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 The latest news from the State Capitol


I’ve Opened a New Office on Academy Road
I am thrilled to announce the opening of my second office. It’s located at 10501 Academy Road in Unit E. The office can be reached at 215-632-3237. The office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

My top priority as your representative in Harrisburg is to be accessible to serve all the residents of the 170th Legislative District. This location will be more convenient for the residents of Chalfont, Morell and Parkwood to access the high-quality service my staff and I are proud to provide.

Services provided include driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals, assistance with PennDOT paperwork (lost cards, changes, corrections, special registration plates, vanity plates, and placards for persons with disabilities), PACE and PACENET applications for seniors, copies of legislation, tours of the state Capitol, and Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms and assistance.

I will continue operating my office at 10752 Bustleton Ave., Suite C. That office can be reached at 215-330-3711.


Officer John Marynowitz Gym Dedication
Join me this Saturday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m., as the community comes together with the Bustleton Bengals family to dedicate the new Officer John Marynowitz Gymnasium at 9945 President St. This will be a special event celebrating our community’s commitment to our young athletes, and our commemoration of those who risk their lives protecting others.
 

Budget Hearings Focus on Accountability in Tax Dollar Spending
The House Appropriations Committee on which I serve held its first series of 2019-20 state budget hearings this week. The hearings are designed to give members the opportunity to question state officials about their funding requests and ensure state government is accountable for how it spends taxpayer dollars. Members will also focus on ensuring the budget supports policies that improve the state’s economic climate and support the creation of private sector jobs.

This week’s slate of hearings included appearances by the Independent Fiscal Office, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the departments of Revenue, Aging, and Conservation and Natural Resources.

The next week of hearings, beginning Monday, Feb. 25, will feature the departments of Corrections, General Services, Health, Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Transportation, along with the Liquor Control Board and the Gaming Control Board.

The full schedule is available here. The site also includes video of the archived hearings once available.
 

Take Steps to Avoid Scams This Tax Season
As tax season begins, it is important to protect yourself and your family from scams and phishing schemes designed to steal your money or personal financial information.

One common scam to keep an eye out for involves phony “Final Demand for Payment” notices threatening the seizure of a taxpayer’s property if the recipient of the notice fails to make immediate payment.

Pennsylvanians should also beware of phishing schemes that use fraudulent email messages, deceptive software or malicious files that are designed to steal sensitive information, such as passwords, usernames or personal financial information.

To avoid these scams, individuals should not provide any personal information until they are sure they are speaking to a legitimate representative, keep an eye out for vague communications and never click on suspicious links or attachments.

Pennsylvanians should also know that any scenario in which they are asked to pay their debt with reloadable debit cards, gift cards or money wiring services are scams. No government agencies use these methods for payment.

If you think you are a victim of identity theft or discover a fraudulent Pennsylvania personal income tax return was filed using your identity, contact the Department of Revenue’s Fraud Detection and Analysis Unit at 717-772-9297 or RA-RVPITFRAUD@pa.gov.
 

Deadline Approaching for 2019 Pennsylvania House Scholarships
Don’t miss the March 1st deadline for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship.

Each year the program awards four-year scholarships to two high school seniors preparing for post-secondary education. The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student.

Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school in order to be eligible for a scholarship. Other factors taken into consideration for the awards are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need.

The application is available at tfec.org. Once on the site, click on the “Scholarship” tab at the top of the page. Then click on any of the counties listed underneath or the link entitled “any other county in the state of Pennsylvania” to access the scholarship information.

The scholarship is privately funded by individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used. It is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
 

PennDOT Offices Closed for Presidents Day
In observance of Presidents Day, all PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 18. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, dmv.pa.gov.
 
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Office Locations
Harrisburg Office: B-13 Main Capitol Building, PO Box 202170, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2170  | (717) 787-6740
District Office:10752 Bustleton Ave., Suite C, Philadelphia, PA 19116  | (215) 330-3711
Email: Mwhite@pahousegop.com
     
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