Deasy urges allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address critical baby formula shortage

(Jun 16, 2022)

In a letter to the committee’s Republican and Democratic chairmen, state Reps. Stan Saylor and Matt Bradford, respectively, Deasy said infants who rely on baby formula and whose families participate in WIC are in urgent need of support. Read more

 

Voting no on privatizing the state liquor system, fireworks law update, Property Tax/Rent Rebate extension and more!

(Jun 13, 2022)

Voting no on privatizing the state liquor system, fireworks law update, Property Tax/Rent Rebate extension and more! Read more

 

Deasy: Privatizing PA’s liquor system too complex to be decided by constitutional amendment on ballot

(Jun 09, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 9 – In Wednesday’s House Liquor Control Committee meeting, Democratic Chair Dan Deasy voted no on a constitutional amendment that asks voters to decide on whether to privatize Pennsylvania’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores. “This constitutional amendment is not a simple question, and it seems disingenuous to ask voters to make an informed decision based on a two-sentence ballot question,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “Privatizing the state’s liquor system is a complex issue and in the past we have spent years trying to develop a plan to do so without success. This bill would rush that decision onto the ballot, without any serious proposal as to how this would actually work. This doesn’t just put the cart before the horse but would create a dangerous scenario that will leave legislators making decisions in the dark.” In his remarks to the committee, Deasy noted that should the constitutional amendment pass , the legislature would have 18 months to work out licensing, taxes, divesture of the LCB stores and product availability. He noted that not only would any plan have to be created and passed by both chambers and the governor, but it also would have to be in place and have new licensing underway in order to ensure Pennsylvanians are able to purchase liquor after those 18 months are up. “We talk a lot about numbers and financial figures when discussing privatization, but let’s not Read more

 

#WearOrange, grant to preserve Thornburg Community Center and produce vouchers for seniors

(Jun 03, 2022)

#WearOrange, grant to preserve Thornburg Community Center and produce vouchers for seniors Read more

 

Free shred event in Green Tree, vote on Tuesday, Mental Health Awareness Month and more!

(May 13, 2022)

Free shred event in Green Tree, vote on Tuesday, Mental Health Awareness Month and more! Read more

 

Successful events in Crafton, LIHEAP deadline extended, employment opportunity and more!

(Apr 29, 2022)

Successful events in Crafton, LIHEAP deadline extended, employment opportunity and more! Read more

 

Deasy announces $500,000 grant for Sheraden Park improvements

(Apr 25, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, April 25 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced $500,000 in funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to support the city of Pittsburgh’s Sheraden Park rehabilitation project. Deasy said the project includes improvements to the rest area/park building, grill area, hiking trail addition, children’s discovery garden, hillside dog park, wilderness education area, ADA-accessible community garden and apiary. The funding will also include site preparation, grading, landscaping, signage, stair repair, pedestrian lighting and safety improvements. The project will add 6,800 linear feet of cleared, graded trail additions and water control elements within Sheraden Park. “Sheraden Park is a pillar of the West Pittsburgh community and a place where people of all ages can enjoy the outdoors,” Deasy said. “The RACP funding makes basic improvements to the park’s existing amenities and provides new opportunities that are accessible to everyone. I’m excited for these upgrades and the investment in the future of Sheraden Park.” The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, Read more

 

Shred event this weekend, mobile district office coming to Crafton, supporting EMS in PA and donations for Ukraine

(Apr 22, 2022)

Shred event this weekend, mobile district office coming to Crafton, supporting EMS in PA and donations for Ukraine Read more

 

Path to Pennie still available, extending postpartum coverage for Medicaid patients and mobile district office kickoff!

(Apr 08, 2022)

Path to Pennie still available, extending postpartum coverage for Medicaid patients and mobile district office kickoff! Read more

 

Mobile office series starts Monday, save the date for my shredding events and more!

(Apr 01, 2022)

Mobile office series starts Monday, save the date for my shredding events and more! Read more

 

Deadline approaching for rental assistance, new grants available and state tax forms available at my office

(Mar 25, 2022)

Deadline approaching for rental assistance, new grants available and state tax forms available at my office Read more

 

Enroll in Pennie health coverage this tax time, free credit-monitoring for UC claimants, and more

(Mar 18, 2022)

Enroll in Pennie health coverage this tax time, free credit-monitoring for UC claimants, and more Read more

 

Spotlight on Pittsburgh’s infrastructure, upcoming rental and utility assistance deadline, Veterans Virtual Town Hall and more!

(Mar 11, 2022)

Spotlight on Pittsburgh’s infrastructure, upcoming rental and utility assistance deadline, Veterans Virtual Town Hall and more! Read more

 

Deasy: Liquor privatization 'plan' doesn’t add up

(Mar 07, 2022)

In states that have privatized liquor sales, taxes and fees went up, costing consumers more. Read more

 

Boosting education funding, tax season underway, employment resources and Presidents’ Day

(Feb 18, 2022)

Boosting education funding, tax season underway, employment resources and Presidents’ Day Read more

 

Helping EMS crews fight COVID-19, Employment Center updates, and more!

(Feb 11, 2022)

Helping EMS crews fight COVID-19, Employment Center updates, and more! Read more

 

Help for nurses and hospitals, COVID relief for child care providers, LIHEAP still accepting applications and more!

(Jan 28, 2022)

Help for nurses and hospitals, COVID relief for child care providers, LIHEAP still accepting applications and more! Read more

 

Deasy announces $325,000 in Allegheny County gaming grants

(Jan 26, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26 – A total of $325,000 from the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Tourism Fund will support replacing staircases in Crafton and renovating the Casa San Jose building, according to state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. The following amounts were awarded: $200,000 to Crafton Borough for the first phase of its program to replace deteriorating staircases. The work will involve replacing 195 concrete or wooden stairs with new concrete, associated cheek walls and landings, handrail, retaining walls and chain link fence. The project also includes site preparation, traffic control, erosion and sediment control, and site cleanup. $125,000 to renovate the Casa San Jose building at 1602-1606 Broadway Avenue. The project includes renovating the floors, wall systems, ceilings, doors and hardware, kitchen cabinetry and food heating equipment, new HVAC, new electric system upgrade, new LED lighting, fire alarm and fire sprinkler installation, telephone/data network installation, plumbing installation, stair and elevator addition, improvements to the exterior shell, new windows, and storefront entrance system. “I’m pleased to see these investments will make important improvements in these communities,” Deasy said. “Casa San Jose provides important resources for the growing Hispanic community. The funding to renovate its building will help to create a strong foundation that will further support its Read more

 

Deasy: Rushed hearing on constitutional amendment to privatize state liquor system leads to more confusion

(Jan 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 24 – Following today’s meeting of the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee, Democratic Chair Dan Deasy said he stands against legislation that calls for voters to decide the business future of Pennsylvania’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores through a constitutional amendment. “Asking a simple question on a ballot for a complex issue is a disaster in the making. It’s deceptive, and I fear it would result in even more confusion and frustration for Pennsylvanians,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “It’s premature because there is nothing in place to address how that privatization would work, not to mention how it would impact state revenue or the 5,000 state store workers.” Deasy said that last year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board returned $765 million to the state’s General Fund. “Where would the state get that money?” he asked. “That’s not a one-time contribution but is provided annually by a state-owned asset. That money would have to come from somewhere. There are too many questions still unanswered. More needs to be done to vet this process.” Deasy noted that Act 39 or 2016 created a bipartisan commission to research and make recommendations on privatizing the wholesale and retail wine and spirits operations in the state. “During today’s House Liquor Control Board meeting, there was testimony that commission has not met in the Read more

 

Free at-home COVID-19 tests, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program open for 2021 and more!

(Jan 21, 2022)

Free at-home COVID-19 tests, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program open for 2021 and more! Read more

 

Deasy urges allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address critical baby formula shortage
Jun 16, 2022

Voting no on privatizing the state liquor system, fireworks law update, Property Tax/Rent Rebate extension and more!
Jun 13, 2022

Deasy: Privatizing PA’s liquor system too complex to be decided by constitutional amendment on ballot
Jun 09, 2022

#WearOrange, grant to preserve Thornburg Community Center and produce vouchers for seniors
Jun 03, 2022

Free shred event in Green Tree, vote on Tuesday, Mental Health Awareness Month and more!
May 13, 2022

Successful events in Crafton, LIHEAP deadline extended, employment opportunity and more!
Apr 29, 2022

Deasy announces $500,000 grant for Sheraden Park improvements
Apr 25, 2022

Shred event this weekend, mobile district office coming to Crafton, supporting EMS in PA and donations for Ukraine
Apr 22, 2022

Path to Pennie still available, extending postpartum coverage for Medicaid patients and mobile district office kickoff!
Apr 08, 2022

Mobile office series starts Monday, save the date for my shredding events and more!
Apr 01, 2022

Deadline approaching for rental assistance, new grants available and state tax forms available at my office
Mar 25, 2022

Enroll in Pennie health coverage this tax time, free credit-monitoring for UC claimants, and more
Mar 18, 2022

Spotlight on Pittsburgh’s infrastructure, upcoming rental and utility assistance deadline, Veterans Virtual Town Hall and more!
Mar 11, 2022

Deasy: Liquor privatization 'plan' doesn’t add up
Mar 07, 2022

Boosting education funding, tax season underway, employment resources and Presidents’ Day
Feb 18, 2022

Helping EMS crews fight COVID-19, Employment Center updates, and more!
Feb 11, 2022

Help for nurses and hospitals, COVID relief for child care providers, LIHEAP still accepting applications and more!
Jan 28, 2022

Deasy announces $325,000 in Allegheny County gaming grants
Jan 26, 2022

Deasy: Rushed hearing on constitutional amendment to privatize state liquor system leads to more confusion
Jan 24, 2022

Free at-home COVID-19 tests, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program open for 2021 and more!
Jan 21, 2022