Bizzarro: Erie area snowmobile trails get $150K boost

(Aug 29, 2023)

ERIE, Aug. 29 – In a boost to winter tourism in the Erie area, $150,000 has been awarded for equipment to build more than 300 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie and surrounding counties Representative Ryan Bizzarro announced Tuesday. Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources administer the grants - 10 projects statewide were awarded with three of them in Erie County: $115,000 to Tri-County Snowblazers Inc. for equipment to maintain and construct approximately 90 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie and neighboring counties. $24,000 to Wales Sno-Drifters Inc. for equipment to maintain and construct approximately 50 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie County. $11,000 to McKean Area Snowmobile Club Inc. for equipment to maintain and construct approximately 162 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie and surrounding counties. “I never miss an opportunity to brag about how Erie is a year-round tourist destination, and snowmobiles and these organizations play a big part in that,” Bizzarro said. “This funding will grow the wonderful winter offerings already here, and help bring more people in for longer visits, growing our economy even more.” Bizzarro continues to be a champion for the industry, and was awarded the Pennsylvania Snowmobile Association Legislator of the Year award in 2018. Several snowmobile operations in Erie County have been past recipients of grant money for similar projects. Read more

 

Policy Committee shines spotlight on career and technical education

(Aug 29, 2023)

“Almost every report on the subject amplifies a similar message, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for education,” Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “While a traditional four-year college might be perfect for some, it cannot be the only option. The need for a specific type of skilled labor can change overnight, and as a state we must be vigilant in supporting career technology since it offers students the flexibility to learn as they earn.” Read more

 

Policy Committee highlights supply chain solutions

(Aug 28, 2023)

“When a store needs to keep up with a spike in demand, companies like McLane deliver results for consumers and businesses alike,” House Majority Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “McLane plays a vital role in Pennsylvania’s economy, supplying businesses – including retail and restaurants – while also serving an important role in the local and state economy. Local distribution centers provide family-sustaining jobs and employment opportunities.” Read more

 

Bizzarro announces nearly $800K in apprenticeship funding

(Aug 24, 2023)

“As chairman of the Policy Committee, employers and organized labor have stressed the need for increasing Pennsylvania’s skilled labor workforce,” Bizzarro said. “The funds approved today will improve job opportunities around the state and have a direct and positive impact on the state’s economy.” Read more

 

Bizzarro announces more than $100K in state funding for Erie County workforce programs, apprenticeships

(Aug 17, 2023)

“One of the first steps to self-sufficiency is landing a job,” Bizzarro said. “People who are actively searching for jobs should have access to the tools that not only let them find the best employment opportunities in Erie County but also allow them to be successful when given their next opportunity. I’m glad to see the state providing the funding needed to help improve our county and state’s skilled workforce.” Read more

 

New stoplight program expands traffic improvements one green light at a time

(Aug 15, 2023)

The project is called Green Light Go and is being funded through PennDOT with funding secured from state Representatives Pat Harkins, Bob Merski and Ryan Bizzarro. Read more

 

Bizzarro announces nearly $4.2 million for increased safety in Erie County

(Aug 11, 2023)

“It’s important for the state to continue to identify areas of improvement,” Bizzarro said. “These projects will protect lives and address traffic issues, allowing people and vehicles to move through our communities safely and smoothly. I want everyone to make it home safe every day – part of making that happen is improving busy intersections like these.” Read more

 

House Majority Policy Committee holds hearing on business diversity

(Aug 11, 2023)

“The region, state and nation is better served – and only capable of reaching its economic potential – when all parties have a seat at the table," Policy Chairman Representative Ryan Bizzarro said. Read more

 

Policy hearing highlights how diversity strengthens supply chain

(Aug 09, 2023)

“As we heard today and throughout recent policy hearings, equity and diversity issues are also economic issues,” House Majority Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. “The region, state and nation is better served – and only capable of reaching its economic potential – when all parties have a seat at the table, when underserved communities have the ability for economic success and growth, and all parties are actively involved in contributing to the state’s economic success.” Read more

 

House Majority Policy Committee talks organ donation, education during roundtable discussion

(Aug 08, 2023)

The House Majority Policy Committee hosted a roundtable discussion Tuesday morning to discuss the importance of organ donation and education, along with finding ways to increase opportunities to register as a donor. Read more

 

Policy Committee explores ways to improve public safety

(Aug 07, 2023)

“Relationships between law enforcement and community residents create long-lasting bonds where each side is after the same result – building a safe community where everyone can live and work together,” House Majority Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. Read more

 

PA House Democrats wrap up ‘Save Our Schools’ tour with stop in Allegheny Co.

(Aug 03, 2023)

The House Majority leadership team and Policy Committee wrapped up the statewide “Save Our Schools” tour Thursday morning with a stop at Carrick High School in Pittsburgh to tour the building, discuss the need for fair funding for public education and rally with education advocates. Read more

 

House Majority Leadership sound SOS on education in Centre County

(Aug 02, 2023)

“As we’ve visited communities around Pennsylvania, one thing is clear: every community – rural, urban or suburban – they all want the best opportunities for their students,” Speaker Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, said. “And as a state we owe them that much. It is enshrined in our Constitution. We need to start living up to the promise we make our students and the promise we’ve made in our state’s future.” Read more

 

PA House Democrats’ ‘Save Our Schools’ tour makes stop in Berks County

(Aug 01, 2023)

The House Democratic leadership team and Policy Committee joined students, teachers, and education advocates in Reading Tuesday morning for a tour of two local high school buildings and a discussion on education inequality in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

House Majority Leadership joins community to sound education SOS in Philadelphia

(Jul 31, 2023)

“This is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue, and it is not a city issue or a rural issue – it’s a Pennsylvania issue,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, said. “Equitably funding schools is about investing in Pennsylvania’s future and ensuring that every student regardless of the neighborhood they live in has the tools to thrive academically, socially, and civically. Our state’s future starts now, and it’s time to equitably and adequately fund our public schools.” Read more

 

Bizzarro reacts to PA budget process

(Jul 07, 2023)

It has a lot of wins for Pennsylvanians, particularly in Erie County. When we're talking about education, over $25 million are coming to Erie County schools. That's a huge win for us. Level Up will be included in this budget and a lot of our key priorities are in the budget,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie). Read more

 

Pa. budget’s state of play: Stuck in overtime with no immediate end in sight

(Jul 07, 2023)

House Majority Leader Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery County, on Friday said the Senate Republicans’ belief that the governor was handling the budget negotiations for the House Democrats “was a miscalculation by those who thought they could jam down a bill that did not have support in our caucus.” Read more

 

Local Lawmakers React to Pa. Budget Process

(Jul 07, 2023)

“We’re happy that it got done. It has a lot of wins for Pennsylvanians, particularly in Erie County. When we're talking about education, over $25 million are coming to Erie County schools. That's a huge win for us. Level Up will be included in this budget and a lot of our key priorities are in the budget,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie), Chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee. “This Democratic Caucus, this leadership team, has made it a priority to make sure that the wants and needs of the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians are reflected in our budget priorities,” he added. Read more

 

Mounting Tensions Could Extend Budget Process

(Jul 06, 2023)

“They expected to railroad the House Democrats, who finally have the majority, because they've been running Harrisburg for the last 30 years. We showed them that they have to negotiate with us in good faith, and if not, things like this are going to continue to happen,” said Bizzarro. Read more

 

Fruit, vegetable vouchers for seniors

(Jun 27, 2023)

The Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) is announcing that the GECAC ErieCounty Area Agency on Aging will be distributing $50 in vouchers for the purchase ofPennsylvania produce through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). Theprogram is intended to encourage more seniors to incorporate fruit and vegetables into theirdiets. The vouchers were made possible by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Erie area snowmobile trails get $150K boost
Aug 29, 2023

Policy Committee shines spotlight on career and technical education
Aug 29, 2023

Policy Committee highlights supply chain solutions
Aug 28, 2023

Bizzarro announces nearly $800K in apprenticeship funding
Aug 24, 2023

Bizzarro announces more than $100K in state funding for Erie County workforce programs, apprenticeships
Aug 17, 2023

New stoplight program expands traffic improvements one green light at a time
Aug 15, 2023

Bizzarro announces nearly $4.2 million for increased safety in Erie County
Aug 11, 2023

House Majority Policy Committee holds hearing on business diversity
Aug 11, 2023

Policy hearing highlights how diversity strengthens supply chain
Aug 09, 2023

House Majority Policy Committee talks organ donation, education during roundtable discussion
Aug 08, 2023

Policy Committee explores ways to improve public safety
Aug 07, 2023

PA House Democrats wrap up ‘Save Our Schools’ tour with stop in Allegheny Co.
Aug 03, 2023

House Majority Leadership sound SOS on education in Centre County
Aug 02, 2023

PA House Democrats’ ‘Save Our Schools’ tour makes stop in Berks County
Aug 01, 2023

House Majority Leadership joins community to sound education SOS in Philadelphia
Jul 31, 2023

Bizzarro reacts to PA budget process
Jul 07, 2023

Pa. budget’s state of play: Stuck in overtime with no immediate end in sight
Jul 07, 2023

Local Lawmakers React to Pa. Budget Process
Jul 07, 2023

Mounting Tensions Could Extend Budget Process
Jul 06, 2023

Fruit, vegetable vouchers for seniors
Jun 27, 2023