State and Local Government News

"The Planned Closure of Pennsylvania's State Centers for People with Intellectual Disabilities Receives Mixed Reactions"

The Pennsylvania state Department of Human Services (DHS) announced it plans to close two of the remaining four centers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The closure of the Polk and White Haven State Centers will occur within the next three years, prompting mixed reactions and concerns within the community.

"Why Is There a Braille Message on My E-Scooter?"

As micromobility services expand, advocates have been pushing the industry to include company information that is available to the general public on the devices - such as a phone number or email address - in Braille, too. And more local governments are making it a requirement for companies. This is to help ensure that visually impaired residents have the tools they need to report problems such as abandoned scooters.