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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

Preparing for Winter Weather
1/18/2019

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This email includes:
  • Growing the Pinchot State Forest
  • Attention Veterans!
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures
  • Radon – Is your home safe?
  • Increasing Access to Life-Saving Medication
 
 
Preparing for Winter Weather


Harsh winter weather is in the forecast for the next several days. In preparation for the upcoming storm, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) offers some commonsense tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe on the roads and in your homes during winter weather emergencies.

Please click here for the details.



Also, if you must travel, please visit www.511pa.com for the latest road conditions.
 
 
Growing the Pinchot State Forest


Thanks to a donation by the Earth Conservancy, the Pinchot State Forest District, parts of which are in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties, is growing by more than 400 acres.

Please click here for more information, including how this move will also involve the 165-mile D and L Trail.
 
 
Attention Veterans


VFW Assistant Service Officer Luis Ybarra visits my Dallas district office on the third Tuesday of each month. He is shown meeting this week with Ray Kinney from Hunlock Creek to discuss veterans programs and benefits.

Thank you for your service, Luis and Ray!
 
 
It was an honor and a privilege….


….to be asked to offer the invocation to open session this past Wednesday.
 
 
PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

All PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed this Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

My district offices and Harrisburg office will also be closed during the same time period.
 
 
Ladies in the House!


The 2019-20 session of the General Assembly features a record 51 women serving in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.

Eight of us are in positions of House leadership, including myself as majority chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee. I chair the Ladies of the House Caucus along with my Co-Chair, Representative Margo Davison.
 
 
If you own a small business….


This 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.
 
 
Radon – Is Your Home Safe?


An estimated 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards, due to the state’s geology. However, residents can perform a simple test to detect this gas, which is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. High levels of radon tend to be found in basements, but the gas can be found anywhere in the home.

Winter is a good time to test for radon, because doors and windows are generally closed, providing more accurate results. Simple radon test kits are inexpensive and available at home improvement and hardware stores.

January is National Radon Action Month. Please click here for more information.
 
 
Increasing Access to Life-Saving Medication

As the spring semester gets underway at colleges and universities across the state, students with known or unknown food allergies could have an extra layer of protection in the event of an allergic reaction.

Act 93 of 2018 authorizes colleges and universities to have non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors on hand in case of an emergency. The law also applies to law enforcement agencies, summer camps, restaurants, amusement parks, sports facilities and other facilities to carry non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors.

With food allergies becoming more prevalent in our society, increasing access to life-saving medication is more important than ever.

Experts estimate 1 in 13 children in the United States have food allergies and allergic reactions result in 90,000 emergency room visits and approximately 1,500 deaths annually.
 

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Office Locations
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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