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May 8, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has announced that 13 Pennsylvania counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 15. Those counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland. On May 1
May 7, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Attorney General Josh Shapiro today to announce that he signed an executive order that protects Pennsylvanians from foreclosures or evictions through July 10. The action builds on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order which closed court eviction proceedings until May 11
May 7, 2020
The Wolf Administration received approval from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a plan to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to students who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals at school through the
May 7, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced eligible self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers and others not normally eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) can begin filing backdated claims in the new Pandemic Unemployment
May 6, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2020, on
May 4, 2020
U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announces that in coordination with the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr directed U.S. Attorneys across the nation to deploy all available enforcement tools against anyone who tries to capitalize on the current
May 4, 2020
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor has directed a letter to the attorneys of Pennsylvania thanking them for the financial support of legal aid programs as a component of their annual attorney registration fee and asking for their continued support of pro bono service.
May 1, 2020
As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that includes answers to many common questions, including help to use two recently launched Economic Impact Payment tools. The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact

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