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December 17, 2020
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) are introducing the Clean Slate Act to give more than 70 million Americans, with nonviolent criminal records, a second chance to fully participate in society. This bipartisan legislation would remove major barriers for many Americans in finding
December 15, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf today signed a proclamation of disaster emergency in anticipation of a major winter storm expected to bring as much as two feet of snow to parts of the commonwealth. Power outages are also a possibility, given the wet, heavy nature of the snow and strong winds.
December 14, 2020
Older adults and people with disabilities have until Thursday, December 31, 2020 to apply for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2019. The departments of Revenue and Aging are reminding Pennsylvanians that the rebates are available through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which has
December 14, 2020
As the first major winter storm system of the season moves across the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages. Additionally, the PUC cautions residents to give
December 14, 2020
UPDATE: The Deadline to enroll in Pennie, Pennsylvania’s new state-based health insurance marketplace, and have coverage that begins on January 1 has been extended to December 22.
December 10, 2020
The IRS and it's Security Summit partners are warning people to be aware of a new text message scam. The thief's goal is to trick people into revealing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. Here's how this scam works People get a text message
December 10, 2020
UPDATE: Video of Screening Available in post. The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project hosted a free online screening of the short film they produced entitled Living in Prison During COVID-19 on December 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
December 10, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation orders and stricter efforts announced today. “Today I am announcing

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