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The Philly Four: Gov. Wolf may have violated election laws

Sam Britt
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Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.

UPS to hire thousands of seasonal workers

  • With holiday shopping just around the corner, UPS announced that they are planning on hiring over 5,200 seasonal workers in the Philadelphia area. This year will come with its own set of complications as supply chain disruptions are causing shipping delays across the country in the lead-up to the busiest retail season of the year.

Philadelphia hires new health commissioner

  • Philadelphia has been searching for a new health commissioner ever since Thomas Farley resigned due to his role in the mishandling of the remains of MOVE bombing victims. Cheryl Bettigole was officially appointed to the position on Thursday. Bettigole has been a member of the Philadelphia Health Department since 2015 and spent decades before that working in health clinics.

Philadelphia-area congressman cosponsor sexual harassment bill

  • Bucks County Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick co-sponsored a bill alongside Delaware Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester to end the practice of non-disclosure agreements being a condition of employment. The bill would invalidate any previous NDA's and allow any employee or applicant to pursue legal action. The bill's purpose is to stop businesses from being able to hide sexual harassment or assault in the workplace.

Gov. Wolf may have violated state election law

  • Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf may have admitted to violating state election law when he told the press that his wife dropped off his ballot for him. In most cases, Pennsylvania law does not allow people other than the voter themselves to return a mail ballot. Possible punishments include a $1,000 fine or up to a year in prison.

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