2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Christina Sappey, 158th State House District

Christina Sappey Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. 1. Although there are many...

State legislators call for revoking Energy Transfer’s pipeline permits, after leaks, spills

State legislators representing five House districts and three Senatorial districts in Chester County have signed a letter to secretary Patrick McDonnell of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, secretary Dr. Rachel Levine of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Chairwoman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission calling for an immediate halt...

Sappey, Comitta announce grant for WC Senior Center

State Reps. Christina Sappey and Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, announced Friday that a $35,000 senior center grant has been approved for West Chester Area Senior Center. The grant comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2019-20 Senior Community Center Grants, totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery. “These grants will be used to make improvements and renovations...

Letter: Pa. needs more tax breaks for strained communities

To The Editor, On Tuesday night, I joined millions of Americans and watched the latest Democratic debate. Despite the mudslinging, I heard something I liked. When asked about how to help minority communities, Vice President Joe Biden said he favors a First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit. That was a relief. In Chester County, with its coveted schools, clean air, and preserved green spaces, housing is...

Sappey bestowed Foot Soldier of Justice Award by NAACP for championing trauma-informed education in PA

State Rep. Christina Sappey State Rep. Christina Sappey (D-158) received the prestigious Foot Soldier for Justice Award from the NAACP Media Area Branch on Saturday. Sappey was chosen for her demonstrated commitment to children’s education throughout Pennsylvania. In July, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation to implement trauma-informed education in schools throughout the commonwealth, largely thanks...