State Representative Tony DeLuca Nominates Faith Milazzo of the Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group to Receive Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Community Pride Award

(Aug 27, 2020)

Today it was my privilege to present Penn Hills resident Faith Milazzo with the inaugural Keep PA Beautiful Community Pride Award. Read more

 

DeLuca announces $255,040 awarded to Blawnox for water, sewer system infrastructure improvements

(Aug 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 18 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, announced that Blawnox Borough will receive $255,040 in PA Small Water and Sewer grants for improvements and repairs to its water and sewer systems. Blawnox will use its $100,000 grant for phase seven of its sanitary sewer upgrades to reduce inflow and infiltration. The borough will clean and televise the system, make trenchless repairs to the system, install a liner for 1,234 linear feet of sewer lines and make spot repairs at 13 locations throughout the borough. The project also includes rehabbing 24 manholes. “Reducing inflow and infiltration is key to making sure the sewer system isn’t unnecessarily overworked by taking on water that’s not designed to be there, such as stormwater or groundwater that gets in through connections or leaks,” DeLuca said. “This grant will help the borough address these issues.” Blawnox’s other grant, $155,040, is for replacing the existing altitude valve, check valve and two isolation valves in its water conveyance system. The vault pipes will be cleaned and repaired, and a mixing system will be installed in the tank, which required modifications to the inlet pipes. “These grants help our communities make needed repairs and upgrades to protect the health and safety of residents,” DeLuca said. The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program offers grants for Read more

 

Sen. Costa and Rep. DeLuca announce $225,000 in state grants for local projects

(Aug 17, 2020)

(Munhall, Pa.) Aug. 17 --- Today, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr and Representative Tony Deluca announced the award of $225,000 in state grants for local water and sewer projects. Verona Borough will receive $125,638 for storm sewer condition ratings and repairs. Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority will receive $100,000 for Duffield Avenue area water line replacements. The funds come from the PA Small Water and Sewer Program. The borough will use the dollars to make improvements to its storm sewer system. "Local governments are responsible for so many services that are critical to our every day lives – they maintain local roads, sidewalks, water systems, sewer lines, trash, recycling,” said Senator Costa. “I believe it is an important part of my role as a state senator to go to Harrisburg and fight for municipal governments in our district to get the funds they need to continue those essential services. I look forward to watching these projects succeed in our community.” “These grants will go a long way to helping these communities ensure that residents have access to clean water, while also preventing property and roadway damage that may result from water line breaks,” DeLuca said. These grants are awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority and can be used for activities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply Read more

 

Significant funding awarded to Penn Hills SD!

(Aug 07, 2020)

I’m happy to announce that the Penn Hills School District was awarded $34,000 in education funding! Read more

 

Insurance Department Reminds Pennsylvanians about the Dangers of Extreme Summer Weather, Urges Flood Insurance

(Jul 31, 2020)

Insurance Department Reminds Pennsylvanians about the Dangers of Extreme Summer Weather, Urges Flood Insurance Read more

 

Health Department Announces Increased Income Guidelines for WIC Program

(Jul 21, 2020)

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced increased income guidelines for the PA Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program. Read more

 

DeLuca Condemns Millionaire Executive Salaries, No Pay Increase for Frontline Workers

(Jul 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 13 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, today criticized executives of large corporations that are giving themselves a pay raise in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic without raising the pay of frontline workers. “It is wrong that many millionaire CEOs are awarded exorbitant salaries and bonuses year after year, while the frontline workers are putting their lives at risk, keeping our communities safe, and moving companies forward barely see a pay increase,” DeLuca said. “Now more than ever, with many hard-working people losing their jobs and incomes, CEOs need to put the interests of workers and their families ahead of another multi-million-dollar bonus. I call on CEOs to limit their compensation for this year, and to increase the salaries of their workers – especially frontline workers – as a reward for selfless sacrifice during this pandemic.” DeLuca said the average CEO makes 278 times the average worker’s salary. In 1965, the average CEO made 20 times the amount of the average worker. DeLuca specifically mentioned UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff, pointing to a recent news article stating that the CEO’s compensation increased to $8.96 million. UPMC is a nonprofit health care system and insurance company that is based in downtown Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. Allegheny County has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Announces $53 Million in Additional Support for Child Care Providers

(Jul 10, 2020)

Governor Tom Wolf visited the child care center at PSECU headquarters in Harrisburg on Monday to announce $53 million in additional financial support for child care providers that have suffered during COVID-19. “This funding will help child care providers bridge the gap until their clientele returns,” Gov. Wolf said. “It will also help them with any increased costs that have been incurred due to the pandemic – things like cleaning and sanitization, which will help keep the 386,000 children who attend our licensed child care facilities safe, as well as the workers who do so much to care for them.” The governor was joined at the announcement by Teresa Miller, secretary of the Department of Human Services; George Rudolph, president and CEO of PSECU; and Tonya Bastinelli, director of the Bright Horizons child care center at PSECU. In June, the Wolf Administration distributed $51 million in CARES Act Child Care Development Funds to eligible child care providers. The $53 million announced today is also from CARES Act funding and will be distributed this month. Another $116 million from Act 24 will be distributed in the coming months, bringing the total sum of financial support to $220 million. The funding is Read more

 

Rent and Mortgage Relief from PHFA

(Jun 30, 2020)

Rent and Mortgage Relief from PHFA Read more

 

We're Going Green!

(May 29, 2020)

We're going green! Read more

 

DeLuca introduces bill that would guarantee ACA benefits remain available to Pennsylvanians

(May 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 27 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, on Tuesday introduced legislation that would guarantee Pennsylvanians have a host of essential health benefits at their disposal in the event the Affordable Care Act is repealed. “These are critical benefits Pennsylvanians need and currently have, thanks to the Affordable Care Act,” DeLuca said. “However, even in the midst of a pandemic, a federal lawsuit seeking to rule the ACA unconstitutional continues. Residents need these benefits now more than ever, and this bill would ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to the critical coverage they need.” DeLuca said that just like the ACA, his legislation, H.B. 2558, would allow Pennsylvanians to enroll in quality health insurance that provides for 10 essential health benefits, and would prohibit health insurers from placing arbitrary dollar limits on those benefits. In addition, DeLuca said H.B. 2558 would protect Pennsylvanians by allowing young adults to stay on a parent’s policy until age 26, and by prohibiting health insurers from discriminating against individuals with a pre-existing condition. DeLuca said he hopes H.B. 2558 will be considered in the full House in the near future. Read more

 

Good news for individuals eligible for Property Tax/Rent Rebate checks

(May 19, 2020)

Senior citizens, widows, widowers, and people with disabilities eligible for the PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program may get their checks much earlier than they expected this year. Read more

 

DeLuca introduces legislation that would require nursing facilities to provide COVID-19-related info to family members

(May 19, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 19 – Looking to provide transparency and peace of mind to families who have loved ones in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Tony DeLuca on Monday introduced legislation that would require nursing homes to provide data on the number of COVID-19 cases at their facility when a family member requests the information. “COVID-19 hit the commonwealth hard, especially our senior population and those housed in nursing homes and senior care facilities,” DeLuca said. “It’s crucial that we make sure we’re providing updated data to family members who have loved ones in these facilities so that they know up front what they, as a family, are facing. Transparency is key now more than ever.” DeLuca said his measure, H.B. 2354, would require nursing homes and related facilities to disclose the aggregate total number of COVID-19 cases that are present in the facility when this information is requested by a family member or individual who can make health care decisions on behalf of the nursing home resident. All data provided by these facilities would strictly include numbers and aggregated data, DeLuca said, noting the importance of upholding a patient’s confidentiality privileges. “By limiting who can access this information, we strike an effective balance between patient privacy and information needed for health care decision-making,” DeLuca said Read more

 

UC claimants: New program extends exhausted benefits

(May 18, 2020)

UC claimants: If you have exhausted -- or are about to exhaust -- your benefits, I want to make sure you're aware of an important new state program. Read more

 

Penn Hills, New Kensington Driver License and Photo License centers now open

(May 15, 2020)

Now that the Governor has moved Allegheny County into the yellow phase, PennDOT has today reopened the Driver License and Photo License Centers with LIMITED SERVICES in both PENN HILLS, located in the Penn Hills Shopping Center, and NEW KENSINGTON, 1600 Greensburg Road. Read more

 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is now LIVE!

(May 07, 2020)

I am pleased to share that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance system is now fully operational. Read more

 

DeLuca announces in-person polling locations for June 2 primary election

(May 07, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 7 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, on Thursday announced the locations of the only in-person polling sites in the 32 nd Legislative District for the June 2 primary election. The Penn Hills’ polling location will be at the Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Road; the Verona polling station will be located at the Verona Borough Building, 730 E. Railroad Ave.; The Plum location will be at Plum Senior High School, 990 Elicker Road; The Blawnox voting location will be at its Firehall, 376 Freeport Road; and O’Hara’s polling location has yet to be determined. “Numerous locations across the district were investigated as key locations prior to these sites being selected, and I was happy to confirm the polling locations for the June 2 primary before the official announcement was made” DeLuca said. “Many factors went into choosing the best locations, including central location, ample parking, familiarity with the building, and room configuration to afford proper social distancing and protection for workers and voters.” “Individuals who choose to vote in-person will go to the polling place in the community where they legally reside, not according to one's Zip code. For example, if you live in Penn Hills, even though you have a 15147 Zip code, you will vote at the Penn Hills Library. Only voters who reside in the borough of Verona will vote at that town's borough Read more

 

New real estate guidance issued for PA’s phased reopening; State announces further plans for reopen, including golf courses

(Apr 29, 2020)

My office has received many questions about real estate transactions during this pandemic and I have been working with the governor’s office to help resolve some concerns. On Tuesday, the governor issued new guidance for the buying and selling of homes and commercial property during Pennsylvania’s phased reopening and in conjunction with Department of Health guidelines. Read more

 

DeLuca: House Republicans went out of their way to bury ACA-related bills

(Apr 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 27 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, today released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ conduct and action to block bills on Monday critical to ensuring all Pennsylvanians have access to the health coverage they deserve: “Today, after many months of hoping to vote on critical legislative measures – including my House Bill 469 – that would grant all Pennsylvanians access to health coverage they deserve, House Republicans decided to bury these bills in a different committee. “Luckily, for the time being, the Affordable Care Act gives residents access to health insurance with these crucial consumer protections. But Republicans and special interest groups across the nation are doing everything to dismantle that, which is why we’ve been working so hard to get these bills to the House chamber. “I’m not shocked – I’m appalled. I’m appalled that a group of elected officials, who were elected on behalf of state residents to do what was best for the commonwealth, could block these measures strictly on party lines to prevent a much-needed discussion in the House chamber. “These House bills could do a lot of good for state residents, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Somehow, some way, that notion fell upon deaf ears, and I have yet to fully wrap my mind around what transpired. The House chamber can do Read more

 

Rural EMS agencies getting the help they need

(Apr 22, 2020)

On Tuesday, I voted for legislation that would positively affect rural EMS agencies now and in the future. Read more

 

State Representative Tony DeLuca Nominates Faith Milazzo of the Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group to Receive Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Community Pride Award
Aug 27, 2020

DeLuca announces $255,040 awarded to Blawnox for water, sewer system infrastructure improvements
Aug 18, 2020

Sen. Costa and Rep. DeLuca announce $225,000 in state grants for local projects
Aug 17, 2020

Significant funding awarded to Penn Hills SD!
Aug 07, 2020

Insurance Department Reminds Pennsylvanians about the Dangers of Extreme Summer Weather, Urges Flood Insurance
Jul 31, 2020

Health Department Announces Increased Income Guidelines for WIC Program
Jul 21, 2020

DeLuca Condemns Millionaire Executive Salaries, No Pay Increase for Frontline Workers
Jul 13, 2020

Gov. Wolf Announces $53 Million in Additional Support for Child Care Providers
Jul 10, 2020

Rent and Mortgage Relief from PHFA
Jun 30, 2020

We're Going Green!
May 29, 2020

DeLuca introduces bill that would guarantee ACA benefits remain available to Pennsylvanians
May 27, 2020

Good news for individuals eligible for Property Tax/Rent Rebate checks
May 19, 2020

DeLuca introduces legislation that would require nursing facilities to provide COVID-19-related info to family members
May 19, 2020

UC claimants: New program extends exhausted benefits
May 18, 2020

Penn Hills, New Kensington Driver License and Photo License centers now open
May 15, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is now LIVE!
May 07, 2020

DeLuca announces in-person polling locations for June 2 primary election
May 07, 2020

New real estate guidance issued for PA’s phased reopening; State announces further plans for reopen, including golf courses
Apr 29, 2020

DeLuca: House Republicans went out of their way to bury ACA-related bills
Apr 27, 2020

Rural EMS agencies getting the help they need
Apr 22, 2020