Shapiro: Organized crime ring fraudulently obtained PA license plates

Shapiro: Organized crime ring fraudulently obtained PA license plates

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro this week announced criminal charges against a dozen people accused of taking part in a major organized crime ring that fraudulently obtained more than 1,000 Pennsylvania license plates and used them to fuel a massive criminal enterprise involving automobiles in multiple states. According to the AG’s office, by illegally renting […]

Wolf urges use of online registration as primary deadline nears

Wolf urges use of online registration as primary deadline nears

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés remind Pennsylvanians that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the May primary election. Citizens are reminded of the availability of Online Voter Registration as a convenient option to register. “Our secure online voter registration, which has been used by more […]

Capitol Roundup: Barletta pushes infrastructure investment

Capitol Roundup: Barletta pushes infrastructure investment

WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta this week repeated his calls for a long-term transportation infrastructure bill, arguing that private industry and local governments need a reliable funding source to plan projects and hire workers. Barletta, R-Hazleton, made that case during a hearing held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and […]

Department of Aging hosts regional Alzheimer’s Disease forum

Department of Aging hosts regional Alzheimer’s Disease forum

WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne has been leading roundtable discussions around the state on Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders. The forums bring together stakeholders from local communities throughout the commonwealth to discuss their engagement in, and the progress of, Pennsylvania’s State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. The forums are […]

Capitol Roundup: Impact of Meals on Wheels in Pennsylvania highlighted

Capitol Roundup: Impact of Meals on Wheels in Pennsylvania highlighted

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Department of Aging this week provided information on the Meals on Wheels programs during a meeting of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. “As the state unit on aging, PDA is formally charged with administering nutrition services authorized in Title III, Section C of the Older Americans Act,” said […]

Capitol Roundup: Wolf says Trump budget will harm Pennsylvania communities

Capitol Roundup: Wolf says Trump budget will harm Pennsylvania communities

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf this week reacted strongly to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, saying it will harm communities across Pennsylvania. “Thousands of Pennsylvanians rely on programs that are being eliminated or dramatically cut in President Trump’s budget proposal,” Wolf said in a news release. Wolf said senior citizens receive food from Meals on […]