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Registration for 2020 annual Disability & Mental Health Summit available online

(Jan 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 9 – Online registration for the 2020 annual Disability & Mental Health Summit is now available, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny. “For the last six years, the Disability & Mental Health Summit has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people,” Miller said. “This year, we celebrate the 30 th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, along with more than 40 informative sessions and hundreds of exhibitors for those in attendance.” With 65% to 70% of Pennsylvanians with disabilities not in the workforce, employment will be a major focus of the summit. “The ADA broke down a lot of doors and there is so much to celebrate,” Miller said. “However, the work is not done, and we should be a state where every 16 and 17-year-old has real opportunity to get a job and develop skills. The first work experience for far too many people with disabilities is delayed for years and too many go underemployed.” Registration is available at www.disabilitysummit.com . There is no cost to attend sessions or the resource fair. Miller said this year’s event will again offer continuing education credits for educators, social workers, lawyers, rehabilitation counselors and ASL interpreters. An administration fee is required for each credit, but otherwise the event is free for anyone to attend. Additional Read more

 

Mt. Lebanon recognized as Keystone Main Street

(Dec 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 26 – Mt. Lebanon, a community in the 42 nd Legislative District, has been designated a recognized Keystone Main Street in Pennsylvania, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny. Miller said Mt. Lebanon received the recognition through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Keystone Communities Program, which is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor the assistance to meet the needs of its specific revitalization effort. “Mt. Lebanon was previously recognized as a Keystone Main Street, resulting in many accomplishments. But more needs to be done,” Miller said. “The Mt. Lebanon Partnership, a volunteer nonprofit program, and the municipality have bold plans for Mt. Lebanon’s business district, none of which would be possible without this designation.” Miller said Mt. Lebanon’s central business district revamp includes the Washington Road Streetscape Project; a placemaking plan with accessibility as a major driving factor; façade assistance; a series of popular events; and much more. Communities can apply to receive designation through the program as a Keystone Main Read more

 

Miller named ‘Legislator of the Year’ for work on education

(Nov 25, 2019)

Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, chair of the House Allegheny County Democratic Delegation, was recently named “Legislator of the Year” by the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association Read more

 

Miller, House Democrats introduce workers’ rights legislative package

(Nov 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – Flanked by other PA House Democrats and allies in the state Senate, state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, introduced a legislative bill package at a Tuesday news conference that would strengthen workers’ rights in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Bill of Rights legislative bill package includes 13 House bills geared toward bettering or supporting workers’ rights. Each bill was discussed by the bill’s sponsor; Miller is prime or co-prime sponsor of six of the bills. “Pennsylvanians work hard, whether it’s in a factory, farm or on a college field. At the end of the day, they give their all. However, not only are they not getting credit where it’s due – they’re not getting due compensation,” Miller said. “The host of bills presented today would work to eradicate this, branding the Commonwealth as a state that puts the people above profits, which is an issue that should have been tackled some time ago.” The bills include: H.B. 1863 – Improving employees’ voices in the workplace. H.B. 1864 – Valuing employers who value Pennsylvania workers. H.B. 1865 – UC eligibility for striking workers. H.B. 1866 – Farm laborers collective bargaining act. H.B. 567 – JSGC resolutions to study economic and workforce transition. H.B. Read more

 

Miller Announces 2020 Disabilities and Mental Health Summit

(Nov 18, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Miller announced 2020's Disabilities and Mental Health Summit, which will take place March 3 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Miller: $17,500 awarded for master-site development plan of Hamilton Park

(Nov 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources approved a $17,500 state grant Thursday to fund a development plan for Hamilton Park in Castle Shannon Borough. “Hamilton Park continues to be a destination hub for outdoor activities and family gatherings,” Miller said. “This grant is significant in that it will allow our community to plan for the future and maximize the park’s potential so that families near and far can enjoy all Hamilton Park has to offer.” Miller said the funding will foot the bill for a prepared master site development plan for the 12-acre park. The grant was among dozens awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The program assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here . Read more

 

Miller: More than $220K awarded for renovation project to local outreach center

(Nov 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced Tuesday that $221,267 in state funding was awarded for a rehabilitation project at the Brookline Teen Outreach Center. Miller said the funding was awarded through the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. “This funding is significant in the fact that it will help fund the renovation project for a center that helps local youth be the best version of themselves through educational and social opportunities, workshops, tutoring and much more,” Miller said. “I’d like to thank the Commonwealth Financing Authority for approving this funding.” Miller said the funding will go toward a waterproofing and water damage renovation project. Specifically, the project will entail water control, mold remediation and structural repairs to the outreach center after damage was caused by heavy rains and stormwater runoffs. The RAAC grant was among several announced today that are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund, which is financed by gaming activity in the county. The fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Commonwealth Financing Authority. Read more

 

Miller: More than $100,000 coming back to two school districts for school safety initiatives

(Oct 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – Two school districts associated with the 42 nd Legislative District were awarded a combined total of $104,800 in state funding for school safety and violence reduction initiatives, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny. Miller said the competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants were awarded through the state Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools, which offers four types of safety grants: equipment grants, program grants, school police officer grants and school resource officer grants. “We unfortunately live in a reality where we have to worry about the safety of our children at school. It’s unfortunate, but we’ve gone to great lengths to make sure schools are a place where students can feel safe,” Miller said. “This funding is a direct example of the commonwealth’s proactive approach to ensuring schools remain safe for our students and teachers for years to come.” The school districts that received funding are: Baldwin-Whitehall School District - $64,800. The funding will be used to purchase safety and security-related equipment and fund the salary of a school police officer. Chartiers Valley School District - $40,000. The funding will be used to fund the salary of a school police officer. Miller said all four grants offered by PDE’s program aim to assist schools in reducing unnecessary student Read more

 

Mt. Lebanon Public Library secures more than $200,000 in state funding

(Oct 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 17 – The Mt. Lebanon Public Library will undergo HVAC and related upgrades following the disbursement of $215,164 in state funding to the local library, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny. Miller said the Keystone grant, awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, was one of 19 awarded today to public libraries across the commonwealth. “It takes more than a substantial catalog of reading material for a library to function properly. The building itself has to be held to a certain standard so that it can adequately accommodate those visiting the library,” Miller said. “But doing so cost money, which is why I’m happy to announce this substantial grant to Mt. Lebanon Public Library, money of which will help fund rehabilitation projects at this facility.” Miller said the grant will fund replacement of the library’s carpeting and HVAC system, and include adding security access controls to interior and exterior doors. Keystone grants are competitive grants funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. Read more

 

Miller, Gainey to introduce legislation that would allow student-athletes to get paid

(Oct 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 1 – On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law which will allow college student-athletes in the state to get fairly compensated for their work and effort. Pennsylvania now has a similar bill in the works, thanks to state Reps. Dan Miller and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny. Miller and Gainey made the announcement Monday afternoon, stating that in a time of billion-dollar television deals and video game products, the limitations placed on today’s college athletes are disproportionately harsh. “Athletes are forced to give up their rights and economic freedom while the colleges make hundreds of millions of dollars off of their talent and likeness,” Miller said. “This bill would help to balance the scales by allowing them to sign endorsements, earn compensation, and hire agents to represent their interests in exchange for the work they do, and the benefit provided to the college.” “Our student-athletes give their blood, sweat and tears to a sport they love, while colleges, universities and corporations reap the financial benefits of their work,” Gainey said. “If a college football head coach can earn $4.8 million for coaching ‘amateur student-athletes,’ and if corporations can earn billions of dollars using the players’ names and faces, then how is it not fair for them to earn some sort of financial compensation? The chances of a Read more

 

Miller unveils bill that would require state-owned buildings to install adult changing stations

(Sep 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 23 – Building off the forward progress the commonwealth and the Americans with Disabilities Act have enacted for those with disabilities, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, unveiled his plan to require state-owned buildings and certain places of public accommodations to install and maintain at least one adult changing station. The legislation (H.B. 117) was discussed at a Monday Capitol news conference. State Sens. Pam Iovino, D-Allegheny/Washington, and Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington, also were in attendance. Both senators have introduced companion legislation to H.B. 117. Miller said the measure would mandate state buildings and places of public accommodation – like auditoriums, convention centers, sports arenas and amusement parks – with a maximum occupancy of 2,000 or more people to install and maintain at least one adult changing station, which, under his bill, would consist of an adult changing table placed within an enclosed restroom facility. “Change has been made but we’re far from the finish line,” Miller said. “Far too many individuals with disabilities avoid attending public functions due to their inability to find access to restrooms that accommodate their needs. House Bill 117 looks to change that scenario because everyone deserves to live life to the fullest, no matter the obstacles that stand before them.” Both Iovino and Read more

 

State budget created another waiting list for people with disabilities

(Aug 26, 2019)

Recently, some people have asked us if another waiting list for people with disabilities was created during the budget. The short answer is yes, the long answer is also yes, and I have tried my best to explain in brief below. Read more

 

Don't miss my 2019 Senior Fair!

(Aug 07, 2019)

Don't miss my 2019 Senior Fair on Sept. 12! Read more

 

Rep. Miller's Summer Pop-Up Office series (July 24 - Aug. 29)

(Jul 12, 2019)

Summer Pop-up Series Read more

 

Miller: ACHDD praises deal between UPMC/Highmark

(Jun 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 25 – On behalf of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman, today released a statement following the announcement that UPMC and Highmark have entered into at 10-year contract that will extend facilities to Highmark-insured patients. Miller said the deal follows recent legal action pursued by Shapiro, an effort supported by many members of the delegation. “Our delegation has been at the forefront of this battle for years and we are very thankful to the efforts of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Governor Tom Wolf for helping to orchestra this deal, especially since the majority in Harrisburg has refused time and time again to step in on behalf of patients everywhere. “Highmark and UPMC are integral to the health and welfare of many in western Pennsylvania, and beyond. That’s why several of us added our name to the attorney general’s latest lawsuit. We need UPMC and Highmark to always remember how and why they were created, and how much we need access to their gifted staff and employees. “It is our hope that this deal will begin to heal the wounds caused by hostility and uncertainty and we thank the leadership of both Highmark and UPMC for coming to the table and for working with Shapiro and Wolf,” Miller said. “However, delegation members Dan Frankel and Tony DeLuca have authored 'any willing provider' bills that need to be considered by the House Read more

 

Miller dubbed “Representative of the Year” by advocacy group

(Jun 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 11 – Touting his commitment to advancing legislation that benefits Pennsylvanians with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc of Pennsylvania, an advocacy organization, has named state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, its 2019 “Representative of the Year.” The Arc of Pennsylvania , a branch of the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, each year honors a legislator who demonstrates exceptional leadership in advancing legislation that benefits residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. On Tuesday, the organization’s annual legislative breakfast took place in Harrisburg. Miller was in attendance, and the organization presented him with an award that honors his designation as representative of the year. “Pennsylvania has a moral, legal, and fiscal responsibility to provide ladders of opportunities for all of its citizens,” Miller said. “Despite the progress of years passed we are simply failing to meet our obligation to our citizens with a disability, and we have a lot to do. I’d like to thank the Arc of Pennsylvania for the award, but more importantly for the work, advocacy, and partnership. Any progress I make stands on the shoulders of the countless advocates who came before me and I thank everyone for the opportunity to serve.” In a letter to the Allegheny Democrat, Sherri Landis, The Read more

 

2019 Summer Newsletter

(Jun 10, 2019)

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Miller, legislators stand up for families and urge legislature to pass Family Care Act

(Jun 05, 2019)

State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, joined his fellow lawmakers to push for bipartisan legislation that would provide paid family leave benefits to working Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Rep. Miller's Summer Pop-Up Office series (Aug. 5 - Aug. 29)

(Jun 05, 2019)

Summer Pop-up series Read more

 

Miller announces nearly $270,000 in funding for Mt. Lebanon Township to improve traffic safety

(May 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 29 – Mt. Lebanon Township will undergo a slew of traffic-related improvements following Wednesday’s disbursement of $268,149 to the township, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny. The grant funding is from PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, designed to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where traffic data shows red-light running is a concern. The funding will go toward constructing an auxiliary right-turn lane on the Segar Road approach to Bower Hill Road; constructing an auxiliary right-turn lane on the Bower Hill Road approach to Washington road, and the replacement of strain poles with mast arms at the intersection; and the installation of new LED pedestrian signal heads, emergency vehicle preemption, emergency generator panels, and pedestrian push buttons at various locations. “This is excellent news for the township,” Miller said. “Traffic and pedestrian safety are crucial, and I’m confident this funding will work wonders in regard to the overall safety of township residents and those traveling the roadways.” Funding for the program, as required under state law, is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. More information on the ARLE program can be found here: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Portal Information/Traffic Signal Portal/FUNDARLE.html Read more

 

Registration for 2020 annual Disability & Mental Health Summit available online
Jan 09, 2020

Mt. Lebanon recognized as Keystone Main Street
Dec 26, 2019

Miller named ‘Legislator of the Year’ for work on education
Nov 25, 2019

Miller, House Democrats introduce workers’ rights legislative package
Nov 19, 2019

Miller Announces 2020 Disabilities and Mental Health Summit
Nov 18, 2019

Miller: $17,500 awarded for master-site development plan of Hamilton Park
Nov 14, 2019

Miller: More than $220K awarded for renovation project to local outreach center
Nov 12, 2019

Miller: More than $100,000 coming back to two school districts for school safety initiatives
Oct 18, 2019

Mt. Lebanon Public Library secures more than $200,000 in state funding
Oct 17, 2019

Miller, Gainey to introduce legislation that would allow student-athletes to get paid
Oct 01, 2019

Miller unveils bill that would require state-owned buildings to install adult changing stations
Sep 23, 2019

State budget created another waiting list for people with disabilities
Aug 26, 2019

Don't miss my 2019 Senior Fair!
Aug 07, 2019

Rep. Miller's Summer Pop-Up Office series (July 24 - Aug. 29)
Jul 12, 2019

Miller: ACHDD praises deal between UPMC/Highmark
Jun 25, 2019

Miller dubbed “Representative of the Year” by advocacy group
Jun 11, 2019

2019 Summer Newsletter
Jun 10, 2019

Miller, legislators stand up for families and urge legislature to pass Family Care Act
Jun 05, 2019

Rep. Miller's Summer Pop-Up Office series (Aug. 5 - Aug. 29)
Jun 05, 2019

Miller announces nearly $270,000 in funding for Mt. Lebanon Township to improve traffic safety
May 29, 2019