Harrisburg, Nov. 12, 2014 – Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was re-elected to lead his caucus in the next legislative session. Costa will be joined by a leadership team that will assist in devising policy solutions on key issues such as job creation, education investment, tax reform and repairs to the social safety […]
Harrisburg – Oct. 8, 2014 - State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) expressed his thoughts on the death of former Sen. Mike Waugh of York County. Senator Waugh served as a member of the General Assembly for more than 20 years. “Today Pennsylvania is mourning the loss of a great public servant. Senator Mike Waugh was a […]
Harrisburg – Sept. 24, 2014 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released the following the statement on the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 1182, the Medical Cannabis Act. Costa’s statement is as follows: “Senate Bill 1182 opens the door to a new course of treatment for those suffering from serious medical conditions including seizure disorders […]
Harrisburg – July 10, 2014 – Members of Senate Democratic Leadership issued the following statements concerning Gov. Tom Corbett’s line-item veto of funding for the General Assembly and his renewed call for lawmakers to consider pension reform: Senate Democratic Leader, Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said: “Governor Corbett’s action today clearly illustrates the Republican gridlock and dysfunction […]
Harrisburg – June 30, 2014 – State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, (D-Allegheny) slammed Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 as “remarkably shallow and incredibly insincere because it manages to underfund schools, job creation and human services while being balanced by unsustainable budget gimmicks, rosy revenue projections, accounting tricks and fund transfers.
Harrisburg – June 29, 2014 – State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today called on Gov. Tom Corbett to stop holding new dedicated funding for students, job creation, senior citizens and human services hostage in exchange for his pension and liquor reforms.
Harrisburg – June 27, 2014 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released the following statement concerning the UPMC-Highmark transition agreement. The agreement specifies care options that will be available to health-care consumers in Western Pennsylvania beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The current contract between the two companies expires at the end of this year. Costa’s statement […]
Harrisburg – June 17, 2014 – Legislation authored by the Democratic leader of the Senate, Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), which would improve how pooled trusts are administered, has been approved by the state Senate. “The measure changes the calculation of how funds are to be distributed after the beneficiary dies,” Costa said. “The legislation retains […]