can call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

Galloway to introduce bills to increase mental health services in schools

(Oct 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – State Rep. John Galloway will be introducing two bills to expand access to mental health resources for children in order to address the growing numbers of children and teenagers suffering from mental health disorders. According to Galloway, approximately one in six children between the ages of 6 and 17 in the U.S. has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, only half of these children receive counseling. Those left with untreated mental health disorders often: struggle with behavioral and academic issues in school, such as delinquency and dropping out; have trouble with the criminal justice system; abuse drugs as a means to cope with their illness; become dependent on social services; and, in extreme cases, commit suicide. Galloway, D-Bucks, said, “Mental health issues, if left untreated, can lead to serious problems later in life. Early detection and treatment of mental health issues literally saves lives, mitigating the effects of the illnesses and by giving our children the skills to cope with them. "Since research has shown that two-thirds of children receive their counseling in schools, we want to expand mental health resources there to serve all children in need. No child should be left behind to suffer.” Galloway’s first bill would provide grants to support school-linked mental health services. These grants could be used to identity and Read more

 

Lawmakers welcome Pennsbury youth baseball teams to Capitol, House chamber

(Oct 22, 2019)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero welcomed a pair of local youth baseball teams to the state Capitol and House floor Tuesday. Read more

 

Galloway introduces bill to create mental health care services clearinghouse
Mar 06, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce $233,035 in state funding for summer internships
Mar 05, 2020

Galloway: Bristol museum awarded $4K state grant
Mar 04, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for Bucks County school districts
Feb 26, 2020

Galloway to attend Bucks Crime Stoppers Tipster Rewards
Feb 24, 2020

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder
Feb 18, 2020

Galloway announces grant to fund food service equipment for Penn Valley Elementary School
Jan 28, 2020

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County
Jan 17, 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Bucks County Workforce Development Board
Jan 16, 2020

Galloway introduces two bills to increase mental health services in schools
Jan 06, 2020

Bucks County state legislators mourn Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s passing
Jan 06, 2020

Davis and Galloway announce $518K in state grants for Bucks County community organizations
Dec 18, 2019

Galloway announces $249K grant to rehabilitate 700 ft. of railroad track
Dec 13, 2019

Galloway: District office is drop off location for toy drive
Nov 26, 2019

State lawmakers announce $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District
Nov 20, 2019

State representatives applaud approval of almost $2M in Bucks County from Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program
Nov 15, 2019

Galloway announces Thanksgiving food donation drive
Nov 06, 2019

Galloway to introduce bills to increase mental health services in schools
Oct 28, 2019

Lawmakers welcome Pennsbury youth baseball teams to Capitol, House chamber
Oct 22, 2019

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