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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 08:38 AM

On a busy Monday, Wolf signs bills benefiting Pa. National Guard families, farmers, and job hunters

Gov. Tom Wolf’s bill-signing muscles got a workout on Monday as the Democrat signed a trio of substantive bills into law, from measures offering college grants to the families of Pennsylvania National Guard personnel to one smoothing out regulatory speed bumps to make it easier to attract new workers to the state.

The bills, some in the works for months, reached Wolf’s desk in the frenzy of votes that resulted in last week’s final legislative authorization, and Wolf’s signature, on a $34 billion state budget for the new fiscal year that began at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.

With the Legislature out of town for its annual summer recess, Wolf’s staff set up a series of well-scripted media events, spread across an otherwise sleepy news day, during a holiday week.

In a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at Soldiers & Sailors grove at the Capitol’s East Front, Wolf signed legislation, known as the “PA GI Bill,” that provides college grants to the spouses and family members of Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers who agree to reenlist. The new law could benefit up to 8,000 military family members, the administration said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/on-a-busy-monday-wolf-signs-bills-benefiting-pa-national-guard-families-farmers-and-job-hunters/

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