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Bizzarro bill to protect Pennsylvanians from baseless lawsuits passes State Senate

BIZZARRO: St. Jude the Apostle Church receives grant

(Apr 14, 2022)

“We must ensure the safety of anyone who works, prays or visits any of the brick-and-mortar places of worship in our region,” Bizzarro said. “I voted to establish this grant program in 2019 and I’m glad to see these funds coming to St Jude the Apostle Church, one of our largest churches.” Read more


Redistricting Edition 2022 Newsletter

(Mar 28, 2022)

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Millcreek Township receives recycling performance grant award

(Mar 24, 2022)

Today, state Rep. Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced that Millcreek Township received a Recycling Performance Grant award of $112,200.30 for its recycling efforts in 2020. Read more


Rep. Bizzarro: bipartisan efforts result in $6.6M for regional health care

(Mar 23, 2022)

Today, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced support for the region’s hospitals and behavioral health providers. The funding is the result of bipartisan legislation passed by the General Assembly in January. Read more


Rep. Bizzarro: More than $140,000 coming to the region to expand broadband infrastructure

(Mar 22, 2022)

“Internet access is no longer a luxury, but a requirement for a modern society,” Bizzarro said. “It’s long overdue that we address the challenges of getting connected in rural, urban and suburban areas in Pennsylvania and I’m happy to see the result of our historic work to improve internet infrastructure.” Read more


State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro hosts annual ‘Treasury Hunt’

(Mar 18, 2022)

“It’s important for people to know that the state does this. They have this pool and pool of money and pool of belongings, well over $2 billion that belong to Pennsylvanians,” said State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie. Read more


Bizzarro holds annual 'Treasury Hunt' on Saint Paddy’s Day

(Mar 16, 2022)

It’s estimated that 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property, with an average claim of about $1,500. Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, welcomes anyone to his office on Saint Patrick's Day for help in retrieving the millions of dollars lost in Pennsylvania every year due to unclaimed property. Read more


Rep. Bizzarro: Crime reduction efforts bolstered by $220,000

(Mar 09, 2022)

Grant monies to be used in crime reduction, prevention efforts Read more


Policy Committee lands at regional airport for hearing

(Mar 09, 2022)

Pa. House lawmakers joined the House Democratic Policy Committee and host Rep. Nick Pisciottano for a tour and roundtable discussion about the Pittsburgh airport. Read more


Bizzarro: Nearly $150K awarded to improve local libraries

(Mar 09, 2022)

Two Erie County libraries selected, only 21 selected statewide Read more


Nearly $150K Awarded to Improve Two Erie County Libraries

(Mar 09, 2022)

“It’s way more than books -- public libraries and their staff have been called second responders,” state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro said. “Every day there are librarians connecting people from all backgrounds with critical services, resources, education and more.” Read more


Erie Crime Reduction Efforts Receive Federal Aid

(Mar 09, 2022)

“Reducing crime is always the goal, but this money is enabling police and others to try and prevent some of it from happening in the first place,” state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro said. Read more


Policy Hearing: Bridges to Harrisburg

(Mar 08, 2022)

To examine the status of the region’s bridges, identify the tools we have and need to maintain them, and assess the proper amount of funding needed, Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, the Pa. House Policy Committee, and lawmakers gathered in Pittsburgh for a hearing. Read more


Bizzarro to host community grant seminar

(Mar 07, 2022)

The state representative is urging local schools, governments and nonprofits to attend to learn how to access state resources to help fund local projects, programs and other initiatives Read more


Policy Hearing: Supporting Local Agriculture

(Mar 02, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing today in Harrisburg that examined the state of local agriculture, how the legislature can support it, and how it can help address food deserts. Read more


State Reps Take Action to Impose Economic Cost to Russia

(Mar 01, 2022)

State leaders are urging Pennsylvanians and businesses to stop spending money on Russian products or in Russian companies. Three democratic house legislators including local rep. Ryan Bizzarro introduced a resolution to divest Pennsylvania’s investments in Russian companies and holdings. Read more


Reapportionment Commission's maps bring change to Erie County state House, Senate districts

(Feb 18, 2022)

Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly wanted fair districts. With these new legislative maps, they've got them. My Democratic members are just as upset as my Republican colleagues. That tells me these maps are fair because both sides walked away from the table thinking their respective caucuses' legislative districts should look better or favor them more. Read more


Advocates urge lawmakers to get proactive about making Pennsylvania schools safer

(Feb 16, 2022)

On the week of the fourth anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, parents of students lost during that tragedy joined lawmakers for a joint hearing with the PA House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees to explore how to prevent similar tragedies from happening in Pennsylvania. Read more


Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Feb 16, 2022)

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Policy discussion: Construction workers and unemployment compensation

(Feb 15, 2022)

During a hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee Monday, lawmakers explored the challenges Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system had for construction workers and how the legislature can work with the Department of Labor & Industry to make the process better and easier to navigate. Read more