Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commission

Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commission Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the nomination of former state Senator John Wozniak to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. “Having served for two decades in the Senate, and many years prior in the House, John brings a wealth of experience and infrastructure knowledge...

Wozniak: Grant Approved for Safety Improvement to Serve New Hotel, LifePoint...

Harrisburg – October 28, 2016 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria) said today that a $250,000 transportation grant will fund a much-needed safety improvement near the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites development and LifePoint Outpatient facility on Scalp Avenue. The grant will move a bus stop off the roadway and into the nearby...

Wozniak Comments on State Grant for Saint Francis University’s School of...

Harrisburg – October 28, 2016 – A $1 million state grant will help with the cost of a 23,000-square-foot addition to Sullivan Hall at Saint Francis University, according to state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield). The grant funding will be used to accommodate the School of Health Sciences at the university’s campus in Loretto. The Redevelopment...

Wozniak: Recreation Grants Approved in Cambria and Bedford Counties

Harrisburg – October 24, 2016 – Grants for three recreation projects totaling in excess of $200,000 were approved today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for initiatives in Cambria and Bedford Counties, state Sen. John N, Wozniak (D-Cambria/Clearfield/Bedford) said today. “The Laurel Highlands and southcentral Pennsylvania are blessed with exceptional natural resources,” Wozniak said.  “A key...

Wozniak: State Approves Robust Financing Package for Cambria Sewer System Upgrades

$30 million in grants and loans for work in Johnstown, Lower Yoder, Southmont Harrisburg – October 19, 2016 – A state authority has approved more than $30 million in financing for sewer system upgrades in three municipalities in Cambria County, state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today. The blend of grants and loans for the...

State Financing to Help Fund Sanitary Sewer Improvements in Everett, Wozniak...

Harrisburg – October 19, 2016 – A combined financing package of $4.75 million was approved for the Everett Borough Municipal Authority to make system upgrades and repair leaking sewer mains, according to state Sen. John Wozniak. The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) at a meeting today in Harrisburg. “PENNVEST funding has...

Wozniak Comments on $2 Million Grant for Construction of Gautier Plate...

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) issued the following statement concerning the announcement today that Gautier Specialty Metals, LLC was awarded a $2 million state grant a construction of a plate mill at its facility in Johnstown. Wozniak said today that $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds were...

State Senate Hearing in Monroeville Focuses on Charter School Reform

Monroeville – October 13, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the role of charter schools in public education. “I hope today’s hearing gives us a better sense of how the charter school system works; how it complements or detracts from...

Opioid Awareness Education Plan Passes Senate, Wozniak Says

Harrisburg − Sept. 28, 2016 − Legislation to create a new opioid awareness program for students in middle and high school was approved unanimously by the state Senate and is now headed to the House of Representatives for consideration, the bills sponsor Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today.

Wozniak: Rural Firefighter Grants for Cambria, Bedford, Clearfield

Harrisburg Sept. 16, 2016 Multiple volunteer fire companies in rural areas of Cambria, Bedford and Clearfield counties were awarded grants by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to help combat fires in forests and undeveloped areas, state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today. Rural volunteer fire companies play a crucial role...

Wozniak: Cambria County Airport Receives State Grant Dollars

Harrisburg, Aug. 22, 2016 − Cambria Countys John Murtha-Cambria County Airport will be improved as a result of a $150,000 grant through the states Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today. The funding will be used to repair existing hangars at the airport, Wozniak said. A first-rate airport enhances business potential and...

Wozniak: $10.9 Million in Grant/Loan Approved for Johnstown Sewer Project

Harrisburg, July 20, 2016 − The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) approved $10.9 million in a grant and loan package for a storm water separation project in Johnstowns 8th Ward, state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today. Johnstown is subject to consent order to address storm water inflows into the sanitary sewer system, Wozniak said....

Wozniak: New Manufacturing, Coal Tax Credits Approved

Harrisburg, July 15, 2016 − Tax credits designed to promote the use of coal refuse plus a new tax credit to spur manufacturing and create jobs were included as a part of the recently approved revenue package (House Bill 1198, Act 84), state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today. The tax credits for using waste...

Governor Signs Wozniaks SCI-Cresson Development Legislation into Law

Harrisburg − July 7, 2016 − Legislation authorizing a new access road at SCI-Cresson which is considered essential to redeveloping the sprawling former correction facility was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, the new laws sponsor Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said. The governor signed Senate Bill 1192 into law today. The measure authorizes a public 3.3...

Nearly $2 Million in Transportation/Recreation Grants Approved for Cambria, Bedford

Harrisburg, July 1, 2016 − The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved a total of nearly $2 million in grant funds for transportation and recreation projects in Cambria and Bedford counties, said state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield). The funds are critically important for our area, Wozniak said. We are rebuilding our economy and these grants...

Child Sex-Abuse Proposal Clears Senate, Wozniak says

Harrisburg, June 30, 2016 − Legislation designed to create new and effective legal avenues for child sex-abuse victims to pursue criminal and civil actions against their abusers cleared the Senate today, state Sen. John Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said. The measure House Bill 1947 was approved by the Senate with a 49-0 vote. The bill now goes...

Wozniak: Compromise State Budget Adopted in Senate

Harrisburg, June 29, 2016 − State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) released the following statement after the Senate passed a $31.53 billion General Fund budget plan. The Senate-revised plan (Senate Bill 1073) includes $200 million more for basic education, $20 million more for special education and includes significant funds for Pre-K and Head Start. The plan...

Wozniak: Senate Adopts Bill that Addresses Opioid Prescription Practices

Harrisburg, June 16, 2016 − State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said legislation adopted by the state Senate that adds new education requirements for licensed medical professionals who prescribe opioids is a significant step forward in addressing opioid abuse and heroin addiction. Wozniak comments on the Senates unanimous passage of Senate Bill 1202 follows: The passage of...

Agreement Signed for Portion of Former SCI-Cresson Site

Cresson – May 4, 2016 – At a news conference held on the site of the idled Cresson prison today, Sen. John Wozniak and key officials described major steps toward the redevelopment of the property and the creation of new jobs. Wozniak, along with key state and local officials, announced a development agreement to convey...

Wozniak: Fire, Ambulance Grants Approved for Cambria, Clearfield and Bedford Counties

Harrisburg, April 25, 2016 − More than $1.26 million in state funding has been approved for fire company and volunteer ambulance service grants in Cambria, Clearfield and Bedford Counties, state Sen. John N. Wozniak said. The grants are important financial resources that fire, ambulance and rescue companies can access for a number of purposes, Wozniak said....