News for Constituents

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]

Mar

03

2017

March 03, 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. The five courses include: Basic Rider Course, Winter Basic Rider Course, 3-wheel Basic Rider Course, Basic Rider Course 2, Advanced Rider Course   [Read More]

Feb

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]

Jan

04

2017

January 04, 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]

Nov

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]

Oct

21

2016

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]

Sep

19

2016

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]