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Capitol Office 
41-B East Wing, Main Captitol 
P.O. Box 202117
Harrisburg PA 17120-2117
Phone: (717) 787-1117
Fax: (717) 705-1889
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Offices
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-6000
Fax: (570) 255-0133
(800) 278-3930
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

133 West Tioga St., Suite 4
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4777
Fax: (570) 836-4772
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

email: kboback@pahousegop.com

Slow Down to Get Around Law Now in Effect
1/10/2019

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This email includes:
  • Slow Down to Get Around
  • Attention Veterans!
  • It’s Official!
  • It's About Jobs
  • Think Summer!
  • Another Successful PA Farm Show
  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
 
 
Slow Down to Get Around Law Now in Effect

An expansion of the state law designed to protect roadside workers is now in effect in Pennsylvania.

Act 83 of 2018 adds trash haulers to the list of vehicles, including stationary tow trucks, mail delivery vans and other vehicles involved in performing a roadside service, to those for which a driver must slow down when passing.

Drivers are required to move at least one lane away when possible or slow down and be ready to stop if they cannot.

This law is in addition to the “Steer Clear” law requiring drivers to move over when approaching an emergency response scene.
 
 
Attention Veterans!


The Mobile Vet Center will be parked at the Ace Hardware-Brady and Cavany Store parking lot in Eaton Township this Monday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some of the services available for veterans and their dependents include individual, group, family and bereavement counseling; medical referrals; assistance in applying for Veterans Affairs benefits; employment counseling; guidance and referrals; and alcohol and drug assessments.

On the following day (Tuesday, Jan. 15), veterans outreach hours will be offered at the Dallas district office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A claims consultant from the Wilkes-Barre VFW will be on hand to address questions and concerns of local veterans and their families.

This is a great time for veterans to review the benefits earned through their service and see if a change in their circumstances or benefit policies could make them eligible for different programs.

Veterans and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for benefits.
 
 
It’s official!


On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of being on hand for the ribbon-cutting to the new Lackawanna County Government Center in downtown Scranton.

 
 
It’s About Jobs

Two workforce development boards in my district - Lackawanna: Enhancing Partner Pathways and Luzerne/Schuylkill: Invest In Your Future - have each received grants to connect businesses and schools to provide students with job training and development.

The Business-Education Partnership awards, which are federally funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, increase awareness of in-demand technical careers for students, parents, guardians, teachers, and school faculty.
 
 
Think Summer!

PennDOT is accepting applications from current college students for its summer 2019 employment program. The program runs May through August to supplement the permanent workforce.

Students will assist in completing summer maintenance work and sign upgrade services, provide maintenance and custodial services at roadside rest facilities, and perform laboring and flagging duties in maintenance organizations and highway worksites.

All applicants must be at least 18 years old, enrolled full-time in college for the Fall 2019 semester and have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. The hourly rate is $13.56.

All candidates – both new hires and re-hires – must apply online at www.employment.pa.gov. Candidates should also notify my district office at (610) 323-3299 about their application submission by Friday, Feb. 15.
 
 
If you own a small business….


On Wednesday, Jan. 23, a representative from the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center will visit the Tunkhannock district office from 10 a.m. to noon.

The center provides educational programs and no-cost, confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business.
 
 
Another Successful PA Farm Show

There’s still time to stop by if you haven’t yet visited the largest indoor exposition of its kind along the East Coast.

The 103rd Farm Show will wrap up Saturday, after hundreds of thousands of visitors have walked through the doors at the Farm Show Complex near Harrisburg.

You can view the list of winners from the 117th district and around the state on the Farm Show website by clicking here.

The site also includes hundreds of photos from the week, categorized by competition.
 
 
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

In recognition of January as Cervical Health Awareness Month, residents are reminded of the Commonwealth’s HealthyWoman Program, a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program for those who are not insured or whose insurance doesn’t cover the screenings.

Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.

The most common form of cervical cancer starts with pre-cancerous changes that can be found and treated before they turn into cancer. The changes do not have symptoms but can be detected through regular screening.

Among the services offered are pelvic exams, Pap smears and follow-up diagnostic tests for an abnormal screening result. Cervical cancer screenings are recommended for women beginning at age 21.

For more information, call the HealthyWoman hotline at 1-800-215-7494 or click here.
 

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105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive, Dallas, PA 18612 | (570) 675-6000, (800) 278-3930
133 West Tioga Street, Suite 4, Tunkhannock, PA 18657| Phone: (570) 836-4777
41-B East Wing, Main Capitol, PO Box 202117, Harrisburg PA 17120-2117 | Phone: (717) 787-1117
Email: kboback@pahousegop.com
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