“What teachers are looking for are options and new ideas and First in Math is a proven, fun learning tool that could help boost math learning and interest in school,” Freeman said. Read more
“Expanding access to this transformative resource would revitalize affected neighborhoods and business districts, as well as encourage economic development and improve quality of life in all municipalities, big and small,” said Freeman. Read more
"The change would provide earlier disclosure and greater transparency on who is contributing to candidates for the General Assembly," said Freeman. Read more
State Rep. Bob Freeman (D., Northampton), who chairs the House Local Government Committee, told Spotlight PA that the proposed funding increase “is a very promising start … for the state to step up to the plate and provide more support for municipalities.” Read more
“I would like to thank the CFA board and my legislative colleagues in the state House and Senate for supporting these worthwhile projects that will benefit the communities in which they are located. They include recreational facilities, safety equipment and infrastructure improvements that would be out of reach without the allocation of these state dollars that were obtained from the taxes generated by our local casinos,” said Freeman. Read more
House Democrats want to make sure we do our small part to repay the sacrifice of our servicemembers and their families. We can start by doing everything we can to make it easier for families of our men and women in uniform to afford the education they need for a better future. Read more
"The great thing about tutoring is it helps obviously, the younger student getting the tutoring, help gives them more attention, gets them up to speed with their studies, but it's been proven to improve the academic performance of the students who do the tutoring," said state Rep. Robert Freeman. Read more
“This proposal is a win-win situation for the students serving as tutors, as well as the students receiving the tutoring," Freeman said. Read more
State Rep. Robert Freeman, the prime sponsor of the bill, said funding would come from Pennsylvania’s 18% liquor tax, also known as the Johnstown Flood Tax. Read more
Rep. Bob Freeman asks: What if your property taxes were based on how much you make, instead of what your property is worth? Read more
“This proposal would offer Pennsylvania homeowners needed property tax relief and build fairness into the property tax system by capping property taxes to reflect household income,” Freeman said. Read more
“Tutoring can increase good study habits, improve academic performance, boost self-esteem and put students in charge of their own learning process as they pass that knowledge onto other students," Freeman said. Read more
A trail linking College Hill to Downtown Easton is an idea that came to state Rep. Robert Freeman years ago, on his morning walks through Lafayette's campus. Read more
Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more
"Health insurance rates continue to rise. I believe my proposal would effectively bring health care policies back to an affordable range for the average Pennsylvanian. It also would offer a less costly alternative to the current private health plans available today," Freeman said. Read more
"Repurposing an old factory or mill for retail, office or arts space, or transforming them into dwellings, encourages economic development and improves the quality of life of a community," Freeman said. Read more
Pennsylvania state Rep. Robert Freeman authored a bill that would create tax incentives for those who reuse the old buildings, his office announced Tuesday. Read more
Freeman, a Democrat representing parts of Northampton County, said the legislation called House Bill 451 would establish the “Tax-Exempt Property Municipal Assistance Fund.” Read more
State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, has introduced legislation in which the state would provide financial assistance to communities with at least 15% of tax-exempt property. Read more
“Municipalities in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania with a large amount of tax-exempt properties are faced with the challenge of providing residents with essential services but without a sustaining real estate tax revenue base,” said Freeman. Read more
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