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Daley: Being an Organ Donor Saves Lives

(1 day ago)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley learns more about organ recovery and donation from the Center of Organ Recovery and Education. Pa. is lagging behind other states when it comes organ donations. She herself is an organ donor, and has learned that Pa. has a lot of excellent facilities for organ recovery and donation to help save lives. Read more

Nelson: Be an Organ Donor, Be a Hero

(1 day ago)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson learns more about the Center for Organ Recovery and Education and how organ donation saves lives. He says that organ donors are superheroes, and one organ donor can save up to eight lives and impact the lives of 75 individuals from tissue donations. Read more

Daley: State policy makers talk carbon sequestration in Pennsylvania

(Jul 23, 2021)

Pa state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, attended a House Policy Committee hearing held at the at the Delaware River Port Authority to listen to experts about how Pennsylvania can advance carbon sequestration technology to fight air pollution. Read more

O’Mara’s and Southeast Delegation members’ calls for higher-quality care in PA nursing homes recognized by Wolf administration

(Jul 22, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 22 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, and members of the PA House Democratic Caucus’ Southeast Delegation authored a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf in April detailing the need to increase nursing homes’ minimum direct care hours. On Wednesday, July 21, the governor and secretary of health included this measure in their proposed revisions to the state’s nursing home regulations. The legislators’ letter dated April 15, 2021, advocates for the Pennsylvania Department of Health to increase minimum direct care hours in long-term care facilities from 2.7 to 4.1. O’Mara added that skilled nursing facility regulations have not been updated in more than 20 years. “Residents of long-term care facilities are burdened by this antiquated minimum established by the commonwealth. By increasing the amount of care they receive each day, we can simultaneously address the high turnover rate and consistent understaffing of Pennsylvania’s nursing homes and work toward creating manageable workloads that deliver high-quality care to residents,” O’Mara said. Secretary of Health Alison Beam noted that this is the first in a series of five packages of proposed nursing home regulations. The Pennsylvania Department of Health plans to submit the final-form regulations once all five packages of updates move through the state’s regulatory review process. “The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how Read more

Daley joins SAFE Caucus to discuss rising gun violence instances

(Jul 22, 2021)

Daley and other members of the caucus believe that all types of violence can be reduced through adequate funding for mental health services, stronger tools for law enforcement, resources to curb the effects of addiction and illegal drugs, and other solutions that promote public safety. Read more

Bucks County legislators laud major investment in homelessness prevention

(Jul 20, 2021)

The Wolf administration announced today that nearly $1.5 million in Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act funding is being awarded to assist Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. Read more

Mushroom farming economic impact focus of Chester County hearing

(Jul 19, 2021)

LANDENBERG, July 20 – The intricacies of Pennsylvania’s mushroom industry, which provides most of the mushrooms consumed across the United States and millions in economic benefits to the state, is the focus of a scheduled hearing to be hosted by state Rep. Christina Sappey. The hearing will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at the New Garden Township Building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Sappey, D-Chester, will be joined by Vice-Chair Mary Isaacson and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the difficulties faced by the mushroom industry in meeting demand, growing their facilities, and educating the next generation of leaders. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . ### Read more

Bucks County elected officials assess flood damages, discuss rebuilding with Gov. Wolf

(Jul 16, 2021)

Governor Tom Wolf visited Bristol and Andalusia in Bucks County to tour communities affected by severe weather and flash flooding. The governor was joined by local officials and legislators to visit damaged homes and speak to residents. “I’m here today in Bucks County to see first-hand the damage caused by the flash flooding this area experienced Monday night, and to hear from the residents affected by it,” said Gov. Wolf. “PEMA and local emergency officials have done a tremendous job of helping residents and now the clean up is underway, but people are still hurting.” On Monday evening, July 12, heavy rains caused localized flash flooding throughout the southern end of Bucks County and parts of Northeast Philadelphia. In Bristol, the group visited a flood-damaged home and spoke with the homeowner. In Andalusia, he toured the Lafayette Gardens condominium, which experienced heavy flood damage. Many homeowners were forced to relocate with the help of the Red Cross. State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, discusses flood damages with residents in Bristol. PEMA and county emergency management officials are still on the ground assessing damage in southeastern Pennsylvania. In order to receive a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance, which provides money directly to homeowners and renters, the commonwealth would need to reach certain thresholds for the number of homes that fit into the classification of “major Read more

Bucks County Officials join Gov. Wolf to Celebrate $7 Million in COVID Relief Funding to Bucks County Restaurants

(Jul 16, 2021)

Nearly $7 million was awarded to 196 Bucks County businesses, and Bucks County partnered with the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation, Visit Bucks County, and the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority to administer the program. Read more

UC Work Search Requirements Reinstated

(Jul 14, 2021)

L&I strongly encourages job seekers to register on the PA CareerLink website or to reach out to their local PA CareerLink office directly to learn about the free programs and resources that are available. Read more