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Miller joins Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation to discuss University of Pittsburgh Funding

(Jun 28, 2022)

On Tuesday Rep. Dan Miller joined other Democrats from the state House and Senate Allegheny County Delegation to discuss annual funding for the University of Pittsburgh, which was placed in jeopardy after House Republicans amended legislation on Monday. Read more

Covington: More than $1.7 million in state tax credits awarded to local projects

(Jun 14, 2022)

Credits are designed to encourage development, affordable housing Read more

Frankel vows to continue fight against gun violence despite Republican obstructionism

(Jun 13, 2022)

Rather than vote, Republican use procedure to delay action on gun bills Read more

More than $5 million in state tax credits awarded to Allegheny County projects

(Jun 10, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, June 10 – The Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation announced today that more than $5 million in state tax credits will support 22 projects that address significant and persistent housing needs throughout Allegheny County. “This is a critical time for many vulnerable Allegheny County individuals and families, who all deserve to have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said delegation chair state Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny. “The projects that secured funding address some of the most pressing housing needs in our communities, including assisting folks with various resources, opportunities and support to find secure housing and prevent homelessness.” The following are some of the 22 Allegheny County applicants awarded Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funding during this week's Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency board meeting: Allegheny County Economic Development, Allegheny County Accessibility Program, $200,000 (Realty Transfer Tax): Allows Allegheny County and ACTION-Housing Inc. to provide accessible modifications to households in Allegheny County, excluding Pittsburgh, for individuals with low to moderate incomes and at least one permanent physical disability. North Hills Affordable Housing Inc., North Hills Affordable Housing Inc: A Home For Every Family, $200,000 (Realty Transfer Tax): Funds will be used to maintain Read more

Frankel joins Democratic leaders in push to move gun safety bills

(May 25, 2022)

Democratic lawmakers file petitions to force votes on gun bills despite entrenched Republican obstructionism Read more

Covington urges people to apply for home-heating assistance program

(May 05, 2022)

State LIHEAP program extended through mid-May Read more

Frankel: No equality without reproductive freedom

(May 03, 2022)

Vows to continue to fight for abortion access in PA Read more

Abney takes oath for state representative

(Apr 27, 2022)

State Rep. Aerion Abney, D-Allegheny, took office at the state Capitol today to begin his first term representing the 19th Legislative District. Read more

Covington takes oath for state representative

(Apr 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – State Rep. Martell Covington, D-Allegheny, was sworn in today at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, beginning his first term representing Pennsylvania’s 24th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Earlier this month, Covington won the seat during a special election to replace former Rep. Edward Gainey. Born and raised in Homewood, Pittsburgh, Covington has made it his mission to be involved in his community. He has served as a leadership member for the Oakland Business Improvement District’s Strategic Plan, a technical advisor for the Oakland plan and was a legislative aide to state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa. In addition, he has held several positions in the Community Empowerment Association. Covington said he will focus on several key issues, including juvenile justice reform, educational equity and public safety. “Supporting the community with affordable housing, and supporting our seniors and veterans, along with providing access to valuable resources and addressing gun violence, is top of mind,” Covington said. He is a graduate of Howard University and is the founder of Black Viking Alumni Society of Central Catholic High School, his alma mater. Covington’s district office is located at 100 Sheridan Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 and can be reached at 412-665-5502 or via his webpage at www.RepCovington.com . People can connect with him on Twitter here and Read more

Allegheny County Delegation welcomes two new state representatives

(Apr 26, 2022)

The Allegheny County Democratic Delegation today welcomed two new state representatives with the swearing in of State Reps. Aerion Andrew Abney and Martell Covington in Harrisburg. Read more