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Senator Costa Calls for Senator Mastriano to Resign Immediately

Senator Costa Calls for Senator Mastriano to Resign Immediately

Pittsburgh, Pa. − January 7, 2021 − Following the riot in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa issued the following statement: Senator Mastriano is guilty of encouraging yesterday’s coup attempt in Washington and inspiring its violent actors...

PA Senate Democrats Release Statement on Violent Protest in DC

PA Senate Democrats Release Statement on Violent Protest in DC

The First Amendment is one of our most sacred. It is not political and it is not partisan. The rights to free speech, assembly and petition are what allow this country to flourish. However, those rights do not permit the violence we are seeing today in the nation’s...

Senator Costa Announces $9.3 Million in Grants for Local Projects

Senator Costa Announces $9.3 Million in Grants for Local Projects

Pittsburgh, Pa. − December 23, 2020 − Today, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa announced the award of $9.3 million in grants from the state to help fund local projects in the 43rd senatorial district.  “Our community needs all the help it can get as...

Senate Democrats Correct Record on Housing Assistance Program

Senate Democrats Correct Record on Housing Assistance Program

Pennsylvania − December 22, 2020 − Pennsylvania Senate Democrats seek to correct the record regarding the failure of the General Assembly to address housing insecurity due to COVID 19.  Recent press coverage has outlined that $108 million of $175 million intended...

Joint Statement from Senate and House Democratic Leaders

Joint Statement from Senate and House Democratic Leaders

Harrisburg, Pa. − December 4, 2020 − Following an announcement from Republican Leaders in the General Assembly, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton issued a joint statement: The facts are clear: Pennsylvania had a free,...

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...