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.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr. 14, 2020 /

Each April, we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is a time when child advocacy groups, government leaders and nonprofits join forces to raise awareness about the warning signs and offer assistance to those living under the specter of child abuse.

Keystone College to Receive Apprenticeship Grant, Boback Says

Mar. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that Keystone College will receive $173,841 in state grant funding to expand its early childhood education apprenticeship program. The funds were awarded as a part of the state’s PAsmart initiative, part of $6.5 million in funding awarded statewide.

PennDOT Seeks Summer Interns

Mar. 06, 2020 / Press Release

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 4, which covers Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, is now accepting applications for summer internships.

Boback Announces Grants to Improve School Safety

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $175,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts in the 117th Legislative District, including Dallas, Lackawanna Trail, Lake-Lehman, Northwest Area and Tunkhannock Area school districts.

Boback Announces March Satellite and Outreach Hours

Feb. 19, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her satellite hours and outreach events for March. These events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.

Boback, Metcalfe Discuss “Rain Tax” with EPA Administrator

Jan. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Representatives Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) and Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) recently met with an administrator from the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss, among other topics, the stormwater runoff fee that many Pennsylvanians have noticed on their sewer bills.