Gov. Tom Wolf

Report: In a shift, Wolf says he’d support ‘reasonable’ voter ID requirements

BY: - July 20, 2021

The revelation was part of an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer published Tuesday, in which Wolf said he had previously drawn a line in the sand on bills containing voter ID language. 

After more than a year, Pa’s mask mandate ends Monday

BY: - June 25, 2021

As of Friday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine tracker confirmed that 75 percent of adult Pennsylvanians had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 59.5 percent of adult Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated, according to CDC data. 

It’s Juneteenth in Pa. Here’s how and where to mark this historic day near you | Five for the Weekend

BY: - June 19, 2021

It's Juneteenth in Pennsylvania this Saturday. No matter where you live in Pennsylvania, here are some of the ways you can mark this historic day.

1-4-3 Day is May 21: What to know about this chance for Pennsylvanians to ‘be a good neighbor’

BY: - May 20, 2021

Beginning on Friday, May 21 and lasting through Sunday, May 23, Gov. Tom Wolf has called on Pennsylvanians to celebrate the third annual “1-4-3 Day” in honor of children’s TV star and Pittsburgh native Fred Rogers. 

Amended health order aims to get vaccines to homebound Pennsylvanians

BY: - April 26, 2021

During an appearance in Reading on Monday morning, Wolf, joined by administration officials and local lawmakers, said the administration had amended its vaccine administration order to allow vaccine providers to partner with local entities to administer vaccines statewide.

Wolf taps top aide Meg Snead to lead Human Services Department following Sec.Teresa Miller’s resignation

BY: - March 23, 2021

In a statement, Wolf said he’d nominated administration Policy & Planning Secretary Meg Snead to fill the looming vacancy at one the state’s largest agencies. 

Pa. solar energy initiative to supply 50 percent of state government power by 2023

BY: and - March 22, 2021

The project is the largest solar commitment by any government in the U.S. announced to date, officials said. Boosted by seven solar arrays in six counties, it will generate 191 megawatt hours, or the equivalent of taking 34,000 cars off the roads.

Wolf taps OB-GYN to serve as new Pa. Physician General

BY: - March 8, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that he has nominated a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist to serve as Pennsylvania’s next Physician General.  Dr. Denise Johnson, the former chief medical officer of Meadville Medical Center, in Crawford County, and past director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape has been tapped to succeed Dr. Wendy Braund, who served […]

GOP lawmakers accuse Wolf admin of trying to fix results of ballot question limiting governors’ emergency powers

BY: - February 24, 2021

The bill that Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, described at a press conference would mark another attempt by the Republican-controlled Legislature to curb executive branch powers with policies that would outlast the current Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration. 

How Pa. lawmakers, interest groups reacted to Wolf’s 2021-2022 budget proposal

BY: - February 3, 2021

This developing story will be updated.  Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s Budget Address Wednesday, state lawmakers and interest groups shared their thoughts on the newly proposed budget. Here’s what they had to say. U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District: 1/ We need to go BIG & BOLD at both the federal & state levels! I’m working […]

Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020

BY: - December 28, 2020

The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics. 

COMMENTARY

He who imposes burdens bears the burden of proof | Opinion

BY: - December 27, 2020

As a physician there have been times when I felt it necessary to take a scalpel and cut into someone. However, there exists a moral presumption against such action, even if I believe it is justified. In such a situation the burden is not on the patient to convince me to refrain. Rather, the burden is on me to convince the patient that I should proceed. This is true despite my credentials in the field.