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State Legislators Announce Legislation Addressing Hate Crimes

State Legislators Announce Legislation Addressing Hate Crimes

Squirrel Hill, Pa. − May 9, 2019 − Members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate stood together today outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh to announce plans for legislation that will address hate crimes. “Hate crimes are on...

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Senator Costa Announces $150,000 in Local Senior Center Grants

Senator Costa Announces $150,000 in Local Senior Center Grants

Pittsburgh, PA − May 3, 2019 − Today, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. announced grant awards to three senior centers in the 43rd Senatorial District. “Pennsylvania has an aging population, and it’s important that we invest in our seniors,” said Senator Costa....

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Senator Costa Statement on Penn Hill School District

Senator Costa Statement on Penn Hill School District

Pittsburgh, PA − January 16, 2019 − Senator Costa released the below statement on Penn Hill School District:

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced that the Penn Hills School District will be taking its next steps toward complete financial recovery by entering the Commonwealth’s Financial Recovery Program. While in financial watch status PDE identified several areas that the district can improve upon to put it on solid financial footing. This new program will bring expert staff and new resources to Penn Hills to ensure that they stay on course to full financial recovery, while maintaining local control. 

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Pa Senate Democratic Caucus Releases Committee Assignments

Pa Senate Democratic Caucus Releases Committee Assignments

HARRISBURG, January 16, 2019 − Today, the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus released its committee assignments for the 2019-20 legislative session. “Committee meetings offer our members and the public the best opportunity to learn about legislation, and it’s...

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