Unfair education funding and its problems detailed by experts

(Mar 05, 2024)

After years of chronic underfunding, experts detail issues, need for change Read more

 

Ghost guns: Fueling real horror in PA communities

(Mar 04, 2024)

“As a responsible gunowner, it’s time for Pennsylvania to deal with these loopholes that enable criminals to arm themselves with ease,” House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “Today’s testimony highlighted that some of these proposals are backed by law enforcement, and we have a need for bipartisanship at the state level when it comes to enforcing background checks and the type of legislation responsible gun owners support.” Read more

 

Roundtable discusses contributions of Children’s Advocacy Centers

(Feb 29, 2024)

“CACs are invaluable resources for our most vulnerable, providing services for more than 15,000 children in a single year – helping children recover from neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and trauma,” said House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, who worked as a victim advocate in Erie County before he began serving in the House. Read more

 

Committee highlights House steps to address public safety

(Feb 27, 2024)

“The state House has continued to push legislation that not only provides for workers and families, but also addresses crime and violence in communities across the commonwealth,” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “I’m hopeful the Senate will not miss this valuable opportunity to pass a law-and-order piece of legislation to help make the Safe Communities Grant Program a reality. It would provide the tools our communities and local law enforcement need to make our communities safer.” Read more

 

Testifiers highlight need to protect consumers from misleading contracts

(Feb 26, 2024)

The House Majority Policy Committee met Monday morning to gather testimony on what can be done to better protect Pennsylvanians from entering misleading, confusing contracts. Read more

 

Bizzarro invites residents to informational rebate event

(Feb 22, 2024)

“We are hosting this event to familiarize residents with the larger rebates that are available and the new eligibility requirements, but we also want to let people know how important it is to apply as soon as possible,” Bizzarro said. “Many of our residents depend on this rebate check, so we want them to know that if they visit us and apply now they may be able to lessen the time it takes for the Department of Revenue to process their application.” Read more

 

FAFSA changes focus of latest House Majority Policy hearing

(Feb 21, 2024)

Changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and its impact on students was the subject of Wednesday’s House Majority Policy Committee hearing, hosted by Rep. Melissa Cerrato (D-Montgomery). Read more

 

Committee hearing focuses on improving public transportation

(Feb 20, 2024)

“Mass transportation is a driving force for Pennsylvania’s economy,” House Majority Policy Chairman Rep. Bizzarro said. “Expert testimony detailed the fiscal cliff mass transit is facing. If the state is not able to find a solution, it would cause a decrease in safety and services and in turn result in more clogged roadways. Mass transportation is needed for residents, but it’s also vital in decreasing congestion on roadways to allow freight and goods reach their final destination.” Read more

 

Bizzarro announces $720K in funding for Erie first responders

(Feb 15, 2024)

“The work of our volunteer and career firefighters and first responders saves lives,” Bizzarro said. “Each year, I’m grateful to see the state step forward to help offset the costs of equipment, training, recruitment and retention of our first responders. If you’ve ever been in an accident or emergency situation, you’re well aware of the heroes that call Erie County home and help keep us safe.” Read more

 

Lawmakers discuss future of artificial intelligence during House Majority Policy hearing

(Feb 13, 2024)

Artificial intelligence was the topic of vast discussion at a House Majority Policy Committee hearing Tuesday morning, including how it’s already impacting everyday life and what comes next. Read more

 

Lawmakers announce nearly $160,000 to support technical schools

(Feb 08, 2024)

“Technical education continues to be a pathway to success by providing students the hands-on training needed to secure the jobs they want after graduation,” state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro said. “I have highlighted the incredible work being done in Erie in technical education by having Erie administrators and teachers testify during Policy Committee hearings attended by lawmakers across the state." Read more

 

Bizzarro bill aims to modernize PA Treasury’s unclaimed property process

(Feb 01, 2024)

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) is introducing legislation to modernize the process and make it easier for Pennsylvania residents to collect what’s theirs. Read more

 

Looking for tax services in Erie?

(Jan 31, 2024)

A list of tax service providers in the Erie region. Read more

 

Bizz Report: Winter 2024 Newsletter

(Jan 26, 2024)

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro's legislative print newsletter, Bizz Report winter 2024. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $260,000 in Lake Erie coastal grants awarded

(Jan 24, 2024)

Grant funding of $268,048 from the state Department of Environmental Protection will support efforts to protect and preserve Lake Erie’s coastal zone region and fund related projects, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, all D-Erie, announced today. Read more

 

Bizzarro: $40K awarded to Gannon University to combat sexual assault

(Jan 22, 2024)

Gannon University will receive $40,0000 in state funding to help combat sexual assault, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) announced Monday. Read more

 

Bizzarro secures $163,000 for outdoor development projects

(Jan 16, 2024)

Two projects in Erie County are receiving state grant funding to help develop and rehabilitate outdoor spaces, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced Tuesday. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Gannon University awarded $40K to address student food insecurity

(Jan 11, 2024)

Gannon University in Erie County is one of 30 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania awarded grant funding through a program aimed at combatting food insecurity among college students, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) announced Thursday. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $1.9M in grant funding for Erie County

(Dec 19, 2023)

Nearly $2 million in state grant funding has been awarded to several Erie County organizations, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced Tuesday. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Grant to boost Millcreek Police recruitment

(Dec 13, 2023)

ERIE, DEC. 13 – A state grant will help put more cops on the street in Millcreek Township Representative Ryan Bizzarro announced Wednesday. Millcreek Township was awarded $10,000 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) as a recruitment incentive to help the police department hire and train new officers. “Only 20 police departments in Pennsylvania made the cut in this highly competitive first round, and I was glad to see Millcreek Township on that list,” Bizzarro said. “I’m a strong advocate for them in Harrisburg, and their professionalism is noticed statewide.” This $10,000 grant announcement builds on recent state support for Millcreek Township Police. In 2022, Bizzarro help secure more than a million dollars for the department, including funding for gun violence prevention efforts and a new armored vehicle for special operations. “Millcreek Police officers have our back day and night, answering the call when we need them most,” Bizzarro said. “I have their backs, and I will always do what I can to make sure they get the resources they need to keep us safe.” The PCCD recruitment incentive funding will eventually distribute a total of $14 million statewide. This new funding was part of the commitment Governor Shapiro and Lt. Governor Austin Davis made to support local law enforcement and address the staffing shortages statewide. “Being a police officer is a tough Read more

 

Unfair education funding and its problems detailed by experts
Mar 05, 2024

Ghost guns: Fueling real horror in PA communities
Mar 04, 2024

Roundtable discusses contributions of Children’s Advocacy Centers
Feb 29, 2024

Committee highlights House steps to address public safety
Feb 27, 2024

Testifiers highlight need to protect consumers from misleading contracts
Feb 26, 2024

Bizzarro invites residents to informational rebate event
Feb 22, 2024

FAFSA changes focus of latest House Majority Policy hearing
Feb 21, 2024

Committee hearing focuses on improving public transportation
Feb 20, 2024

Bizzarro announces $720K in funding for Erie first responders
Feb 15, 2024

Lawmakers discuss future of artificial intelligence during House Majority Policy hearing
Feb 13, 2024

Lawmakers announce nearly $160,000 to support technical schools
Feb 08, 2024

Bizzarro bill aims to modernize PA Treasury’s unclaimed property process
Feb 01, 2024

Looking for tax services in Erie?
Jan 31, 2024

Bizz Report: Winter 2024 Newsletter
Jan 26, 2024

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $260,000 in Lake Erie coastal grants awarded
Jan 24, 2024

Bizzarro: $40K awarded to Gannon University to combat sexual assault
Jan 22, 2024

Bizzarro secures $163,000 for outdoor development projects
Jan 16, 2024

Bizzarro: Gannon University awarded $40K to address student food insecurity
Jan 11, 2024

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $1.9M in grant funding for Erie County
Dec 19, 2023

Bizzarro: Grant to boost Millcreek Police recruitment
Dec 13, 2023