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Check out Gov. Wolf’s New Manufacturing Initiative

Governor Wolf recently visited the former Bethlehem Steel plant to announce an exciting new initiative that will benefit Pennsylvanians and our state’s manufacturing industry. The

Governor Wolf recently visited the former Bethlehem Steel plant to announce an exciting new initiative that will benefit Pennsylvanians and our state’s manufacturing industry. The Allentown Morning Call described the scene:

“In front of the backdrop of 19th century machinery at the National Museum of Industrial History, Wolf unveiled the Manufacturing PA initiative he says will get more innovation and skilled workers into factories.”

The Manufacturing PA initiative will support manufacturing by providing students and trainees with appropriate training programs that will prepare them for careers with higher pay and more opportunities for advancement. The initiative will also benefit employers by customizing training to fit their specific needs, which will produce more hireable talent.

The initiative includes three specific programs. They are:

  1. The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career Grant Program: This program will provide grants to Pennsylvania manufacturers who partner with technical and trade schools, Pennsylvania’s community colleges, and non-profit organizations to train skilled workers.
  2. The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Innovation Program: This program seeks to leverage the talent at Pennsylvania’s institutions of higher learning and engage them in the manufacturing industry through a Manufacturing Fellows program.
  3. Industrial Resource Centers: These centers will expand their outreach initiatives to include small and medium-sized businesses and will continue to provide assistance to Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector

Governor Wolf emphasized that the goal of Manufacturing PA “is not just to bring manufacturing back, but bring Pennsylvania back.” He understands that investing in manufacturing will benefit the state as a whole by creating jobs and keeping Pennsylvania competitive in the global economy.

Pennsylvania is in the World Series

The Phillies and the Pirates didn’t make the World Series, but Pennsylvania is still in it.

The Phillies and the Pirates didn’t make the World Series, but Pennsylvania is still in it.

Yes, you read that right — even though the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros are duking it out for the championship, Pennsylvania is still out there on the field.

Majestic Athletic is the official provider of on-field uniforms for all 30 Major League Baseball teams, including the Dodgers and Astros, and they are made right here in Easton, Pennsylvania.

But if it wasn’t for Governor Tom Wolf, those uniforms might not have been made here and hundreds of workers would have lost their jobs.

While I wish the Phillies or the Pirates were the ones playing in the World Series, it makes me proud to know that no matter who wins, it will be Pennsylvania-made uniforms that get drenched in champagne.

If you’re proud of that too, then you should watch and share this video about how Governor Tom Wolf helped save the Majestic Athletic manufacturing plant in Easton.

Governor Wolf Joins Bipartisan Effort to Stop Trump’s Health Care Sabotage

For months, Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington have been attempting to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and take away health care from millions of

For months, Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington have been attempting to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and take away health care from millions of Americans. Governor Wolf has stood up to them every step of the way in order to protect health care for Pennsylvania’s working families, seniors, children, women, and those suffering from substance use disorder.

This week, Governor Wolf continued that fight.

Governor Wolf and a bipartisan group of nine other governors sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to vote on the Alexander-Murray Agreement, which would continue to fund cost-sharing subsidies that President Trump proposed eliminating in an Executive Order last week in an effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.

According to Central Penn Business Journal:

“Wolf has called on Congress to bring Alexander-Murray to a vote in the U.S. House and Senate. He was joined by a bipartisan group of governors from Colorado, Ohio, Alaska, Montana, Nevada, Louisiana, Virginia, Massachusetts and Vermont, made up of five Republicans, three Democrats and an Independent.”

Governor Wolf understands that the importance of protecting Americans’ health care transcends politics. That’s why he’s reaching across the aisle to work with colleagues from different parties to get the job done. “Congress must act and cannot allow politics or chaos to hurt families, seniors and people in need of care,” he said. “Let Alexander-Murray have an up-or-down vote and give governors the tools to stabilize markets and work to bring down the cost of health care.”

The governors sent their letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The full text of the letter can be viewed here.