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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……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 »

Senators Vulakovich & Smith Bill would Help Veterans Obtain Housing

HARRISBURG, Feb. 13, 2015 – State Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-40) and Matt Smith (D-37) are reintroducing legislation intended to assist Pennsylvania’s veterans obtain housing. Senate Bill 426 would provide flexibility under the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP) to better……Continue reading »

Political pulse: pot, pensions and liquor privatization – The Almanac

The computer before freshman state legislator Jason Ortitay (R-S. Fayette) lit up with scores of emails, each a memo of a bill he could co-sponsor. “It’s been a whirlwind since swearing in. You get bombarded with thousands of pieces of……Continue reading »

Smith Bill Would Make Saving for College Easier

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4, 2015 – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today joined with fellow senators to unveil a 13-bill legislative package to increase access to higher education for Pennsylvanians. “Post-secondary education is more vital now than ever as students are competing……Continue reading »

Smith opens mobile office in South Fayette – The Observer-Reporter

State Sen. Matt Smith, D-37th District, is opening a mobile office in South Fayette Township to serve constituents. The mobile office is located at the South Fayette Municipal Building, 515 Millers Run Road. Staff will be available to assist constituents……Continue reading »

Smith to Open South Fayette Mobile Office, Holds Open House

MT. LEBANON, Feb. 3, 2015 – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) announced the opening of a mobile office in South Fayette Township to serve constituents. “South Fayette is a growing community,” Smith said. “I’m proud to work with township officials……Continue reading »

One Year Later: Rocco’s Law is a Tribute to K-9’s Memory

MT. LEBANON, Jan. 30, 2015 – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) released the following statement on the one year anniversary of Pittsburgh Police canine Rocco’s death after being stabbed in the line of duty. “Today my thoughts and prayers are……Continue reading »