Rep. Takac announces more than $1.5M in grant awards for the new 82nd District, including $1.15M for the Mountaintop-Snow Shoe Area

(8 hours ago)

Rep. Paul Takac, D-Centre, today announced additional grant awards from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for projects in the new 82nd Legislative District. Read more


Rep. Takac & Sen. Dush Announce over $517,000 Awarded to Centre County Infrastructure Projects and Emergency Services, and over $1M total

(Mar 16, 2023)

The grants were awarded to three Centre County infrastructure projects and emergency services. Read more


Takac: key investments will make change for Pa.

(Mar 07, 2023)

Poised to make change to Pennsylvania in this legislative session and beyond, Rep. Paul Takac said he supports the commonsense approach of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s inaugural state budget, including key investments in education, public safety, families and communities that will help transform the commonwealth. Read more


Pa. Legislative Climate Caucus announces 2023 leadership and legislative priorities

(Mar 03, 2023)

Harrisburg, March 3 – The bicameral, bipartisan Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus has elected new officers for the 2023-24 legislative session. In addition, caucus members this week sent a letter to Gov. Josh Shapiro highlighting their priorities for the 2023-24 legislative session ahead of the governor’s 2023 budget address. The following members have been installed as Climate Caucus officers for 2023-24: Co-chairs: State Sen. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, and State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester Vice chairs, State Sen. Art Haywood, D-Montgomery/Phila., and State Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery Secretaries: State Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware/Montgomery, and State Rep. Paul Takac, D-Centre The caucus’s letter emphasizes the need to mitigate future impacts of climate change on communities and advance the causes of environmental, economic and educational justice in the Commonwealth, particularly in marginalized rural and urban communities that have been disproportionately affected by both severe weather and industrial pollution. Among its priorities, the caucus advocates for the restoration of full funding to the Department of Environmental Protection; continued funding for the Whole Home Repairs program; investments to increase resiliency and emergency energy storage capacity in communities; a commitment to codifying, funding and empowering the Office of Environmental Justice and the Read more


State Grant Opportunities

(Feb 23, 2023)

State grant programs now open for applications Read more


Policy Committee addresses needs for South Side neighborhood

(Feb 08, 2023)

“Those of us who live here know the challenges that we have faced, recently and stretching into the past, and I know – from my conversations with my colleagues – that many of these challenges are shared by other communities throughout Pennsylvania,” state Rep. Jess Benham said. Read more


Takac: more than $100,000 secured for local fire and rescue departments in House District 82

(Feb 06, 2023)

Continuing his work for the safety of his community, state Rep. Paul Takac announced today that local fire and emergency service departments in House District 82 will receive $103,285.68 in state grants. Read more


Takac: $165,000 awarded for Spring, Bald Eagle creeks restoration

(Jan 12, 2023)

Projects will aid watershed restoration Read more


Takac officially sworn in for first term in office

(Jan 03, 2023)

State Rep. Paul Takac took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to begin representing the 82nd Legislative District. Read more


Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 02, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more


Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 02, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 02, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more


PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 02, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more