Newsletter is available online; my office can help with heating assistance applications; and please act now for uninterrupted emails

Winter 2016 newsletter is available online

My latest newsletter is available by clicking here or on the icon of the newsletter seen at the left.

The Winter 2016 edition includes updates on my efforts to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program – CHIP – through 2017 and to maintain the Wabash Station post office branch.

It’s also packed with information about other important state programs, including the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Last year, my staff completed over 500 property tax/rent rebate applications, putting more than $237,000 back in the hands of constituents.

And, there’s information about the events I’m sponsoring, including:

  • Free document-shredding events in Crafton Park on April 23 and in Green Tree Park on May 14;
  • Pittsburgh Marathon Spectator Zone celebration in the West End on May 1; and
  • Bus tour to Harrisburg to visit the Capitol, the State Museum and Hollywood Casino on May 4.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to view the newsletter so you can learn more about my efforts to represent you effectively around the district and in Harrisburg.

Heating assistance available, and my office can help

We’ve weathered a blizzard and some historic low temperatures. However, it’s a safe bet that some cold days and nights remain.

Less than 50 days remain to apply for home heating assistance through LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP applications will be accepted through April 1.

LIHEAP helps low-income families -- both renters and homeowners -- pay their heating bills and deal with such heating emergencies as a broken furnace, fuel shortage or utility service shutoff.

Online applications can be completed by visiting Paper applications also are available through my office. Information also is available from the state Department of Human Services’ website,

Act now for uninterrupted emails from me

Please click here to ensure you receive my legislative emails during the 60-day blackout period that precedes the April 26 primary.

If you don’t take this simple action, you’ll miss out on email updates from me regarding state and district issues.