Duquesne Light Company joined Senator Iovino to overview their “Here to Help” program and the various payment assistance and customer service resources that are available to DLC’s residential and business customers during the pandemic.
Senator Iovino hosted a Webinar with small business finance experts to help prepare small businesses to apply for the $225 million COVID-19 Small Business Assistance grant program, which opens on Tuesday, June 30.
At a meeting of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Senator Iovino discussed her support for the following officer nominations in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA):
Air National Guard
Brigadier General Gregg A. Perez (nominated for Major General)
Colonel Mark A. Goodwill (nominated for Brigadier General)
Army National Guard
Brigadier General Stephen M. Radulski (nominated for Major General)
Colonel Laura A. McHugh (nominated for Brigadier General)
Senator Iovino introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 957, legislation that would create a special sticker designating veteran-owned small businesses. Her amendment would maintain the proposed program while changing the funding stream to avoid raiding the Veterans Trust Fund, which supports organizations that serve veterans throughout the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, the amendment did not succeed.
Senator Iovino recorded a message to commemorate Memorial Day during the Veterans Breakfast Club’s “Remembering Together Pittsburgh” virtual Memorial Day Ceremony held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.
Senator Iovino sat down with Rabbi Meyer from Temple Emanuel of South Hills to discuss her work in the State Senate to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
At a meeting of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Iovino introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 1122 which clarifies that Volunteer Firefighter Relief Association (VFRA) funds may be used for expenses related to sanitizing and disinfecting equipment and property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The amendment was approved and the legislation passed the Senate unanimously later that day.
Senator Iovino discusses her support for the Auditor General conducting a review of the business waiver process used by the Department of Community and Economic Development during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why it is the best way to give Pennsylvanians the transparency they deserve from their government.
Senator Iovino reflects on the one-year anniversary of being sworn-in to serve as Senator for the 37th District, and the vital importance of public service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Iovino offers opening remarks at the April 28th virtual Senate Democratic Policy hearing with front-line essential workers.
Senator Iovino voices her support for House Bill 1869, which includes an amendment that designates members of the Pennsylvania National Guard who are impacted by COVID-19 while on state active duty as eligible for 100% replacement of normal income.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and women’s suffrage, Senator Iovino reflects on the importance of voting and women’s equality.
Senator Iovino and Senator Costa toured Covestro’s North American Headquarters based in Robinson Township to learn about the many materials produced by the company and the people who work there.
Sen. Iovino recaps the highlights from her discussion with the Adjutant General, Anthony J. Carrelli, during the Senate Appropriations Committee’s February 19th budget hearing with the Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs
Senator Iovino sat down with Andy Amrhein, the owner of Evey True Value Hardware and an active resident of Bethel Park, for an interview on his Bethel Park TV show, “Around Town.” She talked with Andy about her childhood in Whitehall, her career in public service, and her path to serving as your state Senator.
Governor Wolf has presented his budget proposal for next year, which focuses on some of Senator Iovino’s top priorities: education, workforce development, and reducing gun violence. Senator Iovino looks forward to getting to work on hammering out a final budget, playing a role in this process as a member of the Appropriations Committee and advocating for investments in the working families and businesses of the 37th Senatorial District.
Senator Iovino recognized some distinguished guests from the 37th Senatorial District in the Senate gallery: the South Fayette girls varsity cross-country team and the varsity cheerleading team. Both teams won state championships last year. We’re so proud of our Lady Lions!
Senator Iovino introduced a Senate Resolution marking the week of January 20th – 26th as Pennsylvania’s inaugural Community Risk Reduction week, a grassroots initiative started by fire service professionals across the country to raise awareness of risk reduction and encourage emergency preparedness.
Senator Iovino introduced a Senate Resolution commemorating the decommissioning of the Los Angeles class fast attack submarine, USS Pittsburgh.
Senator Iovino toured the WQED Pittsburgh studios in Oakland, home to the historic Fred Rogers Studio and the production of top-notch educational programming. She enjoyed touring this regional gem, the nation’s first community-supported TV station.
Sen. Iovino recaps the achievements of 2019 and looks forward to a productive 2020 serving the 37th Senatorial District
Sen. Iovino toured RiverLift Industries, a locally-owned and family-operated logistics, transloading, and trucking company in Jefferson Hills. Their multimodal Mon River barge terminal helps local companies like U.S. Steel move 800,000 tons of goods per year, supporting regional jobs. Because of state grant support, the river terminal will be repaired to keep the company and other local businesses moving and growing.
Senator Iovino toured the Holy Family Institute and Nazareth Prep School in Emsworth to see the beautiful campus, learn more about the many education & social support programs they operate, and see how $1 million in state grant funds will help with capital improvements.
Senator Iovino attended a press conference with Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Lindsey Williams, members of the PA National Guard, and others to promote the PA GI Bill at the Southwestern Veterans Center. This first-in-the-nation legislation provides tuition-free education to the spouses and children of PA National Guard Members who re-enlist for an additional six years of service.
Senator Iovino welcomed a distinguished guest and constituent from the 37th Senatorial District to the Senate gallery in Harrisburg – Katharine Kelleman, Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. We applaud and appreciate her leadership to improve transit and mobility throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.