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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


Saturday, November 25th – Celebrate Small Business

After the Thanksgiving holiday, on Saturday, November 25th, join in celebrating Small Business Saturday – a nationwide event designed to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses and to celebrate the critical contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

There’s plenty to celebrate! Pennsylvania is home to nearly 1 million small businesses employing 2.4 million individuals – which equals about half of the state’s private workforce. Small businesses play a vital role in Pennsylvania’s economy – accounting for 98.2 percent of businesses in the state – and their impact is evident across a variety of business sectors, ranging from professional services to retail, construction, and health care to manufacturing, education, and more.

I encourage you to join in our celebration and shop local along our main streets this Saturday. The Delaware County Chamber of Business has information on their website as does the Chester County Chamber of Business on their website where you may search for small businesses in our local communities.


Upcoming – US Rt. 322 Section 102 Public Meeting

There will be a U.S. Route 322 – Section 102 public meeting at the Upper Chichester Township Field House (8500 Furey Road, Upper Chichester, PA) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Residents and business owners in attendance will receive an update on the next step in the project and have the opportunity to look at the proposed plans. Representatives from PennDOT and Alfred Benesch and Co. will be in attendance to address all concerns and questions.


Consumer Advisory

Beware of Phone Calls Falsely Claiming to be from the Office of Attorney General

Scammers are spoofing an Office of Attorney General phone number in an attempt to get citizens to pay them money. Spoofing is a tactic which allows people to mimic the phone numbers of legitimate businesses on the receiving party’s caller ID.

Some of the scammers are posing as agents from the Office of Attorney General and fraudulently claiming the call recipient owes money. The calls appear to originate from the Attorney General’s office, but are actually coming from another phone number.

Other individuals reported scammers are using the “Grandparent Scam” from the same phone number. These callers falsely claim a grandchild of the call recipient is in jail and needs bail, or has been in an accident and needs funds. These scams frequently target senior citizens.

If you have received one of these fraudulent calls, please call the Office of Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection hotline at 800-441-2555 or email scams@attorneygeneral.gov.

Here are some tips from the Federal Communications Commission:

1. If you know you’re receiving a scam phone call, hang up, don't press any buttons and, if you received a voice mail message, don't call the scammer back.

2. Don't trust Caller ID. Scammers have technology that lets them display any number or organization name on your Caller ID. If you are unfamiliar with the number calling, let it go to voicemail so you can decide if the call is important enough to return.

3. Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother's maiden names, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls.

4. Use extreme caution if you are being pressured for information immediately. If you are being asked to provide information or money unexpectedly, it may be a scam.


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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