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Measures would reform Pennsylvania’s hospital closure process

(Apr 22, 2023)

Our bill would take significant steps to reform Pennsylvania’s hospital closure process: strengthening accountability and transparency without disrupting access to care. Read more

 

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

(Apr 13, 2023)

“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 assistance will help at-risk children to stay in stable family environments, relieving excessive pressure on the foster care system,” said Pashinski. Read more

 

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(Apr 13, 2023)

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

 

Fair loan proposal could be model

(Apr 10, 2023)

Democratic state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski of Luzerne County has proposed a plan for some student loans in Pennsylvania that would be a good model for all student loans for a very fundamental reason — it treats financing higher education as a public good. Read more

 

‘They risk it.’ Expecting mothers in rural Pa. have trouble finding care in growing maternity health deserts

(Apr 06, 2023)

Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, and Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, re-introduced a bill that would make it more difficult for hospitals to close, which could help address one of the root causes for maternity health deserts. Read more

 

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

 

Measures would reform Pennsylvania’s hospital closure process
Apr 22, 2023

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski
Apr 13, 2023

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities
Apr 13, 2023

Fair loan proposal could be model
Apr 10, 2023

‘They risk it.’ Expecting mothers in rural Pa. have trouble finding care in growing maternity health deserts
Apr 06, 2023

Rescue Plan grant key to Irem Temple restoration
Apr 03, 2023

Pashinski introduces Delayed Payment Plan for burden-free community college
Apr 03, 2023

Advocates rally for local control of minimum wage in Pa.
Mar 31, 2023

Call to Harrisburg to raise minimum wage
Mar 30, 2023

New state House Speaker McClinton promises change for the better in Harrisburg
Mar 27, 2023

Pa. House Speaker Joanna McClinton addresses crowd at King’s College
Mar 26, 2023

Pashinski: $1.33 million awarded for local projects
Mar 16, 2023

Lawmakers, seeing demand for organic produce, seek to make Pa. Preferred program permanent
Mar 15, 2023

Hospital closure legislation introduced
Mar 14, 2023

Hospital closure legislation introduced
Mar 13, 2023

Pashinski and Madden introduce legislation to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent
Mar 09, 2023

Pashinski, O’Mara seek reform of hospital closure process
Mar 09, 2023

Pa. House bill would boost accountability on hospital shutdowns
Mar 09, 2023

Pashinski, O’Mara re-introduce legislation to reform hospital closure process
Mar 08, 2023

Pashinski applauds Shapiro’s priorities in 2023-24 budget address
Mar 07, 2023