Week of December 11, 2017
Upcoming Senate State Government & Transportation Committee Public
PA Department of Health Releases Medical Marijuana Permit Application
PA to Expand Industrial Hemp Research Opportunities
PA Attorney General Seeks Information on Uber Data Hack & PayPal Data
PayPal alerted the PA Attorney Generalís Bureau of Consumer Protection of a data breach impacting 1.6 million users in the U.S. and Canada. The breach occurred on a platform PayPal acquired in July, TIO Networks, prior to PayPal buying the company. TIO suspended operations last month after discovering the breach. Hackers may have obtained names, addresses, bank account information, Social Security numbers and login details of TIO users. TIO Networks, formerly a Canadian-based payment firm, makes digital bill payment tools for utilities and operated a network of kiosks in retail stores. PayPal said free credit monitoring will be provided to those affected by the breach.
In both instances, the Bureau of Consumer Protection is demanding the following: the exact date the hack/breach was discovered; the number of affected people in PA and nationwide, and; the specific kinds of information and data which were compromised. Impacted Uber riders/drivers and PayPal consumers are encouraged to call the PA Attorney Generalís Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PA Industrial Development Authority Low-Interest Loan Approvals
IWI US, Inc.: A $2 million, 15-year term loan at a 2% fixed rate through the Capital Regional Economic Development Corporation to assist in the purchase of a 68,074-square-foot building on Stoneridge Drive, Middletown, Dauphin County. IWI US, Inc. is an assembler and distributor of weaponry for law enforcement and commercial uses such as self-defense and sport shooting. The company will retain 42 current employees and create 38 full-time jobs within three years as a result of this project.
Justin and Eve Beamesderfer: A $400,000, 15-year term loan at a 2% fixed rate through Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation to assist in the construction of a new 31,500-square-foot poultry production facility on their 63.6-acre farm on Jonestown Road in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County. The project will further enhance their ability to raise antibiotic-free, organic birds.
Lamar and Kirsten Sensenig: A $400,000, 15-year term loan at a 2% fixed rate through Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation to assist in the construction of two new broiler houses comprising 59,976-square-feet on their 66.1-acre poultry farm on Huckleberry Road, Swatara Township, Lebanon County. The new broiler houses, which will match the organic certification of two already on the property, will enable them to increase revenue and have an overall flock capacity of 155,500 birds.
Wen-Crest Farms LLC: A $300,000, seven-year term loan at a 2% fixed rate through Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation to assist in the purchase of a 2017 New Holland combine and other equipment to be used for bean and crop harvesting. Owner Steve Wenger has a third-generation farming operation on Schaeffer Road in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County, which produces various types of crops and livestock sold to local dairy farms and other companies.
Matthew and Katrina Martin: A $400,000, 15-year term loan at a 2% fixed rate through Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation to assist in the construction of three 63-by-500-foot broiler houses to raise organic birds on their 74-acre poultry farm on Kenbrook Road in North Lebanon and Swatara Townships, Lebanon County. The project will enable them to take advantage on incentive programs offered by customer Hain Pure Protein for growers to add antibiotic-free broiler houses.
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