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Guard Against Fraud This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is often the most charitable, consumers are encouraged to be vigilant and watch out for scams aimed at taking advantage of their good will.

For your protection, the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Charitable Organizations maintains a publicly accessible online database which contains all legally established charities in Pennsylvania. Consumers are encouraged to verify the legitimacy of any charity using this database prior to donating.

To learn more about an organization prior to donating or to report suspected fraud, you may also call the bureau’s toll-free telephone hotline at 1-800-732-0999. For additional information about protecting yourself while giving, click here.
Christmas at the Capitol

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held on Thursday to mark the official start of the holiday season at the state Capitol. The 18-foot Douglas fir was grown by Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, where other Capitol trees have come from in recent years. It’s decorated with handmade ornaments created by senior citizens and young children from all around Pennsylvania
Economic Update

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s General Fund revenue collections for November were nearly $100 million greater than anticipated. Collections so far this fiscal year are also higher than expected. Learn more here.
Remembering President George H.W. Bush

A grateful nation said its final farewell to former President George H.W. Bush this week. The 41st president laid in state at the Capitol prior to his state funeral, held Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Bush was also a decorated naval aviator in World War II, a congressman, a director of the CIA and vice president to President Ronald Reagan.

In his honor, flags in the state of Pennsylvania will fly at half-staff for the remainder of the year.
Get Your 2019 Fishing License!

Fishing licenses for 2019 are now available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and its more than 700 issuing agents and county treasurers’ offices.

The price of a resident fishing license this year is $22.90. The most popular add-ons, a trout-salmon stamp and a Lake Erie permit, cost $9.90 each, or $15.90 for a combination permit.

For more information about fishing in PA, and how to give the gift of fishing by purchasing a gift voucher, visit
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