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.
With Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police are urging drivers to keep traffic safety top of mind when behind the wheel.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it was again postponing the enforcement date for REAL ID until May 3, 2023, citing ongoing pandemic restrictions that have impacted states’ ability to process and issue the enhanced driver licenses and identification cards.
Pennsylvania voters will head to the polls on May 18 for the primary election. There will be more than just candidates on the ballot, as four questions – three constitutional amendments and one referendum – are slated to appear as well.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week continued its work to help the Commonwealth recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with the passage of several bills aimed at supporting employers, schools and more.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced it will resume outdoors programming at state parks and expand occupancy limits within park and state forest buildings effective Sunday, April 4.
Luzerne County residents at risk of eviction or loss of utility service due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
With more than half of Pennsylvania’s counties, including Luzerne County, now in a quarantine zone due to infestation by spotted lanternfly, the state Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension are again encouraging all of us to be on the lookout for the invasive insect.