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Governor Wolf urges USDA to waive food assistance eligibility requirements, announces new funding availability for small businesses

March 27, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday  sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking that USDA waive eligibility requirements for the Emergency Food Assistance Program; reconsider Pennsylvania’s request for temporary waivers to allow more food to be distributed at school feeding sites and food banks; and to be flexible and change its…

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Union grocery and retail workers see wage increases, enhanced safety measures in Pennsylvania

March 27, 2020

Members of UFCW 1776KS will see wage increases and safety improvements at hundreds of workplaces across Pennsylvania following collaboration with employers. UFCW 1776KS announced last Sunday industry-wide safety measures, temporary wage premiums and improved benefits for retail and grocery workers in union facilities across Pennsylvania. “Our members are performing the essential work necessary to keep…

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AG Shapiro creates consumer tool to combat coronavirus price gouging

March 27, 2020

HARRISBURG –Attorney General Shapiro has alerted Pennsylvania consumers and businesses about price gouging protections under Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, the Office of Attorney General has created a specialized resource  — [email protected] — for consumers to email and report malfeasance. “As Pennsylvania continues to manage the spread of…

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Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election

March 26, 2020

By Marc Levy And Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to delay the state’s primary election by five weeks to June 2, potentially past the spike of the state’s spreading coronavirus cases. The measure passed both chambers of the Republican-controlled state Legislature on Wednesday and Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, said…

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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill

March 25, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response…

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Census Bureau statement on modifying 2020 Census operations to make sure college students are counted

March 19, 2020

Census Bureau also announces updates to special operations, assistance program and early nonresponse followup The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. We are adjusting some operations as outlined below with two key principles in mind: protecting the health and…

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Gov. Wolf requests that federal government allow special enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage in response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Governor Wolf announced on Wednesday that his administration has sent a formal letter to U.S. federal agencies requesting a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for uninsured or underinsured Pennsylvania residents in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Wolf, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania departments of Health, Human Services and Insurance, issued the request in a letter…

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Stay Busy at Home!

March 19, 2020

Philadelphia Family We’ve been having lots of fun trading ideas, resources, and frustrations in our Philly Family Community Facebook group. Be sure to join and add to the conversation! We’ve already given you a lot of great online resources for things to do at home, but what about things that don’t require screentime? Board games,…

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Not exactly gloating, stockpiling ‘preppers’ have a moment

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Friday, March 13, 2020 photo, Paul Buescher poses by his ham radio, in Northfield Center Township, Ohio. Buescher is one of 32 members of a group in northeastern Ohio that shares a farm packed with enough canned and dehydrated food and water to last for years. For those in the often-mocked…

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US, Europe lock down; Asia urges virus vigilance

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Two passenger wearing protective masks sit inside a train in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, March 16, 2020. Closing Spain’s borders is a “real possibility” being considered and that will be discussed by European Union members on Monday, said the country’s interior minister, Fernando Grande Marlaska. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only…

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