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Tom Wolf's 2020 budget pushes for gun laws, clean schools

Many stores are making adjustments to help accommodate older shoppers amid the current coronavirus pandemic. Starting on Wednesday, all Whole Foods stores will serve customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the public. The age bracket is considered among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. The special hour allows seniors to shop in less crowded conditions, as they would be inside the store before any other customers.

The exact store hours depend on location. Giant has also modified Pennsylvania News its hours starting on Thursday. All Giant stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. allowing teams more time to sanitize, stock shelves, and unload deliveries. The first hour of operation, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., would be reserved for customers 60 and up. This will allow customers in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which enables social distance giant says although team members will not request ID for entry, the company asks its customers to please respect the purpose of the early opening and to do the right thing for your neighbours.

ACME Markets has also said that beginning Thursday, the company will reserve 7 to 9 a.m. every weekday (Monday through Friday) for those vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries. The store suggests that customers should check their local store's hours if they're opening on a different schedule. Target, Stop and Shop, and Dollar General are among other stores that have made adjustments to help at-risk shoppers.



Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf laid his out agenda for the state Press Release Distribution Services In Pennsylvania on Tuesday, unveiling his $36 billion budget proposal.Wolf outlined three areas he'd like to tackle over the next fiscal year: gun violence, student debt and toxic schools.In addition to adding extra money for early education programs, he's also creating a $200 million scholarship for college students.

A billion dollars has been earmarked to clean up asbestos and lead paint in schools. Some of the funds would go toward the ongoing problem of asbestos in schools in Philadelphia.Wolf is also calling on the legislature to pass comprehensive background checks for all gun purchases and a red flag law."No law can eliminate every act of gun violence. But the steps I'm proposing are supported by the evidence, and supported by the vast majority of Pennsylvanians," he said. "We can pass them tomorrow and, by doing so, we could make our Commonwealth safer."

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