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November 20, 2020
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) marked today as Utility Scam Awareness Day – a national effort to educate residents and businesses about the ways that scammers use utility-related schemes to scare or trick customers into sending them money or disclosing personal information. “Scam
November 19, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller today reminded Pennsylvanians to take advantage of food assistance programs and Thanksgiving baskets from local organizations to fill gaps in their holiday meal plans. “No one should go without this holiday season. In a
November 19, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation's tax industry have announced that the 5th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between November 30 and December 4. This year, there's a heightened need for security as fraudsters seek to use the COVID-19 to scam
November 18, 2020
As the worst pandemic in a century ravages nursing homes and long-term care facilities, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) are introducing a bipartisan bill to enhance accountability among the Nation’s poorest performing nursing homes.
November 17, 2020
The National Housing Law Project is hosting a discussion, via webinar, on advancing racial justice in the housing movement entitled Racial Justice in the Housing Rights Movement on Thursday November 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern.
November 17, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission is holding a free, one-hour webinar entitled Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Pennsylvania on November 18, 2020 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern. The agenda for the webinar will include the following topics: Pennsylvania Fraud and Identity Theft Reports The
November 13, 2020
Sonia Brookins, a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Board of Directors, was presented with the Mary Ellen Hamilton Award by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) on November 13, 2020 during the Awards Presentation held during the Annual NLADA Conference. The Awards
November 10, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service urges anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return and has not yet received an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) to take advantage of “National EIP Registration Day,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10. National EIP Registration Day is part of the agency’s further concerted push with

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