Senator John Yudichak E-Newsletter

View this email in a browser

In This Update:

  • Senators Ward, Yudichak call for Auditor General to Examine Wolf Administration’s Handling of Long-Term Care Facilities During Pandemic
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Available Now
  • Senate Returns to Session Next Week, Budget Hearings Continue
  • Discounted Fishing Licenses Available for Non-Resident Students

Senators Ward, Yudichak call for Auditor General to Examine Wolf Administration’s Handling of Long-Term Care Facilities During Pandemic

As questions continue to mount over the Wolf Administration’s rules for managing COVID-19 at long-term care facilities, Senator Judy Ward and I have called on PA Auditor General Timothy DeFoor to review the policies from the Department of Health and Department of Human Services and the impact on these long term care facilities.

In a letter to Defoor, we said: “The DOH and DHS have a duty and responsibility to protect our most vulnerable citizens – older adults – from the COVID-19 pandemic. The high death toll in our long-term care living facilities is alarming and reflects a disastrous policy resulting in nearly 70 percent of all deaths in this Commonwealth occurring in elder care facilities early on, a higher proportion than in most other states.”

Senator Ward serves as the chair of the Senate Aging and Youth Committee and I serve as the Vice-Chair. You can read the letter we sent and learn more here.

Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Available Now

Renters struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply now for financial assistance through a program authorized by the General Assembly last month. Applications and more information on the program are available from the Department of Human Services.

Funding for the program was released to counties by Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity on Tuesday.

Senate Returns to Session Next Week, Budget Hearings Continue

The Senate will return to session on Monday. You can follow all committee hearings, meetings, floor debates and votes live at www.PASenateGOP.com.

In addition, the Senate Appropriations Committee will continue its review of Governor Wolf’s budget with hearings featuring the Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education on Thursday.

Discounted Fishing Licenses Available for Non-Resident Students

Non-resident students attending in-state universities now qualify for a discounted fishing license from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The price of a license is $22.97, which is the same price as an annual license for state residents and $30 less than the cost of an annual non-resident license.

Licenses are available through the HuntFishPA online licensing system. The opening day of trout season is April 3.

Facebook Twitter

If you do not wish to receive this email, click here to unsubscribe.

2021 © Senate of Pennsylvania | https://senatoryudichak.com | Privacy Policy