Last weekend, I was honored to attend the swearing-in of new officers at the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Dept. and present them with a House citation to commemorate their 100th anniversary of serving our community. What an incredible milestone for our local first responders; here’s to the next 100 years! Read more
In Harrisburg this week, I spoke out against bills ?in the House Labor & Industry Committee that would take away the rights of workers and negatively impact Pennsylvanians across every industry, including carpenters, plumbers, police, fire fighters, teachers, nurses, and more. Read more
WEST MIFFLIN, Jan. 27 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today that $350,000 has been awarded to fund multiple projects associated with local infrastructure. “I’m pleased to have played a role in bringing these vital funds to our district, as they will provide essential updates to our infrastructure,” Pisciottano said. “I’m especially enthusiastic about the improvements at West Mifflin Park, which the borough has identified as one of its top priorities.” The funded projects are: $200,000 to improve facilities, increase aesthetics, and replace existing play equipment at West Mifflin Park. $75,000 to demolish six blighted buildings in Port Vue. $75,000 to replace and upgrade 10 storm inlet grates in Liberty. The money comes from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund, which funds community and economic development projects in Allegheny County through revenue generated from all casinos. The program provides grants for single-year and multi-year projects, including economic projects, infrastructure and community improvements, job training, public safety, public interest and administration costs. More than $9.3 million was awarded to 33 projects in Allegheny County through this round of GEDTF grant funding. Learn more through this link: Authorities | RAAC | GEDTF Fund (alleghenycounty.us) . Read more
GLASSPORT, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today that Glassport Borough has been awarded $50,000 in state grant funds to aid the construction of an ATV park. “I’m very excited to see new recreation opportunities in our community,” Pisciottano said. “This project will transform previously undeveloped land into an off-road vehicle park that I know local residents will enjoy for many years to come. When built, this facility will be unique in Western Pa. and a wonderful asset for Glassport and the Monongahela Valley communities.” Pisciottano added that the borough plans to use this grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development to construct a roadway, storm drainage, masonry building, and a parking area to provide access to the park. In November, the project was awarded an additional grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. Read more
WEST MIFFLIN, Jan. 21 – West Mifflin and South Allegheny school districts will both receive state grant funds to enhance student safety, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “Keeping our children safe is imperative, especially when they are under the watch of our public schools,” Pisciottano said. “The uptick in school violence we have witnessed in recent years is heartbreaking to think about, but it is a harsh reality that we need to be prepared for. These grant funds will go a long way in providing peace of mind for the students, teachers and staff at West Mifflin and South Allegheny.” The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools awarded grants to local schools in the following amounts: $25,000 to West Mifflin School District for safety equipment. $20,000 to South Allegheny School District for safety programs. The PDE’s Safe Schools Targeted Grants aim to assist schools in promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety, and learning and enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations. Learn more and view all 2022 grant recipients at this link: https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/fundinggrants/Pages/default.aspx . Read more
This week, my team and I launched a new employment center on my website to aid jobseekers in Pennsylvania. Read more
I am very proud to say I voted for the expansion of PACE and PACENET, which Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed into law. More than a quarter million seniors in our state rely on these essential programs to help pay for their prescription medicine. Thanks to the expansion, an additional 100,000 older Pennsylvanians are now eligible to enroll. This is a huge win for the elder residents of our state. Read more
Congratulations to West Mifflin Area High School for being recognized as one of 51 ‘PNGAS Guard-Friendly High Schools’ in our state. This distinguished designation is given to high schools that exemplify the best practices for supporting the Pennsylvania National Guard through recruiting, information-sharing, and group formation. I salute WMAHS for its efforts! Read more
Throughout 2021, my office succeeded in bringing over $6 MILLION of our tax dollars back to our district through extremely competitive state grant programs – and I’m especially proud that every municipality I represent received a piece of those funds. This money went to directly support our schools, first responders, community renewal programs, and other essential organizations and programs in our district. Read more
This week, I introduced three new pieces of legislation: H.B. 2197, H.B. 2198, and H.B. 2199. Read more
To finish out our year in the House, we voted on important pieces of legislation related to our election process, water pollution, and unanimously approved a landmark bill to expand broadband access across the Commonwealth. Read more
I had the pleasure of meeting Joel, a hard-working UFCW Local 1776 union member, when I stopped by my local Wine & Spirits store this week. Joel’s union brothers and sisters are keeping busy, stocking festive beverages in every PA county to make spirits bright this holiday season. Wine & Spirit workers generate more than $800 MILLION in annual profits that help fund essential state programs. These good paying, union jobs are a huge asset for our community. Thank you to all the union members in Pennsylvania! Read more
Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Grants for Glassport’s revitalization and addressing gun violence, upcoming deadline for Medicare open enrollment, unemployment assistance and more! Read more
DRAVOSBURG, Dec. 2 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development awarded a $99,500 grant to Glassport for a borough-wide demolition project to fight blight. Pisciottano worked closely with DCED and Glassport elected officials to identify sources of additional funding for their crucial revitalization projects. “Glassport is embarking on an ambitious revitalization of its community and one of the most important steps in that project is to clear out vacant and poorly maintained abandoned properties to make them more attractive for future investment,” Pisciottano said. “These properties are detrimental to the community’s aesthetic and financial values and pose a safety hazard if not properly maintained. I commend the leadership of Glassport elected officials in pursuing this type of funding and look forward to it being used to the benefit of the whole community.” Pisciottano said the grant money will be used for engineering, bidding, asbestos abatement, demolition and site restoration for a number of commercial and residential properties throughout Glassport. Official presentment of the grant funding will occur at the Glassport Borough council meeting on Dec. 21. Read more
Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - New grants awarded in our community, Happy Thanksgiving, Medicare open enrollment deadline and more! Read more
DRAVOSBURG, Nov. 22 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded more than $710,000 in grants to transportation and recreational projects in Glassport, South Park Township, West Mifflin and Baldwin. Pisciottano said Glassport was awarded $300,000 through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund to remove and repave the brick roadway along Delaware Avenue from 6 th Street to 9 th Street. The project will also add 16 ADA ramps and pedestrian crosswalks at all intersections. “The brick road along this stretch of Delaware Avenue has multiple depressions, creating an uneven surface for drivers and homeowners who use the route frequently,” Pisciottano said. “This project would help to provide a smoother street, while also making the area more accessible and safer for all pedestrians.” Another Multimodal Transportation Fund grant in the amount of $200,000 was awarded to South Park Township to assist with the improvement of the intersection of Route 88 and Brownsville Road, which is frequently traveled by people in the 38 th legislative district. The project includes widening Route 88 to add a left turning lane and increase sight distance, as well as the installation of a new energy efficient traffic signal and sidewalks along the roads. Pisciottano said the CFA also awarded the following grants from its Greenways, Trails and Read more
Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Dravosburg office reopens, standing with unions, Property Tax/Rent Rebate reminder and more! Read more
Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Standing up for veterans, recognizing our local heroes, $11 million in tax credits for Allegheny County programs and more! Read more
HARRISBURG, Nov. 10 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has unanimously passed H.B. 1220 , legislation to increase the monthly pension amounts for the Blind and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension programs. “Our veterans deserve our continued support and after more than 20 years, it is time to increase these monthly pension payments,” said Pisciottano, who co-authored this bill with state Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair. House Bill 1220 would increase the monthly pension payments from $150 to $250 a month and that number would automatically increase with inflation. These two veterans’ pension programs have not seen any increases since 1999. “These veterans served and sacrificed so much for our country and they deserve whatever additional support we can give them now,” Pisciottano said. During the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Blind Veterans Pension Program helped 102 veterans here in Pennsylvania and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program served 2,008 veterans. House Bill 1220 has passed the House and now goes to the Senate for consideration. EDITORS/ASSIGNMENT DESKS: Video of Rep. Pisciottano’s remarks on the House floor are available here . Read more
Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Drive-thru Senior Fair success, Pennie open enrollment underway, Fall Back this weekend and more! Read more
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