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January 24, 2020

REMINDER: REAL ID Seminar to be Held on February 12

A number of community residents have questions about the new REAL ID option for driver’s licenses and state-issued photo identification cards. New photo identification standards go into effect for Pennsylvanians on October 1.

I look forward to hosting a seminar in Lititz on February 12 in conjunction with my colleague Senator Scott Martin to offer more information about REAL ID. REAL IDs will not be issued at this event; the seminar is for informational purposes only.

The seminar will be held at the Lancaster Airport Terminal, located at 500 Airport Road. Presentations will be held beginning at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

In addition, local officials will be available at the seminar to offer assistance with marriage certificates and birth certificates. Duplicate marriage certificates can be printed on site, and assistance will be available for duplicate birth certificate applications as well.

More information about marriage certificates is available here, and more information about birth certificates is available here.

A link to register for the seminar is available here.

Higher Education Funding Commission Begins Work in 2020

One of the keys to promoting a strong economy is ensuring our colleges and universities are able to meet the demands of the 21st Century workforce. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Funding Commission recently met for two sessions in Harrisburg to study the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow, as well as the future structure and delivery of higher education.

Video of both sessions is available here. To help keep community residents up-to-date on the work of the Higher Education Funding Commission, I added a link to my website at

I enjoyed visiting with President Peter Gurt and students from the Milton Hershey School earlier this week at our State Capitol. Founded in 1909, The Milton Hershey School was recognized recently on the floor of the House of Representatives for serving students for over 110 years.

U.S. Census Boosts Hiring Efforts for 2020 Count

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to hire as many as 500,000 temporary workers nationwide to help complete the 2020 Census. The part-time positions are open to anyone age 18 or older, and positions are also available on evening and weekends for college students and others who have other responsibilities during daytime hours on weekdays.

More information about the positions and pay rates are available here.

Tips Can Help Community Residents Avoid the Dangers of Winter

Winter is in full swing throughout the region, and the colder temperatures create a number of dangers to people, pets and property. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency offers a number of tips to help community residents emerge from the winter season unscathed.

The tips range from keeping the house warm to dealing with power outages and plumbing issues. More information about how to manage colder temperatures is available here.

Application Deadline for PennDOT Summer Employment is February 14

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Summer Maintenance Program offers short-term job opportunities to many full-time college students. Applications for the program are available now and will be accepted through February 14.

The program is open to full-time college students who are enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and be at least 18 years of age before beginning work. More information about these and other opportunities available to students is available here.

It was a privilege to host Henry and Thelma DeLong at our State Capitol recently. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to visit and schedule a tour!

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