Gov. Tom Wolf

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. 

Wolf announces $145 million COVID-19 grant fund for small businesses

BY: - December 23, 2020

Pennsylvania businesses that have been battered by the pandemic received a holiday surprise on Wednesday, when Gov. Tom Wolf announced he would skim $145 million from a state insurance fund to create a new grant program for struggling firms.

With Pa.’s first major winter storm on the horizon, state officials say vaccine distribution will continue

BY: - December 15, 2020

Calling the storm “significant,” Gov. Tom Wolf said state agencies are prepared to handle the storm amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic. Forecasts show a foot of snow falling in some parts of the state. 

As fall COVID surge continues, Pa.’s hospitals, healthcare systems feel the strain

BY: - December 11, 2020

The department also confirmed 225 new deaths, bringing the total of COVID-related deaths in Pennsylvania to 12,235. 

With vaccine on the horizon, Wolf imposes new COVID mitigation measures

BY: - December 10, 2020

“It's become clear that we need to take further action to mitigate the risk of COVID-19,” Wolf told journalists on a conference call. He announced the new COVID-19 mitigation efforts from his home, following a positive COVID test earlier this week. 

Pa. First Lady Frances Wolf tests negative for COVID-19

BY: - December 10, 2020

A day after Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, First Lady Frances Wolf announced that she has tested negative for the virus. 

Berks state Rep. Jozwiak tests positive for COVID-19

BY: - December 9, 2020

Jozwiak is the tenth Pennsylvania lawmaker to test positive for the virus.