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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 kicks off month-long ‘flag takeback’ program Friday, June 7

(Jun 05, 2019)

ERIE, June 5 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, is encouraging Erie residents to retire their torn, faded or tattered American flags as he kicks off a month-long “flag takeback” program at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 at his 3901 Liberty St. district office. Merski said he is sponsoring the program in partnership with the Summit Township Supervisors to help residents prepare for the July 4 holiday. “Most residents know when it’s time to retire a torn, faded or tattered American flag, but they may be uncertain how to do so, or may not have the time to retire a flag in the manner the Flag Code specifies,” Merski said. “It’s my hope that this program will make that process a lot easier for residents as they prepare to show their patriotic spirit on July 4.” Merski noted that after June 7 and for the remainder of the month, residents will be able to deposit flags at one of two locations: His district office at 3901 Liberty Street or His Summit office at the Summit Township Municipal Building, 1230 Townhall Road W. Media coverage of the program kickoff is invited. Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: $400,000 grant will fund afterschool opportunities for Erie elementary school students

(Jun 04, 2019)

ERIE, June 4 – A $400,000 grant will permit Mercyhurst University to offer afterschool academic supports and other enrichment programs for students attending three Erie elementary schools, state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie, announced today. Harkins and Merski said the federally funded grant – part of a package of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants administered by the state Department of Education – will benefit students of Grover Cleveland, Jefferson, and Jo Anna Connell elementary schools. “I’m thrilled that our attempts to secure this funding were successful, because the programs funded will help level the playing field for students who may be at a disadvantage based on income barriers or academic obstacles,” Harkins said. “Every student deserves a chance to succeed.” Merski agreed, noting, “As a former teacher, I have seen firsthand the benefits of additional programs that boost learning and reinforce core concepts for grade school age children. Investing in a strong start early on for these students yields tremendous benefits later, in terms of greater confidence, greater engagement and future success.” Competitive, 21st CCLC grants fund the establishment of community learning centers that provide students with academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities. The opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session and help Read more

 

Merski: $4,350 state grant will fund school breakfast program

(May 16, 2019)

ERIE, May 16 – A state grant of $4,350 will help ensure students at Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School start their day with a nutritious meal, according to state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, who said the grant will fund a breakfast program at the school. Merski said the grant, part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s School Breakfast Initiative, should give kids a productive start to the day. “Good nutrition – and a good breakfast in particular – makes a huge difference for students,” Merski said. “It’s linked to greater productivity, better understanding and retention of information, and higher test scores. As a former teacher, I’ve seen firsthand the difference proper nutrition plays in kids’ energy, performance, and confidence. I’m delighted that this grant will help fund a good start to the day for these students.” The School Breakfast Initiative was started two years ago and provides schools funding to implement breakfast programs using alternative serving methods such as “grab-and-go” or breakfast in the classroom. Schools can also expand an existing program to include an alternative serving method. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $65,000 in matching grants to help Erie County businesses grow greener

(May 08, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 8 – State matching grants totaling $65,335 will help 12 small businesses in Erie adopt greener practices, according to state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins, and Bob Merski, all D-Erie. The funding is provided by the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Small Business Advantage Grant program. “I’m extremely pleased that we were able to help these seven small businesses in our district procure funding,” Harkins said. “Taking steps to be more responsible stewards of the environment helps recover natural resources and also makes economic sense for businesses, because energy-efficient practices are more cost-efficient in the long run.” Merski agreed, noting, “Greener practices translate to less waste, a healthier work environment, and greater efficiency for these companies, which helps their bottom line. It’s an investment that pays off for everyone.” Bizzarro added that businesses that work to protect the environment set a good example for others. “Small businesses can be a positive force for change by inspiring other companies and private citizens,” Bizzarro said. “By ‘going green,’ small-business owners encourage others in the community to do the same. It sends a great message.” The grant recipients, projects and amounts, by legislative district, are as follows: First Legislative District: Two Penny Corporation – HVAC – $7,000 Read more

 

Merski: Grant of more than $5,200 will enhance two Erie senior centers

(May 06, 2019)

ERIE, May 6 – Two popular Erie senior centers will benefit from a $5,213 grant, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, announced today. The grant – part of the state Department of Aging’s 2018-19 Senior Community Center package of grants – will fund enhanced resources at the GECAC R.B.W. Central City Senior Center and the Erie West Senior Center. Greater Erie Community Action Committee’s Agency on Aging oversees both centers. “I know this funding is going to be extremely helpful to the centers, which work so hard to provide area seniors with the resources they need to stay active and remain connected to the community,” Merski said. “Our seniors have spent their lives enriching our community. This funding allows us to do something in return by ensuring that they have access to the programs and resources so important to their well-being and vitality.” Merski noted that the grants, funded by the PA Lottery, may be used to make needed refurbishments to facilities or to create new programs or services to help seniors maintain their independence and wellness. Kim Malone, GECAC’s director of center services, expressed appreciation for the grant. “We’re very grateful for the opportunities the state provides,” Malone said. “The centers are wonderful places for our seniors to go, and any opportunity that permits enhancements to the buildings or programs is great news. We know our legislators have a Read more

 

Merski: Erie fire, rescue services to receive more than $41,000 in state grants

(May 06, 2019)

ERIE, May 6 – Erie fire and EMS services are receiving $41,623 in grants, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, announced today. “Erie’s firefighters and emergency medical workers answer the call tirelessly, despite tight budgets that can limit resources,” Merski said. “It’s my hope that these grants will ease some of those financial challenges and provide needed equipment, training and other resources that reinforce these essential front-line workers.” Merski said the grants – provided by Pennsylvania's Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program – are as follows: Belle Valley Fire Department Inc. – fire company – $12,502. EmergyCare Inc. – EMS – $7,155. Perry Hi-Way Hose Company – fire company – $14,811. Perry Hi-Way Hose Company – EMS – $7,155. The state Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. In addition to funding equipment and training, the money can be used for repairing, building or renovating facilities and for repaying debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $200,000 state grant to fund Erie regional job-training program

(May 03, 2019)

ERIE, May 3 – A $200,000 state grant will provide on-the-job training to Erie job seekers while strengthening the talent pool for regional manufacturers, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. The funding to Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership will allow it to partner with workforce development boards to create WorkAdvance – a short-term manufacturing training program that will provide job-training skills tailored to workforce needs as well as placement assistance for the Erie County region. “As the manufacturing industry continues to advance and incorporate new technologies such as robotics, it’s essential that our region has qualified workers who can step into these high-tech jobs,” Bizzarro said. “Programs such as WorkAdvance are extremely helpful because they address that potential manufacturing workforce gap and help ensure that our regional industries remain competitive.” Harkins agreed, noting, “While we are always looking for new business opportunities, it’s also essential to make sure we are doing all we can to strengthen our current industries. The funding for this program will help ensure that our local manufacturers have the pool of skilled workers they need to keep pace and remain competitive in today’s business world.” Merski added that the program will fund a range of services for area job seekers. “The program will be a terrific Read more

 

Merski: Grants totaling nearly $387,000 will fund Erie school safety, violence prevention programs

(May 01, 2019)

ERIE, May 1 – Erie County students and residents will benefit from $386,816 in state grants, which will fund enhanced safety measures for Millcreek Township schools and resources for a county anti-violence program, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, announced today. The funding – administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency – is part of a package of competitive grants that will fund program, equipment and personnel-based resources for schools and other entities statewide. Merski said that a $201,000 grant to Millcreek Township School District for security planning and purchase of security-related technology will ensure students enjoy a safe environment. “As a former teacher, I know firsthand how important it is for kids to feel safe and secure in order to learn and thrive,” Merski said. “The school district has developed plans tailored to each school’s individual security needs. With the grant funding announced today, we can move forward with those plans, enhancing safety and creating a sense of security that frees kids from worry and fosters learning.” Merski said that a second grant of $185,816 to Family Services of NW PA would fund the Erie County Violence Prevention Project, providing programs and services to address community violence. The School Safety and Security Grant Program is administered by PCCD’s School Safety and Security Committee, which was established last year and tasked Read more

 

Harkins, Merski add their names to brief supporting AG’s suit against UPMC

(Apr 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – Vowing to fight for patient health care choice, state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie, have signed onto a legal brief filed yesterday by the House Democratic Caucus in support of the state attorney general’s lawsuit against UPMC. That suit is seeking to modify and indefinitely extend the UPMC-Highmark Health consent decrees that are set to expire on June 30. “Expiration of these consent decrees strikes at the very heart of patient choice and patient care,” Harkins said. “By refusing to extend the decrees, UPMC is effectively cutting off patients’ access to the providers with whom they have developed trusted, long-term relationships. I’m hearing from residents – including those who work at public safety jobs putting their lives on the line for us – who are deeply distressed about the thought of losing this access. We can’t stand by and allow that to happen.” Merski agreed, noting that members of the Erie community are particularly impacted. “So many in our community depend on these relationships that they’ve developed over the years with their chosen providers,” Merski said. “It’s reasonable to expect UPMC to abide by its responsibilities as a charitable organization. Unfortunately, UPMC does not appear to see it as an obligation, despite the fact that it is funded by patients’ taxpayer dollars.” Attorney General Josh Read more

 

Merski appointed to House Urban Affairs’ Subcommittee on Cities

(Apr 15, 2019)

ERIE, April 11 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, announced today that he has been appointed to serve on the House Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Cities - Third Class for the 2019-20 legislative session. The Urban Affairs Committee reviews bills pertaining to cities and counties of the first, second and third class. “I’m extremely excited to serve on this subcommittee, which will give me a front-line role in reviewing legislation that directly impacts residents’ lives, from housing safety to tenants’ rights to capital improvements that combat blight,” Merski said. “The subcommittee weighs in on bills that address ways to make neighborhoods safer, broaden residents’ access to housing, and attract investments that restore the physical and economic landscape of communities. Making life safer and more prosperous for residents of smaller cities, such as Erie, is what this work is all about, and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves.” Merski added that he intends to draw on his seven years’ experience on the Erie City Council, which required extensive familiarity with the state’s Third Class City Code. “Through my work on the city council, I became well-versed in the code and the specific issues that confront Third Class cities,” Merksi said. “I appreciate that the chairman recognized this experience and the ways in which it will enhance our subcommittee work.” Read more

 

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

Merski kicks off month-long ‘flag takeback’ program Friday, June 7
Jun 05, 2019

Harkins, Merski: $400,000 grant will fund afterschool opportunities for Erie elementary school students
Jun 04, 2019

Merski: $4,350 state grant will fund school breakfast program
May 16, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $65,000 in matching grants to help Erie County businesses grow greener
May 08, 2019

Merski: Grant of more than $5,200 will enhance two Erie senior centers
May 06, 2019

Merski: Erie fire, rescue services to receive more than $41,000 in state grants
May 06, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $200,000 state grant to fund Erie regional job-training program
May 03, 2019

Merski: Grants totaling nearly $387,000 will fund Erie school safety, violence prevention programs
May 01, 2019

Harkins, Merski add their names to brief supporting AG’s suit against UPMC
Apr 25, 2019

Merski appointed to House Urban Affairs’ Subcommittee on Cities
Apr 15, 2019