Hospital Repair Professionals: Let Us Fix Life-saving Devices, Ventilators

Hospital Repair Professionals: Let Us Fix Life-saving Devices, Ventilators

In an open letter to Governor Wolf delivered by PennPIRG and signed by 518 hospital repair experts, a plea was made for manufacturers to stop withholding what technicians need to fix medical equipment including ventilators. The effort is part of PennPIRG’s Right to Repair Campaign, which aims to remove unnecessary barriers to repair that drive up costs for product owners and increase electronic waste.

310,000 Pennsylvanians receive rebates early

310,000 Pennsylvanians receive rebates early

Gov. Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella announced more than 310,000 Pennsylvanians have received their rebates early through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which provides support to older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities.

Pa. extends unemployment compensation benefits for 13 more weeks

Pa. extends unemployment compensation benefits for 13 more weeks

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak on Monday announced that people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation (UC) and federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may now qualify for 13 additional weeks of payments through the state’s Unemployment Compensation Extended Benefits program.