GAVEL GAMUT By Jim RedwineTHE PLANETS ALIGNPosey County’s new jail and historic courthouse can now be connected to provide better and cheaper service to citizens. Sheriff Oeth may already have funds in the new jail budget to provide video conferencing between the jail and the courts. Sheriff Oeth and both Posey County judges have long been in favor of video conferencing. Perhaps this important public service can soon be in operation.The benefits are many and the cost is low. Savings of transportation costs and deputy time along with greatly enhanced security for the public are within reach. And since most of the persons lodged in our jail are awaiting court disposition and, therefore, presumed by law to be innocent, public humiliation experienced from orange jumpsuits, handcuffs, leg shackles and armed guards can be reduced. And while most cases where video conferencing can enhance justice will be local jail to courthouse matters, we have numerous matters where inmates in state and federal prisons could appear electronically and we sometimes could save a great deal of expert witness expense in both criminal and civil cases.For the Sheriff’s Department to institute video conferencing another major need is a location at the courthouse. We now, with the requested assistance of the Posey County Board of Commissioners and County Council, are in the process of refurbishing a small courtroom in our 142-year-old courthouse for just such a purpose. The photographs included with this article show the courtroom backdrop which was first used in 1893 and furniture from the 1825 courthouse that has been in the possession of the City of Mt. Vernon since 1893. Mayor Bill Curtis and the Mt. Vernon City Council have graciously returned these historic items for county use.A small courtroom on the first floor of our courthouse will open up numerous important possibilities for both public service and saving taxpayer funds. While I plan to concentrate on this newly modified space as a Magistrate’s Courtroom to ease the burdens and costs of family type cases, this revamped space can be used for conferences by attorneys, mediation, pre-trial conferences, weddings and extra seating when there is overflow in the courtroom on the second floor.Okay, we are ready for next week and the devil in the details of a Magistrate’s Court. Hang in there with me and maybe we can all do some good.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.com1) Posey County Magistrate Courtroom Backdrop2) Desk from 1825 Posey County CourthouseFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Low tide at Snug Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 27, the day City Council approved spending more than $997,000 to make it six feet deeper. It is Ocean City’s $20 million problem.Not only will it take a lot of money to clean out the city’s notoriously clogged lagoons, it will take a lot of time, Mayor Jay Gillian and representatives of an environmental consulting firm warned Monday night during a town hall meeting.Gillian has proposed spending $20 million to dredge the shallow lagoons along the back bays as part of his $98.5 million citywide capital plan for the next five years.An excavator scoops mud from the mouth of Snug Harbor on Friday, Nov. 6.However, he told residents at the town hall meeting that, without a new plan for disposing of dredged material, the costs could balloon much higher. New surveys have estimated that as much as 1 million cubic yards of mud and silt must be dredged. Under the current program of hauling away material by truck to make room for new projects, it would cost about $80 per cubic yard, which could raise the total price tag to about $80 million.“It’s costing a fortune,” Gillian said in frustration.The city will look for funding help from the state and federal government to help solve the crisis.“Obviously, we couldn’t do the whole thing,” Gillian said of maintaining the current program.The city is also exploring options to find more cost-effective and sustainable solutions, while it ponders the enormous financial implications.ACT Engineers has been hired by the city to devise some short-term solutions as well as a long-range strategy for the dredging problem.ACT Engineers gave an update of its efforts during the town hall meeting at the Ocean City Free Public Library, but its representatives also expressed their frustrations about the potential costs and regulatory obstacles.“We all know that this is very costly for you as taxpayers,” said Carol Beske, the company’s project principal.Crews are working to make space at a disposal site for dredged material near Roosevelt Boulevard in Ocean City.Beske stressed that the dredging program has been complicated by a litany of regulatory regulations imposed by the state and federal environmental agencies that oversee the permits for the city.Beske characterized it as “obstacle after obstacle.”But she also joined with the mayor in expressing confidence that the city will ultimately overcome the problems to get the lagoons cleared out — at some point.“It’s painstakingly slow, but at least we’re trying something,” Gillian said.Gillian urged residents to work with the city on a lobbying effort aimed at getting state lawmakers to pass legislative reforms that would ease the regulations.One key for getting the short-term dredging program on track is the proposed emptying of a disposal site on Roosevelt Boulevard near the 34th Street Bridge. Yet environmental restrictions have slowed down the process for building a temporary road that would help trucks haul away dredged material more efficiently.Site 83 currently was filled to capacity at 300,000 cubic yards of dredged material before a contractor removed about 40,000 cubic yards in a painstaking journey by barge and truck.Representatives of ACT Engineers said further clearing of the material will allow the city to continue its dredging efforts.The city anticipates a contractor will be permitted to build the road starting in March, and it will take an estimated 75 days . Although the road would allow more trucks to empty the disposal site even faster, it will still take about a year to get the job done, said Eric Rosina, project manager for ACT Engineers.Rosina, though, said more trucks would save the city about $4 million to $5 million in disposal costs compared to the slower process of removing the dredge materials by barge and truck. He also said that the trucks could complete the work in about a year, compared to more than three years if barges alone hauled away the material.Delays with removing mud and silt from another disposal site near the Ninth Street causeway slowed down the dredging of Ocean City’s Snug Harbor last year. The project had to be halted on Dec. 31, before the work was completed, because the regulatory window for work expired.Snug Harbor’s contractor, Wickberg Marine Contracting Inc., had a $937,900 contract for the project, but representatives indicated the city is negotiating terms related to an incomplete job.The city is discussing the possibility of bringing back a contractor to finish Snug Harbor’s dredging and nearby areas, allowing private slip owners to piggyback on the city’s environmental permit to hire their own contractor.Snug Harbor, along Bay Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets, had been so choked with mud and silt that residents could get their boats only at the highest tides. The contractor dredged some of the lagoon but ran out of time before it could move on to privately funded work to eliminate the shelf of mud that most boats sit on.“What can we do? We still can’t use our boats,” said resident Dave Beyel, whose house at the bay end of Eighth Street overlooks Snug Harbor.
As we approach the winter and cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, it is crucial we double down on efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible from flu. We have increased the number of people eligible for free flu jabs this year to reduce all avoidable risks and protect people from illness. Flublok has been in regular use in the United States – and the evidence shows that it is an excellent product. I want to reassure everyone that all vaccines have undergone robust clinical trials and rigorous checks by the regulator to ensure they are safe, effective and of a high quality. Millions of extra flu vaccines will soon be available to support the most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history.More than 30 million people will be vaccinated this year to protect them from flu, with priority being given to the most vulnerable, elderly and children.To support this, millions of doses of Flublok® have been authorised for supply by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as part of our response to the ongoing public health crisis after it met the standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.The vaccine has been used in the United States for the last 3 winters. A physically and biologically similar vaccine, Supemtek, was recommended for approval by the European Medicines Agency in September 2020.All vaccines, including Flublok®, undergo 3 stages of clinical trials and are assessed by the regulator for safety, effectiveness and quality before they are given to patients.Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jonathan Van Tam said: Flu can have serious consequences and vulnerable people can die of it. Having the vaccine protects you, and helps reduce transmission to others.This winter more than ever, with COVID-19 still circulating, we need to help reduce all avoidable risks. Vaccinating more people will help reduce flu transmission and stop people becoming ill.A free flu vaccine is available to: Protecting health and saving lives is at the heart of all our work. The MHRA assessed Flublok against safety, quality and effectiveness standards and sought advice from the government’s independent expert scientific advisory body – the Commission on Human Medicines. We are satisfied that this vaccine protects against flu and meets high standards of safety and quality. Your doctor can recommend the best time to be vaccinated and please read the patient information leaflet carefully before you get the flu vaccine. The expanded flu vaccination programme is part of plans to ready the NHS – both for the risk of a second peak of coronavirus cases, and to relieve winter pressures on A&E and emergency care.Increased vaccinations will help to reduce pressure on the NHS this winter by preventing flu-sickness, which can cause hospitalisation and even death.Background informationFlublok® is licensed for use in the USA by the Food and Drug Administration and has been used there since 2016. It has been authorised for temporary supply by the MHRA.In response to certain public health threats, supply of a medicine may be temporarily authorised for use when it is satisfied there is robust evidence to show the safety, quality and effectiveness of the medicine.Flublok® is only appropriate for adults aged 18 and over.The Human Medicine Regulations 2012 have been amended to support the roll-out of vaccines. This includes expanding the trained workforce that can administer flu vaccines and a COVID-19 vaccine once a safe and effective one has been developed. Flu vaccine authorised for supply in the UK to ensure as many people as possible are vaccinated during the pandemic More than 30 million people will be vaccinated this year to protect the vulnerable and support the NHS GPs, NHS trusts and pharmacies will be able to order supplies people aged 65 and over pregnant women people with some pre-existing conditions all school year groups up to Year 7 household contacts of those on the NHS shielded patient list Once vaccination of the most ‘at-risk’ groups is well underway, the department will work with clinicians to decide when to open the programme to invite people aged 50 to 64, with further details to be announced soon.The NHS will contact people directly, including information about where to go to get the vaccine. Guidance has now gone out to GPs, pharmacies and trusts to provide information on how to access additional flu supply.GPs, NHS trusts and community pharmacies will be able to order stock from the government’s centrally procured supply to complement their own flu vaccination stocks, ensuring as many people as possible are able to receive the vaccination this winter.Dr Christian Schneider, Interim Chief Scientific Officer at the MHRA said:
As a doctoral student, there are few things more invigorating than being able to escape your pile of books, shake off the abstract theorizing, and venture into the real world. Which is why, when I found out I had secured a research internship in Kenya last summer, I was ecstatic. Having survived my first year of coursework, I was eager to dive into something different — something that would allow me to engage the world I had been reading about in a tangible way.Thanks to a grant from the Harvard Committee on African Studies, this is exactly the experience I had.My principle role in Kenya over the summer was to help create a public history exhibit, centered around the themes of resistance and nationalism during the colonial era. The exhibit is set to open next summer at the National Museum in Nairobi, then travel to museums throughout the country, and finally return to Nairobi to be installed as part of the museum’s permanent history wing.For the two months I lived in Nairobi, there was a seemingly bottomless to-do list, in large part because the project was just getting off the ground. In collaboration with my Kenyan colleagues, it was our first responsibility to develop a research framework for collecting materials (photographs, documents, objects) and construct an organizational system for storing them. Given the multimedia aspirations for the exhibit, we also needed to conduct video interviews, both with high-level political figures from the pre-independence period, and with ordinary Kenyans who had witnessed and participated in historical events during British colonial rule.We had our work cut out for us — and still do. But we managed to make considerable strides in a short period. Sifting through materials at places like the Kenya National Archives, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, and the Catholic Consolata, and working closely with our counterparts at the National Museum, we identified almost 3,000 photographs that might be of use for the exhibit. We also organized a major workshop with Kenyan academics as part of our continued efforts to crystallize the exhibit’s intellectual content.As a result of my internship, I had the opportunity to travel across the country, to collaborate with wonderful people, and to grow immensely as a scholar. One of the most rewarding aspects, however, was knowing how much potential this project has to reach and impact a wide audience. Thanks to the encouragement of my adviser, Caroline Elkins, I feel more strongly than ever that bringing history to life and making it matter to the people whose experiences it portrays is one of the most important and worthwhile goals to have as an academic.Working in Kenya, I was continually amazed by the civic culture on display around me. Kenyan people seem to care so deeply about history, and its influence on the country’s future. Because of the divisiveness of the present political climate, however, it feels good to know that one of our exhibit’s primary objectives is to create a unifying narrative that all Kenyans — regardless of ethnicity, race, class, gender — can identify with and claim as their own.With general exams looming, I know that I will have a lot on my plate this year, but I am already making plans to go back to Kenya in January and, depending on the needs of the project, next summer, too. Meanwhile, I am fortunate to have had the experience that I did in Nairobi, which is sustaining me as I switch gears and return to that ever-expanding pile of books.If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student and have an essay to share about life at Harvard, please e-mail your ideas to Jim Concannon, the Gazette’s news editor, at [email protected]
Fifteen-year-old Cailin is working on a mobile app designed to help first-generation college students get into college – and stay in college.Cathryn, a 16-year-old from California, would like to market a mirror that doubles as a dry eraser board – so hand-written messages of self-love can help turn the mirror into a positive experience for people. I love this idea!And Madison, 15-years-old, is excited about furthering her business plans for a monthly STEAM kit designed for girls, with materials focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.Like any teen, at times these girls can be unsure of themselves – and their ideas. But a few weeks ago, in the presence of 150 adult woman entrepreneurs, I watched each of these girls shine at Dell’s annual Girls Track – a part of the 2017 Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit that took place July 17-18 in San Francisco, California.Caitlin (middle) and other Girls Track Dolphin Pitch participants discovering that they’ve won!This year, Girls Track hosted 22 girls from Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, France, and the United States to brainstorm on many big ideas, ranging from mobile apps to a children’s book to help kids deal with cyberbullying.For eight years, the DWEN annual summit has brought together a vibrant community of like-minded women business owners and mentors in one room at one time—for the opportunity to learn, network, and share experiences.While the adult professionals at DWEN gathered together to talk about their businesses and to network, budding entrepreneurs ages 12 to 18 did the same—but in ways tailored to these young ladies. The DWEN Girls Track, which takes place alongside the summit, is designed to give young girls from around the world the skills they need to put their entrepreneurial ideas into action.Girls Track 2017 included nine skill-building sessions. For example, Cailin and her co-attendees learned about structuring a business pitch and coding their own websites.At the end of the conference, two teams of girls were selected to pitch their business ideas in front of the entire DWEN delegation. It was impressive to see how two days of skill-building – around public speaking, business planning, and more – empowered these young ladies to give successful pitches we’ll all remember!Overall, this event is designed to equip these participants with the tools and confidence they need to accept the challenges that come with following their dreams, and to be successful – on their own terms.As a mom of a teen myself, I know that is a powerful message for a young girl.As DWEN aims to connect female entrepreneurs with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology, the Girls Track is investing in girls so that their path to entrepreneurship can be a guided one. Dell also incorporates technology skills, like web design, into the Girls Track programming. Having had the special opportunity of managing Girls Track for the past two years, I believe (and have seen) that what we teach girls at Girls Track—and how—is very impactful.Some of our participants having fun after two busy days at Girls Track.Here is how two of our young attendees described their experience:Cailin, age 15, Beijing“I learned I do have the courage to do the things I didn’t think I could. Girls Track has helped me be more confident with being on stage and as a person.I think my time at Girls Track definitely will help with my business, like learning how to be financially smart and organize how our business will gain profit… and also how to communicate and pitch how our business will benefit these students’ lives.My favorite memory from Girls Track would be seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces when all of the groups have presented their business pitch. Everyone in Girls Track was supportive of each other’s achievements.”Cathryn, age 16, California“Girl’s Track taught me if you really want to succeed it’s important that you work with others. Having a partner to support you along the way is really important in a world of business.I am pretty lucky; I got to participate in a speaking competition that helped me develop my public speaking skills and learn to work in the business world.I got to meet a lot of different women at this conference. Their stories were so inspirational; like at the first social event that we went to I got to meet a journalist from France… her story of how she got where she did was really inspiring. I think hearing stories like that can really help young girls to become the best women they can be.”And I love what Madison said in the video we created to highlight the event: “I can take all my passions and all the things I’m talented at and push it toward my future.”Be brave and push ahead, girls. We’re excited to see what each of you does next!Learn more about the eighth annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in San Francisco, California where we announced the results of our 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities). This article shares one example of how Dell is committed to driving human progress by putting our technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. We call this our Legacy of Good.Explore our FY17 Annual update on our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan at legacyodgood.dell.com.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has announced a plan to provide 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses to developing nations through the global COVAX initiative. Its Foreign Ministry says China is responding to a request from the World Health Organization as developing countries seek to fill shortages predicted to run through March. Beijing called it an important policy decision to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines and to promote international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic. The ministry says WHO is in the process of approving Chinese vaccines for emergency use. COVAX has secured only a fraction of the 2 billion doses it hopes to buy in 2021. Pfizer last month committed to supply up to 40 million doses, and AstraZeneca has contributed 150 million doses.
Green Mountain Power is taking an important step in its exploration of wind power in Lowell, Vermont, by filing with the Vermont Public Service Board for a permit to measure the wind resource on a portion of the Lowell Mountain range. Known as Kingdom Community Wind, the project would be owned by Green Mountain Power and would provide electricity to customers of Green Mountain Power and Vermont Electric Cooperative.”We have spent months determining whether building a wind plant in Lowell will help us provide power to our customers, and hopefully Vermont Electric Cooperative customers, that is low cost, low carbon and reliable. After meeting with local communities and researching environmental considerations, we are ready to move forward with gathering additional information about the quality of wind in the area,” said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power.Meteorological stations are proposed at three separate locations in order to get sufficient wind data to analyze the feasibility of the site. Although measurement towers were installed in 2003, additional wind data will make it possible to analyze the economics of installing wind turbines at the site. Two of the measurement station towers will be over 200 feet tall and will therefore require FAA approved lights for airline safety. The towers will be located on land owned by Moose Mountain Forestry, a local timber harvesting landowner, and Wind Blown Energy.In January, the Lowell Selectboard expressed support for the installation of the wind measurement towers, saying, “Your project sounds exciting and important for Vermont’s energy future, and could potentially offer many benefits to our community.”The Lowell mountain site could potentially produce as much as 50 megawatts of electricity with the installation of approximately twenty 2.5-megawatt turbines. Wind speed data obtained through the wind resource measurement program will help inform the number and size of the wind turbines that would operate most efficiently on the site. The ultimate number of turbines installed will depend on a combination of wind quality and environmental considerations. The site could potentially provide enough locally-generated, carbon-free renewable electricity to meet the annual needs of up to 20,000 average Vermont households.Green Mountain Power recently signed an easement agreement with Moose Mountain Forestry of Lowell. If the Company proceeds, Green Mountain Power would own and operate the generating plant to provide power for its customers and it would sell a portion of the electricity to the Vermont Electric Cooperative.”We welcome the opportunity to work with Green Mountain Power on this project as our members have expressed interest in local renewable generation,” said David Hallquist, chief executive officer of the Vermont Electric Cooperative. “Green Mountain Power has years of experience owning and operating the Searsburg Wind Power facility, which gives our members additional confidence in the project,” he added.Trip Wileman, owner of Moose Mountain Forestry and the property, is pleased with the direction the project is taking. He said, “It is time for me to go back to logging and forestry management and leave wind farm development to the utilities. Not only are they better able to develop a project of this caliber, but owning the generation facility also enables them to get the best deal possible for their customers.”Utility ownership of renewable generation offers the advantage of more stable pricing at lower costs than what the utility would purchase if owned by other investors. “Part of the appeal of this project is that having Vermont owners will give us the opportunity to deliver cost effective renewable energy to Vermonters for generations to come,” said Ms. Powell.Green Mountain Power and VEC officials have been and will continue to be meeting with local residents and town officials to make sure the community understands all aspects of the project. Information is available at the project’s website, www.kingdomcommunitywind.com(link is external).About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external)) transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It serves more than 200,000 people and businesses.Source: GMP. COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – August 10, 2009) –
Using Google AdWords can help credit unions attract more customers, and reach people when they’re searching for financial services.But credit unions need to define their goals and strategy before entering this arena, Ben Polk, a senior account executive with Google, told CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference attendees recently.Google AdWords uses keywords and targeting to connect your ads with users and their searches, Polk explained. That’s why it’s important to use keywords that consumers use to find you.“Think like a customer, be relevant, and do research,” Polk advised, offering these best practices:Choose a strategy that aligns with your main business goal. Automation will help you manage your account to focus on that goal above all else.Automate your bidding based on the most accurate conversion data available. “Better conversion data means smarter automated bids,” he said. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Economy, Education, Government That Works, Jobs That Pay, Minimum Wage, PAsmart, Schools That Teach, The Blog Winter is nearly over and with that comes the promise of spring. Governor Tom Wolf and his administration are taking advantage of the warmer weather by continuing to tour the state and meet with Pennsylvanians on a variety of issues. From Schuylkill County to Pitcairn, Governor Wolf has been busy highlighting the impact the Restore Pennsylvania plan could have on blight, flood protection, broadband access, and modernizing Pennsylvania. He continues to push for this aggressive plan while fighting for a minimum wage hike and ongoing job creation.Restoring PAGovernor Wolf is hoping to pave the way for a better future with the Restore Pennsylvania plan. He recently visited Bridgeville, Allegheny County, and Williamsport, Lycoming County, to talk to local leaders about the state playing a larger role in flood prevention and recovery. He also visited Greene County to talk about how expanding broadband access would help schools and young learners.Wolf also revisited one of the inspirations for the Restore Pennsylvania initiative: Tremont, Schuylkill County. Tremont was hit with devastating flooding last summer so the plan’s aggressive approach to improve flood protection and Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure was highlighted in his tour.Raising WagesMaking sure every Pennsylvanian is making a liveable wage is a priority for Governor Wolf and experts agree. The governor’s proposal raises the wage to $12 an hour on July 1, 2019, with gradual 50 cent increases until reaching $15 an hour in 2025. All of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have raised their minimum wage beyond the federal minimum, and more than 1.75 million Pennsylvanians make less than $15 per hour, even as the cost of living continues to increase.Creating JobsAs always, job creation is a major tenant for the governor. This month, he announced more than $5 million in grants toward college and career readiness and manufacturing technologies.Wolf announced $4.4 million for local summer internship programs to provide at least 1,000 young Pennsylvanians with paid work experiences to help them succeed.He also announced $1 million in grants through the Manufacturing PA initiative. Manufacturing PA embeds the commonwealth’s best and brightest graduate and undergraduate students with local manufacturers. The 17 projects receiving the funding will spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector.Highlights from February – March 2019Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Deist Industries and Creation of New Jobs in Crawford CountyGovernor Wolf: 1,000 Students to Get On-the Job Experience at Local EmployersNew State Funding Will Support 43 Restoration, Façade, and Housing Projects Throughout PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Highlights Plan to Help Bridgeville Families, Businesses Hurt by FloodingGovernor Wolf Makes Case for Statewide Broadband to Support EducationGovernor Wolf Highlights Plan to Help Lycoming County with Flood ProtectionNew Funding to Support Development of Mobile Game to Help Pennsylvanians Land Manufacturing JobsICYMI: Restore PA plan would boost local infrastructure and tackle blight, broadband, floodingReport: 1.75 Million Pennsylvania Workers Make $15 or Less Per HourGovernor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Can Address Vital Infrastructure Needs in Carnegie BoroughNew Low-Interest Financing from Wolf Administration to Support Small Business Expansion, Building AcquisitionGovernor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA Initiative Funds 17 Projects to Spur Innovation in ManufacturingGovernor Wolf Outlines Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan to Fix Homes and Businesses in PitcairnGovernor Wolf Highlights Restore Pennsylvania Plan to Help Columbia County with Flood ProtectionGovernor Wolf: Tremont Flooding Helped Inspire Aggressive Restore Pennsylvania Plan38 Pennsylvania Economists Support a $15 Minimum Wage by 2025Highlights from Twitter:?30 years after the creation of the World Wide Web, more than 800,000 Pennsylvanians still don’t have access to high-speed internet.Tell your legislator to support Restore Pennsylvania, our bold opportunity to finally close the digital divide in PA. https://t.co/Q3IG2sTCWq pic.twitter.com/GP2Qu0HjEU— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 13, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 15, 2019 Working full time at the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour means living in poverty.29 states have taken action to change that by raising their minimum wage.It’s time for Pennsylvania to do the same. Tell your legislator: Pennsylvanians deserve a raise. #RaiseTheWage pic.twitter.com/FbDtYfCEKC— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 13, 2019 March Jobs That Pay Update: A Brighter Future for Pennsylvania