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Pashinski applauds approval of additional $500,000 RACP grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project

(Jun 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, recently announced the approval of a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant totaling $500,000 to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund for the Gateway Project 3.0 following April’s $2 million grant announcement for the project. “With the help of Governor Wolf and the approval of this grant, we’re proud to share we’ve helped secure $7 million in RACP funding for the Gateway project since 2019,” Pashinski said. “These dollars are critical to completing the revitalization of River Street into a dynamic and welcoming thoroughfare for residents and visitors alike. Once completed, the city of Wilkes-Barre will be an even more lively, shoppable, and livable place to live, work and visit.” Pashinski said the funding will be used to help create a mixed-use, five-story, urban development center complete with a 110-room hotel, rooftop bar and restaurant, breakfast cafe, and conference space. The center will showcase a panoramic view of the river, mountains and city skyline from the rooftop bar and restaurant. The conference center will also provide flexible, technologically advanced meeting space, including a balcony and terrace overlooking the Susquehanna River. The center will also feature a ground-level breakfast and lunch café, allowing outdoor seating on the corner of River and Market streets. “I truly appreciate Governor Wolf’s Read more

 

Pa. legislators introduce bills to help residents at the pump, target price gouging

(Jun 22, 2022)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, a Democrat from Luzerne County, says 300% profits for oil companies is “totally unpatriotic.” Read more

 

$500,000 grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project

(Jun 22, 2022)

“The Gateway project has been designed to provide a Hyatt Hotel type facility that would accommodate the needs for presentations, with sufficient rooms and projection rooms, making it better for businesses to come here. We lose out on a number of various events, different organizations, because we don't have the facility. So this facility definitely was one of my key projects," said State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, (D) 121. Read more

 

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging

(Jun 22, 2022)

“The act of price gouging is an unpatriotic act and it needs to be called out,” Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, said. Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 20, 2022)

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

 

State education funding levels at center of budget talks, court case

(Jun 19, 2022)

“Our antiquated system is out of balance, and I appreciate the governor trying to bring equilibrium with this plan,” state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-120, Wilkes-Barre, said. “If enacted, this public education budget would come closer to addressing the financial needs of all of our students in all of our communities.” Read more

 

Pashinski: We Need More Access to Mental Health Services

(Jun 15, 2022)

As Pennsylvania experiences a growing mental health crisis, Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski supports additional funding and resources for mental health services through the HOPE for PA plan. Pashinksi, Democratic Chair of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, also says our farmers don't have the same access to mental health services as those in cities and to help remedy that, the Pa. Department of Agriculture has provided funding for additional phone resources to connect farmers with support. The AgriStress HelpLine for Pennsylvania is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Farmers can call 833-897-AGRI (2474) to speak to a healthcare professional. Read more

 

Pashinski announces almost $3 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects

(Jun 10, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 10 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that 11 projects in his district will be receiving a total of $2.92 million in grant funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Local Share Account for selected applications from 2021. “It is always a pleasure working with my House and Senate colleagues, municipal officials, and organizational leaders to successfully secure vital funds for important and meaningful projects like these for our district,” Pashinski said. “These grant awards are perfect examples of how LSA funding helps invest in our communities in addition to providing property tax relief. My sincere thanks to everyone that contributed their time and expertise to bring these projects to reality, a special thank you to Senator Yudichak, representing Ashley Borough, Fairview Township and Hanover Township, and to Senator Flynn with his support for Wilkes-Barre City.” These municipalities and organizations in the 121st Legislative District were awarded funding in the following amounts for the listed purposes: Wilkes-Barre – $350,000 on behalf of Luzerne County Transportation Authority, for the construction of a centralized transit facility in the city. Ashley Borough – $238,909 for a new roof and gutters as part of the Ashley Borough Municipal Building Roof Replacement Project. Fairview Township – $166,689 for roadway improvements along Spruce Street and Read more

 

Pashinski receives Legislator of the Year Award from Pa. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

(Jun 06, 2022)

WILKES-BARRE, June 6 – On Saturday, April 23, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was presented in the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown, PA at PAND’s Annual Meeting and Expo. “I am humbled to have received this recognition from an organization as well-respected as PAND,” Pashinski said. “A dietician is someone who studies the value of food and is educated to promote the highest quality and most nutritious foods. Their education is powerful and vital in developing menus and nutritious meals for children and adults alike. Good nutrition is essential to good health, which is why I have steadfastly supported the Northeast District of the PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics events and PAND’s legislation in Harrisburg. I want to thank PAND and their members for this wonderful recognition and more importantly for their commitment to serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.” PAND said Pashinski was selected as Legislator of the Year for his support of critical bills in the state House and participation in NEPAND events. Specifically, Pashinski has co-sponsored and supported all of PAND’s licensure legislation since 2017, including House Bills 2721, 1802 and 1020. In addition to his legislative support, Pashinski has attended and participated in all of NEPAND’s live Read more

 

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities

(Jun 01, 2022)

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

 

Pashinski: Is There Anywhere That’s Safe?

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski questions why the legislature continues to ignore opportunities to protect innocent people from senseless gun violence in the the wake of Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. A parent and grandparent, he questions if there is anywhere that is safe when the rising violence continues to go unaddressed. Read more

 

Pashinski: Our Students are the Future

(May 12, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Wolf at Wilkes-Barre Area High School to discuss a potential $1.9 billion investment in this year's state budget to fairly fund education across the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Wolf meets the Wolfpack

(May 11, 2022)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, got students in the auditorium cheering when he said the reason to increase education spending was to improve their futures. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 10, 2022)

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

 

Candy’s Place Walk draws loyal supporters despite dismal weather

(May 07, 2022)

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski opened the event, acknowledging the need for support for those battling cancer and their families. Read more

 

Aging secretary promotes property tax, rent rebate bonus in Wilkes-Barre

(Apr 30, 2022)

“The way we pass this is when the people, you — you have the power, you’re the voters — when you call that senator, when you call that state representative and say, ‘Please vote for this, we need this money because …’ Now it’s up to us to pass it,” Pashinski said. Read more

 

Department of Aging Calls on General Assembly to Invest in Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals with Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program

(Apr 29, 2022)

Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and community leaders today to echo Governor Tom Wolf's call for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to immediately use a portion of the $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help older adults and individuals with disabilities through property tax and rent rebates to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities

(Apr 25, 2022)

Read more about the latest grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski announces $2 million RACP grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project

(Apr 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today the approval of a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant totaling $2 million to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund for the Gateway Project 3.0. “Once completed, this project will be the final piece of the puzzle for the revitalization of River Street, making it an extremely attractive and very welcoming thoroughfare for residents and visitors alike,” Pashinski said. “I’m proud to have successfully advocated for this RACP grant as well as the 2020 $2.5 million grant awarded for this project . This will be a major advancement for the city of Wilkes-Barre, making our city more beautiful, more accessible, more shoppable, and more livable.” The funding will be used to help create a mixed-use, 5-story, urban development, complete with a 110-room hotel, roof top bar and restaurant, breakfast cafe, and conference space. The center will showcase a panoramic view of the river, mountains, and city skyline from the rooftop bar and restaurant. The conference center will also provide flexible, technologically advanced meeting space, including a balcony and terrace overlooking the Susquehanna River. The center will also feature a ground-level breakfast and lunch café, allowing outdoor seating on the corner of River and Market Streets. “Thank you to Governor Tom Wolf for his continued understanding of how important this project is to Read more

 

Pashinski announces $1.1 million grant for domestic violence shelter expansion

(Apr 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today the approval of a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant totaling $1.1 million to Domestic Violence Service Center Inc. to expand their existing Wilkes-Barre facility. “The safety of ALL in our community remains a top priority for me and this funding will help protect more victims of domestic violence in our area,” Pashinski said. “This expansion will help protect some of the most vulnerable among us – including children, women and seniors facing domestic violence. Many thanks to Governor Wolf for approving this grant and congratulations to everyone working to protect victims of domestic violence across Luzerne County.” The funding will help to add an expansion to the existing DVSC facility. Work associated with the expansion will include the addition of six client bedrooms, as well as men's and women's toilet and bathing facilities, expanding the existing kitchen area, and installing a HVAC, alarm and security systems. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate Read more

 

Pashinski applauds approval of additional $500,000 RACP grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project
Jun 22, 2022

Pa. legislators introduce bills to help residents at the pump, target price gouging
Jun 22, 2022

$500,000 grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project
Jun 22, 2022

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging
Jun 22, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 20, 2022

State education funding levels at center of budget talks, court case
Jun 19, 2022

Pashinski: We Need More Access to Mental Health Services
Jun 15, 2022

Pashinski announces almost $3 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects
Jun 10, 2022

Pashinski receives Legislator of the Year Award from Pa. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Jun 06, 2022

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2022

Pashinski: Is There Anywhere That’s Safe?
May 26, 2022

Pashinski: Our Students are the Future
May 12, 2022

Wolf meets the Wolfpack
May 11, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 10, 2022

Candy’s Place Walk draws loyal supporters despite dismal weather
May 07, 2022

Aging secretary promotes property tax, rent rebate bonus in Wilkes-Barre
Apr 30, 2022

Department of Aging Calls on General Assembly to Invest in Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals with Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program
Apr 29, 2022

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities
Apr 25, 2022

Pashinski announces $2 million RACP grant for Gateway Center Hotel Project
Apr 22, 2022

Pashinski announces $1.1 million grant for domestic violence shelter expansion
Apr 22, 2022