The Reproductive Freedom Act

(Apr 16, 2024)

In the past two months, not only did Arizona’s Supreme Court allow for the enforcement of an anti-abortion law dating back to the Civil War banning virtually all abortions, but Alabama’s Supreme Court managed a de-facto ban on in-vitro fertilization, which the state legislature swiftly tried to reverse by passing a law unlikely to pass constitutional muster. Read more


Shredding Events

(Mar 14, 2024)

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Winter 2024 Newsletter

(Jan 29, 2024)

Dear Neighbor,With the new year already well underway, I wanted to provide an update on the exciting and important legislation I’m working on in Harrisburg, as wellas ensure you are aware of the many services my office provides right here in the district. Read more


Holiday Closures, New Years Open House & more!

(Dec 21, 2023)

Happy Holidays! In observance, my District Office will be closed Friday, December 22nd through Monday, December 25th! Read more


Community Center Grand Opening, Fishing Licenses, & Road Safety

(Dec 01, 2023)

This past Wednesday, the Great Valley Community Center in East Whiteland Township celebrated its grand opening. This new recreation space is set to host youth sports activities, as well as adult and senior programs for the Great Valley region. Read more


Fall 2023 Newsletter

(Nov 28, 2023)

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New Pollinator License Plate to Support Habitat Program

(Nov 20, 2023)

“Protecting our pollinators is imperative,” Howard said. “By creating roadside native grass and perennial wildflower-filled habitats along our state highways, we will not only reduce maintenance costs, but beautify our state and protect our crops.”  Read more


Bipartisan Anti-Hate Crime Bills Pass House

(Nov 03, 2023)

Pennsylvania saw a sharp increase in hate crimes in 2021, with 255 reported last year, according to data maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police. That’s more than any other year since cases began being tracked in 1997 and almost as many as the previous three years combined. Read more


Howard applauds local school for national recognition

(Sep 20, 2023)

“I am especially proud that the Saints Philip and James School has received this recognition,” Howard said. “The hard-working students and teachers all deserve praise for this honor. The fact that a school in the 167th District was worthy of being called one of the best academic schools in the country, it fills me with pride.” Read more


HB 841 passes the House & DCNR wants to hear from you!

(Jul 21, 2023)

Dear Friends,I want to provide you with an exciting update from Harrisburg, as well as share some news about a new park in our area. I hope you are having a fun and relaxing summer. Read more


Howard’s Juvenile DNA collection bill passes PA House

(Jul 06, 2023)

HARRISBURG, July 6 – State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, said she is proud to announce the passage of her legislation (H.B. 841) in the state House of Representatives today. House Bill 841 would restrict DNA collection from juveniles to those convicted, or adjudicated delinquent of, serious sexual and violent offenses such as murder and rape. The bill would also require the automatic expungement of DNA previously collected for juveniles at the time the applicable offense becomes eligible for expungement. Currently, DNA is collected from juveniles for a host of felonies and misdemeanors, many minor. Howard said that DNA expungement is not automatic, leaving the burden on individuals whose requests are rarely granted, unlike the sealing of juvenile records as a matter of course. “The juvenile justice system was intended to prioritize rehabilitation over punishment,” Howard said. “However, the overuse of juvenile DNA collection conflicts with the rehabilitative purposes of the juvenile system. My legislation gets rid of this conflict and instead further promotes rehabilitation, which is what our justice system should be focused on. I thank my colleagues for sharing this goal and pushing this bill to the state Senate.” The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. Read more


Independence Day hours and Fireworks Safety

(Jun 30, 2023)

Hello Neighbor, While we have had a busy week in Harrisburg, I wanted to take time and wish you a happy holiday and provide some tips for your celebrations. Read more


Rep. Kristine Howard on one year anniversary of the Dobbs Decision

(Jun 24, 2023)

A year ago, the supposedly independent Supreme Court overturned half a century’s worth of case law, thereby stripping young women of rights their mothers and grandmothers had. Read more


REAL ID & Veterans resources

(Jun 09, 2023)

Hello Neighbor, I wanted to share some updates from PennDOT and Governor Shapiro. Please make sure to take advantage of these services that are available. Read more


Summer 2023 Newsletter

(Jun 01, 2023)

Dear Neighbor, with summer in sight, I am hard at work on many projects for my constituents, including several pieces of legislation to protect and benefit the district and the Commonwealth as a whole, and look forward to accomplishing much before the summer recess. Read more


Spring Newsletter 2023

(May 22, 2023)

As we move into Spring and Continue this new legislative session, I am hopeful and eager. I have several new and exciting pieces of legislation in the works, and I have every confidence that my colleagues and I will accomplish wonderful things. Read more


Protecting Pennsylvanians from Financial Exploitation

(May 18, 2023)

Domestic abuse is a scourge to be combated, and it is a multi-faceted problem that includes not only physical violence, but emotional abuse as well. Read more


Breast Cancer Law & May Primaries!

(May 11, 2023)

Hello! I wanted to provide you with an update on legislation that has swiftly passed through both chambers in Harrisburg and signed into law.  Read more


Howard announces nearly $1.7 million in grants

(Mar 16, 2023)

“I am beyond grateful that these grants have been awarded,” Howard said. “The state dollars going toward these projects shows that Pennsylvania is committed to improving all four corners of the commonwealth.” Read more


Howard congratulates Malvern Public Library for $35,489 state grant

(Feb 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 24 – State Rep. Kristine Howard said she congratulates Malvern Public Library on their competitive award of $35,489 today from the state’s Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities program. The state Department of Education grants are for the construction and rehabilitation of public library facilities across the commonwealth. Malvern Public Library was one of 21 libraries in 15 counties to receive an award. “The Malvern Library provides an invaluable service to the community, and I am thrilled with this award, which will enable the library to continue fostering a love of learning.” Read more