Jay Costa

Senators Offer Bi-Partisan Bill To Give Highmark Customers Access To UPMCIn just nine months, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield subscribers will lose low-cost access to UPMC doctors and facilities.
Local Politician Working On Bill To Criminalize Revenge SitesThey’re sites of revenge and spite – nationally there’s TheDirty.com – and closer to home there’s Butler Trash, where anonymous users post lewd pictures and scurrilous accusations, calling their victims drug and sex addicts and worse.
Democratic Lawmakers Call On Governor To Fund TransportationA group of Democratic lawmakers from our area urged Governor Tom Corbett to come up with more money to improve transportation infrastructure and do more for mass transit.
Could There Be 2 Pa. Primaries At Double The Cost?The Pennsylvania Primary is April 24. But could there be a second primary later this year - at double the expense to taxpayers?
State Lawmakers Urge Quick Action On ReassessmentsWith implementation of the new assessment numbers put on hold for another year, does that give time for the state legislature to stop court-ordered assessments?
State To Intervene In UPMC-Highmark FightThe landmark deal in June that cemented the partnership between Highmark Inc. and the West Penn Allegheny Health System has caused no shortage of bad blood between Highmark, western Pennsylvania's largest health insurance provider, and WPAH's chief rival, UPMC.
Republican Legislative Leaders Release Details Of Budget DealWith a Thursday deadline looming, Republican legislative leaders in Harrisburg began on Monday to release details of their budget agreement with Gov. Tom Corbett.