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Mullery lauds governor’s urging passage of unemployment compensation bill

(Oct 22, 2021)

Mullery is the Democratic chairman of the PA House Labor & Industry Committee and introduced the legislation earlier this session. He said he is optimistic that it will gain additional support in the current session. 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

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Residents recall post-speech interactions with President Biden

(Oct 21, 2021)

"We've got aging infrastructure, we've got roads and bridges that desperately need attention and rebuilding," Mullins said. "We've got schools with lead pipes and asbestos issues." Read more

Cruz calls on Berks County officials, Department of State to correct mail-in ballot instruction error affecting 17,000 Latino voters

(Oct 21, 2021)

Berks County recently sent 17,000 Spanish-speaking voters mail-in ballots with an instruction page that says their ballot should be returned by Nov. 18, instead of the actual upcoming municipal election date of Nov. 2. Read more

Guzman demands answers about ‘mistake’ potentially taking away the vote of 17,000 Spanish-speaking Berks County residents

(Oct 21, 2021)

“People make mistakes, but when a mistake potentially silences the voices of tens of thousands of people, there must be more accountability than essentially shrugging one’s shoulders and saying, ‘My bad.’" Read more

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At home in Scranton, facing a fight in D.C., Biden pitches his sprawling domestic agenda

(Oct 21, 2021)

‘This has been declared dead on arrival from the moment I introduced it,’ Biden said. ‘But I think we’re going to surprise them because I think people are beginning to figure out what’s at stake’ Read more

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After confusing language over ballot question on English language, Allentown council, state Rep. are trying to prevent that from happening again

(Oct 21, 2021)

Schlossberg has been doing outreach on social media to explain the referendum and why he thinks his constituents should vote in favor of getting rid of the official language provision. Read more

Two-day hearing discusses how colleges fill in-demand careers

(Oct 20, 2021)

Testifiers highlighted the importance of career and technical education and the unique partnerships Lackawanna College and the Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium have made with small businesses and industry in the region. Read more

Madden Discusses Healthcare Consolidation Trend

(Oct 18, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee in Stroudsburg to discuss the impacts of recent healthcare consolidation trends in our communities and their effects on workers and overall patient care. Read more

Hearing addresses corporate consolidation of health care facilities in Northeastern PA

(Oct 18, 2021)

The Northeast Delegation Chairwoman, Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Stroudsburg Monday afternoon discussing corporate consolidation of health care facilities so that elected officials can learn more about the issue. Read more