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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

I will be sending out periodic Enewsletters to keep you informed about legislative action in Harrisburg and local items of interest. I hope that you find this information useful and share it with others.

If you find this e-newsletter useful, I invite you to visit my website www.senatorkillion.com for more information about your state government. If you do not wish to receive these e-newsletters, please click the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the page.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to express your views or to receive assistance with any issue or problem pertaining to state government.

Sincerely,

Tom Killion


After Decades of Waiting Route 322 Construction Has Begun


(Image from PennDOT 322 Conchester Highway Progress Gallery) 

After decades of waiting I am excited to announce that construction on Route 322 began earlier this week. This project will add additional lanes and other features making Rt. 322 more convenient and safe for the residents of the 9th Senatorial district, and others around Delaware and Chester Counties who use this highway daily. I have worked to help get this project underway, and with the funding brought in by Act 89 of 2013 this has become a reality and we can finally end the headache that has become known as the “Killer Conchester”

As this project develops over the coming years I will provide updates on the status of the project in my weekly e-newsletter, social media, and Senate webpage. This way my constituents will be up to date on the progress that has been made.

 

Last Friday, I toured the Kimberly Clark manufacturing facility located in Chester City. This facility employees more than 600 employees and produced 50% of the Scott 1000 brand nationwide. With over 110 years of history, the Chester City facility is vital part of the 9th District.


Senator Tom Killion Opens New District Office in West Goshen Township, Chester County

I am excited to announce the opening of my new district office in West Goshen Township. I know this new location will make obtaining services more convenient for my Chester County constituents.

Our office is located at 780 East Market Street, Suite 140, West Chester 19380. Office hours of operation are from 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. I encourage all residents to either stop by in person or to contact us by phone at 610-436-3320. My staff is ready to help with a variety of state related services such as applications for property tax rent rebates, birth & death certificates, forms for motor vehicle registration, status reports on legislation, notaries and much more.

 


Senator Killion visits MVP Recovery Delaware County

 

Last week I had the opportunity to visit MVP Recovery Community in Delaware County with my colleague Senator McGarrigle and US Congressman Meehan. We were given a tour of the facility and met with the Executive Director Brian Corson.

MVP is a Recovery Community that offers a safe, sober, and structured living environment for individuals who want to embrace a life of Recovery, free from the use of alcohol and other drugs. MVP is not a treatment center. MVP provides a setting designed to promote healthy, structured, and responsible living in a sober atmosphere. MVP teaches members the skills necessary to build and maintain a solid foundation of Recovery.

 

Congratulations to Courtney Keller, a resident of Kennett Square, on being selected as one of the winners for The Department of Health Bureau of Epidemiology’s Get Smart Program. She was presented an award certificate by the Physician General, Dr. Levine. Her art work is pictured below.

 


Northley Middle School Students Create Award Winning App

 

Congratulations to a team of sixth to eighth grade students from Northley Middle School in Aston Township who have been named Best in State winners in the fifth annual Verizon Innovative Learning App challenge for their mobile app concept Garden Aid. 

Northley Middle School is one of two winners from Pennsylvania.  The students’ winning app idea was selected from more than 1,800 submissions nationwide and aims to address problems that can keep people from successfully growing a garden.  The Garden Aid app would provide insights on how to grow a thriving garden, from plant identification to tips and tricks for healthy plants.

The students earned a $5,000 award from the Verizon Foundation for their school and tablets for each team member.


Reminder: PA Liquor Control Board Application Deadline Approaching for Grants to Fund Programs to Combat Underage and Dangerous Drinking

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board otherwise known as the (PLCB) is now accepting applications from schools, community organizations, municipalities, law enforcement organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit institutions for two-year grants aimed at reducing underage and dangerous drinking.

The deadline to apply for these grants in Friday, March 31, 2017 by 4 P.M.

For additional information regarding the grants or application process please visit http://www.lcb.pa.gov/Education/Programs/Pages/Grants.aspx


PA Offering State Tax Amnesty

A 60-day tax amnesty will allow delinquent state taxpayers to settle taxes owed, but not paid as of December 31, 2015, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

From April 21 through June 19, 2017, Pennsylvania will waive penalties and half of the interest owed on delinquent individual and business taxes.  The amnesty applies to personal income, corporate income, sales, cigarettes, realty transfer, and oil company franchise taxes, among others. 

The 2017 PA Tax Amnesty is expected to collect $100 million for the General Fund.  Past tax amnesty programs collected $93 million in 1995-1996 and another $254 million in 2010.  Federal, local, and other states are not included in the Pennsylvania tax amnesty program. 


How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-5183
Fax: 610-358-5184

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