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Longietti announces school safety grants for Sharon City School District, West Middlesex Area School District

(Nov 03, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, today announced a pair of upcoming Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Initiative grants for Sharon City School District and West Middlesex Area School District. Read more

 

Newly released grant money will help build Sharon park

(Oct 25, 2016)

Following approval by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, State Representative Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced a $52,275 grant has been awarded to the city of Sharon for construction of Wengler Park. Read more

 

Longietti announces grant to construct Wengler Park in Sharon

(Oct 24, 2016)

Following approval by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced a $52,275 grant has been awarded to the City of Sharon for construction of Wengler Park. Read more

 

Longietti announces $1 million RACP grant to Keystone Blind Association

(Oct 14, 2016)

HERMITAGE, Oct. 14 – Calling it an incredibly worthwhile grant to a deserving program, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project grant to the Keystone Blind Association in Hermitage. “This is a grant that I’ve been fighting for since spring of 2015, and I’m thrilled that the governor has announced the grant will proceed and money will soon flow to the Keystone Blind Association,” Longietti said. “KBA employs hundreds of blind and disabled people in rewarding jobs, at rates above the minimum wage and with full benefits, while also advancing its mission of providing critical services to blind and disabled citizens of Mercer County since 1947.” State Sen. Michele Brooks joined in the RACP announcement, stating, “I was so pleased to work with Representative Longietti on behalf of Keystone Blind Association in support of this funding. The job training and assistance Keystone provides individuals in helping them live independently is just remarkable.” The RACP grant will allow KBA, which due to rapid growth has consolidated all its services under one roof, to renovate its new building at 3056 E. State St. and make it fully ADA compliant and accessible for blind and disabled individuals. “Keystone Blind Association and our affiliates have over 50 locations across the state,” said Jonathan Fister, CEO of KBA. “This grant award will Read more

 

Longietti: Over $1 million in multi-modal grants coming to 7th District

(Oct 14, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today a total of $1.13 million in multi-modal grant funding coming to the 7th Legislative District for highway and bridge projects in Farrell and Sharon. Read more

 

Longietti: End the Pipeline to Prison

(Aug 19, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mark Longietti attended a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Philadelphia to explore methods to keep Pennsylvania's young people out of the criminal justice system but investing in public education. Read more

 

Longietti, Wentling announce nearly $4 million in PENNVEST funding for the Greenville Water Authority

(Jul 20, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, and Parke Wentling, R-Mercer/Crawford/Erie/Lawrence, announced today a $3.8 million investment through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the Greenville Municipal Water Authority, which serves Greenville Borough and portions of Hempfield and West Salem townships. Read more

 

Longietti to host 10th annual senior fair

(Jul 18, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, will host his 10th annual senior fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Sharon American Legion, 1395 E. State St., Sharon. Read more

 

Longietti announces $325,000 in grants for Sharon and Shenango Valley

(Jul 01, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today two grants for Sharon and Shenango Valley totaling $325,000 from the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The funds will go toward: • $175,000 for the downtown Sharon Riverfront Urban Park; and • $150,000 for the Shenango Valley YMCA equipment and expansion. Read more

 

Longietti bill to update the Estate Code passes House

(Jun 30, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today that his legislation amending a section of the Estate Code that hasn’t been updated in 21 years unanimously passed the House. House Bill 1974 would increase the amount an employer may pay directly to a surviving relative for a deceased family member’s final paycheck from $5,000 to $10,000. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Longietti will vote to support basic, special and higher education

(Jun 30, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, will vote tonight to pass S.B. 1073, the general appropriations bill for Pennsylvania’s fiscal year that begins tomorrow. “This budget represents a true compromise between Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, and Governor Wolf’s office,” Longietti said. “It provides a solid investment in our education system, including basic, special and higher education, without a broad-based tax increase that hits our working families hardest.” Read more

 

Longietti: Budget not ideal, but solid step forward for education

(Jun 28, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, issued the following statement before House consideration of Senate Bill 1073, the general appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016-17: "While not perfect, this budget represents a compromise between House Democrats and Republicans that makes a solid investment in the education of our young people. I have long been a proponent of working across the aisle to achieve a reasonable budget in a timely fashion and one that prioritizes investments in our children’s future, and this budget accomplishes those goals. Read more

 

Longietti announces over $125,000 in grants for traffic signal upgrades

(May 16, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today that more than $125,000 in signal improvement funding is coming to Hermitage, Sharon, Farrell and Sharpsville Borough in the 7th Legislative District as part of the state’s "Green Light-Go" program. Read more

 

Rail project in Mercer County awarded $262,500

(May 12, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today that Wheatland Tube Co. has been awarded a $262,500 grant from the state Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP). Read more

 

Longietti announces 13 fire and EMS grants for 7th District, thanks first responders for their actions

(Apr 20, 2016)

Calling their courage an inspiration to the community, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today that 13 fire and ambulance companies in the 7th Legislative District are receiving state grants. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free ! The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria. The oft-extended deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is June 30, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Deparment of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more

 

PACE prescription programs benefit seniors

(Feb 10, 2016)

PACE, PACENET and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. As of this year, the legislature passed a law excluding Social Security Medicare Part B premiums from being counted towards income levels. Read more

 

With new budget to consider, General Assembly must find common ground

(Feb 09, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget address: “It is critically important that all parties immediately return to the negotiation table to finalize the state budget for this year while the budget process for the 2016-17 fiscal year begins. I have repeatedly called on the House Speaker to keep the House in session, every day, until that important work is completed and I am disappointed that my calls have fallen on deaf ears, to this point. We need to put our fiscal house in order while restoring a portion of the funds cut from schools and county human services under the previous governor. Otherwise, we will not secure our future and will force local governments to raise property taxes, which already are a burden to too many citizens. Read more

 

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind

(Jan 29, 2016)

Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health insurance to children. CHIP is not welfare – it covers children of working parents whose employers don't offer coverage and who can't afford private insurance. If you can't afford health insurance for your children, chances are they are eligible for CHIP. Read more

 

Longietti announces CCPP grants in 7th Legislative District

(Jan 27, 2016)

State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today that Clark Borough and Hermitage City both will receive grants from the Community Conservation Partnership Program. Clark Borough will receive $35,500 for further development of Henderson Taylor Community Park. The work scheduled includes construction of a pavilion, installation of play equipment with safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements. Read more

 

Longietti announces school safety grants for Sharon City School District, West Middlesex Area School District
Nov 03, 2016

Newly released grant money will help build Sharon park
Oct 25, 2016

Longietti announces grant to construct Wengler Park in Sharon
Oct 24, 2016

Longietti announces $1 million RACP grant to Keystone Blind Association
Oct 14, 2016

Longietti: Over $1 million in multi-modal grants coming to 7th District
Oct 14, 2016

Longietti: End the Pipeline to Prison
Aug 19, 2016

Longietti, Wentling announce nearly $4 million in PENNVEST funding for the Greenville Water Authority
Jul 20, 2016

Longietti to host 10th annual senior fair
Jul 18, 2016

Longietti announces $325,000 in grants for Sharon and Shenango Valley
Jul 01, 2016

Longietti bill to update the Estate Code passes House
Jun 30, 2016

Longietti will vote to support basic, special and higher education
Jun 30, 2016

Longietti: Budget not ideal, but solid step forward for education
Jun 28, 2016

Longietti announces over $125,000 in grants for traffic signal upgrades
May 16, 2016

Rail project in Mercer County awarded $262,500
May 12, 2016

Longietti announces 13 fire and EMS grants for 7th District, thanks first responders for their actions
Apr 20, 2016

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office
Feb 15, 2016

PACE prescription programs benefit seniors
Feb 10, 2016

With new budget to consider, General Assembly must find common ground
Feb 09, 2016

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind
Jan 29, 2016

Longietti announces CCPP grants in 7th Legislative District
Jan 27, 2016