The House Education Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives met last week to discuss the ongoing challenges facing schools and students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first hearing focused on elementary and secondary education, while the second hearing highlighted the challenges for higher education.
The Pennsylvania Treasury is currently holding on to $3.8 billion in unclaimed property, and some of it could be yours!
Senior citizens and people with disabilities eligible for the Pennsylvania’s 2020 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program can now file for their rebates online at www.mypath.pa.gov.
High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship.
January is National Radon Action Month. An estimated 40% of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards, due to the state’s geology. However, residents can perform a simple test to detect this gas, which is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.
The Pennsylvania State Police issued a disturbing warning recently about scammers using the COVID-19 vaccine distribution program as a means to steal someone’s money and/or personal information.
Last week, I joined my colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in taking the oath of office to begin the 2021-2022 Legislative Session during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.
The Department of Agriculture has released the schedule for the virtual 105th Pennsylvania Farm Show. Traditionally held in Harrisburg, the department moved the show to an online event as the Commonwealth continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is reminding dog owners that a 2021 dog license makes the perfect holiday gift for those canine companions.
Pennie, the state’s new health insurance marketplace, is approaching its first enrollment deadline. Tuesday, Dec. 15, is the last day for individuals and families to purchase health coverage to start January 2021. Current and potential customers are encouraged to select a plan by Dec. 15 to ensure continuous coverage.
The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General is reminding us to protect against common online scams that may increase in frequency this holiday season.
Our veterans have sacrificed so much for us and for our country. As a Commonwealth, we have a responsibility to honor them and support them in any way we can.
The state Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Game Commission are again encouraging hunters to consider sharing their deer harvest to provide thousands of pounds of venison to people in need.
It may not have felt much like winter this past week, but in preparation for the inevitable, PennDOT is reminding drivers to be prepared when the snow flies.
Eligible residents who struggle with their home heating bills can now apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Homeowners and renters impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn now have until Wednesday, Nov. 4, to apply for mortgage or rental assistance grants. The funding was made available through the federal CARES Act.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave unanimous, bipartisan approval to a bill this week to help address several education-related issues brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced this week that due to an alarming spike in suspicious applications for unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, additional anti-fraud and identity verification measures will be put in place.
Like so many of you, I am frustrated and infuriated with Gov. Tom Wolf’s policies he formed unilaterally and without input of Pennsylvanians or the Legislature. Understandably, I have been asked why I have not signed the Declaration of Suspension, which falsely claims to be a tool to end the governor’s State of Emergency Declaration. Let be clear, it does not have any legal standing. It has a zero chance of doing anything.
Spotted Lanternfly have grown into adults over the summer and are now beginning to swarm. They hunt for tall structures such as trees and houses in preparation to launch themselves into the wind, look for food and find a safe place to lay their eggs. The Spotted Lanternfly poses no harm to humans; however, they disrupt outdoor activity and feed off several types of trees.