Bizzarro to push for veterans courts

   June 16, 2014 2:39 pm

  State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, of Millcreek, D-3rd Dist., and another lawmaker will announce a bill that would establish veterans courts across Pennsylvania. Bizzarro and state Sen. Rob Teplitz, of Daphin and York counties, D-15th Dist., will hold a news conference Tuesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda. They will will be joined by state Reps. Marty Flynn…

McCord gets support from area lawmakers

   November 20, 2013 3:14 pm

State Treasurer Rob McCord, who’s running for governor,  today announced a list of supporters. They are nine county commissioners and five chairpersons of county parties, though none in the Erie region. However, the endorsement list calls to mind a previous press release that the McCord campaign sent out about one month ago. That press statement touted support…

Corbett gets boost from transportation bill

   November 20, 2013 9:42 am

Gov. Tom Corbett got a much needed win when the state House of Representatives finally approved a transportation funding bill. Corbett, with sagging poll numbers as he readies a run for re-election in 2014, soon will be able to claim a victory from one of his key legislative agenda items. The others, a much harder sell before the election, are…

Bizzarro: ‘One less voice in Harrisburg.’

   May 15, 2013 1:37 pm

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, of Millcreek, D-3rd Dist., could find himself in the middle of an interesting re-election bid in 2014.   He could be forced to run against fellow state lawmaker Greg Lucas, of Edinboro, R-5th Dist., in the wake of a court ruling that upholds a plan to remap both the state House and Senate districts…

Rep. Lucas: ‘I may lose my job’

   May 9, 2013 2:27 pm

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the newly drawn boundaries for state House and Senate seats, starting with the 2014 election cycle. One consequence of the ruling is that it will move the 5th House seat, now held by Greg Lucas, R-Edinboro, across the state into Berks County. I talked to Lucas about the ruling…

Bizzarro to present award to Miss Pa.

   January 28, 2013 10:47 am

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, of Millcreek, D-3rd Dist., will host Miss Pennsylvania, Jordyn Colao, at his Millcreek office this afternoon. Bizzarro will present Colao, 23, a Millcreek native, with a state House of Representatives award for her achievements. Colao competed at the Miss America pageant in mid-January. Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, was crowned Miss…

What’s in a name?

   January 23, 2013 8:47 am

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro got some serious — or not so serious — publicity in Philly.com columnist John Baer’s recent piece. Here’s a link to the column, which plays off Bizzarro’s name in the world of Harrisburg politics. Bizzarro world, get it? Bizzarro, of Millcreek, represents the 3rd District in Erie County. He was elected on…

State Rep. Bizzarro to hold open house

   January 22, 2013 12:04 pm

It’s meet and greet time for one of the area’s newest state legislators. State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro will hold an open house Friday at the lawmaker’s office. The office is in the Peninsula Plaza, 1101 Peninsula Drive, Suite 209. The open house will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bizzarro and his staff will welcome constituents to…

Erie-area state lawmakers get assignments

   January 17, 2013 11:14 am

More Pennsylvania House committee assignments are being finalized. State Rep. Flo Fabrizio, of Erie, D-2nd Dist., is the Democratic chairman of the Health Committee. He is also Democratic chairman of the Joint State Government Commission and Democratic deputy whip of the House. State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, of Millcreek, D-3rd Dist., has been appointed to three…

Shirts off their backs, other Erie campaign notes

   June 14, 2012 8:07 am

Opening the notebook from the campaign trail: Ryan Bizzarro, Democratic candidate for state House in the 3rd District, will hold a fundraiser tonight at the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67, 2409 Peninsula Drive, Millcreek. The cocktail reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. The costs are $35 for an individual, $150 for a sponsor and…