Harrisburg, May 7, 2013 – State Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny) is counted among a record number of bi-partisan co-sponsors for legislation which would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians in employment, housing, and public accommodations. In… Continue reading →
Harrisburg, April 30, 2013 –Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny) announced his intention to introduce legislation to enact a moratorium on shale gas drilling today at a rally where advocates delivered 100,000 signed petitions to Governor Corbett. “I am proud to be… Continue reading →
Harrisburg, April 30, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny) said testimony from today’s Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing on Gov. Tom Corbett’s House-approved liquor privatization plan clearly illustrates numerous problems with the proposal. Ferlo, who serves as the… Continue reading →
Harrisburg, April 29, 2013 –Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) applauded the formal approval by Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine of the affiliation between Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System today. “After a deliberate and thorough review, I am pleased to… Continue reading →
My Democratic colleagues and I have looked on in disbelief and consternation at the priorities our Governor and Republican members are pushing across the aisle. Job creation, economic difficulties, and unemployment continue to be ignored… Continue reading →
We all make choices with our dollars every day in households across Pennsylvania. Those choices represent our values and are done with consideration of our personal budgets. We hear a lot of spin, but the… Continue reading →
Please join Senator Ferlo and other concerned community members for an informal dialogue around alternatives and solutions to the issues regarding the Wilkinsburg School District. Mr. Stephen Fisher, Director of the School Services Office at the Pennsylvania Department of Education will also… Continue reading →.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has community gardens in 20 counties. You can find the full list of gardens to enjoy all over Western PA and the entire state here:… Continue reading →.
Similar to 9-1-1, 2-1-1 is a nationally recognized, easy-to-remember phone number that quickly and effectively connects people in need with resources. Every hour of every day, someone in Southwestern Pennsylvania searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for… Continue reading →.
The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation announced that their Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center online job bank was available! Please visit http://www.enecpittsburgh.org/ to find out… Continue reading →.
Senator Ferlo and many of his constituents are wary of nonprofit status of huge health systems in the region and massive profits despite declining services. Hundreds have signed a petition to Allegheny County Council asking them to investigate UPMC and… Continue reading →.