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Keystone Mission Innovation Center expands in Wilkes-Barre

(Oct 26, 2023)

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Keystone Mission is continuing to open the door to possibility and hope for people experiencing homelessness. Two cities, one mission. Keystone Mission is continuing to open the door to possibility and hope for people experiencing homelessness. Keystone Mission operates centers for those experiencing homelessness in both Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Read more

 

Pashinski and Madden’s PA Preferred Organic trademark bill passes Senate

(Oct 24, 2023)

Legislation establishing a PA Preferred Organic Trademark sponsored by state Reps. Maureen Madden and Eddie Day Pashinski passed the state Senate on Monday. Read more

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren conference spotlights families’ needs

(Oct 20, 2023)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski on Friday said grandparents are raising grandchildren due to various reasons, and he shared proposals that he and some of his colleagues are promoting to address a growing problem in Pennsylvania that demands our attention. Read more

 

Pashinski: $19 million to help rehabilitate stormwater infrastructure

(Oct 18, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski announced today $19 million in state funding to rehabilitate a wastewater system in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

House Agriculture Committee discusses veterinary services in Pa.

(Oct 11, 2023)

Today, the Pennsylvania House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee held an informational meeting at PennVet’s New Bolton Center to learn about the challenges facing veterinary medicine in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities

(Oct 11, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Pennsylvania's Rural Population Projected to Shrink, Potentially Straining Workforce

(Oct 10, 2023)

“We’re trying to get ahead of what we perceive as a potential problem down the road,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said. Read more

 

Pashinski on Rural Population Trends

(Oct 05, 2023)

Majority Chairman of the Pa. House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski spoke during a Center for Rural Pennsylvania press conference on their recent findings regarding rural population trends in the Commonwealth. Given the wide range of policies that are impacted by population change, long-term planning that incorporates the expertise of a variety of stakeholders—including state and local officials, nonprofit groups, business and industry leaders, among others—will ensure that the Commonwealth is prepared for these changes, and that our rural communities remain resilient in the coming decades. To learn more about this research, visit the Center’s website for its most recent publication, "Pennsylvania Population Projections 2050: A First Look," here: https://www.rural.pa.gov/data/population-projections . Read more

 

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Releases Pennsylvania Population Projections Through 2050

(Oct 04, 2023)

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors and staff, along with staff of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, hosted a press conference at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to present Pennsylvania population projections featuring age and gender cohorts for each county through the year of 2050. Read more

 

Population projections highlight need for long-term solutions to sustain rural Pa.

(Oct 04, 2023)

“The population projections will help inform medium and long-term planning at the county, regional, and state levels,” state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, who also serves as vice chair for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, said. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application (10/03/2023)

(Oct 03, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Pashinki: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Deserve More

(Sep 27, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski was joined by advocates at a news conference to highlight the critical issue of grandparents raising grandchildren and the legislation needed to address this very serious problem. Pashinski, a longtime supporter of kinship care families, has new legislation that would 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

 

Pashinski: Grandparents raising grandchildren deserve more help

(Sep 27, 2023)

“As legislators, it is important for us to hear from advocates and those who are directly affected by a particular issue,” said Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre. “We are holding this news conference with many advocates and grandparents who shared their personal stories, to ask our legislators to provide the necessary support. Read more

 

Pashinski: grandparents raising grandchildren deserve more help

(Sep 26, 2023)

Joined by advocates, legislators and grandparents who are raising their own grandchildren, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski spoke at a news conference today aimed at emphasizing the critical issue of grandparents raising grandchildren and passing legislation to address this very serious problem. Read more

 

House lawmakers call attention to diaper, incontinence product needs across PA

(Sep 26, 2023)

The prime sponsors of H.R. 198 (re: Diaper Need Awareness Week) are Rep. Carol Hill-Evans (D-York), Rep. Tina M. Davis (D-Bucks), Rep. Kyle J. Mullins (D-Lackawanna), and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne). Read more

 

Democrats introduce legislative platform to support grandparents raising grandchildren

(Sep 26, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski’s, D-Luzerne, H.B. 931 would create The Kinship Care Legal Assistance Grant Program, which would award funds to eligible non-profit organizations providing civil legal services to help kinship families obtain custody or adoption, power of attorney for the child's medical and educational care or establish legal standing with the child to make daily caregiving decisions. This will allow at-risk children to stay in stable family environments, relieving pressure on the foster care system. Read more

 

Area legislators comment on potential legalization of recreational marijuana

(Sep 24, 2023)

“When the government-regulated oversight is appropriately designed and enforced, the advantages of legalizing marijuana will easily overcome any negative effects,” Rep. Pashinski said. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/19/2023)

(Sep 19, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Invasive Species Threat: Governor’s Council & House Ag Raise Alarm on Non-Native Plants and Insects Imperiling Our Ecosystem

(Sep 08, 2023)

Committee chair Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and members heard testimony on the proliferation and impacts of invasive species, and suggestions on building a proactive, regional partnership to combat them, from the Department of Agriculture, local government, and industry partners. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/05/2023)

(Sep 05, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Keystone Mission Innovation Center expands in Wilkes-Barre
Oct 26, 2023

Pashinski and Madden’s PA Preferred Organic trademark bill passes Senate
Oct 24, 2023

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren conference spotlights families’ needs
Oct 20, 2023

Pashinski: $19 million to help rehabilitate stormwater infrastructure
Oct 18, 2023

House Agriculture Committee discusses veterinary services in Pa.
Oct 11, 2023

Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities
Oct 11, 2023

Pennsylvania's Rural Population Projected to Shrink, Potentially Straining Workforce
Oct 10, 2023

Pashinski on Rural Population Trends
Oct 05, 2023

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Releases Pennsylvania Population Projections Through 2050
Oct 04, 2023

Population projections highlight need for long-term solutions to sustain rural Pa.
Oct 04, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application (10/03/2023)
Oct 03, 2023

Pashinki: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Deserve More
Sep 27, 2023

Pashinski: Grandparents raising grandchildren deserve more help
Sep 27, 2023

Pashinski: grandparents raising grandchildren deserve more help
Sep 26, 2023

House lawmakers call attention to diaper, incontinence product needs across PA
Sep 26, 2023

Democrats introduce legislative platform to support grandparents raising grandchildren
Sep 26, 2023

Area legislators comment on potential legalization of recreational marijuana
Sep 24, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/19/2023)
Sep 19, 2023

Invasive Species Threat: Governor’s Council & House Ag Raise Alarm on Non-Native Plants and Insects Imperiling Our Ecosystem
Sep 08, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/05/2023)
Sep 05, 2023