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State Rep. Dwight Evans has been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to the board of directors of the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
Once sworn in, Evans will succeed Thomas Jay Ellis, a Philadelphia lawyer who represented former Gov. Tom Corbett on the 17-member board, which includes members representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
Rep. Dwight Evans reports that it is time to get serious on a state budget through negotiation and compromise – not through stunts and one-sided demands. Also, a new website makes it easier for you to register to vote. And, a new state agency has launched Facebook and Twitter pages to better reach Pennsylvanians about substance use disorders and intervention, prevention and treatment services.
Rep. Dwight Evans writes that he wishes he could find the pony under all the manure emanating from Republicans’ "one-time offer" on the state budget. Read more
Rep. Dwight Evans reports that classes in Philadelphia public schools are scheduled to start Sept. 8 – the day after Labor Day – and a variety of city and state resources are available to make sure the school year begins on the right foot. Read more
Rep. Dwight Evans reports that his office can help recover unpaid life insurance benefits that are turned over to the state Treasurer's Bureau of Unclaimed Property if beneficiaries can’t be located within three years. Also, 8/11 serves as a reminder for all customers and contractors to call 8-1-1 to have underground utility lines marked before digging. Read more
Rep. Dwight Evans urges caution during the excessive heat that’s swamping the Philadelphia region along with some unhealthy ozone levels. Read more
Rep. Dwight Evans invites neighbors in West Oak Lane to take a stand against crime from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the parking lot of Rita’s Water Ice, 6901 Stenton Ave. Also, DEP is inviting small businesses to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to save money and reduce pollution.
Rep. Dwight Evans reports that one-day, SEPTA regional rail passes for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 will be made available through an online lottery scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3. Read more
Rep. Dwight Evans reports that photographs are being sought for 36 Vietnam veterans from Philadelphia County whose names grace the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Also, the House advances a bill that would protect senior citizens from being exploited by a person with power of attorney. Finally, a great quote about the need for a state budget whose numbers make sense. Read more
Rep. Dwight Evans reports that SEPTA has suspended sales for One Day Regional Rail passes for the papal visit in September because of technical problems. Please check www.septa.org for updates. Read more
Rep. Dwight Evans reports that the 14th annual Taking it to the Streets festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, along Ogontz Avenue in the city’s West Oak Lane neighborhood. The daylong festival kicks off with a parade starting at 9 a.m. at 7800 Ogontz Avenue and ending at the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ Church, the epicenter for festival events.
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