Gov. Tom Wolf
Wolf admin completes ‘first step’ in OSHA study | Five for the Weekend
The feasibility study, which was conducted through a collaboration between Indiana University of Pennsylvania and several state agencies, examined the five-year period from 2016-2021 and estimated the costs of adopting OSHA standards for commonwealth employees under the governor’s jurisdiction to be $54.8 million at baseline and $14.4 million for year one.
Outgoing Gov. Wolf sets clemency record, granting 2,540 pardons
The administration said that 395 of the 2,540 pardons granted were part of an expedited review program, authorized by then-Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and the state Board of Pardon in 2019, to speed up the clemency application process for people with nonviolent marijuana possession or paraphernalia convictions.
Gov. Tom Wolf reflects on eight years of successes, stumbles and standoffs
Looking back over his eight years in office, Gov. Tom Wolf said he hopes he will be remembered for making Pennsylvania a better place and for doing it honestly and efficiently. Wolf took office in 2015, defeating the unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett after a campaign where he spent $10 million of his own money. […]
Lack of affordable, accessible broadband ‘holding our economy back’ Wolf says
The funds, and broadband projects statewide, are overseen by the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, created by Wolf in 2021 as a 12-member independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Pa. appeals court hears oral arguments in fight over RGGI
Petitioners in the cases, which included lawmakers and representatives from energy and labor groups, made their arguments to five of the court’s seven judges, in the hope that the court will find the state’s entrance into RGGI “unconstitutional,” and that the Wolf administration’s Department of Environmental Protection is “unauthorized” to oversee such an effort.
Shapiro rallies with Biden, Obama; tours Philly with Wolf in final weekend of governor’s race
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro barnstormed Philly neighborhoods before a rally with two presidents on Saturday.
Wolf signs dozens of bills including clean energy tax credits, fentanyl testing and driver’s ed
Gov. Tom Wolf signed a whopping 66 bills into law on Thursday, including measures to provide tax credits for zero-carbon energy production, to punish Pennsylvania Turnpike toll scofflaws, and to provide new tools to combat the opioid epidemic. The bills, passed near the end of the General Assembly’s 2021-22 session, also aim to expand the […]
New Wolf admin order expands access to ‘most cost-effective form’ of naloxone
The expanded order gives Pennsylvanians affected by substance use disorder a chance to receive treatment, Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement.
Licensing bill would broaden access to behavioral analysis treatment, advocates say
'Why aren’t we opening up as many venues as possible? We have so many problems with behavioral health,' state Rep. Thomas Mehaffie, R-Dauphin, said.
Millions of Pennsylvanians eligible for federal student loan relief, Wolf admin says
In Pennsylvania, where student loan debt ranks among the highest in the nation, 1,717,300 borrowers are eligible for debt relief, including 988,800 who are eligible for $20,000 in debt relief, and 731,000 who will have their federal loans completely forgiven, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
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 […]