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Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities

(Sep 21, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities

(Sep 14, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities

(Sep 08, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities

(Aug 31, 2021)

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Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity

(Aug 24, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 03, 2021)

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Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act

(Aug 03, 2021)

Learn more about the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act - a recently announced bi-partisan agreement to make a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure. Read more

 

Pashinski announces $2.79 million investment for Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority project

(Jul 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 23 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority is receiving a $2.79 million, low-interest state loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for significant upgrades for stormwater management. Pashinski said the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority will use the loan for a project that consists of a 600-foot streambank restoration, a two series quarter-acre rain garden, a retrofit of an existing 6.1-acre stormwater basin, and a retrofit of an existing 1.1-acre stormwater basin. “Congratulations and thank you to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority for qualifying for these state dollars to continue their efforts to improve our local stream quality and maintain proper storm water management,” Pashinski said. “Projects like this help to prevent devastating flooding and protect water quality as well as improve public safety.” PENNVEST distributes low-interest loans for design, engineering and construction of publicly and privately owned drinking water distribution and treatment facilities, storm water conveyance, and wastewater treatment and collection systems. The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds through Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding Read more

 

Rep. Pashinski: Cost of prescription drugs driving up health care costs

(Jul 21, 2021)

WILKES-BARRE — State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski Monday said the increasing cost of prescription drugs is driving up health care costs.Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, and Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Pittsburgh, hosted a public hearing to discuss the need for drastic reforms to drive down the costs of prescription drugs for the well-being of Pennsylvanians who rely on medications for an improved quality of life.The hearing — a meeting of the Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People — included testimony on how prescription drug pricing is calculated, some of the cost drivers and legislation action needed to regulate pricing. Read more

 

Pashinski announces over $3.2 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects

(Jul 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 20 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that 26 projects in his district will be receiving a total of $3.25 million in grant funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Local Share Account for selected applications from 2019 and 2020. “It was a pleasure working with my House colleagues, municipal officials and organizational leaders to successfully secure vital funds for these important and meaningful projects in my district,” Pashinski said. “These grant awards are great examples of how LSA funding helps invest in our communities in addition to providing property tax relief. "A special thank you to Senator Marty Flynn and former Senator Blake for their generosity by also contributing to many of these projects to help enhance the quality of life in our region. My sincere thank to everyone that contributed their time and expertise to bring these projects to reality.” These municipalities and organizations in the 121 st Legislative District were awarded 2019 funding in the following amounts for the listed purposes: Wilkes-Barre City – $52,000 LSA on behalf of Volunteers in Medicine, for interior renovations of the second floor of the existing medical clinic. Wilkes Barre City – $188,500 LSA grant on behalf of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, for two new HVAC rooftop units and automated Read more

 

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy

(Jul 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 12 -- State Representatives Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski today hosted a public hearing to discuss the need for drastic reforms to drive down the costs of prescription drugs for the well-being of Pennsylvanians who rely on medications for an improved quality of life. The hearing, a meeting of the Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People, included testimony on how prescription drug pricing is calculated, some of the cost drivers and legislative action needed to regulate pricing. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, chair of the subcommittee, and legislators from across the state joined both in person and online for the discussion. Sean Zmenkowski, a constituent services advisor for Rep. Kinkead, shared his experience as a type one diabetic reliant on insulin to survive and the career choices he has had to make in order to maintain access to life-sustaining medication. “Far too many Pennsylvanians have to make painful choices regarding life-saving medications – going without or rationing their medicine – either option is inexcusable,” said state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny. “I remain committed to working with my colleagues to come up with solutions, including a prescription drug importation program, to ensure the prescription drugs our residents need are accessible and affordable. It’s clear we need long-term solutions to help our residents, and we can make it happen.” Read more

 

Kinkead, Pashinski to discuss driving down drug costs

(Jul 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 8 – The runaway costs of prescription medication will be the focus of a virtual hearing of the Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People hosted by state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski. The hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12. The media and public are invited to watch online at www.pahouse.com/policy or on the committee’s Facebook page--@PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Kinkead, D-Allegheny, and Pashinski, D-Luzerne, will be joined by Subcommittee Chair Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss innovative approaches to reducing drug costs, providing pathways to low-cost prescriptions, and how drug costs factor into Pennsylvania’s healthcare framework. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities

(Jul 07, 2021)

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Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House

(Jun 30, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 30 – State Reps. Ed Neilson, Mary Jo Daley, Eddie Day Pashinski and Joe Ciresi announced the introduction of a resolution urging Congress to establish a National Infrastructure Bank to repair, enhance and revolutionize the country’s infrastructure while creating 25 million living-wage jobs. "Throughout my entire professional career, I have been deeply rooted in the labor sector," Neilson, D-Phila., said. "I know the value of those jobs to the people who work in them, and I know how vital those jobs are to our economy and the well-being of our communities. Right now, our commonwealth's infrastructure is in crisis. A National Infrastructure Bank would allow us to support various industries , create jobs and address the issue of our aging and deteriorating infrastructure." The NIB would be a separate institution from the Federal Budget, set up as a government-sponsored lending, deposit-money bank, and capitalized with existing treasuries held by the public sector – not new tax dollars. According to the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank, this process of using government-backed private capital to finance these most-needed projects has been successfully used to restore our country’s economic stability four times throughout the U.S. history. Legislation – H.R. 3339 – has been introduced in Congress to create this NIB but has not yet been voted on. In Pennsylvania, H.R. 113 – with Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 29, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what's available right now. Read more

 

Pashinski: Budget Surplus Should Help Fairly Fund Our Schools

(Jun 23, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski says for the first time in nearly 15 years, Pennsylvania is "in the black" and our budget surplus should be used to fairly fund our schools and give all students an equal chance to succeed. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(Jun 22, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities

(Jun 17, 2021)

State grant programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Protecting Pennsylvanians and Their Dogs

(Jun 14, 2021)

Surrounded by numerous four-legged friends, Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski led a rally to encourage support for his legislation, House Bill 526. If adopted, the bill would increase the current dog license fee for the first time in 25 years from $6.50 to $10. Pashinski says the increase “ensures the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement can continue performing its vital function to protect the health and safety of Pennsylvanians and their dogs.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities

(Jun 02, 2021)

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities Read more

 

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities
Sep 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities
Sep 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities
Sep 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities
Aug 31, 2021

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity
Aug 24, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 03, 2021

Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act
Aug 03, 2021

Pashinski announces $2.79 million investment for Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority project
Jul 23, 2021

Rep. Pashinski: Cost of prescription drugs driving up health care costs
Jul 21, 2021

Pashinski announces over $3.2 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects
Jul 20, 2021

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy
Jul 12, 2021

Kinkead, Pashinski to discuss driving down drug costs
Jul 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities
Jul 07, 2021

Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House
Jun 30, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 29, 2021

Pashinski: Budget Surplus Should Help Fairly Fund Our Schools
Jun 23, 2021

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
Jun 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities
Jun 17, 2021

Protecting Pennsylvanians and Their Dogs
Jun 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities
Jun 02, 2021