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Pashinski Listens to Citizen's Concerns

(1 hour ago)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski attended House Speaker Mark Rozzi's Listening Tour in Wilkes-Barre to hear citizen's concerns on how the legislature operates. Pashinski says the input was honest, straightforward, and will help make improvements in the lives of the people he represents. Read more

 

Conservation, Substance Abuse Education, and Act 13 Funding Opportunities

(Feb 01, 2023)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Changes proposed for Pennsylvania dog laws, license prices

(Jan 25, 2023)

In a memo released Jan. 25, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) and State Senator Elder Vogel Jr. (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) say they plan to introduce companion legislation that will revise annual and lifetime dog licenses and reasonably increase fees. Read more

 

Pashinski races in Farm Show Scurry Pull

(Jan 13, 2023)

From the professional care these animals receive to the work our Pennsylvania farmers do, Pashinski couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the PA Farm Show and how it highlights PA’s agricultural products and people. Read more

 

Pashinski: Pa. Agriculture “Rooted in Progress”

(Jan 12, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joins Ag Secretary Russell Redding at the Pa. Farm Show to talk about the future of agriculture in the Commonwealth. Pashinski has served as Chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee since 2017 and has worked to pass pivotal legislation, like the historic Pa Farm Bill, ensuring a strong agricultural future for the Commonwealth. Read more

 

The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download!

(Jan 11, 2023)

Each month contains a scene from our Pennsylvania Capitol, proclaimed as one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the nation. Read more

 

NEPA's state lawmakers discuss priorities amid divided Pennsylvania General Assembly

(Jan 09, 2023)

Pashinski wants to address inflation and that means controlling rising health care costs and limiting property tax increases. Read more

 

Survey: What issues are most important to you?

(Jan 04, 2023)

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Pashinski ready to work tirelessly on behalf of Northeast PA

(Jan 03, 2023)

“Today, we again took the sacred oath to protect and defend our Constitution as we were sworn into office – a promise that I will never take lightly." Read more

 

‘We will take care of a lot of people here’

(Dec 15, 2022)

“We always look for ways to do good things,” Pashinski said. “This amazing facility will be a one-stop shop for health care. I’m proud to have worked together with our mayor and our senator and the Wright Center.” Read more

 

Wright Center unveils work on new Wilkes-Barre health care clinic

(Dec 15, 2022)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, of Wilkes-Barre, said the new clinic will be a godsend to people without adequate health care coverage in the area. Read more

 

Career/Technical Training, School Safety and Security, and Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities

(Dec 05, 2022)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers float nearly 200 ideas for new laws, but power struggle in House complicates route to passage

(Dec 03, 2022)

Democratic Reps. Eddie Pashinski of Luzerne County and Jennifer O’Mara of Delaware County put in a proposal that includes doubling the notice a hospital system must give to state and local agencies of plans to close. It would go from 90 to 180 days. Read more

 

Pashinski hosts local leaders to discuss solutions to the commercial truck issue on Giants Despair in Laurel Run Borough

(Nov 29, 2022)

WILKES-BARRE, Nov. 29 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, hosted a meeting with local and state officials at his district office today to discuss the continued issues caused by commercial trucks driving on the road commonly known as Giants Despair in Laurel Run Borough. “Giants Despair is no place for large trucks – in fact it’s called Giants Despair because it’s a treacherous road for large vehicles,” Pashinski said. “Tractor trailers or trucks with excessive weight cannot safely traverse that roadway without danger to the driver and anyone nearby due to the extreme pitch and difficult twists and turns. Today’s meeting was an important step toward finding a long-term solution before additional lives are lost or more damage is done to property.” Pashinski said the meeting was extremely productive , with representatives in attendance from the Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, state Sen. Marty Flynn’s office, state Sen. David Argall’s office, and key representatives from all three impacted communities. During the meeting, Pashinski said officials discussed possible solutions, including additional signage, converting the road to a one-way, alerting truck companies about road restrictions, updating GPS guidance systems, and several other proposals that will be pursued before the next meeting. The appropriate solution will depend upon the continued cooperation and support from local and state Read more

 

Supports available for Pa. grandparents, others raising children amid substance abuse

(Nov 24, 2022)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, spoke of how a bipartisan bill package adopted in 2018, spurred by the testimony of grandparents in situations like Shanahan’s, created PA KinConnector and authorized temporary legal guardianship for caregivers. Read more

 

Pashinski welcomes $1 million grant for Hanover Township solar farm

(Nov 21, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – A $1 million state grant today was awarded to help create the PSV solar farm in Hanover Township, announced state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. “This proposed solar farm project would take unused land in Hanover Township and create a 5-megawatt facility that could provide enough electricity to power between 800 and 1,000 homes in the area. That’s a wonderful opportunity for new construction jobs and the power grid,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “I would like to thank Governor Tom Wolf for his support on this project and for approving the funding.” Pashinski said the construction would include environmental remediation and engineering, grid modernization and electrical infrastructure, construction and maintenance of the facility, and pollinator friendly/landscape shields. The grant was provided through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget. Funding goes to the acquisition and construction of economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Today’s RACP award is in addition to others totaling $8.35 million announced by Pashinski in October. Information on those can be found here and here . Read more

 

Pashinski on Helping Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

(Nov 16, 2022)

While much has been done, Pashinski hopes to do more with House Bill 2858, which would give funds to non-profit organizations that help with legal fees and other services for these grandparents. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District

(Nov 14, 2022)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski: Additional $3 million in RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – Two additional Luzerne County projects have received funding approval from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program totaling $3 million, according to state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “I’m proud to have advocated for and received approval for both of these RACP projects, and I want to thank again Governor Wolf for seeing how important this additional $3 million investment will be for Wilkes-Barre and our region,” said Pashinski. “These dollars will help improve our community’s access to affordable health care at the Wright Center’s Wilkes-Barre Practice, as well as improve the capacity and efficiency of our municipal recovery facility.” According to Pashinski, the following organizations are receiving funding in his district: Wright Center for Community Health Wilkes-Barre Practice - $2 million for building out its location in order to equip the space for primary care, dental and behavioral health services. Wilkes-Barre Municipal Recovery Facility Expansion - $1 million to add a metering bin system/infeed conveyor and an optical sorter in order to increase efficiency, allowing for Municipal Recovery Inc. to expand and create jobs. These grants are in addition to the $5.35 million in RACP grants Pashinski and state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced last week for five other local projects . The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a Commonwealth grant program Read more

 

Freedom Fund Banquet 2022

(Oct 22, 2022)

On October 22 I had the honor of attending the Wilkes-Barre NAACP Branch No. 2306’s 27 th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, where I presented certificates of recognition to a number of members. Each year this event is held to celebrate the accomplishments of the NAACP Wilkes-Barre Branch as well as to recognize individuals who have advanced the organization’s mission. This year the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center’s main ballroom was filled with hundreds of people for the banquet, making it an unmitigated success. This year’s theme was “This Is Power,” with a keynote address from Wanda Ochei, director of Student Services and Engagement at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. You can watch a video of the event, including the keynote address, by clicking here. Read more

 

Pashinski Listens to Citizen's Concerns
1 hour ago

Conservation, Substance Abuse Education, and Act 13 Funding Opportunities
Feb 01, 2023

Changes proposed for Pennsylvania dog laws, license prices
Jan 25, 2023

Pashinski races in Farm Show Scurry Pull
Jan 13, 2023

Pashinski: Pa. Agriculture “Rooted in Progress”
Jan 12, 2023

The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download!
Jan 11, 2023

NEPA's state lawmakers discuss priorities amid divided Pennsylvania General Assembly
Jan 09, 2023

Survey: What issues are most important to you?
Jan 04, 2023

Pashinski ready to work tirelessly on behalf of Northeast PA
Jan 03, 2023

‘We will take care of a lot of people here’
Dec 15, 2022

Wright Center unveils work on new Wilkes-Barre health care clinic
Dec 15, 2022

Career/Technical Training, School Safety and Security, and Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities
Dec 05, 2022

Pa. lawmakers float nearly 200 ideas for new laws, but power struggle in House complicates route to passage
Dec 03, 2022

Pashinski hosts local leaders to discuss solutions to the commercial truck issue on Giants Despair in Laurel Run Borough
Nov 29, 2022

Supports available for Pa. grandparents, others raising children amid substance abuse
Nov 24, 2022

Pashinski welcomes $1 million grant for Hanover Township solar farm
Nov 21, 2022

Pashinski on Helping Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Nov 16, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District
Nov 14, 2022

Pashinski: Additional $3 million in RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects
Oct 31, 2022

Freedom Fund Banquet 2022
Oct 22, 2022