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Sen. Costa responds to partisan calls for election review

Sen. Costa responds to partisan calls for election review

Harrisburg, PA − November 12, 2020 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. released the following statement regarding the partisan calls for election review done by the General Assembly: There has been no evidence of fraud and there's no reason for this additional...

Senators Costa & Hughes Slam Republican Inaction on Federal CARES Funds

Senators Costa & Hughes Slam Republican Inaction on Federal CARES Funds

HARRISBURG – October 29, 2020 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair Senator Vincent Hughes and members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today slammed House and Senate Republicans for recessing the General Assembly until mid-November without passing legislation to drive out Pennsylvania’s remaining $1.3 billion in federal CARES funds to Pennsylvanians suffering the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Major Grant Pushes Churchill Valley Greenway Project Forward

Major Grant Pushes Churchill Valley Greenway Project Forward

Churchill & Penn Hills, PA – The community conservation project to permanently preserve the meadows, woodlands and paved trails of the defunct Churchill Valley Country Club as a 148-acre greenway for public recreation and environmental education received another...

Senator Costa Announces $475,000 In Economic Development Grants

Senator Costa Announces $475,000 In Economic Development Grants

Allegheny County, Pa. − September 15, 2020 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. today announced the award of $475,000 in grants for economic development projects in the 43rd senatorial district. The grants are part of the Gaming Economic Development Tourism...

Senator Costa Announces $750,000 in Education Equity Grants

Senator Costa Announces $750,000 in Education Equity Grants

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August  6, 2020 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. today announced the award of $250,000 for local school districts in two different grant programs promoting educational equity and access for the 2020-21 academic year. “The academic year...

Senator Costa to Pilot Civic Engagement App, “Be the Change”

Senator Costa to Pilot Civic Engagement App, “Be the Change”

Pittsburgh, Pa. − August 4, 2020 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr will be the first elected official to participate in the civic engagement mobile application “Be The Change.” Senator Costa will be part of a several month pilot period on the new app. “Even...