Republicans kill worker protection proposals in committee; silence supporters

(Sep 25, 2018)

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

 

Ravenstahl: $690K in grants to support local parks, infrastructure and communities

(Sep 18, 2018)

State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, has announced the awarding of four state grants totaling more than $692,000 for parks, infrastructure and community support in the Pittsburgh region. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: $1.75 million in grants to support arts, child development programs in Pittsburgh

(Sep 05, 2018)

The two state grants will support the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and The Sarah Heinz House. Read more

 

Get pre-verified for your REAL ID beginning September 4; Rebates available to help Pennsylvanians drive cleaner cars; Office hours on Labor Day

(Aug 30, 2018)

In an effort to keep you informed on the state’s progress in implementing REAL ID, I wanted to pass along an important update from PennDOT. The agency says that it will begin pre-verifying residents for REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses or ID cards starting Sept. 4. Read more

 

Allegheny County Health Department accepting air pollution proposals; New program helps teach civics to students

(Aug 23, 2018)

The Allegheny County Health Department is accepting proposals from groups to execute air pollution prevention activities to be funded by the Clean Air Fund. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: $150,000 awarded in tax credits to aid in rehabilitation of Bayard School in Upper Lawrenceville

(Aug 09, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 9 – State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, today announced a total of $150,000 in 2017-18 Historic Preservation Tax Credits has been awarded to the 20 th Legislative District. Ravenstahl said the allocated tax credits will aid in the rehabilitation of the National Register-listed Bayard School in Upper Lawrenceville and leverage $3.2 million in estimated construction expenditures. The school will be rehabilitated into an apartment complex. “I’m happy to announce the allocation of these tax credits,” Ravenstahl said. “This funding will not only add to our local economy but hopefully bring a number of new residents to the 20 th Legislative District.” The Historic Preservation Tax Credit program is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Since 2013, the Historic Preservation Tax Credit program has invested more than $15 million to rehabilitate 81 historic buildings leveraging an estimated $1.3 billion in construction expenditures. The investments have helped preserve buildings that contribute to the distinct character of Pennsylvania’s boroughs, townships and cities. This year, a total of $3 million was awarded to 21 projects statewide in 2017-18 Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Read more

 

Pittsburgh school awarded grant for fresh fruits and vegetables

(Aug 03, 2018)

Funding for healthy options for students, dry-leaf medical marijuana is now available and a local business receives a grant Read more

 

Help available for flood victims

(Jul 27, 2018)

Help is available to June flood victims and educating workers on Construction Opioid Awareness Week Read more

 

Funding to expand pre-K programs across the state

(Jul 20, 2018)

Helping to fix traffic signals within our communities and a new search engine to look for life insurance policies Read more

 

Persian Gulf Veterans Program deadline approaching

(Jul 13, 2018)

Information on the veterans program deadline; new littering fines; the future of the state's solar power and PAsmart Read more

 

Clean Slate legislation provides second chances

(Jul 06, 2018)

Getting people back to work, fighting to raise the minimum wage and information on flooding in Pittsburgh Read more

 

Resolving to keep families together; celebrating safely this Fourth; learning about an underground risk

(Jun 29, 2018)

I want to express my support for a resolution I’m co-sponsoring that urges President Trump to reverse his zero tolerance family-separation immigration policy. Read more

 

Why I voted for the budget bill; "Qualified Opportunity Zones" will benefit from private investment; a visit from our future leaders

(Jun 21, 2018)

Yesterday, I cast a “yes” vote for House Bill 2121 – the general appropriations bill that would authorize spending to fund the commonwealth’s programs and services for the upcoming fiscal year. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Spending bill would boost education, workforce development without tax increase

(Jun 21, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 21 – State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, voted Wednesday in favor of the $32.7 billion state spending plan for 2018-19, citing the bill’s emphasis on education, career training, school safety and fighting the opioid addiction crisis. “House Bill 2121 – the general appropriations bill the House passed – does a good job of addressing the commonwealth’s most fundamental needs without increasing the tax burden on residents,” Ravenstahl said. “The bill would increase education funding by $100 million and provide $40 million for specialized career and workforce development. It would also provide critical funding for school safety and additional funds to combat the opioid crisis. “Although the bill isn’t perfect, it would accomplish a lot by providing funding where it’s most needed for Pennsylvania’s working families while sparing residents the burden of extra taxes. It would also allow us to replenish the state’s Rainy Day Fund, which would help us build up a reserve to address future needs. I support this practical bill, which I think will yield tangible benefits for the commonwealth.” The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Chiropractic bill would advance profession, expand job opportunities

(Jun 18, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 18 – The House today unanimously passed legislation that would remove a significant obstacle preventing chiropractic students from completing their education in the commonwealth, according to state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny. Currently, state law prohibits anyone without a license from engaging in chiropractic care. By creating an exception for students who practice under the direct supervision of a licensed chiropractor, Ravenstahl said S.B. 892 would allow students to obtain the hands-on experience they need to gain their credentials. “The commonwealth has long recognized the health benefits of chiropractic care,” said Ravenstahl, whose nearly identical H.B. 1737 was reported out of the House Professional Licensure Committee last September. “But the law forces chiropractic students to travel out of state to gain the vital clinical experience they need. It’s a huge roadblock and a major reason there are no chiropractic schools or programs here. “Lifting the practice restriction for students would spur the establishment of state chiropractic schools and increase the chances of students studying and remaining here to practice. Allowing the profession to grow and flourish will do the same for jobs and the state’s economy.” The bill, which is supported by the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, now heads to the governor’s desk. Read more

 

Fun Father's Day facts & figures; Property Tax/Rent Rebate extension; women veterans' survey

(Jun 15, 2018)

Did you know that Father’s Day wasn’t officially recognized as a U.S. holiday until 1966, when President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared that the third Sunday of every June would mark the day? Read more

 

Commemorating D-Day; links for local veterans

(Jun 08, 2018)

This week, we commemorated the 74th Anniversary of D-Day, honoring the U.S. and allied troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Read more

 

Republicans kill worker protection proposals in committee; silence supporters
Sep 25, 2018

Ravenstahl: $690K in grants to support local parks, infrastructure and communities
Sep 18, 2018

Ravenstahl: $1.75 million in grants to support arts, child development programs in Pittsburgh
Sep 05, 2018

Get pre-verified for your REAL ID beginning September 4; Rebates available to help Pennsylvanians drive cleaner cars; Office hours on Labor Day
Aug 30, 2018

Allegheny County Health Department accepting air pollution proposals; New program helps teach civics to students
Aug 23, 2018

Read my summer newsletter online!; 20th Legislative District awarded $150,000 in tax credits!; Are you missing a Purple Heart medal?
Aug 15, 2018

Ravenstahl: $150,000 awarded in tax credits to aid in rehabilitation of Bayard School in Upper Lawrenceville
Aug 09, 2018

It’s Back to School Safety Month; Considering student loans? Use this tool for a closer look at your financial future; ‘The Wall That Heals’ comes to Allegheny County!
Aug 08, 2018

Pittsburgh school awarded grant for fresh fruits and vegetables
Aug 03, 2018

Help available for flood victims
Jul 27, 2018

Funding to expand pre-K programs across the state
Jul 20, 2018

Persian Gulf Veterans Program deadline approaching
Jul 13, 2018

Clean Slate legislation provides second chances
Jul 06, 2018

Resolving to keep families together; celebrating safely this Fourth; learning about an underground risk
Jun 29, 2018

Why I voted for the budget bill; "Qualified Opportunity Zones" will benefit from private investment; a visit from our future leaders
Jun 21, 2018

Ravenstahl: Spending bill would boost education, workforce development without tax increase
Jun 21, 2018

Ravenstahl: Chiropractic bill would advance profession, expand job opportunities
Jun 18, 2018

Fun Father's Day facts & figures; Property Tax/Rent Rebate extension; women veterans' survey
Jun 15, 2018

Commemorating D-Day; links for local veterans
Jun 08, 2018

Iron Workers Local No. 3 to receive over $700,000 in state funding; This program could save your life; Helpful info on changing auto insurers
Jun 01, 2018