May. 17, 2019

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Blight Roundtable Scheduled
On Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at the Canonsburg Municipal Building, 68 E. Pike St., Suite 2, I will be holding a roundtable discussion on blight.

Many municipal centers throughout western Pennsylvania have fallen into disrepair. Blight affects every aspect of our community from home values, to taxes, to crime. This roundtable will help brainstorm new ways to revive our communities.

Participants will include William McGowan, executive director of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington; Rob McIntyre, codes enforcement officer with the city of Washington; Diana Irey-Vaughan, Washington County commissioner; Larry Maggi, Washington County commissioner; Dennis Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and Scott Putman, mayor of the city of Washington.

The public is welcome to attend and listen to the discussion.

Supporting Our National Guard Members and Their Families
Recognizing the sacrifices made by the families of Pennsylvania National Guard Members, the House approved legislation to provide them with education benefits.

House Bill 1324 would extend our current Pennsylvania National Guard Military Education Program by including a Guard member’s spouse or child in this benefit program.

The benefit would pay for 10 semesters/quarters, or five years equivalent, at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education tuition rate.

The Guard member could earn these educational benefits for his or her spouse and/or children by committing to a second obligation of six years with the Pennsylvania National Guard. This would help retain current National Guard members and attract transitioning military service members to Pennsylvania while also supporting Guard families.

The bill now moves to the Senate for its consideration.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Working to support people struggling with depression or other mental health conditions, the House recently designated May as “Mental Health Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth.

Mental illness is not always visible, but it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. This invisibility can make people feel isolated and unable to share their experiences.

Only about half of people impacted by mental illness seek treatment, and too many people struggle in silence. It is important that all Pennsylvanians understand mental illness is a biologically based disorder that requires medical attention.

You can learn more about mental health and services available in Pennsylvania by clicking here.

Fish for Free Next Weekend
If you’ve been thinking about trying fishing or wanting to introduce your child or a friend to the joys of fishing, you’ll have a great chance to do so next weekend!

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host the first of its two annual Fish for Free Days next Sunday, May 26.

On Fish for Free Days, anyone -- resident or non-resident -- can legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways without a license.

All other fishing regulations will still apply.

For your convenience, there are even opportunities to borrow equipment from certain sites at state parks and other locations. You can find those locations by clicking here

The second Fish for Free day is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2019.
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