I hope you are having a great summer. Today, I’d like to tell you about:
- How you can get a free recycle bin;
- Philly’s Sanitation Convenience Centers;
- Good food from an area Farmer’s Market; and
- That the deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebates has been extended.
As always, thank you for your support and please don’t hesitate to contact me or my staff if we can be of any assistance.
Sen. Larry Farnese
Voter ID – A Bad Idea And A Disappointing Ruling
Commonwealth Court Judge Simpson announced his ruling on Pennsylvania’s voter ID law last week. The ruling was disappointing, but I’m still standing with local and state leaders to overturn the law. We’re also pushing legislation that would increase penalties for voter impersonation.
The law requires Pennsylvania voters to show an ID before they are allowed to vote. If you want to vote in November you need to have a valid, non-expired:
- U.S. government ID with a name, photograph and expiration date;
- U.S. military ID;
- PA or PennDOT ID with a name, photograph and expiration date; or
- An ID issued by a Pennsylvania care facility with a name, photograph and expiration date.
If you need help getting your valid ID or birth certificate or have questions about the new law, my staff and I are here to help.
Get Your Free Recycling Bin
Help make Philadelphia the greenest city in the nation by recycling. My office has free recycle bins, so stop in and pick one up today.
Philly’s Sanitation Convenience Centers
If you need to get rid of rubbish, recyclables, bulk items or tires; then you need to visit one of Philadelphia’s three Convenience Centers:
3033 S. 63rd St., Near Passyunk Ave.
300 block Domino Lane, Near Umbria St.
State Rd. & Ashburner St.
Services are only available for Philadelphia residents, so be prepared to show proof of residency. All personal and passenger vehicles under 6,000 pounds are welcome. And all locations are open Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., except on city holidays.
Visit a Farmer’s Market Near You
More than 25 Farmer’s Markets are open for business from now through October every Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. ACCESS, WIC and Senior Farmer’s Market Checks are accepted at every location. For more information; or to find where you can purchase some regionally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables; visit www.foodfitphilly.org or text your address to 1-267-293-9387.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended
The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to December 31. Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older should apply. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. The maximum standard rebate is $650 but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can be up to $975. Forms and related information can be found at www.revenue.state.pa.us or by calling 1-888-222-9190.