HARRISBURG – In a continued effort to support economic development and projects to improve the quality of life for citizens throughout Luzerne County, Reps. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) along with Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) announced today the funding of 2019 and 2020 Local Share Account (LSA) projects totaling nearly $23 million.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) welcomes veterans assistance appointments back into her district offices in Dallas and Tunkhannock from the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
Tunkhannock – In an effort to honor Vietnam-era veterans, the Offices of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) will co-host a ceremony to commemorate area Vietnam Veterans.
HARRISBURG – In a continued effort to increase pedestrian safety for local residents and Misericordia University students, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Monroe/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Rep. Karen Boback (R- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced today, that the Borough of Dallas in Luzerne County, is being awarded a $133,880 state grant to assist with the completion of the Center Hill Road sidewalk project.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announces two upcoming virtual job fairs to help active military members, veterans and their families.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) have announced three recipients of Growing Greener Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Wyoming County.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) has announced additional funding made available to local school districts from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CCRSA).
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Three school entities in the 117th Legislative District have been awarded education grants for the upcoming academic year, according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that the application process for the second and final round of federal CARES Act grants for small businesses in Pennsylvania will begin Monday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that school entities in the 117th Legislative District are set to receive $948,575 in federal funds for School Health and Safety Grants to address needs related to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Applications are due by Tuesday, June 30; money must be expended by Oct. 30.
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.
DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that more than $50 million in federal relief funds will be directed to Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties.
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, chaired by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), will hold a voting meeting to consider three bills and nine resolutions.
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.
HARRISBURG — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2019 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2020, the Department of Revenue announced today.
LUZERNE COUNTY- As the Commonwealth enters into a two-week recommended shutdown, Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) are providing helpful local resource information for area residents.