Galloway to host free document shredding event on Saturday, September 16

(Sep 06, 2017)

Rep. John Galloway will host a free document shredding event from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 16th, in the Westaby Hall Parking Lot, 425 Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Bring your personal documents to be securely shredded on site and recycled. Please also consider bringing a non-perishable food item for donation. The food collected will be sent to a local food bank. Read more

 

Galloway to host local veterans at appreciation dinner tonight

(Aug 31, 2017)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 31 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, will honor area veterans at his fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner this evening. The dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westaby Hall, 425 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills . Color Guard at tonight’s dinner will be provided by members of the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans along with a musical performance by Philly Rock & Soul. For questions about the event, contact Galloway's office at 215-943-7206 . Media coverage is invited. Read more

 

WPVI-TV Philly: Action News Troubleshooters investigates growing construction crisis

(May 19, 2017)

The Action News Troubleshooters have alerted legislators to the construction crisis, including democratic Representative John Galloway of the 140th District, Bucks County. He vowed to introduce legislative change to protect homeowners. "Whether they did it 12 years ago or whether they did it 12 days ago builders cannot cut corners," said Rep. Galloway. Read more

 

Galloway announces $50,000 grant for Mill Street business upgrades

(May 18, 2017)

LEVITTOWN, May 18 – State Rep. John Galloway today announced the approval of a $50,000 Keystone Communities grant for the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority to implement a façade improvement program along the Mill Street Business District in Bristol Borough. “I’d like to congratulate Bristol Borough on this substantial award in a competitive grant process,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “On the heels of its win in the second season of Small Business Revolution, Bristol Borough is quickly making a name for itself as a place for transformative investment and small business development. “It’s a pleasure to watch a deserving community grow and develop into a regional destination.” Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, supporting local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities; ensure social and economic diversity; and enhance the overall quality of life for residents. Read more

 

Galloway shredding event for May 13 canceled due to inbound storm

(May 12, 2017)

LEVITTOWN, May 12 – State Rep. John Galloway’s document shredding event scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13 is canceled due to the inbound storm. A make-up date is yet to be scheduled. Read more

 

Galloway, Davis announce three state grants to improve area traffic flow

(May 11, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 11 – State Reps. John Galloway and Tina Davis today announced three Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grants to improve area traffic signals. The grants will pay for traffic-signal upgrades in Bristol Township at State Road and Cedar Avenue ($252,184), Radcliffe Street and Randall Avenue ($191,255), and Mill Creek Road and Haines Road ($226,194). Bristol Township will provide a 20 percent match on each of the projects, which will cost at total of $837,040. “When we talk about state dollars at work, these are the types of projects we like to see,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Well-maintained infrastructure is an economic multiplier and increased safety at intersections cuts down on crashes, keeping families safe and driving down insurance costs.” “Congratulations to Bristol Township for their grants in this competitive program,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “Their hard work on the behalf of township residents is a great example of the good public service we expect in our community.” The grant comes from PennDOT’s Green Light – Go Program, which provides state funds for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals along critical and designated corridors on state highways. These reimbursement grant awards can be used on existing traffic signals to install light-emitting diode (LED) technology, perform regional operations such as retiming, develop special event plans and monitor Read more

 

Galloway supports legislation to expand detox options

(May 09, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 9 – State Rep. John Galloway announced today that legislation he supported to help expand detoxification beds in health care and other facilities across the state unanimously passed the House of Representatives. Galloway co-sponsored H.B. 118, which would create the Emergency Drug and Alcohol Detoxification program, allowing the Department of Health to provide for detoxification beds in existing, licensed health care facilities and to establish new detoxification facilities. The department would give special priority review to those applying for licensure through the program. Under current law, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs licenses detoxification centers, while the Health Department licenses medical beds. “We have to do more to tackle the opioid epidemic gripping our communities. If someone is reaching out for help, we must make sure they can get it,” Galloway said. “By expanding the Health Department’s ability to establish detoxification beds, we’d increase the options those suffering from addiction have to help them move toward recovery.” The bill was forwarded to the Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Galloway introduces bill to expand E-Verify rules to private construction industry

(May 08, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, has introduced legislation that would expand E-Verify requirements first signed into law in 2012 in order to ensure employers verify the legal status of their current and future employees. House Bill 1340 would require Pennsylvania employers in the private construction industry to verify that current employees are legally permitted to work in the United States through the use of the Social Security Number Verification System (NVS) and verify new hires through the E-Verify Program (EVP), while establishing penalties for those found in violation of this requirement. “This bill is an important next step towards ensuring private construction industry employers hire only individuals who are authorized to work in this country,” Galloway said. “With some surveys showing about 110,000 unauthorized immigrants in Pennsylvania’s labor force, we must take every step possible to prevent their exploitation and ensure these jobs go to people authorized to work in the United States.” If passed, Galloway’s bill would subject employers found in violation of these new requirements to non-monetary penalties that affect licensing and debarment for willful violations. “This legislation is carefully crafted to provide Pennsylvania an effective tool that complies with federal law and builds on the successes we have seen from the use of E-Verify for public works projects,” Galloway Read more

 

Galloway’s free paper shredding event is Saturday, May 13

(May 03, 2017)

LEVITTOWN, May 3 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, will host a free paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13 in the Westaby Hall Parking Lot, 425 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills. Documents will be shredded on site until noon or until the truck is full. The event is free, but those attending are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation that will be sent to a local food bank. Staples are OK, but paper clips cannot be accepted. There is a limit of two bags or boxes per person. All non-paper trash must be removed from boxes and bags. Read more

 

Pa. Tax Amnesty Program runs from April 21 to June 19, 2017

(Apr 13, 2017)

A tax amnesty period for Pennsylvanians will run from April 21, 2017 through June 19, 2017. During this limited 60-day period, the state Department of Revenue will waive all penalties and half of the interest on eligible tax delinquencies for anyone who participates in the 2017 Tax Amnesty Program. For more information, please click here . Read more

 

Valley Forge PA Legislative Appointment Initiative extended to July 1st

(Apr 03, 2017)

Applicants now have until July 1st each year to apply for the LAI to attend Valley Forge Military College in the fall. There is no difference in process or award amounts between 1st-round nominees and 2nd-round nominees. What is the PA Legislative Appointment Initiative? The Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative (LAI) currently allows each of Pennsylvania’s 203 Representatives, and 50 Senators, to appoint a student from their district as the Commonwealth Scholar for guaranteed admission and a guaranteed partial scholarship to Valley Forge Military College — The Military College of Pennsylvania. A student awarded the Legislative Appointment Initiative Scholarship may receive the award for up to two years. Am I eligible to apply? The Legislative Scholarship is only available to Pennsylvania residents only at Valley Forge Military College, The Military College of Pennsylvania. The minimum academic requirements are a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1000 (or an ACT score of 17). You can apply directly through your local state representative’s or senator’s office or you can apply for the program by applying first to Valley Forge. You must be a Pennsylvania resident. You also must be a legal resident of the district from where you apply. When can I apply? You can apply at any time during your senior year up until July 1st of the year you wish to attend. Read more

 

Wolf Administration Extends Pennsylvania Home Heating Assistance Program Deadline

(Mar 28, 2017)

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will now have until April 7 to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The federally funded program was slated to end March 31, 2017, but the Wolf Administration decided that given the unpredictable weather this winter, Pennsylvania would extend the program, giving people extra time to apply for funding. “Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable were able to heat their homes this winter because of LIHEAP,” said Governor Wolf. “By keeping the program open longer, we hope to provide additional assistance to those who are struggling to keep their family warm.” LIHEAP offers assistance in the form of a cash grant sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Some households are eligible for both types of assistance. Cash grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. In addition to proof of income and household size, applicants must provide a recent bill or a statement from their fuel dealer verifying their customer status and the type of fuel used. “Everyone deserves a safe, warm home. I encourage Pennsylvanians to apply today to ensure they have the necessary resources to stay warm as the climate continues to be unpredictable,” said Department of Read more

 

Galloway to Host Overdose Prevention Community Town Hall

(Mar 16, 2017)

Rep. Galloway will host an Overdose Prevention Community Town Hall on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Fall Township Municipal Building Meeting Room, 188 Lincoln Highway in Fairless Hills. Read more

 

Pa. granted extension on REAL ID compliance

(Jan 20, 2017)

Pennsylvania received a limited extension through June 6 to update driver’s licenses to meet requirements under the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, but the General Assembly must still act quickly to comply. Without action, Pennsylvanians could be denied access to federal facilities and eventually even airline travel. Specifically, Pennsylvanians will need federally approved ID for air travel beginning Jan. 22, 2018, and with the limited extension we will need a federally approved ID to access federal buildings, nuclear power plants and military bases beginning June 7, 2017. Rest assured, I am following this issue very closely and am doing everything possible to ensure that we pass comprehensive changes to comply with the federal government. Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/pennsylvania for the most up to date information on the requirements and remember that my office can help you obtain a birth certificate or driver’s license. Read more

 

Unemployment Compensation Assistance

(Jan 12, 2017)

Get more info on what you can do now that several Unemployment Compensation Service Centers have closed and longer wait times are being experienced by those looking for help. Read more

 

License Your Dog in PA

(Dec 22, 2016)

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Reasons for dog licensing: It’s the law. All dogs three months or older must have a current license. If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations. Read more

 

Holiday Safety Tips

(Dec 16, 2016)

As family and friends decorate their homes and gather to celebrate the holidays, Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller offer some tips to ensure everyone stays safe this holiday season. Read more

 

Galloway attends groundbreaking of Tullytown Canal Park

(Dec 07, 2016)

Joining community members and local officials, state Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, took part in a groundbreaking ceremony at the new Tullytown Canal Park behind the Levittown Town Center. Read more

 

Galloway: Senate inaction causing Labor & Industry layoffs, will cause unemployment compensation processing delays

(Nov 18, 2016)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 18 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, Democratic chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee, has expressed his frustration over the Senate concluding its business for the 2015-16 legislative session while leaving an important unemployment compensation bill awaiting a vote. Earlier this week, the Senate adjourned for the session before voting on several bills, including H.B. 2375 . As a result, the state Department of Labor and Industry has announced that up to 450 employees will be laid off effective Dec. 19 and three of the eight Unemployment Compensation Service Centers will be closed. Additional layoff notices are expected for other employees next week. The three centers that will be closed are in Allentown, Altoona and Lancaster. The bill, which was introduced by Republican state Rep. Mauree Gingrich, R-Lebanon, was a bipartisan plan to extend a funding program that has been in effect for the last four years. That money has been used to hire staff and dramatically reduce customer wait times and also to upgrade the department's computer system, which has components that are 40 years old. "By refusing to act on the bill, which passed the House with 175 affirmative votes last month, the Senate leadership is proving they are out of touch with most Pennsylvanians," Galloway said. "By refusing to even allow a vote by the full Senate, they have directly caused the layoffs of hundreds Read more

 

Galloway office to be toy drop-off location through Dec. 16

(Nov 09, 2016)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 9 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced his Levittown office is again a drop-off location for this year’s Toys for the Y. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 14, new, unwrapped toys, books, clothing and outerwear for children, and local supermarket gift cards, may be dropped off at 8610 New Falls Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Dec. 16. Toys for the Y is part of the Lower Bucks Family YMCA Giving Tree program, which shares gifts and food with local families in need during the holiday season. "I am proud to have my office and staff participate in this annual event," Galloway said. "It is too easy to forget those who need help during the busy holiday times. Last year, the piles of toys and gifts brought to my office grew on a daily basis. We filled several huge boxes with toys. I anticipate another year of heart-warming generosity from my constituents and friends." In 2015, the Giving Tree program served over 750 children and more than 300 families. The Giving Tree goal for 2016 is to provide gifts and meals for at least 320 families in the region. Galloway said his office also has information about programs to help children and families, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, among others. For more information, contact his office at (215) 943-7206 . ### Read more

 

Galloway to host free document shredding event on Saturday, September 16
Sep 06, 2017

Galloway to host local veterans at appreciation dinner tonight
Aug 31, 2017

WPVI-TV Philly: Action News Troubleshooters investigates growing construction crisis
May 19, 2017

Galloway announces $50,000 grant for Mill Street business upgrades
May 18, 2017

Galloway shredding event for May 13 canceled due to inbound storm
May 12, 2017

Galloway, Davis announce three state grants to improve area traffic flow
May 11, 2017

Galloway supports legislation to expand detox options
May 09, 2017

Galloway introduces bill to expand E-Verify rules to private construction industry
May 08, 2017

Galloway’s free paper shredding event is Saturday, May 13
May 03, 2017

Pa. Tax Amnesty Program runs from April 21 to June 19, 2017
Apr 13, 2017

Valley Forge PA Legislative Appointment Initiative extended to July 1st
Apr 03, 2017

Wolf Administration Extends Pennsylvania Home Heating Assistance Program Deadline
Mar 28, 2017

Galloway to Host Overdose Prevention Community Town Hall
Mar 16, 2017

Pa. granted extension on REAL ID compliance
Jan 20, 2017

Unemployment Compensation Assistance
Jan 12, 2017

License Your Dog in PA
Dec 22, 2016

Holiday Safety Tips
Dec 16, 2016

Galloway attends groundbreaking of Tullytown Canal Park
Dec 07, 2016

Galloway: Senate inaction causing Labor & Industry layoffs, will cause unemployment compensation processing delays
Nov 18, 2016

Galloway office to be toy drop-off location through Dec. 16
Nov 09, 2016

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