Legislation Introduced to Pause PennDOT’s Bridge Tolling Plan

Mar. 18, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation recently introduced by Reps. Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen), Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) would reform the public private partnership (P3) transportation law, including the addition of provisions to halt PennDOT’s recent bridge tolling proposal unless the General Assembly approves it.

Governor Uses Delay Tactics After Ortitay Requests Information about Failure to Advertise Ballot Question

Mar. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Despite pledging to run a transparent government, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said it needs more time to review a Right-to-Know request filed by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) related to communications surrounding the administration’s failure to advertise a constitutional amendment that would have given victims of childhood sexual abuse recourse in civil court.

Ortitay Shocked, Opposed to Wolf’s Bridge Tolling Plan

Feb. 18, 2021 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll nine bridges across the state, including the I-79 bridge near the Bridgeville exit:

Ortitay Appointed to Four Committees

Jan. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) has announced he has been assigned to the Education, Environmental Resources and Energy, Gaming Oversight and State Government committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.

Widening of Washington Pike Bridge to Begin in 2021, Ortitay Says

Sep. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced PennDOT will begin work next year to improve Washington Pike between Interstate 79 and the intersection with Chartiers and Church streets in Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette Township.

Ortitay Secures Grants for Oakdale, South Fayette

Sep. 15, 2020 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced $235,000 in Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF) Program grants have been awarded to assist with municipal improvements in Oakdale Borough and South Fayette Township.

Allegheny, Washington County Legislators Urge Governor to Sign Bill to Address Access to Public Records during Disaster Emergency

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican members from Allegheny and Washington counties today expressed outrage at Gov. Tom Wolf’s statements that he plans to veto a government transparency bill (House Bill 2463) that addresses access to public records during a disaster declaration and received unanimous support from the Legislature. In response, Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny/Washington), Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny), Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the following statement:

Violating Law/Safety Standards, Allegheny County’s Primary Election Day Plan Must Be Rescinded, House Members Say

May. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Presenting how Allegheny County’s Primary Election Day polling place consolidation plan violates both the letter and spirit of the law, members of the Allegheny County Republican House delegation called on Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathryn Boockvar to reverse her approval. The state legislators who signed the letter are Speaker of the House Mike Turzai and Reps. Natalie Mihalek, Jason Ortitay, Bob Brooks, Lori Mizgorski and Mike Puskaric.

Speaker Turzai, Members of the Allegheny County Delegation Ask Secretary of Health to Allow Hospitals to Open in Allegheny County

Apr. 27, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, joined by members of the Allegheny County House delegation, sent the attached letter to Dr. Rachel Levine, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, requesting she allow hospitals and health systems in the Allegheny County area to reopen to allow for the treatment of COVID-19 patients as well as the pre-planned, medically necessary surgeries that are currently being prevented.