State Senator Judy Ward (R-30) has been appointed to serve on a newly created commission focused on addressing the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. The Dairy Future Commission was created by Act 66 of 2019 to study current and future issues affecting dairy farmers and to offer recommendations to promote and strengthen the industry. The bill that created the new panel was approved in June.
Fifty Attorneys General will investigate Google. Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro is among the group launching an investigation into the tech giant’s business practices in accordance with state and federal laws. The bipartisan coalition will investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behavior that harms consumers. Prior investigations of Google uncovered violations—such as the advertising of illegal drugs in the United States—and resulted in the European Commission bringing three antitrust actions against Google.
President Theodore Roosevelt called Pennsylvania’s state Capitol “the handsomest building” he ever saw. Tours of the historic building, which highlight the artistic and architectural features, are offered daily for individuals, and groups of up to 80 people. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, and can be made by calling the Capitol tour office at 1-800-868-7672. Tours are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday, Sunday and most holidays at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Tours vary in time depending on the size of the group. You can also explore the Capitol using the self-guided tour mobile app. For more information, visit http://www.pacapitol.com/plan-a-visit/tours.cfm.
State Representative John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) will host a REAL ID seminar tomorrow for residents of the 82nd District. Beginning October 1st, 2020, Pennsylvania residents will need a REAL ID or another Department of Homeland Security-approved identification to board domestic commercial flights, enter military bases, and enter federal facilities that would normally require ID at the door. The free seminar is Wednesday (September 11th) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at Cedar Grove BIC Church, in Mifflintown.