SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Press Release, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – With today symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn the same as men earned in 2017, Governor Tom Wolf declared today to be Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania.“It should be unacceptable to all of us that women do the same job and make the same contributions as men but make 20 percent less,” Governor Wolf said. “For women of color, the gap is even larger. Over a 40-year career, pay disparity can cost a woman $400,000, harming her standard of living and negatively affecting her retirement security.“Equal pay for equal work is fundamental to Pennsylvania’s economy and the core of who we are as a commonwealth. We cannot wait any longer. We must level the playing field so that all workers get a fair wage for their work, both for the women of today and for future generations.”You can view the full proclamation here. Governor Wolf Proclaims Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania April 10, 2018
The NFL’s 100th season will kick off with @packers at @ChicagoBears on Thursday September 5th, 2019! #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/aGvs22AvNe— NFL (@NFL) March 25, 2019Chicago and Green Bay first played in 1921 and have faced each other 198 times since, with the Packers holding a 97-95-6 edge. The NFC North showdown confirms a February report that had hinted at a tentative Thanksgiving Day slate that is rumored to include the Bears, Dolphins, Lions and Cowboys. The NFL will kick off its 100th season by honoring its oldest rivalry.The league on Monday announced the Bears are scheduled to host the Packers on Sept. 5 in the opening game of the 2019 season. “As an organization, we are thrilled to be kicking off the 100th season of football in the NFL,” Bears chairman George H. McCaskey said in a release. “As a charter franchise, we cannot think of a better way to begin our centennial season by hosting our longtime rival in prime time at Soldier Field.”It marks just the second time since 2006 that the Super Bowl champion will not appear in the league’s opening game. Instead, the defending champion Patriots will host the season’s first “Sunday Night Football” matchup on Sept. 8 against an opponent to be announced at a later date. New England will also host a ceremony to raise its Super Bowl 53 banner.The @Patriots will host @SNFonNBC on September 8th, 2019 and raise their #SBLIII banner!Opponent announced later this spring. #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/2MrXRiUMva— NFL (@NFL) March 25, 2019The full NFL schedule is set to be released in April.