Local School Boards Show Support for Sen. Williams’ University School Meal Legislation

Pittsburgh, PA − May 22, 2023 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams applauded the Fox Chapel Area School Board for passing Resolution 2023-2 in support of her Universal School Meals legislation at their most recent School Board Meeting on May 8, 2023.

This resolution, a copy of which can be found on Senator Williams’ website, highlights the success of the current Pennsylvania Universal School Breakfast program, which began on October 1, 2022 and will continue through the end of this current school year. The program is a response to a call to action from Senator Williams, other legislators, and advocates following the termination of Federal funding and waivers that had provided free breakfast and lunch for all students during the pandemic.

Senate Dems Discuss Improving Railroad Safety at Pittsburgh Hearing

PITTSBURGH − May 19, 2023 – State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, today joined Senator Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) to host a public hearing in Pittsburgh on railroad safety.

The hearing, held earlier today at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Local 400 Building in Pittsburgh, featured three panels of testimony that focused on unsafe practices in the railroad industry and how Pennsylvania can mitigate impacts of a train derailment.

Policy Hearing Focuses on Supportive Education for Neurodivergent Students

PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2023 – State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee joined Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) and Rep. Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) to co-host a joint public hearing on supportive education for neurodivergent students.

The hearing, held Friday at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Local 400 Building, featured three panels of testimony from educators, advocates, students, parents, and experts.  

“I want to thank the students and parents who took the time to speak to legislators about their lived experiences. We often only hear from experts at these hearings, but it’s important to also hear the perspectives of neurodivergent students and parents directly impacted by our decisions as legislators. Testifying at a public hearing can be incredibly overwhelming, so I appreciate how much work went into preparing and sharing their stories with all of us—and I want them all to know how impactful their words were,” Williams said. “I’m committed to working on legislation and policy that will provide our students with the resources that they need to thrive in affirming, inclusive, and safe educational environments.”

Over $7.5M in Local Share and Multimodal Grant Funding Announced for District 38

Pittsburgh, PA- March 16, 2023 — Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced today that municipalities and libraries throughout Senate District 38 will receive $5,807,825 in Local Share Account (LSA) grant funding. This funding comes gaming revenues and is intended support projects of public interest within the Commonwealth.

“The projects receiving LSA funding today are incredibly important for our communities,” said Senator Williams. “Municipal leaders are eager to ensure that their residents are receiving the best services available—whether that’s ensuring a safe and welcoming borough building, replacing and maintaining water and sewer lines, or making outdoor recreation accessible to everyone. I’m incredibly proud to have worked with local governments to help secure the funding for these critical projects and I can’t wait to them come to fruition.”

Over $21M in Grants Announced for Community Violence Intervention in Allegheny County

Allegheny County – January 11, 2023 – Today, State Democratic Senators from Allegheny County, including Senators Jay Costa, Jim Brewster, Wayne Fontana, and Lindsey Williams, announced over $21 million in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) grants for community violence intervention and prevention for the region.

“All of us deserve to feel safe in the homes and neighborhoods we call home. I’m so proud that the PCCD is investing in community-based solutions that deliver safety and remove dangerous weapons from the hands of those who wish harm on those we love,” said Senator Costa. “I look forward to continuing work with leaders in Pittsburgh to keep one another safe and sound.”

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