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PHEAA Financial Aid Education Night Scheduled for February 13th

Now is the time that many junior and senior high school students are exploring options for continuing their education. Recognizing the importance of higher education, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) would like to invite you and your parents to attend the PHEAA Financial Aid Education Night which I am cohosting.

PHEAA representatives will explain to students and their families what financial aid opportunities are available and which resources can assist in obtaining them. Please visit for more information.

The free seminar is scheduled for Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 6PM and will be held at the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Center; 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020.

Seating is limited and advance registration for the free seminar is required. Please call my office at 215-638-1784 for questions or to register for this event. If you are unable to attend this event but would like to know more, check with your local guidance counselor to find an event near you.

2020 Trout Stocking Schedule Available Now

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently announced its 2020 trout stocking schedule for all Pennsylvania waterways. This year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission plans to stock approximately 3.2 million trout in 707 streams and 130 lakes open to public angling.

You can search the 2020 trout stocking schedule by county and date here.

Pennsylvania “Do Not Call” List Now Permanent 

Legislation providing for a permanent “Do Not Call” List has been signed into law as Act 73 of 2019.  Additional provisions require a telemarketer using robocalls to provide an opt-out process for the called party within the first few seconds of each call and to include a toll-free call back number that directly connects a person to the opt-out process if a message is left.  Telemarketing calls are also now prohibited on legal holidays.  The “Do Not Call” List is administered and maintained by the Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

According to the Office of the Attorney General, all consumers previously registered are permanently enrolled and not required to re-register.  Click here to enroll on the “Do Not Call” List and here to verify your number is registered and/or submit a complaint.

PA Personal Income Tax Return Filing Options

Once again, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is offering several options for filing your PA Personal Income Tax Return, including by traditional paper forms, padirectfile, or PA e-file.

Padirectfile is a free and secure way to file your return directly with the PA Department of Revenue.  PA e-file is a free option to file your federal and state taxes simultaneously.  Click here for a PA Personal Income Tax Guide and to download paper forms.

Property Tax Rent Rebate Program Applications Available

Eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities can now apply for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2019 through the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Information and applications for the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program are available online at or by calling toll-free 1-888-222-9190. Property Tax Rent Rebate claim forms and more information are also available at my district offices. I encourage local residents to call my office if they have any questions about the program or the application process.

 More information on the program is available here.

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