House unanimously passes bill to increase monthly pension amounts for some of Pennsylvania’s veterans

(Nov 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 10 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has unanimously passed H.B. 1220 , legislation to increase the monthly pension amounts for the Blind and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension programs. “Our veterans deserve our continued support and after more than 20 years, it is time to increase these monthly pension payments,” said Pisciottano, who co-authored this bill with state Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair. House Bill 1220 would increase the monthly pension payments from $150 to $250 a month and that number would automatically increase with inflation. These two veterans’ pension programs have not seen any increases since 1999. “These veterans served and sacrificed so much for our country and they deserve whatever additional support we can give them now,” Pisciottano said. During the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Blind Veterans Pension Program helped 102 veterans here in Pennsylvania and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program served 2,008 veterans. House Bill 1220 has passed the House and now goes to the Senate for consideration. EDITORS/ASSIGNMENT DESKS: Video of Rep. Pisciottano’s remarks on the House floor are available here . Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Drive-thru Senior Fair success, Pennie open enrollment underway, Fall Back this weekend and more!

(Nov 05, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Drive-thru Senior Fair success, Pennie open enrollment underway, Fall Back this weekend and more! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Join me tomorrow for my Senior Fair, bill to honor Scott Hirsh in PA Senate, expanding prescription drug help and more!

(Oct 29, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Join me tomorrow for my Senior Fair, bill to honor Scott Hirsh in PA Senate, expanding prescription drug help and more! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email - Tax relief for volunteer firefighters, one week until my Senior Fair, home heating help and more!

(Oct 22, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email - Tax relief for volunteer firefighters, one week until my Senior Fair, home heating help and more! Read more

 

Pisciottano introduces legislation to provide tax relief for volunteer firefighters

(Oct 21, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 21 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, introduced legislation today to create a program that would provide property tax relief for those in fire service while allowing local businesses to directly support the fire companies that protect their neighborhoods. “The number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania has severely dwindled since the 1970s when there were more than 300,000. Now there are as few as 38,000 volunteer firefighters,” Pisciottano said. “These brave men and women do this important and life-saving work without getting paid, and in many cases, spend their own money on gear and equipment. My legislation would provide a much-deserved financial break and offer support to these critical members of our communities.” Pisciottano said the legislation would create a program that would offer tax credits to businesses that donate to designated nonprofit firefighting organizations. Those organizations would then use the funds to make direct property tax payments to school districts, counties, or municipalities on behalf of volunteer firefighters. “My proposed tax relief program is sustainable because it does not put an extra financial strain on local municipal budgets while recognizing those folks who willingly volunteer to run toward the fire to protect us all,” Pisciottano said. The legislation has been introduced as House Bill 1990 . Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Save the date for my Senior Fair, grant funding awarded to local fire stations, Port Vue satellite office hours and more!

(Oct 15, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Save the date for my Senior Fair, grant funding awarded to local fire stations, Port Vue satellite office hours and more! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Proposing tax relief for volunteer firefighters, upcoming blood drive, shred event success and more!

(Oct 08, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Proposing tax relief for volunteer firefighters, upcoming blood drive, shred event success and more! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Free shredding event tomorrow, legislative updates and more!

(Oct 01, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Free shredding event tomorrow, legislative updates and more! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Fall festival in Port Vue, celebrating 90 years of flight and one week until my shredding event!

(Sep 24, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Update - Fall festival in Port Vue, celebrating 90 years of flight and one week until my shredding event! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email - Upcoming events and office hours in Port Vue

(Sep 17, 2021)

Information on some upcoming events, including community day at the airport, plus my office will be in Port Vue next week. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email - West Mifflin construction postponed, remembering 9/11, and less than a month until our annual shredding event!

(Sep 10, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email - West Mifflin construction postponed, remembering 9/11, and less than a month until our annual shredding event! Read more

 

Pisciottano presents flags to fire departments in remembrance of September 11 attacks

(Sep 10, 2021)

DRAVOSBURG, Sept. 10 – In remembrance of the fallen and the first responders who risked their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano on Thursday evening presented flags flown over the U.S. Capitol to fire departments across the 38 th Legislative District. “As I reflect on the events of 9/11 and remember the fallen, I also want to honor the heroism of the first responders who risked their lives to save others,” said Pisciottano, D-Allegheny. “My appreciation extends to our first responders here at home, who volunteer to dedicate their time and risk their lives to keeping our communities safe.” Pisciottano and a representative from Congressman Mike Doyle’s office presented flags and certificates of appreciation from the Architect of the Capitol to the following fire departments: Liberty Borough Volunteer Fire Department Port Vue Vigilant Hose #1 Volunteer Fire Department Glassport Citizens Volunteer Hose #1 VFD Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Co. Broughton Volunteer Fire Co. Library Volunteer Fire Co. Whitehall Borough Volunteer Fire Co. Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department #1 South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department Option Independent Fire Co. Baldwin Independent Volunteer Fire Co. #1 West Mifflin #1 “Homeville” Volunteer Fire Co. West Mifflin #2 “Duquesne Annex” Volunteer Fire Co. West Mifflin #3 Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Help available as federal employment programs end, a traffic alert in West Mifflin, satellite office hours for South Park and more!

(Sep 03, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Help available as federal employment programs end, a traffic alert in West Mifflin, satellite office hours for South Park and more! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Tree Pittsburgh anniversary, upcoming construction alert, a new arrival and more!

(Aug 27, 2021)

Construction work will begin in West Mifflin on Tuesday, September 7 at 8 p.m. on Lebanon Church Road from the Ceco Drive intersection to Flading Lane. Work will occur on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. and weekends as permitted until October 12, 2022. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Supporting our unions, grant info for volunteer fire and EMS, upcoming shredding event and more!

(Aug 20, 2021)

U.S. Steel Corporation is hiring for general labor and utility positions for the Clairton, Edgar Thomson and Irving plants. Stop by their career fair this Saturday, August 21 beginning at 7 a.m. at the U.S. Steel training hub, located at 1 South Linden Street in Duquesne. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Addressing infrastructure, satellite office hours, supporting our unions and more!

(Aug 13, 2021)

It’s clear we have infrastructure issues in our district, and I believe we can effectively address and act on them and reduce the flooding happening on state-owned roads in our communities. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Infrastructure tour with PennDOT, visiting Presque Isle, National Night Out and more!

(Aug 06, 2021)

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Infrastructure tour with PennDOT, visiting Presque Isle, National Night Out and more! Read more

 

Pisciottano, PennDOT tour road issues impacting local communities

(Aug 05, 2021)

DRAVOSBURG, Aug. 5 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano joined state Transportation Department District 11 Director Cheryl Moon-Sirianni and Senior Highway Maintenance Manager Lori Musto today to discuss infrastructure in the 38 th Legislative District. “This tour is one of the ways I can bring the concerns of my constituents and local elected officials to PennDOT’s attention,” said Pisciottano, D-Allegheny. “My office works collaboratively with PennDOT to address infrastructure issues every day. By conducting this tour, I can show PennDOT firsthand the issues we experience including buckling roads, dangerous flood areas, unsafe traffic patterns and more. Together, we can work with residents and local municipalities to improve our roads, bridges, and waterways.” Pisciottano, Sirianni and Musto discussed the impact of the Mon-Fayette Expressway project on local traffic, reviewed specific issues faced by each community in the 38th District, and visited the following areas in-person: River Road in Port Vue. Washington Avenue in Dravosburg. Clairton Road/Route 51 in Pleasant Hills. Lebanon Church Road and PA-885 in West Mifflin. Streets Run Road in Baldwin. Pisciottano reminds people to contact his office if they have any issues with state-owned roads, bridges or waterways. PennDOT District 11 covers 2,570 total road miles, 1,804 total bridges, and four tunnels that span Allegheny, Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Talking tourism, organ and tissue donation, UC fraud alert and more!

(Jul 30, 2021)

Tourism is our state’s second largest industry and a huge economic growth industry for our state that already generates billions in tax revenues. Our group discussion with Kennywood focused on how we can help grow the state’s tourism industry and what can be done locally to further capitalize on the potential of this world-renowned asset in our own backyard. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: District school funding info, emergency rental assistance, tourism’s economic impacts and more!

(Jul 22, 2021)

I wanted to share some good news for our school districts included in our most recently passed state budget, which includes funding increases for basic and special education. Read more

 

House unanimously passes bill to increase monthly pension amounts for some of Pennsylvania’s veterans
Nov 12, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Drive-thru Senior Fair success, Pennie open enrollment underway, Fall Back this weekend and more!
Nov 05, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Join me tomorrow for my Senior Fair, bill to honor Scott Hirsh in PA Senate, expanding prescription drug help and more!
Oct 29, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email - Tax relief for volunteer firefighters, one week until my Senior Fair, home heating help and more!
Oct 22, 2021

Pisciottano introduces legislation to provide tax relief for volunteer firefighters
Oct 21, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Save the date for my Senior Fair, grant funding awarded to local fire stations, Port Vue satellite office hours and more!
Oct 15, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Proposing tax relief for volunteer firefighters, upcoming blood drive, shred event success and more!
Oct 08, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Free shredding event tomorrow, legislative updates and more!
Oct 01, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Fall festival in Port Vue, celebrating 90 years of flight and one week until my shredding event!
Sep 24, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email - Upcoming events and office hours in Port Vue
Sep 17, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email - West Mifflin construction postponed, remembering 9/11, and less than a month until our annual shredding event!
Sep 10, 2021

Pisciottano presents flags to fire departments in remembrance of September 11 attacks
Sep 10, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Help available as federal employment programs end, a traffic alert in West Mifflin, satellite office hours for South Park and more!
Sep 03, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Tree Pittsburgh anniversary, upcoming construction alert, a new arrival and more!
Aug 27, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Supporting our unions, grant info for volunteer fire and EMS, upcoming shredding event and more!
Aug 20, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Addressing infrastructure, satellite office hours, supporting our unions and more!
Aug 13, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Infrastructure tour with PennDOT, visiting Presque Isle, National Night Out and more!
Aug 06, 2021

Pisciottano, PennDOT tour road issues impacting local communities
Aug 05, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Talking tourism, organ and tissue donation, UC fraud alert and more!
Jul 30, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: District school funding info, emergency rental assistance, tourism’s economic impacts and more!
Jul 22, 2021