Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act

(1 day ago)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – Today, state Reps. Nick Pisciottano and Sara Innamorato, both D-Allegheny, introduced the Open Markets Act, the latest in a package of new bills from PA House Democrats designed to combat rising prices and bring relief to Pennsylvanians. The Open Markets Act would give the PA attorney general the authority necessary to effectively investigate and prosecute anti-trust violations, resulting in lower prices by reducing the number of price-gouging monopolies and creating a fairer, more competitive marketplace. “CEOs are bragging publicly about how inflation is great for their profit margins at the same time working families are struggling to afford enough food and gas” Pisciottano said. “The rules are currently rigged in favor of large corporations, but they don’t have to be. The Open Markets Act is a crucial first step toward protecting consumers and small businesses in Pennsylvania.” Pisciottano argued that anti-trust laws are extremely weak in Pennsylvania, which allows a few dominant corporations to control the supply and demand of entire industries, fostering an unfair, noncompetitive economic landscape. “The fact that only a few dominant corporations control vital sectors of our economy is one of the major reasons for drastic consumer price increases,” Innamorato said. “In order to break the grip of monopolistic corporations on the American economy and political arena, we must Read more

 

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people

(Jun 15, 2022)

House Democrats have a plan to protect the people now and build a fairer economy for the future. Read more

 

End Price Gouging and Protect the People

(Jun 14, 2022)

America is supposed to be the land of opportunity, where working hard gets you ahead, but in 2022, price gouging and corporate greed are leaving working families behind and hurting the small local businesses that are the cornerstones of our communities. Read more

 

Pennsylvania needs rental assistance and eviction diversion programs, activists and lawmakers say

(May 02, 2022)

Study cites housing affordability exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic Read more

 

State lawmakers demand action on PA Fertility Act

(Apr 26, 2022)

“The PA Fertility Act has the potential to have varied and long-lasting positive effects across the state, ensuring fertility coverage statewide, growing PA’s health care sector, attracting young professionals from outside the state, and keeping young professionals here at home,” Innamorato said, “as opposed to what we are seeing today, where young people are leaving PA in order to acquire fertility treatment coverage already confirmed in all our other northeast neighboring states.” Read more

 

Innamorato: Etna Borough redevelopment project awarded $750,000

(Apr 25, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, April 25 – 51 Bridge Street LLC in Etna Borough secured $750,000 in funding for the second phase of its project to redevelop a former steel pipe manufacturing building into a hub to house technology and robotics manufacturers, announced state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. “This is an exciting project that will help breathe new life into a piece of Etna’s industrial past,” Innamorato said. “This grant funding is another crucial component toward the completion of a project that will attract new businesses in a growing industry and provides an investment in the community’s future.” The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding was awarded for the next phase of the 51 Bridge Street redevelopment project, which includes the acquisition of the site, selective demolition, building structure such as steel framing, fireproofing, concrete, roofing and other interior building components. The exterior façade will be restored and rehabbed during this phase. “The AM Group is grateful for the continued support from the commonwealth, Governor Wolf, Senator Lindsey Williams, Representative Sara Innamorato, Allegheny County, and the Borough of Etna,” said Tom Sabol of the AM Group, the developer behind the 51 Bridge Street project. “We are excited to continue the work to transform 51 Bridge Street into a space for innovation in the heart of Etna and contribute to the vibrant Read more

 

NEW REPORT: Affordable Rental Housing After the Pandemic?

(Apr 11, 2022)

Where families stand now and what the legislature can do about it? Read more

 

Department Of Aging Calls On General Assembly To Invest In Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals With Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program

(Apr 07, 2022)

The governor's plan to issue a double bonus to program recipients using available American Rescue Plan funds would go a long way to help seniors, and folks with disabilities. Read more

 

Innamorato announces $100,000 grant for Etna Community Organization

(Mar 30, 2022)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced the Etna Community Organization has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Catch up on the discussion from my latest Telephone Town Hall

(Mar 17, 2022)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to the community. Read more

 

Hearing explores public transit, promise and opportunity

(Mar 07, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee alongside Representatives Austin Davis and Sara Innamorato held a tour and roundtable discussion about the state of mass transit in the Pittsburgh region. Read more

 

House and Senate Lawmakers Announce Relief Plan for Rental Assistance Fund

(Feb 17, 2022)

Lawmakers from the state House and Senate held a news conference today to outline plans to restore Pennsylvania’s depleted Emergency Rental Assistance Program and help thousands whose incomes were affected by the pandemic. Read more

 

Welcoming PA Caucus introduces bill to create Office of New Pennsylvanians

(Feb 09, 2022)

Joined by immigration advocates across Pennsylvania, members of the Welcoming PA Caucus unveiled legislation Wednesday to establish the Office of New Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Innamorato: $475,000 in grants awarded for economic development projects

(Jan 28, 2022)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced $475,000 in grants has been awarded to three community organizations to help fund economic development projects. Read more

 

Innamorato, Struzzi introduce legislation to establish Syringe Service Programs in Pa.

(Jan 27, 2022)

To compassionately address the rise in opioid overdose deaths during the pandemic, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana, introduced bipartisan legislation that will allow for local Syringe Service Programs in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Fiedler, Innamorato and Krajewski introduce legislation to keep Pennsylvanians in their homes

(Jan 14, 2022)

Philadelphia, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced today that, with colleagues Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., she is introducing legislation to allocate $500 million in federal funds to keep people across the state in their homes. The legislation would invest $500 million in American Rescue Plan dollars to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Thus far, 179,915 applications have been received across the commonwealth, but the need has far exceeded the existing ERAP funding. Fiedler said that by distributing $500 million in ARP dollars to counties whose funds have been exhausted, these Pennsylvanians can get the help they need. This is a companion bill to legislation being introduced by Sen. Vincent Hughes and Sen. Nikil Saval, both D-Phil., and Sen. Art Haywood, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery . In many counties, including Philadelphia, Delaware and Berks, more applications have been received than funding is available. The lawmakers said this funding shortfall has a very human cost: leaving people who rent unable to pay their bills and vulnerable to becoming homeless during the pandemic. Fiedler said, “Funding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program is a good investment in public health and in the people of Pennsylvania. Investing this money in rent assistance will help ensure people who pay rent, and their children, can stay in their homes.” Read more

 

Innamorato applauds state funding for park acquisition, water trail management plans

(Dec 30, 2021)

Grants awarded through Pa. DCNR Read more

 

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA

(Dec 14, 2021)

“In Pennsylvania, a family’s decision if and when to start a family shouldn’t be dependent on their employer, being independently wealthy, or relying on the charity of others,” Innamorato said. Read more

 

Innamorato announces $750,000 in redevelopment funding for Etna Borough

(Dec 06, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced $750,000 has been awarded to 51 Bridge Street LLC in Etna Borough to help fund the redevelopment project at that site. Read more

 

$500K+ awarded to local groups for transportation, recreation projects

(Nov 19, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced three grants have been awarded to community organizations that will help install sidewalks, renovate a local park, and address needs along the Three Rivers Water Trail. Read more

 

Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act
1 day ago

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people
Jun 15, 2022

End Price Gouging and Protect the People
Jun 14, 2022

Pennsylvania needs rental assistance and eviction diversion programs, activists and lawmakers say
May 02, 2022

State lawmakers demand action on PA Fertility Act
Apr 26, 2022

Innamorato: Etna Borough redevelopment project awarded $750,000
Apr 25, 2022

NEW REPORT: Affordable Rental Housing After the Pandemic?
Apr 11, 2022

Department Of Aging Calls On General Assembly To Invest In Older Pennsylvanians, Individuals With Disabilities Through Property Tax Relief Program
Apr 07, 2022

Innamorato announces $100,000 grant for Etna Community Organization
Mar 30, 2022

Catch up on the discussion from my latest Telephone Town Hall
Mar 17, 2022

Hearing explores public transit, promise and opportunity
Mar 07, 2022

House and Senate Lawmakers Announce Relief Plan for Rental Assistance Fund
Feb 17, 2022

Welcoming PA Caucus introduces bill to create Office of New Pennsylvanians
Feb 09, 2022

Innamorato: $475,000 in grants awarded for economic development projects
Jan 28, 2022

Innamorato, Struzzi introduce legislation to establish Syringe Service Programs in Pa.
Jan 27, 2022

Fiedler, Innamorato and Krajewski introduce legislation to keep Pennsylvanians in their homes
Jan 14, 2022

Innamorato applauds state funding for park acquisition, water trail management plans
Dec 30, 2021

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA
Dec 14, 2021

Innamorato announces $750,000 in redevelopment funding for Etna Borough
Dec 06, 2021

$500K+ awarded to local groups for transportation, recreation projects
Nov 19, 2021