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Celebrate sport, embrace competition, practice empathy and stop attacking transgender athletes

(Apr 29, 2022)

If a kid wants to compete, let them. If that kid happens to be an excellent athlete and outstanding person, celebrate them. That’s it. Please stop these unnecessary and hateful attempts to target certain populations just because you’ve been led to believe some lie about fairness. Read more

DeLissio legislation to support efforts to fight child abuse advances

(Apr 28, 2022)

“Child abuse and its devastating and long-lasting effects are among the issues that we have focused on in the House Children and Youth Committee. This legislation would make it easy for Pennsylvania residents to support important work being done to prevent abuse and neglect, and I’m pleased the Transportation Committee has advanced it,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. Read more

Ciresi applauds three county unanimous votes for the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority

(Apr 27, 2022)

The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority will be the regional coordinating body between Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties for the restoration of train service through the execution of contracts, selection of a service operator, and seeking and obtaining state and federal funding. Read more

State lawmakers demand action on PA Fertility Act

(Apr 26, 2022)

“Just to give you an idea of what many aspiring families are facing, one day my insurance had not been loaded and our bill for that day came to $15,000,” said State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, who has undergone needed fertility treatments in the wake of her husband suffering injuries as a result of his work as a combat veteran. “This is the sad reality for too many hardworking people across Pennsylvania attempting to start a family.” Read more

Hill-Evans announces $14 million in state grants for York County

(Apr 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that 6 projects in York County will receive a total of $14 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants. “This $14 million in RACP funding will help improve quality of life in York County, from preserving and protecting our environment to helping to alleviate food insecurity to constructing a community center,” Hill-Evans said. “We will all benefit from the state’s support of these critical community projects in our beloved York County.” The following is the listing of the organizations’ projects and their grant award amounts: York County Economic Alliance -- $5 million to assist in the current phase of the Codorus Greenway, which will build upon the previous phase to make improvements to the section of the Codorus Creek from the rail bridge north of Philadelphia Street in the city of York to the Army Corps of Engineers access point downstream of North George Street in the city of York. Construction will include repair and reconstruction of flood walls to expand the capacity of the levee system and create riparian buffer areas adjacent to the creek and allow for an ADA compliant access point; remediation of contaminated soil; and in-channel improvements that enhance water quality and mitigate flooding. The York County Industrial Development Authority -- $2 million for its Ballpark Commons Northern Read more

West Chester University Promotes Economic Opportunities for Students with Autism

(Apr 20, 2022)

“It was wonderful to join Sen. Comitta, Secretary Snead, Secretary Berrier and students from the Dub-C Autism program today,” said Rep. Sappey. “We’ve learned so much about autism over the last 20 years so, it’s truly heartening to see inclusion in practice here. Neuro-diverse individuals want to be productive members of the community just like all of us, and this supportive programming keeps young people moving forward in their education and on the path to independent living. I am extremely proud of West Chester University for their leadership in this area.” Read more

DeLissio to introduce legislation for single-payer healthcare plan

(Apr 14, 2022)

“Healthcare is a right and not a privilege. My legislation sets out a blueprint of bold steps that will result in healthier communities at a lower cost, with no co-pays, deductibles or premiums, or concerns about networks,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. Read more

Ciresi introduces ‘Click to Cancel’ legislation for recurring subscriptions

(Apr 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 13 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, this week introduced legislation (H.B. 2511-- Click to Cancel) that would increase consumer protections by requiring service providers to provide notification before each automatic renewal of a service, to be transparent about renewal terms, and to allow consumers to cancel subscription services exclusively online if they initially subscribed over the internet. “I’ve introduced legislation, ‘Click to Cancel,’ that would amend the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act to make consumers aware of their active subscriptions and their renewal terms and empower them to easily cancel their subscriptions,” Ciresi said. “I firmly believe that subscriptions should be transparent and easy to understand, and that consumers should be able to cancel them as easily as they can begin a subscription. “The situation too many consumers face today is that their online contracts often automatically renew without them being notified or even aware. Making matters worse is that some subscription services require consumers to jump through hoops just to cancel their subscription, such as by forcing them to call or speak to an online representative before they can end the service. “When it is passed, consumers in Pennsylvania will be better protected from companies’ subscription practices that have burdened them with fees for subscriptions they no longer want or Read more

Ciresi announces $130K grant for Ridge Pike sewer extension in Limerick

(Apr 06, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 6 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced that he secured a $130,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for sewer extension design and permitting in Limerick Township. “After a lot of hard work, I’m very happy that state funding has been awarded to extend public sewer access to the western portion of Ridge Pike in Limerick Township,” Ciresi said. “Following communication with Aqua PA, which owns the sewer system, to find out what they needed from the state to make the extension happen, I worked with DCED to secure the grant money required to finally, after decades, make real progress on extending public sewer access to this area. This grant is an excellent example of local service providers and state government coming together to achieve a solution that will benefit the whole community for years to come.” “Assisting the needs of our constituents is a continued high-priority objective of the board and with this grant from DCED, the township will be able to support Limerick property owners along Ridge Pike who are dealing with the burdens of failing on-lot septic systems,” said Limerick Board of Supervisors Chairman Kenneth W. Sperring Jr. “We thank Representative Ciresi for his support of this important project. These grant funds will not only provide for the engineering design of sanitary sewer Read more

DeLissio to host 116th Town Hall on April 19

(Apr 01, 2022)

The in-person meeting will be held at Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Road, 19128 in the auditorium. Parking is available along Cathedral Road and in the St. Mary’s Church parking lot. The meeting will be also held over Zoom and Facebook Live. Read more