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June 30, 2020
While many people are required to file a tax return, it's a good idea for everyone to determine if they should file. Some people with low income are not required to file but will need to do so to get a tax refund. The Interactive Tax Assistant – Do I Need to File a Tax Return? - will help determine
June 30, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf participated in a virtual event on June 30 to mark the one-year anniversary of Clean Slate automatic record sealing in Pennsylvania. The governor joined a Zoom panel with legislators and advocates for the event sponsored by Community Legal Services, The Clean Slate Initiative
June 30, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched an online early warning monitoring dashboard that provides information statewide and county COVID-19 prevalence to track increases in disease in the community on a weekly basis. “This dashboard provides the entire community with early warning to
June 29, 2020
Renters and homeowners who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access applications for rent and mortgage relief from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) starting June 29.
June 25, 2020
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has enacted Senate Bill 637 (DiSanto, R-Dauphin/Perry and Schwank, D-Berks), which reforms occupational licensing by getting rid of outdated criminal record restrictions for the professions and occupations which are regulated by boards and commissions within the
June 22, 2020
On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee Diversity Team is hosting an important meeting entitled, A Conversation About Racism in Our Country and Profession. Racism cannot be solved without every person getting involved. This conversation starts with
June 19, 2020
From Patrick M. Cicero, ED: As we adjust to life as it has been altered by COVID-19, we have had to make some difficult decisions about when it will be safe to offer in-person trainings or celebrations including our annual Statewide Conference and Excellence Awards.
June 17, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond and Rep. Thomas E. Emmer (MN-6) will join leaders from legal aid programs for a virtual briefing on evictions Monday, June 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT. The briefing, “Evictions and the COVID-19 Pandemic,” will explore the importance of civil

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