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Allegheny County transitions to green phase of reopening

(2 hours ago)

Allegheny County transitions to green phase of reopening Read more

 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program now available

(23 hours ago)

Residents – the annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available in Allegheny County! Eligible individuals may receive one set of checks worth $24 to be spent at participating farmers markets. Read more

 

Kulik introduces bill allowing limited operations for small retail businesses

(Apr 28, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 28 – Following up on the state’s recent decision to slowly rekindle parts of its economy, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, said she wants to ensure small retail businesses are receiving the same consideration as larger retail corporations that have remained open throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, they’re a staple of our character and a driving force behind the forward progression of the Commonwealth,” Kulik said. “The COVID-19 pandemic forced a lot of these small businesses to close their doors. Meanwhile, larger corporations found ways to flourish despite the drastic – yet necessary – measures we all were forced to take. My bill seeks to ensure small retail businesses have a fighting chance to get back on their feet.” Kulik’s legislation looks to help small businesses secure the “essential business” title that many larger corporations were able to secure at the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis. Specifically, the bill would only apply to retail businesses with 10 or fewer employees. The business would be allowed to operate on a limited basis during the health crisis, allowing only shopping online and through phone ordering. Kulik said the orders would then be picked up curbside or delivered to a customer’s home by the business, mail or other service. No customers would Read more

 

PFBC RESPONDS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19

(Apr 01, 2020)

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) knows that anglers and boaters are ethically minded, passionate outdoor enthusiasts who might have some questions about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting their favorite activities this spring. Read more

 

Updated COVID-19 information

(Mar 31, 2020)

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf has extended the “Stay at Home” orders through April 30. Allegheny County is among the 33 counties under a stay-at-home order. It’s the state’s hope that doing so will help slow the spread of the virus and save lives. Read more

 

Fill out the 2020 census!

(Mar 30, 2020)

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

 

Update, resources for COVID-19

(Mar 25, 2020)

Our daily lives have drastically changed. In today's world we are used to being on the go most of our waking hours; between work, running errands or running the kids to activities, we are not used to just being at home. Read more

 

Kulik introduces legislation that would extend deadline to remit sales tax

(Mar 24, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 24 – Hoping to relieve the economic strain placed on all non-life sustaining businesses forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, has introduced legislation that would extend the date by which businesses would have to remit sales tax. “We’re in a situation that has called for unfortunate yet necessary measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19,” Kulik said. “Businesses have taken a hit as a result and are forced to deal with a sudden loss of income. This legislation would help them retain a source of income they’d otherwise miss out on due to COVID-19.” Kulik said the legislation would give businesses an extra 45 days to remit their sales taxes to the state Department of Revenue, ensuring they have time to remit their sales tax while still requiring their payments during the current fiscal year. This legislation is expected to be considered by House members in the near future. Read more

 

My office is closed

(Mar 16, 2020)

Friends and neighbors,Out of an abundance of caution, I want you to know that my district office will be closed to walk-ins until further notice. This is a measure that will help keep all of us safe and healthy.That said, my staff will still be in the office. If necessary, appointments can be made by calling 412-264-4260. Otherwise, residents are encouraged to call in and we will help with any needed services. 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

 

Sportsmen's Call to Action - 1st Day of Rifle Deer Hunting

(Feb 27, 2020)

Rep. Kulik is urging all sportsmen in the district to make their voices heard regarding a proposal on the official start of rifle deer season in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Kulik: A combined $215K in school safety grants awarded to six school districts in 45th Legislative District

(Feb 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – A combined total of $215,000 in school safety grants were awarded to six school districts in the 45 th Legislative District, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. Kulik said the funding can be used for an assortment of safety-related initiatives, including the purchase of security equipment and funding the salaries of security resource officers. “Schools are a place where students should prosper, personally and academically,” Kulik said. “Unfortunately, we live in a time where we must worry about sending our kids to school, which is why securing funding of this magnitude is crucial to school districts in our community and across the commonwealth. This will go a long way in ensuring our kids and teachers alike remain safe during school hours.” Kulik said the funding includes the following: $35,000 to Carlynton School District for security planning and purchase of security-related technology; institution of student, staff and visitor identification systems; and provisions of specialized staff and student training programs. $40,000 to Chartiers Valley School District for school-wide positive behavior support; security planning and purchasing of security-related equipment; and costs associated with the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers. $30,000 to Cornell School District for Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available

(Feb 18, 2020)

Applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available. If you received a rebate book in the mail and need assistance in completing the application, please visit my office. Please be sure to bring all your income information along with your paid 2019 property tax receipts (homeowners) or a completed Rent Certificate (renters). If you need an application book, they are now available in my office. Read more

 

Working for you at the state Capitol

(Feb 03, 2020)

We’re now roughly a month into 2020, and I can already ensure you we’re all fast at work here at the state Capitol. Read more

 

ConnectCard, Drug D.U.M.P Event in Scott Township on Feb. 28

(Feb 03, 2020)

Don't miss my ConnectCard, Project D.U.M.P. event on Feb. 28 in Scott Township! Read more

 

Rep. Kulik, domestic violence advocates rally at state Capitol

(Jan 14, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Allegheny, hosted a rally to combat domestic violence. The co-hosted Putting a Stop to Domestic Violence rally took place Tuesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda and served as a platform to further discuss the issue of domestic violence, promote awareness and champion current House legislation seeking to combat domestic violence. “The commonwealth lost more than 100 people to domestic violence in 2018,” Kulik said. “This is in no way, shape or form an issue that should be taken lightly. People are losing their lives at the hands of their partners. Today we stand together to say, ‘enough is enough.’” Aside from discussing domestic violence awareness, Kulik also discussed H.B 588 . This legislation would give judges discretion as to whether a Protection From Abuse defendant should wear an electronic monitoring device if the defendant poses a threat of violating the order. Coined “Alina’s Law,” Kulik’s measure originated from the grisly murder of Alina Sheykhet in October 2017. Sheykhet, 20, was killed by her ex-boyfriend just shy of a month after she filed a PFA order against her former partner. Despite her efforts to protect herself, Sheykhet was killed on Oct. 8, 2017, by Matthew Darby at her house on Cable Place in Oakland, according Read more

 

Wolf Administration Announces New Funding for Student Workforce Training in Western Pennsylvania

(Dec 18, 2019)

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Holy Family Institute (HFI) Nazareth Prep High School in Allegheny County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services. Read more

 

L&I Announces $4.6 Million in PAsmart Grants Available to Connect Employers, Create New Job Training Opportunities

(Dec 04, 2019)

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced that nearly $4.6 million in PAsmartOpens In A New Window grants are available to create more opportunities for Pennsylvania workers to increase their job skills and earn quality wages. Read more

 

Supporting Our Heroes During the Holiday Season

(Nov 25, 2019)

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminds Pennsylvanians that this is a great time to give to programs that support the commonwealth’s veterans, active military and their families. Read more