BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (ROUND-UP)

first_img Bill Signing,  Equality,  Non-discrimination,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday afternoon Governor Wolf signed two anti-discrimination executive orders. The orders expand protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for commonwealth employees and employees of businesses who are contracted by the commonwealth.  These executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.“We must show that Pennsylvania is the place that William Penn envisioned when he founded our commonwealth on the principle that it is open, diverse, and inclusive for all people,” said Governor Wolf.  “I call on the General Assembly to swiftly put legislation on my desk that ensures that people throughout the commonwealth – regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or identity – are treated equally under Pennsylvania law.”Take a look at the additional coverage below:Pennlive: Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive orders on LGBT fairness is about policy goals, but public relations tooFor a larger corporate and social media world, Wolf was channeling his inner William Penn, and advertising Pennsylvania as a welcoming state where tolerance for everyone is the order of the day.Philly.com: Wolf signs orders expanding LGBT rights“Pennsylvania needs to go on record to proclaim that all people . . . are treated equally under the law,” [Governor Wolf] said.FOX 43: Gov. Wolf signs non-discrimination executive orders“This is not the end of the game,” [Governor Wolf]  said. “I am urging the legislature to pass a non-discrimination bill that makes it clear to the world that Pennsylvania is a welcoming place for everyone.”PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf hopes executive order is catalyst for non-discrimination legislation“This…is an effort to explicitly and decisively end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression and identity in the executive branch in state government,” said Gov. Wolf.Post-Gazette: Wolf’s executive orders expand protections against discrimination for state workers, contact employeesRepeating a call from his first days in office, Wolf asked the General Assembly to send him legislation that would add protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to existing bans on discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.Morning Call: Wolf signs non-discrimination executive ordersWith an anti-discrimination bill held up in the Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed two executive orders that would protect some public employees and some government contractors from bigotry based on “sexual orientation, gender expression or identity.”Associated Press: Wolf: Contracts must have no LGBT discrimination“If we want a healthy economy, if we want a strong democracy, if we want a just society, we have to do this,” Wolf said.Time: Pennsylvania Governor Bans Anti-Transgender DiscriminationPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed two anti-discrimination executive orders related to the rights of transgender people on Thursday, contrasting recent high-profile laws in other states that been criticized for discriminating against the LGBT community.Penn Live: ‘This is the right thing for us to do’: Gov. Tom Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination protections “This is the right thing for us to do,” Gov. Tom Wolf said as he signed two executive orders on Thursday. “Just as it was the right thing for William Penn to do when he proclaimed that Pennsylvania was a place for everyone, regardless of their religion.”Politico: Pennsylvania governor expands protections for transgender peopleThe governor of Pennsylvania signed two executive orders Thursday that expand discrimination protections related to employment, including for transgender people.ABC 27: Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders“We need to make statement here in Pennsylvania that we are welcoming, we are open for business for everybody. This is the best I could do,” Wolf said.New York Magazine: Pennsylvania Governor Issues Orders Banning LGBT Discrimination“I am taking action to protect those that I can and send a signal to the country that Pennsylvania is open for business no matter who you are or whom you love.” [said Governor Wolf]WBNG: PA Governor issues anti-discrimination orderGov. Tom Wolf signed the executive order Thursday. He says he can’t wait any longer for Republican lawmakers to move on legislation that would ban such discrimination in employment, housing and public services.WNEP: Wolf Extends Protection to Some LGBT PeopleGovernor Wolf signed this executive order in Harrisburg with a smile. The order protects lesbian, gay, and transgender people who work for the state or for businesses that contract with the state.WGAL: Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination executive orderGovernor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order to prohibit discrimination by state contractors against people who are lesbian, gay or transgenderCitizens Voice: Wolf to issue executive orders for LGBT anti-discriminationThe governor stressed the importance of having a strong and inclusive workforce to boost Pennsylvania’s economy and noted business support for the anti-discrimination legislation.Associated Press: York LGBT activists praise Wolf executive orderWolf says Pennsylvania needs to be seen as a welcoming place, and he cited the backlash against what he called a “discriminatory” bill signed by North Carolina’s governor. BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (ROUND-UP) Read more posts about the fight to end LGBT discrimination in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant April 08, 2016last_img read more

WEATHER WARNING ISSUED AS SNOW SET TO MOVE IN ACROSS DONEGAL FROM THIS AFTERNOON

first_imgSnow is due to arrive across Donegal late this afternoon and into this evening.‘Wrap up warm and get home early’ is the message with snowfalls forecast to move in across Donegal from this afternoon.And the new cold-snap is set to last until at least the weekend with more snow piling in overnight tonight and tomorrow morning.Forecasters have said freezing temperatures will make driving conditions hazardous across the country with Donegal set to get the brunt of the arctic air. Met Eireann currently have a yellow status warning in place but this could be upgraded to a more serious orange alert for parts of the West and North-West throughout today.The day will start off with moderate temepratures but these are expected to plunge in the afternoon and early evening as a band of freezing weather moves in.Both Met Eireann and the Met Office in the North have warned there will be snow across the North-West today – with falls of up to 10cms in places including lower ground.Donegal County Council have their fleet of gritters on standby as the freezing weather makes a return. Met Eireann ForecastWednesday will be a very cold and windy day with widespread showers early on in the morning, some of which will be wintry, especially across the north and northwest. Long dry spells developing with some sunshine, however further showers will push down across the country in a strong and gusty west to northwest wind. Scattered showers, later in the day, will turn increasingly to sleet and snow with moderate accumulations, all areas at threat, particularly Ulster. Risk of thunder also. Bitterly cold with an added wind chill effect; highest temperatures of just 2 to 5 degrees Celsius, in the strong and blustery westerly winds.The wintry showers will continue on Wednesday night, becoming widespread overnight in the moderate to fresh westerly wind. Temperatures overnight will be well below freezing with frost and ice making hazardous driving conditions. The showers will be most frequently of snow overnight, bringing accumulations of several centimetres in many areas, particularly in the west and in the north.There’ll be further wintry showers on Thursday, again frequently of snow. The showers will be most frequent over the hills and mountains of the west and north but all areas are at risk as they will be carried on the moderate to fresh westerly wind, which will veer northwest later. Temperatures will be only around 3 or 4 degrees in the afternoon on Thursday with a wind chill factor added in. Overnight on Thursday night temperatures will be below freezing again but the showers will start to retreat to the coasts of the west and north.On Friday the showers will become more likely to be of rain and more likely to be confined to coastal counties of the west and north, although there will still be a risk of wintry precipitation over the hills and mountains, and it will still be rather cold, especially over night. Day time there will be some sunny periods in the east and south. On Saturday and over the weekend, it will continue very cold as the airflow turns northerly. Wintry showers will continue, mainly in exposed northern and western areas with good spells of sunshine and severe frosts and icy roads by night.WEATHER WARNING ISSUED AS SNOW SET TO MOVE IN ACROSS DONEGAL FROM THIS AFTERNOON was last modified: January 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalforecastfreezingsnowtemperatureslast_img read more