HARRISBURG – Reps. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) and Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) today announced the awarding of more than $1.5 million in state funding to assist with improvement projects and purchases in Monroe County. The grants were made available through the Monroe County Local Share Account (LSA), which is supported by gaming revenues.
HARRISBURG – Pocono Township today was awarded a $127,330 state grant to assist with the completion of a park improvement project, announced Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe).
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would assist Pennsylvania residents struggling with drug addictions was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would assist Pennsylvania residents with drug addictions to receive treatment was unanimously approved by the House Human Services Committee today. House Bill 220 will next be considered by the full House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today joined his House colleagues in watching Gov. Tom Wolf outline his budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year during a videotaped virtual address.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today took the oath of office to begin his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to safely and efficiently assist residents of the 176th Legislative District, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) has limited visits to his district office in Effort to those by appointment only. Residents should call 570-620-4341 first to set up a time to meet with a staff member. The Effort office is located at 2785 Route 115, Suite 103.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-21 fiscal year. Due to the uncertainty of state revenues resulting from the pandemic, the General Assembly enacted a spending plan in May that covered the first five months of the fiscal year that also fully funded education.
MONROE COUNTY – Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe) announced that the Monroe Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) received a $14,800 state grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help provide area students more career-enhancing opportunities in high-demand occupations.
HARRISBURG – The Pleasant Valley School District today was awarded Safe Schools Targeted Grant funding to improve safety and security measures, according to Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe).
HARRISBURG – Wildlands Conservancy Inc. has been awarded state funding to conduct a feasibility study for a new recreational trail in Carbon and Monroe counties, according to Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe).
HARRISBURG – Eight fire and EMS companies in the 176th Legislative District were awarded a one-time state grant to assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe).
POCONO PINES – In an effort to help the public with the disposal of unwanted paperwork and household items, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) is hosting a Shredding/Fall Clean-Up Day at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event is for Monroe County residents only.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Rader) today voted to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, legislation that would ensure decisions about school sports and activities, including policies regarding spectators, are made at the local level. However, the override attempt did not garner the required two-thirds majority for passage.
HARRISBURG – The Pocono Jackson Joint Water Authority was awarded $421,557 in state grant funding for water system improvements to benefit residents and the community, announced Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe). The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the additional challenges facing the Pennsylvania fire and emergency medical services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state House of Representatives approved $50 million in additional grant funding for the organizations, according to Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe).
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 1108 on Thursday, which sets the guidelines for the distribution of $2.6 billion in federal funds for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
MONROE COUNTY – Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jack Rader (R- Monroe) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton) sent a letter to the Wolf Administration urging the governor to move Monroe and Pike counties into the yellow phase of the governor’s reopening plan.
EFFORT – Due to the ongoing health crisis, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today announced that two upcoming district events scheduled to take place in the coming weeks have been canceled.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in supporting legislation that would allow certain businesses to safely reopen. Senate Bill 613 would require the governor to develop and implement a plan to mitigate COVID-19 for businesses using guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).