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Relief to restaurants, bars & clubs to help workers a top priority in House Democratic legislative package

Relief to restaurants, bars & clubs to help workers a top priority in House Democratic legislative package

(Jul 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 27 -- Citing the distressing impacts COVID-19 is having on Pennsylvania’s restaurant industry and a recent Yelp survey showing more than half of restaurants could close permanently due to the virus’ impact, Democrats in Harrisburg have crafted a legislative package aimed at providing relief to community business owners and the workers that cook and serve our food. The package includes nine bills that would provide grants to local restaurants, bars and clubs, reduce and eliminate specific licensing fees, extend discounts to licensees and protect businesses by guaranteeing their insurance pays out in future emergencies. These efforts will provide direct relief to an industry of Pennsylvania businesses the virus has hit hard, House Democratic leaders said. Restrictions put in place have been necessary in the state’s response to COVID-19. The leaders said they recognize the hardship the virus has continued to place on the restaurant industry. Restaurants have served as the backdrop of many life occasions and special moments and they need support more now than ever. The House Democratic package includes: Earmarking CARES grant funding from the federal government to be directed to small, community restaurants instead of national chains to ensure those dollars are invested back into the region. ( Rep. Joe Ciresi, Montgomery County & Rep. Tina Davis, Bucks County ) Earmarking CARES grant Read more

 

State Assistance Available Now and After $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit Ends Saturday

(Jul 22, 2020)

Harrisburg, PA – With the additional $600 federal unemployment benefit about to end, the Departments of Labor & Industry (L&I) and Human Services (DHS) are reminding Pennsylvanians that other state programs are available. The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) , which funds the extra $600 in unemployment compensation each week, ends July 25 unless extended by the federal government. “L&I has helped get more than $13.8 billion from the FPUC program into the pockets of Pennsylvanians out of work because of COVID-19,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “This extra $600 per week has been a lifeline for many people and the department has encouraged Congress to extend it. However, if the federal program does end, there are important state services available to help people.” DHS’ programs are designed to help eligible Pennsylvanians who have lost income or employment meet essential needs until they are able to start work again. Public assistance programs help ensure that individuals and families can access health care, have enough food to eat, and can pay utilities – things everyone needs to stay healthy and safe and succeed in the workforce. “The additional unemployment funds have been a lifeline that, in many cases, may be keeping people financially stable and able to meet essential needs despite losing employment,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “Without Read more

 

Info on PA's Unemployment Compensation Extended Benefits Program

(Jul 01, 2020)

If you have exhausted your regular unemployment compensation and federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), you may now qualify for 13 additional weeks of payments through the state’s Unemployment Compensation Extended Benefits program. Read more

 

Small Business Grant Program now accepting applications

(Jun 30, 2020)

Small business owners: The Statewide Small Business Assistance Program is now accepting applications. Read more

 

More than $60K awarded to LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Center

(Jun 24, 2020)

Great news! LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Center was awarded $64,346 in funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2019-20 Senior Community Center grant program. Read more

 

Kulik: LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Resource Center awarded more than $60K for facility upgrades

(Jun 24, 2020)

HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced the disbursement of $64,346 to the LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Resource Center. The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2019-20 Senior Community Center grant program. Kulik said the grants help senior centers fund projects based on their applications, such as updating and modernizing facilities, providing new health and entertainment programs, upgrading technology, and enhancing marketing opportunities. “Senior centers play a large role in ensuring our senior community has the resources and housing needed to live comfortably following retirement or in the later years of life,” Kulik said. “This funding will help LifeSpan Chartiers – already a stellar senior center in our community – provide the resources our seniors want and need, which makes it all the more rewarding to announce this funding.” There are more than 500 senior community centers throughout Pennsylvania that provide a variety of offerings, such as nutritious meals, educational opportunities, transportation services, financial and insurance counseling and exercise programs. Proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery help to fund these programs every year. For more information on senior community centers and other services and programs offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, visit aging.pa.gov . Read more

 

My district office is open to walk-ins beginning June 22

(Jun 16, 2020)

Beginning June 22, my District Offices will be open for walk-ins. Read more

 

Carnegie Borough Police receives funding; Grant program available to small businesses affected by COVID-19

(Jun 11, 2020)

The Carnegie Borough Police Department was awarded $10,420 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for the implementation of the department’s body worn camera program. Read more

 

Allegheny County transitions to green phase of reopening

(Jun 05, 2020)

Allegheny County transitions to green phase of reopening Read more

 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program now available

(Jun 04, 2020)

Residents – the annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available in Allegheny County! Eligible individuals may receive one set of checks worth $24 to be spent at participating farmers markets. Read more

 

Kulik introduces bill allowing limited operations for small retail businesses

(Apr 28, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 28 – Following up on the state’s recent decision to slowly rekindle parts of its economy, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, said she wants to ensure small retail businesses are receiving the same consideration as larger retail corporations that have remained open throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, they’re a staple of our character and a driving force behind the forward progression of the Commonwealth,” Kulik said. “The COVID-19 pandemic forced a lot of these small businesses to close their doors. Meanwhile, larger corporations found ways to flourish despite the drastic – yet necessary – measures we all were forced to take. My bill seeks to ensure small retail businesses have a fighting chance to get back on their feet.” Kulik’s legislation looks to help small businesses secure the “essential business” title that many larger corporations were able to secure at the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis. Specifically, the bill would only apply to retail businesses with 10 or fewer employees. The business would be allowed to operate on a limited basis during the health crisis, allowing only shopping online and through phone ordering. Kulik said the orders would then be picked up curbside or delivered to a customer’s home by the business, mail or other service. No customers would Read more

 

PFBC RESPONDS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19

(Apr 01, 2020)

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) knows that anglers and boaters are ethically minded, passionate outdoor enthusiasts who might have some questions about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting their favorite activities this spring. Read more

 

Updated COVID-19 information

(Mar 31, 2020)

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf has extended the “Stay at Home” orders through April 30. Allegheny County is among the 33 counties under a stay-at-home order. It’s the state’s hope that doing so will help slow the spread of the virus and save lives. Read more

 

Fill out the 2020 census!

(Mar 30, 2020)

In Pennsylvania, everyone counts and April 1 is National Census Day! Read more

 

Update, resources for COVID-19

(Mar 25, 2020)

Our daily lives have drastically changed. In today's world we are used to being on the go most of our waking hours; between work, running errands or running the kids to activities, we are not used to just being at home. Read more

 

Kulik introduces legislation that would extend deadline to remit sales tax

(Mar 24, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 24 – Hoping to relieve the economic strain placed on all non-life sustaining businesses forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, has introduced legislation that would extend the date by which businesses would have to remit sales tax. “We’re in a situation that has called for unfortunate yet necessary measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19,” Kulik said. “Businesses have taken a hit as a result and are forced to deal with a sudden loss of income. This legislation would help them retain a source of income they’d otherwise miss out on due to COVID-19.” Kulik said the legislation would give businesses an extra 45 days to remit their sales taxes to the state Department of Revenue, ensuring they have time to remit their sales tax while still requiring their payments during the current fiscal year. This legislation is expected to be considered by House members in the near future. Read more

 

My office is closed

(Mar 16, 2020)

Friends and neighbors,Out of an abundance of caution, I want you to know that my district office will be closed to walk-ins until further notice. This is a measure that will help keep all of us safe and healthy.That said, my staff will still be in the office. If necessary, appointments can be made by calling 412-264-4260. Otherwise, residents are encouraged to call in and we will help with any needed services. Read more

 

Miller, ACHDD seek to support school districts, families, first responders and small businesses during outbreak

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 13 – State Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, and fellow ACHDD members on Friday announced their legislative priorities to support Pennsylvania during the coronavirus outbreak, including the need to support low-income and working-class families without paid family leave or the ability to work from home. Miller, as well as state Reps. Austin Davis, Dan Deasy, Tony DeLuca, House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Sara Innamorato, Bill Kortz, Anita Kulik, Summer Lee, Brandon Markosek, Adam Ravenstahl, Harry Readshaw and Jake Wheatley issued the following statement in response to Friday’s statewide school closure: “The delegation, first and foremost, wants to be supportive of the school districts during this time. It is clear that both they and the governor are motivated by an abundance of concern for the health and safety of both their students and staff. We respect their decision and will work to support their needs in Harrisburg. However, while the closure may have been a necessary step, it is not without its subsequent challenges -- and those challenges must be addressed by the legislature. “At a minimum, in order to help people across Pennsylvania, Harrisburg should prioritize the following items for discussion and vote: Paid family leave legislation. Emergency funding for childcare support. Assistance for Read more

 

Updated information on COVID-19

(Mar 13, 2020)

The state Department of Health has continued to provide regular updates, along with information on prevention and preparation. Read more

 

Sportsmen's Call to Action - 1st Day of Rifle Deer Hunting

(Feb 27, 2020)

Rep. Kulik is urging all sportsmen in the district to make their voices heard regarding a proposal on the official start of rifle deer season in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Relief to restaurants, bars & clubs to help workers a top priority in House Democratic legislative package
Jul 27, 2020

State Assistance Available Now and After $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit Ends Saturday
Jul 22, 2020

Info on PA's Unemployment Compensation Extended Benefits Program
Jul 01, 2020

Small Business Grant Program now accepting applications
Jun 30, 2020

More than $60K awarded to LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Center
Jun 24, 2020

Kulik: LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Resource Center awarded more than $60K for facility upgrades
Jun 24, 2020

My district office is open to walk-ins beginning June 22
Jun 16, 2020

Carnegie Borough Police receives funding; Grant program available to small businesses affected by COVID-19
Jun 11, 2020

Allegheny County transitions to green phase of reopening
Jun 05, 2020

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program now available
Jun 04, 2020

Kulik introduces bill allowing limited operations for small retail businesses
Apr 28, 2020

PFBC RESPONDS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19
Apr 01, 2020

Updated COVID-19 information
Mar 31, 2020

Fill out the 2020 census!
Mar 30, 2020

Update, resources for COVID-19
Mar 25, 2020

Kulik introduces legislation that would extend deadline to remit sales tax
Mar 24, 2020

My office is closed
Mar 16, 2020

Miller, ACHDD seek to support school districts, families, first responders and small businesses during outbreak
Mar 13, 2020

Updated information on COVID-19
Mar 13, 2020

Sportsmen's Call to Action - 1st Day of Rifle Deer Hunting
Feb 27, 2020