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Rescue Plan grant key to Irem Temple restoration

(Apr 03, 2023)

The restoration effort will be funded by a variety of sources, including state grants, Wielage said. He credited state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre, and former state Sen. John Yudichak for working to obtain funding. Read more


Pashinski introduces Delayed Payment Plan for burden-free community college

(Apr 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 3 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, introduced H.B. 827 this week, legislation providing a pathway for community college students at any of Pennsylvania’s 15 state community colleges and the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology to complete their degree or certificate program and secure a steady, full-time job before beginning to repay the cost of their tuition. Graduates would have 10 years to pay off the cost of tuition, interest free. Read more


Advocates rally for local control of minimum wage in Pa.

(Mar 31, 2023)

Action Together NEPA and SEIU Healthcare PA were joined by Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti, Sen. Marty Flynn and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski on Thursday to demand local control over the minimum wage. Read more


Call to Harrisburg to raise minimum wage

(Mar 30, 2023)

The group was joined by State Senator Marty Flynn (D-22), State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-121), Scranton’s Mayor Paige Cognetti and representatives from other elected officials. Read more


New state House Speaker McClinton promises change for the better in Harrisburg

(Mar 27, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre, said he realized McClinton was “destined for great things” soon after she won election to the state House in 2015. Read more


Pa. House Speaker Joanna McClinton addresses crowd at King’s College

(Mar 26, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, introduced McClinton and had nothing but positive things to say about his colleague. Read more


Pashinski: $1.33 million awarded for local projects

(Mar 16, 2023)

“This significant influx of state funding will be used toward important safety upgrades in Wilkes-Barre and allow Plains Township to replace outdated vehicles," said Pashinski. Read more


Lawmakers, seeing demand for organic produce, seek to make Pa. Preferred program permanent

(Mar 15, 2023)

The bill, reintroduced as HB 157, is sponsored by state Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, who argue that the bill would make it easier for Pennsylvanians to identify and buy locally grown produce by making the commonwealth’s PA Preferred marketing program permanent. Read more


Hospital closure legislation introduced

(Mar 14, 2023)

PA (WOLF) — Pennsylvanian State Lawmakers introduced legislation that would bring more accountability to the process of hospital closures.House Bill 158 doubles the time in which a hospital must notify state and local agencies of a planned closure from 90 to 180 days.This ensures Pennsylvanians continue to get the care they need. Read more


Hospital closure legislation introduced

(Mar 13, 2023)

House Bill 158 from Rep. Pashinski doubles the time in which a hospital must notify state and local agencies of a planned closure from 90 to 180 days. Read more


Pashinski and Madden introduce legislation to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent

(Mar 09, 2023)

“Pennsylvanians care about what they eat and are looking for nutrition, quality, quantity and variety in the organic foods at their markets and grocery stores,” Pashinski said. Read more


Pashinski, O’Mara seek reform of hospital closure process

(Mar 09, 2023)

Pashinski said the bipartisan, bicameral legislation would be a significant step toward ensuring health care facilities planning to close provide local communities and government agencies the time, information, and opportunity they need to adequately address these significant impacts and plan for related challenges. Read more


Pa. House bill would boost accountability on hospital shutdowns

(Mar 09, 2023)

The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski, of Luzerne County, and Jennifer O’Mara, of Delaware County, would require hospitals 180 days, instead of the current 90 days, to notify state and local agencies of a planned shutdown. Read more


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

(Mar 08, 2023)

State Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, introduced legislation recently that would bring more accountability to the process of hospital closures, ensuring that Pennsylvanians can receive uninterrupted care and that hospital systems honor their duty to their patients, staff, and the communities they serve. Read more


Pashinski applauds Shapiro’s priorities in 2023-24 budget address

(Mar 07, 2023)

"Governor Shapiro’s proposal would build on things I’ve been fighting for alongside my fellow House Democrats for years." Read more


Severance tax proposed on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania

(Mar 02, 2023)

“We certainly do not want to put one of our industries in financial harm’s way. We expect them to pay their fair share just as anybody, whether you are a taxpayer or a business,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) said. Read more


Pashinski Rings in Music in Our Schools Month

(Mar 01, 2023)

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Local legislators congratulate new Pa. House Speaker McClinton

(Mar 01, 2023)

“I truly believe that we are going to do great things in the House under the leadership of Speaker McClinton for the people of Pennsylvania,” Pashinski said. Read more


PEERs graduate at local long-term care facilities

(Feb 26, 2023)

Recently, five residents at River View Nursing and Rehab Center, Wilkes-Barre, participated in a graduation ceremony and were awarded certificates in recognition of their accomplishment by U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright and state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. Read more


Pashinski Listens to Citizen's Concerns

(Feb 03, 2023)

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