Gov. Tom Wolf
Wolf admin announces location for three new state parks
The Wolf administration announced in July that there would be three additions to the commonwealth’s state park system, bringing the total number of state parks from 121 to 124, but at the time, details about the locations of the parks were not yet public.
Wolf asks Commonwealth Court to declare proposed amendments, including abortion ban, unconstitutional
Gov. Tom Wolf has renewed an effort to have a state court declare a package of proposed changes to the Pennsylvania Constitution – including one that would revoke the right to abortion and another to raise the voting age to 21 – unconstitutional. About two weeks after the state Supreme Court declined to invoke its […]
Wolf, Philadelphia lawmakers announce more than $100M for violence prevention grants
At a Philadelphia playground in a neighborhood marred by gun violence, Gov. Tom Wolf announced more than $100 million in funding for two grant programs to fund efforts to prevent violence before it begins. The grants are part of a record funding package for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, which will administer the […]
The Wolf administration’s jaw-dropping Supreme Court filing | Opinion
On Thursday, to much fanfare, the administration announced that it had asked the state supreme court to invoke its universal jurisdiction to declare the Legislature’s effort to put abortion’s place in the Pennsylvania Constitution on the ballot inherently unconstitutional.
Wolf asks high court to invalidate Constitutional amendment on abortion in emergency filing
Gov. Tom Wolf filed an emergency request on Thursday asking the state Supreme Court to invalidate a constitutional amendment that states there is no right to an abortion in Pennsylvania.
Pa. will add 3 new parks to state park system, Wolf admin. says
Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement in a Tweet on Tuesday that the commonwealth will make its first addition to the commonwealth’s state park system since 2005, bringing the total number of state parks in Pennsylvania to 124.
What legislation did Gov. Tom Wolf approve or veto during budget season?
In a flurry of budget season legislation, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed bills dealing with poll watchers, transgender athletes, and energy policy and approved laws on election funding, affordable housing and a loophole that can let people who commit serious crimes get away with a ticket.
‘All of us share a responsibility to guard against hate,’ Wolf says as Pa. marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
“I owe my existence, the existence of my children to the Holocaust,” Schlossberg said. “This is a complicated legacy. There are traumas, the physical and psychological scars left by the agony that my grandparents suffered weighed on them, as it weighs on my mom, as it weighs on me."
‘The best way to protect your dog is with a license’: Ag Sect’y Redding says
When you think February, you think "dog licenses," right?
Wolf signs Alzheimer’s, dementia ‘toolkit’ bill into law | Five for the Weekend
“Our state’s aging population is one of the largest in the country, and it will only continue to grow. Legislation like this, which directly addresses the needs of Pennsylvania residents and establishes a foundation for future collaboration and intervention, are really where we see promise in Pennsylvania’s ability to address, and hopefully, curtail this public health crisis," Jennifer Ebersole, director of state government affairs for the Alzheimer’s Association said.
Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to Gov. Wolf’s 2022 budget proposal
(*This story was updated at 3:34 pm. on Tuesday 2/8/22 with additional comment.) Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address Tuesday, state lawmakers and officials shared their thoughts on the administration’s $43.7 million 2022 budget proposal on social media and through official statements. Below are reactions from Pennsylvania politicians on Wolf’s budget address and proposal: […]
Wolf admin: DCED Secretary Dennis Davin to resign next month
Davin, who has served as DCED Secretary for the past seven years, will resign from his post on Feb. 11, the administration said in a statement.