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Pennsylvania Governor Nominates Alison Beam as Secretary of Health
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Pennsylvania Governor Nominates Alison Beam as Secretary of Health

Gov. Wolf to Nominate Alison Beam as Secretary of Health, Names Dr. Wendy Braund as Interim Acting Physician General Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced his intention to nominate Alison Beam to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and named Dr. Wendy Braund Interim Acting Physician General. “Alison Beam is a talented public servant who brings years of experience in health care policy and implementation to this position,” said Gov. Wolf.  “Alison knows that a strong, widely available, and successful vaccination strategy is the path out of the pains of this pandemic.  Her foremost and immediate focus will be on the strategic distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, making sure Pennsylvania receives as many doses as possible from the federal government, and that t...
Pennsylvania Governor: Photo Printing Lab Relocated to York County
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Pennsylvania Governor: Photo Printing Lab Relocated to York County

Gov. Wolf Announces Photo Printing Lab Moving Out-of-State Headquarters to York County, Creating More Than 100 New Jobs Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that Nations Photo Lab, an affiliate of Gallery Blocks LLC (d/b/a Artsy Couture) — a leading professional full-service photography printing lab formerly headquartered in Cockeysville, Maryland — has  its headquarters to Springettsbury Township, York County.  The relocation will create 125 new, full-time jobs in the Susquehanna Valley. “In this digital era, memories can be captured using many different devices, but they can only be eternally preserved in print,” said Gov. Wolf.  “Pennsylvania is happy to welcome Artsy Couture to the commonwealth and is proud to support them as they create jobs, capture life’s moment...
Pennsylvania: Knoll Inc. to Expand in Montgomery County
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Pennsylvania: Knoll Inc. to Expand in Montgomery County

Gov. Wolf Announces Furniture Manufacturer to Expand in Montgomery County, Creating New Jobs and Recommitting to Growth in PA Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that Knoll, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of workplace and residential furniture with a longtime presence in the commonwealth, has relocated a manufacturing line from Michigan to Pennsylvania and expanding its footprint in the commonwealth.  This project will create at least 138 new, full-time jobs and will position the company for future growth in the state. “Knoll’s move and expansion plans demonstrate its continuing commitment to maintaining a presence in our commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said.  “I’m pleased that Knoll has recognized the talent that our workforce has to offer and has chosen to continue its ...
Pennsylvania Governor: Investments in Water Infrastructure Projects
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Pennsylvania Governor: Investments in Water Infrastructure Projects

Governor Wolf Announces $178 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 11 Counties Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $178 million for 14 drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects across 11 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “This continued focus on improving and investing in our infrastructure is vital for strong communities,” said Gov. Wolf.  “Partnering with community leaders to make these investments, which ensure increased access to clean drinking water and provide stable environments for Pennsylvanians to work and live, is paramount to our regrowth as a commonwealth.” The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Gro...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Congratulates Dr. Levine
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Congratulates Dr. Levine

Gov. Wolf Congratulates, Thanks Dr. Levine Following Nomination by President-Elect Biden Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf released the followed statement on Dr. Rachel Levine’s nomination to serve as assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: “I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Rachel Levine on her appointment by President-Elect Biden to serve as his assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. “Dr. Levine is a highly skilled and valued member of my administration and she will be greatly missed.  She has been a wise and dedicated partner during this pandemic and throughout her career with the commonwealth.  I couldn’t be prouder of the tireless work she’s done to serve Pennsylvanians and protect the public health. ...
Pennsylvania Governor: MLK Day Reminds the Importance of Volunteering
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Pennsylvania Governor: MLK Day Reminds the Importance of Volunteering

Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf: MLK Day of Service Reminds Pennsylvanians of the Importance of Volunteering Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) In honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf encouraged Pennsylvanians who are healthy and able to consider volunteering with a local food bank or other helping organization, as this time is creating an incredible strain on charitable organizations’ efforts.  Volunteer efforts to distribute meals and other life-sustaining services remain an essential activity, and residents who are able can assist local organizations with delivering services to their communities while also following necessary safety precautions. “Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life reminds of the importance of finding ways to be o...
Pennsylvania Governor Announces Deadline to Enroll for Health Coverage
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Pennsylvania Governor Announces Deadline to Enroll for Health Coverage

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf: Friday, Jan. 15 is Deadline to Sign-up for State-based Marketplace Health Coverage Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that Friday, Jan. 15 is the deadline to enroll at pennie.com for health coverage that includes free testing and treatment for COVID-19. “All plans provide free coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment and there are many affordable plans on the Pennsylvania’s state-based marketplace, pennie.com, that provide the coverage people need to feel protected,” Gov. Wolf said.  “It’s been a priority of mine since day-one for Pennsylvanians to have health care coverage and the peace of mind that comes with that.” Pennie is Pennsylvania’s official destination for shopping for quality health insura...
Pennsylvania Governor on Proposed Constitutional Amendments
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Pennsylvania Governor on Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the House GOP’s plans to subvert democracy through amending the Constitution: “I strongly oppose giving the legislature the power to gerrymander our justice system.  This constitutional amendment is just another effort by Harrisburg Republicans to prevent the will of the people from being heard by stopping all Pennsylvanians from having a voice in selecting judges for the highest courts in the state. “Just a few years ago, I joined five former Pennsylvania governors from both parties in calling for merit selection for statewide appellate judges.  That is how we can ensure the most qualified judges are handling appeals in the commonwealth.  With this constitutional amendment, the leg...
Pennsylvania: Investment in Rail Infrastructure & 200 Jobs Statewide
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Pennsylvania: Investment in Rail Infrastructure & 200 Jobs Statewide

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 26 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 200 jobs across Pennsylvania. “Investing in our states rail system creates jobs and supports efficient freight travel,” said Gov. Wolf.  “These investments help us build a world-class infrastructure system and support the business community.” The State Transportation Commission voted to approve $31.3 million for the projects through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP). Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads, which is more than any other state.  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is committed to working with private rail o...
Pennsylvania Governor’s Statement on Court Ruling Upholding Voters’ Will
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Pennsylvania Governor’s Statement on Court Ruling Upholding Voters’ Will

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News)  Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court decision today reaffirming that Sen. Jim Brewster won re-election to the 45th Senate District in the Pennsylvania State Senate. “Today’s court decision reaffirms that Sen. Brewster won the election.  He received the most votes and the court dismissed his opponent’s claims.  Sen. Brewster must be sworn in to represent the 45th Senate District in the Pennsylvania State Senate. “The tragic events of the past week are a reminder that democracy must be preserved for today and future generations.  The voters decide elections, not powerful Harrisburg politicians.  Our nation has been through too much pain and disruption for this shameful power grab to continue. “Senate Repub...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces $4.7 Million for Job Training
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces $4.7 Million for Job Training

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf today announced nearly $4.7 million in PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership grants were awarded to bolster workforce development across Pennsylvania. “Employers need skilled workers now more than ever,” said Governor Wolf.  “My administration created PAsmart to help close the skills gap and allow more people to get the education and training they need to get better paying jobs.  Strengthening job and skills training continues to be a priority and the 28 grants announced today further enhances that goal.” The Next Generation Industry Partnership grants bring together multiple employers in the same industry to collectively provide targeted job training so that students, workers, and job seekers get the skills for good jobs in those in...
Pennsylvania: F.N.B. Corporation Announced160 New Jobs
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Pennsylvania: F.N.B. Corporation Announced160 New Jobs

Development of New Multi-Use Office Tower in Pittsburgh Will Create Hundreds of Jobs, Spur Economic Growth in Western Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that F.N.B. Corporation will enter into a joint venture with Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Development LP and the Buccini/Pollin Group to develop the FNB Financial Center, a 26-story, 547,888-square-foot office tower in Pittsburgh, which will create 160 new, high-paying jobs.  The company has committed to investing more than $220 million into the project. The site would bridge the historic Hill District neighborhoods with the central business district, and the developer has committed to achieving more than 45 percent MWBE (Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise) participation in the total development ef...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Appoints Liz Gerloff Wagenseller
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Appoints Liz Gerloff Wagenseller

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced his intention to appoint Liz Gerloff Wagenseller to serve a six-year term as Executive Director of the Office of Open Records, effective January 19. “Liz brings a wealth of experience to the Office of Open Records,” said Gov. Wolf.  “She is an astute administrator with a deep commitment to transparency.  Liz will be an asset to the Office of Open Records and a key player in my administration’s efforts to improve transparency in government. “I extend my gratitude to departing Executive Director Erik Arneson, whose term expires this week.  Erik’s hard work and dedication were critical to maintaining and improving the open records process.” As Chief of Staff to the Auditor General, Gerloff Wagenseller oversees operations, directs ...
Pennsylvania Governor to Nominate Jennifer Berrier
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Pennsylvania Governor to Nominate Jennifer Berrier

Gov. Wolf to Nominate Jennifer Berrier to Serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor & Industry Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced today his intention to nominate in December current Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary for Safety and Labor-Management Relations Jennifer Berrier to serve as department secretary. “Jennifer Berrier’s 15 years of experience and service with L&I provide her with a strong background that will allow her to move smoothly into the role of secretary during this crucial time,” said Gov. Wolf.  “Her broad knowledge of L&I and her record of effective leadership gives me confidence in her ability to oversee an agency that provides critical services to millions of Pennsylvanians and will play a vita...
Pennsylvania Governor Announces Municipal Assistance Program
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Pennsylvania Governor Announces Municipal Assistance Program

Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Six Projects to Assist Local Governments with Municipal Planning and Shared Services Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of six projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with planning for zoning, coordinating emergency services, and creating comprehensive plans. “Pennsylvania’s municipalities and local governments rely on comprehensive planning to bring critical projects to fruition, and that planning is crucial now more than ever,” Gov. Wolf said.  “This funding helps ensure communities have the resources they need to provide services to residents both now and in the future, which is especially important during this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19.” The Department of Communit...
Pennsylvania Governor Praise President-elect Biden for selecting Rivera
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Pennsylvania Governor Praise President-elect Biden for selecting Rivera

Gov. Wolf Congratulates Former Education Secretary Pedro Rivera on Being Named to President-elect Joe Biden’s Agency Review Team Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf commended President-elect Joe Biden for selecting former Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera to serve on the agency review team for the U.S. Department of Education.  The review teams are comprised of experts who will help to ensure a smooth transition of power to the Biden Administration. “Pedro Rivera was an excellent secretary of education for Pennsylvania and he is a tremendous choice by President-elect Biden to help prepare the education efforts of the next administration,” said Gov. Wolf.  “Pedro’s leadership was critical to rebuilding strong relationships to local school communities and i...
Pennsylvania Governor Announced Apprenticeship Programs
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Pennsylvania Governor Announced Apprenticeship Programs

Governor Wolf: New Apprenticeships in Water Treatment, Abatement, and Industrial Manufacturing and Mechatronics Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced new apprenticeship programs in Southcentral and Southeastern Pennsylvania in water treatment, abatement, and industrial manufacturing and mechatronics.  The Wolf Administration is commitment to helping workers increase their skills and attracting more businesses throughout the commonwealth. “Every Pennsylvanian deserves a chance to build a rewarding career and provide for their family through a sustaining wage,” said Gov. Wolf. “Apprenticeships enable students and workers to get hands-on experience and learn the necessary skills needed for in-demand careers, all while earning a paycheck from their employer.  We are investing ...
Pennsylvania Governor Commends President-Elect Biden
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Pennsylvania Governor Commends President-Elect Biden

Pennsylvania Governor Commends President-Elect Biden on COVID-19 Task Force Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) As COVID-19 cases reach record-highs in Pennsylvania and across the country, Governor Tom Wolf today thanked and commended President-elect Joe Biden for making fighting the COVID-19 pandemic a priority, and on the introduction of his coronavirus task force that includes public health experts with ties to Pennsylvania. “It is reassuring to see President-elect Biden take this virus seriously and move forward with a task force that is focused on science and reality,” Gov. Wolf said.  “The members of his task force are some of the most respected public health experts in the country, including two Philadelphia-area physicians. “We need leadership that is consistent and committed to ending thi...