E-News: My bill funding smoking cessation in PA passes in Harrisburg

(Sep 22, 2023)

I hope this email finds you well on the last day of Summer, to be exact. When you wake up Saturday: Happy Fall! Read more


Boyd bill to expand Tobacco Settlement Fund in Pa. passes House, Senate

(Sep 21, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 21 – The state Senate this week passed a bill that state Rep. Heather Boyd introduced to help fund more tobacco cessation in Pennsylvania. Once signed by the governor, H.B. 1407 would change the definition of "units sold" in the Master Settlement Agreement Act to include all cigarettes in the commonwealth as “units sold” so that tobacco companies pay their share of the settlement commensurate with the product that each company places in Pennsylvania. “Under this simple bill, the new data will allow Pennsylvania to more closely meet the impact that cigarettes are having on health in Pennsylvania and show us where we still have opportunities to cut use and collect tax,” Boyd said. “This new adjustment will help our commonwealth heal faster from the wounds that cigarette smoke has caused for generations now.” The bill is the freshman legislator’s first bill to pass the General Assembly. “I’d like to thank my colleagues for helping me get this simple yet important change over the line in Harrisburg,” she said. “Emphysema doesn’t wait or pick sides – and neither did we.” Read more


E-News: Important updates on Medicaid & CHIP; Thank you to our seniors!

(Sep 08, 2023)

I hope this email finds you safe and happy. In my update, I include information about state government services, as well as news you can use about my legislative work in the Capitol and here in Pennsylvania’s 163rd Legislative District! Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/05/2023)

(Sep 08, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Regional Policing Assistance Program Who May Apply: Applicants for the Regional Policing Assistance Program may be any municipality – a city, borough, township, home-rule municipality, or county. Applicants may also be a public or quasi-public body, or its representative, duly authorized to act on behalf of one or more municipalities. All applications must be accompanied by fully executed Articles of Agreement or an Intergovernmental Agreement that establishes a Regional Police Department. Use: Funding will support efforts in establishing or expanding regional police departments that would improve the following: uniformity and consistency of enforcement across municipalities; recruitment; distribution and deployment of police personnel; training and personnel efficiency; career enhancement opportunities; enhanced professionalism; and reduction of costs. Funds: A total of approximately $1,000,000 in federal funds is being announced to support this initiative. Applicants may apply for up to $150,000 for the formation of a new regional police department or up to $50,000 for the expansion of an existing regional police department by adding a chartered municipality(ies). Application Deadline: September 6, 2023 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Legal Standing Video Read more


Back to School Backpack Giveaway is Aug. 19

(Aug 11, 2023)

Do you have or know a child going back to school this September? Check out this free backpack giveaway I'm holding with Teachers' Teammates! To reserve yours, call my office at 484-200-8262. Read more


July 31: Senate continues to cause budget impasse

(Jul 31, 2023)

Although the House passed a budget on July 5, the process remains at a stalemate due to the Senate’s inaction. Read more


July 7: House passes budget, open for details

(Jul 07, 2023)

On Wednesday night, the House passed its $45 billion budget. Although it was due by June 30, the delay came from Senate Republicans’ insistence on school vouchers, what they called the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success Scholarship Program – or PASS. Read more


Boyd supports historic education investment in 2023-24 budget

(Jul 06, 2023)

“Schools in my district have historically been underfunded, so I’m happy to see percentage funding increases in the double-digits for each of them,” Boyd said. Read more


Boyd announces 2023-24 PA House committee assignments

(Jun 09, 2023)

“My constituents know that I am a strongly pro-choice legislator, so I look forward to advocating for women’s reproductive rights in the Health Committee,” Boyd said. Read more


Boyd takes oath of office to represent Delaware County’s 163rd Legislative District

(Jun 05, 2023)

“I look forward to working with all my colleagues on important matters that affect the lives of all Pennsylvanians. A lot of important conversations need to happen within our state legislature, especially as we begin drafting this year’s budget, and it’s my honor to serve as a strong voice for the people of Delaware County,” Boyd said. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(May 17, 2023)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at https://www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/ or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more


Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(May 17, 2023)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit Pennie.com/connect or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more