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Haddock to co-host scam prevention seminar Jan. 25

Haddock Talks Trout with the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission

(Feb 22, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock sat down the the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to discuss the upcoming trout fishing season and encourages anglers to be safe while out on the water. Read more

 

Haddock welcomes $340,000 in fire, EMS grants

(Feb 16, 2024)

“Emergency responders deserve our heartfelt recognition because they keep us safe, and we can go to sleep each night knowing they are on call if we need them in an emergency,” said Haddock. “But they also need state-of-the-art equipment and valuable training to do their jobs and these grants will help to make that happen.” Read more

 

Haddock Helps Deliver a Win for Working Families

(Jan 19, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock welcomed Governor Shapiro to Pittston for a press event at the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA to promote the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and the expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Haddock says these programs will make a huge difference for thousands of working families and seniors in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties who are struggling to makes ends meet. Read more

 

Haddock lauds nearly $500,000 in state recreation grants

(Jan 16, 2024)

"This funding is important because it will be used to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for residents, young and old alike," Haddock said. Read more

 

Haddock Races in His First Feed Scurry

(Jan 10, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock joined many of his colleagues to race in his first Celebrity Feed Scurry Race at the Pa. Farm Show. Haddock was proud to place in the top half in 13th place on his first try and to be able to participate in an event that helps raise funds for Ag students. Read more

 

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 09, 2024)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 9 Read more

 

Haddock to co-host scam prevention seminar Jan. 25

(Jan 09, 2024)

“Our guest speaker from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office will discuss some of the new ways scammers are using technology to fool people into trusting them,” said Haddock. Read more

 

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 08, 2024)

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Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing Read more

 

Haddock wants PUC to suspend PA American Water rate hike request

(Dec 20, 2023)

“It is my hope that the Pennsylvania American Water Co.’s recent request will be suspended so public input hearings can be scheduled in our region to allow for constituents to express their views before any verdict is reached by the PUC," Haddock wrote. Read more

 

Rep. Haddock wants PUC to reject settlement over PPL billing ‘debacle’

(Dec 20, 2023)

Haddock said he believes the PUC Board of Commissioners should summarily reject the proposed settlement and send it back to allow for public input. Read more

 

Haddock wants PUC to reject settlement over PPL billing debacle

(Dec 19, 2023)

“Simply put, the proposed settlement suggested by the PUC’s independent Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement and PPL does not go far enough to remedy the financial hardship that was borne by so many Pennsylvanians," Haddock said. Read more

 

Haddock welcomes $4.3 million in water, sewer funding

(Dec 19, 2023)

"Without the financial assistance directed to our area from the state, some of these projects would not have been possible or may have required the municipalities to seek loans to complete them,” said Haddock. Read more

 

Letter to the Editor: Haddock against transfer of $150M from PA Game Commission

(Dec 13, 2023)

As an avid outdoorsman, I am firmly opposed to a proposal by state Senate Republicans to take $150 million from the PA Game Commission and transfer it to the Clean Streams Fund. Read more

 

Haddock Protects Children from Lead in Schools

(Dec 12, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock joined his colleagues Reps. Tarik Khan and Roni Green to introduce bipartisan legislation that would address the long-standing problem of schools having lead in drinking water. Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12

(Dec 12, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

Pennsylvania lawmakers lead introduction of bipartisan bill removing lead in Pa. schools’ drinking water

(Dec 11, 2023)

State Reps. Roni Green and Tarik Khan, both D-Phila., and other state representatives will circulate a co-sponsorship memo next week for a bipartisan House bill addressing lead contamination in drinking water in Pennsylvania schools. They are being joined by state Reps. Abby Major, R-Armstrong/Westmoreland; Jim Haddock, D-Lackawanna/Luzerne; Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington; and Joe Hogan, R-Bucks, as prime co-sponsors of this bill. “This legislation corrects a longstanding problem within our schools across the commonwealth,” Green said. “Children have a right to be in a safe environment, have clean drinking water, and maximize their learning journey free from harm and hazardous particles. It’s unacceptable to still have children being exposed to lead while in school. Our bill ensures that all Pennsylvania children’s rights are respected and that our children can be safe from lead exposure in school.” Green pointed out that this legislation is like a bill passed last year by the Philadelphia City Council and signed into law. This legislation would require the replacement of old drinking fountains with lead-filtering water stations by 2025 and direct funding to help school districts achieve this goal. The other sponsors noted their support for the bill. “As a state representative, one of my top priorities is keeping the children in my community safe,” Haddock said. “This bill will help schools in Read more

 

Cartwright: Return of rail service ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’

(Dec 11, 2023)

At a news conference at his Scranton office Monday morning, Cartwright and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, joined with state and local leaders to celebrate their recent announcement of a major milestone in bringing the Amtrak passenger rail service back between Scranton and New York City. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 04, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Aging: Senior Community Center Grants Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Senior Community Centers with an existing, contractual relationship with an Area Agency on Aging. Use: To help Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers increase participation and programming Funds: Up to $2 million in grant funding is available. Grants vary depending on staff levels. Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 More information: Aging Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention Who May Apply: Community-based organizations with 501(c)(3) designation, institutions of higher education, municipalities, district attorneys, and counties, Use: Effective local intervening and preventive measures to stop gun and group violence that is occurring across the state in both the short- and long-term Funds: $40 million in state funding is available for two tracks: VIP Grants: Applicants can request up to 50% of their operating budget up to $950,00 total. Coordinated Community Violence Intervention Strategies Projects (CCVI): Applicants can request up to $3 million in total funding over a 36-month period (funding match required). PCCD anticipates approving only 2-3 CCVI projects. Application Deadline: January 18, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Read more

 

Haddock: Hunting Season is Here!

(Nov 17, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock ushers in the 2023 fall hunting season with a PSA to all Pennsylvania hunters looking to get involved in the outdoors. Read more