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School resource officer OK’d for WJH schools – South Hills Record

Officer Ron Porupsky will soon take his place as school resource officer at Pleasant Hills Middle School and McClellan Elementary School, through an agreement between Pleasant Hills Borough officials and the West Jefferson Hills School District is approved. The school……Continue reading »

Sen. Smith appointed to state crime commission – Observer-Reporter

State Sen. Matt Smith was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for the next two years. The Senate Democratic Caucus selected Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, to serve as its representative for the panel tasked to……Continue reading »

Smith appointed to public safety commission – Allegheny/Beaver County Times

HARRISBURG — The office of state Sen. Matt Smith, D-37, Mount Lebanon, announced Tuesday he has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The commission seeks to improve public safety across the state, and Smith will serve……Continue reading »

Smith Appointed to PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency

HARRISBURG, Mar. 24, 2015 – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for the 2015 – 2016 legislative session. “I’m humbled by this appointment and look forward to……Continue reading »

South Fayette officials seek funding for upgraded traffic lights – The Signal Item / Bridgeville Area News

South Fayette officials hope updating traffic lights will ease congestion in several areas. Commissioners on March 18 retroactively approved a grant application for PennDOT’s Green Light-Go program submitted Feb. 28. If the grant is approved, it would cut in half……Continue reading »

Man who stabbed Pittsburgh K-9 officer Rocco receives lengthy jail sentence – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Killing Rocco the police dog got John Rush 3⅓ to 7 years in prison. But add in attempting to disarm a sheriff’s deputy, stabbing a Pittsburgh police officer and assaulting two others, and the sentence for John Rush climbed to……Continue reading »

Smith Looks to Bipartisan Cooperation as Budget Process Unfolds

HARRISBURG, Mar. 3, 2015 − State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal: “Governor Wolf proposed his budget today, but this is just the beginning of the conversation. We face significant……Continue reading »

Smith, Treasury Host PA 529 Informational Webinars

MT. LEBANON, Feb. 26, 2014 − Marking “America Saves Week 2015,” which is scheduled for Feb. 23 – 28, State Senator Matt Smith today said he will hold two free webinars to provide information to families on the state’s PA 529……Continue reading »

State Lawmakers Call on Businesses to Help Homeless Veterans – WESA FM

State Senators Matt Smith (D-Allegheny) and Randy Vulakovich (R–Allegheny) are calling on Pennsylvania business owners to help house homeless veterans. The senators are reintroducing legislation to amend the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP), which provides a tax credit to……Continue reading »

Smith Resolution Declares February 22 as DIPG Awareness Day in Honor of Joey Fabus

HARRISBURG, Feb. 18, 2015 – The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved state Senator Matt Smith’s (D-Allegheny/Washington) resolution naming February 22, 2015 as “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania.

Smith introduced the measure to bring attention to childhood……Continue reading »