Solomon applauds workforce development efforts in Wolf’s budget proposal

(Feb 06, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., released the following statement on the governor’s budget address. “I commend Governor Wolf for announcing investments in many pressing areas that are both vital for Pennsylvania and for my constituents in Philadelphia. But two items I was particularly thrilled to see in today’s budget address were $50 million for workforce development and the unveiling of a so-called “One-Stop Shop” for businesses.” “I’ve been fighting for both items in my first year in the legislature, introducing my Schools to Workforce Pipeline Act ( H.B. 1522 ) and PA Business Portal ( H.B. 1209 ). I look forward to working closely with the governor’s team and my colleagues to advance these paramount priorities during the budget discussions to come, so that we can transform how we prepare our young people for their careers and support the many businesses that will employ them.” Read more

 

Solomon Seeking Landlord-Tenant Solutions

(Feb 02, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee to his Northeast Philadelphia district to discuss strengthening the relationships between landlords or owners and tenants by tightening up decades-old laws and delineating responsibilities for both parties. Read more

 

2/1/18 – Landlord-Tenant Issues – Philadelphia

(Feb 02, 2018)

Materials from roundtable discussion hosted by State Rep. Jared Solomon. Read more

 

Landlord-tenant issues focus of Solomon’s Policy Committee roundtable

(Feb 01, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1 – State Rep. Jared Solomon today a hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable discussion at the Philadelphia Protestant Home to clarify landlord-tenant relationships. Solomon noted the importance of the topic in relation to House Democrats’ Plan4PA and efforts to put people first. He was joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, to learn how absentee landlords can be held accountable for maintenance of their properties and how to clarify landlord-tenant relationships to ensure both parties are aware of rights, responsibilities, and obligations. “We want to strengthen the relationship between landlords and tenants so that we can put people first and make sure these relationships are mutually beneficial. I’m thankful for the opportunity to host today’s Plan4PA Policy Committee discussion that will help us find legislative solutions that ensure protections for both parties and give recourse when one party doesn’t keep up their agreement,” said Solomon, D-Phila. Sturla added, “The relationship between landlords and tenants should be clearly defined when entering into rental agreements. When either party fails to hold up their end of the bargain, we have to be sure there are policies in place that protect each party. Clarifying the roles, responsibilities and obligations is an important part of the process and I’m glad Read more

 

Landlord-tenant legal clinic

(Jan 31, 2018)

Landlord-tenant legal clinic Read more

 

Solomon to host House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable on landlord-tenant issues Thursday in Philadelphia

(Jan 30, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30 – As part of House Democrats’ Plan4PA and efforts to put people first, state Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., will host a House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable to discuss landlord-tenant issues, The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6401 Martins Mill Road, Philadelphia. The media and public are invited to attend. Solomon will be joined by policy experts and state legislators, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, to learn how absentee landlords can be held accountable for maintenance of their properties and how to clarify landlord-tenant relationships to ensure both parties are aware of rights, responsibilities, and obligations. The current agenda is: 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 10:10 a.m. Discussion with Panelists: Rebecca Corcoran Swanson, planning director, City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections Phil Lord, executive director, Tenant Union Representative Network Christine Young Gertz, director of government affairs, PA Apartment Association-East Tom Giles , Board of Directors Member for Diversified Investors Group (DIG) and member of Pennsylvania Residential Owners Association George Donnelly, Langer, Grogan & Diver Social Justice Fellow, The Public Interest Law Center George Gould, senior attorney, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia 11:50 a.m. Closing Remarks Visit Read more

 

Creating good jobs: Apprenticeship grants available

(Jan 29, 2018)

I believe strongly that we need to do a much better job providing a path to employment and family-sustaining careers for all young people, whether you go to college or not. Fighting for this has been a top priority since I got to Harrisburg. That is why I introduced legislation ( H.B. 1522 ) that would encourage investments in our youth when they enter high school. My bill urges schools and local businesses to provide young people with work-based learning opportunities, apprenticeships and jobs. Along those lines, I am thrilled that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development started offering grant opportunities that support this effort through its Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program. This program gives assistance to registered pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programs, with a goal of increasing apprenticeship availability to help Pennsylvania employers. The grants can be used to cover expenses related to the instruction that complements on-the-job learning. Proposals will be accepted from: Single employers or employer consortiums Workforce development boards Economic development organizations Labor organizations Local career technical education institutions Community colleges Community organizations or associations Talk to your colleagues at your job to see if they can step up to this important program, or get together with your civic association and see how you can participate. Click here to learn how to Read more

 

Solomon Solving Landlord-Tenant Issues

(Jan 26, 2018)

In his fight to iron out issues between landlords and tenants, Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon is hosting two free events aimed at clearing up confusion about responsibility between the two parties and pursuing legislative ways to prevent future disputes from happening. Read more

 

Sign up now for SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card

(Jan 18, 2018)

As of Jan. 16, SEPTA no longer accepts Medicare and Railroad Retirement cards for free or reduced-fare rides . Riders with disabilities who have not yet registered with SEPTA for the Reduced Transit Fare Program for Persons with Disabilities should do so as soon as possible. The only forms of identification that will be accepted for reduced-fare service on all SEPTA Routes will be the SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card or the Paper Pennsylvania Reduced Transit Fare ID Card (green card). To get your SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card, you can: Fill out an application at my office or download the form here . Take the application with your Medicare card to SEPTA. You also can attend one of the following Reduced Fare Application and Outreach events in Philadelphia in February: Wednesday, Feb. 7 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Frankford Transportation Center Wednesday, Feb. 28 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Frankford Transportation Center If you have any questions about this email or any state-related matter, please call my office at 215-342-6340 or stop by to see us in person at 7012 Castor Ave. We’re open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more

 

Solomon’s veterans registry bill becomes law

(Dec 22, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., today stood by Gov. Tom Wolf as he signed Solomon’s legislation into law that will help Pennsylvania veterans receive federal, state and local benefits. House Bill 1231, now Act 69 of 2017, will expand the existing Department of Military and Veterans Affairs registry’s reach by bringing other agencies into the process of identifying veterans who stand to benefit. Currently, the DMVA manages an online registry that lists more than 10,000 veterans, but that number is still significantly less than the 894,000 veterans living in Pennsylvania. “This law will ensure the hundreds of thousands of veterans in Pennsylvania who are potentially missing out on the opportunities and benefits others are receiving through the DMVA registry get the help they deserve,” Solomon said. “It will make more people aware of the existing one-stop shop for our veterans and their loved ones that allows them to discover programs and services that they may not have previously been aware of. The law also will help veterans, their families and support workers get access to important benefits that support them.” Solomon added this bipartisan effort was first co-sponsored by state Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk. “This is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue,” Solomon stated. “Veterans served, and risked everything to protect our freedom and our country, so we all need to Read more

 

State Reps. Miller, Rabb, Sims and Solomon call for prompt action in wake of sexual harassment allegations in Harrisburg

(Dec 22, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Reps. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, Chris Rabb, Brian Sims and Jared Solomon, all D-Phila., today issued the following statement and call for action in the wake of sexual harassment allegations in the Pennsylvania legislature. “The recent reports and allegations emanating from Harrisburg are deeply troubling. For too long, stories of inappropriate behavior have been kept hush-hush, universally acknowledged but rarely acted upon,” the lawmakers wrote to legislative leaders. “It is simply insulting to the character of our Commonwealth that women have to whisper warnings to each other about which legislators they should avoid. In addition, the level of professional harm that far too many women have endured is incalculable. It is vital that we as male legislators reflect on our role in either perpetuating this culture in Harrisburg or analyze our as yet unsuccessful efforts to end it. “It seems rather basic. If you grope someone, you are unfit for office. If you expose yourself to someone, you are unfit for office. If you condition employment or in any way use your office to intimidate or coerce someone into doing something inappropriate, if you are more interested in how a woman looks rather than her skills for the job, you are unfit for office. And, to no less of a degree, if you are silent when such incidents of discrimination and assault occur in front of you, then you are unfit for office. None of these personal Read more

 

Solomon’s veterans registry bill passes the Senate, heads to governor

(Dec 13, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., said he is thrilled that the Senate unanimously passed his legislation that would help Pennsylvania veterans receive federal, state and local benefits. It now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature. House Bill 1231 would expand the existing Department of Military and Veterans Affairs registry’s reach by bringing other agencies into the process of identifying veterans who stand to benefit. Currently, the DMVA manages an online registry that lists more than 10,000 veterans, but that number is still significantly less than the 894,000 veterans living in Pennsylvania. “There are hundreds of thousands of veterans in Pennsylvania who are potentially missing out on the opportunities and benefits others are receiving through the DMVA registry,” Solomon said. “That’s unacceptable and that’s why this legislation is so crucial.” This bipartisan effort was first co-sponsored by state Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk. “This is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue,” Solomon explained. “This is simply an issue of ensuring these brave individuals, who put their lives on the line for our freedom, are given the treatment they undoubtedly deserve.” The legislation passed the House in June. Read more

 

Rep. Solomon Fall 2017 Newsletters

(Dec 01, 2017)

Read the Castor Gardens & Oxford Circle edition here . Read the Lawncrest & Burholme edition here . Read the Wissinoming edition here . Read more

 

Solomon participates in beautification effort at Tarken Recreation Center

(Nov 29, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., participated in a cleanup and beautification effort at Tarken Recreation Center in northeast Philadelphia this past Sunday. “It was a pleasure seeing so many young people involved in the International WeLoveU Foundation’s beautification efforts at Tarken Recreation on Sunday,” Solomon said. “There is no better way to show your appreciation for the neighborhood than to ensure that it is clean and safe. I look forward to other efforts to beautify our community.” The effort was hosted by the International WeLoveU Foundation, which seeks to promote unity and friendship through impactful environmental and social welfare initiatives. Solomon and participants picked up trash, painted the exterior of the recreation center, as well as installed new nets on the center’s basketball hoops. ### Read more

 

Charlton, Solomon bill to establish commission to plan America’s 250th birthday passes House

(Nov 21, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – State Reps. Alex Charlton, R-Delaware, and Jared Solomon, D-Phila., announced their bill to establish the Pennsylvania Semiquincentennial Commission passed the House unanimously. “As the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, it’s important to recognize our Commonwealth’s integral role in the founding of the United States of America,” Charlton said. “The semiquincentennial is a chance for all Pennsylvanians to engage in a shared undertaking of national unity, as well as remembering what has united us as American citizens for over 200 years.” House Bill 1793 would establish a commission to plan, encourage, develop and coordinate the commemoration of the 250 th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The commission would submit a comprehensive report that includes the specific recommendations of the commission to the governor and the General Assembly by September 2018. “By our commonwealth playing host to the nation’s 250 th birthday, we hope for an extensive, expansive, and exciting dialogue between and within all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, a dialogue that brings together all Pennsylvanians and all state and local governments to plan how we welcome the world to our state for this yearlong celebration,” Solomon said. “I thank Rep. Charlton for his leadership and partnership on this bill, and I hope the spirit of bipartisanship that led to this bill’s passage Read more

 

Solomon saves historic church property from wrecking ball

(Nov 13, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., today thanked members of the Philadelphia Historical Commission for their vote to add the Parish House at the Trinity Oxford Church to the local historic register, thus forestalling plans to demolish it in place of a Royal Farms gas station. “Today is a great day for Northeast Philly. We will now work collaboratively to bring new revitalization to our business corridors,” Solomon said after the hearing. “I nominated this building because it holds a special place in the hearts of so many Northeast residents and is integral to the rich – and often underappreciated – history in Northeast Philadelphia. Today’s successful designation was the product of so many of these residents, along with key partners like the Preservation Alliance, working together towards this shared goal.” Solomon and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, along with many near-neighbors and activists, testified in support of the nomination at the Nov. 10 Historical Commission hearing at 16th and Arch streets. The commission voted to support the nomination, affirming the recommendation of an earlier subcommittee that in September voted unanimously to add this building to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Solomon said, “While I am thrilled with today’s vote, much work remains. Since Day 1 of this process I have been committed to working closely with the Church Read more

 

Solomon to host Senior Fair on Nov. 18

(Nov 02, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., will host a Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18 at the J. Hampton Moore School, 6900 Summerdale Ave. “There are so many great programs and opportunities for our seniors and this event is a fun, free way to enable them to gain access to services they are entitled to and should be receiving,” Solomon said. The event will feature health screenings, state and local government agencies, representatives from hospitals and insurance companies, and others offering information and services geared toward older adults. Free flu vaccines will also be available with most insurance and Medicare cards. Solomon stated that there will also be door prizes and free refreshments. For further information and to RSVP, individuals can contact Solomon’s office at 215-342-6340 . Read more

 

Solomon, Taylor introduce legislation to increase penalties for nuisance offenses

(Oct 19, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., has joined Rep. John Taylor R-Phila., to introduced two bills that would amend the Crimes Code to address chronic nuisance issues that cause problems for downtowns and neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania. “During the last 10 years, we have provided innovative new laws to help local governments, like Philadelphia, fight blight,” Taylor said. “This legislation gives us new tools in that struggle. Nuisance acts depress property values and deter investment in our communities, large and small.” “The nuisances outlined in the legislation threaten the public health, safety and welfare of residents in neighborhoods across our commonwealth,” Solomon said. “These two bills would not only assist with decreasing these petty acts, but also help improve the appearance of our communities both big and small in all 67 counties.” The first bill, House Bill 1812, groups littering, loitering, and disorderly conduct under the umbrella of "chronic nuisances," and creates incrementally higher penalties for such incidents with this grouping. The bill increases existing fines for the following offenses when committed two or more times within a two-year period; graffiti, scattering rubbish, public drunkenness, loitering and public nuisances. Fines will be doubled for a second offense, and tripled for a third or subsequent offense. Under current law, the fines vary. Read more

 

Solomon-Gabler Veterans Registry bill voted out of Senate Veterans Committee

(Oct 18, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., and Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk, are pleased that their legislation to help Pennsylvania’s veterans and their families get the support they need was unanimously approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. “I want to thank the Committee chairmen and my Senate colleagues for their unanimous support of this important legislation,” Solomon said. “With this bill, Representative Gabler and I hope to ensure that all veterans, their families and support workers know about all the benefits they can avail themselves of, and to ensure that all State agencies work together towards the common goal of providing that vital support.” H.B. 1231 would expand and codify the existing Department of Military and Veterans Affairs registry’s reach by bringing other agencies into the process of identifying veterans who stand to benefit. Currently, the DMVA manages an online registry that lists roughly 7,000 of the more than 894,000 veterans in Pennsylvania. That represents less than 1 percent of veterans in the commonwealth. The bill awaits full Senate consideration. Read more

 

Charlton, Solomon bill to establish commission to plan America’s 250th birthday voted out of committee

(Oct 17, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 17 – State Reps. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., and Alex Charlton, R-Delaware today announced their bill to establish the Pennsylvania Semiquincentennial Commission was voted out of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee. The unanimous vote comes one day after Solomon and Charlton held a Capitol news conference on their bipartisan effort. “Pennsylvania is truly a state that’s rich in culture and history and as the home of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, what better way to celebrate our nation’s 250th birthday than having our commonwealth host this celebration,” Solomon said. “We want this event to be a means to promote the achievements and contributions of all 67 counties to our nation’s past, present and future.” House Bill 1793 would establish a commission to plan, encourage, develop and coordinate the commemoration of the 250 th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The commission would submit a comprehensive report that includes the specific recommendations of the commission to the governor and the General Assembly by September 2018. “The nation’s semiquincentennial is an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians to recognize the American experiment and how it has been sustained by sacrifice and the willingness to stick to it and see it through,” Charlton said. “We hope this celebration will inspire a new generation of Americans to continue to Read more

 

Solomon applauds workforce development efforts in Wolf’s budget proposal
Feb 06, 2018

Solomon Seeking Landlord-Tenant Solutions
Feb 02, 2018

2/1/18 – Landlord-Tenant Issues – Philadelphia
Feb 02, 2018

Landlord-tenant issues focus of Solomon’s Policy Committee roundtable
Feb 01, 2018

Landlord-tenant legal clinic
Jan 31, 2018

Solomon to host House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable on landlord-tenant issues Thursday in Philadelphia
Jan 30, 2018

Creating good jobs: Apprenticeship grants available
Jan 29, 2018

Solomon Solving Landlord-Tenant Issues
Jan 26, 2018

Sign up now for SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card
Jan 18, 2018

Solomon’s veterans registry bill becomes law
Dec 22, 2017

State Reps. Miller, Rabb, Sims and Solomon call for prompt action in wake of sexual harassment allegations in Harrisburg
Dec 22, 2017

Solomon’s veterans registry bill passes the Senate, heads to governor
Dec 13, 2017

Rep. Solomon Fall 2017 Newsletters
Dec 01, 2017

Solomon participates in beautification effort at Tarken Recreation Center
Nov 29, 2017

Charlton, Solomon bill to establish commission to plan America’s 250th birthday passes House
Nov 21, 2017

Solomon saves historic church property from wrecking ball
Nov 13, 2017

Solomon to host Senior Fair on Nov. 18
Nov 02, 2017

Solomon, Taylor introduce legislation to increase penalties for nuisance offenses
Oct 19, 2017

Solomon-Gabler Veterans Registry bill voted out of Senate Veterans Committee
Oct 18, 2017

Charlton, Solomon bill to establish commission to plan America’s 250th birthday voted out of committee
Oct 17, 2017