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State praised for administration of electronic health record program

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) commended the Pennsylvania Department of Public Works on Tuesday for its administration of the Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive program in the state.

Schwank calls for support of minimum wage increase

Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11) went back to basics on Monday in an attempt to demonstrate her support of Senate Bill 1300, which would increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016.

Tartaglione joins minimum wage rally

Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-2), who introduced Senate Bill 1300 calling for raising minimum wage rates in Pennsylvania, was part of a group that marched to Gov. Tom Corbett's office in Philadelphia on Monday to demand action on the bill.

PSATS calls for House approval of Right-to-Know law amendment

With Senate Bill 444 amending Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know law passing the state Senate, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) is now urging members to contact their state representatives to ask them to pass the amendment in the House.

Pa. JobGateway now displaying 250,000 open jobs

As his JOBS1stPA initiative continues to gain steam, Gov. Tom Corbett announced that JobGateway, the state's website that matches available jobs to qualified individuals in need of employment, reached 250,000 job postings on Tuesday.

Phan Cave wins Women's Mentorship Symposium business plan competition

Jacqueline McDevitt and Colleen O’Hara are the winners of the 2014 Business Plan Competition at the inaugural Women’s Mentorship Symposium: Paying It Forward in Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women announced on Tuesday.

New Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue to cut costs, enhance services

Three volunteer fire and rescue organizations recently consolidated to form the new Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue in Berks County, which will help reduce costs to taxpayers and improve available services.

Ferguson, Fazzolari among PeoplesBank's staffing changes

Chrissy Ferguson was promoted to financial center manager at PeoplesBank's East York branch and Salvatore Fazzolari joined the Camp Hill office as vice president, business banking officer on Sept. 23.

Education funding focus of statewide video conference

Education funding in Pennsylvania was the topic of a statewide video conference attended by representatives of the state's major education leadership organizations on Tuesday.

State to mark Manufacturer's Day

As part of a national effort to raise awareness of the manufacturing industry more than 65 events led by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will commemorate Manufacturer's Day in Pennsylvania on Friday.

Pennsylvania receives $4 million in CDC funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Friday that Pennsylvania will receive $4 million in funding as part of its support of initiatives that target the prevention of chronic diseases and the promotion of health.

Employers optimistic about business in Pa.

The majority of respondents who completed the 24th Annual Pennsylvania Economic Survey believe the business climate and labor market in Pennsylvania are improving, according to results released on Monday.

Gubernatorial candidates release statements through campaign managers

After a second debate between Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and Gov. Tom Corbett, both candidates issued statements via their campaign managers on Tuesday.

Johnstown YMCA to receive Economic Growth Initiative Grant

Efforts to expand and upgrade the Johnstown Greater Community YMCA got a million dollar boost on Wednesday when Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the program would receive a $1 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant.

Manufacturing association director calls for pro-production stance

David N. Taylor, executive director of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA), asked policymakers to take a pro-production stance on manufacturing jobs in the commonwealth during a hearing before the House Democratic Policy Committee on Tuesday.

New JobGateway virtual tool added to assist job seekers

Gov. Tom Corbett continued to promote his JOBS1st PA initiative, unveiling the addition of Virtual Job Shadow to the Pennsylvania’s free online job-matching system JobGateway on Wednesday.

Pennsylvania revenue up for the year

Pennsylvania is getting more revenue in state coffers this year, according to statistics from the Department of Revenue released on Wednesday.

Training developed to advocate for residents of long-term care facilities

October is Residents’ Rights Month and The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and its Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has developed a training program to educate on and prevent elder abuse and is asking Pennsylvanians to advocate for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities.

U.S. Steel to keep Pittsburgh headquarters, expand Mon Valley Works

U.S. Steel will keep its headquarters in Pittsburgh and will invest $187 million to expand its Mon Valley Works operations, supporting 4,300 employees throughout the state, company officials announced as part of National Manufacturing Day on Friday.

PUC orders hearings on Sunoco Pipeline requests for zoning exemption

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) requested further proceedings from an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) about zoning requests by Sunoco Pipeline L.P.

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