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2019 Summer Newsletter

Miller: Allegheny County school districts to receive $50,000 in safety grants

(Oct 05, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, Oct. 5 – Two Allegheny County school districts have been awarded safety grants totaling $50,000, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced today. Miller said that the grants awarded to Baldwin Whitehall School District and Keystone Oaks School District will enable those districts to hire school resource officers or police officers. “I’m thrilled about these grants,” Miller said. “It’s hard to imagine a more essential priority than school safety. Our school districts carefully evaluate the need for resources, and in this case determined that certain schools would benefit from the added security provided by school resource officers or police officers. Thanks to this funding, those schools can move forward with the necessary hiring and training so that our kids, teachers and other school workers have the safest possible environment.” Miller said the specific funding includes: A $30,000 FY 2017-18 School Resource Officer grant to the Baldwin Whitehall School District A $20,000 FY 2017-18 School Police Officer grant to the Keystone Oaks School District The grants are awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Targeted Safe School Grants program. A total of $8.4 million in competitive grants has been awarded to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, purchase safety and security-related equipment and provide for the training and compensation of school resource and Read more

 

Miller to host Substance Abuse Forum Oct. 18

(Oct 02, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, Oct. 2 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, will host a Substance Abuse Forum later this month as part of his ongoing efforts to help Pennsylvanians break free of the devastating hold of drug addiction. This free event will take place from noon - 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 . “I encourage everyone touched by this issue to attend – whether you’re struggling with addiction yourself or living with a loved one struggling with addiction,” Miller said. “It’s important to understand that you don’t have to fight this alone and the state has a multitude of resources that can help.” In addition to a resource fair, Miller said the forum will include the following sessions: “Corrections’ Role in Recovery” from noon – 1 p.m. , with remarks by Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel on the department’s efforts to support individuals in recovery while they are incarcerated and as they enter society. “PA’s Response to Addiction” from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. , with remarks by Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith focusing on the department’s origin, mission and accomplishments. “Paying for Care” from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. “Addiction & the Brain” from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. “Adolescent Read more

 

Senior Discussion Series -- Challenges of Declining Health, Nov. 14th

(Sep 26, 2018)

Join me and a panel of legal, medical and financial experts at Dormont Library for an in-depth discussion on navigating the challenges of old age. Read more

 

Miller Calls for Yes Vote on Domestic Violence Bill

(Sep 26, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Miller debated legislation providing protections for victims of domestic violence, including disarming their abusers. Read more

 

Town Hall Meetings Oct. 3, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28

(Sep 26, 2018)

Join us at my 7 p.m. Town Hall meetings Oct. 3 at Dormont Library, Oct. 24 at Mt. Lebanon Library and Nov. 28 at Castle Shannon Library. Read more

 

Police Reform Goes Beyond Departments

(Sep 25, 2018)

Rep. Dan Miller spoke at a press conference in Harrisburg about modernizing policing and criminal justice in Pennsylvania. Miller explained that by underfunding drug treatment, mental health, and schools, the state has dumped a ridiculous amount of societal problems on the police while giving them a woefully outdated playbook. Read more

 

Miller Holding Three Town Halls This Fall

(Sep 25, 2018)

Rep. Dan Miller is holding three Town Halls this Fall: one each in Dormont, Mt. Lebanon and Castle Shannon. Read more

 

Republicans kill worker protection proposals in committee; silence supporters

(Sep 25, 2018)

House Democrats were silenced during debate over worker protection bills. Read more

 

House unanimously adopts Miller resolution to honor 100th anniversary of Mt. Lebanon Fire Department

(Sep 25, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 25 – The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution honoring the 100 th anniversary of the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department, according to the resolution’s author, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny. “Over the past century, the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department has emerged as one of the most effective, best-respected firefighting units in the area,” Miller said. “Responding to about 2,000 calls per year, the department is one of only two in the state that is currently accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. This achievement is a testament to the department’s commitment to the highest standards and best practices of the profession. But it is just one of many examples of excellence. “My resolution honors not only this incredible community institution, but also the individual men and women who built the department into what it is and who display remarkable courage and tireless dedication to their lifesaving work on a daily basis.” Originally founded as a volunteer fire department on June 1, 1918, the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department consists of 17 full-time staff and approximately 50 volunteers. In addition to its accreditation, the department is one of about 200 fire departments nationally to have obtained a Class 1 Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification. You can see a photo of the event here . Read more

 
 

Miller: We Must Do More to Protect Our Students From Violence

(Sep 17, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Miller participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee in Stroudsburg to discuss school safety. Miller says while we have made strides in protecting our students from violence with a $60 million grant for school safety, we still have a long way to go to ensure our students are adequately protected from violence in their schools. Read more

 

Miller to host annual Senior Fair on Thursday in collaboration with U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb

(Sep 07, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, Sept. 7 – The public is invited to state Rep. Dan Miller’s free annual Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Salvation Army, 1060 McNeilly Road in Mt. Lebanon, in collaboration with U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb. Miller said that Lamb and his staff will provide seniors with information on federal resources, augmenting the role that Miller and his staff traditionally perform regarding available state services and programs. “The Senior Fair is always one of our favorite events, as we are able to connect hundreds of seniors with needed information and resources provided by a number of vendors,” said Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon. “This year, we are pleased to expand that outreach into the federal realm, with the participation of Congressman Lamb and the expertise of his office.” The event also offers free flu shots for those with a Medicare or insurance card, free medical screenings, the chance to win door prizes and a complimentary Smiley Cookie. Exhibitors will include representatives from local, state and federal government offices, as well as local service providers and businesses. They will provide a wealth of information for seniors and caregivers. Anyone desiring more information on the Senior Fair should call Miller’s Mt. Lebanon office at (412) 343-3870. Read more

 

Substance Abuse Forum -- Oct. 18

(Aug 21, 2018)

Look for more information soon on my Substance Abuse Forum scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Read more

 

Summer/Fall 2018 Newsletter

(Jul 18, 2018)

My Summer/Fall 2018 Newsletter will be available through our annual walking program throughout the district, by mail, by visiting my office, or by looking here. Read more

 

Miller announces $220,000 state traffic grant for Mt. Lebanon

(Jul 12, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, July 12 – In the fourth round of funding from the state’s Green Light-Go Program, state Rep. Dan Miller is announcing a $220,000 grant to Mt. Lebanon Township. Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, said the state funding will help remove obstacles that aggravate vehicle congestion and impede traffic flow, as it will enable Mt. Lebanon to replace the traffic signal at the intersection of Bower Hill Road and North Wren Drive/Firewood Drive to accommodate realignment to a four-way intersection. “This state investment will help make it easier, safer and quicker for drivers to navigate these heavily traveled roads,” Miller said. “I thank PennDOT for seeing the value in funding this very important project in the 42 nd Legislative District.” The Green Light-Go Program was established under Act 89 of 2013. The grants may be used for a range of operational improvements, including upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies, removal of unneeded traffic signals, replacement of signals with LED lights and retiming signals to improve traffic flow and safety. Miller said 70 grants worth a total of $31 million were awarded statewide. Read more

 

2018 Summer Pop-Up Office Series

(Jul 12, 2018)

Join us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on these August dates at these Summer Pop-Up Office locations for help with state services or to discuss state issues with Rep. Miller. Read more

 

Miller opens Disability Funding Rally in Capitol Rotunda

(Jun 05, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 5 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, whose annual Disability Summit in March is the largest resource event of its kind in western Pennsylvania, yesterday opened a rally in the Capitol Rotunda seeking fair funding for those with disabilities. Miller was the first speaker at the Disability Funding Rally, which brought together advocates from across the state – including legislators, people with disabilities, family members, friends and disability organizations. “It’s tremendous to see so many self-advocates in the Capitol today,” Miller said. “We have to open up the door for people with disabilities. A lot of people need our help … for dignity to reign throughout Pennsylvania. “We have a lot of friends on the Democratic and the Republican sides. Hopefully, this will be our last Disability Funding Rally. Maybe next year we won’t need it.” At the rally, Miller, who co-chairs the legislature’s Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Caucus, introduced fellow speakers that included state Reps. Bryan Cutler, Thomas Murt and Gene DiGirolamo. Cutler, a Republican who serves as House majority whip, recognized Miller for the work he does and those in attendance for helping promote the cause. “No matter how hard Dan and I work … nothing is more powerful than a personal story,” Cutler said. “And I want to thank the advocates for coming (to Harrisburg) to tell their Read more

 

Senior Fair on Sept. 13th

(Jun 05, 2018)

Plan to attend my Senior Fair on Thursday, Sept. 13th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army, 1060 McNeilly Road in Mt. Lebanon. Read more

 

Mental Health Fair in Brookline on June 2

(Apr 26, 2018)

I'm partnering with Brookline Teen Outreach for a Mental Health Fair on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Read more

 

Mental Heath Event on May 11th

(Apr 23, 2018)

I'm participating in a legislative panel on the Importance of Mental Health from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at Pittsburgh Wyndham University Center. Read more