Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $26K+ for Erie Co. historical organizations

(Dec 11, 2023)

Two Erie County historical organizations have been awarded grants through the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merksi, all D-Erie, announced Monday. Read more

 

Bizzarro announces $3.3M in tax credits for local projects

(Nov 21, 2023)

“The Erie Cancer Wellness Center is just one of dozens of important organizations to benefit from the Neighborhood Assistance Program,” Bizzarro said. “When a family receives the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis, the Cancer Wellness Center steps in to provide the services and programs those living with cancer and their loved ones need. These services can be incredibly beneficial, and they are provided free of charge.” Read more

 

Shop Local: Holiday Hunt

(Nov 21, 2023)

Shop local and support local businesses. Holiday Hunt rules for the Legislative District in 2023. Read more

 

Bizzarro supports legislation to protect women from abortion prosecution

(Nov 16, 2023)

The Pennsylvania House passed H.B. 1786 Wednesday, a bill that would prohibit states from using Pennsylvania resources to prosecute their residents for traveling to Pennsylvania to access reproductive health care. Read more

 

State lawmakers highlight bills to end youth homelessness

(Nov 15, 2023)

“Youth experiencing homelessness often go unseen,” Rep. Ryan Bizzarro said. “They might crash at a friend’s house or sleep in a car, but just because they might have found a place to stay for the night doesn’t mean they have a place to call home. My bill addresses this issue by removing the costs associated with acquiring a driver’s licenses for students enrolled in education programs, paving the way for them to receive life-saving services.” Read more

 

Bizzarro announces $50K grant for McDowell Manufacturing

(Nov 08, 2023)

“Students learn best by doing, and this grant will keep them learning through a hands-on experience,” Bizzarro said. “Generating interest in the work they’re already doing as well as exploring potential future career options while still in school, this program provides opportunities that will be integral to our students’ growth and development.” Read more

 

York tour highlights tourism, economic development in region

(Nov 02, 2023)

“It’s so rewarding to see iconic national brands that call Pennsylvania home,” said Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, who represents portions of Erie County. “The origin stories of these companies is inspiring in that many of them started as small local business with small dreams, and these companies just blossomed into a business that holds a national footprint in the industry. Being able to visit and talk to representatives of companies throughout York helped hammer home to lawmakers the numerous positive aspects local businesses can offer to our communities that go way beyond job creation.” Read more

 

House Democrats Secure Funding, Tuition Freeze for State-Related Universities, Ensuring an Affordable World-Class Education

(Oct 31, 2023)

The House passed House Bill 612, providing a 7% increase in funding to Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University and a 25% increase in funding for Lincoln University. The bill also freezes tuition increases at the universities for the 2024-25 school year. This week the House also passed legislation with overwhelming support that would ensure greater transparency by making the state-related universities subject to certain provisions of the state’s Right to Know Law. Read more

 

Union health center offers services for workers and their families

(Oct 25, 2023)

“Unions go to bat every single day to improve the lives of workers, whether that means putting more money in the wallet of workers on payday or delivering better health care options,” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “The IUOE Local 542 Health Center in Montgomery County is just another example of a union seeing a need and stepping up to take care of its workers.” Read more

 

Committee tours, discusses pedestrian safety options in Delco

(Oct 24, 2023)

“More than 100,000 pedestrians and bicyclists are injured in U.S. roadway crashes annually,” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “We need to do a better job of protecting children, families, walkers, runners and cyclists. Improving the safety of walking Main Streets also makes sense from an economic standpoint, since businesses thrive in pedestrian-oriented streets. The cost of keeping walkways paved and safe pales in comparison to the constant paving and upkeep needed for streets with heavy automobile use, and it’s why streets designed for pedestrians offer a higher return on public investment than vehicle-oriented streets.” Read more

 

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law

(Oct 20, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 19 – Members of the bipartisan, bicameral Animal Protection Caucus applauded the final passage of a bill that will help bolster Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (BDLE). Both the House and Senate approved S.B. 746 , legislation introduced by Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver, Butler, Lawrence) that would enable the online sale of dog licenses in all counties, increase penalties for civil and criminal violations of Pennsylvania’s Dog Law, and reasonably increase dog license and kennel inspection fees. “These updates will help provide much-needed revenue and support for our dog law enforcement officers. This bill has been a long time coming, but there’s still more work to be done,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie), co-chair of the Animal Protection Caucus and Chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee. “The Animal Protection Caucus will continue to work to strengthen our dog laws, provide price transparency for the sale of dogs, and pass Victoria’s Law.” The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is charged with enforcing state laws on kennels, harboring dangerous dogs, and preventing dogs from running at large. The BDLE has been operating in a deficit for several years, preventing the agency from hiring a new warden and additional staff. “As co-chair of the Animal Protection Caucus, I fully support these updates to Pennsylvania’s Dog Law that ensure funding for important protections and Read more

 

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law

(Oct 19, 2023)

Members of the bipartisan, bicameral Animal Protection Caucus applauded the final passage of a bill that will help bolster Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (BDLE). Read more

 

Bizzarro: $38M in loans, grant funding approved for Erie, Millcreek water projects

(Oct 18, 2023)

“We all enjoy turning on the tap without ever having to worry about the quality of our drinking water,” said Bizzarro. “Erie Water Works continues to upgrade their system so that that clean water keeps flowing and this low interest loan means they can do it while keeping rates as low as possible.” Read more

 

Symposium examines how nonprofits can maximize their missions

(Oct 12, 2023)

“A big part of any public servant’s job is cutting red tape and putting people in touch with the programs and services they need,” House Majority Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “Today’s event provided guideposts for nonprofit organizations to better serve our communities and deliver a win for everyone involved – nonprofits are better equipped to achieve their goals, which in turn allows more of our residents to obtain the help they might desperately need.” Read more

 

PA House unanimously passes Bizzarro’s bill to curtail frivolous lawsuits

(Oct 05, 2023)

Following years of debate, a bill authored by state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) that would finally help protect the people of Pennsylvania from meritless lawsuits and preserve free speech passed the House Thursday morning. Read more

 

Policy Committee hears testimony on concerns in Latino community

(Sep 15, 2023)

“I learned so much from our panelists this morning, and I appreciate the work they are doing in our communities – specifically breaking down the stigma associated with mental health and particularly with the mental health needs of our children,” Speaker Joanna McClinton said. “So I appreciate all of our testifiers who are working to help people with challenges and needs. They placed a spotlight directly on the need for more services because of the positive impact they have in our communities in Philadelphia as well as throughout the entire state.” Read more

 

Application for Replacement of Illegible License Plate (form MV-46)

(Aug 31, 2023)

Application for Replacement of Illegible License Plate (form MV-46). If you are attending Rep. Bizzarro's License Plate Replacement Event on Sept. 28, 2023, please print and complete SECTION A of this form. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Erie area snowmobile trails get $150K boost

(Aug 29, 2023)

ERIE, Aug. 29 – In a boost to winter tourism in the Erie area, $150,000 has been awarded for equipment to build more than 300 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie and surrounding counties Representative Ryan Bizzarro announced Tuesday. Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources administer the grants - 10 projects statewide were awarded with three of them in Erie County: $115,000 to Tri-County Snowblazers Inc. for equipment to maintain and construct approximately 90 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie and neighboring counties. $24,000 to Wales Sno-Drifters Inc. for equipment to maintain and construct approximately 50 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie County. $11,000 to McKean Area Snowmobile Club Inc. for equipment to maintain and construct approximately 162 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie and surrounding counties. “I never miss an opportunity to brag about how Erie is a year-round tourist destination, and snowmobiles and these organizations play a big part in that,” Bizzarro said. “This funding will grow the wonderful winter offerings already here, and help bring more people in for longer visits, growing our economy even more.” Bizzarro continues to be a champion for the industry, and was awarded the Pennsylvania Snowmobile Association Legislator of the Year award in 2018. Several snowmobile operations in Erie County have been past recipients of grant money for similar projects. Read more

 

Policy Committee shines spotlight on career and technical education

(Aug 29, 2023)

“Almost every report on the subject amplifies a similar message, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for education,” Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “While a traditional four-year college might be perfect for some, it cannot be the only option. The need for a specific type of skilled labor can change overnight, and as a state we must be vigilant in supporting career technology since it offers students the flexibility to learn as they earn.” Read more

 

Policy Committee highlights supply chain solutions

(Aug 28, 2023)

“When a store needs to keep up with a spike in demand, companies like McLane deliver results for consumers and businesses alike,” House Majority Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “McLane plays a vital role in Pennsylvania’s economy, supplying businesses – including retail and restaurants – while also serving an important role in the local and state economy. Local distribution centers provide family-sustaining jobs and employment opportunities.” Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $26K+ for Erie Co. historical organizations
Dec 11, 2023

Bizzarro announces $3.3M in tax credits for local projects
Nov 21, 2023

Shop Local: Holiday Hunt
Nov 21, 2023

Bizzarro supports legislation to protect women from abortion prosecution
Nov 16, 2023

State lawmakers highlight bills to end youth homelessness
Nov 15, 2023

Bizzarro announces $50K grant for McDowell Manufacturing
Nov 08, 2023

York tour highlights tourism, economic development in region
Nov 02, 2023

House Democrats Secure Funding, Tuition Freeze for State-Related Universities, Ensuring an Affordable World-Class Education
Oct 31, 2023

Union health center offers services for workers and their families
Oct 25, 2023

Committee tours, discusses pedestrian safety options in Delco
Oct 24, 2023

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law
Oct 20, 2023

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law
Oct 19, 2023

Bizzarro: $38M in loans, grant funding approved for Erie, Millcreek water projects
Oct 18, 2023

Symposium examines how nonprofits can maximize their missions
Oct 12, 2023

PA House unanimously passes Bizzarro’s bill to curtail frivolous lawsuits
Oct 05, 2023

Policy Committee hears testimony on concerns in Latino community
Sep 15, 2023

Application for Replacement of Illegible License Plate (form MV-46)
Aug 31, 2023

Bizzarro: Erie area snowmobile trails get $150K boost
Aug 29, 2023

Policy Committee shines spotlight on career and technical education
Aug 29, 2023

Policy Committee highlights supply chain solutions
Aug 28, 2023