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Bill looks to throw businesses financial lifeline

Harrisburg, PA — In a CBS21 News follow-up, a Pennsylvania senator is introducing a bill that would help companies collect business interruption insurance from carriers who are denying claims. “These folks need the help. They deserve the help. They did not create...

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Jack Goodrich Supports Senate Bill 1127

 

Jack Goodrich, a Pittsburgh-based attorney specializing in business interruption insurance, talks about why he supports Senate Bill 1127, introduced by Senator Iovino to help small businesses. Hear other speakers here.

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Gary Koppleman Supports Senate Bill 1127

 

Gary Koppelman, owner of Industrial Food Truck in Southwest Philadelphia, talks about why he supports Senate Bill 1127, introduced by Senator Iovino to help small businesses. Hear other speakers here.

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Chris Heck Supports Senate Bill 1127

 

Chris Heck, President/CEO of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about why he supports Senate Bill 1127, introduced by Senator Iovino to help small businesses. Hear other speakers here.

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Lori Poe Supports Senate Bill 1127

 

Lori Poe, Co-Owner of The Tandem Connection Bike & Running Shop in Washington County, talks about why she supports Senate Bill 1127, introduced by Senator Iovino to help small businesses. Hear other speakers here.

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Senator Iovino Announces $4.4 Million for Affordable Housing 

Allegheny County, PA – August 14, 2020 – Today, Pennsylvania State Senator Pam Iovino announced that $2.4 million has been approved by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for the Castlegate Green affordable housing development in Mt. Lebanon. Senator Iovino...

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Nurses hold virtual town hall meeting about pandemic

Nurses in Southwestern Pennsylvania held a virtual town hall Wednesday to voice their concerns to legislators about what they say is inaction regarding COVID-19 that is placing communities – and health care workers – in jeopardy. They also requested having a voice in...

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Senators Jim Brewster & Pam Iovino Propose $100 Million COVID-19 Grant Program & Financial Relief Package for PA Restaurants & Taverns  

Allegheny County, PA – July 23, 2020 – Today, State Senators Jim Brewster and Pam Iovino announced a comprehensive proposal to provide emergency relief to Pennsylvania’s restaurants and taverns, which have seen significant financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown. The seven-point plan includes a $100 million grant program to retail liquor licensees using federal CARES Act funds, as well as a suite of policy changes to financially benefit these struggling businesses.

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$10 million available to support Pennsylvania’s food system

$10 million is now available for Pennsylvania businesses that have worked to maintain access to fresh, healthy food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pennsylvania’s food retailers stepped up to the plate to protect those putting food on the shelf, to think outside of...

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