At a Pa. House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing in Harrisburg, state Rep. Josh Siegel questions PASSHE Chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein about his lack of urgency addressing the crisis of affordability in our state higher education system. Read more
At a Pa. House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing in Harrisburg, state Rep. Josh Siegel questions PASSHE Chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein about the financial stability of the system, saying that we continue to plug holes in a sinking ship and need to see a stronger sense of urgency that matches the severity of the crisis. Read more
“These horrible and deadly shooting situations are unfortunately becoming all too common across Pennsylvania. We must do more at the state level to stem the tide of gun violence," Siegel said. Read more
The three lawmakers see the shortened work week as an incentive to new hires – not to mention a retention tool for those already employed. Read more
“Many of these improvements will lead to improved foot, bicycle and transportation through the city, as well as providing critical support for first responders,” said Siegel, D-Lehigh. “Investments like these improve our roads and trails, boost our local economy and create jobs.” Read more
HARRISBURG, March 6 – State Rep. Josh Siegel today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the PA House Appropriations Committee. “This appointment is truly a great honor, and it comes with significant responsibilities,” said Siegel, D-Lehigh. “On this committee, I will be a part of the state budget process and consider the fiscal policies that will impact the lives of seniors, students, families, law enforcement, businesses and workers throughout Pennsylvania. With this position, I will be able to advocate not only for my district, but for all the taxpayers of the Commonwealth.” In accordance with House rules, the Appropriations Committee evaluates legislative proposals for fiscal implications prior to voting a bill out of committee. The committee also plays a pivotal role in forming recommendations for budget and fiscal-related matters and is integrally involved in the annual budget process. In addition to the state budget, the committee also has jurisdiction over the offices of Auditor General and State Treasurer and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. Siegel currently is serving his first term representing the 22nd Legislative District, which includes parts of the city of Allentown and parts of Salisbury Township. Read more
The lawmakers, including Rep. Siegel, propose that “We need to do more to provide options for workers and their employers." Read more
I’m committed to working with anyone committed to building a Pennsylvania where everyone belongs, everyone matters, and everyone has an equal opportunity regardless of party. Read more
Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more
Josh Siegel: I think one of the most pressing issues facing voters in Pennsylvania is the cost of housing, which is two-fold; for seniors, it's the rising tide of property taxes and for those in the workforce, it's the cost of rent or availability of affordable starter homes. Read more
“The people of Allentown, the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania will all benefit from Gov.-elect Shapiro's appointment of former Senator Browne." Read more
There’s a digital calendar available featuring scenes from the state Capitol throughout the year. Read more
HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Josh Siegel today was sworn into his first term serving the 22nd Legislative District. The noon ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “It is an honor that the residents of the city of Allentown have given me this opportunity to be their voice and represent them in Harrisburg and I am eager to work on their behalf,” said Siegel, D-Lehigh. “As this new session gets underway, it presents not only new challenges, but also a chance for meaningful changes for hardworking Pennsylvanians and their families, and I look forward to coming to the table to make the commonwealth better.” Siegel’s legislative priorities include addressing the crisis of affordability afflicting Pennsylvania families by working to lower their everyday fixed costs, economic and cultural development to strengthen and grow Pennsylvania’s economy, supporting the rights of workers to unionize, increasing funding for public education, protecting and expanding access to reproductive health care, promoting justice and equity for LGTBQ community, and protecting and strengthening our democracy. Siegel has a B.S. in international relations from Seton Hall University. In his first term, Siegel joins 25 other new members from across the state, the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. Read more
For months, political prognosticators and pundits predicted the usual sort of electoral gloom for Democrats. The U.S House was certain to be lost, the Senate potentially falling as well, with Republicans flipping Nevada and maybe even New Hampshire. Similarly, Democrats were headed for electoral routs at the state level, with Wisconsin likely to deliver a Republican trifecta in Madison. Read more
“In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. Read more
Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit Pennie.com/connect or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more
Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at https://www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/ or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more
PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more
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