News for Constituents

Oct

14

2020

October 14, 2020

Biking and hiking bring leaf peepers up close and personal with Pennsylvania’s blaze of fiery fall color, according the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.    [Read More]

Sep

03

2020

September 03, 2020

The September 30 deadline to complete the 2020 Census is quickly approaching, and older adults are urged to participate to benefit their community.   [Read More]

Jul

31

2020

July 31, 2020

Senate Library Exhibit Honors Members Who Served Their Country The Senate Library’s current exhibit – “We Remember: Service to the State and Nation” — shares stories of Senate Members and Senate Librarians who served during wartime.  The exhibit honors the legacy of these individuals who served both our Commonwealth and our Nation.  A similar exhibit […]   [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

The Senate Education Committee recently held a hearing on the impact of COVID-19 on higher education in Pennsylvania.  The hearing included testimony from Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, Deputy Secretary of Higher Education Noe Ortega, and PA State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Dan Greenstein.  Leaders from Pennsylvania’s state-related universities, private schools, community colleges and technical institutions were also invited to testify.   [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

PA Senate Committees Exercise Oversight of COVID-19 Response The Pennsylvania Senate standing committees have held numerous hearings recently on the Wolf Administration’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency.  A listing of these oversight hearings follows along with a link to watch: May 13, 2020 – Joint hearing of the Senate Local Government and Aging and […]   [Read More]

Apr

09

2020

April 09, 2020

Caring for Older Adults’ Mental Health during COVID-19 During the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to keep all citizens’ mental health in mind, but particularly older adults whose everyday support systems have been disrupted.  Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has published a Lifesaver Blog, “COVID-19: We Must Care […]   [Read More]

Mar

06

2020

March 06, 2020

Pennsylvania voters have a new resource to prepare to go to the polls on April 28.    [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

Legislation providing for a permanent “Do Not Call” List has been signed into law as Act 73 of 2019.    [Read More]

Jan

03

2020

January 03, 2020

The 2020 Farm Show Arrives  The 2020 Farm Show begins at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, on Saturday January 4 at 9am.  Featuring the popular Farm Show fare, the 104th Farm Show continues until Saturday January 11 at 5pm.  This year, the annual event will showcase the ways visitors can be […]   [Read More]

Dec

11

2019

December 11, 2019

Pennsylvania Christmas Trees The storied history of Pennsylvania Christmas trees finds them gracing the halls of the White House, including the 2019 Blue Room, towering over the Rockefeller Center skating rink, and adorning our grandmothers’ homes for more than a century. Whether purchasing and preparing for your first or fiftieth Christmas tree, take note of […]   [Read More]

Nov

01

2019

November 01, 2019

Pennsylvania’s 2019-2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is accepting applications to help income eligible families, whether renting or owning a home, to pay their heating bills.   [Read More]

Oct

07

2019

October 07, 2019

Autumn in Pennsylvania brings more than cooler temperatures and beautiful colors illuminating the landscape.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the sun’s angle shining in motorist’s eyes alters autumn driving.    [Read More]