Mullery: House passes antlerless deer hunting license legislation

(Oct 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – A bill allowing hunters to apply for doe licenses online is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk after passage in the PA House 175-23 today, state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced. “After 10 years of advocating for this legislation, today’s passage is an enormous win for sportsmen and women across the commonwealth,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “This bill will improve access to antlerless deer licenses by allowing for simple online and point-of-sale application and replaces the antiquated mail-in system,” he added. According to Mullery, antlerless licenses are currently sold exclusively through mail-in applications to county treasurers and require every applicant to manage an antiquated paper application, pink envelope, check and time-specific mailing. “This update is long overdue and brings the entire process into the 21st century,” Mullery noted. The bill had the full support of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The commission noted, “Passage of this bill will greatly improve the customer service we provide.” Additionally, sportsmen groups representing tens of thousands of outdoorsmen and women across Pennsylvania offered their full support for the legislation. Read more

 

Pashinski, Mullery: $5.35 million RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects

(Oct 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – Four projects throughout Luzerne County have received funding approval from the State’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, totaling $5.35 million according to state Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski and Gerald Mullery. “Each of these projects is a worthwhile investment in the economic success and quality of life in our communities,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “These projects, whether it’s improving the agriculture industry, improving higher education facilities or promoting local arts, are all not only important, but will have a lasting impact on our region.” “Investments like these are essential to keep Luzerne County a thriving place for businesses to boom and families to live,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “At a time when our region’s economy needs a boost, I am happy to see these long-term investments come to our area.” According to Pashinski, the following organizations are receiving funding in their districts. Wilkes University - $2.5 million for making ADA-compliant renovations to the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. Upward Farms - $1 million for the purchase and installation of plumbing, mechanical and electrical upgrades to the base building, and purchase and installation of the Aquaculture system. Wyoming Valley Art League - $750,000 for Circle Center for the Arts renovation and addition projects. IBEW Local 163 JATC - $600,000 for increasing interior and Read more

 

Mullery announces over $2.8M in state funding to support local safety and improvement projects

(Jun 10, 2022)

“This funding will help keep our communities safe, whether by allowing our police and fire departments to obtain the vehicles they need to respond to emergency situations, the demolition of a vacant and dangerous building, or by making critical storm water and drainage improvements” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. Read more

 

Mullery reminds residents of free paper shredding event next weekend

(Jun 03, 2022)

NANTICOKE, June 3 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, is reminding residents that his free paper shredding event to help them safely dispose of their unwanted and personal documents is next weekend. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Greater Nanticoke High School, 425 Kosciuzsko St., Nanticoke. “Simply throwing out documents with your personal information is not safe. It gives thieves easy access to commit identity theft or fraud,” Mullery said. "By shredding them before they’re discarded it will provide extra security and peace of mind that your information stays safe." Mullery said this will be a drive-thru shredding event. Residents are asked to place items in the back of their vehicles to be removed by a staff member and then wait in their vehicles for the boxes or bags to be returned. This event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted. Documents will be shredded on site. For more information, residents may call Mullery's Nanticoke office at 570-740-7031. Read more

 

Mullery to host free paper shredding event June 11

(May 19, 2022)

NANTICOKE, May 19 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, will be holding a free paper shredding event to help residents safely dispose of their unwanted and personal documents. The event will be held 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Greater Nanticoke High School, 425 Kosciuzsko St., Nanticoke. “Thieves and fraudsters are always looking to get your personal information and shredding your personal documents is a great way to protect your info from falling into the wrong hands,” Mullery said. "I'm pleased to be able to provide this free event again to allow residents to safely dispose of their credit card statements, credit card applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information.” Mullery said this will be a drive-thru shredding event. Residents are asked to place items in the back of their vehicles to be removed by a staff member and then wait in their vehicles for the boxes or bags to be returned. This event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted. Documents will be shredded on site. For more information, residents may call Mullery's Nanticoke office at 570-740-7031. Read more

 

Mullery announces nearly $200,000 for local infrastructure improvement project

(Apr 21, 2022)

SUGAR NOTCH, April 21 – State funding totaling $199,294 has been awarded to Sugar Notch Borough for critical safety and traffic flow improvements along a busy stretch of road, state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced today. “This funding will provide critical repairs and upgrades to Woodland Road which will vastly improve safety for pedestrians and motorists,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “I have and will continue to always support funding to keep our roads safe for residents, drivers, emergency responders and visitors.” Mullery said the grant will be used for surface improvements to replace and upgrade deteriorated roadway on Woodland Road between Brook and Chestnut Streets. The approved project was one of 56 announced through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which addresses improvements in highway, bridge, rail, pedestrian trails and bike trails. PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability. More information on the grant program is available here . Media coverage can be found here . Read more

 

Mullery: Greedy Contractors Commit Fraud

(Apr 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Gerry Mullery speaks about the impact of construction industry tax fraud, and his legislation that would increase penalties to those contractors who intentionally misclassify workers to avoid paying higher taxes. Mullery believes that their actions are also undercutting efforts by the #LaborMovement to ensure fair workplace conditions. Read more

 

Nanticoke police donate body armor to Ukraine war effort

(Mar 31, 2022)

The department on Wednesday delivered seven protective vests to the Nanticoke office of state Rep. Gerald Mullery to assist the effort spearheaded by state Sen. Marty Flynn of Scranton. Read more

 

Mullery will not seek re-election in 119th District

(Jan 13, 2022)

Mullery, 51 of Newport Township, said serving Pennsylvania’s 119th Legislative District in the House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors of his life. Read more

 

Mullery announces grant funding to provide homebuyer assistance in Nanticoke

(Jan 11, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – Grant funding totaling $300,000 has been awarded to the city of Nanticoke to help first-time homebuyers, state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced today. “Everyone deserves to have a safe place to call home and protect their families,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “I am pleased to see this important investment being made to our area, which will help more families get access to safe and affordable housing.” The funding was awarded under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and is part of a package of more than $8.2 million to support affordable housing in 15 counties in Pennsylvania. HOME program funds can be used in a variety of ways to address critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities such as homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. The state Department of Community and Economic Development receives HOME program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the annual entitlement appropriation process. More about the funding is available here. Read more

 

Mullery introduces legislation to expand PPE and sanitization protocols for K-12 schools

(Jan 06, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – Continuing his efforts to ensure the health and safety of Pennsylvania teachers, school faculty and students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Gerald Mullery has introduced legislation that would ensure school districts receive the personal protective equipment they need and require standardized sanitation protocols. “Our teachers and faculty are stepping up to the front line as essential workers during the pandemic, and they need every piece of equipment and all the tools in place to keep them and our students safe,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “As we face this new and uncertain reality with COVID-19, school districts cannot be left behind and wait to play catch up as we navigate the pandemic.” Mullery said that his legislation, H.B. 2205 , would amend the state’s Public School Code to do the following: Extend the Act 13 requirements to be applicable to the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years, requiring that each school entity provides Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to custodial staff. Establish a vigorous sanitation protocol, in compliance with CDC guidelines, requiring all public schools to guarantee that every surface, desk, hallway, handrail, restroom, cafeteria and bus are regularly sanitized to effectively reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. House Bill 2205 has been referred to the House Education Committee for consideration. Read more

 

Mullery issues statement in response to proposed new legislative maps

(Dec 17, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery offered the following statement in response to Pennsylvania's proposed legislative maps which were unveiled yesterday. “You cannot understate the importance of the work conducted by the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission. Their initial plan, approved during yesterday's hearing, has clearly established legislative district lines, which provide for fair and effective representation for all Pennsylvanians. "I could not be more pleased with the efforts undertaken by the commission to accurately reflect the changes in our state’s population, designate appropriate legislative boundaries, and secure the voice of the electorate. “I applaud the commission members on their collaborative efforts to draw maps without resorting to partisan gerrymandering, which has plagued previous maps. This was a difficult task given the level of gerrymandering present in the current maps.” Mullery said, per the Pennsylvania Constitution (Article II, Section 17), with the reapportionment plan announced, there is a 30-day period for the public to review the plan. Any person aggrieved by the plan can file exceptions with the plan to the commission during that 30-day review period. The commission will have 30 days after the date to file exceptions to revise the plan. If no exceptions are filed or if filed and acted upon, the commission's plan becomes final. Any aggrieved person may Read more

 

Mullery bill to expand whistleblower protections approved by committee

(Dec 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – Today the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved H.B. 661 , legislation authored by state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, to expand whistleblower protections to all judicial branch employees. “It is vitally important we provide all government employees who report waste, fraud and abuse equal protection under the law,” Mullery said. “I am pleased with today’s unanimous approval of my bill in the Judiciary Committee. I remain hopeful it will receive similar support before the entire House and Senate so we can protect workers from retaliation and other unfair treatment for coming forward and doing the right thing.” Mullery’s bill would expand the Whistleblower Protection Act to ensure all employees of the Judicial Branch are covered. Specifically, those employed by the state's Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts, courts of Common Pleas, minor judiciary, and all other bodies in the judicial branch of state government would be afforded whistleblower protection. The bill awaits a full House vote. Read more

 

Mullery introduces bill to eliminate automatic pay raises for elected officials

(Dec 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – Continuing his efforts to reform Harrisburg and keep elected officials accountable, state Rep. Gerald Mullery has introduced legislation, which would end the perk of annual automatic pay raises. “Annual pay raises are not guaranteed to many Pennsylvania workers and that should be the same for our General Assembly and other elected leaders,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “In these polarized times, eliminating automatic pay raises would be a good step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.” Under H.B. 2122, the annual cost-of-living adjustment in the Public Official Compensation Law of 1983 would be repealed. This would apply not just to members of the General Assembly, but also to judges throughout the Commonwealth, the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer, auditor general, and agency heads in Pennsylvania’s executive branch. “Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has not increased since 2007 and wages have remained stagnant, yet our elected officials receive these annual raises automatically. It is an insult to the thousands of hardworking Pennsylvanians who are not afforded this same entitlement.” The bill has been referred to the House State Government Committee for consideration. Read more

 

Mullery announces $1.2M in state funding for infrastructure, recreation projects

(Nov 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – As part of his continuing efforts to provide state funding for critical infrastructure needs and recreation projects, state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced grants totaling $1.2 million were awarded to four projects within the 119th Legislative District. “Investments like this are essential to not only keep our communities safe for residents and visitors alike, but also for strengthening our local economy as these improvements also benefit both the small businesses and larger companies in our region,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “From widening roads that see heavy truck volume, to making sidewalks and intersections ADA-compliant, to giving residents more options for outdoor physical activities, these projects will continue to make Luzerne County an attractive place to live and visit.” Mullery said the following local projects are receiving state funding through several programs from the Commonwealth Financing Authority: Multimodal Transportation Fund: Larksville - $750,000 for repaving the roads and installing ADA-compliant ramps at intersections along Nesbitt Street, Marcy Street, Orchard Street and Chestnut Street. West Hazleton - $275,000 for reconstructing Rotary Drive and Kiwanis Boulevard in the Valmont Industrial Park. Sugar Notch - $100,000 for the reconstruction of sidewalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps along Main Street between Woodland Road and Mott Street. Greenways, Trails and Recreation Read more

 

Letter to House Labor & Industry Committee chairman regarding anti-worker legislation

(Nov 15, 2021)

Letter to House Labor & Industry Committee chairman regarding anti-worker legislation Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more

 

Mullery lauds governor’s urging passage of unemployment compensation bill

(Oct 22, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 22 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf calling for the legislature’s urgent passage of H.B. 549 , Mullery’s unemployment compensation legislation. “I am encouraged to hear the governor’s support and call for lawmakers to pass this important bill to make critical improvements and eliminate the roadblocks thousands of Pennsylvanians are continuing to face when applying for their benefits. These are benefits they are rightfully entitled to and are needed as a means of financial support while searching for a new job. It’s money to put food on the table and pay bills, yet these payments continue to be delayed and frustrations continue to mount. “While we approach another legislative session week, it appears quite clear that the majority party once again seems more about appeasing special interest groups as opposed to supporting the hardworking people of Pennsylvania. Fixing the unemployment compensation system has bipartisan support, and we are past time of playing political games. People are struggling, people are hurting, and they need access to the benefits they’re entitled to fast and efficiently. “It’s my hope that with the renewed attention focused on this critically needed piece of legislation, these changes can be made, and families will be able to get their benefits sooner and not have to worry about how to Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Read more

 

Mullery reminds residents of free paper shredding event this Saturday

(Oct 18, 2021)

NANTICOKE, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, is reminding area residents his free paper shredding event to safely dispose of their unwanted and personal documents is this weekend. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Crestwood High School, located at 281 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707 . “Only throwing out documents that contain personal information gives thieves easy opportunities to access checking accounts and commit identity theft,” Mullery said. "Shredding documents before they’re discarded will add extra security and peace of mind that your information stays safe." Mullery said this will be a drive-thru shredding event. Residents are asked to place items in the back of their vehicles to be removed by a staff member and then wait in their vehicles for the boxes or bags to be returned. Common types of unwanted items for shredding include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information. This event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted. Documents will be shredded on site. For more information, residents may call Mullery's Nanticoke office at 570-740-7031. Read more

 

Mullery: House passes antlerless deer hunting license legislation
Oct 26, 2022

Pashinski, Mullery: $5.35 million RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects
Oct 26, 2022

Mullery announces over $2.8M in state funding to support local safety and improvement projects
Jun 10, 2022

Mullery reminds residents of free paper shredding event next weekend
Jun 03, 2022

Mullery to host free paper shredding event June 11
May 19, 2022

Mullery announces nearly $200,000 for local infrastructure improvement project
Apr 21, 2022

Mullery: Greedy Contractors Commit Fraud
Apr 13, 2022

Nanticoke police donate body armor to Ukraine war effort
Mar 31, 2022

Mullery will not seek re-election in 119th District
Jan 13, 2022

Mullery announces grant funding to provide homebuyer assistance in Nanticoke
Jan 11, 2022

Mullery introduces legislation to expand PPE and sanitization protocols for K-12 schools
Jan 06, 2022

Mullery issues statement in response to proposed new legislative maps
Dec 17, 2021

Mullery bill to expand whistleblower protections approved by committee
Dec 13, 2021

Mullery introduces bill to eliminate automatic pay raises for elected officials
Dec 06, 2021

Mullery announces $1.2M in state funding for infrastructure, recreation projects
Nov 19, 2021

Letter to House Labor & Industry Committee chairman regarding anti-worker legislation
Nov 15, 2021

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open
Nov 01, 2021

Mullery lauds governor’s urging passage of unemployment compensation bill
Oct 22, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 21, 2021

Mullery reminds residents of free paper shredding event this Saturday
Oct 18, 2021