Governor Tom Wolf today held a Raise the Wage rally with legislators and advocacy groups as a reminder that it’s past time to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. The boost in pay would enable tens of thousands of people to work their way off of public assistance, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and growing the economy for everyone.
Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s suspension of review of all clean water permit applications and other pending approvals associated with the Energy Transfer, L.P. (ET) and subsidiaries until further notice due to non-compliance.
Governor Tom Wolf today visited Misericordia University’s Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program to outline his bold budget plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation. The governor’s Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) will provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement, including $5 million in funding to support single parents in post-secondary education. Governor Wolf was joined by Representative Karen Boback, a Misericordia alumna.
Governor Tom Wolf announced that Lucas Systems, Inc., a developer of software focused on improving efficiency at distribution centers, will be expanding its operations and establishing a headquarters in Wexford, Allegheny County. The project is expected to create 55 family-sustaining jobs in the area.
Governor Tom Wolf created PAsmart to help students and workers prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Now this important workforce development initiative has a website – PAsmart.gov. This new, one-stop website consolidates Pennsylvania’s education, training, and job search tools for people pursuing an education or career in the commonwealth.