House Approves Ortitay Resolution to Identify Ways PennDOT Can Improve

Sep. 21, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — The House today passed a resolution authored by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to compare PennDOT’s practices in maintaining and completing infrastructure projects to other similar states.

Ortitay Appointed to Basic Education Funding Commission

Aug. 15, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) recently appointed Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) to be one of two representatives from the House Republican Caucus on the Basic Education Funding Commission.

PennDOT Becomes Desperate After Losing Court Case Regarding Tolling

Jul. 20, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — This week PennDOT offered a settlement to Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette and Collier townships in a lawsuit the three won against PennDOT related to its bridge tolling scheme. If accepted, PennDOT promised to not appeal the municipalities’ victory to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny).

Ortitay Comments on Final State Budget

Jul. 08, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to passage of the Fiscal Year 2022-23 state budget:

Ortitay Pleased Commonwealth Court Rules Against PennDOT’s Tolling Plan

Jun. 30, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court today ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette and Collier townships against PennDOT, finding the agency has no authority to implement its plan to toll nine bridges across the Commonwealth. Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), who has spearheaded the fight against the tolling plan, issued the following statement:

Ortitay to Lead Hearing on Blockchain Technology

Jun. 07, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House State Government Subcommittee on Government Operations, will lead a joint subcommittee public hearing with the Senate Communications and Technology Committee on blockchain technology and its impact on government operations.

Commonwealth Court Judge Halts PennDOT’s Tolling Plan

May. 18, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler today issued a preliminary injunction ordering PennDOT to stop its work related to its plan to toll nine bridges throughout the Commonwealth until the full court can render a decision. In response, Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement:

Commonwealth Court Holds Hearing on Tolling Lawsuit

May. 18, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court today conducted a hearing on a lawsuit filed by South Fayette and Collier townships and Bridgeville Borough against PennDOT to halt its plans to include the I-79 bridge near the Bridgeville exit on its list of nine bridges throughout the Commonwealth that will be tolled under the public-private partnership (P3) bridge program, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny).

Ortitay to Lead Hearing on Bill to Create Disability Inclusive Curriculum

Feb. 09, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House Education Subcommittee on Special Education, will lead a subcommittee public hearing on House Bill 726, which would create a pilot program to provide instruction to students on the political, economic and social contribution of individuals with disabilities.

Ortitay Joins Colleagues in Supporting Hospitals, Health Care Workers

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The House today sent legislation to the governor to disburse federal COVID-19 funding to hospitals and frontline health care workers who have served tirelessly during the pandemic, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), who introduced similar legislation last year to assist health care workers and fire and EMS companies.

Ortitay Secures Grants for Oakdale, South Fayette

Jan. 26, 2022 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced a total of $170,000 in Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF) Program grants have been awarded to assist Oakdale Borough and South Fayette Township with community projects.