News Releases

Jan

19

2022

January 19, 2022

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today awarded nearly $12 million in funding to projects in Armstrong and Indiana counties, according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41), state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-62) and state Rep. Abby Major (R-60).   [Read More]

Jan

10

2022

January 10, 2022

Not surprising anyone, Gov. Tom Wolf today vetoed a resolution that would have prevented him from unilaterally forcing Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which will ultimately impose a carbon tax on state electricity producers.   [Read More]

Dec

09

2021

December 09, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte), Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement today in response to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s failure to stand up to Governor Wolf on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):   [Read More]

Dec

06

2021

December 06, 2021

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Rep. Brian Smith (R-66) today announced Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and its Academy of Culinary Arts received a $1 million state grant for a major Jefferson County project to replace a 32-year-old learning facility and improve the educational offerings of IUP Punxsutawney’s acclaimed Culinary Arts program.   [Read More]

Dec

06

2021

December 06, 2021

Two Indiana County projects received a total of $3.5 million in grant awards from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R41) and Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-62).   [Read More]

Nov

19

2021

November 19, 2021

The Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to four projects located within the 41st Senatorial District, according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41).   [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

 

Seeking to assert the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s role regarding the Commonwealth entering into multi-state compacts and levying taxes, the state Senate today (October 27) voted to disapprove a regulation by the state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman (R-Indiana).   [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and Joe Pittman (R-41) commented today on recent statements made by Attorney General Josh Shapiro in opposition to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):   [Read More]

Oct

20

2021

October 20, 2021

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today (October 20) awarded nearly $2 million in financing to Armstrong County, according to Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) and state Representative Abby Major (R-60).   [Read More]

Oct

18

2021

October 18, 2021

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-62) announced that the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency (PHFA) Board this week approved a $865,879 tax credit and $1.3 million loan for the development of affordable housing in Blairsville, Indiana County.   [Read More]

Oct

05

2021

October 05, 2021

Four military service members from Indiana County who served their nation during the past 80 years were honored Tuesday (October 5) with their names placed on four county bridges.   [Read More]

Sep

29

2021

September 29, 2021

 

With unanimous votes, the Senate today (September 29) sent to the governor Senator Joe Pittman’s Senate Bill 397, which amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act, and Senate Bill 398, which amends the Medical Practice Act of 1985, to help physician assistants work and practice with increased efficiency in Pennsylvania. Audio   [Read More]