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November 16, 2022
Today, the Pennsylvania departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Human Services (DHS), and Aging (PDA) highlighted available resources for grandparents who are raising grandchildren and discussed the need for additional supports for these grandparents because of the overdose crisis. “We know
November 16, 2022
As temperatures begin to drop and consumers turn on the heat in their homes, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and the Office of Consumer Advocate are working together to educate consumers, including our seniors, on how to protect themselves against the rising costs of heating and
November 15, 2022
Reports show errors and false information in tenant background checks raise costs and barriers to quality rental housing.
November 15, 2022
The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those who still need to file their 2021 tax returns that IRS Free File remains open until November 17 and can help those who qualify claim the Child Tax Credit, Recovery Rebate Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit.
November 15, 2022
The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project is hosting an in-person Know Your Rights Event entitled Your Right to Humane Treatment While Incarcerated on December 5, 2022 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Eastern at Lycoming College, Wertz Student Center, Jane Schultz Room (2nd Floor), Williamsport, PA 17701-5192
November 15, 2022
The Federal Trade Commission today announced it is extending by six months the deadline for companies to comply with some of the changes the agency implemented to strengthen the data security safeguards financial institutions must put in place to protect their customers’ personal information. The
November 10, 2022
The departments of Human Services (DHS) and General Services (DGS) and the Pennsylvania State Police today announced that Pennsylvanians obtaining a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Clearance, a necessary clearance to work and volunteer with children in Pennsylvania, will be
November 7, 2022
Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today visited Greater Philadelphia YMCA Rocky Run Branch to highlight the Wolf Administration’s $25 million investment in the new state child care tax credit program, which can help ease child care costs for working families. Acting

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