More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 05, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Kulik’s bill looks to provide assistance for landslide-prone victims

(Oct 22, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 22 – In hopes of creating a safety net for commonwealth residents affected by and prone to landslides, state Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, currently has a bill in the House of Representatives geared toward creating a Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program. Kulik’s measure is a companion bill to S.B. 1131 , which was introduced by state Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny. “Landslides are a significant geological hazard throughout the commonwealth and have caused millions of dollars in damage this year alone to western Pennsylvania,” Kulik said. “Sadly, this type of disaster typically is not covered by most insurance policies and can leave families with insurmountable financial and emotional damage. It’s because of this that I’ve introduced a bill that calls for the establishment of the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program, which would give victims the help they need.” Kulik’s H.B. 2743 looks to establish the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. It is intended to provide sound insurance coverage to homeowners, as well as assistance to local governments that wish to mitigate the risk of landslides within their communities. Her bill was referred to the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Costa’s bill also looks to establish the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program in Pennsylvania. Under his Read more

 

Kulik: State grant of nearly $245,000 awarded in 45th Legislative District

(Oct 12, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 12 – Robinson Township was awarded a $244,726 Recycling Development and Implementation Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, said state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. The grant can be used for a number of things. Funding eligibility is allocated for expanding recycling processing facilities, installing data collection systems on recycling vehicles, continuing or creating curbside recycling programs, developing educational materials or operating leaf compost facilities. “I’m happy to announce this funding that will play a big role in making the 45 th Legislative District a cleaner, more environmentally friendly community within the commonwealth,” Kulik said. “Recycling is something we should all practice here in Pennsylvania, and I’m proud to say my district has and will continue to enhance our recycling initiatives thanks to this funding.” Nearly 200 county and municipal governments were awarded grants for recycling collections, education and leaf litter pickup. Up to 90 percent of approved recycling program costs are eligible under the grant program. For more information on the grants, visit the DEP’s website . Read more

 

Kulik announces $100,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to school districts in 45th Legislative District

(Oct 05, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced two local school districts were awarded $100,000 in state funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s competitive Safe Schools Targeted Grant program. “Funding for this initiative was a must-have,” Kulik said. “The safety of our children is a top priority for me and legislators across the state, especially when it comes to school safety. This funding will ensure our students – our children – are worried only about finishing their assignments, not an active-shooter situation.” The funding, geared toward creating a safer environment for students, will be used for numerous initiatives covered under the grant program, including programs to prevent and reduce violent incidents; purchasing security/safety-related equipment; training and compensation for school resource officers; and training and compensation for school police officers, who are directly employed by school districts. The school districts that received funding include: Cornell School District received $60,000 for the training and compensation of school resource officers during year one of the 2018-19 fiscal year. The Bradley Center’s Bradley School was awarded $40,000 for the training and compensation of school police officers. The PDE program is separate from the new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant program created this year and administered Read more

 

Kulik: Commonwealth Financing Authority awards more than $800,000 to 45th Legislative District

(Sep 19, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded the 45 th Legislative District $842,851 in state grants. “I’m happy to announce this generous funding to the 45 th Legislative District,” Kulik said. “The allotted funding will benefit the entities that requested the funding, and it surely will make a positive impact across our community.” The grants are for the following: The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County received $175,000, which will be used to renovate the Carnegie Science Center’s main entrance. The entrance currently is not ADA-compliant, but this project will rectify the problem. Renovations include the demolition of 27,500 square feet of sidewalk; the installation of a drop-off lane and bridge/ramp; concrete and asphalt paving; concrete curbing, walls and stairs; stainless steel handrail; curb stops; ADA tactile warning surface; line paint; wiring; drainage; plantings; and light columns. Coraopolis Water and Sewer Authority was the recipient of $217,851. Some of that money – $17,851 – will be used to conduct an Act 537 Plan Special Study to address wet weather issues and combined sewage overflow compliance in the existing sewer system that services Coraopolis Borough. The remaining funds – $200,000 – will be used for the in-trench replacement of approximately 250 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer; Read more

 

Kulik, Policy Committee discuss importance of small business development across Pennsylvania

(Sep 05, 2018)

CARNEGIE, Sept.5 –State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at the Carnegie Borough Municipal Building on Small Business Development. Kulik was joined by state legislators from across the commonwealth. The committee discussed the importance of small business development and growth across the commonwealth. “Today’s hearing was a great discussion on the need to focus on and develop small businesses across Pennsylvania,” Kulik said. “Small businesses have been the backbone to local communities for decades, despite their decline in recent years. This hearing was a big step in the right direction as we look to revamp small businesses across the state.” The committee heard testimony from Carol Kilko, deputy secretary of business financing for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and Gerald Ferguson, associate professor of business at the Community College of Allegheny County. The committee also heard comments from local business owners in attendance. Testimony, photos and video from today’s hearing will be available at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Today’s meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which focuses on people first and working together to build a stronger Pennsylvania through good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a fair economy. Visit plan4pa.com for Read more

 

Kulik to host Policy Committee hearing on Small Business Development Wednesday in Carnegie

(Aug 31, 2018)

CARNEGIE, Aug. 31 – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Small Business Development. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Carnegie Borough Municipal Building’s board room, 1 Veterans Way, Carnegie. Kulik requested the hearing to discuss the importance of small business development and growth across the commonwealth. Kulik will be joined by state legislators from across the state. The current agenda is: 2 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 2:10 p.m. Carol Kilko Deputy Secretary, Business Financing Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development 2:40 p.m. Gerald Ferguson Associate Professor of Business Community College of Allegheny County 3:10 p.m. Public Comments by Local Businesses 3:40 p.m. Closing Remarks The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes. Visit www.plan4pa.com for additional information about the Plan4PA and www.pahouse.com/policycommittee for Policy Committee materials. Read more

 

Stop out to my Policy Committee public hearing!

(Aug 30, 2018)

I wanted to let you know that I will be hosting a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Small Business Development on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Carnegie Borough Municipal Building, 1 Veterans Way, Carnegie. Read more

 

As students return to school, be aware of children and buses

(Aug 16, 2018)

With back-to-school around the corner, please be cautious of children and school buses. Read more

 

Kulik: Fleming Park Bridge closed for approximately 11 months

(Aug 14, 2018)

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Aug. 14 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, is reminding drivers that the Fleming Park Bridge (Neville Road) was closed for repairs effective Monday, Aug. 13 and is not expected to reopen until June 2019. Kulik said the bridge runs over the Ohio River between Neville Island and Stowe Township. The rehabilitation project includes fixing structural steep repairs, such as expanding dam replacements; an overlay on the concrete deck; and sidewalk replacement and painting, according to the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. Due to construction, Bus Route 21 Coraopolis buses will be re-routed via State Route 51 between Coraopolis and Stowe townships. The county and project contractor Mosites Construction will provide a free pedestrian shuttle at the Neville Island Bridge. Shuttle locations include: Neville Road, where it intersects with the industrial driveway at the northern part of the closure. The intersection of Fifth and Montour streets. This will serve as the first-drop off where passengers can transfer from the shuttle to Bus Route 21 Coraopolis. The intersection of Fourth and Arch streets. This is the last drop-off where passengers can transfer from the shuttle to Bus Route 21 Coraopolis. Shuttles will be available from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, from 6 a.m. Saturdays through 1 a.m. Sundays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays. Shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes, except for Read more

 

Don't miss out on a chance to learn about all the transportation options available to you!

(May 10, 2018)

Don't miss out on a chance to find out about the local transportation options available to you! Read more

 

May 1 is the deadline to apply for state education grant

(Apr 27, 2018)

For the first time, students have the option of submitting an electronic signature for a PA State Grant application. Read more

 

Kulik Attends Disability Summit

(Mar 23, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Anita Kulik attended a Disability Summit and House Democratic Policy Committee meeting in the Mt. Lebanon area to interact with students, legislators, service providers and more to learn what more can be done for the disability community. Read more

 

Kulik: Coraopolis gets $165,000 grant for traffic signal replacement

(Feb 26, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced the award of a $165,000 state grant to Coraopolis for its 4 th Avenue and Mulberry Street Traffic Signal Replacement Project. Kulik said the source of funding – PennDOT’s 2017 Automated Red Light Enforcement Program – comes from red light violations in Philadelphia. An eight-member committee then distributes the money statewide for relatively low-cost projects that improve safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion. “I’m pleased to report that a project in the 45 th Legislative District has qualified for some of this funding,” Kulik said. “But it’s even more satisfying to know that because of this money, an important intersection in Coraopolis will be upgraded. “This is a very competitive grant program, so local officials should be proud of their success in this safety-enhancing endeavor.” Kulik said the grants can be applied for and used for improvements to traffic signals, roadways at intersections with traffic signals, or school zones – and such things as installing guiderails or making roadside safety enhancements. Read more

 

Kulik announces more than $155,000 in local fire department, EMS grants

(Feb 15, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 15 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, has announced the awarding of $155,929 in state grants to 12 fire and ambulance companies in the 45 th Legislative District. “I am delighted to announce these grants,” Kulik said. “Our region’s courageous firefighters and emergency rescue workers provide such vital services to our community. This funding will ensure that these workers have the training, facilities and equipment they need to carry on their life-saving work.” The grant list – by county, department and entity – is as follows: Ben Avon Fire Company – Fire Company, $11,911 Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $13,939 Coraopolis Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $12,833 East Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $13,570 Glendale Hose Company No. 1 – Fire Company, $13,386 Kennedy Township Independent Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $13,201 Moon Run Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $14,491 Neville Island General Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,911 Robinson Emergency Medical Service Inc. – EMS, $7,037 Robinson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – Fire Company, $12,833 Scott Township Emergency Medical Services – EMS, $7,037 Stowe Township Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $23,780 The Read more

 

Kulik appointed to House Consumer Affairs Committee, her fourth assignment

(Feb 08, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, has been appointed to the House Consumer Affairs Committee, which oversees entities that include gas, electric and water utilities; the telecommunications and cable industries; and the state’s Public Utility Commission. Kulik’s appointment by House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody was her fourth committee assignment, as she continues serving on the House Gaming Oversight, Liquor Control, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. “I am pleased to have the Consumer Affairs Committee’s important work added to my repertoire of House committee assignments,” Kulik said. “Utilities and telecommunications play a vital role in everyone’s life, so this is a great responsibility that I fully and enthusiastically embrace.” Kulik also thanked Dermody for appointing her to the new position, saying it demonstrates firm confidence in her abilities. She added that she’s eager to begin work with her fellow Consumer Affairs Committee members from both sides of the aisle. Read more

 

Kulik: $1.53 million in grants to aid transportation projects

(Feb 08, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced three Commonwealth Financing Authority grants worth a combined $1.53 million for projects in the 45 th Legislative District. Kulik said that the state Transportation Department's Multimodal Transportation Fund is serving as the source for: $638,015 awarded to McKees Rocks Harbor Services LLC for Phase 1 of a barge fleeting area project that will ultimately handle 25 barges. $500,000 awarded to Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer for Phase II transportation improvements at the Montour Junction Sports & Athletic Complex, to provide safe access for bikes, buses and pedestrians. $400,000 awarded to Metalico Pittsburgh Inc. for a dock rehabilitation project that includes installation of 225 linear feet of sheet pile wall. When completed, the project is estimated to allow for river barge loading capabilities for another 20 years. “I thank the CFA board for making these investments in our district,” Kulik said. “An efficient, multifaceted transportation system is essential to compete economically, and the project funding coming our way helps achieve that goal.” The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of Read more

 

Coraopolis intersection improvements on tap with $256,416 state grant

(Nov 15, 2017)

Rep. Anita Kulik reports that a $256,416 state grant has been awarded for road and sidewalk improvements at eight intersections in Coraopolis. A second, $50,000 grant also was approved to help pay for the costs of replacing a deteriorating storm pipe along the Steubenville Pike in Robinson Township. Read more

 

Kulik offers detail of new animal cruelty laws taking effect today

(Aug 28, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 28 -- State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, is reminding the public Pennsylvania’s new animal cruelty laws take effect today, just a few months after Gov. Tom Wolf signed Libre’s Law. Named after a Boston terrier puppy rescued from near death on a Lancaster County farm last summer, Libre’s Law makes it possible for felony charges to be handed down to first-time animal cruelty offenders. This is a first for the state. According to Humane PA, this level of punishment was usually used in cases of animal fighting or killings of endangered species. The law also spells out the rules for tethering an animal. It specifically requires: A leash must be three times the length of the pet or 10 feet, whichever is longer. No tow or logged chain or pinch, choke, or prong collars used with a tether. A well-fitted collar and no open sores or wounds on the dog's body. The lead must be on a swivel and ideally a lead that has a coated cover to avoid getting tangled. The area where the pet is kept must be kept clear of excessive feces with access to drinkable water and shade. No more than nine consecutive hours on a leash in a day's time. No more than 30 minutes tied up when temperatures are lower than 32 degrees or higher than 90 degrees. Anyone who tethers a dog outside in extreme weather or severely abuses a horse will face more than a summary offense. In the past, that’s all animal cruelty was Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans
Nov 08, 2018

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open
Nov 05, 2018

Kulik’s bill looks to provide assistance for landslide-prone victims
Oct 22, 2018

Kulik: State grant of nearly $245,000 awarded in 45th Legislative District
Oct 12, 2018

Kulik announces $100,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to school districts in 45th Legislative District
Oct 05, 2018

Kulik: Commonwealth Financing Authority awards more than $800,000 to 45th Legislative District
Sep 19, 2018

Kulik, Policy Committee discuss importance of small business development across Pennsylvania
Sep 05, 2018

Kulik to host Policy Committee hearing on Small Business Development Wednesday in Carnegie
Aug 31, 2018

Stop out to my Policy Committee public hearing!
Aug 30, 2018

As students return to school, be aware of children and buses
Aug 16, 2018

Kulik: Fleming Park Bridge closed for approximately 11 months
Aug 14, 2018

Don't miss out on a chance to learn about all the transportation options available to you!
May 10, 2018

May 1 is the deadline to apply for state education grant
Apr 27, 2018

Kulik Attends Disability Summit
Mar 23, 2018

Kulik: Coraopolis gets $165,000 grant for traffic signal replacement
Feb 26, 2018

Kulik announces more than $155,000 in local fire department, EMS grants
Feb 15, 2018

Kulik appointed to House Consumer Affairs Committee, her fourth assignment
Feb 08, 2018

Kulik: $1.53 million in grants to aid transportation projects
Feb 08, 2018

Coraopolis intersection improvements on tap with $256,416 state grant
Nov 15, 2017

Kulik offers detail of new animal cruelty laws taking effect today
Aug 28, 2017