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Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jul 05, 2023)

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

 

Legislators offer comments on passage of minimum wage bill

(Jun 22, 2023)

“We even had bipartisan support on this bill,” said Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre. “Our workers have called on us as lawmakers time and time again to provide them a livable wage and I was proud to vote in alignment with that.” Read more

 

Pashinski releases statement on passage of minimum wage bill

(Jun 21, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski released a statement on the passage of H.B. 1500 – the minimum wage bill. Read more

 

Pashinski: Takes a Special Person to be a Social Worker

(Jun 20, 2023)

Majority Chairman of the Pa House Agriculture Committee and former teacher, state. Rep. Eddie Pashinski spoke of the important role that social workers have in our society. From our children to our senior citizens, social workers play vital roles in lifting everyone up, especially during times of crisis. Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jun 16, 2023)

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

 

Pashinski: $450,000 awarded for local projects addressing blight

(Jun 09, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski today announced $450,000 in state funding has been awarded for two Luzerne County projects to address blighted properties in his legislative district. Read more

 

Human Services Committee moves two bills out of committee

(May 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – Today, the PA House Human Services Committee voted two bills out of committee to address mental health initiatives and funding for programs as well as funding for kinship care legal assistance. The first bill ( H.B. 849 ), introduced by state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, would take recommendations from the Behavioral Health Commission on Adult Mental Health on how to appropriate $100 million in one-time ARPA funds. As part of the 2022-23 budget (through Act 54 of 2022), the General Assembly established the Behavioral Health Commission on Adult Mental Health, a 24-person commission tasked with providing recommendations to the General Assembly on how to appropriate $100 million in one-time ARPA funding to address adult behavioral health needs in Pennsylvania. The commission, composed of experts in the behavioral health field, advocates, providers, and legislators, met over the course of four weeks for a total of 17 hours to create a set of recommendations they believe would be the first step towards true change for all Pennsylvanians. H.B. 849 would take the following recommendations from the commission and turn them into actionable legislation, as well as expand these efforts to address the needs of struggling youth: $37 million towards workforce development. $23.5 million to improve the criminal justice system and public safety systems. $39 million to expand access and service delivery. $500,000 to evaluate the Read more

 

Legislators announce millions for Luzerne County projects

(May 17, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, in conjunction with Sen. Marty Flynn, D-Scranton, and Sen. David Argall, R-Pottsville, announced 12 area projects were awarded state funding totaling $2.27 million.“The state funding awarded to these municipal projects are for equipment, renovations and safety measures needed by those communities,” Pashinski said. “The nature of these projects is to provide extra safety to the community and give peace of mind to as many people as possible.” Read more

 

Pashinski welcomes multiple grants totaling $2.27 million for 12 local projects

(May 16, 2023)

“The state funding awarded to these municipal projects are for equipment, renovations and safety measures needed by those communities,” said Pashinski. Read more

 

New 'PA Preferred Organic' Trademark Could Soon Be In Grocery Stores

(May 10, 2023)

HARRISBURG, PA — A new state-certified trademark specifically designating locally produced organic foods could soon be in grocery stores across Pennsylvania.Legislation was passed through the General Assembly this month to create a PA Preferred Organic logo, which aims to improve sales for Pennsylvania farmers creating sustainable products. Read more

 

New 'PA Preferred Organic' Trademark Could Soon Be In Grocery Stores

(May 09, 2023)

“Pennsylvanians should be proud that their commonwealth is a national leader in organic agriculture sales, research, and farmer training thanks to organizations like the Rodale Institute," State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) said. Read more

 

Pashinski, O'Mara Discuss Hospital Closure Reform on The Confluence

(May 06, 2023)

State legislators want hospital companies to give communities more notice, and resources for care, ahead of reducing services or closing hospitals. We speak to Representatives Jennifer O’Mara, (D., Delaware) and Eddie Day Pashinski (D., Luzerne) about their proposal and intended impacts. (10:40 - 22:30) Read more

 

Chesco, Delco lawmakers join forces to unveil hospital closure reform

(May 05, 2023)

House Bill 158 (Rep. Pashinski) and Senate Bill 184 would increase the time in which hospitals must notify government agencies ahead of a hospital or unit closure from 90 days to 180 days. Read more

 

Pa.’s Casey joins colleagues on bill improving housing for grandparents raising grandkids

(May 04, 2023)

In Pennsylvania,”there are an estimated 202,000 children who live in households that are headed by their grandparents or other relatives and they deserve access to support and resources just like other foster families,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski said. Read more

 

Diamonds to lawmakers behind hospital closure reform bills

(May 04, 2023)

“These facilities need oversight because they are not like other businesses, they make the difference between life or death and improve the quality of life for local patients,” Pashinski said. Read more

 

Pashinski, O’Mara, Comitta and advocates discuss Hospital Closure Reform

(May 03, 2023)

“When hospitals and health care facilities close or significantly reduce services, patients, doctors, nurses, staff and entire communities suffer,” Pashinski said. “These facilities need oversight because they are not like other businesses, they make the difference between life or death and improve the quality of life for local patients. Even the healthiest person will at some point need help – whether that’s a visit to the emergency room, care for mental health, preventative medicine, or treatment for cancer. House Bill 158 and Senate Bill 184 would ensure that patients, doctors, nurses, staff and their communities have a voice in any major decision to close or reduce services.” Read more

 

Pashinski Joins Legislators and Advocates to Promote Legislation to Reform Hospital Closure Process

(May 03, 2023)

Having witnessed firsthand the impact of sudden hospital closures on patients, doctors, nurses, staff and the communities they serve, Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and colleagues from the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would provide Pennsylvanians earlier notification in the event of a hospital closure. Pashinski says the legislation doubles the notification time from 90-180 days and requires a Health Equity Impact Assessment be submitted to the state Department of Health. The bill also calls for increased community input, data collection, and public hearings prior to closure. Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers say communities need more notice to prepare for hospital closings

(May 03, 2023)

Legislation introduced in the state House by Rep. Jenn O’Mara and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and in the state Senate by Sen. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, would double the required notice to six months. Read more

 

Pashinski & Madden’s PA Preferred Organic trademark bill passes House

(May 02, 2023)

“Creating an easily identifiable PA Preferred Brand logo for PA-made organic products is a win for Pennsylvania’s farmers and producers as well as our consumers who know that label means their purchase was grown in PA, by PA Farmers, for PA families,” Pashinski said. Read more

 

H.B. 158 Health Equality Impact Assessment

(May 02, 2023)

Health Equality Impact Assessment from The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities
Jul 05, 2023

Legislators offer comments on passage of minimum wage bill
Jun 22, 2023

Pashinski releases statement on passage of minimum wage bill
Jun 21, 2023

Pashinski: Takes a Special Person to be a Social Worker
Jun 20, 2023

Infrastructure, Housing, and Safety Funding Opportunities
Jun 16, 2023

Pashinski: $450,000 awarded for local projects addressing blight
Jun 09, 2023

Human Services Committee moves two bills out of committee
May 24, 2023

Legislators announce millions for Luzerne County projects
May 17, 2023

Pashinski welcomes multiple grants totaling $2.27 million for 12 local projects
May 16, 2023

New 'PA Preferred Organic' Trademark Could Soon Be In Grocery Stores
May 10, 2023

New 'PA Preferred Organic' Trademark Could Soon Be In Grocery Stores
May 09, 2023

Pashinski, O'Mara Discuss Hospital Closure Reform on The Confluence
May 06, 2023

Chesco, Delco lawmakers join forces to unveil hospital closure reform
May 05, 2023

Pa.’s Casey joins colleagues on bill improving housing for grandparents raising grandkids
May 04, 2023

Diamonds to lawmakers behind hospital closure reform bills
May 04, 2023

Pashinski, O’Mara, Comitta and advocates discuss Hospital Closure Reform
May 03, 2023

Pashinski Joins Legislators and Advocates to Promote Legislation to Reform Hospital Closure Process
May 03, 2023

Pa. lawmakers say communities need more notice to prepare for hospital closings
May 03, 2023

Pashinski & Madden’s PA Preferred Organic trademark bill passes House
May 02, 2023

H.B. 158 Health Equality Impact Assessment
May 02, 2023