In the January 2017 Township News...


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Here's a look at what you'll find in the current issue of the Pennsylvania Township News. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to learn how you can receive this award-winning magazine every month.


Measuring Up to the Ethics Act

Public officials and employees are faced with ethical dilemmas every day. Taking the high road isn’t just about morality, though. It’s the law. Let us show you how to keep your actions legal and make sure you’re complying with the high standards of the Ethics Act.

Building Stronger Relationships with Counties

Townships and counties find that they get more accomplished if they work together. A strong partnership begins with good communication and dialogue and results in a better community for all.

What You Need to Know about Medical Marijuana

With last year’s passage of a state law legalizing the use of medical marijuana, find out what you need to understand when dealing with employees who have a medical marijuana certification.

Preview of PSATS’ 95th Annual Conference

Get a sneak peek at what’s in the works at PSATS’ Annual Educational Conference in April. Registration opens January 17 at 9 a.m.!

PSATS Executive Board Report

Read about the topics the PSATS Executive Board covered at its fall meeting, including budget approval with no dues increase, the Annual Conference, township-related court cases, legislative activities, training, publications, and more.

Standing Committees Meet to Take Care of Business

PSATS’ standing committees recently met to brainstorm, set priorities, and offer ideas for the Association’s future. Committee members discussed the upcoming conference, reviewed member services, and heard about a directive to the State Planning Board to recommend policies and actions that may have a detrimental effect on townships.


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  • Newsworthy
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  • Show Me the Money!
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Pa. Township News Online Archive

Those who purchase a Pa. Township News CD Archive also have access to our online archive. With just a few clicks, access issues of the Township News through 2015 in PDF format. You will need to know your PSATS Portal login ID and password to use the link below.

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