Rigby Recognizes Grants for Preservation of Johnstown History

Sep. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) is applauding continued efforts to recognize and revitalize historic portions of Johnstown and the surrounding area, following the awarding of four grants by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Rigby Notes National Recognition for Local Coal Refuse Clean-Up

Sep. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Last week, the Johnstown Inclined Plane was nationally acclaimed when it earned a Save America’s Treasures matching grant. Now a local reclamation project is receiving nationwide notoriety, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).

Rigby Applauds Grant to Support Johnstown Incline

Aug. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Everyone in Cambria County knows it. State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) is happy to see someone outside of Pennsylvania recognize the Johnstown Inclined Plane as more than just a local attraction.

CARES Funding Targeted for Greater Johnstown School District, Says Rigby

Aug. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Greater Johnstown Area School District will receive nearly $79,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding designated for specific schools that are economically disadvantaged and have demonstrated a need for additional support under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The money is targeted for Greater Johnstown Middle School, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).

Rigby Applauds Grants for Local Infrastructure Projects

Aug. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Three much-needed water and sewer projects in Johnstown and the surrounding area are the recipients of grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFAs) PA Small Water and H2O programs, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).

Rigby Praises Funding for Career and Technical Schools

Aug. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - While recognizing the need to support all schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) wants to especially acknowledge the recent financial support given to career and technical education (CTE) by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Rigby: Levine Decision on Baseball in Pittsburgh is ‘Beyond Absurd’

Jul. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) won’t deny the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities. Wednesday’s decision by Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to deny the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team access to PNC Field in Pittsburgh, however, makes no sense.

Cambria County Legislators Call for Weekly ‘Employment Health’ Updates

Jul. 02, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer conducting weekly televised news conferences to update the spread of COVID-19. State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) are now calling on the state’s Department of Labor and Industry to begin a similar practice by regularly addressing the Commonwealth’s economic “health” in a public forum.

Renaming of Bridge in Honor of Local War Hero to Become Official

Jun. 30, 2020 /

WHAT: State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) will unveil signs designating the Washington Street bridge over the Stonycreek River as the SFC Raymond R. Buchan Memorial Bridge. Buchan, a graduate of the Westmont Hilltop School District, served in the United States Army and was killed in 2007 while on his second tour of duty in Iraq.

Rigby on Going Green: Too Little Too Late?

May. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown ) issued the following statement in reaction to Cambria and Somerset counties being transitioned to the “green phase” on Friday, June 5, as part of the governor’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Rigby Says Partial-Year Budget is the Only Option

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG - State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) firmly believes “you can’t spend what you don’t have, especially when you don’t know what you have.” With that as a basis, he joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle today in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf the package of state budget legislation for the first portion of the 2020-21 fiscal year.