Police and fire gear from Pennsylvania might help protect people of war-torn Ukraine

(Jun 15, 2023)

“This is a way for those municipalities that feel they have surplus property they can dispose of and benefit the Ukrainian people to be able to do so without receiving a surcharge for the, for the actual disposal of the property,” Rep. Freeman said. Read more

 

Freeman bill seeks to extend Main Street program, which has been a resounding success in Easton

(Jun 07, 2023)

“A community’s Main Street initiative often just gets started with implementing its revitalization plan when the funding ends, undermining the ability to realize the plan’s objectives," Freeman, D-Northampton, said. Read more

 

PA House passes Freeman bill to allow Main Street program participation to be extended

(Jun 06, 2023)

"With the addition of this needed option of a program extension, communities would be better positioned to fully succeed in their objectives for revitalization and enhancements to downtown commercial areas,” said Freeman. Read more

 

Freeman tutoring bill approved by Senate committee

(Jun 06, 2023)

Freeman said Pennsylvania is currently experiencing a considerable teacher shortage and it’s possible that his program may encourage students to consider going into teaching after their experience as a tutor. Read more

 

‘There's always more that we can do’: How a statewide study on wildlife corridors could impact the Lehigh Valley

(Jun 05, 2023)

State Rep. Robert L. Freeman, D-Northampton, said the study could help maintain the balance between conservation and development. Read more

 

Freeman looks to bring First in Math to PA schools

(May 25, 2023)

“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

 

Freeman land bank legislation approved by committee

(May 24, 2023)

“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

 

Freeman bill would provide voters with earlier information on campaign contributions

(May 23, 2023)

"The change would provide earlier disclosure and greater transparency on who is contributing to candidates for the General Assembly," said Freeman. Read more

 

Proposed Pa. budget nearly quadruples funding for local government cooperation

(May 17, 2023)

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

 

Freeman lauds $1.02 million in state grants

(May 16, 2023)

“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

 

Schweyer: Helping our heroes take the next step

(May 10, 2023)

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

 

Bill aims to create statewide tutoring program in Pa.

(May 09, 2023)

"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

 

PA state House passes Freeman tutoring legislation

(May 02, 2023)

“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

 

Proposed bill would compensate for tax-exempt properties

(May 02, 2023)

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

 

Pa. lawmaker proposes new way of determining how much you pay in property taxes

(Apr 26, 2023)

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

 

Property tax circuit breaker that would provide property tax relief and fairness proposed by Freeman

(Apr 25, 2023)

“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

 

House Education Committee approves Freeman tutoring legislation

(Apr 24, 2023)

“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

 

Work on trail connecting College Hill to downtown Easton set to be done in August

(Apr 17, 2023)

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

 

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(Apr 13, 2023)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Freeman bill would provide additional public health insurance option

(Mar 30, 2023)

"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

 

Police and fire gear from Pennsylvania might help protect people of war-torn Ukraine
Jun 15, 2023

Freeman bill seeks to extend Main Street program, which has been a resounding success in Easton
Jun 07, 2023

PA House passes Freeman bill to allow Main Street program participation to be extended
Jun 06, 2023

Freeman tutoring bill approved by Senate committee
Jun 06, 2023

‘There's always more that we can do’: How a statewide study on wildlife corridors could impact the Lehigh Valley
Jun 05, 2023

Freeman looks to bring First in Math to PA schools
May 25, 2023

Freeman land bank legislation approved by committee
May 24, 2023

Freeman bill would provide voters with earlier information on campaign contributions
May 23, 2023

Proposed Pa. budget nearly quadruples funding for local government cooperation
May 17, 2023

Freeman lauds $1.02 million in state grants
May 16, 2023

Schweyer: Helping our heroes take the next step
May 10, 2023

Bill aims to create statewide tutoring program in Pa.
May 09, 2023

PA state House passes Freeman tutoring legislation
May 02, 2023

Proposed bill would compensate for tax-exempt properties
May 02, 2023

Pa. lawmaker proposes new way of determining how much you pay in property taxes
Apr 26, 2023

Property tax circuit breaker that would provide property tax relief and fairness proposed by Freeman
Apr 25, 2023

House Education Committee approves Freeman tutoring legislation
Apr 24, 2023

Work on trail connecting College Hill to downtown Easton set to be done in August
Apr 17, 2023

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities
Apr 13, 2023

Freeman bill would provide additional public health insurance option
Mar 30, 2023