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.
Restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses in our region can now apply for financial assistance through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP).
The Majority Policy Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is seeking input from small business owners in our region and across the state for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Business Survey it launched last month. The goal is to gather feedback for use by our Economic Recovery Task Force as it works to develop and implement policies to restore the Commonwealth’s struggling economy.
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.
State officials are again urging everyone to be alert to potential fraud in the wake of additional federal unemployment program funding, which has prompted increased attempts by scammers to steal people’s personal information.
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.