Fire and emergency response organizations serving the 171st Legislative District have been awarded $189,925 in state grant funding. In Mifflin County, crews receiving funds include the Belleville Fire Company ($12,194.10), Big Valley Ambulance Club Inc. ($9,192.44), Decatur Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 ($11,646.38), and the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Company ($12,331.03). All grant funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming. No tax dollars are used to support the program.
Pennsylvania Lottery officials say players will now be able to purchase Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets online through the iLottery platform at pailottery.com. To play Powerball® or Mega Millions® online, players must sign up for an iLottery account and deposit funds in order to make a purchase. The PA Lottery launched online via its iLottery platform in May 2018 with internet instant games. The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Players must be 18 or older.
More changes could be on the horizon for Pennsylvania hunters. During a recent workshop in Harrisburg, several changes to seasons were presented that are on the agenda for the upcoming Game Commission meeting on January 24th – 25th. The significant proposals involve firearms deer season and the implementation of Sunday hunting thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 147. The most notable change would allow for buck and doe hunting statewide for the entire two-week firearms season. Rifle season would begin on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 28th), which remains the same from the major 2019 change, and would include the Sunday (November 29th) of that weekend, as permitted by the recently passed legislation on Sunday hunting.