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Pashinski welcomes $1 million grant for Hanover Township solar farm

(Nov 21, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – A $1 million state grant today was awarded to help create the PSV solar farm in Hanover Township, announced state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. “This proposed solar farm project would take unused land in Hanover Township and create a 5-megawatt facility that could provide enough electricity to power between 800 and 1,000 homes in the area. That’s a wonderful opportunity for new construction jobs and the power grid,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “I would like to thank Governor Tom Wolf for his support on this project and for approving the funding.” Pashinski said the construction would include environmental remediation and engineering, grid modernization and electrical infrastructure, construction and maintenance of the facility, and pollinator friendly/landscape shields. The grant was provided through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget. Funding goes to the acquisition and construction of economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Today’s RACP award is in addition to others totaling $8.35 million announced by Pashinski in October. Information on those can be found here and here . Read more

 

Pashinski on Helping Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

(Nov 16, 2022)

While much has been done, Pashinski hopes to do more with House Bill 2858, which would give funds to non-profit organizations that help with legal fees and other services for these grandparents. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District

(Nov 14, 2022)

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

 

Pashinski: Additional $3 million in RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – Two additional Luzerne County projects have received funding approval from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program totaling $3 million, according to state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “I’m proud to have advocated for and received approval for both of these RACP projects, and I want to thank again Governor Wolf for seeing how important this additional $3 million investment will be for Wilkes-Barre and our region,” said Pashinski. “These dollars will help improve our community’s access to affordable health care at the Wright Center’s Wilkes-Barre Practice, as well as improve the capacity and efficiency of our municipal recovery facility.” According to Pashinski, the following organizations are receiving funding in his district: Wright Center for Community Health Wilkes-Barre Practice - $2 million for building out its location in order to equip the space for primary care, dental and behavioral health services. Wilkes-Barre Municipal Recovery Facility Expansion - $1 million to add a metering bin system/infeed conveyor and an optical sorter in order to increase efficiency, allowing for Municipal Recovery Inc. to expand and create jobs. These grants are in addition to the $5.35 million in RACP grants Pashinski and state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced last week for five other local projects . The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a Commonwealth grant program Read more

 

Pashinski, Mullery: $5.35 million RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects

(Oct 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – Four projects throughout Luzerne County have received funding approval from the State’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, totaling $5.35 million according to state Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski and Gerald Mullery. “Each of these projects is a worthwhile investment in the economic success and quality of life in our communities,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “These projects, whether it’s improving the agriculture industry, improving higher education facilities or promoting local arts, are all not only important, but will have a lasting impact on our region.” “Investments like these are essential to keep Luzerne County a thriving place for businesses to boom and families to live,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “At a time when our region’s economy needs a boost, I am happy to see these long-term investments come to our area.” According to Pashinski, the following organizations are receiving funding in their districts. Wilkes University - $2.5 million for making ADA-compliant renovations to the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. Upward Farms - $1 million for the purchase and installation of plumbing, mechanical and electrical upgrades to the base building, and purchase and installation of the Aquaculture system. Wyoming Valley Art League - $750,000 for Circle Center for the Arts renovation and addition projects. IBEW Local 163 JATC - $600,000 for increasing interior and Read more

 

People raising grandchildren get help at conference

(Oct 21, 2022)

The morning had a panel discussion and presentations by several speakers, including State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

Pashinski Promotes PA Farms, PA Preferred

(Oct 19, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding at Maylath's Farm and Orchard in Sugarloaf to celebrate the launch of the new PaPreferred.com – your one-stop shop to find PA grown and produced products at a farmer’s market or retailer near you!Remember to always look for the PA Preferred label at your local market. That label means: Grown in PA. Buy PA. PA Preferred – PA Proud! Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities

(Oct 19, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

PA Preferred website connects Pennsylvanians with products, farm destinations

(Oct 19, 2022)

SUGARLOAF TWP. — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding Tuesday invited Pennsylvanians to explore the commonwealth’s farmers markets and farm destinations this fall and winter.Redding was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, for a visit to PA Preferred member Maylath Farm and Orchard in Sugarloaf. Read more

 

Farm showmanship: Agriculture and entertainment converge on secretary's stop in Sugarloaf Twp.

(Oct 18, 2022)

When people know where their food comes from, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre said, they trust it will be healthy. Read more

 

Agriculture Department Launches New PA Preferred Website Connecting Pennsylvanians with PA Products, Farm Destinations

(Oct 18, 2022)

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski to visit PA Preferred® member Maylath Farm and Orchard in Sugarloaf to invite Pennsylvanians to explore the commonwealth's farmers markets and farm destinations this fall and winter. Read more

 

Jermyn lining up land access for Rushbook flood control project

(Oct 03, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee met Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at the Jermyn Borough Building with borough officials to discuss the proposed Rushbrook Creek Flood Control Project. Read more

 

Pashinski: Child Care Programs Can Change Lives

(Sep 29, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Tom Wolf in Wilkes-Barre to highlight a $25 million child care tax credit program that will help working families better afford care and provide children with more opportunities to succeed. Read more

 

Grandparents raising grandchildren discussion

(Sep 29, 2022)

Those in attendance spoke of the struggles they are facing, now being grandparents and taking on the role of caretaker for their grandchildren Read more

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

“I first became aware of this issue more than a decade ago when I was fortunate enough to meet several heroes in our communities – grandparents who stepped in to raise their grandchildren for various reasons,” said Pashinski, D-Luzerne. “We passed three bills in 2018 to create important resources for grandparents, bills that I’m very proud will help thousands of people in need. However, our work on this issue is not complete, and it’s one reason why I’m trying to pass House Bill 2858 that would provide for legal services – including adoption – that kinship care families desperately need.” Read more

 

Experts, advocates discuss challenges facing ‘grandfamilies’ in Pa.

(Sep 28, 2022)

‘Grandparents raising their grandchildren deserve and need the same amount of advocacy and support they are providing to those for whom they care,’ one advocate said Read more

 

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans

(Sep 27, 2022)

“Flood damage, stormwater and erosion issues don’t abide by municipal or political boundaries,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “Many miles separate our districts, but all the members of the Policy Committee here today represent municipalities with flooding concerns. It’s not only an issue when it comes to protecting homes, but – as we heard again today – municipalities have a need to find solutions that don’t place an undue burden on taxpayers.” Read more

 

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski

(Sep 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, introduced legislation today to create a Legal Services for Kinship Care Families Grant Program for eligible nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to kinship care families. “Many kinship families are low-income households already facing complex issues and aren’t equipped to navigate the complicated legal process on their own. This legal assistance will allow at-risk children to stay in stable family environments, relieving excessive pressure on the foster care system,” Pashinski said. “In Pennsylvania alone, there are an estimated 202,000 children who live in households that are headed by their grandparents or other relatives and they deserve to access to support and resources just like other foster families.” Under H.B. 2858, grant money through the PA Department of Human Services could used for administrative, civil legal services and other costs associated with a kinship caregiver retaining the services of a lawyer to ensure the safety and welfare of a child in their care, including, but not limited to, guardianship, adoption, power of attorney for medical and educational care, and mediation. The proposal builds on Pashinski’s 2018 legislation creating temporary guardianship for grandparents when parents of children are unable to care for them due to substance use disorder, as well as his H.R. 390, which authorized a Joint State Read more

 

State lawmakers examine activities involving burning coal refuse and mine reclamation

(Sep 27, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing at the Earth Conservancy in Ashley and then toured several reclamation spots throughout the region. Read more

 

Legislation would help grandparents raising grandchildren get legal help

(Sep 27, 2022)

Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, has introduced legislation to create a Legal Services for Kinship Care Families Grant Program for eligible nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to kinship care families. Read more

 

Pashinski welcomes $1 million grant for Hanover Township solar farm
Nov 21, 2022

Pashinski on Helping Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Nov 16, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District
Nov 14, 2022

Pashinski: Additional $3 million in RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects
Oct 31, 2022

Pashinski, Mullery: $5.35 million RACP grants awarded for local improvement projects
Oct 26, 2022

People raising grandchildren get help at conference
Oct 21, 2022

Pashinski Promotes PA Farms, PA Preferred
Oct 19, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities
Oct 19, 2022

PA Preferred website connects Pennsylvanians with products, farm destinations
Oct 19, 2022

Farm showmanship: Agriculture and entertainment converge on secretary's stop in Sugarloaf Twp.
Oct 18, 2022

Agriculture Department Launches New PA Preferred Website Connecting Pennsylvanians with PA Products, Farm Destinations
Oct 18, 2022

Jermyn lining up land access for Rushbook flood control project
Oct 03, 2022

Pashinski: Child Care Programs Can Change Lives
Sep 29, 2022

Grandparents raising grandchildren discussion
Sep 29, 2022

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents
Sep 28, 2022

Experts, advocates discuss challenges facing ‘grandfamilies’ in Pa.
Sep 28, 2022

Mullins hosts tour to illustrate local flood mitigation plans
Sep 27, 2022

Legislation to help grandparents raising grandchildren access legal help introduced by Pashinski
Sep 27, 2022

State lawmakers examine activities involving burning coal refuse and mine reclamation
Sep 27, 2022

Legislation would help grandparents raising grandchildren get legal help
Sep 27, 2022