Senator Mario Scavello E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Tune in to Red Cross Telethon this Sunday!
  • College & Career Fair April 25
  • Around the 40th District
  • New License Plates Raise Awareness of Distracted Driving, Honor Military Veterans
  • Help Available for Problem Gambling
  • The “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Avoid
  • Feedback wanted on PA Transportation Report

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Whether you are Irish or Irish for a day, I’d like to wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday!

Tune in to Red Cross Telethon this Sunday!

This Sunday we invite you to tune in to Blue Ridge Channel 13 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Annual Pocono Mountains Red Cross Telethon!

The telethon plays a critical part each year in raising the resources needed to support Red Cross disaster relief efforts, first aid/fire education, blood drives, volunteer trainings and so much more.

Please consider donating to this incredible cause and make sure to tune in this Sunday to see our community come together to support the Red Cross!

College & Career Fair April 25

On April 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., I am hosting a College & Career Fair at Nazareth Area High School (501 E. Center Street, Nazareth).

This event is specifically geared toward high school students looking to further their education at college or in the skilled trades.

We have 46 exhibitors registered so far and representatives from many PA-based colleges and technical schools who will be in attendance. Please reference the flyer below for more information.

The Fair includes a special Financial Aid Review session at 6 PM for parents and students to learn the ins and outs of paying for higher education. Please register for this free session below!

For a list of exhibitors and to register, please visit

Around the 40th District

It was a pleasure reading to students of Morey Elementary this week as part of Read Across America. What a privilege to be part of their learning and witness the work of our outstanding teachers.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

New License Plates Raise Awareness of Distracted Driving, Honor Military Veterans

Seven new PA specialty license plates authorized by the General Assembly are now available.

Proceeds from a “Distracted Driving” plate will fund education campaigns on the dangers of distracted driving. “Honoring Women Veterans” plate sales will support programs for women veterans in Pennsylvania. Five other new military plates are available as well.

Details and purchase information here.

Help Available for Problem Gambling

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, and is a good time to share information about the issue and where to get help.

Signs of a problem gambler include being preoccupied with, and secretive about, gambling. Help is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-GAMBLER. You can find more warning signs and resources here.

The “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Avoid

Groups posing as charitable organizations and using a tax deduction as bait, and unscrupulous tax preparers overstating deductions are part of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams to look out for this tax season.

The IRS reminds taxpayers that they are responsible for the information on their tax return no matter who prepares it. Here are more tax season scams to look out for.

Feedback wanted on PA Transportation Report

The public comment period is open for the 2019 Transportation Performance Report, featuring ratings of state efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability.

The report is the first step in the PennDOT transportation program planning process. You can also register for a March 20 online public meeting.


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