Weekly Update: New Jobs in Erie, Protecting Healthcare in PA, Making PA Real ID Compliant

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

May 25, 2017

Governor Wolf announced on Monday that the Department of Labor and Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office added new programs to help job seekers connect with potential employers. The governor spent the later part of the week continuing his ‘Jobs That Pay tour’ in Northwest PA where he announced that UPMC’s newly established business operations center would bring 200 new jobs to Erie. The governor also toured and hosted a discussion on the importance of keep manufacturing jobs in PA at Versatex in Aliquippa.

On Wednesday, Governor Wolf and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller responded to the Congressional Budget Office’s new score of the American Health Care Act, highlighting the devastating effects the health care act would have on the elderly and citizens with chronic and pre-existing health conditions. Prior to the statement on Wednesday, the governor had expressed his concern that President Trump’s budget would have a harmful impact for those, particularly seniors, who receive support through Medicaid.

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House passed the Real ID bill to ensure the Pennsylvania identification cards and licenses would comply with federal standards. Governor Wolf will sign the bill on Friday at Harrisburg International Airport.

Governor Wolf’s Week, May 21, 2017 – May 25, 2017

Monday, 5/22/17
Tuesday, 5/23/17
Wednesday, 5/24/17
Thursday, 5/25/17

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