BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 3 – April 9, 2016

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf April 08, 2016 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 3 – April 9, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Tom Wolf signed two executive orders that expand protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for state employees and, for the first time, employees of contractors doing business with the commonwealth. Governor Wolf’s executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf joined Vice President Joe Biden to launch the “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of Action. This spring, the Week of Action is being held from April 3-9, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Thousands of young people across the country will host and participate in events designed to not only raise awareness about the campaign but also continue to work to foster a culture of consent.Governor Wolf also continued to call on the General Assembly to pass government reform legislation and a statewide minimum wage hike.Monday, 4/4/16 Governor Wolf Announces 147 Jobs with New ContactUS Facility in Fayette CountyGovernor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Encourages Harrisburg Legislators to Raise the Minimum Wage Statewide in YardleyTuesday, 4/5/16 Governor Wolf Joins Vice President Biden to Launch “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of ActionGovernor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionWednesday, 4/6/16Governor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionGovernor Wolf to Sign Non-Discrimination Executive OrdersWolf Administration Announces Sutphen East Corporation Relocation and Expansion, New Jobs in Wayne CountyThursday, 4/7/16 Governor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Makes Remarks at the AFL-CIO ConventionWith Legislation Stalled, Governor Wolf Expands Non-Discrimination Protections for State Workers, ContractorsGovernor Wolf Statement on Aramark AnnouncementFriday, 4/8/16At Allegheny County League of Municipalities Conference, Governor Wolf Warns of Fiscal Cliff Facing PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Tech Met Expansion, New Jobs in Washington CountyHighlights from The Blog:GUEST BLOG: Start of Spring Brings Greater Risk of Flooding in PennsylvaniaBLOG: Harrisburg Republican anti-choice bill is an attack on womenBLOG: Leaked Emails Expose Republican Plan to Cut Education to Balance BudgetBLOG: Non-discrimination executive orders are a first step in protecting PennsylvaniansBLOG: How Education Funding Is Being Distributed This YearBLOG: Pennsylvania’s legislature is behind other states on this important issue (again)BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (Round-Up)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Bellbird Park’s newest school is helping local land sales peak

first_imgThe Smith Family (L to R:) Charlize, Kirsty, Levi and Corey are pleased to have bought into Brentwood Forest estate where Charlize is enjoying the new school at Bellbird Park.A NEW school is making waves in the western corridor, driving more families to the area and fuelling property demand. Bellbird Park State Secondary College opened this year, with developers reporting a subsequent boom in land sales.Set in the heart of AVID Property Group’s Brentwood Forest estate, the colleges services the Greater Springfield and Ipswich region.Carpenter Corey Smith said location was a major deciding factor when choosingBrentwood Forest.“Our little girl started Year 7 at the new school. She is really happy — she loves it so far,” Mr Smith said.“We are only two streets away from the new school and have access to everything we need, which is ideal for my family.“We’re in a great spot, on a hill and the community at Brentwood is really homely. The convenience of being so close to the school will make our lives so much easier.” Brentwood Forest estate.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAVID general manager Bruce Harper said the estate was a major drawcard for families looking to buy in the catchment area of Queensland’s newest high school.“Facilities like this school and the new childcare centre proposed for the area are really drawingyoung families to Brentwood Forest,” Mr Harper said.“The secondary college is a welcome addition to the community, providing young families in theBellbird Park area with the opportunity of a great education for their kids, close to home.”The College’s principal Michael West said the school would provide students with a range of first class facilities.“We have three hospitality kitchens, a robotics studio, an art and music precinct, and designtechnology workshops where students will be able to create projects with the aid of lasers,” Mr Westsaid.“Our college is fully wireless, which allows digital technologies to be integrated into all classes and all subjects.”Land prices in Brentwood Forest start at $172,000 with block sizes ranging from 250sq m to 563sq m.The estate is 30km from the Brisbane CBD, with plenty of open space, playgrounds and quiet streets.last_img read more