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May 19, 2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has extended the 2021-2022 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season until June 17, 2022. Applications for assistance under the program may be filed until that date. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living
May 18, 2022
The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP) has released its 2021 Annual Report. The year 2021 continued to be a challenge for those who are incarcerated and detained. Significantly, it also marked the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project’s 40th year. In the 2021 Annual Report, you'll learn
May 18, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary Jed Kolko at Marion-Walker Elementary in Centre County today to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s $45 billion Internet for All Initiative and Pennsylvania’s readiness to manage more than $100 million in federal
May 17, 2022
Max Baer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, directed a letter to attorneys across Pennsylvania, joining with new Pennsylvania Bar Association President Jay Silberblatt, in celebrating the rich tradition of Pennsylvania lawyers in supporting legal aid and pro bono service for the
May 17, 2022
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. has launched the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Internship Program. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the MLK Internship Program placing law students as summer interns in legal aid programs across Pennsylvania. The program provides an opportunity for law
May 11, 2022
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced today the publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of final-form regulations that change Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act rules by updating how employers pay tipped workers and ensuring that salaried employees with
May 11, 2022
Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today announced that the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has approved Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Eligible families will begin to
May 9, 2022
Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris are announcing that they have secured private sector commitments that will lower high-speed internet costs for millions of American families.

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