Democratic Senators, Representatives Praise Budget as A Good Start, Call for Continued Collaboration Throughout Budget Process

HARRISBURG, PA: Today, Senate Democrats and House Democrats held a joint press conference to respond to Governor Shapiro’s Budget Address. Senate Democrats are pleased with a commonsense budget that invests in the future of Pennsylvania, and are excited to continue...

Democratic Senators Demonstrate Unity, Call for Swift Bipartisan Passage of Window to Justice Legislation

HARRISBURG, PA – February 27, 2023 -  Today, Senate Democrats held a press conference calling for the swift and bipartisan passage of HB1 and HB2, which would open a Window to Justice for survivors of child sexual abuse. “The time to pass a Window to Justice for...

Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus Applauds Court Ruling Public Education Funding Unconstitutional

(Harrisburg, PA) February 7, 2023 --- The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus applauds the Commonwealth Court’s historic ruling in William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education, et al., that Pennsylvania’s system of funding public...

State Senator Jay Costa Lends Support to Gainey Plan for Assessment of Compliance with Public Charity Law

PITTSBURGH, PA -  Today, State Senator Jay Costa today expressed his support for Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s call for an assessment of tax-exempt organizations compliance with PA’s Purely Public Charity Law.  Currently, about a third of Pittsburgh real...
Growing Greener Grants

Senator Jay Costa, Rep. La’Tasha Mayes Announces Over $480,000 for Conservation Projects in Senate District 43 

Pittsburgh, PA – January 12, 2023 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that two projects in the 43rd Senatorial District were awarded $480,736 through DEP’s Growing Greener Plus Program. Across PA, these projects work to...

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The Wall of Faces

In the 43rd

Senator Costa is touring new businesses, meeting with established business owners, and checking out the notable institutions of the 43rd District. Come along in this web series, In The 43rd!

Real Id Act

Real ID Act

Beginning May 7, 2025, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.

Clean Slate Law

Clean Slate Law

I am proud to announce that my office is dedicating a staff person to help people navigate the rules, paperwork, and process for expunging or sealing old criminal history records. The new Clean Slate Law is going to give many people a second chance that was previously only a dream. 


ALCOSAN's Clean Water Assistance Fund

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income residential customers in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is administered by Dollar Energy Fund.


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Pennsylvania Legislative Arts and Culture Caucus


The Pennsylvania Arts and Culture Caucus, a bi-cameral, bi-partisan caucus, was established in October 2012 with the purpose of providing caucus members access to the latest research, education and policy developments on arts and culture.  Additionally we support caucus members in their efforts to draft and pass legislation that advances arts, culture, and tourism in the Commonwealth.

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