Check Out the New Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center!
We couldn’t have asked for a more
perfect day to celebrate the grand opening of the new Kinzua Bridge
State Park Visitor Center on Thursday! Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn was among a number of speakers to
address the crowd gathered for this special event. It is estimated as
many as 300,000 people will visit the park next year, generating as much
as $25 million in revenue for the region.
So if you haven't already seen the
new visitor center, hop in your car and go check it out! The exhibits
are very well done and offer a wealth of information about the history
of our area and the bridge itself. For additional photos, click here.
Fall Legislative Session Starts Next Week
The state House returns to
Harrisburg on Monday for the fall legislative session. At the top of the
agenda will be our ongoing efforts to combat the state’s growing opioid
crisis. The House has already approved legislation to require
continuing education for prescribers and dispensers, establish a task
force to improve access to treatment, and require insurance coverage for
abuse-deterrent opioid drugs. Other measures are in the works after a
series of hearings hosted by the House Majority and Minority Policy
As chairman of the House Agriculture
Committee, I will also continue working on issues such as milk pricing
transparency and horse racing industry reforms. Keep up to date with the
latest legislative news by visiting my website at www.RepCauser.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepCauser.
Still Time to File for 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate
There is still time to apply for the
state’s 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. The deadline to file is
Dec. 31, and as always, assistance with filing the necessary forms is
available from my local offices at no charge.
Eligible participants can receive a
rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2015.
The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older,
widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with
disabilities. Complete eligibility information is available here.
Claimants who already applied for their rebates may check the status of claims online at www.revenue.pa.govor by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES. For more information, copies of the application forms or assistance, please visit www.RepCauser.com or contact one of my offices:
September is National Emergency
Preparedness Month, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
(PEMA) is reminding residents to think about how you and your loved ones
would respond in the event of a house fire, flood or power outages that
could happen at any time.
Prepare an emergency kit that
includes flashlights and extra batteries; a first aid kit and manual; at
least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, water and medicine;
cash, credit cards and important legal documents, such as checkbooks and
Social Security cards; and any other necessary items for all family
members, including pets. In addition to pulling together supplies,
families should also make an emergency communications plan, since family
members may not be together when an emergency strikes.
To learn more about emergency
planning, downloadable checklists and communications plans, visit www.ReadyPA.org.
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