State Rep. Tarik Khan holds open house

(Apr 24, 2023)

State Rep. Tarik Khan opens his office to constituents for a meet and greet Read more

 

Pa. bill mitigates medical debt

(Apr 18, 2023)

According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans owe more than $195 billion in medical debt; 16 million owe at least $1,000 and 3 million owe $10,000 or more. Medical debt is the leading cause of personal bankruptcies and, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it is more than half of all debt recorded on consumer credit reports. Read more

 

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(Apr 13, 2023)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: DEI in the Building and Construction Trades Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of Registered Apprenticeship and/or Pre-Apprenticeship in the building and construction trades. Use : To develop diverse talent pipelines and reach underrepresented populations within the building and construction trades. Funds : $1 million in total program funding. Application Deadline : April 26, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Youth Reentry Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Read more

 

Roundtable Examines Importance of Direct Support Professionals

(Apr 13, 2023)

“As we learned… ensuring our government enables direct support professionals to earn a living wage should be our No. 1 objective in helping these professionals continue to provide the care we know is essential, not only to people with disabilities but also to their community," Khan said. Read more

 

Roundtable examines importance of direct support professionals

(Apr 11, 2023)

“Direct support professionals provide a critical service to our communities,” said state Rep. Tarik Khan, who hosted the hearing and represents portions of Philadelphia. “As we learned today, ensuring our government enables direct support professionals to earn a living wage should be our No. 1 objective in helping these professionals continue to provide the care we know is essential, not only to people with disabilities but also to their community.” Read more

 

PA Forms First-Ever Jewish Legislative Caucus

(Apr 10, 2023)

Pennsylvania Jewish legislators and their allies are coming together to fight antisemitism and other forms of hate. Read more

 

Khan Fights for Commonsense Gun Laws

(Mar 31, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan alongside members of the Philadelphia House Delegation and other local advocacy groups came together to support commonsense gun legislation. Read more

 

Pa. House committee advances bill requiring informed consent for certain medical exams

(Mar 30, 2023)

State Rep. Tarik Khan argues that the fact that patients are still receiving invasion medical procedures without their consent is horrifying. Read more

 

Khan Rallies for Gun Safety with CeaseFirePA

(Mar 24, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan joined several of his legislative colleagues to rally with CeaseFirePA for commonsense gun safety measures. Far too many lives are lost each year from gun violence and Pennsylvania’s long overdue for commonsense gun safety laws. Read more

 

Khan Helps Stock Trout in Wissahickon Creek

(Mar 24, 2023)

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks millions of #trout in rivers and streams across the Commonwealth. This year Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan got a chance to help them stock Wissahickon Creek with #BrownTrout and #RainbowTrout. Interested in fishing this year? Trout season starts at 8 am on April 1st! Look here for more information: www.fishandboat.com Read more

 

Frankel, Schwank Announce Jewish Legislative Caucus

(Mar 23, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 21 – State. Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, announced Tuesday the formation of Pennsylvania’s first ever Jewish Legislative Caucus. “Representing the community that suffered the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history, I have seen that protecting the needs of vulnerable groups can’t be incidental – we need to create spaces where we can make them the focus,” said Frankel, whose district includes the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, the heart of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and the site of the 2018 attack on three congregations in the Tree of Life building. Schwank added, “It's important to have a caucus that is vocal and stands against hatred and hate-based violence, not just against Jewish Pennsylvanians, but Pennsylvanians of all faiths. I'm looking forward to taking an active role with this caucus, working with my fellow members and connecting with Jewish communities throughout the commonwealth." The Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus will work to incorporate the perspectives and needs of Pennsylvania’s Jewish communities in legislation passed by the General Assembly. This includes: Speaking out against antisemitism and other forms of intolerance and standing for a Commonwealth that is welcoming to all. Working to protect the civil rights of all Pennsylvanians. Modernizing Pennsylvania’s laws to address the growing threat of Read more

 

We got new rules, I count ‘em! Shred Event! Open House!

(Mar 21, 2023)

Dear Neighbors,In the next several weeks in Harrisburg, we will discuss how best to spend state and federal tax dollars with our annual budget hearing. In fact, today I am sitting in on the appropriations committee hearing for the Department of Education where Secretary Mumin is being questioned about making the needed repairs and investments into our schools. I will also be following hearings on health, housing, and aging services extra closely. Read more

 

Putting People over Partisanship

(Mar 13, 2023)

There is a time and place for partisanship. Sometimes important bills need to get pushed through the legislature because they won’t get passed any other way. And seeing a politician (or a party that is not sharing your values) get what they have coming to them, can be entertaining and satisfying. But when partisanship becomes the norm in government, our democracy becomes disjointed, disengaging, and corrodes. Read more

 

Woodmere Art Museum gets $750,000 state grant for Chestnut Hill expansion

(Mar 13, 2023)

Woodmere hosts a variety of cultural events, including art exhibits, jazz and classical music concerts, painting and watercolor classes, lectures, and film screenings. The museum operates out of a stone mansion at 9201 Germantown Ave. with nine galleries and sculptures on its front lawn. Read more

 

Khan Demands Change in PA Schools

(Mar 03, 2023)

This week I helped introduce legislation that will help us make critical investments to help us fix and restore our crumbling public schools. Every child deserves to learn in a safe and healthy environment. I also want to thank Shawmont School parent Theresa Kehler for testifying on the vital need to invest in Philadelphia school facilities Read more

 

Our schools are falling apart, here's one thing we can do about it

(Mar 02, 2023)

Rep. Khan delivers passionate remarks at a press conference calling for the PlanCon maintenance program to make sure our students aren't attending toxic schools! Read more

 

$750,00 Grant for Woodmere’s New Building

(Mar 02, 2023)

Woodmere Art Museum has been awarded a $750,000 grant for the Frances M. Maguire Hall for Art and Education redevelopment project in Chestnut Hill. Read more

 

Democratic lawmakers announce legislation to invest in school facilities

(Mar 01, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 1 – State Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., Robert Merski, D-Erie, Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, and Tarik Khan, D-Phila., today partnered with state Sen. Tim Kearney, D-Delaware, to announce legislation addressing toxic school buildings in Pennsylvania. Gathered outside the lieutenant governor’s office, Fiedler, Merski, Kosierowski and Khan said they plan to introduce legislation to fund the school construction program PlanCon to address the school facilities crisis in Pennsylvania. The lawmakers’ legislation would fund the maintenance program within the traditional PlanCon program for vital projects including repairs to roofs, HVAC systems, boilers, plumbing and electrical wiring. Under the legislation, the lawmakers propose opening applications only to the new Maintenance Program created under Act 70 for a temporary 3-year period. After this period, the Department of Education would re-open the program for traditional PlanCon projects, with the Maintenance Program returning to its 20% share of available funding. The lawmakers announced they are also introducing another piece of legislation to address toxic school buildings. This legislation would make changes to the commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to make it easier for public schools to submit applications for building improvements. Their announcement comes on the heels of the Commonwealth Court’s ruling in the William Penn School Read more

 

First week of session, upcoming events & more inside!

(Mar 01, 2023)

Check out my March 1 email update! Read more

 

Khan Announces $750K Grant for Woodmere Art Museum

(Feb 28, 2023)

Recognizing the importance of art and culture to our society, Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan announces $750,000 in state grant funding that he secured to help the Woodmere Art Museum continue to bring art and education to the community. The Woodmere has served as a cultural cornerstone for more than 100 years, and Khan says he’s thrilled to help it continue for another hundred. Read more