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Senator Killion Announces $3 million Grant for Construction of Innovative Recycling Plant in Marcus Hook
My efforts in advocating for a $3 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant were successful and will help in the construction of a Plastics-To-Oil recycling plant in Marcus Hook.
For the past several months I have been working with local elected officials and the Agilyx Corporation to bring a high-tech recycling plant to the region. The facility is amazing and will help clean up the environment and create jobs in the region.
The Agilyx Corporation is planning to build a $35 million plastic recycling plant in Marcus Hook Borough, Delaware County. The plant is designed to use innovative technology to process hard-to-recycle plastics that are currently not able to be recycled by traditional processes and ultimately end up in landfills.
Once completed, the plant will be able to recycle 50 tons of plastic each day. Also significant to note, the byproduct of this novel recycling process yields a Synthetic Crude Oil product that will be used by local refining and aviation companies.
I am glad I was able to work with all the stakeholders involved to help bring this project to our region. The plant will be a big win for protecting the environment and creating jobs in the region.
Apply Now for Home Heating Assistance Program
Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is taking applications through March 31, 2017 for home heating assistance to qualifying low- and fixed-income individuals and families, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
Income eligibility for heating assistance for a household of one is $17,820, increasing incrementally with a family of ten’s income eligibility set at $73,815. Each additional person over ten raises the limit by $6,240.
Archmere Seniors Visit Senator Killion District Office
On Thursday, this week, I hosted three Archmere Academy students who are seniors, Matthew Etzrodt, Haley Levinsky, and Sean Murry for their Senior Career Day. These students shadowed me and my staff and learned more about how my offices operate. They also met with several individuals and groups representing different interest areas, including environment and business. I wish them all the best in future endeavors.
Senator Killion Prepares for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session
As we approach the new 2017-2018 Legislative Session, which begins on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, I’d like to provide a brief update upon the conclusion of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session, which officially ended this week, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
During the 2015-2016 Session, there were: 1,413 Senate Bills introduced; 495 Senate Resolutions introduced; 2,435 House Bills introduced; and 1,116 House Resolutions introduced.
In 2015, there were 96 Acts on general legislation approved. In 2016, there were 175 Acts on general legislative approved. In all, 271 new laws were approved over the past two years.
Since being sworn-in as State Senator in May, I was prime-sponsor of 9 Senate Bills and co-sponsored 36 Senate Bills. I was a prime-sponsor of 4 Senate Resolutions and co-sponsored 63 Senate Resolutions. I am very proud of the work we have done and that several of my prime-sponsor bills became law.
Beginning Thursday, December 1, co-sponsorship memos will begin being circulated by all Senators regarding new legislation that will be introduced; given new bill numbers; and referred to respective Committees when we return to Session January. I am reviewing these co-sponsorship memos as they are received; and will be soon circulating my own co-sponsorship memos to all Senators for my prime-sponsor legislation.
I look forward to continuing to serve all communities in Chester and Delaware County. I appreciate all of the residents who have reached out to me to share their thoughts, and I encourage you to continue to share with me your views as we prepare for the new 2017-2018 Legislative Session.
Beginning December 31, 2016, PennDOT will no longer issue vehicle registration stickers. While stickers will no longer be required, you will still need to renew your vehicle registration annually and present the card when requested by police and at safety inspections. Police will be able to verify registration electronically. Eliminating the stickers is expected to save taxpayers more than $1 million each year.
For more information, please visit PennDOT’s website at http://www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE-SERVICES/Title-Registration/Pages/Registration-Stickers.aspx#.V1g-72bD-Uk
Property Tax and Rent Rebate Deadline Approaching
Pennsylvania Tax and Rent Rebate Program deadline is December 31st for eligible Pennsylvanians. Just as a reminder free application assistance is available through local Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Centers and PA Department of Revenue district offices.
Age, income and disability are critical eligibility factors. First time filers will need photocopies of documents providing proof of age, a spouse’s death certificate if widowed, and proof of permanent disability, if applicable.
Obtain the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program application online or by mail or call 1-888-PATAXES. Questions may be answered by the Online Customer Service Center. If you have already applied and 8 to 10 weeks have lapsed since filing, contact the PA Department of Revenue for a status report on your rebate.
How We Can Help You
Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:
Satellite offices have been set up to provide close-to-home services to area residents. The locations and hours are listed here:
Nether Providence Township Building
Edgmont Township Building
Borough of Marcus Hook
Kennett Township Building
The Chester Township Municipal Building
How to Contact Me
I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.
The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.
Senate Box 203009
100 Evergreen Drive