Senator Lindsey M. Williams Condemns Supreme Court Decision Against Workers

Pittsburgh, Pa. − June 14, 2024 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams released this statement following the Supreme Court decision restricting the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ability to protect workers exercising their rights.

“As someone who was illegally fired for attempting to form a staff union and who had to go to the National Labor Relations Board to uphold my rights, I’m appalled but not surprised by today’s Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of corporate interests over workers.

Senator Lindsey M. Williams Calls for Senate to Take Up House Education Funding Legislation

Pittsburgh, Pa. − June 12, 2024 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, is calling for the Senate to consider HB2370, landmark legislation that addresses the Commonwealth Court’s mandate to fully and constitutionally fund Pennsylvania’s public schools.

In 2023, the Court tasked the Governor and the General Assembly with remedying our constitution violation by making articulated and meaningful investments to support a “though and efficient system of public education”.

Senator Lindsey M. Williams Urges PA Utility Commission to Deny Duquesne Light Company Rate Increase

Pittsburgh, Pa.June 12, 2024 − Last week, Senator Lindsey M. Williams offered testimony in opposition to a proposed rate increase by Duquesne Light Company during a public input hearing with the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC). This proposed rate increase will affect Duquesne Light’s approximately 605,000 customers in Allegheny and Beaver Counties.

Sen. Lindsey M. Williams’ Boating Safety Legislation Advances Through Senate Committee

Harrisburg, Pa. − June 11, 2024  − Today, Senator Lindsey M. Williams’ Senate Bill 976 passed through the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee by a vote of 10-1. This legislation will allow the Fish and Boat Commission to promulgate rules that require boating safety education for users of electric motored personal watercraft like efoils and jetboards, bringing Pennsylvania law in line with U.S. Coast Guard regulations. The bill now advances to the floor for consideration by the full Senate.

Sen. Lindsey M. Williams Criticizes Senate Republicans for Voting Against Workers on International Workers Day

Harrisburg, Pa.May 1, 2024 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams criticized Republican Senators for voting against workers and labor unions today, May Day, which is also known as International Workers Day. The amendment failed by a vote of 27-23, with nearly all Senate Republicans voting against the measure.

Senator Williams offered an amendment to Senate Bill 1109 that would extend unemployment compensation eligibility to striking workers. Historically, only workers experiencing a lockout received unemployment compensation; this legislation extends unemployment eligibility to all work stoppages due to a labor dispute. The language in this amendment is identical to Senator Williams’ Senate Bill 434, which was referred to the Labor and Industry Committee on March 9, 2023. The bill was also introduced last Session. It has yet to receive a hearing or consideration in Committee.

Sen. Lindsey Williams, Rep. Emily Kinkead, Allegheny Land Trust Celebrate Earth Day with Land Preservation in Ross Township

Pittsburgh, Pa. April 26, 2024 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams and Rep. Emily Kinkead joined Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) in celebrating Earth Day this week by announcing the creation of a 67-acre protected, publicly accessible green space in Ross Township. ALT’s acquisition of a 24-acre green space along Lowries Run connected existing lands, thus creating the green space. Funding for this purchase was made possible in part through a $90,000 Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF) grant secured earlier this year.

This new addition expands the existing Lowries Run Slopes Conservation Area and connects directly to Ross Township’s Marion Doulton Green Space, creating a total of 67-acres of protected woodlands. This newly expanded space provides incredible opportunities for outdoor recreation and environmental education for local residents.

Sen. Williams, Rep. Kinkead Announce $300K+ for New Sidewalk in Ross

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to fund Browns Lane sidewalk connector

ROSS TOWNSHIP April 26, 2024 – Ross Township was awarded $301,984 to upgrade a bus stop and construct a new sidewalk along Browns Lane from the Toyota dealership to McKnight Road, state Rep. Emily Kinkead and state Sen. Lindsey Williams announced today.

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Filing Event

Shaler North Hills Library 1822 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw

Rep. Lindsay Powell and I are co-hosting a Property Tax/Rent Rebate Event at the Shaler North Hills Library on Friday May 24 from 10:00 am until noon. For the first time in almost 20 years, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate has been expanded. Nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvanians now qualify for a rebate and the maximum rebates available have nearly doubled.

The new income eligibility threshold is $45,000 for both homeowners and renters. To calculate income, only half of Social Security income is included.

Senior Social

Pittsburgh Mills Mall 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum

We’re hosting a Senior Social! This isn’t your parents’ senior fair– come ready to meet new people and learn new things. We’ll have information on staying healthy with safe and healthy movement, keeping yourself and your money safe from fraudsters, help with technology, and more!

This event will answer your questions and help you make healthy choices as you transition into retirement and beyond. We hope to see you at our Senior Social on Thursday, May 23 from Noon until 3:00 pm at Pittsburgh Mills Mall!

First Friday Office Hours at the Kingsley Association in Larimer

The Kingsley Association 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh

! Stop by between 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM to ask questions or get help with state services like the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, Pittsburgh Regional Transit senior bus […]