Polling place changes

(May 11, 2021)

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Federal dollars could go to work for PA with this plan

(Apr 30, 2021)

Federal dollars could go to work for PA with this plan Read more

 

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th

(Apr 23, 2021)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal will reopen on Saturday, April 24. Updated documents and guidance will be available today (Friday, April 23rd) by clicking here . This is a grant program established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, and is administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue , with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters. Theatrical producers. Live performing arts organization operators. Museum operators. Motion picture theater operators (including owners). Talent representatives. Other requirements of note: Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. Venue or promoter who received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020, will have the SVOG reduced by the PPP loan amount. Read more

 

Grant Awarded to Improve Willow Grove Interchange Area Intersection

(Apr 22, 2021)

Grant Awarded to Improve Willow Grove Interchange Area Intersection Read more

 

Upper Moreland gets $575,000 state grant for Willow Grove Interchange Area Intersection

(Apr 21, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 21 – Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced today that Upper Moreland Township has been awarded $575,000 in grant money through the Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal Transportation Fund Program to support improvements at the Willow Grove Interchange Area Intersection. The grant money will be used to improve two intersections surrounding the PA Turnpike Willow Grove Interchange. Blair Mill Road will be widened along the northbound approach to Easton Road to lengthen the right turn lane by 400 feet and 500 feed of sidewalk will be constructed to complete a gap in sidewalk connectivity. Commerce Avenue will be redesigned and widened to include two eastbound lanes leading into two left-turn lanes where Commerce Road intersects Maryland Road. This would be complimented by a redesign and widening of Maryland Road to two northbound lanes to receive the turning traffic. This project will also replace a structurally deficient bridge on Maryland Road which is vital for trucks going to and from a UPS distribution center. “The SEPTA exchange in Upper Moreland Township needs safety upgrades, and this money will help keep local taxes down as the township continues investing into the safety of the location,” Guenst said. “I congratulate the township on this well-deserved award, and I am dedicated to partnering with local officials to make further improvements in the Read more

 

Ready to Vote in the May 18th primary?

(Apr 15, 2021)

May 18th Primary Read more

 

PA Schools to Receive Nearly $5 billion in Funding

(Apr 15, 2021)

$5 billion for schools Read more

 

House returns to session following budget hearings

(Apr 15, 2021)

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STATEWIDE OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON IS THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 3

(Apr 01, 2021)

STATEWIDE OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON IS THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 3 https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/fish-and-boat-commission-details.aspx?newsid=379 ?HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 1) – Excitement is in the air for Pennsylvania’s statewide Opening Day of Trout Season on Saturday, April 3! The start time is 8:00 a.m. “Trout fishing in the spring is among Pennsylvania’s greatest outdoor traditions and anglers are gearing up for one of the most highly anticipated days of the year,” said Tim Schaeffer, PFBC Executive Director. “After a long winter and a very challenging year, we’re all looking for fun, safe, and affordable ways to get outside, relax, and spend time with our families. Trout fishing is right at the top of the list for people of all ages.” Anglers are reminded that this Saturday’s opening day is a single, statewide event for all 67 counties. This change was implemented in 2021 to provide anglers with two more weeks to enjoy trout fishing statewide, reduce travel associated with multiple opening days, and minimize overcrowding on many popular waterways to allow anglers to comply with social distancing guidelines associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To participate in trout fishing, anglers ages 16 and older must obtain a Pennsylvania fishing license and a trout permit. Licenses and permits are available using the FishBoatPA mobile app, online at Read more

 

Student Grab and Go Bags available at my office

(Mar 02, 2021)

Student Grab and Go Bags available at my office Read more

 

DEP Advances Actions to Support Electric Vehicle Use Statewide

(Feb 19, 2021)

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its latest actions to help expand electric vehicle use statewide: more than $936,000 in grant funding for projects to install 16 more fast chargers in high-traffic areas, the start of a draft rulemaking to make electric vehicles more readily available to consumers, and the release of a booklet on the benefits and basics of these zero emission vehicles. “ Our transportation decisions affect Pennsylvania today and tomorrow. We can turn in the direction of healthier air quality and slow down climate change by switching to electric vehicles, whether we're government officials, business owners, school administrators, community leaders, or individual consumers, ” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “DEP is committed to supporting this choice by increasing public knowledge of electric vehicles, making it easier for consumers to find electric models, and helping to expand charging infrastructure.” Transportation generates 47 percent of nitrogen oxide and 21 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in Pennsylvania. Carbon dioxide emissions are the leading cause of climate change, and nitrogen oxides contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, which affects the health of children, older people, people with lung diseases such as asthma and emphysema, and people who work or are active outdoors. Read more

 

PA adds more online tax filing options this year

(Feb 17, 2021)

PA adds more online tax filing options this year Read more

 

2021 Stocking Schedule

(Feb 02, 2021)

2021 Stocking Schedule Read more

 

2021 Seasons, Sizes and Creel Limits

(Feb 02, 2021)

2021 Seasons, Sizes and Creel Limits Read more

 

Putting people first in the 152nd Legislative District

(Feb 02, 2021)

Putting people first in the 152nd Legislative District Read more

 

Guenst, Sanchez host socially distanced outdoor peace vigil for Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Jan 26, 2021)

This event will be held outside. Face masks and adherence to social-distance practices are required. Candles and hot cocoa will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring handmade posters. Read more

 

Wolf Administration Hosts ‘Feeding Pennsylvanians, Reducing Waste’ Discussion on Food Security and its Environmental Impacts

(Jan 15, 2021)

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Agriculture today hosted “Feeding Pennsylvanians, Reducing Waste,” a panel discussion on food security in Pennsylvania and how commonwealth programs, partners, and residents are taking steps to reduce food waste to protect the environment, the security of the food supply chain, and the charitable food system. The event was held as part of the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. “Reducing food waste – where food that could otherwise help to feed Pennsylvania families, rather than going to a landfill – is key to preventing hunger. Food waste is also an environmental concern as food waste in landfills produces methane, a greenhouse gas, and DEP is proud to address food security,” DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said. “This panel discussion provided a candid conversation for organizations and people in Pennsylvania who are changemakers addressing Pennsylvania’s food security concerns.” According to Feeding Pennsylvania, an advocate organization addressing food insecurity and hunger, overall, more than 2 million Pennsylvanians are food insecure. Currently, 64 out of the 67 Pennsylvania counties have food insecurity rates at or above 13 percent. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, just three counties did. In 2019, DEP initiated the Food Infrastructure Recovery Grant Program to address food security. Read more

 

Otten, Guenst, Krajewski elected to lead Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus

(Jan 13, 2021)

EXTON, Jan. 13 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, was elected this week to serve as House chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus for the 2021-2022 legislative session. House members of the Climate Caucus also elected first-term legislators Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery, to serve as vice chair and Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., to serve as secretary. Otten will serve as co-chair of the bicameral, bipartisan caucus with senate chair Sen. Steve Santarsiero. The Climate Caucus seeks to uphold the environmental rights granted under the Pennsylvania Constitution, raise awareness on legislation, appropriations and related matters surrounding environmental justice, the need for a renewable energy future, and the urgency of climate change as our most existential threat. “I am thrilled to collaborate with this talented group of legislators on our collective goals and to elevate climate issues as they relate to public health and safety, our state and local economies and the future of our planet,” Otten said. “Climate change is a leading international issue of our time, and I am committed to the intersectional work of addressing the many areas of our state government impacted by climate change and moving Pennsylvania forward.” "It’s an honor to serve as vice chair of our Climate Caucus with the leadership of chair Danielle Friel Otten,” Guenst said. “By ensuring that legislative proposals and Read more

 

Guenst announces first term committee appointments

(Jan 11, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. Nancy Guenst today announced her appointments to the PA House Agriculture, Children & Youth, Game & Fisheries, and Human Services committees. “I am honored be in a position to influence legislation supporting Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable communities -- our seniors and our financially disadvantaged -- on these powerful committees,” Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., said. “Agriculture is a leading economic driver in our state,” Guenst said. “On this vitally important committee, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to formulate legislation that will both grow opportunities and ensure that the necessary regulatory oversight needed to protect human, livestock, environmental and plant health is in place. “And, as a sporting aficionado, I’ll make sure that our sportsmen and women can easily hunt and fish in Pennsylvania,” Guenst added. “I take to heart my role as a public servant in Harrisburg, as I did first when I was in the military and later when I was in local government in Hatboro,” Guenst continued. “I am here to be your voice in Harrisburg, and I will make sure that your concerns and your needs are heard and heeded.” The descriptions of the committee functions are as follows: The Agriculture & Rural Affairs Read more