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Your health is paramount

(Jan 24, 2019)

In December, a fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant damaged two gas dispatcher stations and resulted in several exceedances of the federal standards for hourly sulfur dioxide emissions. Read more

 

Davis: Duquesne City, Steel Valley and South Allegheny school districts to each get $35,000 to expand computer science programs

(Jan 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 18 – Computer science classes and teacher training in the Duquesne City, Steel Valley and South Allegheny school districts will be enhanced by $105,000 in state grants, announced state Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny. Davis said each of the districts will receive $35,000 under the PAsmart initiative, which has made Pennsylvania No. 2 in the nation for investing in K-12 STEM and computer science education. “Computers are becoming a constant in everyday life, which is why it’s important to note the substantial grants awarded to all three districts,” Davis said. “By enhancing computer science programs in schools, we’re laying the groundwork to future success. The skills acquired from these programs will last for years to come in an environment that relies heavily on technology.” Davis said the three districts are among this round of targeted grant recipients, which include 221 school districts, two career and technical centers, 18 charter and cyber charter schools, and eight intermediate units – each of which is receiving the maximum $35,000. Read more

 

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools

(Jan 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – Sixteen education entities in Allegheny County today were awarded a total $560,000 in targeted grants provided through Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. The grants will fund training and equipment needed to prepare teachers and students for the expansion of computer science programs. Miller said each recipient will receive $35,000 through PAsmart, which has made Pennsylvania No. 2 in the nation for investing in K-12 STEM and computer science education. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding,” Miller said. “In the coming years, most jobs will require workers to use computers and advanced technology in an ever-changing workforce and economy. By providing this funding, we’re helping to ensure students and teachers will be adequately prepared to succeed in their line of work, and do so with confidence.” School districts and charter/intermediate unit schools awarded funding through PAsmart include: Baldwin-Whitehall School District (Reps. Harry Readshaw, Bill Kortz and Dan Miller) Carlynton School District (Reps. Anita Kulik and Dan Deasy) Chartiers Valley School District (Kulik and Miller) City Charter High School (Reps. Dan Frankel, Jake Wheatley, Adam Ravenstahl, Readshaw, Miller, Sara Innamorato, Deasy, Summer Lee and Ed Gainey) Deer Lakes School District (Rep. Frank Dermody) Duquesne Read more

 

Legislation protecting YOU from unexpected water shutoffs; Free tax prep available to seniors

(Jan 16, 2019)

In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation to protect consumers, most notably those who live in multi-unit housing complexes, from unexpected water shutoffs. Read more

 

Davis: Free tax prep help available for seniors

(Jan 15, 2019)

State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, said his constituent service office in McKeesport will soon offer free income tax preparation assistance to seniors. Read more

 

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry

(Jan 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – An $115,641 business education partnership grant will provide Allegheny County students with hands-on exposure to careers in the building and construction industry, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. “This grant money will have a positive impact on students from all House districts encompassed within the delegation,” Miller said. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding, as we all understand the importance of providing students with a means-to-an-end when it comes to choosing their prospective career paths. “Students looking to get involved in the building and construction industry will find the programs created by this funding to be not only rewarding, but also extremely informational and influential as they look to solidify their futures in the workforce.” Miller said the Three Rivers Workforce Development Board will join forces with PARTNER4WORK, a Pittsburgh-based workforce development organization, to carry out the three-pronged project. The first phase will include bringing together 14 building and construction unions, local colleges, businesses, students and others at the March 29 Building On … Careers in the Building and Construction Industry conference in Pittsburgh. The second phase involves the creation of the Summer in Trades internship program, which will provide students with hands-on experience and insight into the Read more

 

A great honor

(Jan 09, 2019)

I’m happy to announce that state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila, recently bestowed upon me the honor of serving as one of the deputy whips for House Democrats during the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session

(Jan 09, 2019)

State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today named Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, and Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene, as deputy whips for the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Starting my second term as state representative - and more!

(Jan 03, 2019)

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, I brought in the New Year at the state Capitol, as I was sworn in for my second term as state representative. Read more

 

Davis sworn into second term as state representative

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, was sworn in for a second term to represent the people of the 35 th Legislative District for the 2019-20 legislative session. “It’s an honor to again represent the 35 th District's best interests at the state Capitol,” Davis said. “I look forward to continuing my role in helping our government work smarter and harder for the people in my district and all Pennsylvanians.” Although 2019-20 committee assignments have not been made, Davis previously served on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, the Commerce Committee, the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, and the Game and Fisheries Committee. He is also a member of the Allegheny County Delegation and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. “I remain committed to represent the community I love so dearly, Davis said. “And I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to be a voice for those families who need one the most, while advocating for the priorities laid out in the Democratic Plan For PA.” The 35 th Legislative District consists of McKeesport, Munhall, White Oak, Clairton, Duquesne, Versailles and South Versailles, Whitaker, Lincoln and parts of West Mifflin. Davis invites Allegheny County residents to visit his webpage, www.pahouse.com/ADavis , for more information about constituent services. Residents can also visit his district offices, located in McKeesport Read more

 

$889,990 in tax credits to benefit Mon Valley residents

(Dec 18, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 18 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced today that $889,990 in state tax credits were approved under the Neighborhood Assistance Program for two entities whose work benefits 35 th Legislative District residents. The tax credits will support both the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s efforts to serve food-insecure residents and Economic Development South’s revitalization efforts in Clairton. “These tax credits will prove vital for revitalizing our communities,” Davis said. “I applaud the work that both of these organizations are doing to serve residents and this funding will allow them to continue performing their important missions.” Economic Development South, a community development corporation in the South Pittsburgh/South Hills region of Allegheny County, is receiving $380,000 in tax credits. It is supporting community revitalization investments in Clairton through project planning and implementation, clean-up and beautification, and new jobs. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is receiving $509,990 in tax credits. The food bank serves an 11-county area, including Allegheny. The food bank intends to increase the total meals served by 500,000 and increase contributed revenue by $1.3 million. Currently, the food bank is able to serve five meals for every $1 donated. The tax credits are part of nearly $18 million approved tax credits to support 136 revitalization projects Read more

 

Davis urges residents to attend home heating workshop

(Nov 16, 2018)

Davis, his staff and representatives from Duquesne Light will present information and answer questions regarding the state’s winter heating assistance program and Duquesne’s customer assistance program. Read more

 

Davis: $170,000 state grant major boost to Allegheny Passage trail project

(Nov 14, 2018)

The portions of the trail scheduled for work include those in Elizabeth Township and Lincoln Borough. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 05, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

$150,000 awarded to local schools for safety

(Nov 01, 2018)

Six local school districts will collectively receive $150,000 in state grants to improve safety at their schools. Read more

 

Holiday bus trip and tour of Pennsylvania Capitol offered

(Oct 31, 2018)

The trip aboard a luxury coach will include lunch and a tour of both the Governor’s Residence and the state Capitol building, both of which will be decorated for the holiday season. Read more

 

Clairton City School District awarded state grant; New law expands prescription drug assistance to seniors; Pittsburgh honors civil and human rights activist Alma Speed Fox

(Oct 25, 2018)

The Clairton City School District will receive a $5,000 state grant geared toward helping students learn about workforce development! Read more

 

Davis: Clairton City School District awarded career readiness grant

(Oct 18, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – The Clairton City School District will receive a $5,000 grant to help students learn about workforce development, state Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced today. The Clairton City School District was among 41 school districts across the state to be awarded the Career Readiness Mini-Grants from the Department of Labor and Industry and Team Pennsylvania. The funding for Clairton will be geared toward providing meaningful job shadowing experiences for students, Davis said. “It’s imperative for students to meet people from different careers,” Davis said. “We want our students to not only explore, but to be educated about jobs that are in high demand, so that when they graduate high school they have some sense of the direction they want to take their lives.” In addition to job shadowing, the mini-grants were awarded for a myriad of things, including field trips to facilitating professional development for educators, hosting career fairs, and educating parents and guardians about industries in the region. All of the districts will share in the total amount granted of $180,000. The maximum amount awarded to an individual district was $5,000. Team Pennsylvania is a non-partisan, charitable, non-profit created to bring government and private sector leaders together for the betterment of the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units works to ensure the strength of individual Read more

 

Davis: House passes bill to benefit thousands of seniors

(Oct 11, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, today joined fellow legislators in passing legislation that would expand the PACENET prescription-drug coverage income limits, allowing for an estimated additional 17,000 seniors to be eligible for the program. “Unfortunately, seniors citizens across the commonwealth are struggling to get by,” Davis said. “This bill looks to ease the burden on their wallets, meaning they’d no longer have to decide between food, heat, rent or the medicine they desperately need.” Under H.B. 270, the income limit for PACENET prescription-drug coverage for a single person would increase from $23,500 to $27,500; for married couples it would go from $31,500 to $35,500. House Bill 270 now moves to the Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Successful public hearing; Nearly $3 million in state funding awarded to McKeesport!; $60,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to school districts!

(Oct 11, 2018)

On Oct. 3, I hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on school and business partnerships in McKeesport. Read more

 

Your health is paramount
Jan 24, 2019

Davis: Duquesne City, Steel Valley and South Allegheny school districts to each get $35,000 to expand computer science programs
Jan 18, 2019

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools
Jan 17, 2019

Legislation protecting YOU from unexpected water shutoffs; Free tax prep available to seniors
Jan 16, 2019

Davis: Free tax prep help available for seniors
Jan 15, 2019

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry
Jan 10, 2019

A great honor
Jan 09, 2019

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session
Jan 09, 2019

Starting my second term as state representative - and more!
Jan 03, 2019

Davis sworn into second term as state representative
Jan 01, 2019

$889,990 in tax credits to benefit Mon Valley residents
Dec 18, 2018

Davis urges residents to attend home heating workshop
Nov 16, 2018

Davis: $170,000 state grant major boost to Allegheny Passage trail project
Nov 14, 2018

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open
Nov 05, 2018

$150,000 awarded to local schools for safety
Nov 01, 2018

Holiday bus trip and tour of Pennsylvania Capitol offered
Oct 31, 2018

Clairton City School District awarded state grant; New law expands prescription drug assistance to seniors; Pittsburgh honors civil and human rights activist Alma Speed Fox
Oct 25, 2018

Davis: Clairton City School District awarded career readiness grant
Oct 18, 2018

Davis: House passes bill to benefit thousands of seniors
Oct 11, 2018

Successful public hearing; Nearly $3 million in state funding awarded to McKeesport!; $60,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to school districts!
Oct 11, 2018