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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

 

People raising grandchildren get help at conference

(Oct 21, 2022)

The morning had a panel discussion and presentations by several speakers, including State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

Pashinski Promotes PA Farms, PA Preferred

(Oct 19, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding at Maylath's Farm and Orchard in Sugarloaf to celebrate the launch of the new PaPreferred.com – your one-stop shop to find PA grown and produced products at a farmer’s market or retailer near you!Remember to always look for the PA Preferred label at your local market. That label means: Grown in PA. Buy PA. PA Preferred – PA Proud! Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities

(Oct 19, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

PA Preferred website connects Pennsylvanians with products, farm destinations

(Oct 19, 2022)

SUGARLOAF TWP. — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding Tuesday invited Pennsylvanians to explore the commonwealth’s farmers markets and farm destinations this fall and winter.Redding was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, for a visit to PA Preferred member Maylath Farm and Orchard in Sugarloaf. Read more

 

Farm showmanship: Agriculture and entertainment converge on secretary's stop in Sugarloaf Twp.

(Oct 18, 2022)

When people know where their food comes from, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre said, they trust it will be healthy. Read more

 

Agriculture Department Launches New PA Preferred Website Connecting Pennsylvanians with PA Products, Farm Destinations

(Oct 18, 2022)

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski to visit PA Preferred® member Maylath Farm and Orchard in Sugarloaf to invite Pennsylvanians to explore the commonwealth's farmers markets and farm destinations this fall and winter. 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

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

“I first became aware of this issue more than a decade ago when I was fortunate enough to meet several heroes in our communities – grandparents who stepped in to raise their grandchildren for various reasons,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “We passed three bills in 2018 to create important resources for grandparents, bills that I’m very proud will help thousands of people in need. However, our work on this issue is not complete, and it’s one reason why I’m trying to pass House Bill 2858 that would provide for legal services – including adoption – that kinship care families desperately need.” 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. It’s not only an issue when it comes to protecting homes, but – as we heard again today – municipalities have a need to find solutions that don’t place an undue burden on taxpayers.” Read more

 

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

(Sep 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, introduced legislation today to create a Legal Services for Kinship Care Families Grant Program for eligible nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to kinship care families. “Many kinship families are low-income households already facing complex issues and aren’t equipped to navigate the complicated legal process on their own. This legal assistance will allow at-risk children to stay in stable family environments, relieving excessive pressure on the foster care system,” Pashinski said. “In Pennsylvania alone, there are an estimated 202,000 children who live in households that are headed by their grandparents or other relatives and they deserve to access to support and resources just like other foster families.” Under H.B. 2858, grant money through the PA Department of Human Services could used for administrative, civil legal services and other costs associated with a kinship caregiver retaining the services of a lawyer to ensure the safety and welfare of a child in their care, including, but not limited to, guardianship, adoption, power of attorney for medical and educational care, and mediation. 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, as well as his H.R. 390, which authorized a Joint State 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

 

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

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application

(Sep 26, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

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

(Sep 24, 2022)

“We’re witnessing this firsthand in Luzerne County with the sudden announcement that First Hospital intends to close by October without any apparent plans in place to provide for continuity of care or help their staff transition,” Pashinski said. Read more

 

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

People raising grandchildren get help at conference
Oct 21, 2022

Pashinski Promotes PA Farms, PA Preferred
Oct 19, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities
Oct 19, 2022

PA Preferred website connects Pennsylvanians with products, farm destinations
Oct 19, 2022

Farm showmanship: Agriculture and entertainment converge on secretary's stop in Sugarloaf Twp.
Oct 18, 2022

Agriculture Department Launches New PA Preferred Website Connecting Pennsylvanians with PA Products, Farm Destinations
Oct 18, 2022

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

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents
Sep 28, 2022

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans
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

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

State Grant Programs Open For Application
Sep 26, 2022

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