News for Constituents

May

08

2018

May 08, 2018

  Tree of Heaven Not So Heavenly for PA An aggressive battle is being waged across the Commonwealth just as the Spotted Lanternfly prepares to feast on the invasive plant species, Tree of Heaven, according to the PA Departments of Agriculture and of Conservation and Natural Resources.  The Tree of Heaven or Ailianthus Altissima, is […]   [Read More]

Apr

02

2018

April 02, 2018

Plan Your PA Vacation Now Start planning your Pennsylvania vacation with the online version of the 2018 Happy Traveler Guide published by VisitPA, the Commonwealth’s Tourism Office.  Meanwhile, order your hard copy of the 2018 Happy Traveler Guide for your convenience while away on vacation.  Use either version to locate venues offering history, urban experiences, […]   [Read More]

Mar

02

2018

March 02, 2018

Pennsylvania’s bald eagles are on a winning streak, coming back from a mere three nests statewide 30 years ago, to more than 250 today, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.   [Read More]

Feb

02

2018

February 02, 2018

Temperature extremes can be life-threatening for illegally tethered dogs, according to the PA Department of Agriculture and the Humane Society of the United States.   [Read More]

Jan

02

2018

January 02, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is encouraging you to prepare now to file your 2017 personal income tax returns.   [Read More]

Nov

29

2017

November 29, 2017

Ranking third among states experiencing deer collisions, Pennsylvania drivers have a 1-in-63 chance of colliding with a deer or other large animal, according to a 2017 insurance industry report. Analysts expect a 6.3 percent increase this year over 2016 collisions.   [Read More]

Oct

13

2017

October 13, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the PA Insurance Department are reminding potential buyers that a wave of vehicles frequently appear for sale after major floods.   [Read More]

Aug

30

2017

August 30, 2017

Four Pennsylvania agencies are working together to capture illegal credit and debit card skimmers at gas stations and ATMs and eliminate this type of high tech fraud, according to the Department of Banking and Securities, PA State Police, the PA Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Attorney General.   [Read More]

Aug

04

2017

August 04, 2017

A Consumer Financial Protection Unit is being set up within the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the PA Office of Attorney General.   [Read More]

Jun

29

2017

June 29, 2017

New Handbook Provides Helpful Information About Family Caregiving   [Read More]

May

17

2017

May 17, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is offering a Tax Amnesty Program, waiving all penalties and cutting in half the interest owed, through June 19, 2017. It is estimated some 862,600 taxpayers are eligible to participate.   [Read More]

Mar

31

2017

March 31, 2017

The Statewide kick off of the 2017 trout season is set for the third Saturday of April, following the April 1 Regional Opening Day, according to the PA Fish and Boat Commission.   [Read More]