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State lawmakers announce grants totaling more than $40K for Berks County museum, history center

(Mar 04, 2020)

Berks County lawmakers Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi and Sen. Judy Schwank announced today that a grant of $33,842 has been approved for the Foundation for the Reading Public Museum and a grant of $7,922 has been approved for the Berks History Center through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. Read more

 

Frankel: Local historical orgs to receive state grants

(Mar 04, 2020)

Local grants to support operations of historical organizations Read more

 

Burns announces grant for Cambria County Historical Society

(Mar 04, 2020)

Grant another example of Burns’ ongoing effort to secure funding for community Read more

 

Isaacson introduces legislation to increase penalties for animal ear cropping not done by licensed veterinarians

(Mar 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 4 – State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila., has introduced legislation that would change the penalty for animal ear cropping by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian from a summary offense to a third-degree misdemeanor. “I’m an animal lover,” Isaacson said. “Our pets cannot defend themselves. They look to us to act in their best interest, to care for them in ways that they cannot care for themselves. Ear cropping, which is believed to have originated in ancient Rome to prevent ear injuries to dogs raised for hunting, working or fighting, continues to be done today, mostly on puppies that will become show dogs or as a way to reduce ear infections in some dogs. “The law requires that this procedure be done by a licensed veterinarian,” Isaacson added. “But some people don’t follow the law. My legislation would show those who want to skirt the law that this abuse of animals is unacceptable, and that they will be punished appropriately.” In addition to increasing the penalty for the first offense, subsequent offenses would constitute a second-degree misdemeanor. Isaacson said there are a lot of dog owners and dog lovers in her district, one of whom came forward to tell her that they know this issue is relevant in the community, and that something ought to be done about it. “I’m grateful to the people who live in my district, Read more

 

Bullock: PASSHE Schools Need Diversity & Tuition Reduction

(Mar 03, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock discusses the importance of diversity in the schools of the State System of Higher Education and affordable education for young adults throughout the commonwealth during a state budget hearing at the state Capitol. Read more

 

Comitta, Zabel fight to ban use of toxic pesticide in Pennsylvania

(Mar 03, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 3 – State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, voiced her support for H.B. 2091, which aims to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide, in Pennsylvania during the Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Advisory Board meeting today. Chlorpyrifos is the nation’s most used insecticide, with approximately six million pounds being used across 10 million acres between 2009 and 2013. Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, authored H.B. 2091, which specifically aims to prohibit its use in any amount in Pennsylvania. During the meeting, Comitta cited the possible side effects from being exposed to chlorpyrifos in high doses, including headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, vomiting, abdominal pain and even death at extremely high levels of exposure. “States throughout the country such as California, Hawaii and New York have already banned this toxin, and the Environmental Protection Agency even recommended it be banned five years ago because of the serious harm it can pose to human health, particularly for children,” Comitta said. “I proudly support my colleague Representative Zabel’s legislation and call for a thorough examination of this deadly toxin to eradicate it from our commonwealth.” “I introduced this bill to ban a toxic insecticide that threatens the health of Pennsylvanians – and in particular, the neurological development of our children,” Zabel said. “The continued use Read more

 

Bullock: This House is Your House

(Mar 03, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock takes a closer look at the House chamber and encourages people to schedule a visit. Read more

 

Bullock Fights For Teacher Diversity, Student Nutrition

(Mar 03, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock is committed to helping children succeed in the classroom. During today’s state budget hearing, she talked about the importance of teacher diversity and student nutrition with the Department of Education. Read more

 

Ravenstahl, Policy Committee discuss educational pathways and early college legislation

(Mar 03, 2020)

State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing today in Avalon on educational pathways and his legislation to extend early college programs to more high schools in Pennsylvania Read more

 

Isaacson announces $3.1 million in safety grants for schools and behavioral health programs in her district

(Mar 02, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 2 – State Rep. Mary Isaacson announced today that more than $3.1 million in state grants has been awarded to schools and behavioral health centers in her district to develop and implement safety measures, including research-based violence prevention programs, security planning and security-related technology. “The safety of our children is a priority,” Isaacson said. “Ensuring that our children are safe at school where learning should be their only worry is our responsibility. This funding will provide for the most current technology and planning tools to make our schools and our neighborhoods safer for children.” The following grants under the School Safety Grant and Community Violence Prevention/Reduction Grant programs have been awarded: Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, $238,540 for a school-based behavioral health project. City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, $285,851 for Network of Neighbors Responding to Violence. Philadelphia School District, $2,607,347 for research-based violence prevention programs that address risk factors to reduce incidents of problem behaviors among students, including bullying; security-related technology; trauma-informed approaches to education, etc. These grants are among $60 million in safety grants awarded to schools and organizations across Read more

 

Delloso encourages residents to attend new voting system demonstrations

(Feb 27, 2020)

State Rep. David Delloso, D-Delaware, is encouraging Delaware County residents to attend demonstrations of the region’s new voting system held at various public locations through the end of March. Read more

 

Ravenstahl, Miller to introduce ban on ‘Gay, Trans Panic’ defense

(Feb 27, 2020)

Hate and discrimination should never be reasons to murder, assault Read more

 

Conklin: $80,000 in school safety grants awarded to two local school districts

(Feb 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – The Bald Eagle Area and State College Area school districts are recipients of grants designed to promote and support a variety of school safety initiatives, state Rep. Scott Conklin announced today. Conklin, D-Centre, said a $35,000 grant was awarded to the Bald Eagle Area School District, with $45,000 awarded to the State College Area School District from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee. The funds can be used to hire school personnel, including counselors, social workers, and school resource officers, to purchase security-related technology, or to support safety-related training. “Making sure our students are safe and secure in school and focused on learning is paramount,” Conklin said. “This funding will help districts with the tools they need to keep students and staff safe and provides them with flexibility to use the funds as needed, including additional personnel, technology and training.” The grants are provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee. This committee is the result of Act 44 of 2018 , and is responsible for establishing the standards schools must meet when performing school safety and security assessments. More information regarding the committee and the grant program can be found at the following link: Read more

 

Ravenstahl: $1 million awarded for local school safety

(Feb 26, 2020)

Local grants part of $5.5 million-plus awarded to county schools, orgs Read more

 

State lawmakers announce more than $3M in school safety grants in Delaware County

(Feb 26, 2020)

State lawmakers announced the approval of 16 School Safety and Security grants in Delaware County today. Read more

 

School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Montgomery County state representatives today announced school safety and security grants awarded to school districts throughout the county. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee awarded a total of $53.7 million in school safety grants. Montgomery County awards are as follows: Abington School District: $455,550 Agora Cyber Charter School: $143,226 Cheltenham Township School District: $45,000 Colonial School District: $45,000 Hatboro-Horsham School District: $45,000 Jenkintown School District: $30,000 Lower Merion School District: $45,000 Lower Moreland Township School District: $40,000 Methacton School District: $221,370 Norristown Area School District: $467,756 North Montco Technical Career Center: $150,000 North Penn School District: $45,000 Perkiomen Valley School District: $45,000 Pottsgrove School District: $40,000 Pottstown School District: $490,000 Souderton Area School District: $460,437 Springfield Township School District: $40,000 Spring-Ford Area School District: $45,000 Upper Dublin School District: $45,000 Upper Merion Area School District: $45,000 Upper Moreland School District: $40,000 Upper Perkiomen School District: $40,000 Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center: $72,994 Wissahickon School District: $45,000 Below are reactions from Democratic state Read more

 

Gainey, Costa announce nearly $1.5 million for local school, community safety grants

(Feb 26, 2020)

Grants part of more than $5.5 million awarded to Allegheny County schools, organizations Read more

 

Frankel: $1 million-plus for local school, shelter safety

(Feb 26, 2020)

Local grants part of $5.5 million-plus awarded to Allegheny County schools, organizations Read more

 

Burns secures $502,124 for school security, safety initiatives

(Feb 26, 2020)

Lawmaker: Grants will fund total approach to school safety Read more

 

State lawmakers announce more than $400K in grants to improve Berks County school safety

(Feb 26, 2020)

State lawmakers Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, announced the approval of several School Safety and Security grants today. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce grants totaling more than $40K for Berks County museum, history center
Mar 04, 2020

Frankel: Local historical orgs to receive state grants
Mar 04, 2020

Burns announces grant for Cambria County Historical Society
Mar 04, 2020

Isaacson introduces legislation to increase penalties for animal ear cropping not done by licensed veterinarians
Mar 04, 2020

Bullock: PASSHE Schools Need Diversity & Tuition Reduction
Mar 03, 2020

Comitta, Zabel fight to ban use of toxic pesticide in Pennsylvania
Mar 03, 2020

Bullock: This House is Your House
Mar 03, 2020

Bullock Fights For Teacher Diversity, Student Nutrition
Mar 03, 2020

Ravenstahl, Policy Committee discuss educational pathways and early college legislation
Mar 03, 2020

Isaacson announces $3.1 million in safety grants for schools and behavioral health programs in her district
Mar 02, 2020

Delloso encourages residents to attend new voting system demonstrations
Feb 27, 2020

Ravenstahl, Miller to introduce ban on ‘Gay, Trans Panic’ defense
Feb 27, 2020

Conklin: $80,000 in school safety grants awarded to two local school districts
Feb 27, 2020

Ravenstahl: $1 million awarded for local school safety
Feb 26, 2020

State lawmakers announce more than $3M in school safety grants in Delaware County
Feb 26, 2020

School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County
Feb 26, 2020

Gainey, Costa announce nearly $1.5 million for local school, community safety grants
Feb 26, 2020

Frankel: $1 million-plus for local school, shelter safety
Feb 26, 2020

Burns secures $502,124 for school security, safety initiatives
Feb 26, 2020

State lawmakers announce more than $400K in grants to improve Berks County school safety
Feb 26, 2020