Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity

(Dec 15, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 15 – Today, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, was joined by fellow House Democrats for a news conference at the state Capitol where they voiced their opposition to H.B. 1800 , recent attempts by the GOP-led legislature to subvert the legislative process; and ongoing efforts by the Republican majority to undermine elections in Pennsylvania. “Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have made it clear that they do not trust our elections – except for elections that put members of their own party in power,” said Kinkead. “The Republican majority has wasted myriad resources over the last year by attacking our democratic institutions and repeatedly weaponizing constitutional amendments. All of this is being done while we are abdicating our responsibility to help Pennsylvanians who are struggling.” Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, also spoke fiercely against the recent Republican-led legislation. “House Bill 1800 is the latest attempt to restrict access to the ballot box,” Guzman said. “Make no mistake, this is a well-coordinated effort to diminish voting participation in our Brown and Black communities. The restrictive use of drop boxes, shortening the window to register to vote, barriers to applying for mail-in ballots and submitting those mail-in ballots only begins to scratch the surface of the explicit measures targeting marginalized groups. Rather than proposing legislation that restricts access to the Read more

 

Kinkead announces $2.25 million to redevelop local buildings

(Dec 07, 2021)

STRIP DISTRICT, Dec. 7 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today that three buildings in the Strip District will receive major renovations thanks to $2.25 million in state grant funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. “I am overjoyed to announce these crucial developments for the Strip District,” Kinkead said. “It is a great success when we can transform abandoned properties into spaces that will grow our local economy and provide additional housing for our residents. “I am especially excited by the new developments at 3 Crossings that will expand riverfront access for residents and visitors by creating sidewalks, a new road, and public plazas. The Allegheny River is our local treasure, and I will continue advocating for projects that increase river-related opportunities.” RACP funds have been allocated by the Office of the Budget to redevelop buildings at the following locations: 1501 Penn Ave. - $1 million to demolish the existing cold storage building and construct a new building featuring 537,068 square feet of Class A office space, 21,301 square feet of retail space and various exterior improvements including sidewalks, trees and bike racks. 3 Crossings - $750,000 to transform the former cardboard factory into a mixed-use neighborhood by developing 600,000 square feet of office space, Read more

 

Kinkead: $125,000 awarded for local infrastructure project

(Nov 19, 2021)

BRIGHTON HEIGHTS, Nov. 19 – The Allegheny Land Trust will receive $125,000 in state grant funding to create a rainwater management system within the Woods Run watershed, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. The funds were awarded through the Watershed Restoration Protection Program by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The project proposes to revitalize the former St. John’s Hospital site along McClure Avenue by creating rain gardens to manage stormwater runoff for a nearly 3-acre area. “I am overjoyed to announce this important investment in our community,” Kinkead said. “These rain gardens will mitigate water pollution during floods, while enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the area and revitalizing land that has sat unused for far too long. I will continue to fight for projects that provide crucial upgrades to our infrastructure and make our communities more livable.” The Watershed Restoration Protection Program, which aims to restore and maintain restored streams impaired by the uncontrolled discharge of polluted runoff, is one of the programs funded by Act 13 of 2012, which provides for the distribution of unconventional gas well impact fees. More information on CFA grant programs can be found here . Read more

 

Kinkead: $11 million-plus in state financing awarded to Allegheny Co. projects

(Nov 10, 2021)

Projects support affordable and safe housing, medical care for vulnerable residents and address food insecurity Read more

 

Kinkead named to board of ALCOSAN by Pittsburgh City Council

(Oct 19, 2021)

State rep is committed to clean water, environment for region Read more

 

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities

(Sep 21, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Kinkead secures $60,000 DHS grant for local trauma-focused nonprofit

(Aug 31, 2021)

State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, has secured a grant through the Department of Human Services for Infinite Lifestyle Solutions, a nonprofit group based in Brighton Heights. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s weekly email update - Road projects, end to prison gerrymandering, supporting our local farms and more!

(Aug 26, 2021)

I had a such a fantastic time at the Open House & 15th Anniversary Celebration for Tree Pittsburgh last week! It was a privilege witnessing their hard work to replenish Pittsburgh's urban forest, as well as their beautiful new facility in Lawrenceville. Meeting one of their cats, Opossum the Mouser, was the icing on the cake! Read more

 

Helping troubled youth, grant program for volunteer fire and EMS and more!

(Aug 19, 2021)

I am humbled and honored to have been appointed by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton to serve on the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. Read more

 

Kinkead appointed to state council for interstate compact

(Aug 16, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead has been appointed by House Democratic leadership to serve on the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. The council is the Pennsylvania arm of the Interstate Commission for Juveniles, which was established to fulfill the objective of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. This compact is focused on protecting juveniles within and between states. A total of 41 states belong to the compact, with Pennsylvania joining in 2004. Member states are charged with opening an investigation to ensure any juvenile runaways are returned to safe homes. The commission works to ensure the safety of communities and victims of juvenile offenders and to keep track of children who are placed in the juvenile system. “ I am honored to be appointed by Leader Joanna McClinton to Pennsylvania’s State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision,” said Kinkead, D-Allegheny. “This council oversees Pennsylvania’s participation in an interstate compact that works to help troubled children, whether they're a runaway, are a juvenile offender, or both. Its lofty goal is to keep kids out of the adult system and put them on a path to thrive. I am proud to be part of that.” More information can be found at the following link: https://www.juvenilecompact.org/ . Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - District 20 happenings, Eviction moratorium reminder, Pennie enrollment deadline and more!

(Aug 12, 2021)

I enjoyed spending time at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, the state’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. The three-day annual event, hosted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, showcases a variety of education programs, current research, and the latest agricultural equipment and technology. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead;s Weekly Email Update - Continuing HD Tour, Eviction Moratorium Extension, Grant Opportunities, and more!

(Aug 05, 2021)

As a part of my ongoing tour of District 20, on Monday, August 2, I visited the 3 Crossings site in the Strip District. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 05, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Small Business Advantage Grant Program (Funding Source: Recycling Fund & Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund) Who May Apply : Registered Pennsylvania for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and which are taxed as a for-profit business. Use : To purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Examples of eligible projects include HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, digital X-ray equipment, solvent recovery systems, water and waste recycling processes, auxiliary power units (APUs), and agricultural BMPs. Projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses. Natural resource protection projects must quantify the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loadings reaching the receiving waterway. Funds : 50% matching reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000. Application Deadline : First-come, first-served until funds are expended . More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/SmallBusinessOmbudsmanOffice/Pages/Small%20Business%20Advantage%20Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: ATV/Snowmobile Grants Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - UC fraud alert, out and about in District 20 and more!

(Jul 29, 2021)

My team and I were honored to take part in the recent Day of Hope to benefit the Light of Life Rescue Mission, which provides food, shelter, and hope to those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Successful community sustainability event, highlighting urban agriculture and more!

(Jul 22, 2021)

As part of Urban Agriculture Week, I was happy to visit Freeman Family Farm & Greenhouse and Sankofa Village Community Garden/ Farms on Tuesday with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Urban agriculture is a constantly growing part of the industry and you might be surprised to know that there are many great urban farming locations in our local communities and across our state! It’s also where we find the highest number of farmers of color and I'm happy to support them and encourage more of our urban communities to take part! Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities

(Jul 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection : Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses. Use : Purchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies. Funds: Infrastructure and innovative technology project g rants up to $600,000. Vehicle grants up to $100,000 per vehicle, depending upon class of vehicle. Application Deadline : August 27; a second application round will close December 17 More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program: Until Funds Expended ( Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement) Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities. - Rebates for Level 2 EV charging equipment for public use at government owned property, public use at non-government owned property, non-public use at work places, non-public use at multi-unit dwellings. DHS Children’s Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Fighting for affordable health care, UC work requirement reminder, police misconduct database unveiled and more!

(Jul 16, 2021)

For far too many Pennsylvanians, costs for the medicine they need to stay healthy are out of reach. Too many of our friends, family, and neighbors find themselves being forced to ration life-saving medications, or go without entirely. Read more

 

Runaway drug costs, surprise billing subject of new legislation

(Jul 13, 2021)

State Reps. Dan Frankel and Emily Kinkead introduced legislation to lower costs for prescription drugs and prevent surprise billing for “facility fees” to keep health care affordable and accessible for Pennsylvanians Read more

 

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy

(Jul 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 12 -- State Representatives Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski today hosted a public hearing to discuss the need for drastic reforms to drive down the costs of prescription drugs for the well-being of Pennsylvanians who rely on medications for an improved quality of life. The hearing, a meeting of the Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People, included testimony on how prescription drug pricing is calculated, some of the cost drivers and legislative action needed to regulate pricing. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, chair of the subcommittee, and legislators from across the state joined both in person and online for the discussion. Sean Zmenkowski, a constituent services advisor for Rep. Kinkead, shared his experience as a type one diabetic reliant on insulin to survive and the career choices he has had to make in order to maintain access to life-sustaining medication. “Far too many Pennsylvanians have to make painful choices regarding life-saving medications – going without or rationing their medicine – either option is inexcusable,” said state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny. “I remain committed to working with my colleagues to come up with solutions, including a prescription drug importation program, to ensure the prescription drugs our residents need are accessible and affordable. It’s clear we need long-term solutions to help our residents, and we can make it happen.” Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - UC system updates, emergency food assistance, Rx drug prices hearing, bird virus info and more!

(Jul 08, 2021)

On Monday, July 12 at 1 PM, please join Rep. Eddie Pashinski and me for a special virtual policy hearing about prescription drug prices and how we’re working to reduce the costs of the medications you need. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity
Dec 15, 2021

Kinkead announces $2.25 million to redevelop local buildings
Dec 07, 2021

Kinkead: $125,000 awarded for local infrastructure project
Nov 19, 2021

Kinkead: $11 million-plus in state financing awarded to Allegheny Co. projects
Nov 10, 2021

Kinkead named to board of ALCOSAN by Pittsburgh City Council
Oct 19, 2021

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities
Sep 21, 2021

Kinkead secures $60,000 DHS grant for local trauma-focused nonprofit
Aug 31, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s weekly email update - Road projects, end to prison gerrymandering, supporting our local farms and more!
Aug 26, 2021

Helping troubled youth, grant program for volunteer fire and EMS and more!
Aug 19, 2021

Kinkead appointed to state council for interstate compact
Aug 16, 2021

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - District 20 happenings, Eviction moratorium reminder, Pennie enrollment deadline and more!
Aug 12, 2021

Rep. Kinkead;s Weekly Email Update - Continuing HD Tour, Eviction Moratorium Extension, Grant Opportunities, and more!
Aug 05, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 05, 2021

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - UC fraud alert, out and about in District 20 and more!
Jul 29, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Successful community sustainability event, highlighting urban agriculture and more!
Jul 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities
Jul 22, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Fighting for affordable health care, UC work requirement reminder, police misconduct database unveiled and more!
Jul 16, 2021

Runaway drug costs, surprise billing subject of new legislation
Jul 13, 2021

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy
Jul 12, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - UC system updates, emergency food assistance, Rx drug prices hearing, bird virus info and more!
Jul 08, 2021