The Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $500,000 in grant money for streetscape improvements along North Wayne Street in Lewistown. The Mifflin County Commissioners are planning to make improvements to the area around the courthouse, courthouse annex and the corrections facility. The grant funding was awarded from the Multimodal Transportation Fund, which is designed to encourage economic development and safe and reliable transportation systems.
At a recent Capitol news conference, several state Senators highlighted the importance of voters understanding “what a YES vote means” when they go to the polls to decide proposed Constitutional amendments on May 18th. Lawmakers approved three potential amendments to the Constitution that will appear on the ballot for voters in the May 18th primary, including one question to prohibit discrimination based on race or ethnicity, and two questions designed to improve the way the state responds to future emergencies. The Department of State is responsible for drafting the questions in a way that is fair and easy to understand. The Wolf Administration has been criticized for wording the emergency response questions in a way that is deeply confusing and prejudicial. Rather than taking the issue to court, lawmakers have placed the decision in the hands of Pennsylvania to voters. More details on the amendments can be found at https://issue.pasenategop.com/ballot-question/.