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Sappey hosts hearing on stormwater management

(12 hours ago)

Rep. Christina Sappey hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss the importance of stormwater management. She discussed the impact this issue is having on homeowners and aging infrastructure. Read more

 

Sappey, Policy Committee examine stormwater management and infrastructure

(1 day ago)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, hosted a House Policy Committee hearing at the East Bradford Township Building on severe weather’s impact on infrastructure and stormwater management. Read more

 

Sappey presents Unionville Fair with citation for 95th year

(Oct 10, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey presented the Unionville Community Fair with a House of Representatives citation on Saturday, Oct. 5 in recognition of the event’s 95th year. Read more

 

Sappey supports legislation to improve workplace environment, protect victims of sexual harrasment

(Oct 01, 2019)

Rep. Christina Sappey has co-sponsored legislation that would change how employers and the General Assembly deal with sexual harassment. Read more

 

Sappey to host two Senior Expos

(Sep 25, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey has announced she will host a Northern 158th Senior Expo on Saturday, Oct. 12 at West Chester East High School and a Southern 158th Senior Expo on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Kennett Middle School, 195 Sunny Dell Road, Landenberg. Read more

 

Sappey supports legislation to curb scam calls, robocalls

(Sep 24, 2019)

While scam calls can be annoying and aggravating, they are of particular concern to vulnerable populations, such as seniors, in Pennsylvania. There are several actions I support currently being pursued at the state level. Read more

 

Sappey, Dinniman announce nearly $740,000 for environmental projects

(Sep 17, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey and state Sen. Andy Dinniman announced nearly $740,000 in state funding to support four greenways, trails and watershed reclamation projects in Chester County. Read more

 

Sappey supports legislation for veterans, first responders

(Sep 10, 2019)

As a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am committed to assisting those who make sacrifices for our community each and every day. Read more

 

Sappey supports workers’ rights

(Sep 03, 2019)

The following pieces of legislation will provide for greater fairness and opportunities in the workplace while strengthening workers’ rights and our community overall. Read more

 

Sappey announces $105,000 grant awarded to New Garden Airport

(Aug 28, 2019)

A state grant for $105,000 has been awarded to New Garden Airport to make improvements to the facility, state Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, announced Wednesday. Read more

 

Sappey supports quality education for all

(Aug 26, 2019)

Ensuring an enriching education and academic experience for our students remains a priority for me. I’m working in Harrisburg to make sure our children have what they need to succeed Read more

 

Sappey to hold policy hearing on local government challenges with stormwater management, infrastructure

(Aug 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 23 – State Rep. Christina Sappey will host a House Policy Committee public hearing in October to examine the numerous negative impacts to state and local infrastructure brought about by increasingly severe weather in Pennsylvania. The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the East Bradford Township Building, 666 Copeland School Road in West Chester. Sappey, D-Chester, requested the hearing to discuss the issue of severe storms and best-practices for managing them. She will be joined by fellow House members, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. “It’s no secret that our roads and bridges are failing, and the increase in severe storms that we are experiencing is exacerbating the problem,” Sappey said. “We all have witnessed the aftermath and dealt with the consequences of flooding, erosion and washed-out roadways.” According to the National Weather Service, Chester County received more than 22 inches above normal rainfall in 2018. The severity and number of storms also have been increasing across the commonwealth. “Since taking office, I have met with many municipal officials throughout the 158 th Legislative District,” Sappey said. “Plain and simple, we need to address how we handle stormwater. It’s a serious safety concern and a top priority for me. “I hope to see you for this important discussion.” Read more

 

Sappey addresses gerrymandering in public meeting

(Aug 15, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey hosted a public meeting addressing the issues of gerrymandering. Sappey hopes to see House Bill 22 and H.B. 23 addressed in the fall session of the legislature. Read more

 

Sappey supports legislation to curb gun violence

(Aug 06, 2019)

It is important that we never become numb to gun violence occurring in our communities. It is also important to support responsible gun owners and their rights. Read more

 

Sappey's office can help seniors obtain SEPTA Key ID Cards

(Aug 01, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and her staff can help seniors apply for and obtain an ID card to ride public transit for free. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority permits seniors 65 or older to ride for FREE with a valid SEPTA Key ID Card on all SEPTA Transit Routes. The cards can be used on SEPTA lines, buses, trolleys, subway and regional rails. SEPTA Key Cards have contactless chips, allowing riders to pass the card across the face of a validator to ride for FREE. The card also allows seniors to travel for half fare (50% of the weekday fare) to and from the states of Delaware and New Jersey. Residents of the 158 th District in Chester County can come to Sappey’s office at the Williowdale Town Center, 698 Unionville Road in Kennett Square, to start the process of obtaining a card and riding for free. For more information, residents can call Sappey’s office at (484) 200-8264. “This is just one of the services our office provides,” Sappey said. “We remain committed to helping our residents and our seniors.” Read more

 

Sappey to host town hall on redistricting reform

(Aug 01, 2019)

The town hall is an opportunity for residents to learn about the process, ask questions and get an update on current legislation that would address gerrymandering. Read more

 

Sappey supports health care reforms

(Jul 25, 2019)

I have introduced or co-sponsored the following pieces of legislation regarding health care reform, which I hope to see considered for a vote. Read more

 

Sappey supports government reform bills

(Jul 17, 2019)

Government reforms such as legislative agenda equity, a fair redistricting process and commonsense gift bans are long overdue in Pennsylvania. Fair Vote, a nonprofit focused on effective representative democracy, recently gave Pennsylvania a 0% grade on legislative fairness and the legislature’s ability to pass legislation overwhelmingly supported by Pennsylvanians. The following are government reform bills I have signed on in support of. House Bill 23 Redistricting Reform: Redistricting Commission for Congressional Districts – sponsored by Rep. Thomas Murt and Rep. Steve Samuelson This legislation would establish an 11-member Independent Redistricting Commission to create congressional districts. It would also impose restrictions that prevent the commission from basing districts on political affiliation, race, or socioeconomic status. House Bill 22 Redistricting Reform Constitutional Amendment – sponsored by Rep. Thomas Murt and Rep. Steve Samuelson This bill serves as a companion to HB23. It establishes a constitutional amendment to permanently reform Pennsylvania’s redistricting process and would expand the Commission to the state legislature’s districts. House Bill 385 No Budget? No Pay – sponsored by Rep. Melissa Shusterman To incentivize a timely budget, this legislation would withhold pay from the General Assembly, the governor, the lieutenant Read more

 

Chester County receives $3.08 million in PHARE funding to support affordable housing

(Jul 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 12 – Chester County’s Democratic state Reps. Carolyn Comitta, Kristine Howard, Melissa Shusterman, Dan Williams, Christina Sappey and Danielle Friel Otten announced that housing programs in Chester County will receive $3.08 million through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund. The PHARE fund is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and funds are sourced from Marcellus shale fees, realty transfer taxes and the national housing trust fund. Awardees within Comitta’s legislative district will receive the following: Housing Authority of the County of Chester’s Locust Court Windows: $100,000 Charles A Melton Arts & Education Center; Melton Center Expanded Services Program: $200,000 Melton Center Apartments (LIHTC); The NRP Group LLC: $875,000 Safe Harbor of Chester County, Inc.: $150,000 Housing Locator Program through the Housing Authority of the County of Chester: $100,000 Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children’s Homeless Prevention Program $75,000 Gaudenzia Concord Place: $50,000 Chester County Department of Community Development’s Decade to Doorways System Prioritization and Realignment: $350,000 “I am absolutely thrilled to see state funds directed to such incredible programs in our community. These funds will allow our local organizations to continue providing their critical services, as well as expand in order to Read more

 

Sappey to host Lyme disease panel discussion

(Jul 05, 2019)

KENNETT SQUARE, July 5 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, will host an informational panel discussion on Lyme disease from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at the West Bradford Township Building. “Chester County has the highest number of confirmed and probable Lyme cases in the state and is routinely in the top five counties nationally,” Sappey said. “I’m happy to help my constituents and educate them about this disease in any way I can.” Sappey will provide an update on current legislation to help those battling a Lyme disease diagnosis. Her co-panelists, including a local doctor, Lyme disease patient and representatives from the Lyme Disease Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection and the Chester County Health Department, will discuss Lyme disease, treatment, prevention, and resources available to help those who receive a diagnosis. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions or address concerns pertaining to Lyme disease. ### Read more