Summer 2023 NL

(Aug 15, 2023)

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Fleming applauds award of nearly $385K in state grants to improve traffic signals

(Aug 14, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 14 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today announced $384,928 in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light-Go program funds have been awarded to update signal equipment at Colonial Road (SR 3017), Colonial Park Mall Driveway/Colonial Road (SR 3017) and Crums Mill Road/Devonshire Road in the 105th District. “Thanks to these grants from PennDOT’s Green Light-Go program, our communities will be able to update signal equipment at key intersections to reduce congestion and increase traffic flow, ensuring that motorists travel quickly, efficiently and safely through our streets,” Fleming said. “These traffic signal updates will also help ensure pedestrians are safer as well. This funding is an example of how government is working to improve services and the quality of life for our residents.” Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. These projects will be funded through the appropriation for fiscal year 2023-24. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to, light-emitting diode technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. For more information, residents may contact Read more

 

Harrisburg area Dems release statements on Broad Street Market fire

(Jul 10, 2023)

“The news of the fire at the Broad Street Market has sent waves of shock and sadness through Harrisburg,” Fleming said. “As a city resident for nearly 10 years I know we didn’t just lose a market, but a pillar of community life here. I am touched to see so many in our community reaching out with the desire to help the affected vendors during this difficult time. This is what community is all about, and it is a sign to me that Broad Street Market will rise again. We, your representatives, are firm in our resolve to help rebuild the damaged brick building quickly so that the vendors and their patrons can soon return to the restored Broad Street Market.” Read more

 

Fleming praises state budget’s historic investments in education, economic development and health care

(Jul 06, 2023)

HARRISBURG, July 6 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today issued the following statement regarding the state budget passed by the General Assembly: “Last night in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed the 2023-24 state budget, which now goes to Governor Shapiro's desk for approval. I have spoken to many residents in Lower Paxton, Penbrook, and Susquehanna Township about their priorities, and I'm pleased that this budget addresses some of those priorities. While there is more to be done, this budget makes historic investments in education, public safety, health care, community and economic development, and much more. “Additionally, House Bill 1100 was sent to the governor's desk. This bill would raise the income limits for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program from $35,000 to $45,000 and provide for larger rebates for eligible participants. The passage of this bill will bring relief for thousands of seniors across the Commonwealth. Fleming noted some of the critical investments included in the 2023-24 budget: Education $567 million increase for Basic Education Funding. $50 million increase for Special Education Funding. $46.5 million for universal school breakfast. $10 million to provide annual stipends to student teachers. Economic Development $23.5 million for workforce training and career & technical education. $6 million for apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. $20 Read more

 

Bill to repudiate racially restricted deed covenants passes PA House

(Jun 28, 2023)

HARRISBURG, June 28 – A bill sponsored by Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, that would make it easier for property owners to repudiate discriminatory deed covenants passed the House today. A covenant stipulates what existing or future owners can and cannot do to the property. Racially discriminatory real estate covenants were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948 under the Shelley v. Kraemer decision, ruling that these covenants are unenforceable under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. In addition, the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited deed covenants that discriminate against protected classes. Although these covenants are no longer enforceable, Fleming said this harmful and discriminatory language still exists in many property deeds. Fleming’s bill ( H.B. 1289 ) impacts all restrictive covenants for classes of individuals covered under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and would allow a property owner to repudiate the covenant. Under the bill, a property owner or homeowner association could file a form with the county’s recorder of deeds office to repudiate a restrictive covenant at little or no cost. "The shameful legacy of restrictive covenants and practices like redlining have created massive inequality in wealth and home ownership rates among people of different races,” Fleming said. “This legislation would make it Read more

 

Kutz, Fleming Unveil Bipartisan Future Caucus

(May 23, 2023)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – Reps. Thomas Kutz (R-Cumberland) and Justin Fleming (D-Dauphin) unveiled the new Bipartisan Future Caucus during a press conference today at the state Capitol. The two legislators will serve as chairmen of the caucus. “Pennsylvania residents need future-focused legislators who are willing to reach across the aisle to have important conversations about divisive issues, and the Bipartisan Future Caucus is providing a forum for just that,” said Kutz. “I am excited to collaborate with Rep. Fleming and my colleagues to advance legislation that will benefit the Commonwealth for generations to come. The Future Caucus knows more unites than divides us and is ready to get to work.” “There is no doubt we have challenges before us. The cost of childcare, higher education and home ownership are all rising, and Pennsylvania voters have demanded we work in a bipartisan manner to address these issues,” said Fleming. “The Future Caucus hopes that, through collaboration and open dialogue, we can put aside the hyper-partisan rancor and imbue faith in government to current and future generations of Pennsylvanians.” The Future Caucus is comprised of a bipartisan group of legislators aged 45 and younger who are looking to foster a generational shift toward collaboration and bipartisanship. The caucus’ priorities for this legislative session include tackling issues with higher Read more

 

Fleming to host budget Town Hall June 10

(May 09, 2023)

HARRISBURG, May 9 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today announced an upcoming Town Hall focused on the Pa. budget. The Town Hall will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10 at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, 3800 Vartan Way. “This is a great opportunity for my neighbors to ask me questions directly about the budget process and the Appropriations Committee hearings that recently came to a close,” Fleming said. “I’m looking forward to educating them, but also learning what their biggest concerns and challenges have been. This will allow me to better steer the budget discussions in Harrisburg to meet the needs of my communities. I’m ready to hear from you.” Those interested in attending the Town Hall should RSVP here . For more information, contact Fleming’s district office at (717) 230-1172. ### Read more

 

State Rep. Justin Fleming's Satellite Office Hours

(Apr 20, 2023)

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Fleming introduces bill to expand Property Tax/Rent Rebates

(Apr 13, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 13 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today announced he has introduced legislation that would introduce a new multi-person household income limit for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. “The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is a wonderful program, but unfortunately many seniors on fixed incomes who have higher expenses due to being married or living in a multi-person household are not eligible for the program, leaving them behind,” Fleming said. “I’m working to ensure that seniors in our district and across Pennsylvania are provided with the assistance they need, no matter what type of household they are living in. I hope others will join me in supporting seniors.” House Bill 873 would impose a multi-person household income limit for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, separate from a single-person household income limit. The current income limit would remain for a single-person household, while the income limit for a multi-person household would be $55,000 for homeowners and $22,500 for renters. For more information, contact Fleming’s district office at (717) 230-1172. Read more

 

Fleming, Kutz unveil leadership of bipartisan Future Caucus

(Mar 27, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – State Reps. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, and Thomas Kutz, R-Cumberland, today announced the establishment and their chairmanship of the new bipartisan Future Caucus. “Before my election to the General Assembly, I spent 12 years advocating for mental health and children where I worked with members of both parties to achieve legislative wins,” Fleming said. “We have many big challenges facing Pennsylvanians including lack of affordable housing, student loan debt and infrastructure investments and we need members of both parties to work together and find solutions. I’m excited about the opportunity to join with my colleagues to face these challenges in a bipartisan manner.” “Pennsylvanians need forward-thinking legislators who are willing to work across the aisle and focus on results that will benefit the Commonwealth for generations to come,” Kutz said. “I’m thrilled to chair this caucus with Rep. Justin Fleming. He shares the belief that we the need to work together to find common ground in state government. The formation of the Future Caucus is a critical step toward setting differences aside to tackle the tough issues head on. I’m eager to get to work.” The Future Caucus focuses on bringing together a bipartisan group of legislators aged 45 and younger to help foster a generational shift towards collaboration and bipartisanship. The Future Caucus is comprised of a Read more

 

Fleming applauds over $1.5 million in LSA grants

(Mar 16, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today announced more than $1.5 million from the Commonwealth Financing Authority has been approved for Local Share Account grants in Dauphin County. “These improvements to our sewer and storm systems are crucial,” Fleming said. “We have been experiencing record breaking rainfalls leading to flooding in people’s basements and homes. It’s time to revisit these systems to ensure they can handle the additional load and newer climate patterns. I’m excited to see that not only will we be addressing these sewer infrastructure demands, but also making investments in our park system. As these parks and sewer systems begin to age and deteriorate, it’s up to us to reinvest and maintain them.” The CFA approved funding for three projects in Fleming’s legislative district: $1 million for Lower Paxton Township Authority’s Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Replacement/Rehabilitation project to replace and rehabilitate sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure. $271,107 for Penbrook Borough’s Sewer Cleaning and Televising project to address aging and deteriorating infrastructure. $246,605 for Susquehanna Township’s Parks and Recreation Park Master Plan to develop and rehabilitate five parks, including Margaret's Grove, Apple Creek, Shutt Mill, Donald B., and Plum Ally Parks. LSA funding is Read more

 

Fleming appointed to Pa. House Appropriations Committee

(Mar 06, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 6 – State Rep. Justin Fleming today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the PA House Appropriations Committee. The announcement comes the day before Gov. Josh Shapiro’s planned budget address for the 2023-24 fiscal year. “I’m extremely honored to be working on Pennsylvania’s state budget in my first term,” Fleming said. “This is one of the core functions of state government. It’s how we show our true values. I’m ready to put my experience at multiple levels of government to work to get the most out of our tax dollars. Whether that means additional resources for fairer education funding, support for working families, or providing better access to health care, I plan to make sure our departments have the funds they need to carry out their duties.” In accordance with House rules, the Appropriations Committee evaluates legislative proposals for fiscal implications prior to voting a bill out of committee. The committee also plays a pivotal role in forming recommendations for budget and fiscal-related matters and is integrally involved in the annual state budget process. In addition to the state budget, the committee also has jurisdiction over the offices of Auditor General and State Treasurer and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. Before starting his first term representing the 105th legislative district, Fleming spent Read more

 

Fleming Spring Newsletter 2023

(Mar 06, 2023)

Sworn-In for First TermIn January, I took the oath of office in the state Capitol to begin my firstterm representing the 105th Legislative District in Dauphin County. Theswearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of thePennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more

 

Fleming announces District Office Open House on March 16

(Mar 02, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 2 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today announced that he will host an Open House between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at his district office located at 4807 Jonestown Road, Suite 149, in Harrisburg. Fleming and his district staff will be available to answer questions for residents, highlight state-related services and discuss issues residents are facing. Residents can contact Fleming and his staff to let them know they plan to attend by RSVPing at this link: https://www.pahouse.com/fleming/RSVP/?id=1450 . More information is available by contacting Fleming’s office at (717) 230-1744. ### Read more

 

2023 Web Calendar

(Feb 14, 2023)

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Fleming sworn in for first term

(Jan 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Justin Fleming took the oath of office today in the state Capitol to begin his first term representing the 105th Legislative District in Dauphin County. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House. Fleming has spent nearly 18 years in and around state government as a public servant and as an advocate to expand mental health care and provide more resources for children in Pennsylvania. Fleming has also served as Susquehanna Township commissioner for the 8 th Ward. “I’m looking forward to taking on the challenges of the new year and new session,” Fleming said. “It’s time that the PA House reflects the will and voice of the people. I’m looking forward to joining my colleagues and working to better the state for all.” Fleming said his office can help residents of Lower Paxton Township, Penbrook Borough and Susquehanna Township with a variety of state-related services, including home heating assistance, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. Residents can find out more by going to PaHouse.com/Fleming . Fleming’s district office is located at 4807 Jonestown Road, Suite 149 First Floor, in Harrisburg. Dauphin County Judge John McNally administered the oath of office. In his first term, Fleming joins 26 Read more

 

McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more

 

Career/Technical Training, School Safety and Security, and Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities

(Dec 05, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program Read more

 

Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 01, 2022)

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

 

Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more