COVID-19 Grants Awarded to Local Fire and EMS Companies, Says Boback, Baker

Oct. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s fire, rescue and EMS companies have been working hard throughout the pandemic to keep citizens of the Commonwealth safe. To assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency, first responder companies in the 117th Legislative District received $455,915 in state grants provided by the Office of State Fire Commissioner.

Judiciary Committee Advances Boback Duty to Report Disappearance of a Child Bill

Oct. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee has passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would require a report about a missing child be made within 24 hours after his or her whereabouts became unknown. The bill does offer protection for guardians who have a legitimate reason to believe the child is safe with someone else.

House Committee Advances Boback September 11th Remembrance Day Bill

Sep. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would recognize Sept. 11 of each year as September 11th Remembrance Day.

Boback Announces Grant for Harveys Lake Sewer System Improvement Project

Aug. 17, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Harveys Lake Borough today was awarded $297,326 in state grant funding to assist in the repair of its sewer system to benefit residents and the community, announced Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.

Protecting Children from Vehicle Heatstroke

Jul. 14, 2020 /

In the heat of the summer sun, a parked car can be a deadly place for unattended children and other vulnerable individuals. Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash-related fatalities among children. Each year, dozens of tragic, yet preventable, deaths occur when our nation’s youth are left alone in a hot car.

Boback Alerts Area Businesses to Available Grant Funds

Jun. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that CARES Act grants for eligible small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, will be available beginning tomorrow, June 30. These grants may be used to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order.

Boback Voices Opposition to Proposed 911 Funding Plan

Jun. 05, 2020 /

DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today voiced her opposition to a proposed change in Pennsylvania’s 911 funding formula, urging the Pennsylvania 911 Advisory Board to delay its vote until the plan is adequately revised to address significant funding discrepancies in rural communities.