Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Stop Price Fixing, Route 837 Update, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Ending Soon, and more!

(Jun 03, 2022)

Prices are going up, but we need to ensure that profiteers can’t collude to raise prices just to pad their own wallets at the expense of yours. The Stop Price Fixing Act will protect you from companies looking to jack up prices just because they think you’ll pay more. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano fights corporate price gouging with Stop Price Fixing Act

(Jun 02, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 2 – Today, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, introduced the Stop Price Fixing Act , new legislation designed to enhance the ability of the state attorney general to prosecute individuals and businesses that collude to artificially raise the prices of Pennsylvania goods. “Prices continue to climb and working Pennsylvanians are facing overwhelming financial pressure all while corporations are reporting record profits,” Pisciottano said. “It’s clear that this pressure doesn’t stem from just inflation, it is sadly the result of bad actors using price volatility as an excuse to pad their bottom line at the expense of working families.” Pisciottano highlighted that price fixing cases are currently far too difficult to prosecute, citing the dire need to pass the Stop Price Fixing Act and provide the attorney general with the necessary tools to enforce price-fixing laws. He noted that his new bill would also shield whistleblowers and encourage individuals with internal knowledge of price-fixing violations to come forward. "As prices rise at the gas pump and in the grocery store, the General Assembly can take action to help Pennsylvanians by enacting legislation like the Stop Price Fixing Act that protects consumers and ensures our economy is fair for all," Pisciottano said. Lee Hepner, legal counsel at the American Economic Liberties Project , a nonprofit, non-partisan organization seeking to Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - ATV Park Update, Twin Rivers Elementary, P-EBT Benefits, and more!

(May 20, 2022)

I helped secure $175,000 for this project through two separate state grant awards – I can’t wait to see the park come to fruition! It will be an asset unique to western Pennsylvania, and I know local residents will enjoy it for many years to come. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 13, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible practitioners with the capacity to provide SUD treatment or SCA-funded case management services at approved practice site(s) and can demonstrate a minimum of two prior years of experience in the SUD field as well as a service commitment of two additional years. Use : To support the supply, distribution and retention of individuals delivering SUD treatment and SCA funded case management services. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-02%20LoanRepayment_applicationguidance.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Enhancing Services to Culturally Specific Populations Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : A nonprofit organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities: 1) American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); 2) Asian Americans; 3) Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 4) Blacks; and 5) Hispanics. Use : To establish, expand, or Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Solutions for Route 837, Farmers Market Vouchers, Poll Workers Needed, and more!

(May 13, 2022)

I am coordinating with PennDOT road engineers, Norfolk Southern, and Dravosburg Borough officials to develop a solution to the root causes that are impacting the road. We are all working to address the issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, please drive cautiously through the area and, if possible, consider an alternate route. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Thank You for Helping Ukrainians, Support Our Nurses, Career Mentorship, and more!

(May 06, 2022)

The $15.44 million rehabilitation project is anticipated to conclude in the winter of 2022 and includes a new concrete deck and sidewalk, barrier repairs, full painting, structural steel repairs, concrete substructure repairs, bearing replacement, and new expansion dams. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - New Lawmakers, Local Recycling, Fighting Blight in PA, and more!

(Apr 29, 2022)

Blighted properties plague communities across PA - ours is no exception. This week in Harrisburg, I was proud to join my colleagues in the House to support a package of bipartisan bills that will enable us to Beat Blight in PA. Read more

 

Pisciottano: $70K+ awarded for recycling and waste programs in West Mifflin

(Apr 29, 2022)

WEST MIFFLIN, April 29 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced today $71,568 in state grant funding has been awarded to support recycling and leaf-collection programs in the borough. “These funds will make it easier for borough residents to recycle and will help reduce the amount of local waste sent to landfills,” Pisciottano said. “It’s so important that we do everything we can to keep West Mifflin beautiful, and this award directly supports that goal.” The awarded funds are part of $30.5 million in Recycling Development and Implementation grants to nearly 160 county and municipal governments across the state announced this week. Through the grant program, municipalities and counties in Pennsylvania are eligible for up to 90% funding of approved recycling program costs. Municipalities that are designated financially distressed under the Financial Distressed Communities Act are eligible to receive funding for an additional 10% of approved costs. Grants were also awarded based on programs designed to meet current market demands for recyclable goods. Click this link to learn more and see a full list of the funded projects: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/DEP_details.aspx?newsid=1596 . Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Helping EMS Workers, Public Transportation Upgrades, Aid for Ukrainians, and more!

(Apr 22, 2022)

We need to ensure EMS have the funding they need to continue their highly trained, dangerous jobs. I co-hosted a roundtable discussion about the challenges facing EMS first responders in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. I was joined by colleagues from the state House and state Senate as well as EMS Chiefs from our region including Chief Plunkett from Baldwin Emergency Medical Service and Chief Miller from McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service. Read more

 

Helping The Helpers: Policy Hearing About Supporting EMS In PA

(Apr 21, 2022)

State Senator Katie Muth (D- Berks/Chester/Montgomery), chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee joined Senator Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny), state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) and state Rep. Nick Pisciottano (D-Allegheny) to host a roundtable discussion yesterday on various issues facing Pennsylvania’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano announces $960,000 investment in transit infrastructure along Route 837

(Apr 21, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, April 21 – Improvements including bus stop renovations, safer crosswalks, new rider shelters and more will be made along Route 837 through a grant of $960,000 to the Port Authority of Allegheny County, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “This award to the Port Authority is essential for local residents who rely on public transportation,” Pisciottano said. “I’m overjoyed that these funds will drastically improve the experience of our bus riders and create a safer environment for all who travel on this busy road. This was a very competitive grant process and we were fortunate to be the only project in Allegheny County awarded these funds.” Pisciottano emphasized the funded project includes major upgrades to pedestrian crossings and traffic signals at key intersections. This funding is part of a $54.1 million package awarded to 64 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside projects in 34 counties. Over half of the funded projects, including the project to improve Route 837, were funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Before the BIL passed, only $18 million was available for TA Set-Aside projects. The TA Set-Aside provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - EMS Public Hearing, Helping Corrections Officers, District Office Update, and more!

(Apr 15, 2022)

I’m eager to have a productive discussion with local EMS workers and hear your ideas at a public hearing with the PA House and Senate Policy Committees on April 20. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Share Your Ideas, Helping Veterans, Supporting Seniors, and more!

(Apr 08, 2022)

I’m eager to hear from first responders in our community and learn from their experiences about what we can do to support EMS workers in Allegheny County and throughout Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - New District Map, Supporting Miners, Funeral Assistance, and more!

(Apr 01, 2022)

Anyone who incurred funeral expenses because of a COVID-19-related death may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - PA Tragedy, Cleaning Up Our Community, Aid for Local Health Care Workers, and more!

(Mar 25, 2022)

More than $30 million will go to our local hospitals in Allegheny County, thanks to a bipartisan effort to pass House Bill 253. I want to thank my colleagues in the General Assembly for coming together to pass this legislation that will directly benefit all Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Rep Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Kennywood, Affordable Health Care, Jobs, and more!

(Mar 18, 2022)

For more than 100 years, this incredible union has and continues to help their members earn great wages and benefits – and they can retire at any age after working for 29 years. Local #2 is a shining example of how organized labor is key to securing fair pay and conditions for workers. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano praises new Path to Pennie program

(Mar 16, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, March 16 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, applauded the new Path to Pennie program – which adds a form on income tax returns for uninsured Pennsylvanians to enroll in affordable health care coverage – announced today by the state Revenue Department and Pennie, the state-based health insurance marketplace. “Uninsured Pennsylvanians will now be able to access health care by simply checking a box when filing their state taxes,” Pisciottano said. “I want to thank my colleague, state Representative Austin Davis, for spearheading this crucial initiative by introducing legislation to create an Easy Enrollment Option , a bill that I was proud to co-sponsor.” The new program creates a simple and straightforward way for tax filers to indicate that they, their spouse, and/or dependents do not have health coverage and are interested in learning more about the services provided by Pennie. Those who indicate they are uninsured and consent to receive information from Pennie will receive an official postal notice from Pennie with instructions on how to apply for coverage in April 2022, during Pennie’s Special Enrollment Period. “Increasing access to high-quality, low-cost health insurance is a top priority for me and my colleagues in the House,” Pisciottano said. “I am very pleased that Pennie, the state Department of Revenue and Governor Wolf were able to work Read more

 

Rep Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Building Stronger Infrastructure, Ukraine, Mental Health, and more!

(Mar 11, 2022)

When Russia attacked Ukraine, I demanded that your tax dollars no longer support Russia by co-sponsoring H.R. 175. Now, I’m glad to report not one penny of Pennsylvania money will help fund Putin’s unprovoked, offensive assault on Ukraine. I thank the state officials who helped us make it happen. Read more

 

Policy Committee lands at regional airport for hearing

(Mar 09, 2022)

Pa. House lawmakers joined the House Democratic Policy Committee and host Rep. Nick Pisciottano for a tour and roundtable discussion about the Pittsburgh airport. Read more

 

Rep Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Tax Rebates, Winter Newsletter, Apprenticeship Programs, and more!

(Mar 04, 2022)

My office helped local residents receive more than $490,000 through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program last year. With tax season in full swing, I wanted to remind you that PTRR can help you secure up to $650, if eligible. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Stop Price Fixing, Route 837 Update, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Ending Soon, and more!
Jun 03, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano fights corporate price gouging with Stop Price Fixing Act
Jun 02, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - ATV Park Update, Twin Rivers Elementary, P-EBT Benefits, and more!
May 20, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 13, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Solutions for Route 837, Farmers Market Vouchers, Poll Workers Needed, and more!
May 13, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Thank You for Helping Ukrainians, Support Our Nurses, Career Mentorship, and more!
May 06, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - New Lawmakers, Local Recycling, Fighting Blight in PA, and more!
Apr 29, 2022

Pisciottano: $70K+ awarded for recycling and waste programs in West Mifflin
Apr 29, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Helping EMS Workers, Public Transportation Upgrades, Aid for Ukrainians, and more!
Apr 22, 2022

Helping The Helpers: Policy Hearing About Supporting EMS In PA
Apr 21, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano announces $960,000 investment in transit infrastructure along Route 837
Apr 21, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - EMS Public Hearing, Helping Corrections Officers, District Office Update, and more!
Apr 15, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Share Your Ideas, Helping Veterans, Supporting Seniors, and more!
Apr 08, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - New District Map, Supporting Miners, Funeral Assistance, and more!
Apr 01, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - PA Tragedy, Cleaning Up Our Community, Aid for Local Health Care Workers, and more!
Mar 25, 2022

Rep Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Kennywood, Affordable Health Care, Jobs, and more!
Mar 18, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano praises new Path to Pennie program
Mar 16, 2022

Rep Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Building Stronger Infrastructure, Ukraine, Mental Health, and more!
Mar 11, 2022

Policy Committee lands at regional airport for hearing
Mar 09, 2022

Rep Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Tax Rebates, Winter Newsletter, Apprenticeship Programs, and more!
Mar 04, 2022