Kosierowski announces $2 million in Pennvest funding for Greenfield Township Sewer Authority Treatment Plant

(Apr 17, 2019)

TAYLOR, April 17 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced the Greenfield Township Sewer Authority was awarded a $2 million low-interest loan for improvements to the township sewage treatment plant. The loan, approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, will benefit 561 residential houses and more than 1,440 residents in Greenfield Township. The treatment plant upgrade project will include installation of a new influent screen, a fine-bubble aeration system, an automated dissolved oxygen control system and a new ultraviolet light disinfection control panel. Improvements will also be made to the chlorine contact tank. “This long-term, low-interest loan will help the authority tremendously with general upkeep and will benefit the thousands of residents who live nearby,” Kosierowski said. “The project will ensure clean water for our communities as well as decreasing facility costs after upgrades. I am happy to play a role bringing local municipalities and state government together to improve infrastructure, and I look forward to the completion of this project.” Pennvest offers low-cost loans and grants to communities throughout Pennsylvania to fund sewer, storm water and drinking water maintenance and improvement projects. More information is available at www.pennvest.state.pa.us . Read more


Kosierowski opens district office, receives committee assignments

(Apr 15, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 15 – Following her swearing-in last week, state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski opened her district office and was appointed to three key House committees. Read more


Kosierowski takes oath of office, becomes 114th state House rep

(Apr 09, 2019)

HARRISBURG — Bridget Kosierowski walked onto the House floor Monday, sat down before the speaker’s podium and took a deep breath. Read more


Kosierowski Takes Oath of Office

(Apr 09, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The new representative in the 114th State House District was sworn in on Monday. Read more


Kosierowski excited to begin work in state House

(Apr 08, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 8 – Standing before family and friends in the state Capitol, Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski took the oath of office today to become the newest member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more


Veterans services

(Mar 29, 2019)

Below are a number of programs and services available to help veterans and their families. Please share this list with any veterans in your life. Veterans Temporary Assistance Temporary help is available for veterans and their beneficiaries who need aid for essentials such as shelter, fuel, clothing and food. If eligible, a veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for up to $1,600 in a 12-month period. The Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program Any honorably discharged veteran who is 100 percent disabled, a resident of Pennsylvania and has financial need can apply for this program, which provides real estate tax exemption on principal dwellings. Educational Gratuity Program Children of honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities or children of veterans who died in service during a period of war or armed conflict qualify for up to $500 per semester/term to help defray educational costs. Military Family Relief Assistance Program Eligible Pennsylvania service members and their family members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control can apply for up to $3,500 in grants. This program is available for active and past service members. Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Program Grants are available for veterans’ services organizations, non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, individual eligible counties and the State Read more


Get free assistance with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate

(Mar 29, 2019)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2018 tax year are available – and my office staff is ready to help you file yours for free ! The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2018 and meet all other eligibility criteria. The rebates normally are distributed by the Department of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more