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November 22, 2021
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is alerting consumers and small businesses that most utilities will be adjusting their prices for electric generation on December 1st – with potentially large winter energy cost increases in some areas for non-shopping (default service) customers. To
November 18, 2021
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court entered judgment against Vision Property Management LLC (Vision) and other defendants. The judgment ordered that 285 homes owned by defendants and located in Pennsylvania be immediately deeded to consumers who have
November 18, 2021
Joining schools across the state, the Pennsylvania courts are celebrating American Education Week by launching a digital toolkit aimed at helping children learn about the work and role of the Pennsylvania courts. The project was spearheaded by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Commission on Judicial
November 17, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that it is awarding 35 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 29 legal services organizations totaling $4,268,938. These funded projects will provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance for low-income Americans and enhance the
November 17, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service today announced the launch of an improved identity verification and sign-in process that enables more people to securely access and use IRS online tools and applications. Taxpayers using the new mobile-friendly verification procedure can gain entry to existing IRS online
November 15, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced that millions of American families will soon receive their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of November. Low-income families who are not getting payments and have not filed a tax return can still get one, but they
November 15, 2021
As temperatures continue to drop and consumers turn on the heat in their homes, the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate seeks to educate consumers, including our seniors, on how to protect themselves against the rising costs of heating and electricity expected this winter.
November 10, 2021
Pennsylvania’s veteran population ranks fourth in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 veterans as of 2020. Since 2009, Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts have been assisting veterans who are charged with crimes and are struggling with addiction, mental illness or other co-occurring disorders

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