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Senator Killion Appointed to Policy Committee
I am proud to have been appointed to serve as a new member of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.
The Committee supports the members of our Caucus through research and development of ideas and initiatives. Over the years, the Committee has held numerous public hearings throughout the state on issues that are important and timely to constituents. In development of policy proposals, Members may turn ideas and strategies into legislation.
On September 15, 2016, I took part in a public hearing to receive testimony on Waterfront Development Tax Credits, and worked with Senator Dave Argall, Chair of the Committee, in holding the hearing at the Talen Energy Stadium in the City of Chester. This was a great venue to bring forth a number of individuals and groups to discuss economic redevelopment opportunities for our area.
This will be a great opportunity and I look forward to serving on this Committee
Pennsylvania Granted Real ID Extension
Effective Thursday, January 19, 2017, Pennsylvania has been granted an extension until June 5, 2017 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fix state law to allow for federal REAL ID compliance. The extension will allow for work to be done to resolve Pennsylvania’s noncompliance. DHS has also indicated that additional time will be granted if necessary.
I am a co-sponsor of and I support legislation that may soon be introduced in the new 2017-18 Session that would repeal Pennsylvania’s “REAL ID Nonparticipation Act”. Until the General Assembly passes legislation to allow Pennsylvania to become REAL ID compliant, I suggest monitoring PennDOT’s website at www.penndot.gov or DHS’s website at www.dhs.gov for guidance on when a federally-approved identification is needed to access certain federal facilities and for air travel. In the meantime, I will be sure to keep you advised of events that occur regarding the legislation.
PennDOT Student Summer Employment
An exciting employment opportunity for students was recently announced by the Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
PennDOT will sponsor a summer employment program for students who are registered as full-time college students for the fall 2017 semester. The deadline for the applications for this year as Friday, February 10, 2017.
Interested applicants must complete an online application at www.employment.pa.gov , under the Student Internship Positions category. Students who are interested in applying may contact my office for additional information.
Aqua Pennsylvania to Restrict Paoli Pike Next Week for Water Main Improvement in West Goshen Township, Chester County
Aqua Pennsylvania is planning lane restrictions on Paoli Pike at the intersection with Long Lane in West Goshen Township, Chester County, on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for a water main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this area. The work schedule in dependent on the weather.
Aqua Pennsylvania will complete the project under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
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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