PPA Elects New Officers, Chair At Dec. 3 Board Meeting
Four new association leadership positions were elected during the December 3 PPA Board of Directors meeting….

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates For CDL Licenses, Commercial Learner’s Permits
On December 2, PennDOT announced expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner’s permits will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts….

PPA Highlights New Association Members Who Joined In November
PPA would like to welcome these new members who joined the Association in November….

Gov. Wolf Vetoes COVID Liability Protection Bill
On November 30, Gov. Wolf announced he vetoed House Bill 1737 that would have given limited liability protection to schools, businesses and medical providers from COVID-related lawsuits….

PA Dept. Of Human Services Moves Up SNAP Benefit Distribution To Dec. 11
On December 3, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller announced DHS is altering payment schedules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)….

Significant Challenges Remain In Congress: A Dec. 11 Shutdown And COVID Relief
At the top of Congress’ must-do list is reaching an agreement on government funding and preventing a government shutdown when federal funding lapses on December 11….

Urge Congress To Include Reasonable Liability Protections In Next COVID-19 Relief Package
The Energy Marketers of America (EMA) urges you to reach out to Congress in support of important legislation to expand liability protections for businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic known as the “Safe to Work Act” (S. 4317)….

EPA Misses Statutory Deadline To Set RFS Blending Mandates For 2021
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency missed the statutory deadline by which the 2021 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) must be set….

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccines?
With vaccine approval nearing, businesses ask if they can require their workers to get the shot?….

Ford Urges Other Major Automakers To Back CA Emissions Framework Compromise
Last week, Ford Motor Company urged major automakers to back a deal struck last year with California to meet a 50 mpg fleetwide standard by 2026 for all vehicles sold nationwide….

Legislation Introduced In Congress To Identify EV Charging Locations
Recently, U.S. Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced a bill to provide a $10 million grant to identify the most sensible locations for electric vehicle charging stations….

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Republicans Focus On Nov. Election, Democrats Want COVID Aid To Workers, Small Businesses
The focus again last week for Republicans in the Senate and House was the November election and its aftermath….

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