Rep. Bizzarro, Policy Committee to see how PA Rescue Plan could benefit Erie economy

(May 07, 2021)

ERIE, May 7 – People and goods being able to get in and out of Erie businesses is vital to the region’s economy, and on Tuesday it will be the focus of a walking tour led by House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro. The tour of local Brownfield sites will start at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 . The tour will focus on how money from the proposed PA Rescue Plan can be used in Erie for job creation and transportation infrastructure projects. The media is invited to join state representatives from across Pennsylvania on the tour, which will end at 3 p.m. with interview opportunities for members of the media. Tour stops include: The former Quin-T Paper Company, located at E. 16th Street and French Street. The former Erie Malleable Iron, located at 12th and Cherry streets. Colony Plaza, Millcreek Township, located at W. 8th Street. The PA Rescue Plan aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . Read more

 

Davis to champion PA Rescue Plan’s proposed affordable housing investment at Tuesday hearing

(May 07, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, May 7 – Making Housing Affordable and mitigating the housing hardships exacerbated by COVID-19 will be the focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by Allegheny County Delegation Chairman Austin Davis. Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Local highway one step closer to being named in memoriam of John A. Pulice

(May 06, 2021)

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro’s House Bill 874 that would honor beloved community member John A. Pulice unanimously passed the state House. Read more

 

Pa. Republicans want to ban vaccine passports, Democrats call it an unneeded distraction

(May 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A new bill about banning vaccine passports in Pennsylvania is causing some controversy, but not in the way you might think. Read more

 

Guzman to host Monday tour highlighting PA Rescue Plan proposed investments for downtowns

(May 06, 2021)

READING, May 6 – The media is invited to join Rep. Manny Guzman and the House Democratic Policy Committee for a tour of how the PA Rescue Plan would deliver for downtowns. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10 at Reading City Hall, 815 Washington St., near the heart of Reading’s Keystone Opportunity Zone. Immediately following the tour at 2 p.m., the committee will host a media opportunity for press to discuss the PA Rescue Plan with legislators and participants. The PA Rescue Plan aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . READING, 6 de mayo – Se invita a los medios de comunicación a unirse al representante Manny Guzmán y al Democratic Policy Committee de la Cámara de Representantes para una gira sobre cómo el Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania podría funcionar en los centros urbanos. El recorrido comenzará a la 1 p.m. el lunes 10 de mayo en Reading City Hall, 815 Washington St., cerca del corazón de la Zona de Oportunidades de Reading. Inmediatamente después de la gira a las 2 p.m., el comité presentará una oportunidad para que la prensa discuta el Plan de Rescate de la Pennsylvania con legisladores y participantes. El Plan de Rescate de PA tiene como objetivo garantizar que los fondos del Plan de Rescate Read more

 

Powering Green Collar Jobs focus of Monday hearing with Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton

(May 06, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 – The Community College of Philadelphia will serve as the backdrop for a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton on The PA Rescue Plan: Powering Green Collar Jobs. The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 10 at the Community College of Philadelphia, P avilion Building,-- located at 1700 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia . Press and attendees should enter in front of the building on 17th St. The PA Rescue Plan aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . Read more

 

House Democrats touring the state to talk with the people about the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan

(May 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 5 – After weeks of gathering public support for the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to invest federal dollars to do the most good for working families, the House Democratic Leadership team released the following statement on the next steps to discuss the plan and how it would help us recover, restore and reimagine a better future coming back from COVID-19. “Next week more than $7 billion is coming to the Keystone State as part of the American Rescue Plan, and we have to make sure that money is invested properly, not hidden away in a government vault for a rainy day – because it’s hard to imagine a storm that could hit harder than COVID-19. People need help now. “As USA TODAY network coverage noted, House Democrats have a plan that helps schools, workers, businesses, families, renters, landlords and more while Republicans have no plan to distribute the funds. We urge the majority party to get on board and do the right thing for people everywhere. “We’ve received an overwhelming response to the PA Rescue Plan so far, and next week we’ll be taking the plan to the people with a statewide tour – starting Monday in Philadelphia and Reading talking about investing in infrastructure and rebuilding our downtowns, continuing Tuesday in Pittsburgh and Erie discussing housing, Wednesday in Harrisburg and State College talking worker pay, and finishing up on Thursday in Scranton and Allentown to discuss helping Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Local highway one step closer to being named in memoriam of John A. Pulice

(May 05, 2021)

HARRISBUG, May 5 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro’s House Bill 874 which would honor beloved community member John A. Pulice unanimously passed the state House. Read more

 

Passenger rail within reach in the Poconos and the benefits are clear | Opinion

(Apr 25, 2021)

At a recent House Democratic Policy hearing on the Progress of the Passenger Rail Restoration Project, legislative members explored that topic. The hearing was chaired by Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, and state Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery. Read more

 

Lawmakers' Longwood Gardens hearing: Public gardens create jobs, help economy

(Apr 23, 2021)

Christina Sappey and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public gardens Read more

 

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood

(Apr 23, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public gardens yesterday at Longwood Gardens in East Marlborough Township. Read more

 

Lawmakers at hearing at Longwood Gardens: Public gardens create jobs, help economy

(Apr 23, 2021)

Christina Sappey and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public Read more

 

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood

(Apr 23, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public gardens yesterday at Longwood Gardens in East Marlborough Township. Read more

 

Bizzarro announces more than $60,000 coming to Erie

(Apr 21, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced will receive grants totaling $ 63,083 from the state's Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. “The great outdoors have given our community a reprieve from the difficulties of this past year and I am always happy to see state dollars come back to Erie. Investing in maintaining and improving outdoor space helps keep Erie healthy and thriving,” Bizzarro said. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will use their $63,083 grant to aid with invasive species control on high priority sites in Northwestern Pennsylvania including Erie County. The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s GTRP funds planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects. Read more

 

House Democratic Leadership continues to push Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to reimagine Pennsylvania’s recovery

(Apr 20, 2021)

Pennsylvanians looking for relief from the hardships of the past year can look to the House Democrats’ Pennsylvania Rescue Plan for solutions that do the most good for the most people. The House Democratic Leadership team released the following statement on how the plan would strengthen communities, help working people and support businesses and families: “We have a unique opportunity to drastically improve the lives of millions of Pennsylvanians with smart investments in people, businesses, health care and our workforce. The Pennsylvania Rescue Plan does just that by directing federal funds to help businesses get back on solid ground, invest in our frontline workers who were essential to getting us through the pandemic, repair our crumbling public schools so students can learn and teachers can teach in a non-toxic environment and strengthen our workforce through training tomorrow’s in-demand employees. Read more

 

Investment in health, safety and jobs focus of hearing on Pennsylvania’s toxic schools

(Apr 16, 2021)

Schools statewide are in urgent need of upgrades for the health and safety of students and staff, and a recent meeting of the House Democratic Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People highlighted what actions the state can take to address toxic schools. Read more

 

Expanded Passenger Rail Could Boost Pennsylvania Economy

(Apr 14, 2021)

Local lawmakers say expanding passenger rail could boost the state's economy. State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) took part in a town hall Tuesday on rail traffic. Read more

 

Pennsylvania legislators announce $800,000 in grants for Erie-area fishing projects

(Apr 14, 2021)

State Reps. Pat Harkins, Bob Merski and Ryan Bizzarro, all D-Erie, announced that $804,200 in grant money will go toward enhancing fishing opportunities in Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. The projects are funded by the Erie Access Improvement program. Read more

 

Berks proponent testifies in a Pa. House hearing on restoring passenger train service to Reading

(Apr 14, 2021)

Weidenhammer was one of more than a dozen passenger train proponents participating in the state House Democratic Policy Committee hearing, Read more

 

Passenger rail needs to get back on track in NE and throughout

(Apr 14, 2021)

They say they built the train tracks over Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro, Policy Committee to see how PA Rescue Plan could benefit Erie economy
May 07, 2021

Davis to champion PA Rescue Plan’s proposed affordable housing investment at Tuesday hearing
May 07, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro: Local highway one step closer to being named in memoriam of John A. Pulice
May 06, 2021

Pa. Republicans want to ban vaccine passports, Democrats call it an unneeded distraction
May 06, 2021

Guzman to host Monday tour highlighting PA Rescue Plan proposed investments for downtowns
May 06, 2021

Powering Green Collar Jobs focus of Monday hearing with Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton
May 06, 2021

House Democrats touring the state to talk with the people about the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan
May 05, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro: Local highway one step closer to being named in memoriam of John A. Pulice
May 05, 2021

Passenger rail within reach in the Poconos and the benefits are clear | Opinion
Apr 25, 2021

Lawmakers' Longwood Gardens hearing: Public gardens create jobs, help economy
Apr 23, 2021

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood
Apr 23, 2021

Lawmakers at hearing at Longwood Gardens: Public gardens create jobs, help economy
Apr 23, 2021

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood
Apr 23, 2021

Bizzarro announces more than $60,000 coming to Erie
Apr 21, 2021

House Democratic Leadership continues to push Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to reimagine Pennsylvania’s recovery
Apr 20, 2021

Investment in health, safety and jobs focus of hearing on Pennsylvania’s toxic schools
Apr 16, 2021

Expanded Passenger Rail Could Boost Pennsylvania Economy
Apr 14, 2021

Pennsylvania legislators announce $800,000 in grants for Erie-area fishing projects
Apr 14, 2021

Berks proponent testifies in a Pa. House hearing on restoring passenger train service to Reading
Apr 14, 2021

Passenger rail needs to get back on track in NE and throughout
Apr 14, 2021