In Harrisburg, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) is calling for subpoenas in the election investigation this week. Corman said, “the Department of State failed to appear last week to provide answers to the lingering questions about their role in creating doubts about the fairness of the 2020 General Election. The dereliction of duty by Wolf Administration officials continues a troubling pattern of refusing to take accountability for weaponizing an agency that is supposed to be non-partisan.” Corman is calling on the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee to issue subpoenas for information and testimony from the Department of State.

Protecting our communities from violent crime is a top priority for the Department of Justice. In May, the department launched a renewed comprehensive violent crime reduction strategy, which is built around four principles: build trust in our communities; invest in community-based prevention and intervention programs; target enforcement efforts and priorities; and measure the results through a decrease in violent crime – not merely by arrests and convictions. The core of the Department of Justice violent crime reduction efforts continues to be Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). The project is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders, and partners with locally-based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Authorities are investigating fraudulent activity in Juniata County. According to State Police, a 74-year-old Mifflintown man received a phone call from an individual claiming to work for Medicare. The victim provided his social security number. Residents are reminded to never give personal information when receiving suspicious phone calls. Hang up and notify the police.