According to a report by the Associated Press, workers in Pennsylvania State government could get some days off with pay or, if they don't take the time, get comp. pay just for proving they've gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.
State employees under Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf are being offered five days of paid leave for getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year.
The administration told employees Monday, November 1, that the five days of “verification leave” can be used between December 20 and March 31. It says employees who don’t use the days will be paid for them and employees who already verified their fully vaccinated status will automatically receive the days.
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Treasurer Stacy Garrity says: not so fast! She says Wolf's plan is fiscally irresponsible and he should abandon it. Her office says the cost to taxpayers for paying employees who don't use the days could amount to more than $100 million.
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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.
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Many of the included towns jump out at the casual observer as popular summer-rental spots--the Ozarks' Branson, Missouri, or Arizona's Lake Havasu--it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality-of-life offerings beyond the beach and vacation homes. You'll likely pick up some knowledge from a wide range of Americana: one of the last remaining 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that started as a Civil War veteran retirement area; an island boasting some of the country's top public schools and wealth-earners right in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing much more than Johnny Cash's prison blues.