The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee has approved five bills, including legislation intended to improve transparency and legislation expanding access to vocational education and school resources to students. Included in the legislative package is Senate Bill 88, which would amend current law to prohibit censorship of an American or Pennsylvania historical document based on any religious content. The bill would allow documents or portions of documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutions of Pennsylvania and the United States to be used, read or posted in their entirety regardless of whether such documents contain religious references. Also, Senate Bill 273 would prohibit any form of state funding to a public or private institution of higher education that designates itself as a “sanctuary campus.”
The Borough of Lewistown is reminding residents that warmer weather means its time for outdoor property maintenance. Grass and weeds may be no higher than 6 inches in height. Tree limbs and foliage should be maintained to a minimum height of 7 feet over sidewalks and 13 feet over streets and alleys. Violators could face fines of $300 per day for noncompliance. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Borough Codes Enforcement Office Monday through Friday, at 242-1145, extension 2.