News Digest 1-15-2021


Pennsylvania governor pushes lawmakers to allocate funds to small businesses

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf pleaded with the state legislature Thursday to allocate millions of dollars to small businesses, which are struggling through the pandemic, from the workers’ compensation fund. The governor says his administration transferred the amount that was above the $500 million legislative mandate into Pennsylvania’s general fund. KYW newsradio


Can public safety employers require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Employers can, in most cases, legally require their employees to be vaccinated. Healthcare employers have to make a choice: Do they require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, or do they leave that choice up to individual employees? EMS1


Head of New Jersey cannabis grower-dispensers trade group discusses legalization

The chair of the New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association, which formed last year out of collaboration among the 12 licensed medical cannabis companies in New Jersey, discusses the mission of the new organization, legalization and its plans for 2021. NJ Advance Media For


Former Texas sheriff candidate arrested again

A Former Midland County sheriff candidate, who in 2017 pleaded guilty on charges related to workers’ compensation fraud, has been arrested for indecent assault and exposure. NewsWest9 (Midland, Texas)