Two people were injured in a one-vehicle weekend accident in Juniata County.  According to State Police, 78-year-old James Kautz of Newville was the operator of a Chevy Silverado on Route 74 in Turbett Township Saturday just after 6:00 am.  Kautz’s vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and struck the guide rail.  A passenger, 74-year-old Sandra Kautz, was transported to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. The driver sustained moderate injuries.

 

Following months of hearings by the House State Government Committee, House Republicans have unveiled legislation to transform and improve Pennsylvania’s election process to restore integrity and trust in elections.  The comprehensive Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1300) introduced by House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) addresses several flaws in the Commonwealth’s Election Code.  The measure was written with input from state and local election officials and election experts.  To increase voter access, the bill would allow for early in-person voting beginning in 2025, and correct defects on mail-in ballots, such as unsigned or undated ballots.  The legislation would tighten security by expanding upon Pennsylvania’s current voter identification law, require regular election audits, and improve election uniformity among the 67 counties as required by the Pennsylvania Constitution.

 

United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) conducted a second COVID-19 Impact Survey one year after the Governor’s Emergency Declaration, with returns showing that many households continue to struggle, including working families. Pennsylvanians have greater concern about mental health and well-being, and responses show a 10-percent increase in low to middle-income households’ ability to pay monthly bills as a result of state and federal pandemic assistance. However, a top ongoing concern for low to middle-income households is affording housing costs, which is unchanged from the first impact survey conducted in August 2020.  For more information about COVID-19 pandemic resources, visit www.uwp.org.  For free immediate and personalized help, visit https://www.pa211.org/.

 

Pennsylvania Hunting and furtaker licenses for 2021-22 go on sale today (June 14th).  The new license year begins July 1st.  The Game Commission says general hunting licenses cost $20.97 for Pennsylvania residents, and $101.97 for nonresidents.  Resident senior hunters and furtakers age 65 and older can purchase one-year licenses for $13.97, or lifetime licenses for $51.97. A complete list of licensing requirements can be found at www.pgc.pa.gov.