Bizzarro: Gannon University awarded $40K to address student food insecurity

(Jan 11, 2024)

Gannon University in Erie County is one of 30 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania awarded grant funding through a program aimed at combatting food insecurity among college students, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) announced Thursday. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $1.9M in grant funding for Erie County

(Dec 19, 2023)

Nearly $2 million in state grant funding has been awarded to several Erie County organizations, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced Tuesday. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Grant to boost Millcreek Police recruitment

(Dec 13, 2023)

ERIE, DEC. 13 – A state grant will help put more cops on the street in Millcreek Township Representative Ryan Bizzarro announced Wednesday. Millcreek Township was awarded $10,000 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) as a recruitment incentive to help the police department hire and train new officers. “Only 20 police departments in Pennsylvania made the cut in this highly competitive first round, and I was glad to see Millcreek Township on that list,” Bizzarro said. “I’m a strong advocate for them in Harrisburg, and their professionalism is noticed statewide.” This $10,000 grant announcement builds on recent state support for Millcreek Township Police. In 2022, Bizzarro help secure more than a million dollars for the department, including funding for gun violence prevention efforts and a new armored vehicle for special operations. “Millcreek Police officers have our back day and night, answering the call when we need them most,” Bizzarro said. “I have their backs, and I will always do what I can to make sure they get the resources they need to keep us safe.” The PCCD recruitment incentive funding will eventually distribute a total of $14 million statewide. This new funding was part of the commitment Governor Shapiro and Lt. Governor Austin Davis made to support local law enforcement and address the staffing shortages statewide. “Being a police officer is a tough Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $26K+ for Erie Co. historical organizations

(Dec 11, 2023)

Two Erie County historical organizations have been awarded grants through the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merksi, all D-Erie, announced Monday. Read more

 

Bizzarro announces $3.3M in tax credits for local projects

(Nov 21, 2023)

“The Erie Cancer Wellness Center is just one of dozens of important organizations to benefit from the Neighborhood Assistance Program,” Bizzarro said. “When a family receives the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis, the Cancer Wellness Center steps in to provide the services and programs those living with cancer and their loved ones need. These services can be incredibly beneficial, and they are provided free of charge.” Read more

 

Shop Local: Holiday Hunt

(Nov 21, 2023)

Shop local and support local businesses. Holiday Hunt rules for the Legislative District in 2023. Read more

 

Bizzarro supports legislation to protect women from abortion prosecution

(Nov 16, 2023)

The Pennsylvania House passed H.B. 1786 Wednesday, a bill that would prohibit states from using Pennsylvania resources to prosecute their residents for traveling to Pennsylvania to access reproductive health care. Read more

 

State lawmakers highlight bills to end youth homelessness

(Nov 15, 2023)

“Youth experiencing homelessness often go unseen,” Rep. Ryan Bizzarro said. “They might crash at a friend’s house or sleep in a car, but just because they might have found a place to stay for the night doesn’t mean they have a place to call home. My bill addresses this issue by removing the costs associated with acquiring a driver’s licenses for students enrolled in education programs, paving the way for them to receive life-saving services.” Read more

 

Bizzarro announces $50K grant for McDowell Manufacturing

(Nov 08, 2023)

“Students learn best by doing, and this grant will keep them learning through a hands-on experience,” Bizzarro said. “Generating interest in the work they’re already doing as well as exploring potential future career options while still in school, this program provides opportunities that will be integral to our students’ growth and development.” Read more

 

York tour highlights tourism, economic development in region

(Nov 02, 2023)

“It’s so rewarding to see iconic national brands that call Pennsylvania home,” said Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, who represents portions of Erie County. “The origin stories of these companies is inspiring in that many of them started as small local business with small dreams, and these companies just blossomed into a business that holds a national footprint in the industry. Being able to visit and talk to representatives of companies throughout York helped hammer home to lawmakers the numerous positive aspects local businesses can offer to our communities that go way beyond job creation.” Read more

 

House Democrats Secure Funding, Tuition Freeze for State-Related Universities, Ensuring an Affordable World-Class Education

(Oct 31, 2023)

The House passed House Bill 612, providing a 7% increase in funding to Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University and a 25% increase in funding for Lincoln University. The bill also freezes tuition increases at the universities for the 2024-25 school year. This week the House also passed legislation with overwhelming support that would ensure greater transparency by making the state-related universities subject to certain provisions of the state’s Right to Know Law. Read more

 

Union health center offers services for workers and their families

(Oct 25, 2023)

“Unions go to bat every single day to improve the lives of workers, whether that means putting more money in the wallet of workers on payday or delivering better health care options,” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “The IUOE Local 542 Health Center in Montgomery County is just another example of a union seeing a need and stepping up to take care of its workers.” Read more

 

Committee tours, discusses pedestrian safety options in Delco

(Oct 24, 2023)

“More than 100,000 pedestrians and bicyclists are injured in U.S. roadway crashes annually,” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “We need to do a better job of protecting children, families, walkers, runners and cyclists. Improving the safety of walking Main Streets also makes sense from an economic standpoint, since businesses thrive in pedestrian-oriented streets. The cost of keeping walkways paved and safe pales in comparison to the constant paving and upkeep needed for streets with heavy automobile use, and it’s why streets designed for pedestrians offer a higher return on public investment than vehicle-oriented streets.” Read more

 

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law

(Oct 20, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 19 – Members of the bipartisan, bicameral Animal Protection Caucus applauded the final passage of a bill that will help bolster Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (BDLE). Both the House and Senate approved S.B. 746 , legislation introduced by Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver, Butler, Lawrence) that would enable the online sale of dog licenses in all counties, increase penalties for civil and criminal violations of Pennsylvania’s Dog Law, and reasonably increase dog license and kennel inspection fees. “These updates will help provide much-needed revenue and support for our dog law enforcement officers. This bill has been a long time coming, but there’s still more work to be done,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie), co-chair of the Animal Protection Caucus and Chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee. “The Animal Protection Caucus will continue to work to strengthen our dog laws, provide price transparency for the sale of dogs, and pass Victoria’s Law.” The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is charged with enforcing state laws on kennels, harboring dangerous dogs, and preventing dogs from running at large. The BDLE has been operating in a deficit for several years, preventing the agency from hiring a new warden and additional staff. “As co-chair of the Animal Protection Caucus, I fully support these updates to Pennsylvania’s Dog Law that ensure funding for important protections and Read more

 

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law

(Oct 19, 2023)

Members of the bipartisan, bicameral Animal Protection Caucus applauded the final passage of a bill that will help bolster Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (BDLE). Read more

 

Bizzarro: $38M in loans, grant funding approved for Erie, Millcreek water projects

(Oct 18, 2023)

“We all enjoy turning on the tap without ever having to worry about the quality of our drinking water,” said Bizzarro. “Erie Water Works continues to upgrade their system so that that clean water keeps flowing and this low interest loan means they can do it while keeping rates as low as possible.” Read more

 

Symposium examines how nonprofits can maximize their missions

(Oct 12, 2023)

“A big part of any public servant’s job is cutting red tape and putting people in touch with the programs and services they need,” House Majority Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “Today’s event provided guideposts for nonprofit organizations to better serve our communities and deliver a win for everyone involved – nonprofits are better equipped to achieve their goals, which in turn allows more of our residents to obtain the help they might desperately need.” Read more

 

PA House unanimously passes Bizzarro’s bill to curtail frivolous lawsuits

(Oct 05, 2023)

Following years of debate, a bill authored by state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) that would finally help protect the people of Pennsylvania from meritless lawsuits and preserve free speech passed the House Thursday morning. Read more

 

Policy Committee hears testimony on concerns in Latino community

(Sep 15, 2023)

“I learned so much from our panelists this morning, and I appreciate the work they are doing in our communities – specifically breaking down the stigma associated with mental health and particularly with the mental health needs of our children,” Speaker Joanna McClinton said. “So I appreciate all of our testifiers who are working to help people with challenges and needs. They placed a spotlight directly on the need for more services because of the positive impact they have in our communities in Philadelphia as well as throughout the entire state.” Read more

 

Application for Replacement of Illegible License Plate (form MV-46)

(Aug 31, 2023)

Application for Replacement of Illegible License Plate (form MV-46). If you are attending Rep. Bizzarro's License Plate Replacement Event on Sept. 28, 2023, please print and complete SECTION A of this form. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Gannon University awarded $40K to address student food insecurity
Jan 11, 2024

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $1.9M in grant funding for Erie County
Dec 19, 2023

Bizzarro: Grant to boost Millcreek Police recruitment
Dec 13, 2023

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski announce $26K+ for Erie Co. historical organizations
Dec 11, 2023

Bizzarro announces $3.3M in tax credits for local projects
Nov 21, 2023

Shop Local: Holiday Hunt
Nov 21, 2023

Bizzarro supports legislation to protect women from abortion prosecution
Nov 16, 2023

State lawmakers highlight bills to end youth homelessness
Nov 15, 2023

Bizzarro announces $50K grant for McDowell Manufacturing
Nov 08, 2023

York tour highlights tourism, economic development in region
Nov 02, 2023

House Democrats Secure Funding, Tuition Freeze for State-Related Universities, Ensuring an Affordable World-Class Education
Oct 31, 2023

Union health center offers services for workers and their families
Oct 25, 2023

Committee tours, discusses pedestrian safety options in Delco
Oct 24, 2023

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law
Oct 20, 2023

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law
Oct 19, 2023

Bizzarro: $38M in loans, grant funding approved for Erie, Millcreek water projects
Oct 18, 2023

Symposium examines how nonprofits can maximize their missions
Oct 12, 2023

PA House unanimously passes Bizzarro’s bill to curtail frivolous lawsuits
Oct 05, 2023

Policy Committee hears testimony on concerns in Latino community
Sep 15, 2023

Application for Replacement of Illegible License Plate (form MV-46)
Aug 31, 2023