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Capitol Office 
41-B East Wing, Main Captitol 
P.O. Box 202117
Harrisburg PA 17120-2117
Phone: (717) 787-1117
Fax: (717) 705-1889
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Offices
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-6000
Fax: (570) 255-0133
(800) 278-3930
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

133 West Tioga St., Suite 4
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4777
Fax: (570) 836-4772
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

email: kboback@pahousegop.com

Know What a Spotted Lanternfly Looks Like?
3/15/2019

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This email includes:
  • Know What a Spotted Lanternfly Looks Like?
  • Will You Be Purchasing a REAL ID?
  • Matching Good-Paying Jobs with the Right Training
  • Concealed Carry Events Planned
  • Thank You for All You Do!
  • Reaching Out to You
  • House Committee Hearing Focuses on Health Care Employment Issues
  • The Trouble with Ticks
  • Congratulations….
 
 
Know What a Spotted Lanternfly Looks Like?


The spotted lanternfly poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s economy, as it feeds on - and can destroy - more than 70 varieties of plants, including hardwood trees, grapes, apples, peaches and hops. While the insect has not yet been seen in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties, local officials are bracing for impact, should that status change.

On Thursday, March 21, I will be hosting a spotted lanternfly seminar at 6 p.m., at the Triton Hose Company, 116 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

This event is contingent on sufficient pre-registration. Please reserve your seat by contacting my Tunkhannock district office at (570) 836-4777.
 
 
Will You Be Purchasing a REAL ID?


On Monday, April 1, I will be hosting a pre-verification event for anyone planning to purchase the optional REAL ID.

Please click here for more information
 
 
Matching Good-Paying Jobs with the Right Training


House Republicans are focusing on good jobs and careers for all Pennsylvanians, working to improve our workforce development and career and technical education opportunities, and advancing policies to help transition people from minimum wage jobs to family-sustaining careers.

This week, a package of bills that will help us achieve these goals earned committee approval and will now advance to the full House for a vote.

This package includes bills that would boost awareness of workforce needs and increase the flexibility for secondary CTE programs. Bills would also create a comprehensive online CTE resource center and coordinate a state-level career exploration and workforce development opportunities.

Improving the way CTE works in Pennsylvania also would include putting at least one K-12 career and technical center administrator on each Workforce Development Board and creating a database with information on where courses, programs, certificates, and diplomas transfer among public schools and institutions of higher education.

Please click here to learn more about #GoodJobs4PA
 
 
Concealed Carry Events Planned


Due to popular demand, I am hosting two Concealed Carry Seminars next month. I hope you will consider attending one of the following:
  • Thursday, April 11/6-8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Wyoming County EMA Building 3880 State Route 6 East, Tunkhannock. Scheduled speakers are Wyoming County District Attorney Jeffrey Mitchell and Sheriff Edward H. Sherman.

  • Thursday, April 25/5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Back Mountain Regional E.M.A. Building
3593 State Route 118, Lehman Township. Scheduled speakers are Luzerne County First Assistant District Attorney Sam Sanguadolce and Sheriff Brian Szumski.

This event offers a unique opportunity for both potential and experienced firearm owners to better understand Pennsylvania’s firearms laws.

Both events are dependent on sufficient turnout and seating is limited. To reserve your space, please call my district office at (570) 675-6000 or (570) 836-4777.
 
 
Thank You for All You Do!


As past president of the Back Mountain Memorial Library Board of Directors, I value the work that public libraries do for our communities. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with librarians from the Wyoming and Lackawanna Counties Library System.

Pictured with me (from left) are Abington Community Library Director Sandy Longo, Tunkhannock Library Director Kristin Smith-Gary, Lackawanna County Library System Administrator Mary Garm and Dalton Library Director Shu Qiu.
 
 
Starting the Day

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On Wednesday, I had the honor of offering the opening prayer for session in the House.
   
 
Reaching Out to You


I’ve scheduled the following outreach events for this coming week:
  • This Tuesday, March 19 – a member of my staff will be available to answer your state government questions from 9-11 a.m. at the Benton Township Community Center, 16043 Route 407, Fleetville.

  • This Tuesday, March 19 - a claims consultant from the Wilkes-Barre VFW will be at the Dallas district office, 105 Lt. Michael Cleary Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to address questions and concerns of local veterans and their families.

  • This Wednesday, March 20 - a representative from the Center for Independent Living will be available at the Tunkhannock district office. Please call (570) 836-4777 to make an appointment.
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House Committee Hearing Focuses on Health Care Employment Issues


This week, the House Health Committee heard testimony about difficulty in attracting doctors and other health care employees to Pennsylvania.

Experts from across the state who testified said burdensome government regulations have contributed to “burnout” and pushed younger doctors and nurses to move out of Pennsylvania. They also discussed issues with finding qualified candidates to fill important roles, including nurses and technicians.

As the session continues, the House will look at ways we can remove these barriers and help improve training for these important positions.
 
 
The Trouble with Ticks

 
                                   
An environmental surveillance of ticks is being conducted to assess the risk of tickborne illnesses across Pennsylvania.

Please click here for more information.
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Congratulations….


to the Wild Turkey Federation’s Red Rock Chapter for another successful event. Pictured with me is Chapter President Dale Butler.
 

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Office Locations
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive, Dallas, PA 18612 | (570) 675-6000, (800) 278-3930
133 West Tioga Street, Suite 4, Tunkhannock, PA 18657| Phone: (570) 836-4777
41-B East Wing, Main Capitol, PO Box 202117, Harrisburg PA 17120-2117 | Phone: (717) 787-1117
Email: kboback@pahousegop.com
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