Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"...every Pennsylvania resident needs reliable transportation, and safe, modern infrastructure is crucial to attracting jobs and investment to our region," State Rep. Erin Molchany says.
Wednesday, March 13
On Feb. 20, I was pleased to host a hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel on the vital issue of transportation funding. Fourteen of my colleagues from around the state visited our district to hear regional leaders on the issue speak and answer questions on funding needs and the future of Pittsburgh’s and the state’s transportation network. I requested a hearing on this topic because every Pennsylvania resident needs reliable transportation, and safe, modern infrastructure is crucial to attracting jobs and investment to our region. Our transportation issues are statewide problems, on urban mass transit and rural routes alike, and we are in this situation because of decades of underinvestment. …
Friday, February 22, 2013
State Rep. Erin Molchany, D-Brookline, served as co-chair in a public hearing Wednesday regarding Gov. Tom Corbett's plan for transportation funding.
At the request of state Rep. Erin Molchany (D-Brookline), members of the House Democratic Policy Committee heard from local officials, business leaders and transportation experts at a public hearing in Pittsburgh Wednesday regarding Pennsylvania’s transportation funding obstacles. Molchany served as co-chairwoman during the hearing, which analyzed the funding plan for transportation projects Gov. Tom Corbett’s introduced as part of his 2013-14 state spending plan. “Governor Corbett’s budget for transportation funding is woefully inadequate,” Molchany said in a statement released Wednesday. “For too many years, public transit has been in crisis. Our local roads and bridges are in disrepair. The governor's budget falls dramatically short of …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State Rep. Erin Molchany will co-chair a public meeting on the issue today.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
State Rep. Erin Molchany and Sen. Wayne Fontana lauded the decision Thursday.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has rejected the Corbett Administration’s plan to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to a U.K.-based company Camelot Global Services—and Senate Democrats lauded the plan. Local political leaders reacted to the decision Thursday on social media and on their official websites. State Rep. Erin Molchany (D-Brookline) posted the following on her official Facebook page: Attorney General Kane's decision to reject Gov. Corbett's back room lottery privatization deal is a victory for open government and for our seniors who depend on lottery-funded programs. This plan must be vetted by the legislature and the general public to determine what impact it would have on these programs and on …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Democrats voice concerns while Republicans lend support for Gov. Tom Corbett's 2013-14 budget.
Western Pennsylvania Democrats had some harsh words for Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2013-14 state budget, which he presented Tuesday, while state Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason called the governor's plan a "balanced and responsible budget that reinvests in Pennsylvania." “The plan presented by the governor is disappointing,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills. “It was long on politics but short on solutions.” State Rep. Erin Molchany, a newly elected Democrat serving South Hills communities said the governor’s "Band-Aid budget does little to make up for the hurt this state has felt from his deep cuts." State Rep. Robert Matzie, a Democrat representing the Sewickley area, said: “New Jersey has Chris Christie as …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
State Rep. Erin Molchany will serve on four committees in the House of Representatives.
State Rep. Erin Molchany has been appointed to four committees in the House of Representatives, and said she plans to focus on transportation funding, as well as other issues important to her constituents. Molchany was appoint to the House Consumer Affairs, Education, Human Services and Urban Affairs committees for the 2013-14 legislative session, and will serve as Democratic secretary for the House Consumer Affairs Committee. "I'm very pleased with my committee assignments,” Molchany said in a press release issued this week. "These assignments will allow me to apply my non-profit management experience and first-hand knowledge of the social sector to my legislative priorities and to legislation that could directly impact my district." …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The state representatives from Dormont and Brookline, respectively, begin new terms this year.
Two local state representatives began their terms on New Years Day with a swearing in ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Dan Deasy, the state representative for Dormont Borough, starts his third term in office this year, while newcomer Erin Molchany, representing Brookline and other nearby Pittsburgh neighborhoods, took the oath for the first time. "I'm honored to continue representing the people of the 27th District and look forward to being their voice in Harrisburg and in all state matters that are important to them," Deasy said in a statement released Tuesday. "I look forward to connecting with constituents at events I plan to host throughout the community to better serve them." In a separate statement released Tuesday, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting tonight to discuss options for saving the senior citizens transit system.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Brookline Christian Ministerium is holding a public meeting today, Tuesday, to discuss the fate of Brookline Senior Transit. The ministerium is encouraging residents to attend and discuss ways to save the "red bus" that has provided local transportation to Brookline senior citizens for decades. Discussion topics include who uses the transit program and why, how often the bus runs its routes, where it goes and how to fund the program. Ideas for improving and maintaining the program are welcome. St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brookline has sponsored the mini bus for about 30 years. In January, a committee was planning to make improvements to the transit program, but funding issues have now put the program on hold. If you're …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Democrat thanks supporters for helping her to defeat Republican Chris Cratsley.
Democrat Erin Molchany delivered a victory speech to an intimate group of supporters at Redbeard's Bar & Grill in Pittsburgh's Mount Washington neighborhood on Tuesday night. After winning her party's nomination in April for Pennsylvania's 22nd House District seat by defeating current state Rep. Martin Michael Schmotzer, Molchany had a much easier time in bettering Republican nominee Chris Cratsley in this November's general election. Just 40 minutes after polls closed in Allegheny County on Tuesday, Molchany's campaign office issued a news release declaring a win over Cratsley in the Democrat-heavy 22nd District. And about one hour later, she appeared at Redbeard's to thank her closest supporters. Watch the video above to hear part of …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Check back with this article throughout the day for updates, related stories and poll results.
Erin Molchany won the 22nd District seat in Brookline, and Mike Doyle won his 10th term in Congress, representing both Dormont and Brookline. --- There aren't many local races on the ballot this election, but in Dormont and Brookline, there are a couple big races to keep an eye on. Just keep following this article for updates, related article and for poll results later tonight. --- The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. If you don't know where your polling place is, you can check out this article for info. When you head to the polls in Brookline, the main local race is between Democrat Erin Molchany and Republican Chris Cratsley, who will compete to represent Pennsylvania's 22nd House District. In Dormont, incumbent State Rep. Dan …