Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues

(22 hours ago)

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, was one of 15 state legislators from across the country who participated in a recent bipartisan White House summit on mental health issues. Read more

 

McNeill’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Oct. 17

(23 hours ago)

According to McNeill, a representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in her office to provide information on education, health care and death benefits. Read more

 

Pashinski: Child Care Programs Can Change Lives

(Sep 29, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Tom Wolf in Wilkes-Barre to highlight a $25 million child care tax credit program that will help working families better afford care and provide children with more opportunities to succeed. Read more

 

Grandparents raising grandchildren discussion

(Sep 29, 2022)

Those in attendance spoke of the struggles they are facing, now being grandparents and taking on the role of caretaker for their grandchildren Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers visit Banana Factory in Bethlehem

(Sep 29, 2022)

The group toured the building and got a look at some galleries, artist studios, and classrooms. Read more

 

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico

(Sep 29, 2022)

“We urge President Biden to ease the burden for Puerto Ricans, regardless of political or statehood status, and manage this situation with the same urgency that would involve any of the 50 states in the country. This is a matter of survival and empathy.” Read more

 

Experts, advocates discuss challenges facing ‘grandfamilies’ in Pa.

(Sep 28, 2022)

‘Grandparents raising their grandchildren deserve and need the same amount of advocacy and support they are providing to those for whom they care,’ one advocate said Read more

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

Held at the Henry Student Center at Wilkes University, Wednesday’s hearing consisted of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, nonprofit founders and state officials. Read more

 

Veterans outreach available at Welby’s office

(Sep 27, 2022)

“We are very fortunate that brave men and women have valiantly served our country for generations. My office wants to be sure that they are aware of the various programs that our state offers to help them and their families,” Welby said. Read more

 

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski

(Sep 27, 2022)

The proposal builds on Pashinski’s 2018 legislation creating temporary guardianship for grandparents when parents of children are unable to care for them due to substance use disorder. Read more

 

Legislation would help grandparents raising grandchildren get legal help

(Sep 27, 2022)

Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, has introduced legislation to create a Legal Services for Kinship Care Families Grant Program for eligible nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to kinship care families. Read more

 

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans

(Sep 27, 2022)

“Flood damage, stormwater and erosion issues don’t abide by municipal or political boundaries,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “Many miles separate our districts, but all the members of the Policy Committee here today represent municipalities with flooding concerns." Read more

 

Rep. Welby, Gerrity’s Supermarkets partner for county diaper drive

(Sep 26, 2022)

“Many people find themselves in the unfortunate circumstance of not being able to afford diapers for their young children and even adults with incontinence. It’s a serious health safety concern that must be addressed,” Welby said. Read more

 

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties

(Sep 26, 2022)

“Pennsylvania is proud of its mining history, in fact, it’s what helped shaped many parts of the state,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said. “Mining helped fuel everything from our state’s numerous industries to the small towns that formed and grew because of the jobs mines created. However, as we’ve seen in 45 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties that have abandoned mine lands, nothing improves unless organizations, working in lockstep with the government, address the issues created by abandoned mines. That’s why this work is so important, it transforms a problem into a resource.” Read more

 

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation to reform hospital closure process

(Sep 24, 2022)

Pashinski said House Bill 2849 doubles the time in which a hospital system must notify state and local agencies of a planned closure from 90 to 180 days. Read more

 

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation with bipartisan support to reform hospital closure process

(Sep 23, 2022)

House Bill 2849 doubles the time in which a hospital system must notify state and local agencies of a planned closure from 90 to 180 days. Read more

 

Welby Reflects on His Time in Office

(Sep 23, 2022)

With his time in office nearing an end, Pa. state Rep. Thom Welby recently addressed the House Chamber to reflect on his experiences in Harrisburg. Welby says he was drawn to public service at an early age and has been honored to serve the people of Scranton and fight for their priorities in the legislature. Read more

 

Schlossberg Supports We the People Agenda

(Sep 22, 2022)

At a Capitol press conference, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined members of the We the People organization in calling for a more equitable legislative agenda in Harrisburg, particularly in regard to education funding and mental healthcare. Read more

 

Thousands of older Pennsylvanians at risk of losing property tax rebates because of legislative inaction

(Sep 22, 2022)

“We have to make this change before the end of the year,” said state Rep. Steve Samuelson, who has long advocated for increasing the income thresholds. “After 15 years, it’s long overdue.” Read more

 

Op-Ed: Green investments position Lehigh Valley for success

(Sep 21, 2022)

What’s been done on behalf of the environment in recent months is astounding — both at the national level and here at home. Read more

 

Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues
22 hours ago

McNeill’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Oct. 17
23 hours ago

Pashinski: Child Care Programs Can Change Lives
Sep 29, 2022

Grandparents raising grandchildren discussion
Sep 29, 2022

Pa. lawmakers visit Banana Factory in Bethlehem
Sep 29, 2022

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico
Sep 29, 2022

Experts, advocates discuss challenges facing ‘grandfamilies’ in Pa.
Sep 28, 2022

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents
Sep 28, 2022

Veterans outreach available at Welby’s office
Sep 27, 2022

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski
Sep 27, 2022

Legislation would help grandparents raising grandchildren get legal help
Sep 27, 2022

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans
Sep 27, 2022

Rep. Welby, Gerrity’s Supermarkets partner for county diaper drive
Sep 26, 2022

Committee tours mine reclamation sites, learns about difficulties
Sep 26, 2022

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation to reform hospital closure process
Sep 24, 2022

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation with bipartisan support to reform hospital closure process
Sep 23, 2022

Welby Reflects on His Time in Office
Sep 23, 2022

Schlossberg Supports We the People Agenda
Sep 22, 2022

Thousands of older Pennsylvanians at risk of losing property tax rebates because of legislative inaction
Sep 22, 2022

Op-Ed: Green investments position Lehigh Valley for success
Sep 21, 2022