Bizzarro welcomes new leaders to House Democratic Policy team

(Dec 08, 2022)

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, announced new vice chairs, as well as two new subcommittee chairs. Read more


Bizzarro announces almost $20K in cultural, historical grants

(Dec 07, 2022)

“I’m pleased to see the state once again step in to support and help strengthen the work of museums and organizations of historical importance in Erie County,” Bizzarro said. “This support will help to ensure the work being done in Erie County – including the creation of educational programs, on-hand exhibits, archives and more – will continue, and the programs offered at the Hagen History Center and expERIEnce Children’s Museum will continue to have a positive impact on Erie residents of all ages.” Read more


Bizzarro announces $1M in funding for Julia House

(Nov 18, 2022)

“Julia Hospice and Palliative Care reached out to my office to highlight Erie County’s need for an inpatient hospice care facility,” Bizzarro said. “They noted the transformation taking place in health care in recent years to provide quality services earlier in the process of treating serious illnesses. I was understandably moved by their vision – as anyone would be, especially those who have needed to secure hospice care for a loved one – and I’m thrilled with today’s news that will allow this project to move forward.” Read more


House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team

(Nov 15, 2022)

Tuesday the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus unanimously re-elected its current Leadership team to serve in the 2023/24 legislative session. Read more


Bizzarro announces $1.9M in investments in Erie County

(Nov 03, 2022)

“It’s rewarding to see these investments attempting to tackle big issues like affordable housing, blight, hunger and economic development. It’s also reassuring to know Erie’s private sector continues to step forward to be an active supporter in improving the lives of our neighbors, families and residents throughout the region,” Bizzarro said. Read more


Bizzarro introduces ‘Beagle Bills’ to enhance protections for animals

(Nov 03, 2022)

Continuing his streak of fighting for animals that can’t defend themselves, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) is introducing legislation to protect dogs and cats that are being sold or used for medical experiments. Read more


Bizzarro announces $90K grant for Belle Valley Fire Dept.

(Nov 02, 2022)

“Belle Valley had a specific need to purchase a reliable vehicle to transport first responders and equipment for medical assist calls so they could properly respond to life-and-death situations as quickly as possible,” Bizzarro said. “We can’t leave our local departments without the tools they need to effectively serve our community. While EMS companies and first responders across Pennsylvania have experienced serious obstacles, including a lack of funding, I was thankful to be able to step in to make certain Belle Valley received this much-needed funding.” Read more


Bizzarro announces $8M in state funding for two Erie projects

(Oct 31, 2022)

“The great majority of my work in Harrisburg revolves around working and serving as our region’s biggest advocate,” Bizzarro said. “Many times, the difference between a project moving forward or stalling hinges on the approval of state dollars to bridge the gap between the planning stage and reality. In that regard, it’s extremely rewarding to see two more big-ticket projects earn the state funding they needed to progress and move forward.” Read more


Bizzarro announces $6M in state funds to spur revitalization efforts

(Oct 26, 2022)

“My office fought for funding for each of these projects, because they will have a direct and positive impact on the residents in our community,” Bizzarro said. “The Presque Isle Gateway District Plan, which we highlighted when the House Democratic Policy Committee toured Erie in August, will help revitalize businesses along the West 8th Street corridor. Funds will be used to improve access to the businesses located just up the road from the biggest tourism driver in the county – Presque Isle State Park." Read more


Bizzarro joins West Lake Fire Department, presents $325K in funds

(Oct 19, 2022)

"The bottom line is this is a public safety concern, so I went to work to make sure we could deliver the money needed to purchase a vehicle that helps volunteers do their jobs and save lives," Bizzarro said. Read more


Bizzarro announces $50K for study to improve Erie broadband

(Oct 17, 2022)

"Broadband has quickly gone from a luxury to an essential public utility, especially for our small businesses looking to compete and grow, or students looking to get ahead in life,” Bizzarro said. “You don't have to travel far in Erie County to find large gaps in service, and I want to change that for everyone as soon as possible." Read more


Millcreek Twp. Police Department receives $312K

(Oct 06, 2022)

“Armored vehicles are built for the specific purpose of saving the lives of local law enforcement, specifically the brave individuals who are the first people on the scene, working to protect our neighbors and residents while restoring law and order,” Bizzarro said. “I worked incredibly hard to obtain these funds. It’s been an honor to work alongside the members of the Millcreek Township Police Department in the past and in recent weeks, including my license plate replacement event in July that served nearly 500 people." Read more


Bizzarro presents $300K grant to Grandview Elementary School

(Sep 30, 2022)

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) joined Millcreek School District officials Friday afternoon to present Grandview Elementary School with a $300,000 grant. Read more


Bizzarro announces free flu shot clinic in Erie

(Sep 26, 2022)

“Flu vaccines help prevent serious illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations and even deaths throughout our community and nation,” Bizzarro said. “No one likes getting shots, but it’s a simple step each of us can take to help protect ourselves and loved ones from a health emergency.” Read more


Bizzarro, House Dems urge action on clean pre-canvassing legislation

(Sep 14, 2022)

With just seven legislative session days left before the General Election on November 8, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) and other House Democrats are calling on Harrisburg’s Republican leaders to pass a clean pre-canvassing bill. Read more


Rep. Bizzarro: $20 Million awarded to boost local small businesses

(Sep 13, 2022)

ERIE, Sept. 13 – The Erie region will see a boost in economic development funding, after the announcement that $246.8 million in American Rescue Plan funding is being distributed in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced Tuesday. The funding will flow through the State Small Business Credit Initiative to local economic development partners that will make direct equity investments and loans to small businesses that can grow and expand job creation opportunities in places like Erie. “The Erie region isn’t just bouncing back from the pandemic – we’re still working to overcome the economic downturns from previous generations,” said Bizzarro. “I’m excited to see the success of new, innovative businesses starting up, or expanding their operations locally, and this money can help them continue that success.” Nearly $123 million in Direct Venture Investment funding was awarded statewide, including $19,678,479 to Ben Franklin Technology Partners Central & Northern Pennsylvania, which covers Erie County. The Direct Venture Investment program provides funding to economic development organizations in the commonwealth to provide seed and later-stage capital for existing and emerging companies involved in the development and commercialization of technologically advanced products and processes. More than $123.8 million in Revolving Loan Funds was awarded statewide, Read more


Bizzarro suits up for Pittsburgh firefighting training event

(Sep 08, 2022)

Donning full firefighter gear, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) completed a one-day fire training program called Fire Ops 101, hosted by the Pittsburgh Fire Fighters. Read more


Bizzarro announces more than $530K in grants for Erie County

(Sep 06, 2022)

“Parks, green spaces and recreational opportunities help make our region one of the most unique and picturesque portions of the state,” Bizzarro said. “Multiple studies highlight the positive effect parks, green spaces and recreation opportunities in communities have on residents’ quality of life. So it’s rewarding to see state dollars not only going to help restore some parks to their former glory, but also headed toward the planning and development for future parks in Erie County.” Read more


Policy Committee tours local businesses, development projects in Erie

(Aug 22, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie), held a roundtable discussion, and took a trolley tour across the Erie region, making stops at several businesses and development projects in the area, before finishing up at Presque Isle. Read more


Bizzarro congratulates Erie County artists on being named finalists

(Aug 08, 2022)

“I’m excited to see three members of our community earn statewide recognition for their work and commitment to the arts,” Bizzarro said. “They all deserve to be recognized and congratulated. It also gives me great pride to see a friend of our office, Passle Helminski, honored for her work.” Read more