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Advocacy Updates with State Legislators- Pittsburgh and Southwestern Webinar

Feb. 18
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Online Only



PICPA Member: $0 | Nonmember: $100

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Speak directly to state senators and representatives in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania about the 2021-2022 Pennsylvania budget. Learn how lawmakers plan to accelerate our state's economic recovery, and gain insight into the agenda for the upcoming legislative session.
This event is exclusive to PICPA members. Zoom login information will be sent to registrants the evening before by a PICPA staff member. Video participation is optional but strongly encouraged. 


9:00 am- Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

9:45 am – Rep. Nick Pisciottano (D-Allegheny)


Submit your questions for legislators in advance to Annette Knapp at


Rep. Nick Pisciottano (D-Allegheny) was elected to represent the 38th Legislative District in the PA House of Representatives in November 2020.
As a certified public accountant and auditor with an extensive background in finance and economics, Rep. Pisciottano is motivated by his deep interest in using public policy to assist the communities he represents and improve the quality of life throughout the 38th District, which is comprised of the following communities: Dravosburg, West Mifflin, Glassport, Port Vue, Liberty Borough, Pleasant Hills, South Park, Baldwin and Whitehall. His district also includes the following school districts: West Mifflin Area, McKeesport Area, South Allegheny, South Park, West Jefferson Hills and Baldwin-Whitehall.
A fourth-generation resident of the Monongahela Valley, Rep. Pisciottano also volunteers as president of the West Mifflin Community Foundation and is a past mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

State Senator Jay Costa represents portions of the City of Pittsburgh, East Hills communities, areas of the Mon Valley and South Hills (43rd District).

As a lifelong resident of Allegheny County. Before his election to the Senate, Sen. Costa was a deputy sheriff in Allegheny County and Allegheny County Register of Wills. He is currently a Principal in the downtown Pittsburgh law firm Dickie McCamey & Chilcote P.C.

Sen. Costa was elected Senate Democratic leader in 2010. Previously, he served as Democratic chair of the Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees and was Caucus chair. He now chairs the Rules & Executive Nominations Committee and co-chairs the General Assembly’s Arts and Culture Caucus.

Sen. Costa’s legislative record of accomplishment is long and features signature laws in the areas of education, family law, judicial reform, public safety, job creation and health care. Early in his career, Sen. Costa prime sponsored the plan (FAIRx) to leverage rebates to lower drug costs for seniors – a concept later signed into law by Gov. Ed Rendell. He was a strong supporter of expanding the nationally-recognized CHIP program and Medicaid. He also authored legislation to direct cooperative agreements between insurers and providers as a means to resolve the Highmark/UPMC coverage dispute.

Over the course of his legislative career, Sen. Costa has been a strong, effective promoter of education. From seeking additional funding for K-12 education, higher education and pre-school he is recognized as one of the General Assembly’s leaders for education. In addition to accessing more funding for schools, he sought new state-of-the-art technologies for the classroom, in addition to sponsoring far-reaching property tax relief proposals.

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