Erie businesses received $3 million through Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program

(Nov 29, 2021)

ERIE, Nov. 29 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzaro, D-Erie, said 124 local hospitality businesses in Erie County received support totaling $3 million in 2021 to help them overcome the toughest times of the pandemic. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Pennsylvania GOP's election probe is an unnecessary and wasteful fool's errand

(Nov 24, 2021)

It might be Thanksgiving Week, but Harrisburg Republicans are treating people like it’s April Fools' Day. Read more

 

Can raising the minimum wage in PA help the labor shortage?

(Nov 24, 2021)

HARRISBURG, PA. (ErieNewsNow) - Whether it’s longer lines at the grocery store, delayed deliveries, or early closings, you’ve likely felt the impact of the ongoing labor shortage. Read more

 

Edinboro American Legion Pool gets funding

(Nov 19, 2021)

ERIE, Nov. 16 – Today, the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $14,274 award for the Edinboro American Legion Pool in Erie County to replace a failing heater that enables people to use the pool on cooler days in the early or late summer. Each year, the Edinboro American Legion Pool records between 9,000 and 12,000 visitors, according to pool manager Harry Glunt. He said the pool was even able to remain open during the pandemic, attracting 7,000 guests over the course of three months. “Seniors and kids alike use our pool every year, and if we don’t get this heater replaced, it will simply be too cold for use,” said Harry Glunt, manager of the Edinboro American Legion pool. “These funds going to the pool today enables the Legion to do what it needs to do so members and guests can enjoy the pool next summer,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie. “This money demonstrates how much we value what the Edinboro American Legion does for our community.” “The American Legion pool is a popular place to be in the summertime and a favorite gathering place for people of all ages,” said Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Erie/Crawford/Mercer/Warren. “It’s important that we support our American Legions and our shared resources, and I am happy that we were able to help with this project for the community of Edinboro.” The support is derived from the state’s Greenway, Trails and Recreation Program through the Read more

 

Millcreek Township gets money for stormwater management

(Nov 19, 2021)

ERIE, Nov. 16 – Today, the Commonwealth Financing Authority announced $100,000 will go to Millcreek Township for stream bank and channel stabilization efforts on Wilkins Run Stream. These funds are a portion of the $361,453 needed to help restore and stabilize 982 feet of stream bank and channel on Wilkins Run Stream, which flows into Lake Erie. “Stormwater management is an issue that must be addressed,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie. “These funds will help Millcreek Township address the challenges faced by our region in experiencing stronger storms and the flooding and damage that results. I remain committed to fighting for funds and attention to this issue in Harrisburg.” The money came from the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program. Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus condemns House Republican interference in Lehigh Valley election

(Nov 19, 2021)

The threatening letter sent to the Lehigh County Board of Elections this week by state House Republican Leadership is another attack meant to undermine the public’s confidence in Pennsylvania’s election system and is an overstep of our role as state legislators. Read more

 

ADVISORY: Event addressing opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

(Nov 16, 2021)

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) partners with the Office of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General to host an event about combatting the Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

House Democrats unveil Propel PA plan to strengthen economic climate

(Nov 10, 2021)

House Democratic leadership today released the following statement upon unveiling “Propel PA,” a plan to make Pennsylvania more attractive to businesses and more supportive to workers:“Pennsylvania is currently facing the unique opportunity to not simply recover from this pandemic, but to rethink how our economy operates and bring forth pioneering approaches to build a stronger business atmosphere that attracts and rewards both employers and employees. Read more

 

20 organizations in Crawford, Erie, McKean & Warren Counties receiving revitalization funds

(Nov 10, 2021)

State Representative Ryan Bizzarro was pleased to see so many contributions to Erie County. “More than $2 million is going to applicants who interact with my office regularly and are committed to making our community strong,” Bizzarro said. “I’m prepared to continue fighting for them so that they get the support that they need to continue serving our community and making Erie County what it is today.” Read more

 

Patience Running Thin Among Direct Care Professionals, Independent Living Advocates

(Nov 10, 2021)

HARRISBURG, PA. (ErieNewsNow) - Just over two weeks ago, direct support professionals and intellectual disability advocates rallied at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to address a serious worker shortage. Today, direct care professionals and independent living advocates held a rally outside the Capitol with a similar message. Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Community revitalization projects in Erie get more than $2 million in funding

(Nov 09, 2021)

ERIE, Nov. 9 – Today, state Rep. Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced funding will go to 18 organizations supporting more than 20 community revitalization projects in Erie County. Read more

 

Candidates, not taxpayers, should remove old campaign signs from public property

(Nov 05, 2021)

Election Day is over. The victory parties have passed for the winners and it’s time for them to get to work. The defeated are ready to work together with the winners — we hope — while holding all elected officials responsible to their promises. There’s just one more thing to do: take down the yard signs from public property. Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Erie County’s Scott’s Bayfront Hotel gets money to expand

(Nov 03, 2021)

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved a low-interest loan for Scott’s Bayfront Hotel in Erie County to help expand operations, better serve their customers, and create and retain jobs. Read more

 

Three Erie County programs receive grants for agricultural education

(Oct 28, 2021)

“This is one of the reasons I voted for the Pennsylvania Farm Bill,” said Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie). “Connecting kids with where their food comes from locally, while helping them grow up to be healthy eaters is a win-win.” Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Ag grants benefit Erie County kids

(Oct 26, 2021)

ERIE, October 26 – Helping kids have better access to healthy, local foods and teaching them about where it comes from is the subject of three grants awarded in Erie County, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced today. "Kids can’t get ahead without good nutrition,” said Rep. Bizzarro. “The Farm to School program connects them with healthy food in schools while supporting Pennsylvania farmers.” The Pennsylvania Farm Bill Farm to School Grant Program also works to teach students about where their food comes from, and why they should be making healthy choices when it is time to eat. The three projects awarded funding in Erie County are: $11,876.13 to Early Connections, Inc. for the purchase of agricultural focused children’s books and agriculture classroom curriculum. Food will be bought from the Edinboro Farmers Market and there will be a field trip to local maple syrup producer. $15,000 to the Girard School District to build raised beds for a school garden and implement a second-grade agriculture education curriculum. $14,876.13 to the YMCA of Corry to provide a hydroponic garden at Corry Area High School, nutritional education and a field trip to local farmers markets. “This is one of the reasons I voted for the Pennsylvania Farm Bill,” said Rep. Bizzarro. “Connecting kids with where their food comes from locally, while helping them grow up to be healthy eaters is a Read more

 

PA Officials Address Evolving Overdose Crisis

(Oct 21, 2021)

State Representative Ryan Bizzarro (D-03) of Erie says the COVID-19 Pandemic played a large role in the evolution and severity of the now polysubstance overdose crisis. Read more

 

Monthly Veteran's Assistance Program Returns to Erie County

(Oct 21, 2021)

Representative Ryan Bizzarro has announced the return of the Veteran’s Assistance Program in Erie County. Read more

 

BIZZARRO: Veteran’s Assistance Program returns to Erie County

(Oct 20, 2021)

ERIE, Oct. 20 – The pandemic put a halt to many in-person events and programs, including the Veteran’s Assistance Program in Erie County. This Thursday, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, brings the program back. Read more

 

State Rep. Bringing Back Monthly Veteran's Assistance Program

(Oct 20, 2021)

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) is bringing back the monthly Veteran's Assistance Program to his office starting Thursday, Oct. 21. Read more

 

Main Street pandemic recovery focus of hearing

(Oct 14, 2021)

PHOENIXVILLE, Oct. 13 – At the top of the legislative agenda for House Democrats is helping Pennsylvanians stay safe and recover from the pandemic. That means prioritizing small, community businesses like those in Phoenixville. “The Borough of Phoenixville provides a rich case study for how a community of business owners, non-profit organizations, and residents came together to preserve its main street through the challenges of COVID-19,” said Rep. Shusterman, D-Chester. “I am pleased to host this event and invite the public, press, and my fellow legislators to hear their stories. I believe these insights will be critical to our Commonwealth's ongoing economic recovery.” House members participated in a hearing on the business impact of Covid prior to a tour of Phoenixville. During the formal hearing municipal leaders and small business owners spoke of operating through the pandemic, despite hardships. During a tour of downtown Phoenixville small businesses, House members spoke with owners who worked with local government to make sure that the pandemic restrictions didn’t lead to closure. “We need policy that prioritizes small businesses and communities throughout Pennsylvania,” said Chair of the Democratic Policy Committee, Rep. Bizzarro, D-Erie. “The legislature has the ability to deploy funds allocated to communities like Phoenixville, and serve as liaisons for municipal leaders to work together with Read more

 

Erie businesses received $3 million through Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program
Nov 29, 2021

Bizzarro: Pennsylvania GOP's election probe is an unnecessary and wasteful fool's errand
Nov 24, 2021

Can raising the minimum wage in PA help the labor shortage?
Nov 24, 2021

Edinboro American Legion Pool gets funding
Nov 19, 2021

Millcreek Township gets money for stormwater management
Nov 19, 2021

House Democratic Caucus condemns House Republican interference in Lehigh Valley election
Nov 19, 2021

ADVISORY: Event addressing opioid crisis in Pennsylvania
Nov 16, 2021

House Democrats unveil Propel PA plan to strengthen economic climate
Nov 10, 2021

20 organizations in Crawford, Erie, McKean & Warren Counties receiving revitalization funds
Nov 10, 2021

Patience Running Thin Among Direct Care Professionals, Independent Living Advocates
Nov 10, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro: Community revitalization projects in Erie get more than $2 million in funding
Nov 09, 2021

Candidates, not taxpayers, should remove old campaign signs from public property
Nov 05, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro: Erie County’s Scott’s Bayfront Hotel gets money to expand
Nov 03, 2021

Three Erie County programs receive grants for agricultural education
Oct 28, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro: Ag grants benefit Erie County kids
Oct 26, 2021

PA Officials Address Evolving Overdose Crisis
Oct 21, 2021

Monthly Veteran's Assistance Program Returns to Erie County
Oct 21, 2021

BIZZARRO: Veteran’s Assistance Program returns to Erie County
Oct 20, 2021

State Rep. Bringing Back Monthly Veteran's Assistance Program
Oct 20, 2021

Main Street pandemic recovery focus of hearing
Oct 14, 2021