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Rise in hate crimes leads to warning from state police, lawmakers

Rise in hate crimes leads to warning from state police, lawmakers

Lawmakers, PSP discuss increase in incidents and urge public action PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2020 – Alarmed by disturbing warnings that racist attacks on Asian Americans are increasing in Pennsylvania and across America during the coronavirus crisis, a group of...

Senate Leaders Issue Statement on COVID-19

Senate Leaders Issue Statement on COVID-19

HARRISBURG  – March 12, 2020 − Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-43) have issued the following statement regarding COVID-19: “COVID-19 discussions are ongoing...

New Study: Pennsylvanians breathed months of dirty air in 2018

New Study: Pennsylvanians breathed months of dirty air in 2018

For many PA cities, air quality was unhealthy around 1 out of every 4 days

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 28, 2020 –  Millions of Pennsylvanians across the state are breathing months’ worth of poor air quality due to pollution in 2018, according to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment  Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The groups’ report was released as Pittsburgh and other metropolitan areas experienced unhealthy air days this month, an uncommon experience in wintertime for the Commonwealth’s cities. 

Senator Costa Announces Nearly $400,000 in State Dairy Grants

Senator Costa Announces Nearly $400,000 in State Dairy Grants

Harrisburg, Pa. − January 22, 2020 −  State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. today announced two awards to local dairy programs, totaling nearly $400,000. “Dairy is one of Pennsylvania’s largest industries, with unique and difficult challenges. If we want...