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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.

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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


Consumer Financial Protection Unit Begins Operation 

A Consumer Financial Protection Unit is being set up within the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the PA Office of Attorney General

The newly-created unit will focus on financial matters, such as unscrupulous lenders who prey on seniors, families with students, and military members, including for-profit colleges and mortgage and student loan services. 

Financial scam complaints are being accepted by phone at 1-800-441-2555 or email to scame@attorneygeneral.gov


Safeguarding Your Charitable Donations 

Over 11,000 charities and some 400 professional solicitors and fundraising counsels operate within Pennsylvania, according to the Bureau of Charitable Organizations for the PA Department of State, and are subject to the State’s strict laws for registration and operations, from raising dollars to fulfilling the charities’ missions. 

Requests received through the U.S. Postal Service, email, websites, phone, and door-to-door solicitations do not necessarily require an immediate decision on making a donation.  Take advantage of the State’s online resources to determine legitimacy and a shared vision for the use of your charitable dollars.  Tips for charitable giving can help you make informed decisions before you donate. 

The Bureau has made it simple to review the monthly list of disciplinary actions or see the comprehensive list of sanctioned charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional fundraising counsel.  You can also search the Bureau’s online database or call 1-800-732-0999 to determine if the charity is legally registered with the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations or to report fraudulent or deceptive solicitation practices. 


U.S. 1 North Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week for Signal Work in Pocopson Township

 Lane closures are scheduled on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) at Route 52 (Lenape Road) on Thursday, August 17, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for signal work related to an $8.8 million project to replace the structurally-deficient Route 926 (Street Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time when traveling through the work zone. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.


Route 322 Update

U.S. 322 Daytime Restrictions Next Week for Improvement Project in Concord Township

Daytime lane closures are scheduled next week on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) to just east of Clayton Park Drive in Concord Township.

On Sunday, August 13, through Friday, August 18, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, flaggers will direct an alternating single lane of traffic on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) through various work areas along the 2.6-mile construction zone.

Motorists should expect delays on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) and on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) approaching U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway), allow extra time for travel through the work areas, or use an alternate route. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

For more information and to sign up for email alerts about the project, go to us322conchester.com

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.  

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.


Roundabouts Reducing Injuries and Deaths

Roundabouts are preventing injuries and savings lives, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). 

Examining Pennsylvania’s first modern roundabouts, PennDOT witnessed a reduction in minor and moderate-injury crashes.  At the same time, major-injury crashes and fatalities were eliminated where roundabouts replaced traffic signals and stop signs. 

Modern roundabouts (p.6), being adopted by federal, state, and local governments, require a few simple steps for safe counterclockwise navigation

  • Approach slowly. 
  • Yield to pedestrians upon entering and exiting the roundabout. 
  • Do not stop in the roundabout. 
  • Allow approaching emergency vehicles to enter and exit the roundabout before you enter. 
  • Motorists already in a roundabout when an emergency vehicle approaches should continue through the structure and leave at the intended exit before pulling to the side of the road, allowing the emergency vehicle to continue. 

Satellite Offices Now Open to Better Serve You


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 offices are located at:

4110 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015. The phone number is (610) 447-3163.

780 E. Market St, Ste140, West Chester, PA 19382. The phone number is (610) 436-3320.

Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

4110 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-447-3163
Fax: 610-447-5848

780 E. Market St
Suite140
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-436-3320
Fax: 610-436-6983

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