Weekly Update: Signing State Related University Funding, Calling for Shale Tax Passage, Supporting PA Jobs and Business

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Weekly Update On Friday, Governor Wolf signed the funding bills for Penn State, Pitt, Temple, Lincoln, and PennVet. The Wolf administration is now able to release these funds after the General Assembly passed the bills earlier this week.The governor continues to call on House Republican leaders to consider severance tax legislation for a vote. On Thursday, Governor Wolf was joined by Southeast lawmakers to urge the passage of this tax.This week, the Wolf administration announced a partnership between CVS Health and OVR’s Hiram G. Andrews Center to create jobs for individuals with disabilities as part of Governor Wolf’s ‘Jobs That Pay’ initiative.On Wednesday, Governor Wolf launched a series of public meetings to hear from small diverse businesses about the issues they face when working to get state contracts. The public meetings are part of a Commonwealth Disparity Study by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunity.On Friday, the governor traveled to Bethlehem to announce Manufacturing PA, a new initiative that will support job-creating investments in manufacturing and workforce development.Ensuring that all Pennsylvanians are treated fairly and feel safe in the commonwealth is important to Governor Wolf. This week, Governor Wolf called on the legislature to vote on the PA Fairness Act that would extend non-discrimination provisions in state law to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. The governor also urged for the passing of legislation that would provide protections to victims of domestic violence.Governor Wolf’s Week, October 22 – October 28, 2017Monday, 10/23/17Governor Wolf Calls for Vote on Stalled LGBT Non-Discrimination ProtectionsGovernor Wolf Names Five New Members to Commission on Asian Pacific American AffairsGovernor Wolf Sets Special Elections for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional DistrictTuesday, 10/24/17Governor Wolf Urges Passage of Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic ViolenceWolf Administration to Announce Partnership with CVS Health to Create ‘Jobs That Pay’ for Pennsylvanians with DisabilitiesGovernor Wolf Announces Record $690 Million in Human Services’ Recoveries and Coast AvoidanceGovernor Wolf Urges House Leaders to Hold Vote on Severance TaxWolf Administration Offers Program to Help Health Systems Seamlessly Integrate with Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramWednesday, 10/25/17Governor Wolf to Examine Overhaul of Pennsylvania’s Professional Licensing SystemGO-TIME: DEP Grant Modernization Is Increasing Efficiency, Improving Review TimelinesGovernor Wolf Kicks Off Sunday to Level the Playing Field of Small Diverse Businesses with State ContractsBreast Cancer Awareness Month, 2017Thursday, 10/26/17Governor Wolf Announces Public Awareness Campaign Launch to Help Pennsylvanians Shop for Health InsuranceGovernor Wolf to Announces Details of New Manufacturing InitiativeGovernor Wolf: Severance Tax Right Thing To DoGovernor Wolf Statement on President Trump Declaration of Opioid Epidemic as Public Health EmergencyGovernor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf Honor Recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the ArtsFriday, 10/30/17Governor Wolf Signs Funding for Pitt, Penn State, Temple, Lincoln, PennVetGovernor Wolf Announces $25.4 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure Impacting Seven CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this YearGovernor Wolf Moves to Protect Senior Programs with New Lottery InitiativeGovernor Wolf Launches New Manufacturing PA InitiativeHighlights from The BlogOctober Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, Launching Google Skills, Moving Jobs from NYC to the Lehigh ValleyHighlights from TwitterIt’s past time the legislature pass a full non-discrimination law covering sexual orientation & gender identity. https://t.co/Q8iKUGYGn1 pic.twitter.com/Wes6l3E71p— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 23, 2017 October 27, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Weekly Update: Signing State Related University Funding, Calling for Shale Tax Passage, Supporting PA Jobs and Business PA should no longer be the only gas-producing state without a #ShaleTax. The PA House must hold a vote this week. https://t.co/MH9GTvOIQa— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 24, 2017last_img

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