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.

Ortitay to Lead Second Hearing on Special Education

Dec. 13, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House Education Subcommittee on Special Education, will lead a second subcommittee public hearing on the delivery of special education services to students in the Commonwealth. This is a continuation of a hearing held in October, and this time will gather testimony from school personnel and parents.

Ortitay Voices Support for Lawsuit Against PennDOT Bridge Tolling Plan

Nov. 10, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced his support for a lawsuit that will be filed on Friday against PennDOT requesting an immediate halt to the agency’s plan to include the I-79 bridge near the Bridgeville exit on the list of nine bridges throughout the Commonwealth it plans to toll under the public-private partnership bridge program.

Ortitay to Lead Hearing on Commonwealth Procurement

Oct. 25, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House State Government Subcommittee on Government Operations, will lead a subcommittee public hearing on Commonwealth procurement procedures.

Ortitay to Lead Hearing on Special Education

Oct. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House Education Subcommittee on Special Education, will lead a subcommittee public hearing on delivery of special education services to students in the Commonwealth.