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

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

October 27, 2017

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, 2017

Monday, 10/23/17
Tuesday, 10/24/17
Wednesday, 10/25/17
Thursday, 10/26/17
Friday, 10/30/17

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