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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

 

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(Oct 18, 2019)

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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

 

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(Aug 07, 2019)

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(Jul 25, 2019)

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

(Jul 12, 2019)

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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)

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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

 

Miller, legislators fight for professional supports for students that go beyond physical safety infrastructure improvements

(May 08, 2019)

State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, today joined a number of his fellow lawmakers to introduce a legislative plan that calls for investment in school student supports and programs that go beyond physical safety improvements. Read more

 

Don't miss the Tick Awareness & Lyme Prevention Seminar - Tuesday, May 28

(May 07, 2019)

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House Democrats offering Beyond Safe Schools legislative package Wednesday in Capitol Media Center

(May 06, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 6 – House Democrats today announced they will unveil a legislative package to address school safety measures that intend to strengthen supports that go beyond physical safety measures. The news conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 in the Capitol Media Center. The media and public are invited to attend. The comprehensive package includes 15 pieces of legislation that address supporting Pennsylvania educators, programs and support services aiming to help students and educators feel more safe and secure at school. School security, trauma-informed training, mental health screenings, bullying prevention and support staff ratios are all addressed. Rep. Dan Miller, Education Committee Democratic Chairman James Roebuck, Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla and other sponsors and supporters of the package will attend. The package is part of 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. Additional information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com . Additional information about the package will be available at www.pahouse.com/beyondsafeschools . Read more

 

Don't miss Rep. Miller's PA Energy Portfolio & Climate Change event!

(Apr 10, 2019)

Join Rep. Miller and a panel of specialists for a discussion on the variety of resources that Pennsylvania gets its energy from and how that may shift as our energy needs and resource availability continue to evolve. Whether you are new to this discussion or have been involved for a long time we hope that you will join us as we examine this important subject. Read more

 

Mt. Lebanon road project selected for grant

(Mar 26, 2019)

A $750,000 state grant will help to fund a streetscape improvement project along Washington Road, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced. Read more

 

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

Don't miss the annual Substance Abuse Forum on Nov. 15
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

2019 Summer Newsletter
Jul 25, 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

Miller, legislators fight for professional supports for students that go beyond physical safety infrastructure improvements
May 08, 2019

Don't miss the Tick Awareness & Lyme Prevention Seminar - Tuesday, May 28
May 07, 2019

House Democrats offering Beyond Safe Schools legislative package Wednesday in Capitol Media Center
May 06, 2019

Don't miss Rep. Miller's PA Energy Portfolio & Climate Change event!
Apr 10, 2019

Mt. Lebanon road project selected for grant
Mar 26, 2019