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Friday, August 23, 2019

Elected Officials

Press releases, statements and breaking news from locally elected officials.

This is Pittsburgh: A city with four distinctly different seasons. Our challenge is to keep up with the results of those changing seasons. I’m talking about snow. We all remember the problems we had getting around in the Big Snow Storm of 2010. Hospital workers lived at the hospitals...
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A new community is coming to the Northside, with construction on the Columbus Square development in Manchester set to begin early next year. I was happy to support a $250,000 grant from the House Democratic Caucus that will benefit this project by Manchester Citizens Corporation and Fourth River Development....
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low income people pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants and crisis grants that are paid directly to your utility company. You need not have an unpaid bill to receive home heating energy assistance. If you or someone you...
When I was first elected in 2005, one of the first calls that I received was from a property owner who was fed up with how bad the house next to her looked. It was an eyesore in the neighborhood and although the community had tried to get someone...
2010 is coming to a close. As we think about all the preparations we do this time of year for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year, we look back on the year that was. My year was so full — with both good and not-so-good things. I started...
I am pleased to report that an anti-blight bill I authored was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 28. This bill (H.B. 1322) passed the House 181-19 in July. It is designed to reduce the number of abandoned properties in Pennsylvania communities by changing state law...
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The LIHEAP Cash program, which provides grants to low-income individuals and families to heat their home, opens for applications Nov. 1. Grants range from $200 to $1,000 and are based on household size, income and main source of heat. You need not have an unpaid bill to receive home...
Over the past few years a new and seemingly endless resource has been revealed right below our feet, and now it has become a prominent topic in the media, in communities and in homes throughout the state. I am of course referring to the natural gas reserves held in the...