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Grant money awarded to Crafton Borough; Don't miss the Senior ConnectCard events on Thursday and Friday; Our monthly Veteran Outreach clinic is Friday!

(Sep 18, 2019)

On Tuesday, Crafton Borough was awarded a $175,000 state grant earmarked for a rehabilitation project at Crafton Park. Read more

 

Deasy: $175,000 in state funding awarded to Crafton Borough for park improvement project

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – A $175,000 state grant earmarked for a park rehabilitation project was awarded Tuesday to Crafton Borough, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. Deasy said the funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and funded through the state’s Greenways, Trail and Recreation Program. “The funding awarded today falls in unison with the commitment by Crafton Borough to follow a comprehensive plan to improve their community parks to ensure the safety of children,” Deasy said. “This grant money will help the borough accomplish this initiative, and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding in the near future.” Deasy said the funding will go toward playground improvements at Crafton Park, which includes the installation of a modern safety surface for the playground area, consisting of interlocking rubberized tiles that reduce the risk of injury from falls around playground equipment. The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. Read more

 

National Night Out; Road trip? Don’t miss the bus trip to the state Capitol and Gettysburg; My office can help YOU with your senior ConnectCard

(Aug 06, 2019)

It’s my hope to see many residents of the 27th Legislative District out and about this evening as we celebrate National Night Out. Read more

 

Deasy: $1.5 million in RACP funding awarded in 27th Legislative District

(Aug 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – The city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Musical Theater on Thursday received a combined total of $1.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. “This is significant funding for two significant projects in the 27 th Legislative District,” Deasy said. “RACP funding allows for the construction and improvement of new and existing facilities, so I’m excited to see the benefits of this funding in the near future.” The city of Pittsburgh was awarded $500,000 to be used for the ongoing redevelopment of the former Stevens Elementary School. The facility will now be the Special Deployment Headquarters, Deasy said, which will establish valuable community policing elements in Pittsburgh’s West End. Most of the RACP funding will be used for construction, elevator installation, lighting and technological infrastructure. The Pittsburgh Musical Theater will use its $1 million in funding to renovate the theater’s South Main Street property. Deasy said the project will have four phases, which include constructing a new entrance and theater lobby, a backstage area and shop space on the first floor, interior renovations to all 10 studios/classrooms, new landscaping and lighting, and more. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, Read more

 

Contract extension reached between UPMC and Highmark

(Jun 24, 2019)

Contract extension reached between UPMC and Highmark Read more

 

Contract extension reached between UPMC and Highmark

(Jun 24, 2019)

Contract extension reached between UPMC and Highmark Read more

 

Don’t miss the upcoming Real ID event!; Deasy continues Monthly Senior Info Series; Deasy & Fontana to host Shred and Medication Take Back events -- and more!

(Apr 25, 2019)

Do you have questions about Pennsylvania’s Real ID program?If so, I encourage you to attend my Real ID event, co-hosted by state Sen. Wayne Fontana, on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crafton Borough Community Room.This initiative has been talked about for quite some time, but I want to ensure all constituents understand REAL ID, the process of obtaining a REAL ID driver’s license or photo ID, and that any and all questions regarding this program don’t go unanswered. Read more

 

Don’t miss Workshop Wednesday; Veteran Help; Mark your calendars for April 25; Fighting for equal pay -- and more!

(Apr 08, 2019)

On the second Wednesday of each month, my office has extended hours to allow job seekers to utilize our employment center by way of my Workshop Wednesday initiative. Additionally, in partnership with Building Bridges for Business, we feature information about job opportunities and skills/training programs at these events. Read more

 

Deasy: More than $1.4 million awarded to 27th Legislative District for road, pedestrian improvement projects

(Apr 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 1 – A disbursement of more than $1.4 million in state funding, sidelined to improve pedestrian access to Station Square and to extend Intermodal Way in McKees Rocks, was approved last week by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced. “Both grants awarded within the district were much-needed,” Deasy said. “Improving and extending our roadways will be key in helping the 27th Legislative District become more visitor and resident friendly. I’d like to thank the Commonwealth Financing Authority for approving this funding.” Deasy said Forest City Station Square Associates LP was awarded $1.1 million to improve pedestrian access in Pittsburgh’s iconic Station Square, a 52-acre mixed use, riverfront property. Improvements include the installation of a new staircase accessing the Smithfield Street Bridge; a storm-water management system; a new electrical service housed in underground vaults; LED lighting; and new pavement and sidewalks along West Carson Street, Three Rivers Heritage Trail, and West Station Square Drive. An additional $275,000 was awarded to McKees Rock for the extension of Intermodal Way and the construction of a trail. The borough plans to connect Intermodal Way with West Carson Street. Deasy said Intermodal Way was constructed to provide shared access to both CSX Intermodal Terminal and the Rocks Intermodal Park. However, the extension will divert truck Read more

 

Don't miss tomorrow's job fair; LIHEAP deadline is fast approaching; PennDOT now issuing REAL IDs; House adopts HR 107; HB 325 passes House!

(Mar 27, 2019)

Just a reminder that my office, in partnership with state Sen. Wayne Fontana, PA CareerLink and Building Bridges for Business, will be hosting a job fair tomorrow! Read more

 

Deasy, state Sen. Wayne Fontana to host REAL ID informational session

(Mar 22, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 22 – In an effort to inform and promote the availability of Pennsylvania’s REAL ID program, state Rep. Dan Deasy and state Sen. Wayne Fontana, both D-Allegheny, plan to host a REAL ID informational session at the end of April. The event, which will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Crafton Borough Community Center, will provide residents with information on how to obtain a federally compliant REAL ID from the state Department of Transportation. “The newly available Pennsylvania REAL IDs have been talked about for quite some time, but some residents may have a few lingering questions or concerns regarding the program,” Deasy said. “That is exactly why my office, in conjunction with Senator Fontana, has decided to host this informational session, so that residents can rest easy knowing the ins-and-outs of the REAL ID program.” “I’m pleased we’re able put together this informational session for people interested in obtaining a REAL ID. I encourage anyone with questions about the process to attend and learn more,” Fontana added. REAL IDs are now available from PennDOT. After Oct. 1, 2020, a Real ID-compliant state driver’s license or ID card, or a U.S. passport or Military ID, will be necessary to board a domestic commercial flight or enter secure federal facilities. A REAL ID-compliant driver’s license has enhanced security features required by federal Read more

 

Deasy resolution honoring Crafton Heights veteran KIA adopted by House

(Mar 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 19 – A House resolution honoring the life and sacrifice of late Pfc. Andrew Joseph Kukuruda, a U.S. Marine Corps machine gunner who was killed in Vietnam in 1969, was adopted last week by the state House of Representatives, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. Family and friends gathered Thursday – the 50 th anniversary of his death – to remember Kukuruda’s service and sacrifice. Deasy was present during the memorial service, presenting H.R. 107 to Kukuruda’s family. “Private First Class Kukuruda answered the call of duty during a time when the Vietnam War was highly contested,” Deasy said. “He unfortunately paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our country, but we’re all so grateful for his service. Kukuruda truly encompassed and best represents who we are as a community in the 27 th Legislative District. He’ll be forever missed.” Kukuruda, formerly of the Crafton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was killed March 14, 1969, during the Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign in Vietnam’s Quang Tri Province. Deasy said Kukuruda and other servicemen were fighting to retake a Marine landing zone when he was fatally wounded. Kukuruda was born Dec. 3, 1950, and was a graduate of Langley High School. Upon graduation he joined the Marines and was assigned to the 3 rd Marine Division, 4 th Marines, M Company. He was killed three months into his deployment. Read more

 

Deasy’s H.B. 325 passes House, heads to state Senate

(Mar 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 18 – A measure designed to create the Pennsylvania Distilled Spirits Industry Promotion Board, responsible for awarding grants to craft distilleries, on Monday was passed by the state House of Representatives, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. Deasy, Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, introduced H.B. 325 , which would create a board tasked with awarding $1 million in grants to be used for promotion, marketing and research-based projects to benefit the distilled spirits industry in the commonwealth. “The commonwealth has seen a large influx of distilleries in recent years, which is extremely exciting. However, distillers are still faced with challenges,” Deasy said. “The grants awarded by this board would provide opportunities for the continued growth of the state’s distilling industry, allowing the commonwealth to reach new benchmarks in regard to production. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the political aisle for getting this bill across the finish line.” Deasy said the Pennsylvania Distilled Spirits Industry Promotion Board would be comprised of five appointees designated by Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders in both chambers of the state legislature. The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Employment help; veteran help; meet the staff -- and more!

(Mar 12, 2019)

On the second Wednesday of each month, my office has extended hours to allow job seekers to utilize our employment center. Additionally, in partnership with Building Bridges for Business, we feature information about job opportunities and skills/training programs at these events. Read more

 

Deasy’s H.B. 325 reported out of House Liquor Control Committee

(Mar 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 12 – A bill designed to create the Pennsylvania Distilled Spirits Industry Promotion Board, responsible for awarding grants to craft distilleries, was unanimously reported out of the House Liquor Control Committee Monday, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. Deasy, Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, introduced H.B. 325, which would create a board charged with awarding $1 million in grants to be used for promotion, marketing and research-based projects that would benefit the distilled spirits industry in the commonwealth. “Since 2012, the commonwealth has gone from having four limited distilleries to more than 100. This rapid level of growth is exciting, but distillers are still faced with challenges. These grants provide an opportunity for our vibrant distilling industry to further expand and compete on a level playing field," Deasy said. “Pennsylvania has created marketing and research promotion boards for both wine and brewed beverages in recent years, and our distilleries deserve the same level of support. This bill does just that, and I’m confident it will help the state reach new levels of production and success when it comes to distilled spirits in the commonwealth.” Deasy said the Pennsylvania Distilled Spirits Industry Promotion Board would be comprised of five appointees designated by Gov. Tom Wolf and both chambers of the state legislature. The bill now awaits action by Read more

 

Don’t miss our Workshop Wednesday event – and more!

(Feb 15, 2019)

Job seekers – don’t forget I’ll be hosting a Workshop Wednesday tomorrow at my district office, 436 S. Main St.Workshop Wednesdays take place every second Wednesday of the month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Read more

 

Don’t miss our Workshop Wednesday event – and more!

(Feb 12, 2019)

Job seekers – don’t forget I’ll be hosting a Workshop Wednesday event tomorrow at my district office, 436 S. Main St. Read more

 

Deasy: Alcohol education grants available through PLCB

(Feb 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 11 – Hoping to promote responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age, state Rep. Dan Deasy, Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, is announcing the availability of funds for programs that seek to reduce underage and dangerous drinking practices. Deasy, D-Allegheny, said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is now accepting applications through Friday, March 15. “Eligible applicants include commonwealth school districts and higher education institutions, community organizations, municipal police departments, municipal officials and representatives, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations,” Deasy said. “This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to promote safe, responsible drinking at a legal age. During the last grant cycle, the PLCB awarded nearly $1 million in alcohol education grants.” The grant cycle is for one year, from July 2019 through June 2020. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis with a maximum award of $20,000. Applications will be received and evaluated by the PLCB’s Bureau of Alcohol Education. The grant application and related information can be found at https://www.lcb.pa.gov/Education/Programs/Pages/Grants.aspx . For additional assistance, contact Deasy’s office at 412-928-9514. Read more

 

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

(Feb 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 5 – 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 encouraged by what I heard. “I support Governor Wolf’s Plan for PA as detailed in his budget address. I’m also committed to continuing the fight to increase the state minimum wage, improving school safety, increasing education funding, fighting the opioid epidemic, helping adults struggling with intellectual disabilities, and so much more. “There’s also a need to address our infrastructure needs, as well as increase the minimum pay for teachers to $45,000. The current base salary of $18,500 was set 30-something years ago, and nobody pays that little now. This increase would primarily impact small, rural districts. “Nonetheless, I’m hopeful for a positive, progressive budget situation come June. The foundation provided by the governor gives us all something to work with, and if the House and Senate can work in bipartisan manner, I am hopeful we will be able to get it done on time.” Read more

 

Grant money awarded to Crafton Borough; Don't miss the Senior ConnectCard events on Thursday and Friday; Our monthly Veteran Outreach clinic is Friday!
Sep 18, 2019

Deasy: $175,000 in state funding awarded to Crafton Borough for park improvement project
Sep 17, 2019

National Night Out; Road trip? Don’t miss the bus trip to the state Capitol and Gettysburg; My office can help YOU with your senior ConnectCard
Aug 06, 2019

Deasy: $1.5 million in RACP funding awarded in 27th Legislative District
Aug 02, 2019

Contract extension reached between UPMC and Highmark
Jun 24, 2019

Contract extension reached between UPMC and Highmark
Jun 24, 2019

Don’t miss the upcoming Real ID event!; Deasy continues Monthly Senior Info Series; Deasy & Fontana to host Shred and Medication Take Back events -- and more!
Apr 25, 2019

Don’t miss the upcoming Real ID event!; Deasy continues Monthly Senior Info Series; Deasy & Fontana to host Shred and Medication Take Back events -- and more!
Apr 24, 2019

Don’t miss Workshop Wednesday; Veteran Help; Mark your calendars for April 25; Fighting for equal pay -- and more!
Apr 08, 2019

Deasy: More than $1.4 million awarded to 27th Legislative District for road, pedestrian improvement projects
Apr 01, 2019

Don't miss tomorrow's job fair; LIHEAP deadline is fast approaching; PennDOT now issuing REAL IDs; House adopts HR 107; HB 325 passes House!
Mar 27, 2019

Deasy, state Sen. Wayne Fontana to host REAL ID informational session
Mar 22, 2019

Deasy resolution honoring Crafton Heights veteran KIA adopted by House
Mar 19, 2019

Deasy’s H.B. 325 passes House, heads to state Senate
Mar 18, 2019

Employment help; veteran help; meet the staff -- and more!
Mar 12, 2019

Deasy’s H.B. 325 reported out of House Liquor Control Committee
Mar 12, 2019

Don’t miss our Workshop Wednesday event – and more!
Feb 15, 2019

Don’t miss our Workshop Wednesday event – and more!
Feb 12, 2019

Deasy: Alcohol education grants available through PLCB
Feb 11, 2019

Deasy issues statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address
Feb 05, 2019