May. 31, 2024

Please do not reply directly to this email, as it returns to an unmanned account.
You are welcome to contact me through this link.

Mehaffie Message
#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol

In this Edition:
  •   Kicking Off Summer in Dauphin County
  •   Local Teen Breaking Glass Ceiling
  •   Your Summer Electric Bill
  •   House Fellowship Program Taking Applications
  •   Attention Artists: PGC Seeks Paintings for Wildlife Design Contest
Kicking Off Summer in Dauphin County

Last week, I hosted my first Ice Cream & Issues event to hear directly from dozens of guests about how state laws and programs are affecting their day-to-day lives. I’m thankful for everyone who stopped by to chat while sharing ice cream from Sweet & Salty Handcrafted Rolled Ice Cream.

My next event is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the East Hanover Township Municipal Building, 8848 Jonestown Road, Grantville. This free event (Scam Jam & Fraud Bingo) is designed to share information about common scams in a fun, interactive game. Please consider joining me there. Call 717-534-1323 to register.
Local Teen Breaking Glass Ceiling

Isabelle Holley, of Hummelstown, was celebrated Saturday for several of her accomplishments.

Isabelle is one of our region’s first female Eagle Scouts. Boy Scouts of America (rebranding in 2025 as Scouting America) awarded its first girls the prestigious rank in 2021.

Not only did Isabelle complete 21 merit badges and do a service project to become an Eagle Scout, but she also is a founding member of BSA Girl Troop 2200 based in Hershey.

I joined Isabelle and her family at a ceremony, where we talked about her plans to study nursing at the University of Pittsburgh. She already works two jobs in addition to her academic studies and volunteerism.
Your Summer Electric Bill

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is reminding consumers that most electric distribution companies across the state will be adjusting electric generation prices on Saturday, June 1, for non-shopping, or default service, customers.

With energy prices set to increase in some areas and decrease in others, the PUC encourages consumers to stay informed about these changes and evaluate their energy options, even if they already have a contract with a competitive electric generation supplier. For more information, including a list of “price to compare” adjustments, click here.  

You may also learn more about managing energy costs by visiting, which includes access to competitive offers as well as energy-saving tips.

Additionally,, another site run by the PUC, helps consumers compare prices for natural gas providers.
House Fellowship Program Taking Applications

The Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship Program is accepting applications for its fall 2024 semester. The 13-week program is based at Pennsylvania’s Capitol in Harrisburg where fellows are placed in committee chair and House leadership offices.

Qualified applicants must be:  
  •   College undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students or law school students.
  •   Enrolled in a Pennsylvania college/university or a Pennsylvania resident enrolled in an out-of-state institution.
  •   Students of any major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information or to apply, visit Applications can be submitted via email to The deadline to apply is July 1.
Attention Artists: PGC Seeks Paintings for Wildlife Design Contest

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is seeking paintings for its 2025 Working Together for Wildlife Design Contest.

The 2025 featured species is the black bear. One or more black bears can be featured in a horizontal painting measuring exactly 22.5x15 inches, or a vertical painting measuring exactly 15x22.5 inches. Each painting must have a 3-inch-wide white border or mat and be left unsigned and unframed.

Participants must be Pennsylvania residents. For each entry, there is a $30 non-refundable entrance fee payable to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Paintings must be delivered to PGC headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 22. For official rules and prize information, click here.