Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) yesterday urged Governor Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 2463, legislation that unanimously passed the General Assembly. The bill would require state agencies to respond to Right-to-Know Law requests during a disaster declaration. Last week, Governor Wolf said he would veto the legislation.
Applications are now being accepted for a tax credit program intended to support Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry by helping new farmers get established. According to State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program provides an incentive to landowners who lease or sell their land, buildings and equipment to beginning farmers. Landowners will receive a one-time personal income tax credit for the sale or a multi-year lease of property. Beginning farmers must meet eligibility criteria. Applications can be found on the Department of Agriculture website, agriculture.pa.gov. Of the 7.7 million acres of farmland across Pennsylvania, 41 percent is managed by a farmer 55 years of age or older, and 11 percent of that land is expected to transfer in the next five years.
Traffic patterns will shift this week on the Route 22 paving project in Mifflin County. On Wednesday (July 22nd), traffic controls will close the left (passing) lane on Route 22 near the exit for Business Route 22. There will be rolling slowdowns while the shift is implemented. Motorists are urged to stay alert for workers and for construction vehicles in the work zone.
Juniata County Jury Selection scheduled for today (July 21st) has been cancelled. Any juror who received a summons is excused and should not report. Any questions should be directed to the Prothonotary’s office at 717-436-7715. Monitor the County’s website, and official Facebook page for any updated information.