Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway, Announce $35,050 Grant to Morrisville Borough School District for Education Continuity

(Aug 07, 2020)

MORRISVILLE – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), along with state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140), announced that Morrisville Borough School District will receive a $35,050 Continuing of Education Equity Grant (CEEG) for the 2020-21 academic year from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). CEEG grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in continuity of education. These grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or used towards providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework. Schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants. “I am pleased to see Morrisville School District receive this critical funding to help ensure its students have the resources they need to succeed,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “During these uncertain times, our school districts need support as they work to protect the health and safety of teachers and students while providing quality education to all students. I have long advocated for funding for Morrisville School District, and will continue to urge PDE to increase funding to the district.” “With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to Read more

 

Sen. Santarsiero, Reps. Warren and Galloway Announce $227,805 Grant to Morrisville Borough to Improve Pedestrian Safety

(Jul 17, 2020)

BUCKS COUNTY?– State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), along with State Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140), announced that Morrisville Borough will receive $227,805 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund. The funding will go toward improving the pedestrian and traffic signals at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Trenton Avenue in Morrisville Borough. “This funding for Morrisville Borough will help make much-needed safety improvements at this busy intersection,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The forthcoming changes will help keep both pedestrians and drivers safe, while improving pedestrian access to the local businesses nearby. I am pleased to support Morrisville and its continued progress to improve the community.” "The improvements funded by this grant will enhance both traffic safety and quality of life in Morrisville,” said Rep. Warren. “I was pleased to assist Morrisville Borough Council and the Mayor with their efforts in pursuing this funding for the benefit of their residents, neighbors and businesses." “This is great news for the residents of Morrisville Borough,” said Rep. Galloway. “This money can help improve the quality of life for all of the Borough.” The Morrisville Borough project is one of 27 projects announced statewide through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. PennDOT Read more

 

Council Rock School District Awarded $1.6M to support clean energy projects

(Jul 14, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 14 – State Reps. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, and Wendy Thomas, R-Bucks, jointly announced today that the Council Rock School District has been awarded a grant of $1,641,916 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Alternative and Clean Energy High Performance Building program to construct and renovate portions of Hillcrest and Richboro Elementary schools to make them more energy efficient. “This grant will help Council Rock School District create cutting-edge, environmentally smart schools that will stand as an example to others of how our schools can be energy efficient, which will benefit our environment and save our school districts money long-term,” Thomas said. “This is how to best invest in our future.” Thomas had previously served as school board director for Council Rock School District between 2008-2018 before being elected to the PA House of Representatives. “Due to the gaps in the budget caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools will have to rely on funding at last year’s budget levels to provide the same high-quality education,” Warren said, “The grant money will enable renovation and construction projects that will help the schools save more than 20% in energy consumption and 30% in water consumption. The reduction in the two schools’ energy costs will lead to a decrease in district spending as a whole during this critical period.” The Read more

 

PHEAA Virtual Financial Aid Sessions

(May 20, 2020)

Virtual Financial Aid Sessions Read more

 

Warren helps add safety assurances to real estate reopening plan

(May 19, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 19 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, issued the following statement after working with Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to improve Pennsylvania’s real estate reopening plan. “Real estate services are open statewide,” he said. “Throughout this unfolding process, I have been working toward a safe and effective reopening of the real estate services industry with Governor Wolf's administration, the state departments of Health and Community and Economic Development and my colleagues in the General Assembly. “Governor Wolf just announced that this plan is open today statewide, including for counties in the red phase. Because of our combined efforts, this plan is a safer, more comprehensive and faster alternative to vetoed House Bill 2412 and will help ensure safety and promote confidence for real estate professionals, homeowners and consumers. We achieve solutions when we work together.” Read more

 

Warren liquor reform bill sent to governor

(May 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 13 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced his liquor reform bill, H.B. 327, passed the Senate today with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now on its way to the governor’s desk. The bill would amend the Liquor Code to clarify the process for a referendum on whether to allow for the sale of liquor in their municipality in a primary, municipal or general election. “The passage of this bill, coupled with Act 48 enacted last year, streamlines the process for residents’ right to decide whether to permit alcohol sales in a municipality,” Warren added. House Bill 327 also has a COVID-19 emergency provision which would allow licensed restaurants and hotels that have lost more than 25% of their average monthly sales during the disaster to sell prepared beverages or mixed drinks for off-premise consumption in quantities of 4 oz. to 64 oz. during the disaster emergency and mitigation period. “The passage of this bill is great news for Pennsylvania’s restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Warren said. “It enables our local restaurants selling food, beer and wine to add another product for curbside pickup and takeout during this crisis. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both the House and the Senate for supporting this legislation.” Lower Makefield Township has scheduled a liquor referendum for the June 2 primary election. Read more

 

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. now law

(May 08, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced that his legislation, which prohibits marriage before the age of 18, was signed into law as Act 18 today by Gov. Tom Wolf. “With Governor Wolf’s signature, Pennsylvania becomes the third state to protect its children by ending child marriage, and sets an example for other states, including Minnesota, whose legislature this week also unanimously voted to end child marriage and where the bill awaits its governor’s signature,” Warren said. “I am honored to be a part of Pennsylvania’s leadership in protecting our children.” The bipartisan bill, H.B. 360, which was jointly sponsored by Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin, sets the minimum age at which a marriage license may be issued to 18. Previously under Pennsylvania law, a marriage license could be issued to an applicant younger than 16 with court approval. A marriage license also could have been issued where an applicant is older than 16 but younger than 18 with the consent of a parent or guardian. Warren said it was the overwhelming support from colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both chambers that helped this bill become law. He said Topper and Sen. John Sabatina worked hard to raise awareness of this child protection issue in the legislature and throughout the state. “Thank you to Representative Topper and on the Senate side to Senator Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Call on Governor Wolf to Increase Funding for Morrisville School District

(May 05, 2020)

MORRISVILLE, May 1—State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140) held a virtual press conference today to discuss the critical need for funding to support Morrisville School District. They were joined by representatives of Morrisville School District and Morrisville Borough. The legislators called on Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to review demographic data that has been used to calculate the state funding Morrisville School District receives. The shortfall in funding stems from an unintended consequence in the way that both the existing and new funding formulas are calculated for Morrisville (a conclusion supported by the fact that even under the new, so-called fair funding formula, Morrisville actually receives less support from the state than under the older allocation). For the 2020-21 fiscal year, the formulas are based in part on a projected 5-year median household income in Morrisville of nearly $75,000, well above some of the most challenged districts in the state. But that number is not accurate. It is not limited to the income of people living within the municipal – and, therefore, school district – boundaries of Morrisville Borough. Instead, it includes large numbers of residents in nearby Lower Makefield Township and Yardley Borough, who share the 19067 zip code with their neighbors in Morrisville. When looking only at Read more

 

Warren liquor reform bill passes House

(Apr 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced his liquor reform bill, H.B. 327, passed the House today with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill would amend the Liquor Code to clarify the process for a referendum on whether to allow for the sale of liquor in their municipality in a primary, municipal or general election. “The passage of this bill, coupled with Act 48 enacted last year, streamlines the process for residents’ right to decide whether to permit alcohol sales in a municipality,” Warren said. “This bill is about modernizing the state liquor system to better suit the needs of Pennsylvanians.” House Bill 327 also has a COVID-19 emergency provision which would allow licensed restaurants and hotels that have lost more than 25% of their average monthly sales during the disaster to sell prepared beverages or mixed drinks for off-premise consumption in quantities of 4 oz. to 64 oz. during the disaster emergency and mitigation period. “This amendment will support our local restaurants selling food, beer and wine for curbside pickup and takeout during this time of crisis by allowing them to expand the products they can provide to consumers. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting this legislation.” Lower Makefield Township has scheduled a liquor referendum for the June 2, 2020 primary election. The bill now goes to the Senate for vote on the Read more

 

Bipartisan bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor

(Apr 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Reps. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin, and Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced that their legislation, which would prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House today and is now on its way to the governor’s desk. “Simply put, House Bill 360 is a child protection measure. Child marriage typically involves a teenage girl, whose life hasn’t even begun, being forced or coerced into marrying an older man,” Topper said. “Some of the many stories I’ve heard from survivors of child marriage involve these girls becoming victims a second time. In these instances, they are modern day slaves in the human trafficking trade.” “With the abolition of child marriage, Pennsylvania is safeguarding its children,” Warren said. “This bill will help ensure the long-term health of children and improve their health and educational and job opportunities.” Warren added, “I am deeply gratified that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both chambers came together to protect Pennsylvania’s children, and special thanks to Representative Topper and Senator John Sabatina who worked so hard to raise awareness of this child protection issue in the legislature and throughout state.” Topper said studies have shown that a child who marries before 18 is often not in control of the decision, and a child under Read more

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Bucks County

(Mar 31, 2020)

Click here for Bucks County resources that can help during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

 

Warren introduces anti-hoarding legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic

(Mar 30, 2020)

YARDLEY, March 30 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, has introduced legislation that would discourage hoarding by limiting the return of grocery items during the current state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “People have come together in a profound spirit of generosity and community during this time of crisis. Still, shortages of certain products have been reported, and this bill would discourage those who might try to make money off of a vulnerable population’s need for basic necessities by hoarding and selling them at exorbitant prices—products ranging from toilet paper and cleaning items to baby formula and diapers.” According to Warren, hoarders could buy up products while “hedging their investment” by returning unsold items to the store for a refund or credit if the shortage abates or when the crisis ends. Warren’s bill seeks to protect residents from shortages of basic necessities, and prevent the return and possible resale of items that could carry the COVID-19 virus on their surfaces. “The resale of returned items that could carry COVID-19 puts both grocery store workers and consumers at risk of being exposed to the virus,” Warren said. Warren noted that similar legislation has passed in the New Jersey General Assembly. The legislation would give grocery stores the sole discretion of accepting returned items that may have been unsafe or otherwise Read more

 

COVID-19 Updates

(Mar 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Updates Read more

 

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder

(Feb 18, 2020)

State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway announced the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will award a $306,254 grant for the implementation of new criminal justice diversion programs and the expansion of existing programs in Bucks County for individuals with opioid use disorder. Read more

 

Warren honors Council Rock North state champion Amelia Honer

(Feb 03, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, honored Council Rock North High School junior Amelia Honer in the state Capitol and House chamber Monday. Read more

 

Warren to host outreach event detailing REAL ID, census jobs on Tuesday, Feb. 11

(Jan 28, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren announced he will host an outreach event to explain what residents need to know about REAL ID, and he and his staff will provide information on U.S. Census Bureau jobs. Warren’s outreach event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Lower Makefield Community Center, 1550 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley. Read more

 

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County

(Jan 17, 2020)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced PAsmart targeted grants have been approved for Pennsbury and Bristol Borough school districts Friday to expand computer science classes and teacher training in Bucks County. The grants are one component of the PAsmart initiative to improve computer science and STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education. Read more

 

Reps. Dawkins, Hohenstein and Warren announce $28K grant to combat sexual assault at Holy Family University

(Jan 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – State Reps. Jason Dawkins, D-Phila., Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., and Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced Friday that Holy Family University has been awarded a $28,952 grant to help combat campus sexual assault through the state’s It’s On Us campaign. “When we send our children to college to get an education, neither we nor they should be in fear for their safety,” Dawkins said. “But the reality is that about 11% of all students experience rape or sexual assault. That is unacceptable, and we all have a responsibility to our children to change that statistic. This It’s On Us grant funding will help us to make a difference.” The grant awarded to Holy Family University, which is located in Philadelphia with a satellite campus in Newtown, Bucks County, was one of 36 It’s On Us grants totaling more than $996,000 awarded across the state. “This grant – and the other grants announced around the state – will better prepare university students, faculty and staff on how to report sexual violence and what programs exist to help victims,” Warren said. “Sexual violence is a life-changing event, so it’s of the utmost importance for our colleges and universities to help students, faculty and staff understand how to deal with these crimes and protect our students.” The Philadelphia campus of the University is split between Read more

 

Skyrocketing drug costs subject of new legislation

(Jan 13, 2020)

One-in-two Pennsylvanians struggle to afford health care -- and with continued federal inaction -- state House Democrats unveiled a bill Monday that would have life-saving implications around the state. Read more

 

Newtown/Yardley Winter 2019-20

(Jan 10, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren's Newtown/Yardley newsletter for winter 2019-20. Read more

 

Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway, Announce $35,050 Grant to Morrisville Borough School District for Education Continuity
Aug 07, 2020

Sen. Santarsiero, Reps. Warren and Galloway Announce $227,805 Grant to Morrisville Borough to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Jul 17, 2020

Council Rock School District Awarded $1.6M to support clean energy projects
Jul 14, 2020

PHEAA Virtual Financial Aid Sessions
May 20, 2020

Warren helps add safety assurances to real estate reopening plan
May 19, 2020

Warren liquor reform bill sent to governor
May 13, 2020

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. now law
May 08, 2020

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Call on Governor Wolf to Increase Funding for Morrisville School District
May 05, 2020

Warren liquor reform bill passes House
Apr 29, 2020

Bipartisan bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor
Apr 29, 2020

COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Bucks County
Mar 31, 2020

Warren introduces anti-hoarding legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates
Mar 24, 2020

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder
Feb 18, 2020

Warren honors Council Rock North state champion Amelia Honer
Feb 03, 2020

Warren to host outreach event detailing REAL ID, census jobs on Tuesday, Feb. 11
Jan 28, 2020

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County
Jan 17, 2020

Reps. Dawkins, Hohenstein and Warren announce $28K grant to combat sexual assault at Holy Family University
Jan 17, 2020

Skyrocketing drug costs subject of new legislation
Jan 13, 2020

Newtown/Yardley Winter 2019-20
Jan 10, 2020