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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Capitol Update

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Capitol Update
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol
New Law Will Enhance Forest Management in ANF

The Commonwealth will now be able to enter into a Good Neighbor Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow the state to help manage the Allegheny National Forest.

With many communities relying on the financial support that comes from harvesting timber on the ANF, as well as the jobs the industry supports, it is important to properly manage these resources to ensure the long-term health and productivity of the forest. Under the new law, the state and federal governments can work together on efforts such as timber harvesting, promoting forest regeneration, and restoring or improving habitats.

The law takes effect in mid-September.

Inside the Capitol Dome
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Committees to Receive Chesapeake Bay Update at Ag Progress Days

The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, will host a joint informational meeting with the Senate Ag Committee to discuss the Chesapeake Bay Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days next month.

Members will hear from Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell about the state’s current efforts, which will be followed by a presentation by DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Program office and a panel discussion with a variety of stakeholders.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Russell E. Larson Ag Research Center, 2710 West Pine Grove Road in Pennsylvania Furnace.

Ag Progress Days is designed to highlight the latest trends, research and technology in agriculture. The event attracts more than 45,000 attendees and nearly 500 exhibitors from 34 states and Canada. In addition to the exhibits, attendees can participate in research tours, watch machinery demonstrations and more.

No admission fee is charged, and parking is free. For more information, click here.
Helping Military Families through Hardship

For more than a decade, the Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP), which is partially funded through a state income tax check-off, has been helping active duty members of the armed forces and their families meet basic expenses when facing extreme financial hardships.

House Bill 984, which recently passed the House, would ensure that the check-off is a permanent fixture on state tax forms. The check-off is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2018.

To qualify for assistance from MFRAP, members of the military or eligible family members must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The amount of a grant is based on documented financial need up to a maximum of $3,500.

More information about the program is available here.

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