Rep McNeill, House Policy Committee examine human services for the disabled community in Pennsylvania

(Jul 24, 2018)

The House Democratic Policy Committee today heard from human services leaders at a hearing requested by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh. The hearing focused on the importance of state and local services in helping people with physical and intellectual disabilities. “Quality human services programs are a vital necessity for the disabled so that they can effectivity function on a day-to-day basis,” McNeill said. “I wanted to discuss the options that are available to them and if needed, formulate a better plan across the state.” McNeill co-chaired the hearing with state Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, who serves as Democratic House Policy Committee chairman. “I commend Representative McNeill for taking up this important issue that affects many citizens across Pennsylvania,” Sturla said. “My hope is that the issue of creating better programs for the disabled will be at the forefront of our discussion in the General Assembly when we return to session.” Those testifying at the hearing included: Sheila Theodorou, director of Bureau of Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services; Dr. Ed Norris, Department of Psychiatry chairman, Lehigh Valley Health Network and Shane Adams, supports coordinator supervisor, Service Access and Management. Also speaking on behalf of the Lehigh County Human Services Department were Josh Bridges, administrator of mental health and intellectual Read more

 

McNeill tours Coplay Aggregates Quarry

(Jul 20, 2018)

WHITEHALL, July 20 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill toured the Coplay Aggregates Quarry Thursday afternoon and met with the owners who explained the processes used at the Whitehall Township facility. Read more

 

Rep. McNeill to host public hearing on human services for the disabled community Tuesday in Bethlehem

(Jul 19, 2018)

BETHLEHEM, July 19 – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, is hosting a House Democratic Policy public hearing on human services for the disabled community next week. The public hearing will occur 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Educational Conference Center, Room B, 2545 Schoenersville Road. McNeill requested the hearing to discuss the importance of state and local services in helping those with the physical and intellectual disabilities. She will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current agenda is: 2 p.m. – Welcome and opening remarks 2:10 p.m. – Sheila Theodorou Intellectual Disabilities, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services 2:40 p.m. – anel of Providers: Dr. Ed Norris , Department of Psychiatry chairman, Lehigh Valley Health Network Shane Adams , supports coordinator supervisor, Service Access and Management 3:10 p.m. – Panel from Lehigh County Human Services Department Josh Bridges , administrator of mental health and intellectual disabilities Mike Paulvik , deputy administrator for mental health 3:40 p.m. – Panel from Pennsylvania Waiting List Campaign: Ned Whitehouse , advisor Tom Caraiti , advisor 4 p.m. – Panel of Parents Read more

 

McNeill: Unions will remain strong despite Supreme Court decision

(Jun 27, 2018)

ALLENTOWN, June 27 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill said the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision will not stop union efforts to help working people across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Education funding increase brings budget ‘yes’ vote from McNeill

(Jun 20, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 20 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding today’s House of Representatives passage of the $32.7 billion state budget. Read more

 

McNeill reaches out to DEP regarding Whitehall dumping issue

(Jun 13, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 13 – Responding to Monday evening’s Whitehall Township commissioner’s meeting where the issue of alleged illegal dumping by Coplay Aggregates was discussed, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill issued the following statement. Read more

 

Free shredding event planned by McNeill on Saturday

(Jun 11, 2018)

ALLENTOWN, June 11 – Residents are reminded about the free shredding and public safety event Saturday at Salisbury High School sponsored by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, Fountain Hill and Salisbury Township. Read more

 

McNeill resolution recognizes May as ‘Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month’

(May 24, 2018)

HARRISBURG, May 24 – In an effort to raise awareness about Huntington’s disease, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously adopted a resolution authored by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh. Read more

 

Lt. Gov. Stack, Reps. McNeill, Schlossberg, and Schweyer to Host Pathways to Pardons

(Apr 19, 2018)

Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack and local state Reps. Jeanne MCNeill, Mike Schlossberg, and Pete Schweyer will host a community event April 26 in Allentown to explain the process for obtaining a pardon or expungement of a past criminal conviction in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Mc Neill is proud to attend today's anti-bullying rally at the state Capitol

(Apr 10, 2018)

I stood with legislators from across the state urging all young men and women to report bullying and to have conversations with everyone in an effort to stop bullying in schools. We need to strive for unity and swift action to stop this major problem in schools. Read more

 

McNeill, Boscola to host senior fair April 27

(Apr 09, 2018)

WHITEHALL, April 9 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill and state Sen. Lisa Boscola invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair. Read more

 

McNeill welcomes $1.26 million in solar energy grants

(Mar 16, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill said three Solar Energy Program grants totaling $1.26 million today were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for projects in her legislative district. Read more

 

McNeill: Saquon Barkley Day in Pennsylvania Wednesday

(Mar 12, 2018)

McNeill: Saquon Barkley Day in Pennsylvania Wednesday State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, has announced that Saquon Barkley of Coplay, Lehigh County will be recognized with a resolution (H.R .697 ) 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. McNeill said immediately after the resolution presentation, Barkley will be available to the news media outside the Governor’s Reception Room, 2 nd Floor Main Capitol. Media coverage is invited . Read more

 

Winter/Spring 2018 newsletter

(Feb 27, 2018)

Stay up to date by reading a digital copy of my Winter/Spring 2018 newsletter. Read more

 

McNeill announces office hours for Fountain Hill and Whitehall

(Feb 22, 2018)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, has announced office hours at the Fountain Hill Borough Hall and extended hours at the Whitehall district office. For the convenience of her constituents, McNeill said beginning Friday, March 2, she will be holding satellite office hours inside the Fountain Hill Borough Hall. The visits will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the first and third Friday of every month. “This will allow easier access to the services that our district office provide for my constituents in the Southwest part of the district,” McNeill said. The Fountain Hill Borough Hall location, 941 Long St., will serve residents in Fountain Hill, Salisbury Township and West Bethlehem. In addition, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 28, McNeill’s district office located at 1080 Schadt Ave. (across the street from Hackman’s Bible Book Store on Mickley Road) will remain open until 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. McNeill reminds constituents that her office is located inside the ReMax building on the far left side when walking in the front door. Anyone who is unsure of the Whitehall or Fountain Hill satellite office hours or days, should contact McNeill’s district office in Whitehall at 610-266-1273 . Read more

 

Constituent Service Guide

(Feb 13, 2018)

Find out how Rep. McNeill's office can help you with state programs and services. Read more

 

Rep McNeill praises governor’s commitment to education in budget

(Feb 06, 2018)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget address today: “I am pleased that Governor Tom Wolf is proposing $120 million more overall for school districts in my area and across the state. As a former skills trainer for 16 years for young adults with special needs, I know how important investments in education are, as well as to adequately fund pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs. Our children are our future and we must continue to invest in their education.” McNeill said McNeill outlined the governor’s budget proposal for education: $100 million increase in basic education; $40 million increase in Pre-K Counts and Head Start; $20 million increase for special education; $15 million increase for the State System of Higher Education; and $10 million for Career and Technical Education. McNeill said the governor's proposals go hand in hand with the House Democrats' Plan For PA, which includes supporting quality schools, good jobs and fair taxes for all Pennsylvanians. More information about the Plan For PA is available at http://planforpa.pahouse.com . McNeill represents the 133 rd Legislative District. Read more

 

McNeill comments on declaration of opioid crisis as statewide emergency

(Jan 10, 2018)

ALLENTOWN, Jan. 10 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s declaration of Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid addiction crisis as a statewide emergency. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley's newest lawmaker sworn-in

(Jan 03, 2018)

The Lehigh Valley’s newest state lawmaker — and one with a familiar last name — was sworn into office Tuesday in the state Capitol. Read more

 

Jeanne McNeill takes oath as state representative

(Jan 02, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 2 – In a special ceremony today at the state Capitol, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill of Whitehall Township was sworn in to represent the Lehigh Valley’s 133rd Legislative District. Read more