Children and Youth Committee to Consider Adoption, Child Care Legislation

Feb. 15, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, chaired by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), will vote House Bill 235, which deals with incarcerated parents’ adoption proceedings; and House Bill 309, which addresses parents’ decision making when considering where to send their children for childcare.

Computer Grants Awarded to Local Schools, Says Boback

Jan. 31, 2019 /

TUNKHANNOCK – As part of the 2018-19 state budget, four schools in the 117th Legislative District are receiving $35,0000 grants to be used for expansion of computer science classes and accompanying teacher training.

Boback to Lead House Committee on Children’s Issues

Jan. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) has been appointed to serve as majority chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2019-20 session. It is the first chairmanship for Boback, who was sworn-in Tuesday to begin her seventh term in office.

Boback Applauds Continued Restoration of Wyoming County Waterway

Dec. 21, 2018 /

TUNKHANNOCK – A more than $471,000 grant that will address water damage and water quality in Wyoming County is drawing praise from state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Tunkhannock). The funding is the latest chapter in the Mehoopany Creek Roger Hollow Stream Restoration Project.

Boback to Host Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and Expo

Nov. 02, 2018 /

WHAT: State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) will host her 12th-annual Veterans Expo and Recognition Ceremony. The breakfast will include presentation of the Korean War Ambassador for Peace Medal to area veterans, while the expo will feature a variety of federal, state and local veterans service agencies that will answer individual questions.

Boback Announces November Outreach Hours

Oct. 26, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her outreach events for November. Representatives from several different organizations will offer assistance at her district offices throughout the month. Please note these events are weather permitting.

Boback to Sponsor “Opioid Update Event” on Oct. 18

Sep. 25, 2018 /

DALLAS – In her continuing effort to raise public awareness regarding the region’s drug crisis, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that she is sponsoring an “Opioid Update Event” in conjunction with Misericordia University on Thursday, Oct. 18. The event will be held at Insalaco Hall, 301 Lake St., Dallas, starting at 9:30 a.m., and feature Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine as the guest speaker.

Boback to Host Seminar on Emergency Responder Issues

Sep. 25, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) invites local volunteer fire and emergency medical service organizations to participate in an event she is hosting in October on issues that are specific to them.

New Webpage Dedicated to Unclaimed Military Decorations, Says Boback

Sep. 21, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Treasury recently announced the launch of a new state website dedicated to reuniting military decorations that have been reported as unclaimed property with their rightful owners, according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).

Boback Announces October Outreach Hours

Sep. 20, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her outreach events and satellite hours for October. Representatives from several different organizations will offer assistance at her district offices throughout the month. Please note these events are weather permitting.

Boback Announces September Outreach Hours

Aug. 27, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her outreach events and satellite hours for September. Representatives from several different organizations will offer assistance at her district offices throughout the month. Please note these events are weather permitting.

Boback’s District Office Hours to Change

Aug. 17, 2018 /

DALLAS– The hours of operation for Rep. Karen Boback’s (R- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) district offices in Dallas and Tunkhannock will change effective Monday, Aug. 20.

Boback Reminds Persian Gulf War Veterans to Apply for State Bonus by Aug. 31

Jul. 31, 2018 /

DALLAS - Rep. Karen Boback, (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is reminding eligible Persian Gulf War veterans that they have until the end of August to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice from the Pennsylvania Department of Military Affairs. Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31, 2018.

Boback Announces August Outreach Hours

Jul. 24, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her outreach events and satellite hours for August. Representatives from several different organizations will offer assistance at her district offices throughout the month. Please note these events are weather permitting.