Gov. Tom Wolf

In budget sneak peek, Gov. Wolf rolls out $12.35M grant program to fund manufacturing research

BY: - January 24, 2020

Surrounded by exposed steel beams and robotic arms, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a plan to invest $12.35 million in advanced manufacturing research at colleges and universities across the commonwealth.

Pa. Corrections officials recommend shuttering state prison in Luzerne County. But Gov. Tom Wolf will have the final word

BY: - January 15, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced its final recommendation to shutter SCI-Retreat, a 1,200-bed correctional facility in Luzerne County, in a 600-page report it submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday.

Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more

BY: - January 15, 2020

Through the U.S. Census count, Pennsylvania receives $26.8 billion annually for federally funded programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That amounts to about $2,000 per-Pennsylvanian, per-year. 

Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program

BY: - December 18, 2019

During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users. 

‘We can do better’ Wolf’s Council on Reform finds

BY: - December 16, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday provided the first progress report on the administration’s ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents. The council found that the Commonwealth could improve in two key areas: empowering the workforce and creating access to those who need services. “The goal is to ensure that every human being is treated […]