Help for First Responders
- At hearings in northeastern Pennsylvania this week, the House and
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees learned
more about ways in which the Commonwealth can better assist first
responders in the years to come and better manage emergency response
The first hearing focused on
long-term first response needs, including addressing a shortage of
volunteers and relaunching a task force for long-term strategic
planning. The original task force, established in 2004, developed
numerous recommendations that have since been enacted into law.
The second hearing’s testimony dealt
with overhauling the state’s emergency management law, the role that
regional task forces play and the resources needed to ensure a proper
state of readiness.
FAFSA Changes –
If you are a college student or the parent of one, you know what the
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form is. Two important
changes have been made to the process, including the time frame for
submitting the form:
Rather than Jan. 1, 2017, students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016. This is a permanent change.
Beginning with the
2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information
from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students
(and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information,
rather than their 2016 income information.
Attention Hunters - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a hunter training course this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Brockway Sportsmen’s Club Pavilion, 608 Baghdad Road, Brockway.
The course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers
before they can purchase a license.
If you are interested in registering for the class, please click here.
Honoring Our Veterans – On Sunday, Sept. 4, the new Curwensville World War II Memorial will be dedicated in Curwensville Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Nearly 800 men and women from Curwensville and the surrounding area served our country during the second World War.
Did you know….state
Rep. Tommy Sankey and I share a district office in Clearfield? The
office is located at 315 East Market St. Please feel free to stop by to
check out the legislative services that are available to you.
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