Sep. 12, 2019 / Weekly Roundup

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#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol
Don’t Miss These Free Events

Financial Aid Seminars
Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Third Presbyterian Church, 425 Union St., Uniontown

Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Meyersdale High School Auditorium, 1349 Shaw Mines Road, Meyersdale

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and local schools, including vocational schools and institutions of higher education, will be on hand to help students with financial aid questions. The seminars are open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as non-traditional students and their families. 

Senior Safe Driving Courses
Friday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Third Presbyterian Church, 425 Union St., Uniontown

Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meyersdale American Legion, 413 Grant St., Meyersdale

Seniors for Safe Driving will provide a PennDOT-approved course for Mature Driver Improvement. The course is designed for drivers 55 years of age and older to become safer and more confident on the road. Upon completion of the course, participants may receive a minimum 5% discount on their auto insurance premium for three years, as mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Registration is required. Participants must register at or 1-800-559-4880.

Click here for a full listing of upcoming events.
Busy Serving the 51st District

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Walmart, the dogs of Fayette County can now enjoy a leash-free canine park. The blighted property was reclaimed and renovated to create the only dog park in the county. The funding will also assist in the purchase of bikes that can be rented and used on the Sheepskin Trail. 

The Redstone Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, also received a $10,000 grant from Walmart. The contribution will benefit workforce development throughout the county.

I am pictured with Brian Cipolletti, store manager for Walmart in Uniontown; Muriel Nuttall, executive director for the Fayette Chamber of Commerce; and Jason Klipa, director of public affairs and government relations at Walmart.


My Fall Newsletter is Available Now

There’s some important information about reforming our election process and the state budget’s financial priorities, as well as upcoming event details in my fall newsletter. It will be arriving in your mailbox soon, but just click here if you’d like to take a look now.

Online Absentee Ballot Applications Launch Monday

Starting with this year’s General Election, voters who need to vote by absentee ballot may apply for the ballot online.

The mobile-friendly, online application site, available at, will go live on Monday, Sept. 16, the first day that registered voters may apply for absentee ballots for the Nov. 5 election.

When an applicant completes the online form, the information is forwarded directly to the appropriate county elections office for processing. The applicant will then be provided with a ballot that must be completed and either mailed or hand-delivered to the appropriate county election office by the deadline, which is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election, or Nov. 1 this year.

The online application system will be accessible for all domestic Pennsylvania voters this year and to military and overseas voters by 2020.

Absentee ballots may be cast by individuals with illnesses or disabilities, individuals who will be away from their municipality on business on Election Day, and Pennsylvania students attending out-of-state colleges or universities, among others. For more information, click here.
Free Naloxone Available on Sept. 18 and 25

In ongoing efforts to prevent opioid overdose deaths, free naloxone will be available at 95 locations across the state on Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 to any Pennsylvanian who wants it to help save lives.

Locally, distributions will take place at Fayette County Signature HealthCARE, 100 New Salem Road, Suite 102, Uniontown, and Somerset County Signature HealthCARE, 651 South Center Ave., Somerset, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last.

Naloxone is used to reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain. Since November 2014, more than 25,000 people have been revived with naloxone by police officers and EMS providers in Pennsylvania.

In addition to being able to get naloxone for free on Sept. 18 and 25, it is carried at most pharmacies across the state year-round and may be obtained through a standing order prescription available from the Department of Health.  Naloxone is also available to many with public and private insurance at pharmacies either for free or at a low cost.

Additional information about naloxone and drug abuse treatment is available here.
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