Frankel: Carnegie Mellon University awarded $40,000 ‘It’s On Us’ grant

(Jan 23, 2024)

“Your college years should be a time of growth, learning and self-discovery, but too many young people throughout history have instead found themselves feeling unsafe and found their school environments to be unequipped to deal with threats and attacks on campus,” Frankel said. “This grant is part of a focused effort – at the state level and at CMU – to provide the safest possible campus environment, ensure that a system of reporting is in place when incidents do occur and promote a culture of reporting where students feel safe to speak out.” Read more

 

Commonsense gun safety measures advance; celebrating Act 32 and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program now open!

(Jan 19, 2024)

A recap of everything that happened in Harrisburg this week and upcoming community events! Read more

 

Frankel: $300,000 awarded to improve District 23 attractions, community centers

(Jan 16, 2024)

“The new grants will fund renovations to places we go to meet up with friends, to worship, to learn and to enjoy nature and the arts,” Frankel said. “These are investments in the places we hold dear, and I want to thank CFA and our community partners who helped secure the funding for these improvements.” Read more

 
 

Frankel: Nearly $80,000 awarded to combat campus hunger

(Jan 11, 2024)

“Student hunger isn’t just a K-12 issue – it affects college campuses, as well, making it difficult for students to learn, keep part-time jobs, buy textbooks and even stay enrolled in classes,” Frankel said. “Those problems only grew worse during the pandemic. Hunger should never stand in the way of a student’s dreams. This new funding should help ensure greater access to nutrition for students throughout our region so they can be free to learn and focus on their future.” Read more

 

Rep. Dan Frankel's 2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 08, 2024)

Rep. Dan Frankel's 2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar Read more

 

Allegheny County lawmakers: more than $575,000 awarded to improve stormwater management

(Jan 05, 2024)

“A resident’s access to essential services like water and stormwater management should not depend on their community’s median income,” Frankel said. “This DEP grant will further Upstream Pittsburgh’s project to bring more equitable stormwater management to the region.” Read more

 

Cutting ties with Real Alternatives; annual mail-in ballot list; events around the community!

(Jan 05, 2024)

Learn more about these topics and more in my e-newsletter! Read more

 

Legislative roundup – 2023 bills to protect workers, prevent hate crimes, improve safe staffing ratios, and more!

(Dec 29, 2023)

2023 bills to protect workers, prevent hate crimes, improve safe staffing ratios, and more! Read more

 

New Frankel bill would protect air travelers, TSA workers from gun transport dangers

(Dec 26, 2023)

“Each year, thousands of air travelers, airport workers and TSA officers face unnecessary danger because of gun owners who attempt to bring firearms through carry-on luggage checkpoints,” Frankel said. “The statistics are alarming – last year, TSA seized about 6,500 guns, and nearly 90% of them were loaded. The owners’ response in 100% of the cases was ‘I forgot.’ This legislation is not designed to punish the majority of responsible gun owners but to crack down on the irresponsible ones whose actions put fellow travelers at risk. " Read more

 

Warm wishes; new funding for the arts; holiday happenings – and more!

(Dec 21, 2023)

Warm wishes; new funding for the arts; holiday happenings – and more! Read more

 

Frankel: Nearly $273,000 awarded to boost recovery for District 23 arts and cultural organizations

(Dec 19, 2023)

“From restrictions on gatherings to supply-chain issues, the pandemic left many local artists, museums and cultural centers struggling to survive, and most are still feeling the economic impacts,” Frankel said. “The new funding will help offset lost revenue and fund operating costs so these beloved organizations that enrich and enliven our community – and generate activity for neighboring small businesses – can thrive again.” Read more

 

Frankel: Nearly $740,000 in funding awarded to boost security at local organizations

(Dec 13, 2023)

“Our sanctuaries and schools should be places of peace and reflection, but we know from bitter experience that threats and violence can shatter that tranquility and endanger congregants and other visitors,” Frankel said. “This new funding will help ensure that residents who gather in these beloved community spaces enjoy the safety and peace of mind they deserve.” Read more

 

Pittsburgh-area public officials cheer passage of dental bills

(Dec 12, 2023)

“When you are unable to get the dental care you need, all of the outcomes get worse and worse. Lapses in dental care can make it difficult to eat or talk, and they lead to serious health conditions. Pain from lapses in dental care can make it difficult to function at all,” said Frankel, D-Allegheny. “It’s nothing less than immoral to allow this necessary care to remain out of reach.” Read more

 

Frankel: More than $55,000 in funding for area museums

(Dec 11, 2023)

“Without our local historians, museum exhibits and archives, we lose touch with our history,” Frankel said. “The new funding to these key community centers will help ensure that the lessons they teach continue to resonate for visitors of all ages.” Read more

 

Frankel: More than $126,000 in tax credits awarded to spur investment in community programs

(Nov 21, 2023)

“Tax credits can offer critical support for key community projects by drawing needed investments,” Frankel said. “I’m excited that these newly awarded credits will support programs that offer hope  for residents and families and new opportunities for marginalized businesses and job seekers.” Read more

 

Protecting workers from Secondhand Smoke Act; LIHEAP provides home heating help -- and more!

(Nov 17, 2023)

Harrisburg Happenings and Community Events inside! Read more

 

Health Committee approves Frankel bill to protect workers from secondhand smoke

(Nov 15, 2023)

“We are the Health Committee – it’s in the name. We cannot refuse to act while thousands of Pennsylvanians are forced to choose between an absolutely undebatable health hazard and their ability to put food on the table,” said Frankel, who is majority chairman of the committee. Read more

 

Tackling secondhand smoke; CMU awarded $40,000 ‘It’s On Us’ grant; free lead paint testing and more!
Jan 26, 2024

Frankel: Carnegie Mellon University awarded $40,000 ‘It’s On Us’ grant
Jan 23, 2024

Commonsense gun safety measures advance; celebrating Act 32 and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program now open!
Jan 19, 2024

Frankel: $300,000 awarded to improve District 23 attractions, community centers
Jan 16, 2024

State Grant Funding for Stormwater Management and Student Hunger; MLK Day events - and more!
Jan 12, 2024

Frankel: Nearly $80,000 awarded to combat campus hunger
Jan 11, 2024

Rep. Dan Frankel's 2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Jan 08, 2024

Allegheny County lawmakers: more than $575,000 awarded to improve stormwater management
Jan 05, 2024

Cutting ties with Real Alternatives; annual mail-in ballot list; events around the community!
Jan 05, 2024

Legislative roundup – 2023 bills to protect workers, prevent hate crimes, improve safe staffing ratios, and more!
Dec 29, 2023

New Frankel bill would protect air travelers, TSA workers from gun transport dangers
Dec 26, 2023

Warm wishes; new funding for the arts; holiday happenings – and more!
Dec 21, 2023

Frankel: Nearly $273,000 awarded to boost recovery for District 23 arts and cultural organizations
Dec 19, 2023

Frankel: Nearly $740,000 in funding awarded to boost security at local organizations
Dec 13, 2023

Pittsburgh-area public officials cheer passage of dental bills
Dec 12, 2023

Frankel: More than $55,000 in funding for area museums
Dec 11, 2023

Shapiro Administration Introduces Redesigned Mail Ballot Materials; No Pelvic Exams without Consent—Act 31; and more!
Dec 01, 2023

Frankel: More than $126,000 in tax credits awarded to spur investment in community programs
Nov 21, 2023

Protecting workers from Secondhand Smoke Act; LIHEAP provides home heating help -- and more!
Nov 17, 2023

Health Committee approves Frankel bill to protect workers from secondhand smoke
Nov 15, 2023