Prescription drug costs are high and getting higher, a problem which is getting out of hand. In January 2021, 832 drugs increased their prices by an average of 4.6%. Even worse, Americans pay more than three times what people in other countries pay for the exact same drugs.
JEFFERSON HILLS – In an effort to be better inform area gun owners regarding Pennsylvania’s firearm laws, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) is hosting a Firearm Seminar on Sunday, Aug. 22, in South Park Township, Allegheny County. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carrick Sportsmen’s Club, 3301 Ridge Road.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that the West Jefferson Hills School District has been awarded a $9,000 Pennsylvania Farm to School Program grant from the Department of Agriculture.
JEFFERSON HILLS – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) awarded a total $142,551 for regional development projects in Washington and Allegheny counties.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today presented his $40.2 billion budget plan, which is a $2.76 billion increase in spending over the current fiscal year, or a 7.4% increase. Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) made the following statement in response to the governor’s proposal:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that he will be serving on four House standing committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – Marking the beginning of the 205th Pennsylvania General Assembly session, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) took the oath of office for his second term to serve the residents of the 39th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) will be introducing three bills to address the critical need to reform our election process. The legislation will be dealing with auditing the voter’s roles, abolishing the “no-excuse” mail-in vote and to make Election Day (primary and general) a statewide holiday.
HARRISBURG – Despite the House of Representatives voting today to approve a $32.1 state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) cast his vote against the spending plan.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) has announced that school districts in the 39th Legislative District have been awarded funding totaling $315,000 from the Safe Schools Targeted Grant programs.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today that Elizabeth Township was awarded a $17.3 million Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) low-interest loan to address overflows into the Youghiogheny River and its tributaries due to capacity issues at the Buena Vista Treatment Plant and Boston Pump Station.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today hosted the House Majority Policy Committee for a virtual hearing with health care and elected officials on COVID-19 effects on frontline workers, health systems and health care delivery.
WHAT: Reps. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) will host the House Majority Policy Committee for a virtual discussion with health care officials and elected officials on COVID-19 effects on health care innovation and delivery. The focus will be how do people safely move on to live normal lives during this critical time and how do elected leaders make sure frontline workers are allotted the necessary funding to serve the public.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that he has obtained $376,250 in state grants for a much-needed improvement project in Elizabeth Borough.
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.