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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.
HARRISBURG - Northern Blair County Senior Center has been chosen as one of 41 senior centers in Pennsylvania to receive a Department of Aging 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grant, courtesy of proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Spring has sprung and many Pennsylvania residents are hitting the waters to enjoy a bit of sport and recreation.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Judy Ward (R-Blair) have proposed consumer protection legislation aimed at addressing common issues faced by community pharmacies.
HARRISBURG – By a vote of 139-56, the House of Representatives passed legislation authored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) to prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG – 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 Thursday, June 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium, 1510 North Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg.
WHAT: Area farmers and those in agriculture-related businesses will gather for a breakfast hosted by Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair), which will feature Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.