House Passes Emrick Bill Seeking to Relieve Homeowners of Property Tax Penalty

Apr. 21, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking to eliminate an unfair and unnecessary tax burden, Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) announced that the House passed his legislation, House Bill 430, that would waive the 10% penalty upon receipt of an affidavit during the first year of ownership if the new owners did not receive their property tax bill. The property owners would pay the full amount of the property taxes due and present a copy of their deed to prove their date of purchase.

Emrick Announces More than $400K in Municipal Grants

May. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Upper Nazareth) today announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $400,577 in grant funding to municipalities in the 137th Legislative District. These grants were fully funded by gaming revenues from the Northampton County Local Share Account (LSA). No tax dollars are used to fund this program.

Emrick Announces $205K in Grants for Upper Mount Bethel Township Fire Departments

May. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Upper Mount Bethel) today announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $205,000 in grant funding to fire departments in Upper Mount Bethel Township. These grants were fully funded by gaming revenues from the Northampton County Local Share Account (LSA). No tax dollars are used to fund this program.

Emrick Announces $130K in School Safety Grants

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $130,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts in the 137th Legislative District.

Emrick to Help Stock Minsi Lake for Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day

Feb. 26, 2020 /

UPPER MOUNT BETHEL – Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) announced today that he will join Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Executive Director Tim Schaeffer, local government officials and other community partners in a trout stocking event at Minsi Lake on Monday, March 23.

Emrick to Help Stock Minsi Lake for Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day

Feb. 24, 2020 /

UPPER MOUNT BETHEL – Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) announced today that he will join Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Executive Director Tim Schaeffer, local government officials and other community partners in a trout stocking event at Minsi Lake on Monday, March 23.

Emrick Applauds Support for Local Senior Center

May. 03, 2019 /

BANGOR – Here’s proof of truth in advertising – the commercial that states “the Pennsylvania Lottery benefits older Pennsylvanians” is true. The Slate Belt Senior Center is receiving a more than $112,000 grant, according to state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton).

Modernization of Local Elementary School to Continue Thanks to State Grant, Says Emrick

Mar. 26, 2019 /

UPPER MOUNT BETHEL – The effort to renovate Five Points Elementary School in the Bangor Area School District is moving forward as the result of a more than $1 million grant, according to state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth). The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFAs) Alternative and Clean Energy Program is the source of the funding.