Costa Comments on Heroic Actions of Rankin Police Chief

On December 5, 2014

 Harrisburg, Dec. 5, 2014 — State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) expressed his thoughts today on the life-saving actions of Rankin Police Chief Ryan Wooten who responded to a serious two-vehicle crash with multiple injuries on the Rankin Bridge yesterday morning: “The actions of Police Chief Wooten to resuscitate a small child involved in the accident […]

Costa, Hughes: Corbett, Republicans Accountable for $ 2 Billion Deficit

On December 3, 2014

Harrisburg – Dec. 3, 2014 – Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Phila.) said the $ 2 billion plus budget deficit disclosed at today’s Mid-Year Budget Briefing should be laid at the feet of Gov. Tom Corbett and his Republican legislative allies. The briefing, hosted by […]

Costa Excited to Serve Citizens in Reconfigured Senate District

On December 1, 2014

Harrisburg – Dec. 1, 2014 - State Sen. Jay Costa (D- Allegheny) said today that he was excited to begin serving citizens in the newly configured 43rd Senate District. “As a result of reapportionment, all Senate districts in Pennsylvania were redrawn to adjust to changes in population,” Costa said. “The district was reconfigured within Allegheny County […]

Costa Responds to Corman’s Suggested Lame-Duck Session Comments

On November 21, 2014

Harrisburg – Nov. 21, 2014 – State Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following reaction to incoming Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman’s (R-Centre) comments about the possibility of a lame-duck legislative session in January. The session would be convened in the last couple weeks of Gov. Tom Corbett’s term. “The suggestion by […]

Costa Re-elected Leader; Senate Democratic Leadership Team Chosen

On November 12, 2014

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 […]

Costa Comments on Death of Sen. Mike Waugh

On October 8, 2014

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 […]

Costa Applauds Passage of Legislation Legalizing Medical Marijuana

On September 24, 2014

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 […]

Corbett’s Action on Budget Illustrates Republican Dysfunction

On July 10, 2014

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 […]

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