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More info on COVID-19

(Apr 01, 2020)

While we deal with the impact of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, I remain committed to serving my friends and neighbors. Call 412-928-9514 for assistance with a variety of state-related matters. Read more

 

Fill out the 2020 census!

(Mar 30, 2020)

In Pennsylvania, everyone counts and April 1 is National Census Day! Read more

 

COVID-19 Legislative Update

(Mar 27, 2020)

In Harrisburg this week, both sides of the House came together to pass significant legislation to help Pennsylvanians deal with the challenges of this unprecedented crisis. Read more

 

UPDATE: COVID-19 resource guide

(Mar 20, 2020)

On March 6, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a disaster declaration for the commonwealth. Read more

 

COVID-19 Helpful Resources

(Mar 18, 2020)

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting Pennsylvania, we wanted to provide you with the following resources and information to help you and your family in the days ahead. Please note that this webpage will be updated as needed with additional information and resources. State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ For individuals : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals For families : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies For businesses : https://dced.pa.gov/resources COVID Support for PA Businesses : The following provides information and and links to federal, state, local and private resources. https://www.pahouse.com/News/?id=113388 https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities The following link provides you with information on what steps Pennsylvania utilities have taken to assist customers, including a moratorium on shutoffs for all regulated utilities: https://pahouse.com/News/?id=113134 Sign Up for PA Alerts Sign up for emergency and weather alerts, health notifications, building alerts and other Read more

 

My office is closed

(Mar 16, 2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and at the direction of the CDC and Gov. Tom Wolf, our office is closed to walk-ins.However, we’re still accessible via phone at 412-928-9514 and email at RepDeasy@pahouse.net. Appointments will be available on an as-needed basis. In addition, all community events by my office at local libraries, borough buildings, senior centers and high rises are cancelled for the next two weeks, at which time we will reevaluate when to continue regular programming and scheduling of events. Read more

 

Miller, ACHDD seek to support school districts, families, first responders and small businesses during outbreak

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 13 – State Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, and fellow ACHDD members on Friday announced their legislative priorities to support Pennsylvania during the coronavirus outbreak, including the need to support low-income and working-class families without paid family leave or the ability to work from home. Miller, as well as state Reps. Austin Davis, Dan Deasy, Tony DeLuca, House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Sara Innamorato, Bill Kortz, Anita Kulik, Summer Lee, Brandon Markosek, Adam Ravenstahl, Harry Readshaw and Jake Wheatley issued the following statement in response to Friday’s statewide school closure: “The delegation, first and foremost, wants to be supportive of the school districts during this time. It is clear that both they and the governor are motivated by an abundance of concern for the health and safety of both their students and staff. We respect their decision and will work to support their needs in Harrisburg. However, while the closure may have been a necessary step, it is not without its subsequent challenges -- and those challenges must be addressed by the legislature. “At a minimum, in order to help people across Pennsylvania, Harrisburg should prioritize the following items for discussion and vote: Paid family leave legislation. Emergency funding for childcare support. Assistance for Read more

 

Updated information on COVID-19

(Mar 13, 2020)

The state Department of Health has continued to provide regular updates, along with information on prevention and preparation. Read more

 

Don’t miss tomorrow’s satellite hours!; Need help? Attend one of my mobile offices; Come out to my Job Readiness Workshop -- AND MORE!

(Mar 05, 2020)

Attention residents – just a friendly reminder that my satellite hours are taking place tomorrow at the Beechview Healthy Active Living Center! Read more

 

Deasy: $1 million coming for school safety improvements

(Feb 26, 2020)

State Rep. Dan Deasy announced that the Pittsburgh, Sto-Rox and Keystone Oaks school districts were selected to receive a total of $999,578 in safety grants, part of more than $5.5 million awarded to Allegheny County schools and organizations. Read more

 
 

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Job Readiness Workshop; Veterans – please attend the Feb. 21 Veteran Outreach Clinic; Seniors – we can help you with your taxes -- and more!

(Feb 11, 2020)

I’m inviting you to join me and a local workforce development firm on Feb. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss your employment search. Read more

 

Deasy issues statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address

(Feb 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address: “Today, Governor Tom Wolf presented his annual budget address before the state House of Representatives, and I’m happy to announce that I’m encouraged by what I heard. “Governor Wolf’s Plan for PA was detailed in his state budget proposal, and it’s a plan that I support. I’m committed to continuing House Democrats’ fight to increase the state minimum wage, increase education funding, improve the safety of our schools, fight the ongoing opioid epidemic, improve our workforce and much more. “I was also encouraged to hear the governor’s desire to give our teachers the raise they not only need but deserve. We task our teachers in the commonwealth with molding the minds of our youth, so it’s only just that we ensure they, too, have what they need to get the job done, personally and professionally. “With that, I’m hopeful for a brighter future for the commonwealth. The building blocks laid forth today by the governor provide the foundation for a positive budget situation come June. I am eager to get to work in a bipartisan fashion with my colleagues, I am confident in our ability to get the job done, and I am optimistic that it can be done on time.” Read more

 

Keystone Oaks, Sto-Rox and Montour school districts each get $35K grant; New Voting Changes for 2020; Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available -- and more

(Jan 27, 2020)

Computer science and teacher training in relation to this ever-growing discipline is instrumental in the growth of students in Pennsylvania. Many – if not all – school districts in Pennsylvania have computer science courses and equipment, but that’s not to say they couldn’t use an upgrade every now and again. Read more

 

A year in review; Working to put more money back in YOUR pocket; Deasy continues Job Readiness Series -- and more!

(Jan 03, 2020)

Our office makes a promise each year: Do what’s best for our friends, neighbors and community. Read more

 

Dec. 31 is the last day to file for your Property Tax/Rent Rebate; Don’t forget to get your ConnectCard

(Dec 27, 2019)

Seniors who use their Medicare card to ride public transit will need to get the new Senior ConnectCard in order to keep doing so for free. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Medicare cards will no longer be accepted to ride public transit in Allegheny County; if you currently use your Medicare card you will need to get a Senior ConnectCard in order to keep riding for free. Read more

 

Western Pa. craft beer industry awarded more than $335K; Banksville Road project; Beware of phone scam regarding your electric bill -- and more!

(Dec 06, 2019)

The craft beer industry in western Pennsylvania was the recipient of more than $335,000 in state funding to support awareness, outreach and expansion of malt brewing in the greater Allegheny area! Read more

 

Deasy: Western Pa. craft beer industry to benefit from more than $335K in state funding

(Dec 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – The western Pennsylvania craft beer industry was the recipient of over $335,000 in state funding to support awareness, outreach and expansion of malt brewing in the greater Allegheny area, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy. Deasy, Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved the funding to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages under the PA Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board. “Western Pennsylvania has a unique opportunity to capitalize on this crucial funding and reap the benefits of enhancing locally and statewide brewing initiatives,” Deasy said. “I’m confident the entities awarded this funding will greatly contribute to support Pennsylvania’s growing craft beer industry.“ Deasy said the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild was allotted $75,000 of the total funding to be used for the expansion of its 30-plus members’ foundation and increase industry awareness and beer tourism across the Pittsburgh region by updating the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide and website and relaunching Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. Visit Pittsburgh was awarded $75,000 , which will fund its Allegheny County Craft Brewery Tourism Campaign. The public relations and marketing campaign will seek to increase awareness of Pittsburgh’s craft brewery scene in out-of-market audiences and attract new Read more

 

Deasy: Roxian Theater receives Community Initiative Award

(Nov 21, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, on Thursday announced the awarding of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office’s 2019 Community Initiative Award to McKees Rocks’ Roxian Theater. Deasy said the Community Initiative Awards recognize the hard work and dedication of outstanding organizations, municipalities, agencies and individuals whose work embodies the theme of Pennsylvania’s statewide historic preservation plan. The Roxian Theater opened in 1928, serving the McKees Rocks area as a vaudeville stage, movie theater, concert venue and banquet hall before closing in 2003. However, the founding of the McKees Rocks Community Development Corp. led to the eventual, long-sought revitalization of the theater, which opened – fully restored – in May 2019. “The Roxian Theater has been a staple of McKees Rocks for generations. We briefly lost all the wonderful things it brought residents for so many years, but that’s no longer the case thanks to a crucial revitalization project that wrapped last spring. The theater is more than deserving of this award and I know residents feel the same,” Deasy said. PA SHPO coordinates state and federal historic preservation programs, including the National Register of Historic Places, state and federal tax credits, and review of state and federal projects for their impact on historic resources. Read more

 

Deasy: $2.2 million awarded for local projects

(Nov 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced Tuesday the awarding of $2.2 million in state grants to be used for rehabilitation projects in the 27 th Legislative District. Deasy said $1.7 million in funding was from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, and an additional $521,267 was administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. “It’s great to announce grant money, but it’s an even better feeling to know that it’s going toward the rehabilitation and beautification initiatives that continue to make the 27 th Legislative District a great place to live,” Deasy said. “I’d like to thank the Commonwealth Financing Authority for approving this funding.” Deasy said of the Multimodal Transportation funds: $700,000 will go toward a streetscape project along Grandview Avenue in Pittsburgh. The project, requested due to aging infrastructure and deteriorating sidewalk rails, will consist of replacing a retaining wall and upgrading sidewalk railings. $1 million will be used to extend Intermodal Way and construct a trail along Intermodal Way in McKees Rocks. The remaining award will be used as follows: $221,267 to be used for waterproofing and water damage renovation at the Brookline Teen Outreach center in Pittsburgh. The project will include water control, mold remediation and Read more

 

More info on COVID-19
Apr 01, 2020

Fill out the 2020 census!
Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Legislative Update
Mar 27, 2020

UPDATE: COVID-19 resource guide
Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19 Helpful Resources
Mar 18, 2020

My office is closed
Mar 16, 2020

Miller, ACHDD seek to support school districts, families, first responders and small businesses during outbreak
Mar 13, 2020

Updated information on COVID-19
Mar 13, 2020

Don’t miss tomorrow’s satellite hours!; Need help? Attend one of my mobile offices; Come out to my Job Readiness Workshop -- AND MORE!
Mar 05, 2020

Deasy: $1 million coming for school safety improvements
Feb 26, 2020

Improved bus services for Green Tree; Reminder veterans - please attend my Veterans Outreach Clinic tomorrow!
Feb 20, 2020

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Job Readiness Workshop; Veterans – please attend the Feb. 21 Veteran Outreach Clinic; Seniors – we can help you with your taxes -- and more!
Feb 11, 2020

Deasy issues statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address
Feb 04, 2020

Keystone Oaks, Sto-Rox and Montour school districts each get $35K grant; New Voting Changes for 2020; Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available -- and more
Jan 27, 2020

A year in review; Working to put more money back in YOUR pocket; Deasy continues Job Readiness Series -- and more!
Jan 03, 2020

Dec. 31 is the last day to file for your Property Tax/Rent Rebate; Don’t forget to get your ConnectCard
Dec 27, 2019

Western Pa. craft beer industry awarded more than $335K; Banksville Road project; Beware of phone scam regarding your electric bill -- and more!
Dec 06, 2019

Deasy: Western Pa. craft beer industry to benefit from more than $335K in state funding
Dec 05, 2019

Deasy: Roxian Theater receives Community Initiative Award
Nov 21, 2019

Deasy: $2.2 million awarded for local projects
Nov 12, 2019