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The PSATS Morning News includes the latest news, videos – look for TVN and the Question of the Week every Tuesday and Thursday – along with legislative and policy updates, grant and funding opportunities, and announcements about upcoming PSATS training.

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Second Tranche of American Rescue Plan Funds Not Coming In June 

While we reported earlier this month to expect the second tranche of the American Rescue Plan funds by the end of June, we have learned that the request to  Treasury has not yet been made over a concern of whether there is…

Airbnb Permanently Bans House Parties 

Airbnb has permanently banned house parties in its facilities, including “open invite” parties advertised on social media, as well as disruptive parties and “party house” parties. The company first adopted a temporary ban in August 2020 and said that since…

Reminder: Make Sure Your Township Enters Salary Survey Data by June 30! 

Be sure your designated township staff (PSATS Salary Survey Plus processor) enters your township’s wage and benefit data by June 30 to ensure the earliest access to all PSATS Salary Survey Plus reports for 2022! With inflation and challenges to…

Expanded Rail Service to Western PA Announced 

Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Norfolk Southern Corporation have reached an agreement to expand passenger rail access in western Pennsylvania. The milestone follows a February 2022 announcement that both parties would jointly examine…

Census Accepting Appeals  

The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting Post-Census Group Quarters Review cases. This program allows municipalities to submit new data for group quarters populations that were not counted during the 2020 Census operation. Click here to learn more about the Group…

Pa. Township News Wants to Know

Do you have tips, tricks, and best practices for employee management? If so, we want to hear about them!  The Township News is featuring an article in the August 2022 issue on what are the best practices when it comes to employee management…

State Fire Commissioner Urges Fireworks Caution 

As millions of Pennsylvanians prepare to celebrate Independence Day, Acting State Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey is urging residents to take the necessary steps to protect both their loved ones and property. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that in 2020, fireworks were…

Reminder: PennDOT Survey on Automated Vehicles Due Today 

The state Department of Transportation’s survey of municipal needs for a municipal guidebook on unmanned automated vehicles (AVs) is due today. Please take the three-minute survey at the link if you have not done so already: Preparing for Automated Vehicles:…

Sovereign and Governmental Immunity Report Released  

The Joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee released a report yesterday on Limitations on Liability under Pennsylvania’s Sovereign and Governmental Immunity Laws. The report is due to recent court decisions that questioned the whether the current damage caps on the…

$10 Million Awarded to 15 Projects 

Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of 15 community, economic development and revitalization projects throughout Pennsylvania. $10 million in funding was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Projects include a new Community Recreation Center for Doylestown Township, Bucks County.…
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