Gainey named to four key House committees

(Jan 28, 2019)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, has been named to four key Pennsylvania House of Representatives committees. Read more

 

Lt. Gov. Fetterman to join Gainey for Pittsburgh cannabis education forum

(Jan 24, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 24 – Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will join a forum this weekend hosted by state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, to discuss decriminalization and legalization of adult recreational-use cannabis. “I’m so excited the lieutenant governor is going to add his voice to this forum,” Gainey said. “His presence is going to add energy and weight to a conversation that has been too long in coming. We need to cut through the red tape and get rid of laws on cannabis that are selectively enforced and ruin lives for no reason. The lieutenant governor being there says to our community and the state that we have support – not just at the local level but from our public officials – about what we’re trying to accomplish and about the need to move this conversation to a new level.” Gainey hopes the forum on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Homewood Brushton library will provide an opportunity for an open conversation on the need for a change in the laws. The forum runs from noon to 4 p.m. in the library’s auditorium at 7101 Hamilton Ave. and will feature three panels: The medical community discussing cannabis’ impact on public health. Lawmakers, including Gainey and state Rep. Jake Wheatley, as well as state Sen. Sharif Street, on legislation to legalize cannabis. Members of the veteran community to discuss their perspective on legalizing cannabis. Wheatley, who also represents part of Pittsburgh, Read more

 

Reps. Gainey and Innamorato, Sen. Costa and Mayor Peduto announce property tax relief plan for Pittsburgh

(Jan 22, 2019)

On Tuesday state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny – along with state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, state Sen. Jay Costa Jr. and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto – announced plans for a property tax relief program for Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Gainey to host cannabis education forum in Pittsburgh

(Jan 22, 2019)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, will host a cannabis education public forum Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Homewood Brushton library. Read more

 

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools

(Jan 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – Sixteen education entities in Allegheny County today were awarded a total $560,000 in targeted grants provided through Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. The grants will fund training and equipment needed to prepare teachers and students for the expansion of computer science programs. Miller said each recipient will receive $35,000 through PAsmart, which has made Pennsylvania No. 2 in the nation for investing in K-12 STEM and computer science education. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding,” Miller said. “In the coming years, most jobs will require workers to use computers and advanced technology in an ever-changing workforce and economy. By providing this funding, we’re helping to ensure students and teachers will be adequately prepared to succeed in their line of work, and do so with confidence.” School districts and charter/intermediate unit schools awarded funding through PAsmart include: Baldwin-Whitehall School District (Reps. Harry Readshaw, Bill Kortz and Dan Miller) Carlynton School District (Reps. Anita Kulik and Dan Deasy) Chartiers Valley School District (Kulik and Miller) City Charter High School (Reps. Dan Frankel, Jake Wheatley, Adam Ravenstahl, Readshaw, Miller, Sara Innamorato, Deasy, Summer Lee and Ed Gainey) Deer Lakes School District (Rep. Frank Dermody) Duquesne Read more

 

Pa. legislators embody legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in House chamber

(Jan 16, 2019)

Rep. Ed Gainey was joined Wednesday in the chamber of the state House of Representatives by fellow legislators of all races, genders and creeds as they paid tribute to the American civil rights leader, who would have turned 90 this year. Read more

 

Cannabis legalization and decriminalization forum

(Jan 15, 2019)

Please join me for my forum on the future of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry

(Jan 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – An $115,641 business education partnership grant will provide Allegheny County students with hands-on exposure to careers in the building and construction industry, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. “This grant money will have a positive impact on students from all House districts encompassed within the delegation,” Miller said. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding, as we all understand the importance of providing students with a means-to-an-end when it comes to choosing their prospective career paths. “Students looking to get involved in the building and construction industry will find the programs created by this funding to be not only rewarding, but also extremely informational and influential as they look to solidify their futures in the workforce.” Miller said the Three Rivers Workforce Development Board will join forces with PARTNER4WORK, a Pittsburgh-based workforce development organization, to carry out the three-pronged project. The first phase will include bringing together 14 building and construction unions, local colleges, businesses, students and others at the March 29 Building On … Careers in the Building and Construction Industry conference in Pittsburgh. The second phase involves the creation of the Summer in Trades internship program, which will provide students with hands-on experience and insight into the Read more

 

Gainey sworn in for fourth term as state representative

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – Vowing to continue fighting for the interests of Pennsylvania’s working families, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, was sworn into office today to serve his fourth term representing the 24th Legislative District. “I’m excited to start this new term, and like always, my inspiration comes from serving my district and the hardworking people who live here," Gainey said. “They rise to any challenge to support their families and give our children a rightful head start. They are who make our community what it is, and they deserve every opportunity the commonwealth has to offer. “A special priority of mine is gun violence. The tragic events that happened in our streets, churches, synagogues and schools should never happen. And at no time should a family have to bury a relative killed by senseless gun violence. I’m committed to sponsoring and supporting commonsense gun legislation.” Gainey noted that education is another top priority. “The greatest investment the state of Pennsylvania can make is in the education of our children. The data is clear that our children benefit when they can attend Pre-K and Head Start schools. We must continue to increase funding for Pre-K and Head Start, as well as advocate for universal Pre-K. The more prepared our children are, the better our future looks.” Gainey vowed to continue pursuing his other legislative priorities in the upcoming session. He said Read more

 

Gainey: Nearly $1.25M in tax credits to spur investments, fight hunger in distressed Allegheny County areas

(Dec 18, 2018)

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18 – Nearly $1.25 million in tax credits approved through the Neighborhood Assistance Program will benefit six community redevelopment projects in the 24 th Legislative District, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, announced today. “These tax credits are going to projects that will transform struggling, blighted areas into vital, productive places and address issues such as food insecurity,” Gainey said. “They’re giving our area’s hardworking families back the opportunities they deserve – opportunities that have been lost due to urban blight, inadequate housing, empty storefronts and food insecurity.” Gainey said the entities and amounts are as follows — $400,000 to Wilkinsburg Community Development Corp. to support economic revitalization of Wilkinsburg by, among other things, repurposing vacant lots in the business district. $360,000 to Operation Better Block to clear blighted properties, rehab housing units and perform streetscaping, among other projects. $187,500 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh to rehabilitate properties and further stabilize the community. $160,000 to Bloomfield-Garfield Corp. to support improvements to a four-block stretch of the Penn Ave. corridor, construct and renovate area housing, and create jobs. $82,500 to 412 Food Rescue Inc., to support development of a kitchen space and conversion of surplus food into SNAP-eligible Read more

 

Gainey: ‘Day of Hope and Healing’ slated for tomorrow

(Nov 30, 2018)

A day for families impacted by the shooting of East End Raiders youth football coach Antoine Lester has been planned for Saturday, Dec. 1, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, announced today. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 05, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Gainey proposes drug testing for Pa. House and Senate members

(Oct 22, 2018)

Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, has proposed legislation that would require Pennsylvania House and Senate members to undergo random drug testing. Read more

 

Gainey applauds Chatham University grant award

(Oct 05, 2018)

Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, applauded the award of a $1 million state grant to the Chatham University for the creation of a new turf field. Read more

 

Gainey calls for decriminalization and legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania

(Sep 25, 2018)

Rep. Gainey speaks at a cannabis reform rally in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Gainey: Wilkinsburg to receive $246,000 grant

(Sep 18, 2018)

The grant will assist the borough in updating its sewer system by restoring more than 2,000 feet of sewer line. Read more

 

Gainey: Community center in Homewood selected for $375,000 grant

(Sep 18, 2018)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, today announced the University of Pittsburgh Homewood Community Engagement Center has been selected to receive a $375,000 state grant. Read more

 

Reminder: Gainey to host Senior Fair on Sept. 19

(Sep 18, 2018)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, will host his annual Senior Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at The East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave. Read more

 

Gainey, lawmakers unveil police reform package

(Sep 14, 2018)

On Thursday, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, joined with fellow lawmakers, to unveil a slate of measures to improve community-police relations and prevent unnecessary deaths like that of Antwon Rose in June. Read more

 

Attend my upcoming senior fair

(Sep 10, 2018)

On Sept. 19 I will host my sixth annual senior fair from noon to 3 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on South Highland Avenue in Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Gainey named to four key House committees
Jan 28, 2019

Lt. Gov. Fetterman to join Gainey for Pittsburgh cannabis education forum
Jan 24, 2019

Reps. Gainey and Innamorato, Sen. Costa and Mayor Peduto announce property tax relief plan for Pittsburgh
Jan 22, 2019

Gainey to host cannabis education forum in Pittsburgh
Jan 22, 2019

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools
Jan 17, 2019

Pa. legislators embody legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in House chamber
Jan 16, 2019

Cannabis legalization and decriminalization forum
Jan 15, 2019

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry
Jan 10, 2019

Gainey sworn in for fourth term as state representative
Jan 01, 2019

Gainey: Nearly $1.25M in tax credits to spur investments, fight hunger in distressed Allegheny County areas
Dec 18, 2018

Gainey: ‘Day of Hope and Healing’ slated for tomorrow
Nov 30, 2018

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open
Nov 05, 2018

Gainey proposes drug testing for Pa. House and Senate members
Oct 22, 2018

Gainey applauds Chatham University grant award
Oct 05, 2018

Gainey calls for decriminalization and legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania
Sep 25, 2018

Gainey: Wilkinsburg to receive $246,000 grant
Sep 18, 2018

Gainey: Community center in Homewood selected for $375,000 grant
Sep 18, 2018

Reminder: Gainey to host Senior Fair on Sept. 19
Sep 18, 2018

Gainey, lawmakers unveil police reform package
Sep 14, 2018

Attend my upcoming senior fair
Sep 10, 2018