Project to close West Carson Street tonight; Pa. launches Zika virus prevention campaign

(Jul 07, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that PennDOT is geared to close West Carson Street (Route 51) to through traffic at 8 p.m. overnight July 7 for a concrete project, weather permitting. Plans call for the highway to be reopened at 6 a.m. July 8. Rep. Deasy also notes that the state Health Department has launched its Zika Virus Prevention and Awareness Campaign to increase awareness of the virus and urge precautions when traveling to Zika-affected areas. Read more

 

Bill aims to crack down on distracted driving; Local police provide drug take-back services; and organ transplant anti-discrimination bill advances

(Jul 05, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports supporting bills that would toughen penalties for distracted-driving accidents and prohibit discrimination against potential organ transplant recipients on the basis of disabilities. Rep. Deasy also reports that local police accept unwanted and unused medicines for proper disposal. Read more

 

Deasy: McKees Rocks redevelopment effort awarded $100,000 state grant

(Jul 01, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that redevelopment efforts in McKees Rocks received a major boost with the awarding of a $100,000 state grant. The funding will help implement redevelopment programs dealing with reinvestment, land use, brownfield development and transit. Read more

 

Governor signs House-approved bill to expand wine sales; great news on cracker plant; and fighting unfair steel imports

(Jun 09, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that the House passed a bill that will allow the sale of wine in restaurants and grocery stores, and make the sale of wine and liquor more convenient. Rep. Deasy also notes that the decision to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical complex in Beaver County will have many economic benefits throughout the region. Finally, Rep. Deasy voted for a measure urging protections of the domestic steel industry from unfair competition. Read more

 

Remembering our heroes this Memorial Day; It’s a fish-for-free day on Sunday

(May 26, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports on the many programs that can assist veterans as we take time to honor our military heroes over the Memorial Day weekend. Also, May 29 is a Fish-for-Free Day, allowing anyone-- resident or non-resident -- to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED. Read more

 

Revitalization efforts in McKees Rocks receive major boost; State House OKs bill to fight blight

(May 13, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that the State Transportation Commission has approved a $3 million Rail Transportation Assistance Program grant for a CSX Transportation Inc. facility that will enable intermodal trains to pull off the McKees Rocks mainline to serve the Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal. Also, Rep. Deasy supported a measure that would reduce the time a building purchaser has to correct known code violations or demolish the structure to 12 months. Read more

 

Happy Mother's Day and National Women's Health Week; Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend; and DEP begins 2016 ozone forecasting

(May 06, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that as we celebrate the Mother's Day, it's important to highlight not only their work, but their health, as well. Also, PennDOT is reminding motorists that the outbound/westbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close to traffic May 6-9. And, DEP is again issuing daily air quality forecasts for ground-level ozone, and residents can sign up for email alerts. Read more

 

Join the Pittsburgh Marathon excitement May 1 at ‘One Sensational Mile’

(Apr 22, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy invites 27th District residents to the West End Village Official Spectator Zone’s "One Sensational Mile" to cheer on participants in the May 1 Pittsburgh Marathon. Information on state programs will be available at the tent, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 1. Read more

 

April 23 shred event in Crafton Park protects against identity theft; Route 50 resurfacing begins Tuesday, April 19, in Green Tree

(Apr 18, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that district residents are invited to participate in the FREE shredding event he's sponsoring from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Crafton Park. Also, the resurfacing of Route 50 in Green Tree, Pittsburgh, Scott Township and Carnegie boroughs gets under way at 9 a.m. April 19. The project will be completed in early August. Read more

 

I-376 ramp closures on tap, weather permitting; Bill to curb animal cruelty OK'd; and 1800-932-0313 is number for child abuse hotline

(Apr 07, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that weather permitting, PennDOT District 11 is planning to close ramps along Interstate 376 -- Parkway West -- in Pittsburgh beginning Thursday night, April 7, and again Friday night, April 8. Also, Rep. Deasy reports supporting a bill that is designed to reduce and prevent animal cruelty throughout the state. And, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month -- 1-800-932-0313 is the number for Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline. Read more

 

Wardens conducting dog license, rabies checks in our area; safe, free tax services available from IRS

(Apr 05, 2016)

Rep. Dan Deasy reports that state law requires all dogs older than three months to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year, or owners face a $300 fine. But it's easy to do, and it costs less than $10. However, different rules apply for dog owners in Pittsburgh. Also, free and safe tax services are available via the IRS Read more

 

Pennsylvania Career Guide, Middle School Edition

(Mar 29, 2016)

Pennsylvania Career Guide, Middle School Edition Read more

 

Pennsylvania Career Guide, High School Edition

(Mar 29, 2016)

Pennsylvania Career Guide, High School Edition Read more

 

Email alert: Last chance to opt in to stay informed; Online voter registration and changes available

(Mar 04, 2016)

Email alert: Last chance to opt in to stay informed Starting Friday, Feb. 26, I will be unable to send you these email updates until April 27 UNLESS you have specifically opted in to keep receiving them. A House rule limits communication 60 days before an election, which means I am prohibited from sending you emails after Feb. 25 until April 27 unless you agree to receive them . T o keep receiving updates about the pending state budget and events such as the document-shredding event I’m sponsoring from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Crafton Park, please click here to opt in if you haven't done so already. Online voter registration and changes available Pennsylvania has now accepted more than 100,000 new and updated voter registrations online. March 28 is the deadline to register or make changes such as name, address or party to your registration before the primary election on April 26. You can access online voter registration here . Once you submit your online registration application, you will receive an application number. If you provided an email address, this application number will also be emailed to you. This number will allow you to track the application status through the “ Find Voter Application Status ” application. The county voter registration office will mail your voter registration card to your residence. Please contact the county voter registration office to check on the status of your application if Read more

 

Winter 2016 newsletter

(Feb 25, 2016)

The Winter 2016 edition of my newsletter is available. Read more

 

Newsletter is available online; my office can help with heating assistance applications; and please act now for uninterrupted emails

(Feb 18, 2016)

Winter 2016 newsletter is available online My latest newsletter is available by clicking here or on the icon of the newsletter seen at the left. The Winter 2016 edition includes updates on my efforts to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program – CHIP – through 2017 and to maintain the Wabash Station post office branch. It’s also packed with information about other important state programs, including the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Last year, my staff completed over 500 property tax/rent rebate applications, putting more than $237,000 back in the hands of constituents. And, there’s information about the events I’m sponsoring, including: Free document-shredding events in Crafton Park on April 23 and in Green Tree Park on May 14; Pittsburgh Marathon Spectator Zone celebration in the West End on May 1; and Bus tour to Harrisburg to visit the Capitol, the State Museum and Hollywood Casino on May 4. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to view the newsletter so you can learn more about my efforts to represent you effectively around the district and in Harrisburg. Heating assistance available, and my office can help We’ve weathered a blizzard and some historic low temperatures. However, it’s a safe bet that some cold days and nights remain. Less than 50 days remain to apply for home heating assistance through LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP applications Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free!The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650.Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria.The deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is Dec. 31, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Department of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more

 

PACE prescription programs benefit seniors

(Feb 10, 2016)

PACE, PACENET and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. As of this year, the legislature passed a law excluding Social Security Medicare Part B premiums from being counted towards income levels. Read more

 

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind

(Jan 29, 2016)

Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health insurance to children. CHIP is not welfare – it covers children of working parents whose employers don't offer coverage and who can't afford private insurance. If you can't afford health insurance for your children, chances are they are eligible for CHIP. Read more

 

Route 51/West Carson Street to close Tuesday, Jan. 5, through Wednesday morning, Jan. 6.

(Jan 04, 2016)

PennDOT District 11 plans to close West Carson Street -- Route 51 -- between Earl Street and the West End Circle at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, weather permitting, to allow crews to implement a new traffic pattern. The closure will occur from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday, and traffic will be detoured. Residents and businesses will be allowed access by police officers posted at Earl Street. Please click here for the detour route and additional information. Work includes shifting temporary concrete barriers and adjustments to signs and signals in the corridor. Read more

 

Project to close West Carson Street tonight; Pa. launches Zika virus prevention campaign
Jul 07, 2016

Bill aims to crack down on distracted driving; Local police provide drug take-back services; and organ transplant anti-discrimination bill advances
Jul 05, 2016

Deasy: McKees Rocks redevelopment effort awarded $100,000 state grant
Jul 01, 2016

Governor signs House-approved bill to expand wine sales; great news on cracker plant; and fighting unfair steel imports
Jun 09, 2016

Remembering our heroes this Memorial Day; It’s a fish-for-free day on Sunday
May 26, 2016

Revitalization efforts in McKees Rocks receive major boost; State House OKs bill to fight blight
May 13, 2016

Happy Mother's Day and National Women's Health Week; Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend; and DEP begins 2016 ozone forecasting
May 06, 2016

Join the Pittsburgh Marathon excitement May 1 at ‘One Sensational Mile’
Apr 22, 2016

April 23 shred event in Crafton Park protects against identity theft; Route 50 resurfacing begins Tuesday, April 19, in Green Tree
Apr 18, 2016

I-376 ramp closures on tap, weather permitting; Bill to curb animal cruelty OK'd; and 1800-932-0313 is number for child abuse hotline
Apr 07, 2016

Wardens conducting dog license, rabies checks in our area; safe, free tax services available from IRS
Apr 05, 2016

Pennsylvania Career Guide, Middle School Edition
Mar 29, 2016

Pennsylvania Career Guide, High School Edition
Mar 29, 2016

Email alert: Last chance to opt in to stay informed; Online voter registration and changes available
Mar 04, 2016

Winter 2016 newsletter
Feb 25, 2016

Newsletter is available online; my office can help with heating assistance applications; and please act now for uninterrupted emails
Feb 18, 2016

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office
Feb 15, 2016

PACE prescription programs benefit seniors
Feb 10, 2016

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind
Jan 29, 2016

Route 51/West Carson Street to close Tuesday, Jan. 5, through Wednesday morning, Jan. 6.
Jan 04, 2016