HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) today announced that Chester County Conservation District has been awarded a $61,000 state grant through the Watershed Restoration Protection Program, which will be used to institute Agricultural Best Management Practices on three mushroom farms in New Garden Township.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to overhaul and strengthen Act 47 of 1987, Pennsylvania’s Financially Distressed Municipalities Act, is now on its way to the governor’s desk. House Bill 1773, sponsored by Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester), represents the most significant update yet to the laws governing economically distressed communities with the goal of returning them to fiscal stability.
HARRISBURG – The House this week unanimously concurred with Senate amendments on a bill by Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) that would establish a licensing program for community respite services, making it easier for senior citizens to receive appropriate transitional care as they age.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester/Delaware) announced today that the Kennett Area Senior Center will receive a state grant as part of a $2 million statewide plan to modernize senior centers across the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – By unanimous votes, the House passed two bills sponsored by Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester), which would cut consumer fees for cashing government checks and establish a minimum time frame for consumer loan contracts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for tax year 2012 are now available.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) who authored legislation providing for the safe disposal of electronic devices, is reminding residents that beginning today, Thursday, Jan. 24, electronic devices can no longer be thrown away with other trash.
HARRISBURG – A new fishing season is on the horizon, and anglers can prepare themselves by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) said today.
HARRISBURG -- About $200 million in impact fees, from the 58 companies drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, is now being disbursed to Pennsylvania counties and municipalities, including more than $423,000 to Chester County.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) is open to students enrolled in career programs that are significant to the state’s economy, such as energy, advanced materials and diversified manufacturing, or agriculture and food production, Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) announced today.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently launched a new effort designed to improve safety on Pennsylvania roadways, Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) today announced the availability of mini-grants to support children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and families that include an individual with an ASD.
HARRISBURG – Individuals filing their 2011 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help the state’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the Military Family Relief Assistance Program, Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) announced today.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, on Nov. 9, Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) announced today.
Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) would like to inform residents that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering assistance for families facing foreclosure. The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program, managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), is available for those who are delinquent on their mortgage payments.