Petrarca supported veto override to give school districts the right to make decisions on sports, activities

(Sep 23, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Sept. 23 – An effort to override the governor’s veto of a bill that would give school districts the authority to make their own decisions on school sports and activities, including practices, games and spectator rules, failed in the House today on a 130 to 77 vote, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, who voted for H.B. 2787 earlier this month, called today’s action extremely disappointing. “Our school districts should have the ability to develop their own plans for sports and extracurricular activities, not the governor,” said Petrarca. “They know our students, our buildings, and our communities and I still have every confidence in them to conduct these and other activities in a safe manner, just as I have continued to support our local businesses in their efforts to reopen safely. It’s time to trust our communities to do what it best, and the governor needs to stop with the mandates. Our communities have been through enough. While this virus may be with us for a while, I strongly believe that our schools and our businesses can take steps to keep people safe.” Petrarca today also voted for H.B. 2513 , which would expand capacity for restaurants and bars to a minimum of 50%, provided they comply with CDC safety guidelines. The bill would also remove the requirement of a meal with purchase of alcohol and allow patrons to sit at bars. It now Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: Area food bank receives $50,000 Veterans Trust Fund grant

(Sep 18, 2020)

ERIE, Sept. 18 – A $50,000 grant from the state Veterans Trust Fund to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania will benefit the food bank’s program helping veterans and their families, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced today. The lawmakers said the funding will support Second Harvest’s Military Share program, which is designed to provide fresh, nutritious foods for families with at least one member who has served in the armed forces. “I am proud to have Second Harvest Food Bank operating in my district,” Merski said. “The work they do transcends legislative boundaries, and I am thrilled to work with my Erie colleagues to get them the funding they need to continue this great work. This grant will help feed Erie veterans and their families in need and is a valiant use of state resources.” Harkins added: “No one should have to worry where their next meal is coming from, especially the brave servicemen and women who’ve selflessly served our country. Second Harvest Food Bank serves Erie well, and it’s heartening to see Erie tax dollars return to serve those who have served us.” More information on the grant program is available here . Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: Erie Access Improvement Grant Program now open

(Sep 18, 2020)

ERIE, Sept. 18 – Applications are now being accepted for the recently expanded Erie Access Improvement Grant Program, state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie, announced today. The lawmakers said the grants are open to public entities that are interested in acquiring land or other property rights, developing or improving public access sites, or carrying out other projects that benefit public fishing in the Lake Erie watershed. “We are excited that the program is open for applications, especially because it was recently expanded to fund a broader range of projects, including fish-cleaning stations and other projects to benefit publish fishing,” Harkins said. “We are looking forward to seeing more projects that allow residents to take fuller advantage of the lake and opportunities it offers.” Merski, who sits on the House Game and Fisheries Committee, said, “The Lake Erie Watershed offers tremendous benefits for our region, from recreation, to commerce to tourism. Projects that expand access to the lake and fishing allow more residents and visitors to enjoy this unique Erie gem while also helping our local economy. We are encouraging public entities to apply as soon as possible.” Act 56 of 2020 expanded Erie Access Improvement Grant Program funding – previously limited to access and habitat-related projects – to a more diverse Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: $430,000 in grant funding to support Erie fresh food providers

(Sep 17, 2020)

ERIE, Sept. 17 – Grant funding of $430,000 will help two important Erie food retailers continue supplying the community with fresh, nutritious meat, produce and other staples, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced today. The lawmakers said the funding, awarded under the Fresh Food Financing Initiative and funded by the federal CARES Act, includes $350,000 to Gordon’s Market LLC and $80,000 to Whole Foods Cooperative. “When the pandemic arrived, local retailers providing fresh, perishable food faced unprecedented obstacles, including revenue shortfalls, supply storages and transportation issues,” Merski said. “Securing this funding is going to help fortify these important local businesses and provide the resources they need to adapt to changing conditions so they can continue to be there to serve our communities.” Harkins agreed, saying: “Access to nutrition is more important than ever as the pandemic strains budgets for small businesses and families alike. Securing this funding is going to help families – and particularly lower-income households – maintain that vital link to the fresh, healthy food that helps residents stave off illness and stay strong through trying times.” The funding is part of a package of $10 million in funding to 115 retailers in 39 counties. Grocery stores, cooperative entities, farmers’ Read more

 

Harkins: $1.55 million in funding to support Great Lakes water quality projects

(Sep 16, 2020)

ERIE, Sept. 16 – Projects to protect and improve water quality in the nation’s Great Lakes will move forward thanks to $1.55 million in grant funding awarded by the Great Lakes Commission, state Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, announced today. Harkins, who sits on the commission, said the grants – funded by the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program – will support efforts to install nutrient- and erosion-control practices in the Great Lakes basin. “Lake Erie and our other Great Lakes are unique and treasured resources, but we need to remain vigilant in combating erosion and runoff, which can damage water quality and the natural habitat,” Harkins said. “The grants announced today are going to advance those goals by funding projects to reduce the runoff of sediments, nutrients and other pollutants into the lakes.” Harkins said the program provides competitive grants for projects not typically funded by other federal cost-share programs, which allows it to fund innovative and unique approaches. The 2020 projects focus on long-term sediment and nutrient management, streambank restoration and green infrastructure. Funding for the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Over the past 10 years the program has awarded 126 grants totaling Read more

 

Petrarca supports measure to allow school districts to make decisions on sports, activities

(Sep 16, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Sept. 16 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, today offered support for H.B. 2787 , which would give local school districts the power to decide what fall sports and activities are allowed, including practices, games, and spectator rules. “School districts across our state must have the discretion and the flexibility to develop their own plans, whether it’s sports, band, orchestra, or other extracurricular activities,” said Petrarca. “House Bill 2787 would do just that. Our local school district administrators know their facilities best, and I have confidence in them to conduct sporting and other events in a safe way.” Petrarca attended a news conference today and stood with his colleagues in support of the measure. The bill passed in the House and Senate and is now with the governor’s office for further action. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: Nearly $257,000 in grants to bolster Erie arts, cultural, natural science attractions impacted by pandemic

(Sep 15, 2020)

ERIE, Sept. 15 – Four grants totaling $256,916 will help key Erie arts, cultural and natural science attractions offset revenue losses caused by the pandemic, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. The lawmakers said the grants approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority include $125,052 to the Erie Zoological Society, $63,179 to the Erie Philharmonic, $43,685 to the Erie Playhouse and $25,000 to the expERIEnce Children’s Museum. “Erie has a wealth of unique resources, from our community of talented artists, musicians and performers to our museums and zoo,” Bizzarro said. “Unfortunately, the organizations that showcase those resources – and enhance area tourism – have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. Securing this funding will help them offset losses and regain strength so they can resume their role in enriching our community and stimulating our economy.” Harkins said, “Like other businesses and organizations, many of the attractions that make our Erie community special – our philharmonic, playhouse, children’s museum and zoo – have felt the impact of empty concert halls and exhibit rooms. Our unique zoo – which has served our region for more than 90 years and welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually – has lost more than $1.6 million in revenue. These grants will help bolster these beloved Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: $22,500 grant will ensure urban development preserves Erie history, character

(Sep 09, 2020)

ERIE, Sept. 9 – A $22,500 project planning grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will ensure that future development preserves the character and history of Erie’s landscape, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced today. The lawmakers said the grant to the Erie Downtown Partnership, which comes from the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program, will fund critical planning to guide future development. “Erie’s proud history and character are evident in our landscape, and any improvements made must preserve that character,” Merski said. “Securing this funding will help ensure that future development is executed in a way that maintains those special features that are uniquely Erie and beloved by generations of residents.” Harkins agreed, saying, “A key aspect of urban planning is ensuring that any changes made don’t erase the imprint of past generations that contribute to a city’s unique character and history. The funding awarded today will allow the Erie Downtown Partnership to develop design guidelines for the city’s 14-block core that ensure developers understand the significance of defining features so progress can happen without destroying well-loved landmarks and features from the past.” The grant is part of a package of $2.6 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and Read more

 

Sainato calls return to 50% capacity good news for local restaurants but questions alcohol service restrictions

(Sep 08, 2020)

NEW CASTLE, Sept. 8 – State Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, said he is encouraged by news that restaurants may return to 50% indoor capacity beginning Sept. 21, subject to a self-certification requirement, but he questioned new and existing alcohol service restrictions he said could negate or dilute any positive economic impacts. “ We called on the governor to lift an overly broad, arbitrary rule that placed restaurants in an economic stranglehold, and we succeeded. The administration’s response abolishing the rule comes none too soon, with so many restaurants struggling to survive. Restoring the 50% capacity rule makes sense and will help our businesses get back on the path to economic vitality. “At the same time, the administration is keeping certain harmful restrictions in place, including a ban on bar service and a requirement that alcohol can only be served for on-premises consumption when in the same transaction as a meal. Those requirements – together with another that will require restaurants to stop serving alcohol by 10 p.m. – stand to counter many of the positive impacts achieved by restoring broader occupancy. “Restaurants depend on a robust after-dinner patronage, and many social and veterans’ clubs are not set up to serve food. Absent a sound, health-based justification, I would urge the governor to reconsider these restrictions.” Read more

 

Petrarca announces restaurants will soon be allowed to increase indoor capacity to 50%

(Sep 08, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Sept. 8 – Effective Sept. 21, restaurants will be allowed to increase their indoor occupancy to 50% capacity, provided they take part in a self-certification process to ensure they will comply with all public health and safety guidelines, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Last month, Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, joined several legislators in sending a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf , demanding he lift the 25% indoor capacity restriction, citing the current restrictions as hurtful to these businesses, which have been following state health guidelines and operations. “It’s clear the governor has heard our demands and those of our restaurant owners,” Petrarca said. “From the beginning, I felt it was extremely unfair to crack down on these businesses, especially during the pandemic. While I applaud today’s announcement and it’s certainly a step in the right direction, I won’t rest until they can fully reopen, and I am confident they can do so safely for their employees and their customers.” The self-certification process, called the Open and Certified Pennsylvania program, is required for any restaurant that wants to increase indoor capacity by 50%. This self-certification must be completed by Oct. 5. Documents and information regarding the self-certification will be available online beginning Sept. 21 and will contain the following items: A list of requirements Read more

 

Petrarca announces restaurants will soon be allowed to increase indoor capacity to 50%

(Sep 08, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Sept. 8 – Effective Sept. 21, restaurants will be allowed to increase their indoor occupancy to 50% capacity, provided they take part in a self-certification process to ensure they will comply with all public health and safety guidelines, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Last month, Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, joined several legislators in sending a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf , demanding he lift the 25% indoor capacity restriction, citing the current restrictions as hurtful to these businesses, which have been following state health guidelines and operations. “It’s clear the governor has heard our demands and those of our restaurant owners,” Petrarca said. “From the beginning, I felt it was extremely unfair to crack down on these businesses, especially during the pandemic. While I applaud today’s announcement and it’s certainly a step in the right direction, I won’t rest until they can fully reopen, and I am confident they can do so safely for their employees and their customers.” The self-certification process, called the Open and Certified Pennsylvania program, is required for any restaurant that wants to increase indoor capacity by 50%. This self-certification must be completed by Oct. 5. Documents and information regarding the self-certification will be available online beginning Sept. 21 and will contain the following items: A list of requirements Read more

 

Harkins: House unanimously adopts ‘Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day’

(Sep 02, 2020)

ERIE, Sept. 2 – The PA House of Representatives today unanimously adopted a resolution declaring Sept. 7, 2020, as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day, according to state Rep. Pat Harkins who, together with several of his colleagues, introduced the resolution. Harkins, D-Erie, said H.R. 984 highlights the unique ways Lake Erie benefits the Commonwealth. “Those of us who call this region home have a special connection to Lake Erie, which is a huge part of our history and identity,” Harkins said. “We understand the ways this incredible natural resource benefits our area, from jobs, recreational, and educational opportunities to the drinking water it provides. “Through this resolution, my colleagues and I in the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus are hoping to make more Pennsylvanians aware of the ways Lake Erie benefits the entire Commonwealth by bringing millions in tourism, boating and fishing revenue and providing a unique escape for those who have not yet experienced the beauty of the Great Lakes.” The Lake Erie coastal region is home to approximately 250,000 Pennsylvanians and provides more than 3,000 jobs. Key economic contributors include: Presque Isle State Park, which attracts about 4 million visitors who spend nearly $80 million annually. Tourism and recreation industries, which contribute more than $65 million to the state economy. Read more

 

Harkins, Merski, Bizzarro urge state to expand hazard grants

(Aug 26, 2020)

ERIE, Aug. 26 – Saying it creates an unfair situation that arbitrarily rewards some workers but not others, state Reps. Pat Harkins, Bob Merski and Ryan Bizzarro, all D-Erie, are calling on officials to revisit the state’s hazard pay grant program, which they claim unfairly excluded thousands of essential workers. In a letter to Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, the lawmakers and several other colleagues from the Northwest Democratic Caucus are demanding a new round of grants. “Hazard pay is designed to compensate workers for braving dangerous conditions on the job,” Harkins said. “With the advent of the pandemic, the risks may arise in different ways, but they all amount to the same basic danger: the possibility of contracting a potentially deadly illness. It’s illogical and irresponsible for the state to separate out some workers as more deserving of hazard pay than others.” “Essential workers are just that – essential to the commonwealth,” Bizzarro said. “Whether they are transporting a patient by ambulance, providing nursing care or dispensing a prescription, they are all serving acute needs and, in the process, knowingly exposing themselves to danger. By selectively designating some essential workers as eligible for hazard pay but not others, we are suggesting that some are more deserving than others when nothing Read more

 

Longietti urging state to expand hazard pay grants

(Aug 26, 2020)

HERMITAGE, Aug. 26 – Calling the situation “deeply unfair,” state Rep. Mark Longietti is urging officials in charge of Pennsylvania’s hazard pay program to issue a new round of grants, saying the previous round excluded multiple categories of essential workers. In a letter to Dennis Davin, secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development, Longietti and several other lawmakers from Northwestern Pennsylvania wrote that additional grants are needed to remedy an unfair situation. “While it is heartening to know that thousands of frontline workers are receiving a much-deserved temporary pay boost, the hazard pay program also created a disturbing discrepancy by leaving many essential workers out in the cold,” Longietti said. “First responders, nurses, pharmacy workers, healthcare aides and so many others whose jobs put them directly into the line of danger were excluded. “Providing hazard pay to some essential workers while withholding it from others is no way to treat frontline heroes who have given their all for the commonwealth, and we need to correct it now. All of these workers are essential, and they deserve a hazard pay program that recognizes this, not one that arbitrarily picks and chooses who is rewarded.” Read more

 

Sainato calls on state to issue new round of hazard pay grants

(Aug 26, 2020)

NEW CASTLE, Aug. 26 -- Citing the many frontline workers excluded from the recent round of grants under the COVID-19 hazard pay program, state Rep. Chris Sainato is urging officials in charge of the program to “do it right” and issue a new round of grants to those left out. In a letter to Dennis Davin, secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development, Sainato and several colleagues wrote that workers who were considered essential in March and April are struggling to understand why they have been excluded from that category now. “As chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I work with EMTs, with firefighters and police,” Sainato said. “When residents were asked to stay in and limit exposure, these frontline heroes were the ones going in day after day, despite huge risks to themselves and their families. Yet they were left out of the hazard pay program, along with nurses, healthcare workers and so many others. “If we were calling these workers essential then, why were they suddenly hung out to dry when it came time to reward their courage and dedication? These first responders and other frontline workers have given everything to keep us safe – and they’re still at it. This is no time to pass them by. It’s time to do something for these heroes.” Read more

 

Petrarca: More support needed to help working Pennsylvanians on the front lines of pandemic response

(Aug 26, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 26 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca is urging the Wolf administration to do more to help frontline workers across Pennsylvania, many of whom did not receive hazard pay. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said last week’s announcement of $516,000 in federal CARES grants to employers so they could offer their employees hazard pay was certainly helpful, but it left out many other frontline employees, including emergency medical services staff, grocery store employees and pharmacy technicians. “While I understand that these grant programs are limited in the amount of funding and contain restrictions, it’s not fair to exclude workers who have been deemed to be essential and who have risked their lives to help others,” Petrarca said. “That’s why I am joining several of my colleagues in urging the administration to do more to help these workers and consider establishing another hazard pay program to help them. “These workers have put their safety on the line – and that of their families – to take care of others since the beginning of this pandemic and they should be included in any future assistance programs.” Petrarca joined several of his House colleagues in submitting a letter to the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development outlining their concerns and urging the creation of an additional hazard pay program to help Read more

 

Merski chairs House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on instructing students during COVID-19

(Aug 25, 2020)

ERIE, Aug. 25 – Ensuring safe education during the pandemic was the topic of a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing chaired by state Rep. Bob Merski today at the state Capitol. Merski, D-Erie, requested the hearing to bring lawmakers up to date on school district preparedness and ongoing needs. “Many schools will be providing regular, in-class instruction as we begin the new year,” Merski said. “School administrators and educators have worked hard to put detailed safety plans in place; this hearing was an opportunity for us to hear details of those plans and also learn what actions we can take here in Harrisburg to ensure continuing school safety for the duration of the pandemic." Merski and other lawmakers heard testimony from: Richard Emerick, superintendent of Fort LeBoeuf School District, and Ian Roberts, superintendent of Millcreek Township School District – Both officials testified about measures schools have implemented – including daily temperature checks, hand sanitization stations, reduced class sizes, reconfigured classrooms and staggered dismissal times, among other measures – to keep students and staff safe. Aaron Chapin, vice president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association – Chapin testified regarding PSEA’s recommendations for emergency legislation, including, among other measures, a bill Merski is Read more

 

Petrarca: $138K in funding to help historically underserved students

(Aug 25, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 25 – Approximately $138,451 in funds will be distributed to an area school district and two intermediate units to assist them in providing education services for students needing additional support under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced today. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the grants are part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and are to be used to support students at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under ESSA. ESSA requires Pennsylvania and other states to develop plans to assist students based on a variety of factors, including attendance, English language learners, and students with disabilities. “We know that the pandemic has significantly impacted all of our schools, but it’s also put additional challenges on students who need and deserve additional support,” Petrarca said. “These grants will be instrumental in providing them with the support they need to help these students succeed.” The grants will be distributed as follows: Kiski Area School District (Kiski Area High School): $64,077. Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit: $29,791. Westmoreland Intermediate Unit: $44,583. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/GEER/Pages/StudentsSpecialNeeds.aspx . Read more

 

Sainato: Nearly $50,000 awarded to ensure area students with special needs continue learning

(Aug 20, 2020)

NEW CASTLE, Aug. 20 -- Grant funding totaling $49,522 will help ensure that Lawrence County students with special needs do not fall behind during the pandemic, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today. Sainato said that the funding, which will be split among seven area school districts, will allow educators to implement specially tailored strategies as schools turn to remote and virtual learning. “Our Lawrence County teachers are both dedicated and flexible, and they have worked to put new methods into place to keep kids learning during the pandemic,” Sainato said. “A critical challenge, however, has been ensuring that students with special needs – who benefit particularly from direct, in-person learning – don’t fall behind because of suspended in-person, classroom learning. “This funding is going to help our teachers and support staff meet that challenge by providing resources for real-time learning and other supports that ensure these students continue thriving and learning.” The grants include the following: Laurel School District – $3,767. Mohawk Area School District – $10,432. Neshannock Township School District – $5,000. New Castle Area School District – $13,499. Shenango Area School District – $5,000. Union Area School District – $5,000. Wilmington Area School District – Read more

 

Longietti: More than $53,400 in funding to ensure Mercer County students with special needs continue learning during pandemic

(Aug 20, 2020)

HERMITAGE, Aug. 20 – Funding totaling $53,415 will ensure Mercer County students with special needs continue learning and progressing during the pandemic, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today. “The pandemic has deprived students of the benefits of classroom learning, and that is particularly problematic for special needs students, who benefit most from directed, specially designed programs,” Longietti said. “Securing this funding means that educators and staff will have the added resources and flexibility to keep these students learning and thriving through special real-time programs and other methods.” Longietti said the grants include the following: Farrell Area School District - $5,000. Greenville Area School District – $10,879. Hermitage School District – $8,461. Keystone Education Center Charter School – $1,000. Reynolds School District – $7,060. Sharon City School District – $8,533. Sharpsville Area School District – $7,482. West Middlesex Area School District – $5,000. The funding is part of a package of $20 million to 678 local school districts and other local education agencies. The sources include $15 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funding and $5 million from the Department of Education’s federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Read more

 

Petrarca supported veto override to give school districts the right to make decisions on sports, activities
Sep 23, 2020

Merski, Harkins: Area food bank receives $50,000 Veterans Trust Fund grant
Sep 18, 2020

Harkins, Merski: Erie Access Improvement Grant Program now open
Sep 18, 2020

Merski, Harkins: $430,000 in grant funding to support Erie fresh food providers
Sep 17, 2020

Harkins: $1.55 million in funding to support Great Lakes water quality projects
Sep 16, 2020

Petrarca supports measure to allow school districts to make decisions on sports, activities
Sep 16, 2020

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: Nearly $257,000 in grants to bolster Erie arts, cultural, natural science attractions impacted by pandemic
Sep 15, 2020

Merski, Harkins: $22,500 grant will ensure urban development preserves Erie history, character
Sep 09, 2020

Sainato calls return to 50% capacity good news for local restaurants but questions alcohol service restrictions
Sep 08, 2020

Petrarca announces restaurants will soon be allowed to increase indoor capacity to 50%
Sep 08, 2020

Petrarca announces restaurants will soon be allowed to increase indoor capacity to 50%
Sep 08, 2020

Harkins: House unanimously adopts ‘Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day’
Sep 02, 2020

Harkins, Merski, Bizzarro urge state to expand hazard grants
Aug 26, 2020

Longietti urging state to expand hazard pay grants
Aug 26, 2020

Sainato calls on state to issue new round of hazard pay grants
Aug 26, 2020

Petrarca: More support needed to help working Pennsylvanians on the front lines of pandemic response
Aug 26, 2020

Merski chairs House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on instructing students during COVID-19
Aug 25, 2020

Petrarca: $138K in funding to help historically underserved students
Aug 25, 2020

Sainato: Nearly $50,000 awarded to ensure area students with special needs continue learning
Aug 20, 2020

Longietti: More than $53,400 in funding to ensure Mercer County students with special needs continue learning during pandemic
Aug 20, 2020