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Last Wednesday, the Trump Administration announced a third in its series of suggested modifications to the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP), following previous change proposals announced in July and October. Only one of the changes is currently a final ruling.

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday endorsed Democratic front-runner Joe Biden to be the Party's candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The veteran diplomat is the first prominent leader to endorse Biden, giving a major boost to the former Vice President's chances of surg…

Governor Tom Wolf recently signed three bills that mirror the Grand Jury’s recommendations after the investigation into child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. He was joined by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, bill sponsors Reps. Mark Rozzi, Todd Stephens, and Jim Gregory; legislators, advocate…

The wide array of programs and support services offered by the state’s 66 county conservation districts, which are defined as, "local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at a local level," were the subject of an informational meet…

Michael Bloomberg, the latest entrant to the wide field of candidates for the Democratic nomination, has promised to tax the wealthy if he is elected President. This is one in a set of plans he is going to outline during his campaign, the former New York City Mayor said in a speech after fil…

Last week, Pennsylvania state legislature voted to pass the proposed "Hidden Predator Act," a set of two bills (House Bill 962 and 963) that were recommended after the Grand Jury investigation of clergy sexual assaults throughout Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf has indicated that he will sig…

A new bill that is set to be signed into law will make the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products 21 instead of 18. The Pennsylvania state senate voted on Bill 473 on November 21, approving the new legislation. The new age restriction will make it a summary offense for anyone under 21 t…

Last week, legislation which would allow our dedicated county corrections officers to bring their legally owned personal firearms to work and store them securely in their vehicles (House Bill 1781), was approved 18-6 in the House Judiciary Committee.

Lock Haven, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials from the Northcentral Regional Office in Williamsport and the Dam Safety Program in Harrisburg today joined City of Lock Haven officials to view the city’s reservoir system and discuss how the proposed Rest…

The Pennsylvania Senate approved Bill 146 this week, which makes firefighter training more accessible and affordable through the use of online courses. Training requirements are often cited as a barrier to recruitment and retention for fire departments, particularly for volunteers, because t…

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State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83), along with state Rep. Garth Everett’s Office, recognized several active duty and retired military veterans Friday afternoon who currently work for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in Williamsport. 

Stanford University has released a 2019 report on Pennsylvania's charter schools and the results were overwhelmingly negative: 11 out of 15 Pennsylvania cyber schools were featured on a list of low-performing schools. With Pennsylvania's current charter school laws being some of the most out…