Open Seat 48th E-Newsletter

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Week of September 3, 2018 

Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop

Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop is a new resource for planning, registering, operating and growing a business in PA, created for entrepreneurs to guide them through all stages of business development, from planning and startup to operation and expansion.  Businesses can find information about Act 32 and Local Earned Income Tax withholding, Unemployment Compensation tax, diverse business resources, and more, at this website.

Medical Cannabis SCRC and CR Application Timelines

The PA Department of Health (DOH) has published information in The Pennsylvania Bulletin pertaining to the timeline for further implementation of Chapter 20 of the Medical Marijuana LawDOH will make applications to be approved as a certified Academic Clinical Research Center (ACRC) available on Thursday, September 6.  The application will be due by Thursday, September 20.  DOH will make applications to be approved as a Clinical Registrant (CR) available on Thursday, October 4.  The applications will be due by Thursday, November 8.  The entire notice can be read here. 

Steelton-Highspire School District Awarded Education Grant

The PA Department of Education (PDE) has awarded $15.3 million in grants to 16 school districts and four charter schools to participate in early implementation of PA’s comprehensive System for District and School Improvement.  Within the 48th Senatorial District, Steelton-Highspire School District was awarded $380,828 for two schools.  According to PDE Secretary Rivera, the “new school improvement system is built upon an evidence-based framework to support schools and increase focus on practices that lead to sustained and continuous improvement in teaching and learning.”

Community Report:  Sweep the Streets

My latest Community Report is ready to watch!  In this month’s show, I featured the Sweep the Streets basketball tournament, where I had the opportunity to throw the opening tip-off.  Sweep the Streets mentors troubled youth in the City of Lebanon to help them turn obstacles into opportunities.  Check it out below!

Senator Folmer’s Community Report – Sweep the Streets

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