Rep. Deasy Fall 2021 Newsletter

(Sep 13, 2021)

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Kinkead: Allegheny County DA Zappala’s actions are reprehensible and must be immediately addressed

(Jun 04, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, June 4 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, issued the following statement regarding Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s public comments against Milton Raiford, a Black attorney who spoke out against racism in the criminal justice system. “It is undisputed that our criminal justice system has real, systemic and systematic issues of racism and Allegheny County is far from immune. DA Stephen Zappala’s decision not to address these issues but instead to instruct his staff not to offer plea deals to attorney Milton Raiford’s clients after he voiced concerns about these issues betrays public trust in their ability to receive equal justice in Allegheny County, not to mention violating attorney Raiford’s free speech rights. “To potentially punish clients because of the statements their attorney made is beyond reprehensible and must be addressed immediately. This latest action raises additional concerns as to how the district attorney’s office has conducted its business, notably in how it has treated clients of other attorneys, including those with whom DA Zappala may have disagreed, now or in the past. “Several of my colleagues in the state House and Senate today have joined me in signing a letter , urging DA Zappala to take immediate actions that would work to restore public confidence in the district attorney’s office, including rescinding the action taken against attorney Read more

 

Deasy: $500,000 in grants awarded to Allegheny County blight remediation projects

(May 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – The Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded a combined $500,000 to two blight remediation projects that would make way for affordable housing and future development, said state Rep. Dan Deasy. Deasy said $300,000 was awarded to McKees Rocks to purchase up to 10 properties that will be renovated and turned into affordable housing. Another $200,000 was awarded to Char-West Council of Governments to demolish 12 blighted properties, some of which will require asbestos abatement, throughout 10 Allegheny County municipalities , including some in Deasy’s legislative district . The project plans to restore each site for future development. “This funding is an investment in better, safer communities,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “Blighted properties in McKees Rocks will become affordable homes for families, while the Char-West Council of Governments project is getting rid of harmful asbestos lingering in some communities and creating space for new developments.” The CFA awarded a total of $12 million from its Blight Remediation Program for planning and remediation projects across the state. Read more

 

Deasy hosts Spring shredding events

(May 12, 2021)

State Rep. Deasy co-hosts paper shredding and medication take-back events on April 17, 2021 and May 15, 2021. Read more

 

Deasy: Pa. should resolve outstanding unemployment issues before launching new UC system

(May 07, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, May 7 – To show his support of Pennsylvanians at the “Pay Benefits Now” rally in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday, state Rep. Dan Deasy is calling on the state to resolve hundreds of thousands of unemployment claims before the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry launches a new Unemployment Compensation system on June 1. “I am extremely concerned that these cases are going to get lost in the transition,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “For those deemed eligible, they have waited far too long for benefits they have earned and desperately need. For those the department deems ineligible, let us move the process forward now and provide these claimants their right to an appeal.” Deasy shares the concerns of rally organizers who said nearly 300,000 Pennsylvanians continue to wait on decisions regarding their unemployment benefits. The groups said some of those claimants have been in limbo for months and have faced evictions, foreclosures, utility shut offs, and hunger. Deasy wrote a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf last week to express his frustration with the current processing of UC claims. “These Pennsylvanians need and deserve an answer now,” said Deasy. “I urge in the strongest of terms that Governor Wolf provide the department with all the resources necessary to resolve these cases before the implementation of the new system.” The “Pay Benefits Now” rally was held outside of Read more

 

Identity Theft Protection with PA Attorney General's Office

(Apr 23, 2021)

The PA Attorney General's Office discusses ways to protect your identity from scammers for a Deasy Diolog webinar. Read more

 

Rep. Deasy: $200,000 grant awarded to Crafton

(Apr 07, 2021)

CRAFTON, April 7 – State Rep. Dan Deasy announced today that the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County has awarded $200,000 in Community Infrastructure and Tourism grant funding to Crafton Borough. Deasy said the grant will be used in the construction of a new storage garage for the Public Works Department. “Crafton’s Public Works Department provides important maintenance, from street sweeping and plowing to general facility repairs, in order to keep the borough at its best,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “I want to congratulate Crafton on being awarded this grant that will help the department continue its mission to improve the borough.” CITF grants provide financial assistance to municipalities, councils of government, nonprofits and for-profit businesses to facilitate economic development projects in Allegheny County. Eligible projects include economic development, infrastructure development, job training, community improvement, public safety or public interest. Read more

 

Kinkead introduces measure to help protect residents from landslides

(Mar 30, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 30 – Landslides have devastated families across Allegheny County and are only becoming more of a problem throughout Pennsylvania, so state Rep. Emily Kinkead is spearheading a bill that would create a program to help. Kinkead, D-Allegheny, said H.B. 1054 would establish the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The program would establish a special insurance and assistance funds to ensure Pennsylvanians are properly protected from the destructive and devastating force of landslides. “In my district, an entire house fell off the side of a hill because of landslides and because it was not caused by mine subsidence, there was absolutely no insurance coverage to help the family rebuild their lives from the loss. While landslides resulting from mining practices receive special insurance coverage, those that occur due to excessive rain or snowfall aren’t typically covered, and that leaves far too many residents vulnerable to financial ruin,” said Kinkead. “These landslides can occur anywhere if the right conditions are present. With warmer weather here, it’s vital we take action now on this issue.” Several Allegheny County representatives, including state Reps. Austin Davis, Dan Deasy, Sara Innamorato and Nick Pisciottano, have signed on in support of Kinkead’s bill. “People in my district have seen their share of disruptive landslides. Read more

 

Pisciottano supports bill to protect patients, nurses

(Mar 29, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 29 – Ensuring patient safety and keeping nurses safe are the primary goals behind legislation supported by state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, and several members of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. Pisciottano said the pandemic has brought serious safety concerns into the spotlight, as more nurses are being assigned an increasing number of patients, while at the same time, nurse staffing levels in hospitals continue to decline. House Bill 106, also known as the Patient Safety Act, would set appropriate nursing ratios for hospitals dependent upon the severity of the nursing unit’s patient needs. “As our state and nation begin to emerge from the pandemic, it’s critical we look at ways to improve our health systems and put procedures into place to enhance patient and workers’ safety,” said Pisciottano. “Our nurses and health care staff are doing all they can to help keep patients safe, and with the extra demands on their care during the current pandemic, we must join other states in instituting safe patient limits and create working conditions which protect the physical and mental health of our nurses. This measure would significantly raise the standards of care of patients while keeping our nurses safe.” A letter of support for the bill, signed by state Reps. Jessica Benham, Austin Davis, Dan Deasy, Emily Kinkead, Sara Read more

 

Deasy outdoor dining legislation passes key vote

(Mar 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – Legislation authored by state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, that would remove barriers for outdoor dining at restaurants has been unanimously voted out of the state House Liquor Control Committee. Deasy, the Democratic chair of the committee, said H.B. 452 would remove limitations concerning public thoroughfares, eliminate fees and reduce delays in approving outdoor seating to make it easier for licensed establishments and customers to take advantage of the option. “Restaurants and bars have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic and outdoor dining is a way for many to sustain their business,” said Deasy. “Providing more flexibility would allow the restaurant industry to overcome obstacles they’ve faced in setting up outdoor dining, while still providing a safe environment for their customers.” This legislation includes two amendments to further help the restaurant industry. The first would authorize the Liquor Control Board to allow an unlimited amount of off-site catered functions and remove the five-hour time limit for catering, which would expire one year after the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration ends. The other amendment would allow holders of liquor licenses that are in safekeeping a one-year reprieve from paying the license renewal or validation fee. The legislation now moves to the full House for further consideration. Deasy also voted Tuesday to support other legislation in the Liquor Read more

 

Allegheny County rental relief program now accepting applications

(Mar 15, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 15 – Financial assistance is now available to help Allegheny County residents struggling to pay rent or utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a program that is partially funded by legislation members of the Allegheny County Democratic Delegation helped to pass. The Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance program has a total of $79.9 million to distribute to eligible county residents. Of that funding, $43 million came from Act 1 of 2021, which Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law last month. Eligibility requirements for the program include: having at least one person who qualifies for unemployment, has lost income or suffered financially due to COVID-19. being at risk of experiencing homelessness. having a total income below 80% of the Area Median Income for Allegheny County. ACDD Chairman state Rep. Austin Davis, as well as state Reps. Jessica Benham, Dan Deasy, Tony DeLuca, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Sara Innamorato, Emily Kinkead, Anita Kulik, Summer Lee, Brandon Markosek, Robert Matzie, Dan Miller, Nick Pisciottano and Jake Wheatley, issued the following statement: “People living in Allegheny County have been struggling for over a year during this pandemic. This program has been a long time coming and helps provide direct relief to those who’ve been scrambling to pay their rent and bills during this Read more

 

Great news for local veterans regarding COVID-19 vaccine

(Jan 15, 2021)

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) will host walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Saturday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its University Drive campus in Oakland. Read more

 

Webinar: Protecting the Environment 101 -- Recycling & Waste Reduction

(Jan 08, 2021)

Learn how you can protect the environment, your family and your children, by practicing recycling and waste reduction techniques. Read more

 

This is how you can protect our environment; My oath to you; Appointment to Democratic chair of House Liquor Control Committee

(Jan 07, 2021)

Let’s face it – many of us could learn a thing or two about how we can do our part in protecting the environment. It is, after all, imperative to human life. Read more

 

Deasy sworn in for seventh term as state representative

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – Today, state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, was sworn in for his seventh term as state representative of the 27 th Legislative District. “I’ve been honored to serve the great residents of the 27 th Legislative District and look forward to continuing to represent them,” Deasy said. “My community has entrusted me to put their best interests first here in Harrisburg, and this legislative session is no exception. Following a year filled with uncertainty, I plan to continue to push for legislative initiatives that reflect and identify with my community.” Although committee assignments have yet to be announced for the 2021-22 legislative session, Deasy continues to serve as chairman of the Liquor Control Committee and as a member of the Policy Committee. “As chairman of the Liquor Control Committee, I look forward to working with current and future stakeholders, as well as creating additional opportunities in the wine and spirits industry in Pennsylvania,” Deasy said. The 27 th Legislative District consists of part of the 19 th and all of the 20 th and 28 th wards of City of Pittsburgh and the boroughs of Crafton, Green Tree, Ingram, McKees Rocks, and Thornburg. Deasy invites Allegheny County residents to visit his webpage, www.pahouse.com/Deasy , for more information about constituent services. Residents can also connect with him via social media at Read more

 

Health Department Asks Phase 1A Organizations to Submit Information

(Dec 30, 2020)

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is seeking information fromhealthcare organizations to assist in planning and allocating the limited amount of the COVID-19vaccine being received. Read more

 

Deasy: $1.5 million in state funding awarded to district for renovation projects

(Dec 30, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced Wednesday the awarding of $1.5 million in state funding to be used for renovation projects in the 27 th Legislative District. Deasy said the funding, awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will make a significant impact in the local community. “In a time where money is – quite frankly – scarce, funding of this magnitude is definitely something our community should celebrate,” Deasy said. “The beautification of our district has, and always will be, a priority of my office. In doing so, we create more opportunities for our residents and provide initiative for others to visit our community.” Deasy said of the $1.5 million, $500,000 was awarded to the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. The redevelopment authority plans to use the funding for an industrial project. The remaining $1 million was awarded to the Borough of McKees Rocks. The borough plans to use the funding for phase one of a blight rehabilitation project. The project will include the demolition and stabilization of 10 homes in need of immediate renovation. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are Read more

 

News you can use

(Dec 23, 2020)

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Criminal Record Clearing

(Dec 15, 2020)

Click now to find out more about the expungement process in Pennsylvania! Read more

 

COVID-19 testing locations in 27th Legislative District

(Dec 01, 2020)

Find out where to get tested in the 27th Legislative District for COVID-19. Read more

 

Rep. Deasy Fall 2021 Newsletter
Sep 13, 2021

Kinkead: Allegheny County DA Zappala’s actions are reprehensible and must be immediately addressed
Jun 04, 2021

Deasy: $500,000 in grants awarded to Allegheny County blight remediation projects
May 25, 2021

Deasy hosts Spring shredding events
May 12, 2021

Deasy: Pa. should resolve outstanding unemployment issues before launching new UC system
May 07, 2021

Identity Theft Protection with PA Attorney General's Office
Apr 23, 2021

Rep. Deasy: $200,000 grant awarded to Crafton
Apr 07, 2021

Kinkead introduces measure to help protect residents from landslides
Mar 30, 2021

Pisciottano supports bill to protect patients, nurses
Mar 29, 2021

Deasy outdoor dining legislation passes key vote
Mar 16, 2021

Allegheny County rental relief program now accepting applications
Mar 15, 2021

Great news for local veterans regarding COVID-19 vaccine
Jan 15, 2021

Webinar: Protecting the Environment 101 -- Recycling & Waste Reduction
Jan 08, 2021

This is how you can protect our environment; My oath to you; Appointment to Democratic chair of House Liquor Control Committee
Jan 07, 2021

Deasy sworn in for seventh term as state representative
Jan 05, 2021

Health Department Asks Phase 1A Organizations to Submit Information
Dec 30, 2020

Deasy: $1.5 million in state funding awarded to district for renovation projects
Dec 30, 2020

News you can use
Dec 23, 2020

Criminal Record Clearing
Dec 15, 2020

COVID-19 testing locations in 27th Legislative District
Dec 01, 2020