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Sen. Costa & Rep. Frankel Announce $6.6M for Tree of Life Rebuild

Pittsburgh, Pa. − December 3, 2021 − Senator Jay Costa and Representative Dan Frankel today announced the award of $6.6 million in state grant funding for the rebuilding project at the Tree of Life in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The...

Senator Costa Announces Major Funding for School Safety Initiatives in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pa. − December 1, 2021 − Senator Jay Costa today announced the award of nearly $3.5 million for school safety and violence prevention grants in Allegheny County. “Community organizations are the lifeblood of our region, and they know best the needs we...
The Tree of Life campaign, REMEMBER. REBUILD. RENEW.

Senator Costa Announces $1.5 Million in State Grants for the 43rd District, Including $200k for Tree of Life Remember.Rebuild.Renew

Pittsburgh, Pa. − November 19, 2021 − Senator Jay Costa today announced the award of more than $1.5 million for projects in the 43rd senatorial district. “Pennsylvania passed its own infrastructure bill in 2013 with the goal of funding every mode of transportation in...
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Senate Republicans Renege on Election Investigation Agreement, Hire Partisan Third Party Firm

Harrisburg, Pa. – November 19, 2021 − In direct opposition to a statement made three weeks ago, Pennsylvania Senate Republicans have hired a third-party firm to conduct its sham election investigation. In an October 20 article in Penn Capital Star, Senate Republicans...

Remembering the Victims of the Tree of Life Shooting

October 27 marks three years since the Tree of Life mass shooting. On this day, 11 worshippers were murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This anti-Semitic hate crime happened just a few blocks from where I grew up. Squirrel Hill is a peaceful, welcoming community full of wonderful people.

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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 May 3, 2023, 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.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Donat a Life Travel info to go! CCAC Independent Regulatory Review Commission


Pennie Health Care Enrollment Event - December 8, 2021