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2022

November 3, 2022: Voting, PENNIE, Housing, and More Updates for the 43rd

October 17, 2022: Updates for the 43rd

September 23, 2022: You're Invited to a FREE Shredding event on Oct 1!

September 16, 2022: Updates for the 43rd

July 28, 2022: $100 million secured for Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health

July 22, 2022: $125 million secured for Whole Home Repairs

July 20, 2022: $15 million secured for Arts and Culture Recovery Grant

July 12, 2022: State Budget Enacted

April 25, 2022: Millions Coming to Pittsburgh & Allegheny County!

April 19, 2022: Updates for the 43rd

March 17, 2022: Updates for the 43rd

March 9, 2022: March Updates in the 43rd

February 15, 2022: Updates in the 43rd: Grants for local EMS, tax filing after UC, and more

February 9, 2022: State Budget Update

February 1, 2022: Updates for the 43rd

January 28, 2022: Bridge Collapse on Forbes Ave

January 5, 2022: Student Loan Relief for Nurses

2021

December 8, 2021: $8.75 Million in State Grants Coming to Our District

November 29, 2021; FREE & VIRTUAL Health Insurance Townhall

November 4, 2021: All veterans invited - Veteran's Day Luncheon, Friday, November 12, RSVP now!

October 20, 2021: Updates for the 43rd

October 15, 2021: Low-Income and Affordable Housing Information and Updates

October 13, 2021: Elections Are Coming!

June 28, 2021: Updates from PA Budget Week in Harrisburg

April 27, 2021: Updates from Harrisburg and home

April 12, 2021: All Pennsylvania adults eligible for COVID vaccine APRIL 13

March 31, 2021: Open eligibility coming SOON for COVID vaccine

March 26, 2021: Updates for the 43rd

March 12, 2021: Updates in the 43rd

February 12, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

2020

December 31, 2020: A Year In Grants for the 43rd District

December 30, 2020: What’s in the federal stimulus bill?

December 15, 2020: COVID-19 Vaccine Update Telephone Town Hall

December 7, 2020: PA Senate Democrats introduce $4 billion COVID aid plan

November 24, 2020: Sign up for a free health insurance consultation!

November 10, 2020: Need help getting health care insurance for 2021?

October 29, 2020: Submit Your Mail Ballot as Soon as Possible

October 23, 2020: Voting & COVID Safety Telephone Town Hall

October 22, 2020: Be The Change live chat on the election

October 19, 2020: Voter Registration Deadline is TODAY

October 1, 2020: FAQs on the 2020 Election

September 18, 2020: Update on the November Election!

September 3, 2020: Labor Day Weekend of Service

August 14, 2020: Download “Be The Change”

July 27, 2020: Virtual Townhall – August 4, 6pm

July 17, 2020: PA Department of Education Issues Guidance on School Reopening

June 26, 2020: Grant Application Opening for Small Businesses

June 23, 2020: You’re Invited to a virtual townhall on small business assistance

June 18, 2020: Main Street Business Assistance Townhall 

June 11, 2020: Small Business Grants COMING SOON!

June 3, 2020: COVID-19 Update, June 3

May 29, 2020: COVID-19 Update, May 29

May 22, 2020: COVID-19 Update, May 22

May 20, 2020: COVID-19 Update, May 20

May 8, 2020: COVID-19 Update, May 8

May 6, 2020: COVID-19 Update, May 6

April 27, 2020: COVID-19 Update, April 27

April 24, 2020: COVID-19 Update, April 24

April 23, 2020: COVID-19 Update, April 23

April 20, 2020: COVID-19 Update, April 20

April 16, 2020: Covid Update, 4/16/2020

April 13, 2020: COVID 19 Update, 4/13

April 9, 2020: Costa Covid Update: School Buildings Closed

April 7, 2020: COVID-19 Update, Senate returns to session

April 2, 2020: COVID 19 Update, 4/2

March 31, 2020: Stay At Home Order Extended, Schools Closed Indefinitely

March 26, 2020: COVID 19 Update, March 26

March 25, 2020: COVID 19 Update, March 25

March 24, 2020: COVID19 Update, 3/24

March 23, 2020: COVID 19 Update: Stay At Home, Allegheny County

March 21, 2020: COVID 19 Update, March 21

March 19, 2020: COVID-19 Update, March 19

March 18, 2020: COVID-19 Update, March 18

March 17, 2020: COVID-19 Update, March 17

March 15, 2020: COVID-19 Prevention

March 10, 2020: COVID-19

February 3, 2020: Budget Address Preview

January 15, 2020: 2020 Legislative Priorities

2019

December 6, 2019: ACA Event

November 4, 2019: Security Grants

October 11, 2019: Weatherization Forums

September 5, 2019: September is Recovery Month

August 8, 2019: Special Update

August 2, 2019: Mixed Use Projects Coming To Our District!

July 17, 2019: Pa Budget

June 11, 2019: June in Harrisburg

May 8, 2019: School Safety

April 4, 2019: Advocating for our Environment

March 7, 2019: Health care access in Pittsburgh and PA

February 6, 2019: Black History Month

January 4, 2019: Swearing In Ceremony

2018

December 4, 2018: Health care is a Human Right

November 9, 2018: Remembering the Victims of the Tree of Life Mass Shooting

October 10, 2018: Protections for Domestic Violence Victims Becomes Law

September 6, 2018: School Safety

August 9, 2018: Join Me on August 28th for my "What’s Up with my Water?" Event

July 9, 2018: Police Training & Community Relations 

March 19, 2018: Join Me on March 22nd for a Conversation on Women in Government, Advocacy and the Private Sector

2017

April 26, 2017: 2017 Tax Amnesty Program is Now Open

February 15, 2017: Session Update

2016

June 3, 2016: Property Tax/Rent Rebate

April 27, 2016: Governor Wolf Signs SB 3 Legalizing Medical Cannabis

2015

March 2, 2015: Governor Wolf’s $29.88 Billion Budget — Bold, Responsible

March 2, 2015: Governor Wolf to Deliver Budget Address

2014

December 24, 2014: Year in Review

October 24, 2014: Honoring Our Veterans

September 26, 2014: Community Forum on Internet Safety and Online Child Predators with Attorney General Kane

September 4, 2014: TeleTown Hall Meeting

June 12, 2014: TeleTown Hall Meeting

May 28, 2014: Senior Expo on May 29th

April 3, 2014: Upcoming Community Forum

February 7, 2014: Senate Democrats Respond to Governor’s Politically-Motivated Budget

2013

December 17, 2013: Happy Holidays

November 4, 2013: Free Flu Shot Clinic

October 15, 2013: Affordable Care Act – Insurance Marketplace Now in Operation

August 30, 2013: 75th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act

July 17, 2013: Legislative Update from Senator Jay Costa

July 12, 2013: Final Pennsylvania Budget Leaves Much Room for Improvement

June 13, 2013: Sen. Costa: Key Transportation Legislation Clears Senate

April 25, 2013: Senate Democrats Seek Job Creation, Education, Safety Net Dollars in Budget Discussions

April 5, 2013: Costa Celebrates Mentoring with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

March 14, 2013: Costa Continues Fight for Epilepsy Funding and Awareness

February 22, 2013: Costa Hosts First Meeting of Arts and Cultural Caucus

February 8, 2013: Senate Democrats Say Corbett Budget Misses Mark

January 11, 2013: Senator Costa Optimistic about 2013-14 Session; Welcomes New Members

2012

December 18, 2012: Sen. Costa, Electoral College Members Cast Presidential Ballots

December 7, 2012: Democratic Leaders Meet to Discuss Budget Priorities

November 20, 2012: Senator Costa Donates Turkeys to Families in Need

October 3, 2012: Court Rejects Voter ID Requirement: No ID Required in November

September 28, 2012: PHEAA’s Student Aid Guide Now Available Online

September 10, 2012: Open a College Savings Account in September and Save Money

August 17, 2012: HEMAP Restart is Excellent News for Families, Neighborhoods and Communities

July 24, 2012: Costa: Final State Budget Far Better than Corbett Plan

June 29, 2012: Sen. Costa: Lottery Protections Needed

May 31, 2012: Costa Welcomes Hines Ward to Senate

May 28, 2012: A Memorial Day Tribute

May 17, 2012: Step One: Senate Passes $27.6 billion General Fund Budget

May 3, 2012: Highmark – UPMC Agree: Health Care Consumers Win

April 19, 2012: Preliminary Redistricting Map Approved, but Not Good Enough

April 10, 2012: Democrats Outline Budget Negotiation Priorities, Investment Plan

February 10, 2012: State Investment in Transportation Will Create Jobs, Support Commerce

January 27, 2012: As Governor’s Budget Address Nears, Senate Democrats Begin Discussion of Priorities

2011

November 28, 2011: Deadline to Submit Input to Pennsylvania's Legislative Reapportionment Commission is Wednesday, November 30th

October 28, 2011: Update on Senate Bill 1 – School Voucher Bill Heads to House

October 21, 2011: PA Unemployment Numbers Worsen

October 7, 2011: Corbett Shale Policy Fails to Adequately Address Needs of Citizens, Communities, & Environment

September 28, 2011: PA Works Now – Putting Pennsylvanians Back to Work

August 17, 2011: Important Deadline for Homeowners Seeking to Avoid Foreclosure

July 22, 2011: Marcellus Shale Report Released to Public

July 8, 2011: Feeling the Effects of Higher Ed Cuts

June 30, 2011: Senate and House Pass $27.15 Billion Republican Budget

June 17, 2011: Eds and Meds: Making Investments Now Will Pay Off in Years to Come

June 9, 2011: Senate Ready to Make Changes to Draconian House Republican Budget

June 8, 2011: Senate Ready to Make Changes to Draconian House Republican Budget

May 25, 2011: House Sends GOP Budget Plan to Senate

May 10, 2011: The Budget Process Heats Up – Your Input is Important to Me

May 5, 2011: Budget Debate Getting Underway

April 20, 2011: Senate Democrats Propose Budget Solutions to Save $1.1 Billion, Restore Education Funding

April 8, 2011: The Fight Continues to Restore Funding to PA Universities

March 31, 2011: Pennsylvania Legal Aid – Helping to Ensure Justice Statewide

March 18, 2011: Budget Hearings Begin

March 11, 2011: Governor's Budget Balanced on the Backs of Working Families

March 3, 2011: Legislators asked to join PA Works Initiative

February 25, 2011: Urgent Call – Save adultBasic NOW

February 24, 2011: Our 6-Point Plan to Create Jobs and Streamline Government

February 17, 2011: It's Time to Focus on the Issues that Matter

February 4, 2011: Unemployment Compensation

February 2, 2011: E-Waste Recycling Law Provisions Take Effect

January 27, 2011: Concussions in High School Sports Need Regulation

January 19, 2011: Averting an Insurance Crisis

January 14, 2011: Averting an Insurance Crisis

January 6, 2011: 3 New Senators Take Oath of Office