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March 3, 2017

Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Safety Program (PA MSP) is issuing a reminder for novice motorcyclists and seasoned riders alike that free safety courses are being offered during 2017.[...Read more]

News for Constituents – Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

April 15 falls on a Saturday in 2017 and is followed by Emancipation Day on Monday, April 17, thereby pushing the deadline to file tax returns and submit payments to Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Don’t let the extension delay your refund. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue provides a list of frequently asked questions and direct links to answers to your questions for tax year 2016.[...Read more]

News for Constituents – January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017

Make 2017 the year you resolve to improve your financial security and independence with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities’ top ten resolutions to achieve your goal.[...Read more]

News for Constituents – November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is taking applications through March 31, 2017 for home heating assistance to qualifying low- and fixed-income individuals and families, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Income eligibility for heating assistance for a household of one is $17,820, increasing incrementally with a family of ten’s income eligibility set at $73,815. Each additional person over ten raises the limit by $6,240.[...Read more]

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October 21, 2016

The online 2016 PA Student Aid Guide enables students and families to chart a course for higher education unencumbered by unnecessary student loan debt, according to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Hard copies are also available through local high schools and libraries.[...Read more]

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September 19, 2016

Welcome to year two of the PA Game Commission’s Elk Webcam, offering the sights and sounds of Elk County. If you have no time to spare this fall for a trip to Elk country, the PA Game Commission is urging you to log onto the webcam site at dawn and dusk during elk feeding times. Don’t forget to tune in throughout the rest of the day for a glimpse of native wildlife and the changing palette of fall in Elk County.[...Read more]

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August 12, 2016

Limited rainfall this summer has triggered voluntary and mandatory water restrictions in 34 counties across the Commonwealth, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.[...Read more]

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July 8, 2016

More than $136 million in unclaimed tangible property and money was returned to its rightful owners during 2015, according to the Pennsylvania Treasury.[...Read more]

June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

Are you looking for dedicated bike routes across Pennsylvania? Turn to the new interactive biking map available through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.[...Read more]

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May 6, 2016

Take a short trip to “The Fishing Hole” to share your thoughts and opinions with an eagerly awaiting PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).[...Read more]

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March 24, 2016

Is yours among the one in ten households paying daily for a wasted 90 gallons of water?[...Read more]

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February 1, 2016

Barely out of the gate, the peanut butter brownies ran away with a first place award on the first full day of the 100th PA Farm Show.[...Read more]

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January 7, 2016

Treat yourself to a copy of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s beautiful 2016 Pennsylvania Wildlife Calendar or the Birds of Pennsylvania Calendar both full of helpful information and striking photographs.[...Read more]

December 22, 2015

Pennsylvania’s young artists, in grades 6 through 12, are being encouraged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to participate in the 2016 Youth Wildlife Art Contest.
The annual Youth Wildlife Art Contest focuses on Pennsylvania’s Endangered and Threatened Species. Submitted artwork may be horizontal or vertical on 12-inch x 9-inch heavy weight paper, which is no more than a quarter inch thick. Accepted mediums include oils, pastels, color pencils, water colors, acrylic, charcoal, graphite, black and white or color.[...Read more]

News for Constituents – November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015

Eligible undergraduates attending accredited Pennsylvania colleges and universities and Pennsylvania residents attending accredited colleges and universities elsewhere, may secure an exciting internship in Pennsylvania state government by competing in the 2016 Finnegan Foundation Essay Contest on education funding proposals currently being debated in Harrisburg.[...Read more]

News for Constituents – October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015

Seasonal influenza, according to the PA Department of Health, strikes between October and May, typically infects five percent to twenty percent of Pennsylvanians, and includes 120 to 2,000 annual deaths from complications related to the flu.[...Read more]

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September 14, 2015

Hike a seven-mile trail and be rewarded with the sights and sounds of 21 gorgeous waterfalls against an array of autumnal colors. Peddle a 20-mile pathway along the banks of the Susquehanna River and enjoy gardens filled with fall flowers and picnic areas surrounded by colorful foliage.[...Read more]

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August 24, 2015

Driving while dialing, calling, or texting, triples crash risk, according to leading highway safety advocates. Yet, a quarter of all teens respond to a text message once or more every time they are behind the wheel.[...Read more]

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July 30, 2015

From almonds and apples to yams and zucchini, Pennsylvania is blessed with rich soils, beneficial topography and conducive climatic conditions giving rise to a multitude of locally grown fruits and vegetables proudly labeled PA Preferred, according to the PA Department of Agriculture.[...Read more]

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July 2, 2015

Planning a Pennsylvania vacation is a click away at VisitPA, the Commonwealth’s official tourism website.[...Read more]

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May 29, 2015

Low ground and surface water levels across more than a third of Commonwealth counties are prompting the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to continue a drought watch.[...Read more]

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April 29, 2015

Whether maintaining your property or engaging in recreational and leisure activities, Pennsylvania residents in all 67 counties should be vigilant about preventing exposure to deer ticks and Lyme Disease, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PaDOH).[...Read more]

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March 27, 2015

From three nests 30 years ago, Pennsylvania’s bald eagle population has blossomed to more than 250 nests located across the Commonwealth, according to the PA Game Commission.[...Read more]

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March 2, 2015

As Pennsylvania’s Peregrine Falcons prepare for the 2015 nesting season in downtown Harrisburg, details on recent sightings are available with a simple click on the Falcon Wire News Button.[...Read more]

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January 23, 2015

Home testing for high levels of radon is being encouraged by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection during the winter months, when concentrations of the gas increase with the closed windows and doors in our homes and other buildings.[...Read more]

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December 29, 2014

Cold temperatures and winter weather are prompting a reminder from the PA Department of Human Services that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is open for business.[...Read more]

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November 20, 2014

The changing autumn weather and leaves on the roadway contribute to an increase in vehicle crashes at this time of the year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Just Drive PA program.[...Read more]

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October 22, 2014

Fall flu season is kicking off on a few new notes, according to the PA Department of Health (PA DOH), which is disseminating updates for your protection.[...Read more]

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September 8, 2014

According to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, taking a few simple steps now will spare your energy budget this winter.[...Read more]

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June 16, 2014

The Commonwealth is well-represented in a national poll trying to identify the Top Family-Friendly Places to Fish, according to the PA Fish & Boat Commission and the Take Me Fishing initiative.[...Read more]

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May 30, 2014

Day trippers, weekend explorers, and vacation seekers will find the 100-page “Pennsylvania, 2014 Vacation Guide” a superb planning tool for summertime fun.[...Read more]

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May 5, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is holding multiple Family Fishing Festivals throughout the Commonwealth during the months of May and June to introduce new anglers to the sport and promote the fun of fishing among families.[...Read more]

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March 24, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is urging motorists encountering springtime roadway damage to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (349-7623) to assist the Department in identifying potholes in need of repair.[...Read more]

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February 12, 2014

Snowplows and Winter Driving Tips While winter is waging war on travel in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is working diligently to maintain safe, snow-free roadways.[...Read more]

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January 16, 2014

Motorists Urged to Report Potholes As highways and roads begin to succumb to winter and the freeze-thaw cycle, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is ramping up early to respond to the resulting potholes.[...Read more]

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November 25, 2013

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is encouraging eligible Pennsylvanians to apply now for the 2013-14 heating season, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.[...Read more]

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October 4, 2013

Fall driving recommendations were recently issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to remind motorists of the potential hazards associated with the upcoming season.[...Read more]

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August 16, 2013

“Visiting Wine Country” no longer means a long cross-country flight, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the PA Winery Association.[...Read more]

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July 12, 2013

A blackout, brownout, or a power failure from storms or accidents are rarely expected or met with pre-planning, according to the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate.[...Read more]

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June 14, 2013

Start saving on your summer cooling bills through the PA Public Utility Commission resource, PAPower Switch.[...Read more]

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April 5, 2013

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is now selling 3-year and 5-year fishing licenses.[...Read more]

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February 8, 2013

Utility choice has never been easier in Pennsylvania, according to the PA Public Utility Commission.[...Read more]

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January 11, 2013

Increasing reports of influenza outbreak are stirring discussions at the Pennsylvania Department of Health about expanding the numbers of those receiving an annual flu vaccine.[...Read more]