Senator Ward, J E-Newsletter

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December 20, 2018

Dear Friend:

I am humbled to have the opportunity to represent Blair, Huntingdon, Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties in the Pennsylvania Senate. Over the past four years as a State Representative, I have had thousands of conversations with local residents at community events throughout the region. The input I receive from these discussions is extremely valuable. Knowing how you feel about the issues facing our communities helps me better represent you.

Serving in the Senate is a solemn responsibility, and one I take very seriously. Part of that responsibility means keeping the lines of communication open between myself, my office, and the communities I represent. To help meet that responsibility, I plan to send out electronic newsletter updates on a regular basis to ensure local residents know what is happening both in Harrisburg and in the communities of the 30th Senatorial District.

I appreciate hearing your perspectives on the issues facing our region. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to share your thoughts, or if I can assist you with any problems related to state government. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Senator-elect Judy Ward

District Offices Are Ready to Serve Local Communities

My district offices serve as a point of first contact when you have any problems relating to state agencies, or if you would like to share your thoughts on state or local issues. These offices are all open and ready to serve the needs of the community.

The Blair County office is located at 1904 North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The phone number for the Blair County office is (814) 695-8386.

The existing 30th Senatorial District office location in Fulton County will remain open at 201 Lincoln Way West, Suite 102 in McConnellsburg. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The phone number for the Fulton County office is (717) 485-3616.

My Harrisburg office will be located in Room 460 of the Capitol Building. The office will have the same hours as the district offices. The phone number for the Harrisburg office is (717) 787-5490.

Some of the services offered at the district offices include:

  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Information and help with problems with insurance programs, such as Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Voter registration forms.
  • Requests for birth and death certificates.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Informational brochures and booklets.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Arranging tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues. 

Property Tax Rent Rebate Applications Due December 31

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is available to eligible residents age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older. Eligible applicants must submit an application by December 31 in order to receive a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2017.

More information on the program is available by contacting one of my district office or by clicking here.

I appreciated the chance to tour the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center alongside Eileen Cipriani, Deputy Secretary for the Department of Labor Workforce Development, and Carol Kilko, Deputy Secretary for Department of Community and Economic Development.

Programs Available to Assist Pennsylvania’s Military and Veterans

The brave men and women who have served our nation in the military deserve our deepest respect and most sincere appreciation. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs administers four programs that allow state residents to support veterans, active duty military members and their families by making tax-deductible donations.

More information about the Military Family Relief Assistance Program, the Veterans’ Trust Fund, Residents’ Welfare Funds, and the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund is available here.

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