In this Update:
Department of State Budget Hearing
During the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with the PA Department of State, I asked Acting Secretary Chapman about the status of upgrading its websites to ensure Pennsylvanians receive accurate, timely election results, as well as the transparency mechanisms for business and charity registrations through the Department.
Department of Health Budget Hearing
During the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, I asked the Acting Secretary questions regarding medical marijuana and Lyme disease.
Career Day at Central Cambria Elementary School
I had the pleasure of attending Career Day at Central Cambria Elementary School. I enjoyed meeting the students and sharing information about the Senate and the Commonwealth.
Visiting Admiral Peary Vocational Technical School
I want to thank Mr. Andrew Paronish, Executive Director at the Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School in Ebensburg, Cambria County, for the conversation and tour. I am pleased to advocate for much needed funds to ensure the demands of skilled trade jobs are met.
20th Annual Region 4 Farm Bureau Day
It was my pleasure to speak at the 20th Annual Region 4 Farm Bureau Day!
Meet with a Representative from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
If you are a resident of Cambria County and looking for information on services and programs provided by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a representative will be coming to the Cambria County Library, 248 Main Street Johnstown, on Monday, March 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
Honoring the Female Faces of the Front Lines for Women’s History Month: Tell Us Your Story
March is Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is Providing Healing, Promoting Hope, a tribute to the work of caregivers and female front-line workers throughout the pandemic.
In the spirit of this achievement, the Pennsylvania Senate wants to hear the stories of “Female Faces of the Front Lines.” If you are a female medical provider, caregiver, EMS or emergency worker or you know someone who is, we want to hear from you.
Just follow the directions at the link and we’ll share your inspiring story on social media.
Resources to Help with Problem Gambling
March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and resources are available to help with a gambling addiction.
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania provides valuable information on compulsive and problem gambling, including how to know if you might have a problem, finding counselors and more.
The Council operates the Pennsylvania Problem Gambling helpline, 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537). More resources, including a 24-hour chat service, are also available at www.pacouncil.com.
Turn Clocks Ahead One Hour This Weekend
Daylight saving time will begin on Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., so it’s time again to turn clocks ahead one hour Saturday night.
This is also a good time to check batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, which should also be replaced every 10 years.
Daylight saving time will end on Nov. 6.
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