“It’s time for decisive action:”

(Aug 16, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced her strong support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to address the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. “In light of the growing gun violence epidemic, Governor Wolf’s executive order is a necessary first step to end gun violence in Pennsylvania,” Ullman said. The executive order makes widespread changes to executive branch agencies and programs to reduce the number of suicides, homicides and mass shootings in Pennsylvania. The order names Charles Ramsey, chair of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), to lead a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the agency, and the office will contain a Special Council on Gun Violence which will meet within 60 days to begin developing a plan to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania. The executive order also creates a Division of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health. Together, the two offices will address gun violence from gun safety and public health perspectives. The offices will establish new oversight and data sharing, work to reduce community gun violence, combat mass shootings, and stop domestic violence related and self-inflicted shootings. Ullman said that the legislature must partner with the governor to have an impact on the gun violence epidemic. Ullman said, “Executive action cannot address the crisis alone. It is absolutely imperative that legislators come Read more

 

We must say “NO” to Gun Violence

(Aug 06, 2019)

Like many Americans, I was horrified by the senseless loss of life in El Paso and Dayton this weekend. I mourn for the loss of innocent lives and the devastated families and friends they leave behind. These terrible events mark the 31 st and 32 nd mass killings in the U.S. since Jan. 1 of this year. It’s early August. How many more people will die in mass killings by legally-purchased weapons by the end of the year? Mass killings have become far too commonplace; it terrifies me that we may become desensitized to the horror and come to accept mass murder as part of American culture. This is NOT who we are as Americans. These violent acts are a perversion of the American psyche. We must fight against the normalization of mass murder by renewed commitment to working together to enact meaningful change. A first step would be to enact commonsense gun legislation that would help reduce the threat of gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. This session, I plan to introduce a bill requiring individuals to participate in a gun safety training course before purchasing their first firearm or receiving a conceal carry permit. There are dozens more bills awaiting consideration. Unfortunately, these bills have been held back in committee by legislative leaders. Unless bills pass through committee process, there is no opportunity for honest debate and no chance of passage. The democratic process is thwarted and the voice of the people whom Read more

 

Ulman hosts Community Day Saturday, Aug. 24

(Aug 05, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 5 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman will host Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Erwinna 18920, rain or shine. “Community Day is a fun day out for residents of the 143 rd Legislative District to meet neighbors, enjoy food, games and everything our vibrant community has to offer,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. The event will include: Nature and recreational demonstrations Family games Entertainment Bike rodeo Free food Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets to participate in the rodeo. Staff from Ullman’s district office and representatives from government agencies will be available to answer questions about state issues and programs. People who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Ullman’s office at 267-768-3670 or by emailing RepUllman@pahouse.net . Read more

 

New SEPTA Schedules

(Aug 02, 2019)

New Regional Rail Schedules & Trolley Maintenance Projects New Timetables for all Regional Rail Lines go into Effect Monday, August 5 City and Suburban Trolley Shuttle Busing August 9 to 18 New Schedules For All Regional Rail Lines Effective Monday, August 5 SEPTA would like to remind customers that new schedules go into effect for all Regional Rail lines starting Monday, August 5, 2019. Full details, including a summary of changes to each line, are posted on SEPTA’s website at: http://www.septa.org/schedules/upcoming-rail-schedules.html . Most changes include minor timetable adjustments to enhance service for customers and improve on-time performance. For customers who travel during the morning and evening rush hour on weekdays, a number of trips across all lines will begin earlier — most in the two-to-six-minute range; however, some are being adjusted by 10 minutes or more. There are similar changes to mid-day service. Service on the Wilmington/Newark Line will see a number of changes to inbound and outbound, peak and non-peak trains. Weekend service on some lines will see modifications of up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track projects track projects in the area between Paoli and Thorndale. The new timetables are available to view and download on the August Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Ullman Announce RACP Grant for Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center

(Aug 02, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN − August 1, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Wendy Ullman (D143) announced the award of a $500,000 state grant to the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County (PABC) through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. The funding from this RACP grant will be used to build new instructional labs, as well as meeting and teaching spaces. It will bring the current facility up-to-date with much needed infrastructure improvements and keep the PABC a modern and competitive high-tech business incubator that attracts the brightest minds developing the most innovative technologies. “This additional investment will ensure the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center remains at the forefront of scientific innovation and discovery,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “In terms of job creation and economic development, the regional impact of the PABC cannot be overstated. The new offices and equipment being provided by this generous grant will significantly bolster the groundbreaking work being done in the field of biotechnology right here in Bucks County.” “I want to thank Governor Wolf releasing these funds to this project,” Rep. Wendy Ullman said. “It’s critical that our state Read more

 

Senators Santarsiero and Tomlinson, Representatives Ullman and Galloway Announce RACP Grant for YMCA of Bucks County

(Aug 02, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN − August 1, 2019 − State Senators Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Robert Tomlinson (R-6), with state Representatives Wendy Ullman (D-143) and John Galloway (D-140), announced the award of a $2,000,000 state grant for the YMCA of Bucks County through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. The project includes two capital renovations in Doylestown and Fairless Hills. The Doylestown YMCA branch construction project is a 25,000 square foot expansion that will include a universal locker room with private showers and changing areas for adults with special needs, families with young children and others who require more privacy, and a wellness center expansion and program space that will accommodate donor-supported wellness programs for veterans, cancer patients, pre-diabetics, young people, and more. The Fairless Hills YMCA branch construction project is a 48,000 square foot complete renovation that will redesign the existing facility including a swimming pool, gymnasium, welcome center, group exercise studios, classrooms, wellness center, and administrative offices. “I supported the RACP grant request because the YMCA of Bucks County provides residents across our community the ability to grow as individuals and develop lasting connections Read more

 

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing

(Jul 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 11 – State Reps. John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren today announced three Bucks County organizations were awarded $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits. Bucks County Opportunity Council—Housing Opportunities for Reentry Population--$250,000 Housing Visions—131 Harrison Rehabilitation---$250,000 Bucks County, Housing Services Department---Expanding Homeless Service Solutions--$275,000 Galloway said, “These tax credits will help fund the construction of affordable rental housing, and so will provide more housing options for Pennsylvanians.” “These tax credits will make a world of difference to fellow Pennsylvanians looking for a place to call home,” said Ullman and Warren in a joint statement. The tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and were approved by its board. Read more

 

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing

(Jul 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 11 – State Reps. John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren today announced three Bucks County organizations were awarded $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits. Bucks County Opportunity Council—Housing Opportunities for Reentry Population--$250,000 Housing Visions—131 Harrison Rehabilitation---$250,000 Bucks County, Housing Services Department---Expanding Homeless Service Solutions--$275,000 Galloway said, “These tax credits will help fund the construction of affordable rental housing, and so will provide more housing options for Pennsylvanians.” “These tax credits will make a world of difference to fellow Pennsylvanians looking for a place to call home,” said Ullman and Warren in a joint statement. The tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and were approved by its board. Read more

 

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing

(Jul 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 11 – State Reps. John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren today announced three Bucks County organizations were awarded $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits. Bucks County Opportunity Council—Housing Opportunities for Reentry Population--$250,000 Housing Visions—131 Harrison Rehabilitation---$250,000 Bucks County, Housing Services Department---Expanding Homeless Service Solutions--$275,000 Galloway said, “These tax credits will help fund the construction of affordable rental housing, and so will provide more housing options for Pennsylvanians.” “These tax credits will make a world of difference to fellow Pennsylvanians looking for a place to call home,” said Ullman and Warren in a joint statement. The tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and were approved by its board. Read more

 

Ullman: Doylestown’s first Pride Parade: A celebration of diversity and inclusivity

(Jun 25, 2019)

I was tremendously proud to attend Doylestown’s first Pride Festival this weekend. Proud of the dynamic community effort to pull together this event in seven intense months of brainstorming, planning, and follow through. Proud of the hundreds and hundreds of attendees who came from near and far to celebrate our diverse voices. Proud of our young people, many from the Rainbow Room, whose joyous voices are unstoppable instruments of social change. Proud of our seniors, who give testimony to the LGBTQ community’s past and incredible progress, men and women for whom the brutality that sparked the Stonewall Riots and the tragedy of the AIDS epidemic are not historical events but integral parts of their life stories. Proud of our police officers who handled protestors respectfully and professionally so that First Amendment rights were protected while this joyful celebration went on all around them. Proud of elected officials like our Mayor, Ron Strouse, and my colleagues in the State House, past and present, who are actively working to expand legal protections and privileges to the LGBTQ community so that one day soon we will ALL be equal in the eyes of the law. Many local, municipal, cultural and non-profit organizations came together to put on this 3-day celebration of the LGBTQ community. We owe the organizers and supporters a huge debt of gratitude for putting on this event: Discover Doylestown, the Borough of Doylestown, Borough Council, Delaware Read more

 

Ullman announces $2.6 million in state grants for district

(Jun 13, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, June 13 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded $2.6 million in state grants to the 143 rd legislative district. “I’m thrilled that these programs have received these grants because they serve some of the most vulnerable populations in our community,” Ullman said. “It’s critical that these programs have sufficient funds to perform the vital work they do. I will continue to look for more opportunities to support Bucks County.” The following grants were awarded: Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)-Byrne Justice Assistance Grant: $10,000 for the Central Bucks Regional Police Department for a technology upgrade CJAC-2019 County Jail-Based Vivitrol Program : $500,000 to the Bucks County Commissioners for the Bucks County Jail-Based Recovery Programs. CJAC-Residential Substance Abuse & Treatment (RSAT) Funds: $125,000 to Bucks County Commissioners for the Bucks County Corrections HEART Program. Victims Services Advisory Committee (VSAC)-2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funding (Competitive): $541,940 to A Woman’s Place to expand critical domestic violence services. VSAC-2019-2020 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funding (Non-Competitive): $510,506 to A Woman’s Place for VOCA 19-20 Non-Competitive FA extension 15 months. $850,846 to Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) VOCA Project Extension Read more

 

Ullman’s 5-cent beverage bottle and can deposit program legislation is the model for upcoming Senate bill

(Jun 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 11 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, said she was proud to announce that state Sen. Sharif Street, D-03, would be introducing a companion bill in the state Senate that is modeled on Ullman’s legislation, H.B. 1322, which would create a 5-cent beverage bottle and can deposit program in Pennsylvania. Ullman’s bill is part of the House Democrats’ “Zero Waste PA” legislative package, which is aimed at reducing single-use plastics and addressing pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms caused by a “throwaway” society. “ We all know litter is unsightly and pollutes our streets, countryside and waterways, but it is also COSTLY,” Ullman said. “PennDOT spends upwards of $10 million a year cleaning up litter. Reducing the amount of beverage containers in the litter stream will bring a significant cost savings to taxpayers. “The fact that beverage containers alone make up about 6% of our waste stream and half of all litter shows that we need to do more to promote recycling in Pennsylvania. My legislation will support and reward recycling, which will ultimately reduce waste throughout Pennsylvania and keep our outdoor areas beautiful and free from litter.” Ullman’s 5 cent beverage bottle and can deposit program in Pennsylvania would include a redemption rate of 5 cents on returnable containers and a handling fee of 2 cents per Read more

 

Ullman announces state grants awarded to Doylestown’s County Theater

(Jun 06, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, June 6 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced that Doylestown’s County Theater received a competitive state grant of $65,500 to accurately restore and clean its historic enamel façade. “These grant monies will provide needed assistance to the County Theater in its life-preserving expansion and restoration that is critical both to its survival and the preservation of the historic fabric of Doylestown Borough,” Ullman said. The County Theater received one of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Historic Preservation grants, which provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. The commission awarded 57 grants selected from 96 eligible applications. These grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. This fund is supported annually from a portion of the state realty tax revenue. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Bucks County receives $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

(May 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 29 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded four Automated Red Light Enforcement grants totaling more than $1.3 million to communities in Bucks County. Bristol Township – $308,200 to improve safety at the intersection of Hood Boulevard and Queen Anne Drive by installing mast arms, conduit, signal cables, uninterruptable power supply, LED vehicular signal heads, LED countdown pedestrian signal heads, pedestrian push buttons, video detectors, radar detection system and emergency preemption system. Doylestown Township – $380,817 to improve safety at the intersection of Swamp Road and Easton Road by retiming the traffic signal and installing mast arms, emergency preemption, dilemma zone detection, video detection, uninterruptable power supply, pedestrian push buttons and dedicated hand/man pedestrian signals with countdown timers. Morrisville Borough – $20,000 to update and replace existing regulatory signage at various locations throughout the borough and install breakaway sign posts. Plumstead Township – $646,128 to improve pedestrian safety at the center of Plumsteadville by installing ADA ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian push buttons Hand/Person pedestrian signals with countdown timers, and signalization upgrades. In a joint statement, Davis and Galloway said, “This grant money will help make a busy intersection in Read more

 

Ullman announces school safety grant for Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

(May 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 20 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced today that Middle Bucks Institute of Technology was awarded a $24,125 state grant for school safety equipment. “I’m thrilled that Middle Bucks Institute of Technology has received this grant, which is an investment in keeping our students safe,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. “It’s critical that we make sure schools have the resources they need to create safe places where students and staff can focus on learning. I will continue to look for more opportunities to support our schools.” The grant was among $919,000 in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants awarded to 39 school districts for safety and security-related equipment. The grants can be used for items such as student, staff and visitor identification systems, metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, training and more. “The additional funding will help these schools create the safe and healthy learning environment that parents and their children deserve and further demonstrates the Wolf administration’s commitment to students and teachers across the commonwealth,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. Read more

 

Ullman: H.B. 827 is a threat to Pennsylvanians’ right to clean air and water

(May 15, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 15 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman is fighting against environmentally dangerous legislation that could be voted on at any moment. Ullman argues that H.B. 827 undercuts an agency’s right to regulate Pennsylvania’s water quality and so threatens Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right to clean air and water. The bill is expected to be voted on when the legislature returns to session in June. “I’m fighting for our environment,” Ullman said. “Our environment’s health and welfare are dependent on upholding the authority of regulatory agencies such as Delaware River Basin Commission and our commonwealth’s constitution.” The bill would address the regulations adopted by the DRBC that prohibit natural gas fracking activities within the basin , saying that the ban constitutes a taking of property. The bill would declare that the DRBC owes the oil and gas estate owners compensation. Ullman said H.B. 827 would bankrupt the commission by requiring it to compensate landowners because hydraulic fracturing can’t take place on their property – even though the fracking ban does not prohibit other gas drilling and development activities. The amendment to H.B. 827 that Ullman had proposed last week—that was ultimately defeated—held that a ban on hydraulic fracturing would not constitute a taking of property and emphasized the Pennsylvania Constitution’s guarantee of Read more

 

Ullman: State grant will help Doylestown complex come to life

(May 10, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, May 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman today presented a ceremonial check for $1.5 million to Doylestown Borough Mayor Ron Strouse, representing the state’s commitment to help develop a new municipal complex to serve Doylestown Borough and Central Bucks County. Ullman was instrumental in securing the state grant funding, which comes from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. “I worked very hard to secure state funding for this project because of its immense value to the citizens of Doylestown and the region, to the many visitors to the county seat, to the businesses of our community, and of course, to our local economy.” Ullman said. Ullman said the RACP grant funding will go toward the redevelopment of the aging PennDOT Broad Street maintenance facility in Doylestown Borough to a new borough hall, regional police facility and municipal park. The overall project cost is $11 million. The Borough has already secured funding from Chalfont and New Britain Borough for the new regional Central Bucks police facility. Heritage Conservancy has entered into a 99-year lease of the property with Doylestown Borough. The Conservancy, in partnership with the Borough, also applied for a state grant to convert the property’s maintenance yard into a new “Broad Street Gateway Park.” Bucks County Open Space fund has already contributed funds for the park. Ullman said, "When state and local governments Read more

 

Ullman: $1.5 million in state funds awarded to Doylestown Borough develop a new municipal complex

(May 02, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, May 2 –Doylestown Borough will receive $1.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds to acquire and redevelop an existing PennDOT maintenance facility in to a new municipal complex, state Rep. Wendy Ullman announced today. Ullman strongly recommended the project for state funding support. The funds will be used to transform the existing 6.4-acre PennDOT Maintenance Facility, with frontage on N. Broad and Doyle streets, in Doylestown Borough, into a new municipal complex, to include: a new Doylestown Borough Hall, Central Bucks Regional Police Department headquarters and a new municipal park. “I want to thank Governor Wolf releasing these funds to such a deserving project,” Ullman said. “It’s critical that our state government participates in municipal projects such as these so the project’s entire financial cost doesn’t lie with local taxpayers. The RACP funds will help make Doylestown Borough and Central Bucks a safer place to live.” The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels Read more

 

Ullman announces state grants awarded to Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 and Palisades School District

(May 01, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, May 1 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced that Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 and Palisades School District received competitive state grants to provide funding for physical, behavioral health and policy/training school safety resources. The School Safety and Security Committee awarded Bucks County Intermediate 22 $99,560 and Palisades School District $131,500 in grant monies. “Nothing is more important than our children’s safety, and I am very glad that these two deserving schools will have more resources to invest in this critical area,” Ullman said. The School Safety and Security Committee is a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, established by Act 44 of 2018. School districts across the Commonwealth were able to submit applications to the commission for evaluation. Approved schools can use the funding for a variety of services, including purchasing security-related technology, hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists, or supporting school safety-related trainings. Ullman said that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will discuss the award and specific projects with the school district in days to come. A full list of approved school districts and more information about the commission can be found on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Read more

 

REAL ID information session

(Apr 29, 2019)

Join Rep. Ullman and PennDOT representatives for an information session on REAL ID on Thursday, May 23. Read more

 

“It’s time for decisive action:”
Aug 16, 2019

We must say “NO” to Gun Violence
Aug 06, 2019

Ulman hosts Community Day Saturday, Aug. 24
Aug 05, 2019

New SEPTA Schedules
Aug 02, 2019

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Ullman Announce RACP Grant for Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center
Aug 02, 2019

Senators Santarsiero and Tomlinson, Representatives Ullman and Galloway Announce RACP Grant for YMCA of Bucks County
Aug 02, 2019

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing
Jul 11, 2019

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing
Jul 11, 2019

Bucks County receives $775,000 in low-income housing tax credits for affordable multifamily housing
Jul 11, 2019

Ullman: Doylestown’s first Pride Parade: A celebration of diversity and inclusivity
Jun 25, 2019

Ullman announces $2.6 million in state grants for district
Jun 13, 2019

Ullman’s 5-cent beverage bottle and can deposit program legislation is the model for upcoming Senate bill
Jun 11, 2019

Ullman announces state grants awarded to Doylestown’s County Theater
Jun 06, 2019

Bucks County receives $1.3 million from state Red Light Program
May 29, 2019

Ullman announces school safety grant for Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
May 20, 2019

Ullman: H.B. 827 is a threat to Pennsylvanians’ right to clean air and water
May 15, 2019

Ullman: State grant will help Doylestown complex come to life
May 10, 2019

Ullman: $1.5 million in state funds awarded to Doylestown Borough develop a new municipal complex
May 02, 2019

Ullman announces state grants awarded to Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 and Palisades School District
May 01, 2019

REAL ID information session
Apr 29, 2019