HARRISBURG, PA — Thursday evening, state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, voted in favor of the state budget, applauding its historic investments in schools. This budget increases education funding by almost $750 million ($525 million in Basic Education Funding and $225 million in Level Up funding). This budget also invests $100 million in Special Education, $100 million in school safety and security, $100 million in mental health resources in schools, $60 million investment in Pre-K and $19 million in Head Start programs.
State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, (D-157th Dist.) honored service members on Veterans Day Nov. 15 by hosting a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Following the breakfast, Shusterman toured the 157th Legislative District, stopping at five area nursing homes including: Daylesford Crossing, Echo Lake, Brandywine Senior Living, Parkhouse and Phoenix Center, where Shusterman thanked resident veterans for their service to the nation. Knowing that not all local veterans were able to attend the breakfast due to mobility reasons or prior obligations, Shusterman said she wanted to ensure everyone who served received a proper “thank you.” In this photo, Shusterman visits with veterans as several area nursing homes.
State Representative Melissa Shusterman discusses the gender pay gap and the legislation that aims to solve it
PENNSYLVANIA, USA — State Representative Melissa Shusterman joined FOX43 on March 24 to discuss House Bill 821, which is aimed at closing the gender pay gap. She called this legislation "critical" and said that the bill would "require and prohibit employers from paying employees of any sex, race or ethnicity less for any job that requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility." The legislation will also drastically raise the fine for employers who violate these statutes.