Boyd, Delloso to discuss education funding at Sharon Hill public meeting May 30

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HARRISBURG, May 22 – State Reps. Heather Boyd and Dave Delloso, both D-Delaware, will host their Basic Education Funding 101, a public meeting to discuss the basic education funding needs for Pennsylvania, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Academy Park High School, 300 Calcon Hook Road in Sharon Hill. The two will discuss the issues facing the state and budget negotiations in the month of June. "Investing in basic education is not just a moral imperative from your state government, but a strategic necessity for fostering economic growth, social equity, and the empowerment of future generations,” Boyd said. “Planning our basic education investments lays the foundation for a prosperous Pennsylvania, where every child has the opportunity to unlock their potential and contribute meaningfully to the community,” Delloso said. There is no need to RSVP. Read more

 

REVIEW: First responders would get help with PTSI under new bill

(May 17, 2024)

I’m proud to report that the House last week passed an important bill to get first responders treatment for post-traumatic stress injuries. The bill would specify in Pennsylvania that first responders can collect workers’ compensation for post-traumatic stress injuries linked to a qualifying traumatic event in the course and scope of their normal work. Read more

 

Boyd announces May 14 expungement clinic in Aldan

(Apr 30, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 30 – State Rep. Heather Boyd will hold an expungement clinic from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. May 14 at McBlain Community Center, 210 Shisler Ave. in Aldan. Representatives from Legal Aid of Southeastern PA will be on hand to explain the process and set eligible attendees on the path to an expungement or pardon. “Having your record expunged can be the gateway to a better future for you and your family,” Boyd said. “My office is here to help.” Those interested should call Boyd’s office at 484-200-1563 to register and find out what they’ll need to bring. Only Pennsylvania arrests are eligible. Those wishing to have a record expunged must have no current criminal charges or be serving probation. Many misdemeanors may be sealed if seven years have passed. Read more

 

REVIEW: Voting for Telemedicine and Black Lives

(Apr 12, 2024)

I’m proud to announce that thanks to the PA Black Maternal Health Caucus, we have introduced the Pennsylvania Momnibus package of legislation in time for Black Maternal Health Week, which is from April 11-17, 2024! Read more

 

REVIEW: Preventing ghost guns in PA

(Mar 28, 2024)

Just this month according to charges in Bucks County, Andre Gordon killed his stepmother, sister, and the mother of his two young children with a gun. We witnessed as the incident forced tens of thousands of people in Bucks County into lockdown. Read more

 

REVIEW: Discussing a hydrogen hub in SEPA

(Mar 18, 2024)

I joined Steamfitters Local Union 420 in Philadelphia for a MACH2 Meeting this week with Gov. Josh Shapiro, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon to learn about plans for a hydrogen hub in Southeast Pennsylvania. Read more

 

REVIEW: A busy week shaping the state budget

(Mar 04, 2024)

Last week I held a public town hall to talk basic education funding and Pennsylvania’s state budget, which is taking shape in the General Assembly right now. Thank you to the constituents who care about what happens with our public schools and to the new Superintendent of Southeast Delco School District, Dr. Yamil Sanchez Rivera, for making the trip. We are excited for you to start! Read more

 

REVIEW: Let's talk about schools funding in the PA budget

(Feb 16, 2024)

State budget hearings kick off next week in Harrisburg. An essential part of determining Pennsylvania’s fiscal spending plan each year, budget hearings are the stage for critical discussions about Pennsylvania’s state government services and the job it’s doing for you. They are where the governor’s cabinet is most accessible to the General Assembly members, in a public setting. Read more

 

Boyd invites public to discuss state education funding efforts on Feb. 20

(Feb 13, 2024)

UPPER DARBY TWP., Feb. 13 – State Rep. Heather Boyd invites the public to discuss the ongoing push for more state basic education funding at a town hall event Feb. 20. The discussion will take place at the Upper Darby Township Sellers Library – Primos Branch from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. “The Basic Education Funding Commission met for months, hearing testimony across the state and determined that our state needs to invest more than five billion dollars in our public schools to achieve equity and to fulfill our constitutional responsibility to our kids,” said Boyd, D-Delaware. “Our school districts and our local taxpayers have felt the pain of decades of chronic underfunding. Join me to discuss this new proposal that centers equity for our students, our schools and our taxpayers.” Interested attendees are asked to RSVP by calling Boyd’s office at (484) 200-8262 or emailing RepBoyd@PAHouse.net . Read more

 

REVIEW: Shapiro Budget Invests in Schools, Students

(Feb 09, 2024)

Gov. Josh Shapiro delivered his proposal for the 2024-25 state budget to a joint session of the General Assembly on Tuesday. Much of his plan aligns with my priorities for our district, including his call for more funding for our schools, including a $1 billion increase in basic education funding, along with state dollars to get free period products in our schools, increase school safety, invest more in our students’ mental health and continue Pennsylvania's universal school breakfast initiative. Read more

 

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(Feb 09, 2024)

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REVIEW: A Big Week for Women's Health Care

(Jan 26, 2024)

This week marked a big week for women’s health care. First, we observed the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but the occasion was tough to celebrate. The Dobbs decision in June 2022 overrode Roe and means a girl born in America today has fewer rights than her mother did when she was born. 21 states have enacted abortion bans more restrictive than Roe since then. Read more

 

State lawmakers roll out legislation to facilitate safe abortion access

(Jan 22, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – Today, on the 51st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade , state Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Philadelphia, hosted a news conference at the state Capitol announcing the introduction of legislation regarding abortion rights. Rep. Khan was joined by fellow legislators and abortion-rights advocates. The legislation aims to remove unnecessary obstacles to safe abortion access by eliminating the requirement that abortion facilities meet the same regulations as ambulatory surgical centers. It would also remove the excessive mandate that abortion providers maintain admitting privileges or have transfer agreements at hospitals, which only blocks access to care. The legislators who have also prime-sponsored Khan’s bill are state Reps. La'Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny; Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery; Mary Issacson, D-Phila.; Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester; Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester; Tara Probst, D-Monroe/Pike; Heather Boyd, D-Delaware; Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery; Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware; and Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia. "As a nurse, I know that restrictive abortion laws do not lower abortion rates — they just make them less safe," Khan said. "We must remove any unnecessary requirements from facilities that provide this care. Our bill increases access to safe abortion by increasing people's access to safe abortion Read more

 

ENEWS: PA School Funding and Property Tax Examined

(Jan 12, 2024)

This week, the Basic Education Funding Commission held a voting meeting to determine how we close gaps between local property taxes and state funding commitments for our schools and students. Read more

 

Boyd celebrates nearly $2.4 million in state grants for local projects

(Dec 19, 2023)

Our local municipalities are working hard to meet the challenges of stormwater flooding, aging infrastructure and a growing population to our water and sanitation systems. I am thrilled to see this state funding coming to the district to help our local authorities meet these challenges and make life safer and better for residents. Investing in projects that serve people is what I continue to fight for in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Legislative update -- my work on school funding and getting resources to our kids

(Dec 01, 2023)

In addition to my legislative update, check out the upcoming events and state and local program information in this email. My office also is a collection point for several appeals to the community to help our neighbors in need. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus announces the addition of new members to the group

(Nov 21, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus announced today the addition of three new members. Chairman Danilo Burgos explained that the new members, Reps. Lindsay Powell, D-Allegheny, and Heather Boyd and Carol Kazeem, both D-Delaware, will bring a wealth of experience, passion and dedication to the Latino Caucus. “Their diverse backgrounds and perspectives will contribute significantly to our ongoing efforts to advocate for the interests and well-being of Pennsylvania's Latino community,” Burgos said. "Their commitment to fostering inclusivity and addressing the unique challenges faced by the Latino community will undoubtedly enhance the impact of our collective advocacy. We are building a more inclusive and equitable future for all Pennsylvanians," he added. Kazeem said that the only way to address issues relevant to the Latino population is to through a collective effort. “I believe the Latino Caucus understands the challenges and concerns of the community and is continually igniting changes,” Kazeem said. “I am glad to be part of this great force and I am looking forward to engaging in advocacy of policies that would ensure the progress of all Latinos in the commonwealth.” Boyd expressed similar sentiments and highlighted her excitement on becoming an active member of the PA Latino Caucus. “It is an honor to join the Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Read more

 

Legislative update -- protecting healthcare access, patients under anesthesia and retirees

(Nov 17, 2023)

I was honored to be joined by Senator Tim Kearney and Colonel Arthur Jenkins as we celebrated our veterans during our Veterans Luncheon. To all those who have fought for our freedom and democracy, we thank you for your service. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Busy Weeks in Harrisburg and Here at Home!

(Nov 03, 2023)

It’s been a busy few weeks in Harrisburg and here at home. On October 17th, House Members including me joined Rep. Cephas, Rep. Curry, and Rep. Mayes as they launched the Pennsylvania Black Maternal Health Caucus. Read more