I am pleased to send you this edition of my electronic newsletter. These e-newsletters enable me to provide information about issues, events and activities in Harrisburg and around the 46th Senatorial District to you in a timely manner while saving postage costs.
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Property Tax Rent Rebate Events Scheduled
The state’s popular Property Tax Rent Rebate program offers financial assistance to Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. Over the next several weeks, my staff will host several events to help community residents complete applications to receive rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2017.
The following events have been scheduled in Canonsburg:
If you are unable to attend these events, feel free to contact one of my district offices for assistance. Forms and other information are also available online at www.revenue.pa.gov.
Senate Budget Hearings Underway
The process of reviewing Governor Wolf’s proposed 2018-2019 state budget is underway with the Senate Appropriations Committee holding three weeks of public hearings on the spending plan. The hearings, which are scheduled to run through March 8, allow lawmakers to question members of the Wolf Administration regarding the operation, cost and performance of state programs and services, as well as the potential impact of the governor’s new spending and tax proposals.
Full coverage of the hearings, including photos, video and testimony, is available online at www.pasenategop.com.
Deadline for Electrical Distribution Technology Training Program is April 30
Community residents who are interested in applying for Duquesne Light’s Electrical Distribution Technology training program must submit an application by April 30. The program, which is offered in partnership with the Community College of Allegheny County, helps train participants for skilled labor positions, such as lineworkers and underground splicers.
More information on the program is available at www.duquesnelight.com/careers.
Legislative Update – Several Bills Signed Into Law
A number of bills have been signed into law in recent weeks, including:
Trout Stocking Schedule Available Now
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently announced its 2018 trout stocking schedule for all Pennsylvania waterways. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission plans to stock approximately 3.2 million trout throughout the Commonwealth this year.
The most up-to-date stocking information and possible weather related changes are available online at www.fishandboat.com