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In this Update:

  • Watch Out for This Rental Scam
  • General Fund Tax Revenues Below Estimate Again
  • Helping Nonprofits and Local Governments Stretch Investment Dollars
  • Junior Game Warden Camps
  • June is National Men’s Health Month
  • Bicyclists and Motorists Must Safely Share the Road
  • Local Events

Watch Out for This Rental Scam

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General warns people in the market for rental properties to be aware of sophisticated scammers placing fake ads and altering existing, legitimate ads to obtain personal information, security deposits and rent payments.

Protect yourself by being wary if you cannot physically see the property. Avoid purchasing gift cards for payment, providing your Social Security number without verifying with whom you are dealing and wiring payments for application, security deposit or first month’s rent.

Read more here.

General Fund Tax Revenues Below Estimate Again

Each month, the Senate Appropriations Committee prepares an update about the state’s financial health. The most recent report shows that General Fund tax revenues were $90.7 million lower than the monthly estimate in May, the third time in the past five months that tax revenues have failed to meet projections.

For the 2022-23 Fiscal Year, which ends June 30, Personal Income Tax collections are nearly $400 million below projections.

The full update, including the monthly revenue report, is available here.

Helping Nonprofits and Local Governments Stretch Investment Dollars

Nonprofits and local governments can take advantage of an investment opportunity offered by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department. The program, known as INVEST, is similar in concept to money market funds and offers two short-term pools and custom options.

For more than 30 years, INVEST’s performance has matched or exceeded that of its competitors. INVEST offers daily liquidity and has no minimum balance requirements. More than 260 entities – like townships, school districts, counties, volunteer fire companies, libraries and other nonprofit organizations – have assets of approximately $1.317 billion in INVEST portfolios.

If you would like more information about INVEST, please call 866-300-4603, email, or visit

Junior Game Warden Camps

Space is filling up quickly for free, regional Junior Game Warden Camps for youth ages 12-15 from Pennsylvania Game Commission. It’s limited to first-time attendees.

Attendees will spend the day with Pennsylvania Game Wardens gaining insight into one of the most unique, diverse, and exciting careers in field of wildlife conservation.

The Junior Game Warden Camp will be held in Lancaster County on July 21, 2023, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor’s Center, located at 100 Museum Road, Stevens PA 17578. 

Register here:…/pennsylvania/224-youth-camps

June is National Men’s Health Month

To promote awareness of preventable health problems, June is recognized as National Men’s Health Month. It also encourages early detection and treatment of diseases including cancer, heart disease and depression among men who may be more hesitant to make doctor visits a priority.

Medical experts say men should focus on taking care of their bodies by eating right, exercising and working to prevent disease. Part of being healthy is also cultivating good mental health.

For the benefit of men and all Pennsylvanians, Senate Republicans will continue to press for mental health funding that stimulates innovation within our health care delivery system.

Bicyclists and Motorists Must Safely Share the Road

Bicyclists and motorists, who both have the right to use Pennsylvania roads, also have responsibilities to ensure everyone gets home safely.

Both parties must obey all the rules of the road and allow at least 4 feet of separation when passing. Motorists are allowed to overtake a bicycle in a no-passing zone, provided they leave a 4-foot clearance. 

Learn more about Pennsylvania’s bicycle laws.

Local Events

Friday, June 16, 4-8pm, Celebrate Lancaster
Downtown Lancaster
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Saturday, June 17-18, 3-10pm, St. Paul’s Summer Bazaar
St Paul’s Church, 125 S Spruce St, Annville
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Saturday, June 17, 10am, 50th Anniversary of Closing Cornwall Mine
Cornwall Elementary School
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Saturday, June 17, 6am, Community Yard Sale
Myerstown Park
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Saturday, June 17, 9am-3pm, Summer Games 2023
South Hills Park, Lebanon
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Saturday, June 17, 11am-7pm, Reading’s Art on the Ave 2023
20 N 6th Ave, West Reading
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Sunday, June 18, 6pm, A Night of Harmony
Coleman’s Park
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Sunday, June 18, 7am-1pm, Sunday Flea Markets
Leesport Farmers Market
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