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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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Stay Cool in Today’s Excessive Heat 

While not as deadly as the non-record high of 128 expected in Death Valley today, the eastern half of Pennsylvania is in for a dangerous scorcher today, with heat index values highs of up to expected as far north as…

Shapiro Unveils New Welcome Signs, License Plates 

Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled new Pennsylvania license plates and “Welcome to Pennsylvania- Let Freedom Ring” highway signs designed to celebrate Pennsylvania as the birthplace of American democracy and highlight the state’s leading role in the 250th Anniversary celebrations of the…

Tiny Borough Recognized as Best Small Town to Visit 

USA today released its Best Small Towns rankings and tiny Ohiopyle Borough, Fayette County (population 37) ranked as the number one town to visit in the northeast U.S. This tiny riverside community surrounded by Stewart Township, Fayette County is famous…

Reminder: Participate in 2024 PSATS Salary Survey Now to See Budget Prep Data 

With new federal overtime requirements impacting some employees and challenges to find and keep quality employees, townships should participate to find out how other townships most like theirs are compensating employees and what benefits are provided. You need to enter…

PHMC Awards Historic Preservation Grants

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission recently awarded $2.18 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums, and local governments in 22 counties. Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County; East Coventry Township, Chester County; Greene Township,…

2023-2024 Fiscal Year Ends with State Collections on Target   

The Independent Fiscal Office and state Department of Revenue released the revenue reports for June and the commonwealth’s year-end reports for fiscal year 2023-2024. The state collected $3.63 billion in general fund revenues for June, -1.3% below the IFO’s official estimate.…

Townships Encouraged to Approve America250PA Resolution

Independence Day is just around the corner and with this year’s celebration, we will be just two years away from the 250th birthday of the United States, which will take place in 2026! America250PA was formed to celebrate this anniversary…

Grants Available for Dam Removals, Culvert Replacements  

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting applications for funding and technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of federal…

Celebrate Your Township’s Youth!

Is your township working with a youth group this summer to complete projects? If so, recognize them with a PSATS Youth Award! PSATS’ 2025 Youth Awards recognizes youth groups that make valuable and lasting contributions to townships of the second…

New Federal Overtime Rule Effective Today   

Beginning today, federal regulations require overtime to be paid to all workers earning less than $844 per week or $43,888 annually if these employees work more than 40 hours per week, regardless of job duties. Previously, this threshold was $684 per week or…
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