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Don't miss the Sept. 9 ConnectCard event!

(Aug 22, 2019)

My office staff will be at LifeSpan-Chartiers Senior Center on Monday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., to assist seniors in obtaining their ConnectCard. Read more


Low-interest loan available for flood damage; Don’t miss tomorrow’s ConnectCard event!

(Aug 13, 2019)

The devastating floods that caused widespread damage in our district and across the county affected many residents. Read more


ConnectCard Notice!

(Aug 09, 2019)

Considering the assistance my office is offering to senior citizens regarding ID ConnectCards, I wanted to let you know of a few date changes to our processing schedule. Read more


Kulik: $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding awarded to the Holy Family Institute

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – A family care facility in Emsworth on Thursday was awarded $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. The Holy Family Institute, which provides help and support to children and families in western Pennsylvania, will use the funding for a three-pronged improvement project to its facility. “The Holy Family Institute provides one-of-a-kind services to those who need it most,” Kulik said. “Due to their unwavering commitment to western Pennsylvania families, I’m elated to announce funding that will assist the institute in upgrading and improving its facility.” The project, Kulik said, will consist of three components. First, the funding will go toward replacing the roof of the administration building, which has significant defects and inadequate drainage. The second phase of the project will consist of improving 11 classrooms, cafeteria and kitchen space, administrative offices, the multipurpose room and other programmatic spaces. Lastly, the funding will go toward improvements to the facility’s annex, which includes office space for outpatient programs and training spaces for staff. 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 Read more



(Jul 30, 2019)

The Port Authority of Allegheny County recently began issuing a photo ID ConnectCard that will provide senior citizens with free transit. Read more


Rep Kulik: Beware of financial aid scams!

(Jun 11, 2019)

PHEAA urges caution as millions are being targeted by scams & misleading solicitations Read more


Kulik introduces bill that would aid judges in deciding pet custody during divorce proceedings

(May 09, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 9 – As a former attorney, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, saw firsthand the stress divorce proceedings can inflict on a couple, especially when a family pet is involved. On Wednesday, Kulik introduced H.B. 1432 , which would establish the following factors for judges to consider when deciding the proper guardianship of a pet: Whether the animal was acquired prior to or during the marriage. The basic, daily needs of the animal. Who generally facilities veterinary care and social interaction for the animal. Who usually ensures compliance with local and state regulations, such as licensing. Who provides the greater ability to financially support the pet. “Current state law provides no special provisions for pets,” Kulik said. “Ultimately, the pet is instead reduced to an inanimate object during divorce proceedings. This bill will assist judges in determining what is best for the pet and the family.” Kulik said under the legislation, parties going through a divorce also would be able to enter into an enforceable agreement outside the divorce decree that provides for the possession or care of a pet. House Bill 1432 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Read more


Kulik reintroduces landslide insurance legislation

(May 09, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 9 – Looking to provide relief to commonwealth residents whose homes are affected by and prone to landslides, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, on Tuesday introduced legislation that would create a Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program. “Unpredictable weather is most often accompanied with unpredictable natural disasters. In western Pennsylvania, we deal with landslides, which sadly is a disaster that typically is not covered by most insurance policies, leaving families with insurmountable financial damage,” Kulik said. “It takes an emotional and financial toll on families, which is why I am introducing a bill of this manner that will provide the necessary financial assistance to those in need.” Kulik’s bill, H.B. 1433 , looks to establish the 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 want to mitigate the risk of landslides in their communities. Kulik introduced similar legislation last session as a companion bill to S.B. 1131 , which was introduced by state Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny. House Bill 1433 has been referred to the House Insurance Committee. Read more


Kulik introduces bill aimed at safeguarding domestic abuse victims

(Mar 07, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 7 – Nearly a year and a half has passed since the murder of University of Pittsburgh student Alina Sheykhet, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in October 2017, just shy of a month after Sheykhet filed a protection-from-abuse order against her former partner. Time, however, has not diminished the brutality – and preventability – of Sheykhet’s death, said state Rep. Anita Kulik. Kulik, D-Allegheny, recently introduced H.B. 588 , a measure that would give judges discretion as to whether or not a PFA defendant should wear an electronic monitoring device if the defendant poses a threat of violating the order. Coined “Alina’s Law,” Kulik hopes H.B. 588 will ensure Sheykhet’s murder isn’t just a statistic, but a starting point in combatting domestic violence in Pennsylvania. “In 2017, there were 117 deaths in the commonwealth as a result of domestic violence, Alina’s death included,” Kulik said. “Alina, who was a member of the community and whose parents still reside in my district, did her part by filing a PFA against her ex-boyfriend, but it wasn’t enough. “The threat on her life fell through the cracks of the state system, and as a result she lost her life. It’s time the commonwealth did its part by guaranteeing the safety of domestic abuse victims and making sure defendants don’t violate these orders.” On Oct. 8, 2017, Sheykhet, 20, was Read more


Kulik: $175,000 state grant to fund Coraopolis Train Station’s renovation

(Feb 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25 – The Coraopolis Train Station, a historic landmark in the heart of Coraopolis, will undergo a slew of renovations following the disbursement of $175,000 to the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation Inc., announced state Rep. Anita Kulik. “It’s a pleasure to announce that funding has been awarded to the 45 th Legislative District,” Kulik said. “But it’s an even greater reward to announce that the Coraopolis Train Station – a staple of our community – will undergo needed renovations, which will later play a hand in helping those in the community who struggle with food security or require crisis assistance.” Kulik, D-Allegheny, said renovation plans include replacing the station’s slate and metal roof to protect the structure from damage while further renovations supporting a teaching kitchen, café and community center are planned. Once in place, all proceeds will benefit community crisis and support the food pantry and community garden. The funding, administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, comes by way of the commonwealth’s Keystone Communities program. The program is designed to support local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents. Since January 2015, the Wolf Read more


Beware of thinning ice when accessing frozen waterways!

(Feb 14, 2019)

The bitter, cold weather that recently blanketed the commonwealth was unbearable, to say the least. Read more


2019 Trout stocking schedule

(Feb 07, 2019)

In light of my new appointment to the House Game and Fisheries Committee, I wanted to inform you that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has released its 2019 trout stocking schedule. Read more


Kulik appointed to House Game and Fisheries Committee

(Jan 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced that she has been appointed to serve on the House Game and Fisheries Committee, which considers legislation that affects hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania and has oversight of the Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission. “Though this is a new appointment, I can’t wait to start working with my fellow Game and Fisheries Committee members from both sides of the aisle,” Kulik said. “I look forward to vetting legislation that will enhance the conservation and environmental initiatives that best serve outdoor enthusiasts and the commonwealth as a whole.” Kulik will continue to serve on the House Gaming Oversight, Liquor Control, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. Kulik’s district office is located at 1350 Fifth Ave. in Coraopolis. She can be reached at 412-264-4260. More information on the various resources available through Kulik’s office can be found at www.pahouse.com/Kulik . Read more


$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools

(Jan 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – Sixteen education entities in Allegheny County today were awarded a total $560,000 in targeted grants provided through Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. The grants will fund training and equipment needed to prepare teachers and students for the expansion of computer science programs. Miller said each recipient will receive $35,000 through PAsmart, which has made Pennsylvania No. 2 in the nation for investing in K-12 STEM and computer science education. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding,” Miller said. “In the coming years, most jobs will require workers to use computers and advanced technology in an ever-changing workforce and economy. By providing this funding, we’re helping to ensure students and teachers will be adequately prepared to succeed in their line of work, and do so with confidence.” School districts and charter/intermediate unit schools awarded funding through PAsmart include: Baldwin-Whitehall School District (Reps. Harry Readshaw, Bill Kortz and Dan Miller) Carlynton School District (Reps. Anita Kulik and Dan Deasy) Chartiers Valley School District (Kulik and Miller) City Charter High School (Reps. Dan Frankel, Jake Wheatley, Adam Ravenstahl, Readshaw, Miller, Sara Innamorato, Deasy, Summer Lee and Ed Gainey) Deer Lakes School District (Rep. Frank Dermody) Duquesne Read more


Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry

(Jan 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – An $115,641 business education partnership grant will provide Allegheny County students with hands-on exposure to careers in the building and construction industry, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. “This grant money will have a positive impact on students from all House districts encompassed within the delegation,” Miller said. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding, as we all understand the importance of providing students with a means-to-an-end when it comes to choosing their prospective career paths. “Students looking to get involved in the building and construction industry will find the programs created by this funding to be not only rewarding, but also extremely informational and influential as they look to solidify their futures in the workforce.” Miller said the Three Rivers Workforce Development Board will join forces with PARTNER4WORK, a Pittsburgh-based workforce development organization, to carry out the three-pronged project. The first phase will include bringing together 14 building and construction unions, local colleges, businesses, students and others at the March 29 Building On … Careers in the Building and Construction Industry conference in Pittsburgh. The second phase involves the creation of the Summer in Trades internship program, which will provide students with hands-on experience and insight into the Read more


Kulik: Neville Township project to benefit from state investment

(Dec 17, 2018)

An economic development project in Neville Township will receive a $150,000 investment from the state, state Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, said today. Read more


Rep. Kulik's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 03, 2018)

Click on the link above to download Rep. Kulik's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar. Read more


Riverfront and Clever parks receive $325,000 for projects

(Nov 20, 2018)

Major projects at two local parks will be able to proceed thanks to $325,000 in state grants that were recently awarded to two municipalities, state Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, said. Read more


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