A proposal to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania is being met with a chorus of different viewpoints. Legislators, representatives of disparate organizations and residents weighed in on the thorny topic.
To encourage charities and businesses to donate excess food to organizations that can distribute that food to the needy, the entity doing the donating is generally exempt from any legal liability provided that the donation is made “in good faith.”
The state Senate recently approved legislation to create a First Time Homebuyers Savings Account in Pennsylvania.
Franklin County’s Director of Emergency Services John Thierwechter moves to a new role this month as the county’s assistant administrator.
Two bills designed to bolster fire and emergency services in Pennsylvania now head to the state House after senators passed them unanimously.
A resolution introduced by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that marked the anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm recently received approval by the Pennsylvania Senate.
For Pennsylvania lawmakers who see the state’s rising property taxes as an intolerable burden on the state’s fixed-income residents, Monday was a day to try to rally support for repealing the taxes.
Franklin County Emergency Services Telecommunicator Brady Strite is the county’s Employee of the Month for January.
The Pennsylvania State Police will host Southcentral Camp Cadet from June 7-12 at York College. The week-long law enforcement program developed by and coordinated through the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H, gives teens a taste of life as a police recruit.
Justin Slep, Director of the Franklin County Office of Veterans Affairs, has been appointed to the newly established Advisory Committee on the Coordination of Veterans Services.
The Franklin County Solicitor position provides legal counsel and advice for the Board of Commissioners.
Franklin County taxpayers can begin filing their 2019 tax year returns later this month but don't let that stop you from preparing your return.
The multi-faceted Franklin County Court Facility Improvement project is progressing on schedule and continues to be within budget according to Project Manager John Hart.
Franklin County’s Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Kathleen “Kati” McGrath, is Pennsylvania’s 2019 Chief Probation Officer of the Year.
President Judge Shawn D. Meyers administered an Oath of Office last week to the 39th Judicial District’s newest Adult Probation employees.
Franklin and Fulton County’s newest judge took her place Friday on the bench with the 39th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas.
A dozen different projects will receive $267,000 in funding this year through Franklin County ‘s Tourism and Quality of Life Enhancement Grant.
The budget does not increase the county real estate tax but does add an extra 1/4 mill to the library tax.
In an effort to better protect the public and prison corrections staff by ensuring dangerous criminals are held accountable, the House passed a package of bills this week known as the “Smart Justice” package, said Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-89), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which first vetted the bills.
Town Council will conduct a Public Hearing Dec. 9 to review and discuss a Curb and Sidewalk Installation Plan/Map, and consider approving it by Ordinance.
Franklin County Commissioners approved a tentative 2020 $157,971,700 budget on Tuesday. This represents a $5.7 million decrease from the preliminary budget proposed in October.
Veterans Affairs Coordinator Tara Goetz is Franklin County’s November Employee of the Month.
Chambersburg residents have been using electricity from a landmark landfill-gas-to-electricity power plant at Progressive Waste’s Blue Ridge Landfill in Scotland for five years now.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a voting meeting Tuesday to consider the following bills, which focus on criminal justice reforms:
Medical emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. When they do, most people reach for the phone and call 911.