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Gov. Wolf highlights Pennsylvania businesses rising to meet COVID-19 needs

June 5, 2020

As Pennsylvania continues to take measured steps to reopen, Gov. Tom Wolf praised Pennsylvania businesses that have pivoted to produce critical products during the COVID-19 public health crisis, which undoubtedly contributed to the commonwealth’s efforts to protect public health and safety. As the governor and Department of Health took critical, life-saving steps to help mitigate…

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All of Pennsylvania poised for at least a partial reopening

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Hawley Antique Exchange manager Angela Gayes Soden turns the store’s open sign in Hawley, Pa. on Friday, May 22, 2020. Many Wayne County businesses opened on Friday for the first time since March as the county moved to the yellow phase of reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown of non-essential businesses. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune…

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L&I monitoring COVID-19 unemployment scams across U.S.

May 29, 2020

​Harrisburg, Pa. — Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is working closely with state and federal partners to monitor COVID-19 scams across the U.S. that are targeting unemployment benefits programs and their claimants.  “Unlike some other states, Pennsylvania is not seeing a large increase in unemployment scams since…

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NAACP issues statement surrounding the protests in Minneapolis

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson President and CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, issued the following statement surrounding the events of protest in Minneapolis: “The murder of George Floyd by police is an unspeakable tragedy. Sadly, police brutality against the Black community has been an ever-present circumstance since its origin to preserve…

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Pennsylvania lawmakers plow ahead on budget, emergency aid

May 29, 2020

By Marc Levy Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — A temporary, no-new-taxes $25.8 billion spending package headed to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk on Thursday, passed in speedy fashion barely 48 hours after its details first became public in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Wolf, a Democrat, has not said whether he will sign it. The main spending bill…

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Pennsylvania AG opens criminal probes into nursing homes

May 22, 2020

By Mark Scolforo, Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor has opened criminal investigations into several nursing homes amid a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 2,600 residents of nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults, more than two-thirds of the state’s death toll, his office announced…

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In Pennsylvania, Dem governor aims to contain GOP revolt

May 22, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Chamber of the House of Representatives in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. (By Sean Pavone / Sutterstock) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — By many accounts, Gov. Tom Wolf has helped contain Pennsylvania’s coronavirus outbreak and avoided the full-blown disasters seen elsewhere. His success containing the growing resistance to his efforts is…

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