Krueger issues statement on racist, irresponsible social media posts by local school board president

(Jun 11, 2020)

FOLSOM, June 11 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the Philadelphia Inquirer reporting that the president of the Penn-Delco School District Board of Directors shared racist social media posts as well as misinformation about COVID-19 response measures. “All public servants, whether police officers, state legislators or school board directors, are subject to a higher standard of propriety because of the trust we put in them to faithfully discharge their duties of collecting our tax dollars, keeping us safe and providing for our families. Any individual who is uninterested in serving all people — regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or economic background — is unfit for public service and ought to be removed from their post. “Penn-Delco School Board President Leon Armour’s Facebook page was riddled with racist, ableist, and xenophobic posts. No apology — especially not one prefaced on interpretation — can undo the hurt caused by the words and images shared by Mr. Armour. For the students, parents, educators and community members, he has called into question his very intentions of running for office in the first place. “The misinformation and poor attempts at humor about COVID-19 posted to Mr. Armour’s Facebook page are just as concerning. How are we to entrust the safety of our school children to Read more

 

EMAIL: News from Harrisburg and COVID-19 updates

(Jun 09, 2020)

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EMAIL: Delaware County moving to yellow, and more updates

(Jun 03, 2020)

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Unemployment Compensation Virtual Town Hall Thursday, June 4

(Jun 03, 2020)

Unemployment Compensation Virtual Town Hall Thursday, June 4 Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is hosting a live virtual town hall from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM this Thursday, June 4, 2020, to share information about Pennsylvania’s regular unemployment compensation (UC) and other new COVID-19-related benefits programs. How to participate A livestream for people with smart devices or computer access will be online at https://access.live/PAlabor . Those without internet access can listen by calling 1-833-380-0719 , however access is limited so we ask that they be reserved for individuals who need them. Participants will be able to ask questions live during the town hall. At the beginning of the event, the moderator will explain how to submit questions. To protect participants’ personal confidential information, questions about individual claims cannot be answered during the town hall. Pennsylvania recently implemented all of the new programs under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act : Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – for self-employed, gig workers, contractors and others not normally eligible for UC. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) – additional 13 weeks of benefits to people who exhaust their regular UC. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) – extra $600 per week for Read more

 

Fingerprinting locations

(May 19, 2020)

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EMAIL: COVID-19 latest: Emergency assistance, unemployment and more

(May 12, 2020)

The latest updates on COVID-19 plus other community news. Read more

 

Drive-Thru Food Drive

(May 06, 2020)

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Krueger to host drive-through food drive

(May 06, 2020)

FOLSOM, May 6 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a drive-through food drive from 10 a.m. to noon May 16 in the parking lot of the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven. Community members who wish to donate nonperishable food or toiletry items can drive through the parking lot, and Krueger and her staff will get donations directly from the trunks of vehicles. “Now more than ever, some of our neighbors need our help. We can continue to support them while we practice social distancing and limit our contact with one another,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I know residents want to help out however they can, and I hope this event makes it easy to support each other while protecting our health, too.” The donations collected will be given to Real Church and Foundry Church to be distributed. The most requested items include cereal, snack bars, macaroni and cheese, SpaghettiOs, canned tuna and chicken, and soups. Gift cards to local grocery stores will also be accepted. Pastors at the churches cited increased need and decreasing donations as more individuals are facing hardships due to COVID-19, Krueger said. Real Church, at 301 Edwards Drive in Brookhaven, will distribute items from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Call 610-876-5853 for information. Foundry Church, at the corner of Blakely and Walnut roads in Wallingford, offers a food pantry from 6:30 p.m. Read more

 

EMAIL: COVID-19: Unemployment updates and more resources

(May 05, 2020)

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Spring shred event canceled; Save the date for fall!

(Apr 30, 2020)

Due to COVID-19, my spring shred event (originally scheduled for May 16) has been canceled. But mark your calendars for my fall shredding event: Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Stay tuned for more details! Read more

 

EMAIL: COVID-19 resources and other community updates

(Apr 29, 2020)

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Unemployment Compensation Updates

(Apr 28, 2020)

The House Democratic Labor and Industry Committee offered the following updates on unemployment compensation on April 26: Claims stuck due to people using the same address for their business and home was fixed by IT, which addressed 46,000 claims in queue. These claims will likely be denied as individuals probably should have applied for PUA. The Department of Labor and Industry will be providing additional notification to denied individuals. For people having issues not receiving the $600 payments – the payments are made automatically but not at the same time. The most someone might wait was if they file benefits on Friday then must wait for next cycle or about 12-13 days. The Labor and Industry mail room is operating three shifts a day, seven days a week. Pin numbers continue to be issued. Mail for relief of charges will take a few more days. Mail for various other L&I programs are being processed in a timely fashion. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program L&I has made about $490 million payments so far under the $600 FPUC. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) The application is functional right now; but the benefit system is still under construction. Approximately 90,000 successful PUA applications since April 18. The goal is to have payments going out in early May. Claimants are not currently seeing an accurate determination amount. Read more

 

FILL OUT THE 2020 CENSUS

(Apr 27, 2020)

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census. This count of U.S. residents helps determine how $675 billion is spent by the federal government and how Pennsylvania is represented in Congress for the next 10 years. Fill out the census if you want: better roads and bridges. kids to have quality schools. better access to restaurants and shops. better public safety. This year, it will be even easier to make sure you and your family are counted. You can respond online, by paper or over the phone – without having to meet with a census taker. This is incredibly important now, as we work to minimize in-person contact to slow the spread of COVID-19. The census is printed in English and Spanish, accommodations are available for those with visual or hearing impairments, and telephone assistance is available in 13 languages. Visit www.pa.gov/census for more information. Read more

 

APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT

(Apr 27, 2020)

If you are concerned about making your voice heard, but maintaining social distancing – remember, mail-in voting is now available in Pennsylvania! You do not need an excuse to vote by mail-in ballot. You can also track the status of your mail-in or absentee ballot online . Click here for an online application for a mail-in ballot. Find more information at www.votespa.com or on the Delaware County website . Read more

 

EMAIL: COVID-19 Updates: Mask requirements, unemployment for self-employed workers

(Apr 21, 2020)

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COVID-19 Helpful Resources

(Apr 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Helpful Resources My staff and I have been working diligently to ensure we are sharing the most up-to-date and reliable information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A list of community resources is available here . For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit www.health.pa.gov . State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ For individuals : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals For families : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies For businesses : https://dced.pa.gov/resources https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities The following link provides you with information on what steps Pennsylvania utilities have taken to assist customers, including a moratorium on shutoffs for all regulated utilities: https://pahouse.com/News/?id=113134 For first responders: Under the federal CARES Act , volunteer fire departments are eligible for two types of federal loans: Emergency Injury Disaster Loans and Paycheck Protection Program loans. The International Fire Read more

 

COVID-19: Resources for Small Businesses

(Apr 20, 2020)

RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – COVID-19 STATE: Business resources in the state’s COVID-19 Guide The Department of Labor and Industry has issued guidance for PA employees impacted by COVID-19. Workers who are unable to work because of COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation benefits or Workers Compensation benefits. Information is now available on the department's website: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has created a resource page to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 at https://dced.pa.gov/resources/ This page will be updated as information is released by the Governor and programs or funding to assist businesses become available. The site contains links to various agencies, departments, and authorities that can assist small businesses. DCED has also a set-up a customer service number, 1-866-466-3972, as well as a COVID-19 specific e-mail address where businesses can send questions: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov The Wolf Administration is working with the General Assembly to make sure state funding is available for small business assistance. Small businesses can apply through the Small Business First Fund (SBD), an existing PIDA loan program. More information is available at www.dced.pa.gov/PIDA DCED Resources: Read more

 

Pennsylvania. House, Senate Republicans OK bills to reopen business

(Apr 16, 2020)

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Community Resources

(Apr 13, 2020)

Links to local government agencies, food resources, senior services, and more. Read more

 

Elected officials urge more help for battered small biz

(Apr 13, 2020)

News story on Rep. Krueger's efforts to replenish a critical resource for small businesses Read more