Policy Committee to discuss community solar projects, clean building practices

(Jul 23, 2021)

MILLVALE, July 22, 2021 – Supporting green building options and how they impact communities is the focus of an upcoming tour and roundtable hosted by state Representative Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. The tour and roundtable will be held Monday, July 26th at 2 p.m. at Millvale Food + Energy Hub , located at 112 E. Sherman Street, Millvale, PA 15209. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net. Rep. Innamorato will be joined by the committee chair, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss options for incorporating green energy and sustainability practices into community rehabilitation and building projects. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

New federal report highlights exemptions for oil and gas companies are leading to harmful radioactivity exposure

(Jul 21, 2021)

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report on the impact of hazardous, radioactive oil and gas waste that underscores the need for Congress to pass legislation and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass all three bills put forward by state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. Read more

 

Rep. Innamorato to co-host Community Conservation and Sustainability Event

(Jun 24, 2021)

On Saturday, July 17th, Rep. Sara Innamorato will co-host a community event with Rep. Emily Kinkead and Sen. Wayne Fontana. The Community Conservation and Sustainability Event will take place at the Lawrenceville Goodwill, located at 160 52nd St. in Pittsburgh, from 9a.m.-1p.m. See flyer for event details. Read more

 

Innamorato, Kenyatta introduce legislation to close PA sales tax loophole

(Jun 23, 2021)

In order to create a fairer environment for local businesses, state Reps. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., have introduced legislation that would close a loophole in a Pennsylvania sales tax law. Read more

 

Should Data Processing Centers get a Tax Holiday?

(Jun 09, 2021)

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House voted on a proposal to increase the subsidies available to data processing center, giving them a tax holiday to encourage them to do what they’re already doing. If this bill passes the Senate and is signed by the governor, we’re looking at wasting $236.6 million in potential revenue for very few jobs. Here are my comments on the legislation. Read more

 

Alternative Housing Models to Increase Affordability and Stability

(Jun 08, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato is hosting a virtual hearing to discuss alternative housing models to increase affordability and stability. The hearing, of the House Democratic Policy Committee's subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People chaired by Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1 . The hearing can be viewed below or on the committee's Facebook page -- @PADemPolicy. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Must Dramatically Expand Access To Housing, Advocates Say

(Jun 07, 2021)

State Representative Sara Innamorato, who represents parts of the city of Pittsburgh and nearby communities, organized the hearing. In her opening remarks, she noted that investors across the country see the rental crisis as an opportunity for profit, which further imperils the growing number of Pennsylvanians who struggle to find housing. Read more

 

Millvale preservation group awarded funding for historic church improvements

(Jun 02, 2021)

A Millvale organization is receiving state funding thanks to a grant program through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka is receiving $100,000 through the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program. Read more

 

Fiedler, Innamorato share creative approaches to housing affordability at virtual public hearing

(Jun 01, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 1 – State Rep. Sara Innamorato hosted an informative hearing and discussion on how alternative housing models, affordability and stability can help Pennsylvanians build wealth through homeownership. Innamorato was joined by Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, chair of the Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People, and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee. “Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head. That’s true for families, for children and teens, for adults and for senior citizens,” explained Fiedler. “A big part of ensuring housing stability for everyone, is increasing the amount of housing that’s actually affordable. We can — and must — end the current trauma and stress so many people live with when it comes to housing!” The state of housing markets in a post-COVID-19 world was discussed with Regional Housing Legal Services’ Bob Damewood, staff attorney, and Vanessa Raymond-Garcia, policy analyst. “Our existing housing system has many flaws and leaves too many of our neighbors behind,” Innamorato said. “Many of these flaws became painfully obvious over the last year, when the pandemic put families under tremendous stress and exposed just how broken our social safety net programs are. We need to find solutions to provide more affordable and stable housing for our neighbors and empower our communities to create equity through housing policies and Read more

 

Innamorato, Fiedler to discuss improving housing affordability and stability at Tuesday virtual hearing

(May 28, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 28 – Alternative housing models to increase affordability and stability will be the focus of a virtual hearing of the Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People hosted by state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1. The media and public are invited to watch online at www.pahouse.com/policy or on the committee’s Facebook page--@PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Innamorato will be joined by Subcommittee Chair Elizabeth Fiedler and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss innovative approaches to Pennsylvania’s housing needs. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Innamorato, Muth legislation would close 30-year hazardous waste loophole, protect Pennsylvanians

(May 12, 2021)

To continue their efforts to protect the public health of Pennsylvanians and the environment, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Katie Muth, D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery, are reintroducing legislation that would close a decades-long loophole regarding the disposal of toxic drilling waste. Read more

 

Local groups receive vital funding through Urban Ag Grant Program

(May 10, 2021)

Several local community-based garden and urban ag programs will receive more than $26,000 in state funding, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced today. Read more

 

Starting a family is a human right. So why is it treated like a privilege?

(Apr 23, 2021)

Everyone deserves the opportunity to start a family, regardless of their circumstance. It’s a right, and it’s time we start treating it that way. Read more

 

Pennsylvania House and Senate Elected Officials Strongly Urge Governor Wolf to Investigate Serious Health Impacts Associated with Fracking

(Mar 18, 2021)

Earlier today, State Senator Katie Muth (D – 44th Senate District) and State Representative Sara Innamorato (D – 21st House District) along with 33 members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate, publicly requested Governor Wolf direct adequate funding to thoroughly study the full and complete health impacts of fracking, including radioactivity exposure evaluations and a source exposure analysis, to best identify the specific cause of public health harm for all Pennsylvanians near industrial oil and gas fracking. Read more

 

Allegheny County rental relief program now accepting applications

(Mar 15, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 15 – Financial assistance is now available to help Allegheny County residents struggling to pay rent or utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a program that is partially funded by legislation members of the Allegheny County Democratic Delegation helped to pass. The Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance program has a total of $79.9 million to distribute to eligible county residents. Of that funding, $43 million came from Act 1 of 2021, which Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law last month. Eligibility requirements for the program include: having at least one person who qualifies for unemployment, has lost income or suffered financially due to COVID-19. being at risk of experiencing homelessness. having a total income below 80% of the Area Median Income for Allegheny County. ACDD Chairman state Rep. Austin Davis, as well as state Reps. Jessica Benham, Dan Deasy, Tony DeLuca, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Sara Innamorato, Emily Kinkead, Anita Kulik, Summer Lee, Brandon Markosek, Robert Matzie, Dan Miller, Nick Pisciottano and Jake Wheatley, issued the following statement: “People living in Allegheny County have been struggling for over a year during this pandemic. This program has been a long time coming and helps provide direct relief to those who’ve been scrambling to pay their rent and bills during this Read more

 

Allegheny County Delegation announces $1.5 million in security grants for nonprofit organizations

(Mar 11, 2021)

Members of the PA House Democratic Allegheny County Delegation said $1.5 million will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across the county for security projects. Read more

 

State lawmakers and advocates call for ‘People’s Budget’

(Feb 10, 2021)

Grassroots effort focuses on equity, inclusion and transparency Read more

 

Innamorato: State invests $500,000 in local projects, programs

(Dec 08, 2020)

Support ‘has never been as critical as it is today’ says local org Read more

 

State lawmakers call for end to family deportations from Berks ICE facility

(Dec 02, 2020)

Legislators ask for release of families, children in face of COVID pandemic, unsanitary conditions Read more

 

State lawmakers, workers, and business owners seek congressional action on COVID relief

(Nov 25, 2020)

Congress returns to Washington next week as cases continue to skyrocket Read more

 

Policy Committee to discuss community solar projects, clean building practices
Jul 23, 2021

New federal report highlights exemptions for oil and gas companies are leading to harmful radioactivity exposure
Jul 21, 2021

Rep. Innamorato to co-host Community Conservation and Sustainability Event
Jun 24, 2021

Innamorato, Kenyatta introduce legislation to close PA sales tax loophole
Jun 23, 2021

Should Data Processing Centers get a Tax Holiday?
Jun 09, 2021

Alternative Housing Models to Increase Affordability and Stability
Jun 08, 2021

Pennsylvania Must Dramatically Expand Access To Housing, Advocates Say
Jun 07, 2021

Millvale preservation group awarded funding for historic church improvements
Jun 02, 2021

Fiedler, Innamorato share creative approaches to housing affordability at virtual public hearing
Jun 01, 2021

Innamorato, Fiedler to discuss improving housing affordability and stability at Tuesday virtual hearing
May 28, 2021

Innamorato, Muth legislation would close 30-year hazardous waste loophole, protect Pennsylvanians
May 12, 2021

Local groups receive vital funding through Urban Ag Grant Program
May 10, 2021

Starting a family is a human right. So why is it treated like a privilege?
Apr 23, 2021

Pennsylvania House and Senate Elected Officials Strongly Urge Governor Wolf to Investigate Serious Health Impacts Associated with Fracking
Mar 18, 2021

Allegheny County rental relief program now accepting applications
Mar 15, 2021

Allegheny County Delegation announces $1.5 million in security grants for nonprofit organizations
Mar 11, 2021

State lawmakers and advocates call for ‘People’s Budget’
Feb 10, 2021

Innamorato: State invests $500,000 in local projects, programs
Dec 08, 2020

State lawmakers call for end to family deportations from Berks ICE facility
Dec 02, 2020

State lawmakers, workers, and business owners seek congressional action on COVID relief
Nov 25, 2020