Merski, Policy Committee investigate ways to grow technology workforce

(Aug 19, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 19 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, held a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing today at Mercyhurst University to discuss ways Pennsylvania can bolster its technology workforce. “It’s clear that the tech industry is only continuing to grow, fueled by businesses’ demand for state-of-the-art information technology and cybersecurity services,” Merski said. “Cities like Erie are quickly becoming home to startup tech companies that bring jobs and help stimulate the economy.” Joining Merski were legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Sturla added: “Companies need highly skilled workers to compete, and bridging the skills gap is especially challenging in the tech field, which is constantly evolving.Today’s hearing on how we can bolster our tech workforce to keep pace with demand was a great first step.” Testifiers included Dr. Leanne Roberts, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Mercyhurst University; Steven Mauro, vice president of academic administration, Gannon University; and Karl Sanchak, president and CEO, Erie Innovation District. The hearing was one in a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: $75,000 grant to local university for teacher training

(Aug 06, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 6 – A $75,000 state grant will help Gannon University develop cutting-edge residency programs that will provide advanced training to teachers, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced today. The funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education is one of 11 grants awarded to universities statewide to support teacher and principal residency programs. The goal is to bolster and diversify the state’s educator workforce to better serve high-need areas. “Teacher training is a dynamic area, and like many other professionals, teachers in training benefit greatly from real-world experience,” Merski said. “My own training as a teacher began with the hands-on cadet teacher program, which builds in-classroom experiences from day one alongside teacher education courses.” Harkins added, “Historically, so many of our communities have faced problems attracting and retaining good teachers. The funding announced today will allow Gannon University to develop the best possible clinical residency programs to turn out educators who are well-equipped to serve in our most high-need areas.” Clinical residency programs must be developed in partnership with at least one high-need local education agency that serves high rates of historically underserved students or demonstrates chronic, multiple teacher shortages in key certification areas, including special education and English as a second language. The Read more

 

Merski hosts dedication of Rep. Florindo ‘Flo’ Fabrizio Way

(Aug 02, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 2 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, hosted a street dedication ceremony today in Erie to honor the late 2 nd District representative Florindo “Flo” Fabrizio. During the event, Poplar Street between West 26 th and West 29 th streets was renamed “Rep. Florindo ‘Flo’ Fabrizio Way.” “Today was an emotional day for many of us,” Merski said. “Flo embodied the best in a leader: humility, courtesy, intelligence and an ever-present desire to do everything in his power to help the people he represented. It’s no surprise he was so popular. A street bearing his name is the perfect reminder of how hard he worked to fulfill his civic duties for the people of Erie. “Following Flo here in the 2 nd Legislative District is no small task. I have big shoes to fill, but fortunately I also have the legacy of a great leader to inspire me.” State Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, added, “We were grateful to then-Councilman Merski for taking the lead in having Poplar Street named in remembrance of “Uncle Flo.” It’s a daily reminder that his spirit lives on in our community.” The ceremony featured remarks by Merski, Erie Mayor Joseph Schember, and Fabrizio’s stepson, Matthew Sanfilippo; the dedication by Fabrizio’s wife, Vicki; and presentation of the sign by Merski. Read more

 

Local legislators announce $10.5 million in grants for Erie projects

(Aug 01, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 1 – State Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today that $10.5 million in grants have been awarded under the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to fund projects around the region. The legislators noted that the grants will provide benefits for generations to come. “I’ve always been a proponent of regional representation and understand the value of community assets that go beyond legislative district boundaries,” Bizzarro said. “I am proud to have worked diligently with my colleagues, House leadership, administrative leadership and community innovators to secure this funding for our community. “These grant benefits will extend far beyond the individual campus, facility or neighborhood project receiving the investment – they will enhance learning, living, shopping and economic opportunities for residents and generations to come in each of our legislative districts.” “These grants are incredible news for Erie,” Harkins said. “I’m especially pleased that we were successful in our efforts to help secure $2 million in funding for the project to expand Saint Vincent. My wife and I – and all three of our children – were born there, and we have many friends who work there. It is truly a regional investment.” Merski agreed, saying, “These state investments in the city of Erie are critical to accelerating our transformation. From Read more

 

Merski kicks off ‘Back to School Supplies Drive’

(Aug 01, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, wants to make sure every Erie student is prepared for school, and to help accomplish that, he is kicking off a “Back to School Supplies Drive” today. Merski is encouraging residents to donate new school supplies to one of his three offices. “Back-to-school can be an expensive time for parents – particularly when they have multiple kids in school,” said Merski, a former teacher. “I’m encouraging any residents who are able to help to consider buying a few extra supplies while they’re shopping. Small actions like that can make a big difference to families needing help.” Merski said those wishing to donate can bring new school supplies to one of these three locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.: Merski’s district office, located at 3901 Liberty St.; his Summit Township satellite office (open Tuesdays only) located at 1230 Townhall Road W. or the Belle Valley VFD Station 36, located at 1514 Norcross Road. Merski said the following items are especially helpful: Markers, including highlighters, color markers, dry-erase markers and permanent markers. Pencils, erasers (pencil top and large pink erasers), colored pencils, pencil boxes and pens. Crayons, student scissors and sticky notes. Backpacks, three-ring binders, folders and lined paper. Tissues and hand sanitizer (large classroom bottle size). In addition, new shirts in solid colors with Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: $1 million in DEP grants available to small businesses, farms

(Jul 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 29 – Grant funding of $1 million is available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to help small businesses and farms “grow green” and become more energy efficient while reducing operating costs, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced. The grants – which will be awarded through the DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant program – will fund projects to promote energy efficiency, pollution prevention and natural resource protection. “I urge local small businesses to take advantage of this grant opportunity, which is a terrific way for them to make improvements that boost efficiency and cut operating expenses, making them more competitive while at the same time helping to protect the environment,” Merski said. Harkins agreed, noting, “The funding is especially valuable because it allows small business owners to make equipment-related improvements such as HVAC and boiler upgrades, installation of solar-powered or high-efficiency LED lighting, improved recycling systems and acquisition of auxiliary power units that can minimize truck engine idling time.” Funding is also available for projects that protect natural resources through construction of riparian buffers, streambank fencing to keep livestock from streams, and stormwater systems to reduce sediment in waterways. Small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible, and the Read more

 

Harkins, Merski, Bizzarro: More than $250,000 in grants will bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school menus

(Jul 16, 2019)

ERIE, July 15 – Erie County elementary school students will see more fresh fruits and vegetables on the school menu thanks to $251,047 in grants awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, state Reps. Pat Harkins, Bob Merski and Ryan Bizzarro, all D-Erie, announced today. “The nutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables are essential for ensuring kids’ healthy growth and bolstering their immune systems, which is so important in a school setting, where kids are in constant close contact,” Harkins said. “I’m so glad we were successful in our efforts to secure this funding.” Merski agreed, noting, “As an educator for many years, I have seen how proper nutrition improves memory skills and boosts academic performance. I’m delighted that our students will be seeing this incredibly important addition to the school menu.” Bizzarro added that the grants help start healthy patterns, saying, “By introducing kids to fresh fruits and vegetables at an early age, we’re helping them understand that healthy eating is a choice that’s available to them and that it feels better than junk food, hopefully a lesson they’ll carry with them for life.” The grants to the First, Second and Third Legislative Districts, by school district, are as follows: Erie City School District Diehl Elementary School – $29,440 Edison Elementary School – Read more

 

Merski attends Bayview Park ribbon-cutting of new splash pad

(Jul 15, 2019)

ERIE, July 15 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony today celebrating the opening of a new splash pad water feature at Bayview Park. The new water feature, which was funded in part by a $60,000 Keystone Communities grant to Our West Bayfront, includes a large, colorful hose sculpture that will spray cool water in all directions. “I’m delighted that we were able to assist in securing funding toward the construction of this new splash pad, which is going to provide hours of refreshing fun in the sun for our kids,” Merski said. “Beyond providing a safe recreational outlet, the new water feature will bring together members of the community. Parents and other family members coming to watch the kids will be connecting with other parents and forging new friendships. Improvements like this don’t just improve the physical landscape – they broaden our community horizons and help neighbors develop stronger ties to one another.” The Keystone Communities program is administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development. 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 overall quality of life for residents. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $450,000 in funding to benefit Erie affordable housing, blight reduction projects

(Jul 12, 2019)

ERIE, July 12 – Erie County projects to expand affordable housing and reduce blight will receive $450,000 through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. “This funding is critically important for members of our community in need of housing – particularly those who may be homeless or struggling to make ends meet,” Harkins said. “It’s especially good to know that our efforts to help secure funding were successful because the organizations benefiting, such as Mercy Center for Women, do such vital work in helping residents regain productive lives.” Bizzarro agreed, noting that projects to expand affordable housing are good for the community on multiple levels. “These projects will not only expand affordable housing options for the working families of Erie, they will create jobs and spur increased economic activity,” Bizzarro said. “The projects will open doors for residents in so many ways.” Merski pointed out that the funding will also bolster efforts to revitalize vacant, blighted areas. “It’s great to see part of this funding go toward breathing life back into blighted, vacant areas of our community,” Merski said. “During my years on city council, I drafted the ordinance creating the city land bank for this very purpose. With this funding, the land bank can Read more

 

Rep. Merski wants to hear from young voters at millennial brunch

(Jul 11, 2019)

ERIE, July 11 – State Rep. Robert E. Merski, D-Erie, wants to hear from young voters in his district at a millennial brunch he is hosting called Coffee and Conversations. Coffee and Conversations will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 20 at Premium Coffee Co. of Erie at 1220 W. 38 th St. Merski says this will be an exciting opportunity for teens, young adults and college students to grab a cup of coffee while learning about state government and what it can do for them. “Millennials are dealing with serious issues like college debt and skyrocketing healthcare costs. It’s very important that they know someone is not only listening to them, but also working for them,” Merski said. Merski says Coffee and Conversations will also provide a great chance to help empower young Pennsylvanians to improve their community. Read more

 

Seniors ride free with Merski

(Jul 10, 2019)

ERIE, July 10 – At a joint news conference today, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, and the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority announced a new program that allows seniors to obtain free bus passes – which they can use to ride any EMTA bus for free – at Merski’s district office. Merski said helping residents with essential services such as transportation is one of his office’s key functions. “One of our most important jobs here in Erie is to help make life easier for residents, and particularly those who may be facing mobility issues or other challenges,” Merski said. “That’s why I’m so excited that our office is now offering the free Senior Identification cards that allow eligible residents to enjoy EMTA’s free senior ride program. “The best part is, our office can help make this a ‘one-stop-shop’ process in which we supply the application, provide any help the senior may need with applying, and then issue the card itself that same day. It saves time and effort, and it’s a great way to give back to the many seniors who have done so much to enrich our community.” Merski’s district office is located at 3901 Liberty St., 16509. Seniors who come in to apply must bring an acceptable proof-of-age document, which may include: a valid driver’s license, birth certificate, armed forces discharge or separation papers, passport or naturalization papers, a PACE card, a Read more

 

Merski: Governor signs into law Military Family Education Program

(Jul 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 1 – Pennsylvania National Guard members who reenlist for a second obligation will be able to earn college education benefits for their family members under a new law signed today by Gov. Tom Wolf, according to state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, a co-sponsor of the legislation. “It’s terrific to know that this legislation – the first of its kind in the nation – is now law,” Merski said. “I supported the legislation because it accomplishes several important purposes. First, it promises to boost our state Guard retention rate by offering members who commit to a second obligation of six years a chance to earn college education benefits for their spouses or children. “Second, the law provides a meaningful way to thank the many Guard family members who sacrifice time with their loved ones whenever they must report to duty. We have one of the largest and most committed Guards in the nation, and that’s a testament both to our service members and their supportive families. This is a great way to honor them.” Merski noted that under the program, Guard members who commit to an additional six years of service can receive five years of higher education benefits for their spouses and children. The program will provide family members with 10 semesters of tuition-free education. The benefit must be used at an educational institution approved by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and at the Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: Grant of nearly $3,000 to support Erie Earth Day Festival

(Jun 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 28 – A $2,955 mini grant to Gannon University will help support Erie Earth Day Festival 2020 and its efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues such as air and water quality, state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie, announced. “The grant announced today is great news for Erie because it supports an annual event attended by so many in our community who are concerned about the environmental impact of issues like climate change,” Merski said. “Funding for the event is especially important in light of the many students who attend. As the need for conservation and protection become more evident each year, environmental education becomes an increasingly important supplement to classroom learning.” Harkins agreed, noting that the event generates community-wide involvement. “It’s important that we face critical, time-sensitive issues like climate change, water conservation and air quality as a community because they impact all of us,” Harkins said. “Events like the festival – which bring together local green businesses, advocates, organizations and colleges – are a great way to educate the community, generate energy, and inspire everyone to become involved.” The grant is one of a package of Environmental Education mini grants awarded by DEP to encourage environmental awareness in students and adults. Projects receiving priority include those that educate and Read more

 

Merski and Harkins cast ‘yes’ votes for budget

(Jun 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 25 – State Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski both cast “yes” votes for the budget bill today, saying they believed that, although not perfect, the bill (H.B. 790) would make sound investments in the commonwealth’s future. “Although the budget is not everything I wanted, I believe it would invest our resources wisely and would not increase the burden on taxpayers,” Harkins said. “I’m especially encouraged about the substantial increases for public education and pre-K resources – including increased funding for my school districts – and additional funding for nursing homes and home health care operations. “Finally, I’m pleased the new budget would make a sizeable increase to the Rainy Day Fund. Having served in lean years, I understand how important that will be for the commonwealth moving forward and how it will help with our bond rating over the long term.” Merski was likewise pleased about the budget’s emphasis on education and protecting the state’s vulnerable populations, though he has some concerns. “This budget would increase funding for every school district I represent,” Merski said. “It also would increase investments in Pre-K Counts to give our kids the best possible start, and in nursing facilities to help protect our seniors and most vulnerable citizens. Best of all, it would do all of this without raising taxes. “Of course, Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski applaud news of new UPMC-Highmark contract

(Jun 24, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins, and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, lauded today’s news that UPMC and Highmark have entered into a 10-year contract, beginning July 1, that will provide Highmark customers continued access to all UPMC doctors and facilities. “News of this agreement to preserve Highmark customers’ access to UPMC doctors and facilities for the next decade comes as a tremendous relief to the millions of Pennsylvanians who were living under the specter of losing access to the trusted relationships they had formed with chosen providers,” said Bizzarro. “As lawmakers, we were prepared to do whatever was necessary – including crafting a legislative solution – to preserve those relationships, but thanks to the efforts of both sides and work of the attorney general in helping to bring them together, Pennsylvanians won’t have to worry and wonder any longer because the promise of continued care has been restored.” Harkins agreed, saying, “Today’s agreement comes as the best possible news for the people of western Pennsylvania. The possibility of Erie residents losing access to their chosen care providers has been foremost on my mind since the clock began ticking on this consent decree nearly five years ago. I’ve received hundreds of calls and emails from constituents worried about how this was going to negatively impact health care options for themselves and their Read more

 

House unanimously adopts Merski resolution naming June 28 as ‘National Logistics Day’

(Jun 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 19 – The House today unanimously adopted a resolution designating June 28 as “National Logistics Day,” according to the resolution’s author and prime co-sponsors, state Reps. Bob Merski, Ryan Bizzarro, and Pat Harkins, all D-Erie. Merski said he introduced H.R. 395 to highlight the essential role logistics – the coordination of complex operations involving many people, facilities or supplies – plays in the success of modern business. “Successful companies share at least one important trait – they all manage to get their product to the market smoothly, efficiently and on time,” Merski said. “Regardless of the means used to store, ship and deliver goods, it’s clear our modern economy cannot function without logistics. I’m delighted the House unanimously adopted my resolution recognizing the vital role logistics plays, and I’m equally pleased that representatives of Erie-based Logistics Plus – a state-of-the art provider of logistics worldwide – could be here to see the resolution adopted.” Bizzarro agreed, saying, “Companies like Logistics Plus play a key role, not only in helping businesses throughout the world efficiently deliver their products, but in keeping our regional economy thriving. We’re so glad to support the efforts of this key area employer as it works to champion the cause of recognizing ‘National Logistics Day.” Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: $500,000 tax credit will leverage funds to rehab historic Erie buildings into apartments

(Jun 18, 2019)

ERIE, June 18 – Several historic buildings in downtown Erie will see new life as residential apartments thanks to a $500,000 tax credit, which will leverage nearly $5 million to cover construction costs, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced today. Merski said the project – to rehabilitate four Second Empire houses in the West Sixth Street Historic District located at 328-332 W. 6th St. into market-rate apartments – will bring multiple benefits for the community and the local economy. “This tax credit is great news because it’s an investment in our past as well as our future,” Merski said. “We’re preserving the history and character of our neighborhood while at the same time creating jobs and expanding housing options for residents, which in turn will attract more business to the area.” Harkins agreed, noting, “We’re not just rehabilitating buildings, we’re revitalizing the social and economic landscape, as well, by opening the door to new residents and stimulating investment in the community. It’s a win-win for everyone.” The tax credit for the Erie project is one of 24 projects throughout the state receiving $3 million in tax credits, which are expected to leverage an estimated $113 million in construction projects. The Historic Preservation Tax Credit program is administered by the Department of Community & Economic Development and Pennsylvania Read more

 

House unanimously adopts Merski resolution commemorating 100 years of United States-Poland diplomatic relations

(Jun 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 17 – The House today unanimously adopted a resolution commemorating 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Poland, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, announced today. Merski said he introduced H.R. 353 to honor both the strong relations between the countries and the rich Polish-American heritage shared by so many Pennsylvanians. “I’m thrilled that the House unanimously adopted my resolution commemorating a century of strong diplomatic relations between the United States and Poland,” Merski said. “Polish Americans – including more than 800,000 Poles and Americans of Polish ancestry who call Pennsylvania home – treasure the bond our countries share and the ways in which the United States and Poland have stood shoulder-to-shoulder through the decades as staunch supporters of democracy. “We are also deeply proud of the ways in which Polish-American customs and traditions have enriched life in Pennsylvania and of the many influences Polish Americans have had on science, the arts and industry in Pennsylvania.” Guests present for the vote on the resolution included Kamil Henne, Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York; Deborah Majka, Honorary Consul of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Peter Obst, representative of the Poles in America Foundation; and Sylwia Czajkowska, Hanna Wewiora, and Michael Wewiora, secretary, treasurer, and member, respectively, of the Kosciuszko Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: UPMC ruling will leave Pennsylvanians unprotected

(Jun 14, 2019)

ERIE, June 14 – The Commonwealth Court’s ruling today that it could not intervene to prevent dissolution of the UPMC-Highmark consent decree set to expire June 30 is terrible news for the state’s health consumers, according to state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie. “Today’s ruling is exceedingly disappointing,” Bizzarro said. “In light of UPMC’s refusal to step up to the plate and do the right thing by the state’s health care consumers, we were hoping the court might provide some relief,” Bizzarro said. “Although the ruling is appealable, that’s small comfort for the thousands of patients, particularly here in western Pennsylvania, who stand to lose access to their trusted, chosen providers." Harkins agreed, noting that UPMC’s position is especially troubling in light of its status as a charitable organization. “As a charitable organization receiving funding from taxpayer dollars, it’s unfortunate that UPMC does not see its obligations to the state’s patients as a compelling reason to extend its relationship with Highmark,” Harkins said. “As legislators, it’s our top priority to ensure that those patients are protected, which is why I’m supporting legislation that will ensure charitable companies like UPMC behave in the public interest.” Merski shared his colleagues’ disappointment, saying, “We had Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $1.3 million to fund anti-crime, victim support and youth mentoring programs Erie County

(Jun 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 14 – Nearly $1.33 million in grants will fund programs and services to reduce crime, assist victims, address substance abuse and support at-risk youth in Erie County, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. The funding – administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency – includes eight grants to various Erie County criminal justice, protection and advocacy, and community service agencies. “Our community thrives when all of us thrive,” Bizzarro said. “By funding evidence-based projects and pilot programs, these grants will help us reach those in our community who are at risk, whether they’re residents struggling with substance abuse, family members living with the threat of domestic violence or youth who are falling into crime or delinquency.” Harkins said he was especially encouraged by the funding to advocacy and victims’ agencies. “Our safety as a community is important, but it’s also critically important to ensure that those who have been victimized by domestic abuse, sexual abuse, or other violent crimes receive the assistance they need to rebuild their lives,” Harkins said. “This funding will help provide essential protective services, counseling and most importantly – hope – to residents whose lives have been turned upside down by violent crime.” Merski noted that the grants Read more

 

Merski, Policy Committee investigate ways to grow technology workforce
Aug 19, 2019

Merski, Harkins: $75,000 grant to local university for teacher training
Aug 06, 2019

Merski hosts dedication of Rep. Florindo ‘Flo’ Fabrizio Way
Aug 02, 2019

Local legislators announce $10.5 million in grants for Erie projects
Aug 01, 2019

Merski kicks off ‘Back to School Supplies Drive’
Aug 01, 2019

Merski, Harkins: $1 million in DEP grants available to small businesses, farms
Jul 29, 2019

Harkins, Merski, Bizzarro: More than $250,000 in grants will bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school menus
Jul 16, 2019

Merski attends Bayview Park ribbon-cutting of new splash pad
Jul 15, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $450,000 in funding to benefit Erie affordable housing, blight reduction projects
Jul 12, 2019

Rep. Merski wants to hear from young voters at millennial brunch
Jul 11, 2019

Seniors ride free with Merski
Jul 10, 2019

Merski: Governor signs into law Military Family Education Program
Jul 01, 2019

Harkins, Merski: Grant of nearly $3,000 to support Erie Earth Day Festival
Jun 28, 2019

Merski and Harkins cast ‘yes’ votes for budget
Jun 25, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski applaud news of new UPMC-Highmark contract
Jun 24, 2019

House unanimously adopts Merski resolution naming June 28 as ‘National Logistics Day’
Jun 19, 2019

Merski, Harkins: $500,000 tax credit will leverage funds to rehab historic Erie buildings into apartments
Jun 18, 2019

House unanimously adopts Merski resolution commemorating 100 years of United States-Poland diplomatic relations
Jun 17, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: UPMC ruling will leave Pennsylvanians unprotected
Jun 14, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $1.3 million to fund anti-crime, victim support and youth mentoring programs Erie County
Jun 14, 2019