Letter to the Editor: Haddock against transfer of $150M from PA Game Commission

(Dec 13, 2023)

As an avid outdoorsman, I am firmly opposed to a proposal by state Senate Republicans to take $150 million from the PA Game Commission and transfer it to the Clean Streams Fund. Read more


Haddock Protects Children from Lead in Schools

(Dec 12, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock joined his colleagues Reps. Tarik Khan and Roni Green to introduce bipartisan legislation that would address the long-standing problem of schools having lead in drinking water. Read more


Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12

(Dec 12, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more


Pennsylvania lawmakers lead introduction of bipartisan bill removing lead in Pa. schools’ drinking water

(Dec 11, 2023)

State Reps. Roni Green and Tarik Khan, both D-Phila., and other state representatives will circulate a co-sponsorship memo next week for a bipartisan House bill addressing lead contamination in drinking water in Pennsylvania schools. They are being joined by state Reps. Abby Major, R-Armstrong/Westmoreland; Jim Haddock, D-Lackawanna/Luzerne; Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington; and Joe Hogan, R-Bucks, as prime co-sponsors of this bill. “This legislation corrects a longstanding problem within our schools across the commonwealth,” Green said. “Children have a right to be in a safe environment, have clean drinking water, and maximize their learning journey free from harm and hazardous particles. It’s unacceptable to still have children being exposed to lead while in school. Our bill ensures that all Pennsylvania children’s rights are respected and that our children can be safe from lead exposure in school.” Green pointed out that this legislation is like a bill passed last year by the Philadelphia City Council and signed into law. This legislation would require the replacement of old drinking fountains with lead-filtering water stations by 2025 and direct funding to help school districts achieve this goal. The other sponsors noted their support for the bill. “As a state representative, one of my top priorities is keeping the children in my community safe,” Haddock said. “This bill will help schools in Read more


Cartwright: Return of rail service ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’

(Dec 11, 2023)

At a news conference at his Scranton office Monday morning, Cartwright and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, joined with state and local leaders to celebrate their recent announcement of a major milestone in bringing the Amtrak passenger rail service back between Scranton and New York City. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 04, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Aging: Senior Community Center Grants Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Senior Community Centers with an existing, contractual relationship with an Area Agency on Aging. Use: To help Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers increase participation and programming Funds: Up to $2 million in grant funding is available. Grants vary depending on staff levels. Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 More information: Aging Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention Who May Apply: Community-based organizations with 501(c)(3) designation, institutions of higher education, municipalities, district attorneys, and counties, Use: Effective local intervening and preventive measures to stop gun and group violence that is occurring across the state in both the short- and long-term Funds: $40 million in state funding is available for two tracks: VIP Grants: Applicants can request up to 50% of their operating budget up to $950,00 total. Coordinated Community Violence Intervention Strategies Projects (CCVI): Applicants can request up to $3 million in total funding over a 36-month period (funding match required). PCCD anticipates approving only 2-3 CCVI projects. Application Deadline: January 18, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Read more


Haddock: Hunting Season is Here!

(Nov 17, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock ushers in the 2023 fall hunting season with a PSA to all Pennsylvania hunters looking to get involved in the outdoors. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application (11/15/2023)

(Nov 15, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more


Fall 2023 Newsletter

(Nov 06, 2023)

My Fall 2023 newsletter is available! Read more


Haddock: Election Day Reminder

(Nov 03, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock reminds everyone to exercise their constitutional right this Election Day, Tuesday November 7th. Polls open up at 7am and will remain open until 8pm. Make your voice heard! Read more


Programs Now Open for Applications 10/31/23

(Nov 02, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more


Haddock welcomes $35,000 grant for city of Pittston

(Nov 02, 2023)

“I would like to thank Governor Josh Shapiro’s administration for approving this funding so people living in and near Pittston can enjoy the outdoors and engage in more recreational opportunities,” said Haddock. Read more


Haddock Promotes Fall Fishing and Boating in Pennsylvania

(Oct 18, 2023)

With the fall season upon us, Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock provides information on trout stocking, boating safety, and encourages anglers and boaters across the state to have fun on the water while also being safe! Read more


Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities

(Oct 11, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that are open for applications. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application (10/03/2023)

(Oct 03, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more


‘We want to increase Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness’

(Sep 30, 2023)

State Rep. Rep. Jim Haddock, D-Pittston Township, participated in a roundtable discussion on improving barriers to the work force. Read more


Area legislators comment on potential legalization of recreational marijuana

(Sep 24, 2023)

“I feel more open debate and education has to go into the legislation on recreational marijuana at this time,” Rep. Haddock said. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/19/2023)

(Sep 19, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more


Haddock Co-Hosts Lackawanna Senior Expo

(Sep 11, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jim Haddock co-hosted his first Senior Expo with several of his fellow Lackawanna County state lawmakers in Scranton. With many changes made this year, especially to the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, Haddock says that events like these are vital to getting seniors the answers they need for any and all problems they might have. Read more


Updated child predator laws introduced

(Sep 07, 2023)

“We are trying to proactively look at ways to deter and stop contact with minors before it happens,” said Rep. James Haddock. Read more