MSA, DuPont Personal Protection, and the National Volunteer Fire Council are providing 52 volunteer fire departments with four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear and helmets. Departments must be over 50% volunteer, serve a population of 25,000 or less, demonstrate […]
State Secretary of Environmental Protection Patrick McDonnell will leave the administration in July after 25 years of service with the commonwealth. Gov. Tom Wolf announced his intention to name Ramez Ziadah, P.E. to serve as acting secretary. Ziadeh served as […]
The state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is accepting applications for Act 13 program grants until May 31, 2022. There are several specific grant programs funded from impact fees from natural gas wells under Act 13 of 2012. […]
According to the PUC, a savings option consumers may want to explore immediately is their utility’s voluntary Standard Offer Program – which is another alternative for default service customers not participating in the competitive electricity market. For the next 12 […]
The House Local Government Committee is scheduled to consider HB 955, legal advertising reform, this Wednesday. HB 955 would give municipalities the option of placing public notices on their own website or a shopper and would expand the types of […]
The state Department of Labor and Industry has announced that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for April was 4.8%, down from 4.9% in March. In comparison, the national unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.6%. Click here for more information.
Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler granted a preliminary injunction halting the state Department of Transportation’s plans to toll and rebuild nine major bridges under the Major Bridge P3 Initiative across the state until further court action occurs. The injunction is […]
Independent Fiscal Office released its Monthly Economic Update, which examines the consumer price index for the Philadelphia metro region and other economic factors. Click here for more.
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) are accepting applications for the Historical & Archival Records Care grant program. Local governments may request funds for surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging, describing, and, […]
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting applications for recycling performance grants under Section 904 of the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988. This application period is for eligible materials recycled and marketed in […]