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Potter County Family Fun Fair

Potter County Family Fun Fair

Stoltz Of Coudersport

Howard's Inc.

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Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

CIMINO AUTO PARTS

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Capitol Update from State Rep. Martin Causer

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol
                          
The Latest on the PA Budget

The $32 billion budget passed by the General Assembly in late June became law earlier this week, again without the signature of Gov. Tom Wolf. This is the third consecutive fiscal year budget to become law without the governor’s signature.

With the governor largely absent from negotiations, House and Senate Republicans have been working in good faith with his staff to reach an agreement on revenues to support the spending plan.

Presented with a variety of options, including proposed reforms to our state’s liquor sales system and gaming expansion, the administration has rejected each proposal, instead calling for new and increased taxes on hard-working Pennsylvania families or small employers.

Talks will continue until an agreement is reached.
                
         
CWD Confirmed in Free-Ranging Deer in Clearfield County

The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed this week a free-ranging whitetail buck in Bell Township, Clearfield County, tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

The buck was within Disease Management Area 3 (DMA 3), which was established in 2014 after surveillance by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture detected CWD at two captive deer facilities in Jefferson County. The location of the deer is also in close proximity to the elk herd.

The Game Commission is immediately taking steps to increase CWD surveillance within DMA 3 in hopes of slowing the spread of the disease. Efforts include offering DMAP permits within DMA 3 and encouraging hunters to help increase the number of deer being sampled. The commission also plans to use sharpshooters in DMA 3, in a small, focal area where the CWD-positive deer was found, in hopes of stopping the disease before it has a chance to grow and spread.

In Pennsylvania, CWD has been an increasing threat. The disease also exists among wild deer in the area of southcentral Pennsylvania defined as DMA 2, where 25 free-ranging deer tested positive for CWD during 2016. An additional four CWD-positive deer have been detected since, raising to 51 the total of CWD-positives detected within the DMA 2 since 2012.

For more information, visit www.pgc.pa.gov.
                  
         
Eldred World War II Museum Featured on PCN Sunday, July 16

The Eldred World War II Museum is being featured on PCN's It's History! program this Sunday, July 16, at 8 p.m. Be sure to tune in!
                  
         
Bill to Boost Fight Against Waste, Fraud, Abuse

Legislation that would ensure the future of the State Office of Inspector General has been passed by the General Assembly and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

Recognizing the importance of its work to root out waste, fraud and abuse within the state’s welfare system and government as a whole, Senate Bill 527 would make the office a permanent part of state government. Currently, it exists only by executive order of the governor.

Under the bill, the Office of Inspector General would be granted subpoena power for its internal investigations and would be authorized to investigate and file criminal charges for certain welfare fraud crimes.

The bill also aims to promote the office’s independence. It outlines qualifications for the top post and provides a separate budgetary line item for the office. Finally, it ensures regular communications with the General Assembly.

The governor has indicated he will sign the legislation.
                  
         
Improving Transparency in Lobbying

To improve transparency within the lobbying process, House Bill 1175 passed the House this week to better address lobbying violations and ensure the public has more information with respect to how lobbyists attempt to influence public policy.

The bill would increase the maximum penalty imposed by the Ethics Commission for an unlawful act from the current fine of $2,000 to $4,000. The bill also would increase the maximum administrative penalty that may be imposed for negligent failure to report under current law from $50 per day, to $50 for the first 10 days, $100 for each late day after the first 10 late days and $200 for each late day after the initial 20-day period.

Additionally, the bill would improve the current electronic filing system for lobbyists and require all filings to be posted on the Department of State’s publicly accessible website within seven days of receipt.

The bill now goes to the Senate for its review.
                  
         
Staying Safe in Highway Work Zones

With the summer construction season in full swing, motorists are reminded to follow state law in highway work zones. Since 1970, 87 PennDOT employees have lost their lives in the line of duty.

In posted work zones, state law requires all motorists to travel with their headlights turned on. Drivers in vehicles with daytime running lights must turn on their headlights to activate their taillights. Interstate work zones with a project cost exceeding $300,000 will have a speed-monitoring device to alert motorists of their speed prior to entering the work zone.

In active work zones, a white flashing light attached to the “Active Work Zone When Flashing” sign will only be activated when workers are present. Motorists caught driving 11 miles per hour or more above the posted speed limit in an active work zone, or who are involved in a crash in an active work zone and are convicted for failing to drive at a safe speed, automatically will lose their license for 15 days.

Additionally, fines for certain traffic violations — including speeding, driving under the influence and failure to obey traffic devices — are doubled for active work zones. Five years of additional jail time may be imposed for individuals convicted of homicide by vehicle for a crash in an active work zone.

For more information on work zone safety, including safety tips, click here.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...



It should be illegal to lobby. A bill should pass on it's own merits.
Also, no "riders" on a bill. This is used to pass unfavorable bills by attaching them("riding") to good bills.