House Insurance Committee unanimously approves Markosek legislation for coverage of speech therapy for childhood stuttering

(Jun 11, 2024)

“As someone who stutters, I still use the tools that I learned through speech therapy when I was a child, but many families aren’t aware that speech therapy is an option,” Markosek said. “This legislation would put speech therapy in reach for those children, which would help give them the confidence they need to use their voice inside the classroom and in their everyday lives.” Read more

 

Spring 2024 Newsletter

(May 17, 2024)

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Markosek applauds $45,800 grant for Plum Senior Community Center

(May 14, 2024)

"The Plum Senior Community Center offers exercise, recreational, and cultural programs, as well as daily activities for older adults in our community. Most importantly, it fosters connections and lasting friendships," said state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny. "With this grant, the community center can enhance programs, services, and the facility to better meet the needs of our older community members who benefit from them." Read more

 

Markosek applauds keeping the Monroeville Convention Center open

(Mar 05, 2024)

"I am extremely pleased that the Monroeville Convention Center will remain open at its current location," Markosek said. "Over the last few weeks, local, county, and state officials and I have fought tirelessly to come to a solution that would save the MCC." Read more

 

Markosek: Monroeville Police Department secures $145,000 state grant

(Feb 20, 2024)

"The safety of our community and our law enforcement officers remains a top priority, and this funding underscores the state's commitment to providing the necessary resources and tools for the Monroeville Police Department to continue protecting the community," Markosek said. Read more

 

Markosek announces $183,000 in state grants for local fire and EMS companies

(Feb 15, 2024)

"We owe so much to our first responders who work tirelessly to save lives and keep us safe. We must support them in every way possible," Markosek said. Read more

 

McAndrew and Markosek on Shapiro plan to increase public transit funding

(Jan 29, 2024)

PENN HILLS, Jan. 29 – State Reps. Joe McAndrew and Brandon Markosek, both D-Allegheny and serving on the House Transportation Committee, released a statement today following the announcement of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s plan to increase the state share of public transit funding by 1.75% – a $282.8 million investment , and nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over five years -- in transit systems that Pennsylvanians rely on. “Public transit is a necessity for many hardworking Pennsylvanians, who rely on it to get to work or school, or to move around their cities and towns. Accessible, reliable and pollution-free public transit options are essential for our communities, and the proposed plan is a step in the right direction. “As members of the House Transportation Committee, we welcome a plan that increases funding for public transportation, which will benefit not only residents but also businesses and the state's economy. “We look forward to reviewing the details of Governor Shapiro's public transportation funding plan when he announces his 2024-25 budget proposal soon and will continue to work together to support safe and accessible public transportation, especially for working families, in large and small communities across the state.” ### House Democrats are committed to promoting better jobs, better schools and better communities. Putting people ahead of politics, House Democrats are leading the charge to lower Read more

 

Markosek applauds $275,000 in state grants for local projects

(Jan 16, 2024)

“The new funding will support projects to help us fight blight, manage stormwater runoff and complete important park renovations to enhance safety,” Markosek said. “I am grateful to CFA and to our community partners who worked with us to bring this funding home.”  Read more

 

Markosek applauds $3.4 million awarded for local water and sewer projects

(Dec 19, 2023)

“The grants awarded today will help to keep critical infrastructure up to date, so that folks who live in these areas continue to have safe drinking water and reliable, working sewer systems,” said Markosek, D-Allegheny. “I am pleased that the state recognized how important these projects are and how they will help to improve the health and well-being of these communities.” Read more

 

Fall 2023 Newsletter

(Oct 17, 2023)

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Markosek: More than $675,000 in traffic safety grants awarded to Monroeville, Pitcairn and Plum

(Aug 14, 2023)

“Over the years, traffic flow in these areas has changed significantly and the existing traffic signal equipment needs to change along with it,” Markosek said. “Newer technology will help drivers better navigate these intersections, making the roads safer for everyone who travels on them.” Read more

 

Spring 2023 Newsletter

(May 22, 2023)

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Markosek bill to help veterans unanimously passes House

(May 03, 2023)

“We should do everything we can to care for our brave veterans, who have risked their lives for our country, especially as they age,” Markosek said. Read more

 

Markosek: $2.3 million in state grants awarded to local projects

(Mar 16, 2023)

“These investments are critical for projects that tackle some of the most pressing infrastructure challenges in our communities – from making roads safer for drivers and pedestrians to repairing aging sewer lines and addressing flooding issues that have plagued certain areas,” Markosek said. Read more

 

Markosek secures $521,000 grant for outdoor recreation space in Monroeville

(Jan 12, 2023)

MONROEVILLE, Jan. 12 – A major $521,000 state grant will help Monroeville acquire land for future recreational space, state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today. The Allegheny Land Trust received the funding to put towards a payment for 96 acres of land within the municipality of Monroeville that can be used for open space and passive recreation. “As our communities grow, it’s important to preserve outdoor spaces that can grow along with them,” Markosek said. “I’m pleased to see an investment from the state for an area where folks in Monroeville can go to enjoy the great outdoors.” The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources administered the grant through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program . The special fall grant round focused on underserved communities and on supporting the outdoor recreation sector, closing trail gaps, and planting trees along streams and communities. Read more

 

Markosek announces $200,000 in criminal justice grants for the Plum Borough Police Department

(Dec 15, 2022)

State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, today announced state funding that will help local law enforcement enforce Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act. Read more

 

Markosek: East Pittsburgh Borough awarded additional $500,000 grant

(Nov 21, 2022)

McKEESPORT, Nov. 21 – East Pittsburgh Borough will receive an additional $500,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants for the construction of a new municipal facility, state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today. The funding will be used to demolish the old gymnasium facility and construct the municipal facility, which will be more centrally located to a majority of residents in the borough. The project will also allow all borough services to be located in the same building and move the public works department closer to the salt and construction storage area. “This new municipal facility will not only be more accessible to many folks who live in East Pittsburgh, but it will also help to simplify borough communications and streamline its operations,” Markosek said. “Last month, the project secured a $500,000 grant, which brings the total amount of funding to $1 million. I’d like to thank everyone involved in supporting East Pittsburgh Borough’s vision for a space that will help it better serve those who live in the community.” The funds were awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program , a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities. Read more

 

Markosek: Six projects awarded $450,000 in state investments

(Nov 15, 2022)

MONROEVILLE, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority selected several local projects to receive $450,000 in state funding. The following funding amounts were awarded: $200,000 for Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments to address the demolition of several structures in Pitcairn and Wall, playground renovations in Turtle Creek, and street reconstruction in Wilmerding. $150,000 to revitalize the Crestas Terrace Community Center in North Versailles Township. The project includes demolition, roofing, flooring, HVAC and electrical work, plumbing and exterior improvements. $100,000 to the Monroeville Baseball and Softball Association for improvements to the infrastructure at Monroeville Community Park West baseball and softball complex. The upgrades include replacing field turf, lighting and safety netting, and the installation of scoreboards and batting cages. “These projects will provide many benefits to their respective communities, from tearing down buildings in disrepair to rehabilitating outdated parks and places to play,” Markosek said. “I’m very pleased to see the investment to help restore the Crestas Terrace Community Center so it can return to being a local resource and gathering spot for the neighborhood and future generations.” The Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund Read more

 

Markosek: $250,000 state grant a home run for Monroeville Baseball & Softball Association

(Oct 27, 2022)

MONROEVILLE, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today a $250,000 grant for the Monroeville Baseball & Softball Association. Markosek said the funding will help the MBSA improve the infrastructure, facilities and resources at Monroeville Community Park West Baseball and Softball Complex. The planned improvements include replacing the field’s turf, safety netting and fencing, equipment and startup costs to install scoreboards and batting cages. “MBSA has been growing the love for the sports of baseball and softball while also teaching the value of good sportsmanship to young athletes,” Markosek said. “Securing this funding will give young men and women quality tools to improve their skills and talents at great facilities. I’m pleased to have helped bring this money back to our area to support our young people, regardless of socioeconomic status.” The grant funding was awarded by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Markosek: $3.5 million in state investments support local projects

(Oct 26, 2022)

MONROEVILLE, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced Redevelopment Assistance Capital grants totaling $3.54 million were awarded to three local projects. “I’m proud to have helped secure funding for projects that are committed to improving the quality of life and economic opportunities in the communities they serve,” Markosek said. “These investments will have a positive and long-lasting impact, and I want to thank everyone involved in helping make them happen.” The following projects received funding: $2.046 million for renovations and improvements to Jewish Community Center’s Monroeville Family Park facility. The project includes renovations to its aquatics center, shaded play areas, construction of a new indoor building with classroom space and a kitchen and dining area to facilitate meal preparation and dining needs during the summer. $1 million for the Allegheny Petroleum Expansion in Wilmerding Borough. The overall proposed project involves the purchase of the company's existing leased building and renovations to improve the building's structure and manufacturing capabilities. $500,000 to East Pittsburgh Borough to demolish the old gymnasium facility and construct the East Pittsburgh Municipal Facility, which would be more centrally located to most residents. RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget Read more

 

House Insurance Committee unanimously approves Markosek legislation for coverage of speech therapy for childhood stuttering
Jun 11, 2024

Spring 2024 Newsletter
May 17, 2024

Markosek applauds $45,800 grant for Plum Senior Community Center
May 14, 2024

Markosek applauds keeping the Monroeville Convention Center open
Mar 05, 2024

Markosek: Monroeville Police Department secures $145,000 state grant
Feb 20, 2024

Markosek announces $183,000 in state grants for local fire and EMS companies
Feb 15, 2024

McAndrew and Markosek on Shapiro plan to increase public transit funding
Jan 29, 2024

Markosek applauds $275,000 in state grants for local projects
Jan 16, 2024

Markosek applauds $3.4 million awarded for local water and sewer projects
Dec 19, 2023

Fall 2023 Newsletter
Oct 17, 2023

Markosek: More than $675,000 in traffic safety grants awarded to Monroeville, Pitcairn and Plum
Aug 14, 2023

Spring 2023 Newsletter
May 22, 2023

Markosek bill to help veterans unanimously passes House
May 03, 2023

Markosek: $2.3 million in state grants awarded to local projects
Mar 16, 2023

Markosek secures $521,000 grant for outdoor recreation space in Monroeville
Jan 12, 2023

Markosek announces $200,000 in criminal justice grants for the Plum Borough Police Department
Dec 15, 2022

Markosek: East Pittsburgh Borough awarded additional $500,000 grant
Nov 21, 2022

Markosek: Six projects awarded $450,000 in state investments
Nov 15, 2022

Markosek: $250,000 state grant a home run for Monroeville Baseball & Softball Association
Oct 27, 2022

Markosek: $3.5 million in state investments support local projects
Oct 26, 2022