Ravenstahl: Major local projects receive $3.5 million in state support

(Aug 01, 2019)

Three local projects will receive a combined $3.5 million in state support. Read more

 

Innamorato, Ravenstahl announce $120K to assist in Polish Hill affordable housing redevelopment

(Jul 16, 2019)

A project to rebuild a spate of fire-damaged properties in Polish Hill as well as renovate three additional homes in central Lawrenceville has been selected to receive state housing support funding. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: UPMC agreement a good beginning for western PA

(Jun 24, 2019)

PITTSBURGH, June 24 – Today, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, issued the following statement regarding the end of the UPMC/Highmark dispute. “Today UPMC and Highmark did the right thing and agreed to a new 10-year deal that will ensure the people of western Pennsylvania will continue to be able to access the doctors and healthcare providers they choose. “As I said earlier this year, it is critical that patients and family members be able to continue to access the doctors and healthcare providers they know and trust, and I am pleased to see that we have obtained that outcome. “This agreement should settle many of the fears and concerns that patients and their families have felt over the last several months. They and the community organizers and activists who stood with them to raise awareness of this issue should be commended, as should those on Attorney General Josh Shaprio’s team who negotiated on their behalf. “While this agreement is a good, new beginning, we as a legislature must address the underlying problems that allowed this situation to develop. We must continue to work to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, regardless of their health insurer are able to access high quality, affordable healthcare.” Read more

 

Bellevue history preservation project receives state support

(Jun 05, 2019)

A historic resource survey project in Bellevue will receive state support thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Brighton Heights Senior Center to receive $100,000

(May 03, 2019)

State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, today announced that the Brighton Heights Senior Center has been selected to receive a $100,000 state grant. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Northgate, North Hills awarded school safety grants

(May 01, 2019)

State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, today announced two Pittsburgh-area school districts have been selected to receive School Safety and Security Commission grants. Read more

 

Sen. Williams and Reps. Ravenstahl & Innamorato Announce $2 Million for Ross Township

(Feb 01, 2019)

This grant will help alleviate traffic at a dangerous intersection. Read more

 

Ravenstahl named vice chairman of Ethics Committee

(Jan 29, 2019)

State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, today announced he was named vice chairman of the Ethics Committee of the state House of Representatives. Read more

 

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools

(Jan 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – Sixteen education entities in Allegheny County today were awarded a total $560,000 in targeted grants provided through Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. The grants will fund training and equipment needed to prepare teachers and students for the expansion of computer science programs. Miller said each recipient will receive $35,000 through PAsmart, which has made Pennsylvania No. 2 in the nation for investing in K-12 STEM and computer science education. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding,” Miller said. “In the coming years, most jobs will require workers to use computers and advanced technology in an ever-changing workforce and economy. By providing this funding, we’re helping to ensure students and teachers will be adequately prepared to succeed in their line of work, and do so with confidence.” School districts and charter/intermediate unit schools awarded funding through PAsmart include: Baldwin-Whitehall School District (Reps. Harry Readshaw, Bill Kortz and Dan Miller) Carlynton School District (Reps. Anita Kulik and Dan Deasy) Chartiers Valley School District (Kulik and Miller) City Charter High School (Reps. Dan Frankel, Jake Wheatley, Adam Ravenstahl, Readshaw, Miller, Sara Innamorato, Deasy, Summer Lee and Ed Gainey) Deer Lakes School District (Rep. Frank Dermody) Duquesne Read more

 

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry

(Jan 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – An $115,641 business education partnership grant will provide Allegheny County students with hands-on exposure to careers in the building and construction industry, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. “This grant money will have a positive impact on students from all House districts encompassed within the delegation,” Miller said. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding, as we all understand the importance of providing students with a means-to-an-end when it comes to choosing their prospective career paths. “Students looking to get involved in the building and construction industry will find the programs created by this funding to be not only rewarding, but also extremely informational and influential as they look to solidify their futures in the workforce.” Miller said the Three Rivers Workforce Development Board will join forces with PARTNER4WORK, a Pittsburgh-based workforce development organization, to carry out the three-pronged project. The first phase will include bringing together 14 building and construction unions, local colleges, businesses, students and others at the March 29 Building On … Careers in the Building and Construction Industry conference in Pittsburgh. The second phase involves the creation of the Summer in Trades internship program, which will provide students with hands-on experience and insight into the Read more

 

Ravenstahl takes oath to begin fifth term

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – In a ceremony today marking the start of the 2019-20 legislative session, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, took the oath of office to begin his fifth term representing Pennsylvania’s 20 th Legislative District. “The hardworking families of our district have placed their trust in me to represent them, both at home and in Harrisburg, and that trust is a sacred obligation to me,” Ravenstahl said. “I’m extremely excited to roll up my sleeves and begin a new year of working on their behalf. Although every year brings new challenges, the guiding principle remains the same – making life in our community as safe, healthy and prosperous as possible. “In the year ahead, I’ll continue working to ensure that our families have access to good jobs with fair pay and the best possible health care; that our kids enjoy safe, high-quality schools; that our seniors are connected with the services they need; and that the most vulnerable among us are protected. I’ll also continue working to ensure continued investment in our neighborhoods and the return of residents’ tax dollars to fund infrastructure improvements and spur business growth. Most of all, I’ll be working to ensure that we continue to thrive as a community.” Ravenstahl added that in addition to assisting residents with services and being their voice in Harrisburg, he plans to continue Read more

 

Happy New Year - let’s build on the past year’s progress!

(Dec 28, 2018)

I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019. Please note that our offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2 for regular business hours. Read more

 

Warm holiday wishes

(Dec 20, 2018)

I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays. I hope the days ahead are filled with joy and that the New Year brings health, happiness and prosperity. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate deadline is Dec. 31

(Dec 20, 2018)

A reminder that applications for rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2017 under the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are due Dec. 31. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older and people with disabilities 18 or older. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates can boost the rebate to $975. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is discounted. You can read more about the program here . Read more

 

Help this holiday season

(Dec 19, 2018)

The holidays bring joy for many, but for those struggling with food insecurity and basic living expenses, the festive spirit can be dampened by worry. If you need help this holiday season, please remember that the state and county offer some excellent resources. Click on the links below to find: Food banks by county . An interactive map of food pantries . State food programs . Homeless assistance programs. Allegheny County programs and services to help meet basic needs . Information on LIHEAP— a program to help eligible residents with heating bills. An online brochure of state services . If you don’t need help but want to volunteer your time, you’ll find opportunities mentioned in some of the sites above. You can also click here for ideas on how you can help fight hunger in your community. Read more

 

Ravenstahl, Innamorato: $180,000 in tax credits to enhance resources, fund infrastructure improvements for Lawrenceville residents

(Dec 17, 2018)

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 – Tax credits worth $180,000 approved through the Neighborhood Assistance Program will support projects designed to enhance resources, bolster job opportunities and fund infrastructure improvements for Lawrenceville residents, according to state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, and Rep.-elect Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. “The tax credits approved today are all about opening up doors for residents,” Ravenstahl said. “They’re funding projects aimed at providing workforce training and jobs, connecting residents with health services, enhancing seniors’ access to resources and completing infrastructure improvements. It’s extremely exciting to watch these improvements take shape and improve life in the community.” “A community thrives when its residents of all ages have opportunities – opportunities to create a green and healthy neighborhood, to learn valuable job training skills, and to access resources, just to name a few,” said Innamorato, who with Ravenstahl represents parts of the Lawrenceville community. “These tax credits will fund resident-driven, sustainable and community-oriented projects and planning efforts, some that have been nearly a decade in the making.” Ravenstahl noted that the tax credits support infrastructure work that includes parking stalls, bike corrals and storm water work, among other improvements. They are part of a package of $18 million in Read more

 

Low-interest loan will boost renovations, improvements to area tech complex

(Dec 14, 2018)

I wanted to let you know about an exciting business-related development in our area. Read more

 

With the cold weather here, remember the new rules on dog tethering

(Dec 14, 2018)

With the cold weather here, I wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of the recently enacted law on dog tethering. The law prohibits the tethering of an unattended dog for longer than 30 minutes in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. (In summer, the same restriction applies when it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above.) If you see or suspect a violation of the tethering law – or any other signs of suspected abuse or neglect – report it by contacting your local humane society police officer or your local police station. In the absence of local police, contact the Pennsylvania State Police. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Grants to enhance services, advocacy for abuse victims treated at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

(Dec 13, 2018)

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13 – Two state grants totaling $117,360 will enhance services for minor victims of abuse who are evaluated and treated at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, announced today. “The advocates and providers at Children’s Hospital and the hospital’s Child Advocacy Center play a critical, multi-dimensional role in detecting, preventing and treating physical and sexual abuse,” Ravenstahl said. “The grants announced today will fund additional training and equipment for staff and expand access to services. This empowers advocates and staff to do the essential work of helping child victims heal and bringing abusers to justice.” Ravenstahl noted that the funding comes from two separate grants: $47,000 to Children’s Hospital that will fund specialized training and education for emergency medical personnel, the purchase of equipment including two portable colposcopes and digital video and camera equipment, the use of a consultant for cross-educational and networking opportunities for multidisciplinary team members, and parking assistance for families’ transportation and parking costs; and $70,360 to the Center for Victims to allow it to continue the counselor advocate position co-located onsite at Children’s Hospital’s CAC. The position focuses specifically on child sexual abuse cases that come through the CAC and the hospital’s Read more

 

Legislative Highlights from 2018

(Dec 07, 2018)

The year 2018 was a productive one for the state legislature, as we passed a number of bills designed to improve life in the commonwealth. I’d like to briefly highlight some newly enacted laws I supported. One such law expands seniors’ access to PACENET – the state’s prescription drug assistance program – by raising the income eligibility guidelines. (You can learn more about the program by visiting www.aging.pa.gov and following the “prescriptions” link under “Aging Services.”) Another new law overhauls Pennsylvania’s organ donation law, which will help more than 7,500 residents on the state’s waiting list gain access to lifesaving organs. Keeping residents safe and protecting the vulnerable Other new laws help protect some of the most vulnerable among us. For example, a new “safe harbor” law I supported immunizes minor victims of human trafficking from prosecution and ensures that they are diverted from the criminal justice system and into a protective human services environment. A stronger anti-hazing law protects students by making “aggravated hazing” – hazing that results in serious injury or death – a felony and by requiring post-secondary schools to institute anti-hazing rules. To help protect those struggling with addiction, a new law mandates that prescriptions for controlled-substance medications be in electronic format, rather than handwritten, to Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Major local projects receive $3.5 million in state support
Aug 01, 2019

Innamorato, Ravenstahl announce $120K to assist in Polish Hill affordable housing redevelopment
Jul 16, 2019

Ravenstahl: UPMC agreement a good beginning for western PA
Jun 24, 2019

Bellevue history preservation project receives state support
Jun 05, 2019

Ravenstahl: Brighton Heights Senior Center to receive $100,000
May 03, 2019

Ravenstahl: Northgate, North Hills awarded school safety grants
May 01, 2019

Sen. Williams and Reps. Ravenstahl & Innamorato Announce $2 Million for Ross Township
Feb 01, 2019

Ravenstahl named vice chairman of Ethics Committee
Jan 29, 2019

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools
Jan 17, 2019

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry
Jan 10, 2019

Ravenstahl takes oath to begin fifth term
Jan 01, 2019

Happy New Year - let’s build on the past year’s progress!
Dec 28, 2018

Warm holiday wishes
Dec 20, 2018

Property Tax/Rent Rebate deadline is Dec. 31
Dec 20, 2018

Help this holiday season
Dec 19, 2018

Ravenstahl, Innamorato: $180,000 in tax credits to enhance resources, fund infrastructure improvements for Lawrenceville residents
Dec 17, 2018

Low-interest loan will boost renovations, improvements to area tech complex
Dec 14, 2018

With the cold weather here, remember the new rules on dog tethering
Dec 14, 2018

Ravenstahl: Grants to enhance services, advocacy for abuse victims treated at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Dec 13, 2018

Legislative Highlights from 2018
Dec 07, 2018