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Costa Legislation Will Protect Kids from School Lunch Shaming

Harrisburg – May 10, 2017 – Concerned at reported mistreatment of children with low balances on school lunch accounts, State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today introduced legislation that would prohibit “lunch shaming” by school administrators and staff. “These...

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Costa Drives Housing Grant Funding to Local Communities

Homewood and Hazelwood to receive significant investments Harrisburg, April 13, 2017 — Three Pittsburgh communities will share $300,000 in state grant funds awarded through Pennsylvania’s Housing Affordability Rehabilitation and Enhancement Act (PHARE), also known as...

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Costa Reacts to Passing of Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Dan Rooney

Harrisburg, April 13, 2017 — State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) expressed his thoughts and offered condolences on the passing of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney earlier today. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rooney was 84 years old. “Today Pennsylvania...

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Costa Secures Water, Sewer Grant Funds for Local Communities

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – Four local water and sewer projects will share more than half a billion dollars in state grant funds, state Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) announced today. “Our residents rely on public water and sewer systems to provide for some of the...

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Costa Denounces Threats, Acts of Religious Hatred

Harrisburg – March 1, 2017 – State Senator Jay Costa today issued the following statement in reaction to threats directed at Jewish places of worship, schools, community centers and the desecration of cemeteries in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania. “I am...

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Wolf’s 2017-18 Budget Ushers in Reinvention of Government

Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – Gov. Tom Wolf presented his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2017-18 that calls for an increase in education funding, cuts of $2 billion in government expenses and no broad-based tax increase, state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said today.

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Costa Comments on Acquittal of Sen. Larry Farnese

Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement concerning the acquittal of state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) of all charges in federal court in Philadelphia today.   Costa’s comments...

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Costa Reacts to SCI Pittsburgh Closure Decision

Harrisburg – January 26, 2016 – State Senator Jay Costa today issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Wolf’s decision to close SCI Pittsburgh.   “Now that the decision has been made and SCI Pittsburgh is scheduled for closure by the end of June, it...

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RACP Grant Applications Period Opens

Harrisburg – January 4, 2017 – Applications for grants available through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) are now being accepted through Feb. 3, state Senator Jay Costa announced.  RACP is a commonwealth grant program...

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State Grant Funds Secured to Support Two Local Projects

HARRISBURG, December 6, 2016 – Two local projects will benefit from more than $300,000 in state grant funds State Rep. Paul Costa, D-Allegheny and State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) announced today. The grants were funded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority...

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Costa, Gainey Announce Grant Funds for Wilkinsburg Borough

Harrisburg – December 6, 2016 –Grant funds from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund will be used for a local community improvement project, Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Rep. Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced. The $350,000 grant awarded to Wilkinsburg...

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Grant Funds Secured for Redevelopment Project in Homewood

Harrisburg – November 29, 2016 – Redevelopment of the site at 7800 Susquehanna Street in Homewood will be bolstered by $1 million in state grant funds, state Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Representative Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced today. The $1 million...

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