HARRISBURG, April 28 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced an investment of more than $890,000 in state funding to three projects in York County. “I’m extremely pleased to announce that $735,875 will be invested in our York County rail system and more than $150,000 in our York County neighborhoods,” Hill-Evans said. “The $735,875 investment to the York Rail Main Line Reconstruction projection in York County is a testament to the importance of maintaining the commonwealth’s position as a leader in this vital industry,” Hill-Evans said. “Approximately 14 miles of track will be rehabilitated and three bridges repaired with the aid of this funding, an investment that we will reap the benefits from for generations to come.” The total project has a $1.05 million cost, with funding provided from the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program. More than $40 million in funding was awarded across the commonwealth. In addition to the RTAP funding, Hill-Evans also announced $155,000 in funding for two projects in York County made available via the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program, also known as the State Housing Trust Fund, administered by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. “Both the YWCA York and York Habitat for Humanity 2017 Building Project have been awarded funds that will benefit those York County residents most in need,” she said. “For example, Read more
Animals provide us joy, companionship and perform important jobs every day for the people of Pennsylvania. Whether it’s providing comfort to a victim of crime, assisting our first responders or simply welcoming us home from a long day at work – we owe our thanks to our furry and feathered friends. One important way we can show our gratitude is by being their voices and advocates. While your dog or cat may be able to tell you when they are hungry or want attention, they and other animals aren’t able to propose laws or speak out against cruelty. That’s why I was proud to sponsor the unanimously adopted House Resolution 246, designating April “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month” in Pennsylvania. During this month we recognize and celebrate the victories the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – the ASPCA – and other animal advocates have made assisting and promoting the humane care and treatment of animals. In addition to observing the month, we can and should take action to raise awareness about the abuse and neglect of animals. That includes promoting signs of abuse and steps we can all take to report suspected cases. Signs of abuse include: • Tick or flea infestations. • Wounds on the body. • Patches of missing hair. • Extremely thin, starving animals. • Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans speaks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 246, a Resolution designating the month of April 2017 as "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month" in Pennsylvania. Read more
HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans has introduced legislation that would offer additional protections for students and taxpayers in the event of a charter school’s closure. Under House Bill 1249 , a charter school that has been notified that its charter will not be renewed or will be terminated may not continue to enroll new students unless the charter school has filed an appeal. If the school’s appeal is denied by the state Charter School Appeal Board, the charter school would have to immediately stop enrolling new students. “In York, we know how difficult the closure of a charter school can be. We shouldn’t allow charter schools to continue enrolling students if they know they are going to close,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s unfair to those children and unnecessarily disruptive to their education.” Making this change would also alleviate concerns about charter schools that are anticipating closure enrolling more students in order to artificially inflate any payments based on enrollment when a school closes its doors. The bill only applies if a charter school hasn’t appealed a non-renewal or termination decision or if that appeal has been denied, Hill-Evans said. H.B. 1249 has been referred to the House Education Committee. Hill-Evans initially offered the bill as an amendment to the Republican-backed House Bill 97 – legislation she said that falls short of providing much-needed reform Read more
State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, joined Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Thursday to hear the results of his recent audit of the York City School District. "I am happy to hear that the district is making good financial progress but it is clear there is more work to be done," Hill-Evans said. "I look forward to working with the community to give our children the quality education they deserve." Click here to read more about the steps the York City School District has already taken to address issues raised in the audit. Read more
A tax amnesty period for Pennsylvanians will run from April 21, 2017 through June 19, 2017. During this limited 60-day period, the state Department of Revenue will waive all penalties and half of the interest on eligible tax delinquencies for anyone who participates in the 2017 Tax Amnesty Program. For more information, please click here . Read more
HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York County, will host “Shredding for Literacy,” an event to help constituents safely dispose of personal documents and put books in the hands of local children, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22. The free community shredding event will be held at Lafayette Plaza, North Pershing Avenue and West Philadelphia Street, York. Community members can bring personal financial documents that are no longer needed and any other papers that contain confidential information for shredding. Examples include documents that contain Social security, credit card or bank account numbers, credit card applications, canceled or unused checks and bank statements. Those attending can bring as many documents as they can fit in their vehicles. Hill-Evans asks that for every box of shredding material, attendees donate a lightly used book to be given to local students. “This event is not only a great way to help protect yourself from identity theft, but a chance to help children in our community as well,” Hill-Evans said. Documents will be shredded on site, and all of the shredded paper will be recycled. Read more
Applicants now have until July 1st each year to apply for the LAI to attend Valley Forge Military College in the fall. There is no difference in process or award amounts between 1st-round nominees and 2nd-round nominees. What is the PA Legislative Appointment Initiative? The Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative (LAI) currently allows each of Pennsylvania’s 203 Representatives, and 50 Senators, to appoint a student from their district as the Commonwealth Scholar for guaranteed admission and a guaranteed partial scholarship to Valley Forge Military College — The Military College of Pennsylvania. A student awarded the Legislative Appointment Initiative Scholarship may receive the award for up to two years. Am I eligible to apply? The Legislative Scholarship is only available to Pennsylvania residents only at Valley Forge Military College, The Military College of Pennsylvania. The minimum academic requirements are a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1000 (or an ACT score of 17). You can apply directly through your local state representative’s or senator’s office or you can apply for the program by applying first to Valley Forge. You must be a Pennsylvania resident. You also must be a legal resident of the district from where you apply. When can I apply? You can apply at any time during your senior year up until July 1st of the year you wish to attend. Read more
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will now have until April 7 to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The federally funded program was slated to end March 31, 2017, but the Wolf Administration decided that given the unpredictable weather this winter, Pennsylvania would extend the program, giving people extra time to apply for funding. “Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable were able to heat their homes this winter because of LIHEAP,” said Governor Wolf. “By keeping the program open longer, we hope to provide additional assistance to those who are struggling to keep their family warm.” LIHEAP offers assistance in the form of a cash grant sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Some households are eligible for both types of assistance. Cash grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. In addition to proof of income and household size, applicants must provide a recent bill or a statement from their fuel dealer verifying their customer status and the type of fuel used. “Everyone deserves a safe, warm home. I encourage Pennsylvanians to apply today to ensure they have the necessary resources to stay warm as the climate continues to be unpredictable,” said Department of Read more
YORK, March 23 – In celebration of Women’s History Month and to promote area entrepreneurship, state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will host a roundtable featuring women business leaders and offer resources for starting a business. The roundtable will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, March 31 at Hill-Evans’ district office, Suite 3, 53 E. North St., 17401. The panel will feature constituents who are business leaders and owners in the district, including: Joan Mummert, president/CEO of the York History Center Toni Calderone, co-owner of Tutoni’s Restaurant Alexandria Keener, co-owner of My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe Joanne Ekeledo, owner of Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast In addition to offering information on state resources for opening a business and a chance to network, panel discussions will aid existing business owners in mentoring new entrepreneurs. “If you are interested in opening a business, improving yours or helping others, I hope to see you there,” Hill-Evans said. Light drinks and refreshments will be offered. For more information, those interested can visit Hill-Evans’ office or call (717) 848-9595. Read more
YORK, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans released the following statement regarding Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today to close State Correctional Institute-Pittsburgh. “Governor Wolf is delivering on a promise to reform the state’s criminal justice system and save taxpayer money,” said Hill-Evans, D-York. “I see his action as both a commitment to lowering incarceration rates in Pennsylvania and a cost-saving measure to help balance the state’s budget. “Although a decision like this is always difficult, Pennsylvania simply cannot afford to spend money on monolithic prisons when we have better-targeted forms of rehabilitation and new courts that are better suited to intervene in cases involving low-level drug offenses or in cases involving veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. “I see a new path in Pennsylvania toward offender-reintegration and a renewed focus on getting people back into the workforce while receiving the help and rehabilitation they need.” Read more
Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans invites you to stop by her Constituent Service Office in York for help with all state and government related issues.
The office is located at 53 E. North Street, Suite 3, York, PA 17401. Or call 717-848-9595. Read more
Pennsylvania received a limited extension through June 6 to update driver’s licenses to meet requirements under the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, but the General Assembly must still act quickly to comply. Without action, Pennsylvanians could be denied access to federal facilities and eventually even airline travel. Specifically, Pennsylvanians will need federally approved ID for air travel beginning Jan. 22, 2018, and with the limited extension we will need a federally approved ID to access federal buildings, nuclear power plants and military bases beginning June 7, 2017. Rest assured, I am following this issue very closely and am doing everything possible to ensure that we pass comprehensive changes to comply with the federal government. Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/pennsylvania for the most up to date information on the requirements and remember that my office can help you obtain a birth certificate or driver’s license. Read more
We’re entering the coldest time of the year in our area, and it’s more important than ever to ensure that your heating system is working properly and your home is warm. An extended cold streak can cause serious damage to a home without heat or even cause serious health issues for those living in it. Read more
Get more info on what you can do now that several Unemployment Compensation Service Centers have closed and longer wait times are being experienced by those looking for help. Read more
HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans today was sworn into office during a Capitol ceremony for her first term as state representative for the 95th Legislative District. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January, every two years. This year is Pennsylvania’s 201st legislative session. “The opportunity to serve York as its state representative is very exciting,” said Hill-Evans, D-York. “I look forward to representing my constituents’ voice in Harrisburg, while learning more about the legislative process and issues facing Pennsylvania. “As a York native, I will work hard to advance our community and propel York to the forefront of economic development, promote educational excellence and further York’s reputation as a premier community for families, seniors and students alike. There is a lot of work to be done, but I know our community is ready and excited for the tasks at hand.” Hill-Evans also will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in her district office, 53 E. North St., Suite 3, York. There will be refreshments, information on state programs and initiatives, and a ceremony marking her official swearing in. Prior to being elected to the state House, Hill-Evans served on York City Council for eight years. She served as council vice president from 2008 to 2011, before serving as president of York City Council. She also Read more
All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Reasons for dog licensing: It’s the law. All dogs three months or older must have a current license. If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations. Read more
YORK, Dec. 21 – State Rep.-Elect Carol Hill-Evans will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at her district office, 53 E. North St., Suite 3. There will be refreshments, information on state programs and initiatives, and a ceremony marking her official swearing into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which will take place Jan. 3 in Harrisburg. “It’s an honor to begin work as state representative, and I hope to meet as many people as possible during the open house,” said Hill-Evans, D-York. “There is a wealth of state resources and help available here, and I look forward to connecting people with programs and solving problems with state services.” Hill-Evans was elected after former state Rep. Kevin Schreiber stepped down to take a position advocating for economic development in York County. Those interested can learn more about Hill-Evans during her open house, by visiting her website at www.PaHouse.com/Hill-Evans , or on Facebook and Twitter . Read more
The myCOMPASS PA online app is now available for download on the Apple and Google Play app stores for use on iPhones and Android smartphones. Among other features, myCOMPASS PA will allow individuals to take photos of necessary documents and upload them directly to their case files through a secure, safe environment. Other key features include: Users will be able to view benefits details after logging in to their myCOMPASS account; Individuals can view their processing status of their applications; and Update case-related information such as address, phone number, email address, and voter registration. In the two weeks after it launched in the Apple store, 4,669 users downloaded the app with 13,680 clients viewing the status of their benefits, 1,568 documents were uploaded, and the app received a 5-star rating. myCOMPASS PA is estimated to save an average of $3.2 million per year by reducing mail processing time, manual information entry, call center calls, postage and printing. Read more
YORK, Dec. 5 – State Rep.-Elect Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced that she is accepting applications for interns in her constituent service office for students seeking a hands-on experience working in state government. Hill-Evans said that duties will include assisting with handling constituent relations, answering phones, planning events and engaging the community of the 95 th Legislative District. "We are looking for students who are excited to learn more about Pennsylvania's legislative process and who want to assist constituents with state-related issues," Hill-Evans said. "Students will become familiar with a variety of legislative issues, while serving as valuable assets to the residents of the 95 th Legislative District.” Interested students should complete an application and send it along with a resume to: Office of Rep.-Elect Carol Hill-Evans, 53 E. North St., Suite 3, York, PA 17401. The information also may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com . The application deadline for the spring semester is Friday, Jan. 6. Additional information about the internship, student eligibility and applications are available by contacting Hill-Evans' constituent service office at 717-848-9595 , or by visiting her website at www.pahouse.com/Hill-Evans . ### Read more
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