News Releases

Senator Costa Hosts ACA Mobile Enrollment Tour

Pittsburgh, November 14, 2017 — The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats’ ACA Mobile Enrollment Tour will make a stop in Pittsburgh on Thursday, December 7. Constituents can come to enroll in the individual insurance marketplace or Medicare. Enrollment experts will be there...

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Costa Statement on Credit Rating Downgrade

Harrisburg – September 20, 2017 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released the following statement today concerning the downgrade of Pennsylvania’s credit rating by S & P Global Ratings due to failure to adopt a revenue plan with sufficient recurring...

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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 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 follow: “I...

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