HARRISBURG – House Republican members from Allegheny and Washington counties today expressed outrage at Gov. Tom Wolf’s statements that he plans to veto a government transparency bill (House Bill 2463) that addresses access to public records during a disaster declaration and received unanimous support from the Legislature. In response, Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny/Washington), Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny), Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Municipalities in Allegheny and Washington counties within the 39th Legislative District will share $1.18 million in impact fee revenue derived from the natural gas industry during 2019, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today.
HARRISBURG – To help improve vital infrastructure and economic development, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today introduced House Bill 2556, legislation that would require the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to construct, operate and maintain the Southern Beltway Projects.
HARRISBURG – Presenting how Allegheny County’s Primary Election Day polling place consolidation plan violates both the letter and spirit of the law, members of the Allegheny County Republican House delegation called on Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathryn Boockvar to reverse her approval. The state legislators who signed the letter are Speaker of the House Mike Turzai and Reps. Natalie Mihalek, Jason Ortitay, Bob Brooks, Lori Mizgorski and Mike Puskaric.
HARRISBURG – Allegheny County Republican House members today slammed the consolidation of county polls for the June 2 primary which will disenfranchise voters. The state legislators, including Speaker Mike Turzai and Reps. Natalie Mihalek, Jason Ortitay, Bob Brooks, Lori Mizgorski, Mike Puskaric and Valerie Gaydos, issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, joined by members of the Allegheny County House delegation, sent the attached letter to Dr. Rachel Levine, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, requesting she allow hospitals and health systems in the Allegheny County area to reopen to allow for the treatment of COVID-19 patients as well as the pre-planned, medically necessary surgeries that are currently being prevented.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the intense fiscal pressure Pennsylvania is facing due to COVID-19, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today introduced House Bill 2426, legislation to bring greater transparency to pharmaceutical drug costs.
JEFFERSON HILLS – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, vocational schools, intermediate units and charter schools across the state, including Bethel Park, South Park, West Jefferson Hills, Ringgold and Bentworth.
JEFFERSON HILLS – As a way for residents to further understand their rights with respect to the state’s firearms laws and protections, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) is hosting a free firearm seminar on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Blaine Hill Fire Department, located at 409 Oxford Ave. in Elizabeth.
HARRISBURG - Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address Tuesday in a joint session of the House and Senate, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Union Township in Washington County has been awarded a low-interest loan to upgrade it sanitary sewer lines, according to Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington).
HARRISBURG - Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced that 15 fire departments and ambulance organizations throughout Allegheny and Washington counties have been awarded approximately $224,669 from a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
HARRISBURG – House Bill 2106, legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) to clean up state laws by repealing the Pennsylvania Civil Disorder Authority and property insurance assessment to pay for authority bonds, unanimously passed the House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Sen. Pam Iovino (D-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that South Park Township will receive grant funding support to complete long-sought traffic safety upgrades along a main transportation artery and commercial corridor.
JEFFERSON HILLS – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) grants totaling $728,300 have been awarded to two Allegheny County municipalities to fund recreational improvement projects, announced Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington).
HARRISBURG – State funding has been awarded to Union Township, Washington County, for improvements to Elrama Central Park, according to Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington). The grant program is administered through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP).
JEFFERSON HILLS – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced the approval of a $325,000 Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund Grant (GEDF) to improve the Elizabeth Borough Central Business District. Combined with a prior grant, Puskaric has secured a total of $625,000 for the project.
JEFFERSON HILLS – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that Elizabeth Borough has been awarded a grant totaling $300,000 from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
JEFFERSON HILLS – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that the West Jefferson Hills School District has been awarded a $20,000 Safe Schools Program Grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today met and approved a $50,000 grant to assist Elizabeth Borough for phase six street and Riverfront Park improvements along Water Street.