Sep. 29, 2017

 
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 #Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol
            
Preventing Illegals from Using Welfare Benefits

To help prevent the fraudulent use of public assistance benefits, the House passed legislation this week to further crack down on welfare fraud by requiring proper documentation of citizenship and residency when applying for local and state benefits.

Under House Bill 1095, individuals who apply for benefits directly must provide an acceptable form of identification, or an affidavit certifying their citizenship. The bill would not change any eligibility criteria for the receipt of public benefits. It merely would update Pennsylvania law to ensure compliance with federal law.

The bill would also prohibit individuals from possessing multiple ACCESS cards. Any person who violates this prohibition would be charged with a third-degree felony.

House Bill 1095 now goes to the state Senate.
       
     
2017 Senior Expo Great Success
                                                                      
Rep. Keith Gillespie and I want to thank everyone who participated in our 2017 Senior Expo at Heritage Hills Golf Resort today. There was great attendance and we enjoyed hearing from folks and what is going on in your communities. The guest speakers, Jill Kaylor from Visiting Angels Home Care and Dr. Sonam Ruit from Martin Foot and Ankle, provided lots of useful information. We look forward to another great expo in 2018.
                
      
PA Manufacturing Week
              

 

The third annual Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week kicks off September 30-October 6, and we’re ready to show how you can Work Smart (and Live Happy!) in Pennsylvania with a fulfilling career in manufacturing. Throughout the week, Pennsylvania manufacturers and partners will hold events to give students and their families an inside look at today’s modern manufacturing. York County Economic Alliance will be posting stories and highlighting successes on their Facebook. The weeklong celebration will conclude with national Manufacturing Day on October 6

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week and Manufacturing Day are part of a movement to build positive perceptions about manufacturing, draw attention to the amazing career opportunities available, and highlight the industry’s important contributions to our economy. Share the many exciting opportunities in manufacturing, an industry which offers great benefits, strong job security, and fulfilling work with ongoing professional development.
               
    
         
Low Level Helicopter Operations in Our Area

Starting on Monday, October 2nd (weather permitting), Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be performing UV/IR patrols on all 500kVand 230kV lines in the Met-Ed region. Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be patrolling within the Met-Ed service territory full time until the inspections are complete. The patrols are estimated to take 7-10 days to complete and will be carried out by the following helicopters:

N90TJ – Black & Silver, Hughes MD500
            

N748CB – All-black Hughes MD500

An infrared (UV/IR) patrol is similar to a routine patrol in terms of speed (20-30mph) but special equipment mounted on the bottom of the aircraft is used to get a detailed look at the conductor, insulators, shield wire, and their associated hardware through the infrared and ultraviolet spectrum.

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. "breaker-to-breaker"), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.            
      
              
Slate Hill Road Bridge closed for repairs

On Wednesday, York and Cumberland counties closed the Slate Hill Road Bridge in Fairview Township and Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County.

A recent inspection found considerable deterioration to the bridge’s piers and arch rings, requiring the bridge be closed until repairs can be made. York and Cumberland counties are evaluating repair options and a schedule for the bridge’s reopening will be announced in the near future.

The pre-1900 stone arch bridge carries T-955, Slate Hill Road, over the Yellow Breeches Creek. The bridge has an average daily traffic volume of more than 1,500 vehicles and is weight posted to three tons. York and Cumberland counties jointly own the bridge.

Inspections are performed every six months to ensure safety for motorists. Cumberland and York counties are working with Fairview and Lower Allen townships to consider long-term improvement options associated with the bridge.
        
           
Celebrate PA Manufacturers

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week will be observed Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, and will recognize the vital role manufacturers play in our state’s economy and the variety of job opportunities and career paths open to the next generation of Pennsylvania’s workforce.

In total, manufacturing has an economic impact of $84 billion, and is the eighth largest manufacturing industry in the United States.

Throughout the week, Pennsylvania manufacturers and partners will hold events to give students and their families an inside look at today’s modern manufacturing. The weeklong celebration will conclude with National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6. More information about the industry and events are available here

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week and Manufacturing Day are part of a movement to build positive perceptions about manufacturing, draw attention to the variety of career opportunities available, and highlight the industry’s important contributions to our economy.

In helping to promote manufacturing, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has spearheaded a new law to allow career and technical students to demonstrate proficiency on exams developed by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute in lieu of demonstrating proficiency on a Keystone Exam. Act 6 of 2017 gives them greater flexibility in meeting high school graduation requirements so they can be ready to enter the workforce.
          
      
Protect Yourself from the Flu

The state Department of Health is encouraging all Pennsylvanians over 6 months of age to get a flu vaccine.

Infants and children, seniors, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions are especially susceptible to developing flu-related complications.

Other steps people can take to protect against the flu include:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and warm water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throwing any used tissues in the trash.
  • Keeping your hands away from your face, and not touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Disinfecting frequently used surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes or countertops.
  • Avoiding contact with individuals who may have the flu. When sick, stay home until at least 24 hours after your fever goes away on its own without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
Talk to your doctor about obtaining a flu vaccine or click here for information about the flu.
            
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