Ravenstahl: $134,600 grant to fund Memorial Park project in Bellevue

(Sep 24, 2020)

Project includes parking, pavilion and other improvements Read more

 

2020 Summer Newsletter

(Aug 20, 2020)

Read Rep. Ravenstahl's 2020 Summer Newsletter Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Almost $1.1M awarded to local water, sewer projects

(Aug 17, 2020)

Projects include replacing water lines more than a century old Read more

 

House Democrats in Pittsburgh announce $409K in education funding for Pittsburgh School District

(Aug 07, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 7 – House Democrats representing the city of Pittsburgh announced Friday the disbursement of $409,000 in education funding to the Pittsburgh School District. Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation members who represent the city of Pittsburgh include state Reps. Dan Deasy, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Sara Innamorato, Summer Lee, Dan Miller, Adam Ravenstahl, Harry Readshaw and Jake Wheatley. “This is substantial funding for the Pittsburgh School District,” said state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the delegation. “The allotted funding will go toward well-needed resources, and it will ensure students in the district have a better chance of achieving academic success.” The grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets and internet hot spots, or used toward providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework. Schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants. The Continuity in Education and Equity Grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in continuity of education. Read more

 

No Place For Hate

(Jul 31, 2020)

The state and federal response to the coronavirus has dominated the political discourse of our nation since March. This is also true in Pennsylvania, where the restrictions on dining occupancy are just the latest topic of discussion. Discussion is good – it is through the push-and-pull of the sharing of ideas that consensus and policy are formed. Read more

 

Ravenstahl joins House in unanimous vote on police bills

(Jun 24, 2020)

Bills would increase training, expand background checks Read more

 

Allegheny County heads into the green zone

(Jun 01, 2020)

I hope you had a good weekend and this message finds you safe. As you no doubt have heard, Allegheny County is headed toward ‘green’ status this week. This is good news – we can finally start returning to some semblance of normal. Like many of you, I have been frustrated with the virus and the state’s response. Read more

 

Ravenstahl votes to support Senior Protection Act

(May 20, 2020)

Bill would use $500M in federal funds to tackle coronavirus in nursing homes Read more

 

Ravenstahl, lawmakers ask Gov. Wolf to revise guidelines for restaurants

(May 18, 2020)

Letter asks governor to allow for outdoor seating as summer approaches Read more

 

Letter to Gov. Wolf from liquor committee

(May 18, 2020)

Letter urges Wolf to allow for outdoor seating Read more

 

Ravenstahl co-sponsors bill to help small business, nonprofits weather COVID storm

(May 14, 2020)

Legislation introduced this week would inject $100m into existing state loan program Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Socially distanced school commencements difficult, but right choice

(May 07, 2020)

PITTSBURGH, May 7 – As the continuing coronavirus crisis upends many aspects of our society and traditions, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, said today he supports the North Hills and Northgate school districts’ difficult decisions to hold socially distant commencements for seniors. “These trying times have forced all of us to make difficult decisions, have upended many things we take for granted, and have broken many of our cherished traditions. I know how much our seniors – and their families -- were looking forward to their end-of-school celebrations. But, as this deadly virus continues to spread through our communities, we must put public and student safety first,” Ravenstahl said. “After consulting with both Northgate and North Hills administrations, I appreciate the difficult decision they have had to make, and I support them. “Unfortunately, we are in a situation where there are no right answers. There is no playbook for how to hold a commencement ceremony in a viral pandemic. I appreciate the hard work of all of our educators, administrators and staff, and I know that they are doing the best they can for their students, many of whom they look upon almost as family members. And while I wish that our senior could have had a normal year, I know that they will rise to the challenges of today, will emerge stronger for it and be ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.” While Read more

 

2020 AC Fire/EMS allocations update

(May 07, 2020)

More than $1.6 million in annual training and equipment grants is or has been sent to almost 130 Allegheny County volunteer fire and EMS companies Read more

 

Ravenstahl urges local governments to apply for emergency federal funding

(May 06, 2020)

Federal funding can be used for programs related to homelessness Read more

 

Ravenstahl votes to expand COVID-19 testing as state heads back to work

(May 05, 2020)

Legislation critical to ensuring public safety and stopping the spread of coronavirus Read more

 

Ravenstahl votes with working families, helps protect stimulus payments from taxes

(May 04, 2020)

Legislation passed today would exempt stimulus checks, federal loans from state and local taxes Read more

 

Column: Crisis shows where we must do better for workers, families

(Apr 24, 2020)

Eventually, this crisis will end, and it will be up to us to decide how to move forward. Read more

 

Ravenstahl: PDE equity grants will help schools, including Northgate, continue education

(Apr 22, 2020)

PITTSBURGH, APRIL 22 – Today, the state Department of Education awarded its first round of equity grants to assist school districts with bridging gaps in technology to allow for remote learning in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, announced. “I’m encouraged that the Department of Education was able to get this funding flowing to our school districts quickly to help them address the critical needs they have for technology as they try to continue to educate students in this unprecedented time,” Ravenstahl said. “Now, more than ever, we need to be looking at ways to give our hardworking teachers and educators the tools and resources they need to ensure that our children are not left behind.” The grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or used towards providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework. Schools with the highest percentage of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants. Locally, school districts awarded grants included an $9,537 grant to Northgate School District. As the coronavirus crisis unfolded, Ravenstahl was among the legislators who moved early to address the needs of teachers, educators and students by proposing legislation to give PDE the legal flexibility it needed to respond to the crisis. Ravenstahl’s Read more

 

Urging Safe Food Purchasing Options for SNAP Recipients

(Apr 21, 2020)

Legislators urge state to address serious challenges to the public health regarding the SNAP program Read more

 

Ravenstahl: Essential workers deserve essential protections

(Apr 09, 2020)

Legislator proposes bill ensuring women and men on front lines of COVID crisis have resources if sickened Read more