Gov. Tom Wolf

Pa. will add 3 new parks to state park system, Wolf admin. says

BY: - July 13, 2022

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?

BY: - July 13, 2022

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

BY: - April 27, 2022

“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

BY: - February 19, 2022

When you think February, you think "dog licenses," right?

Wolf signs Alzheimer’s, dementia ‘toolkit’ bill into law | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 12, 2022

“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

BY: - February 8, 2022

(*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

BY: - January 27, 2022

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. 

One more sleep: Pa. vet clears Santa’s reindeer for duty

BY: - December 23, 2021

Pennsylvania State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill met with Santa and his nine reindeer at Hersheypark Christmas Candyland Thursday to give Santa's noble steeds a last-minute physical before they set out on their globe-trotting journey to deliver toys to children everywhere. 

COMMENTARY

As COVID-19 cases climb, Wolf calls on feds for health care support | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 20, 2021

Pennsylvania recorded its first cases of the Omicron variant earlier this month in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and on Friday, the last day for which state data is currently available, Pennsylvania logged 7,959 new cases of the virus, adding more strain to an already stressed health care system.

Wolf announces four bills aimed at expanding Pa.’s ‘It’s On Us’ initiative

BY: - October 18, 2021

In 2016, Pennsylvania established its own branch of the national “It’s On Us,” an organization aimed at preventing sexaul assault on college campuses and at schools, under the Wolf administration. However, Wolf noted Monday that it’s time to do more. 

Wolf’s congressional redistricting listening tour to begin next week | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 16, 2021

Members of the governor's Redistricting Advisory Council will embark on a statewide listening tour next week.

New PSP Deputy Commissioner makes history again as first Black woman to serve in role

BY: - October 12, 2021

Lt. Col. Kristal Turner-Childs, who has served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police since 1998, will serve as the deputy commissioner of staff for the state police and assist the commissioner in developing policies and procedures for the state’s law enforcement officers, Gov. Tom Wolf announced in a statement Tuesday.