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HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) today announced that every school district in the 80th Legislative District has been approved to receive a $25,000 grant from the state to assist with security enhancements.
Fall has finally arrived and with it, hunting season is in full swing. With Blair County having such a large number of hunters, I wanted to share information about the newest laws impacting our sportsmen.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) will host a Dessert Social for Veterans on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. with American Legion Post 516 at the American Legion Park social hall in Hollidaysburg.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) to allow motorcycles to display a Purple Heart/Combat Wounded Veteran registration plate, as long as the owner is a recipient of the military decoration, has passed both the House and Senate and is now on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) this week applauded the award of $99,303 in Safe Schools Targeted grant for two school districts in the 80th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – This week, Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) was presented with a Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Pennsylvania for her consistent support of small businesses in the Commonwealth.
Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government developed a more secure form of identification, known as REAL ID, for Americans seeking to fly domestically and/or enter certain federal buildings. Full implementation of REAL ID is scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) today announced a $93,500 state grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority for the purchase of residential water service meters.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) is hosting a shredding event on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 2-6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg (across from the state police barracks).
It’s sad to realize that summer is coming to an end and kids will soon be back in school. With that, school buses will become the norm during morning and afternoon commutes and drivers need to allow extra time and be aware of how to share the road safely with buses and other school transportation vehicles.
The 2018-19 state budget is complete – and with no new taxes or fees, and only a 1.7 percent increase over last year’s budget. But those aren’t the only reasons why I voted in favor of this budget. I voted in support of it because it sets Pennsylvania and its residents up for greater success by putting money away in a Rainy Day Fund for the first time in more than a decade, and investing in areas of the budget like career and technical education and fighting the opioid epidemic to help more Pennsylvanians succeed in life. It also dedicates funding to assist our public schools in having tools available to better ensure student safety and helps our EMS companies and rural hospitals with needed funding to make sure vital health care is available.
HARRISBURG – The House approved legislation by Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Judy Ward (R-Blair) to protect consumers and independent pharmacies from unfair drug prices and reimbursement rates.
Although I have been working on many different legislative measures this session, I want to take this opportunity to highlight two of them that are currently in the process of moving through the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
WHAT: Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) is teaming up with Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, chairman of the Board of Pardons, to host a Pathways to Pardons program for individuals in the 80th Legislative District. The Pathways to Pardons program is designed to help residents better understand the application process and the requirements that must be met for a pardon to be considered. Attendees will be able to ask questions following the presentation.
The economy and job market nationwide have been steadily improving; however, here in Pennsylvania there is still a lot we can do to make the Commonwealth a more desirable place to do business and to increase the productivity of companies already established here.