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This E-newsletter serves to keep you updated on what is happening throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties and what I am doing as your state senator in Harrisburg. I hope that you will find this E-newsletter helpful, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
On the Horizon…
Senate Convenes This Week. WATCH LIVE
The 2023 Montoursville Fall Festival will be held this Friday and Saturday, September 22nd and 23rd at Indian Park! Food, games, children’s activities, live music and more. Schedule of events available HERE.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting applications from organizations for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing across the commonwealth. The website will be open to accept applications from Monday, September 18 to Friday, November 17.
On the Road
Last week, over 600 area seniors attended my annual senior citizens expo.
Nearly 100 exhibitors were on hand to provide the most current information on state programs and services available to area seniors.
Vendors shared information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, financial planning, government services and more.
Complimentary document shredding was provided by North Central Sight Services. In addition, the Lycoming County Sheriff provided a prescription medicine return drop box for unused or expired medications.
The event included a raffle, as well as donated baked goods and coffee offered by Buckin’ Bean Coffee Co.
Thank you to all of our attendees, vendors and volunteers for another successful event!
I had a great evening at the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce Summer Picnic on September 12th. It was great connecting with so many local business owners and chamber members.
Thank you for having me!
Department of Aging Listening Sessions
Lycoming County Veterans Transportation Program
Fire, Ambulance Companies: Apply Now for State Grants
Fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania are encouraged to submit an application for the 2023-24 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.
Grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $20,000 for fire companies and $15,000 for volunteer ambulance services – increased this year because of legislation supported by Senate Republicans.
Find more information and apply online here by Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.
Stronger Rainy Day Fund Improves PA’s Financial Position
Moody’s Investor Services has affirmed Pennsylvania’s current bond rating and revised the state’s financial outlook from stable to positive.
As part of its decision to upgrade the commonwealth’s status, Moody’s commended the amount of money in the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Bolstering our financial safety net has been a top priority in the past three years, and it is encouraging to see those efforts translate to real results.
Because of hard decisions made by Senate Republicans to resist the urge to spend billions and instead embrace smarter budgeting approaches, Pennsylvania’s financial position has improved.
Free Support Available to Military Members
As a reminder for Suicide Prevention Month, veterans in crisis can call the toll-free Veterans Crisis Line. It serves veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.
A caring, qualified responder is available to provide confidential support and connect callers with resources 24/7, 365 days a year.
Call 988 and then press 1 or chat online.
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