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Gov. Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget Will Further Protect Vulnerable Populations

Governor Tom Wolf today outlined how his 2020-21 budget further demonstrates his commitment to protecting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing to expand comprehensive training for direct care workers, reduce waiting lists for care, and increasing staff in specific service areas, including child welfare, among other key investments. The governor was joined by Senator Vince…

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Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding to Support Business Expansion and Job Creation in Six Counties

Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the purchase of new technology and equipment, provide early intervention and adult care services to Pennsylvanians, create a new Commercial Driver License certification center, and support the creation of new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. “The…

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Governor Wolf: Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Tax Rate Reduced to Lowest Level in 40 Years

Governor Tom Wolf today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment compensation (UC) tax rates, saving an estimated $552 million this year. The Department of Labor & Industry eliminated the 1.1 percent UC tax rate interest factor effective January 1, 2020. This is the lowest UC tax rate on record since 1979.…

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New State Funding Will Support 42 Building Restoration, Façade, and Housing Projects Across Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $5 million in new funding to support 42 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “These projects will better the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians through infrastructure, beautification, and quality of life improvements in cities and towns across Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “These projects complement the priorities…

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2019 Year-In-Review: Progress on Voting, Criminal Justice, Education & More

From the largest expansion of voting rights in 80 years to establishing a state-based marketplace to reduce health care costs to a sweeping executive order targeting gun violence, Pennsylvania continued its comeback in the first year of Governor Tom Wolf’s second term, including the implementation of many of his top priorities and expansions of his…

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