The House of Representative has passed legislation to stop the current Wolf administration plan to toll nine interstate bridges across Pennsylvania, including several in our regions. Senate Bill 382 would also reassert the state Legislature’s oversight of any future tolling plans and provide for community involvement in the process.
In recognition of Veterans Day, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives advanced a number of bills in support of the dedicated men and women of the Commonwealth who have served our country.
A package of lobbyist reform bills to improve openness and transparency, limit lobbyist influence and ensure ethical conduct of all lobbyists operating in Pennsylvania is advancing in the House of Representatives.
Residents who struggle with their home heating bills can now apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 500 state regulations were waived and/or suspended to help Pennsylvania residents and state government agencies address the challenges created by the ongoing health crisis.
After a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, our Senior Expo returned to the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township on Thursday, Sept. 16.
September is National Preparedness Month and with Hurricane Ida having recently left a path of damage across Pennsylvania, it is an appropriate time to remind everyone to always have an emergency plan in place.
Drivers are reminded of two voluntary programs available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) that are aimed at saving lives in emergency situations. Participation in both programs is free of charge.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, along with leaders of five major blood banks across the state, are encouraging residents to consider donating blood if they are able. The department reports that blood donations have decreased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
School bells will soon be ringing in the 116th Legislative District as the fall semester gets underway. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 23, in Berwick Area; on Monday, Aug. 30, in Northeast Area; and on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Crestwood and Hazleton Area.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is reminding state residents that federal unemployment benefit programs, including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), will end Saturday, Sept. 4.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is working to create the most fair and transparent congressional redistricting process in history. Hearings are now underway, and we are seeking your input, both online and in person.
The new state budget that was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in June keeps spending in check while funding the core functions of government without raising taxes or adding new fees.
Several new laws are now on the books in Pennsylvania after their recent enactment. One of the laws will help stop child abuse by simply improving communications among agencies charged with investigating the crime.
The Pennsylvania Treasury’s unclaimed property website is improved after some major system upgrades. The updated website features new tools to make it easier for state residents to claim their unclaimed property.
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is warning veterans to be aware of people trying to poach their pension. Pension pouching is a financial scam targeting veterans, survivors and their families who are potentially eligible for VA benefits.
The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program for tax year 2020 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.
Recognizing the dedication of Pennsylvania’s veterans, the House of Representatives last week approved a package of bills supporting those who served us and our country.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is once again offering its Farmers Market Nutrition Program to low-income seniors and people receiving benefits through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Monday, May 31, is Memorial Day – a day set aside to honor the more than 1.1 million Americans who have died in wars which the United States has fought over the last 245 years.