Senator Jay Costa

PA Senate Dems Hold Policy Roundtable to Discuss Bright Future of Labor & Clean Energy

Harrisburg – April 22, 2021 - At the request of Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D- Allegheny), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a virtual round table discussion on the future of clean energy development and clean energy jobs in...

Senator Costa Announces $1 Million in State Grants for Local Projects

Pittsburgh − April 21, 2021 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today announced the award of more than $1 million for local development projects in the 43rd senatorial district.  “Across the state, we are in the mend in many ways and the...
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Senator Jay Costa, Jr. Statement on Guilty Verdict of Derek Chauvin

Pittsburgh, PA − April 20, 2021 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa issued the following statement on the Chauvin verdict: "Justice today for George Floyd is a relief to so many who had lost faith in our system. The video footage from Mr. Floyd's death that so...
Survivors Deserve Justice

Senate Democrats Plead for Justice for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Harrisburg, Pa. − April 19, 2021 − Following the bipartisan passage of House Bill 951, the statutory creation of a two-year window for sexual abuse survivors to sue their abusers, the Pennsylvania Senate Democrats urged the majority to bring the bill up for a vote in...
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Legislative Leaders Seek Applicants Interested in Serving as Chair of Reapportionment Commission

HARRISBURG − March 29, 2021 − The four caucus floor leaders - Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-38), House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-43), and House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-191) — today announced...

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The Wall of Faces

In the 43rd

Senator Costa is touring new businesses, meeting with established business owners, and checking out the notable institutions of the 43rd District. Come along in this web series, In The 43rd!

Real Id Act

Real ID Act

Beginning October 1, 2021, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.

Clean Slate Law

Clean Slate Law

I am proud to announce that my office is dedicating a staff person to help people navigate the rules, paperwork, and process for expunging or sealing old criminal history records. The new Clean Slate Law is going to give many people a second chance that was previously only a dream. 


ALCOSAN's Clean Water Assistance Fund

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income residential customers in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is administered by Dollar Energy Fund.


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Pennsylvania Legislative Arts and Culture Caucus


The Pennsylvania Arts and Culture Caucus, a bi-cameral, bi-partisan caucus, was established in October 2012 with the purpose of providing caucus members access to the latest research, education and policy developments on arts and culture.  Additionally we support caucus members in their efforts to draft and pass legislation that advances arts, culture, and tourism in the Commonwealth.

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