Gov. Tom Wolf

Staving off cabin fever | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 21, 2020

The top five stories from this week's news are below to help you stay current. 

The world is getting warmer. What can Pennsylvania do about it?

BY: and - March 3, 2020

Warming temperatures are wreaking havoc on civilizations across the globe. And it will get worse as human-caused climate change intensifies floods, acidifies oceans, and renders coastal areas uninhabitable due to rising sea levels. Pennsylvania will feel these effects, but it will also be part of any solution, thanks to its status as a fossil fuel […]

Wolf and Shapiro rally Bucks Dems to take back power in Washington and Harrisburg

BY: - February 29, 2020

The tour brings the commonwealth’s most powerful Democrats to the areas most crucial to flip Pennsylvania’s twenty electoral votes back after Donald Trump won them in 2016. Earlier this month, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman visited Erie, and last week U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District, stopped over in Scranton.

Democrats satisfied with Wolf budget request

BY: - February 4, 2020

After a budget address that included a laundry list of liberal priorities — from gun control and charter school reforms to LGBT non-discrimination and more money for human services programs, Democratic lawmakers stood by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday. 

In his 6th budget, Wolf mixes old plans with new pitches for college grants, universal kindergarten

BY: and - February 4, 2020

Now, in his sixth budget address, Wolf doubled down on his self-proclaimed title as the “education governor” by pushing progressive policies for learners from cradle to college, as well as cash infusions for gun violence reduction initiatives and workforce development programs. 

Five Big Takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget address

BY: - February 4, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf had a few surprises in his more than $36 billion budget proposal announced Tuesday at the Capital for the fiscal year beginning July 1. 

Wolf renews push for RESTORE PA plan ahead of budget talks

BY: - January 28, 2020

During a stop at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday, Wolf called on lawmakers to pass his stalled, $4.5 billion infrastructure bill, arguing that the start of budget season and the state’s approaching rainy season is a perfect time to revive it. 

Cap and trade for your car? Pa. is looking at limiting transportation emissions

BY: - January 28, 2020

The proposal, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative, does not originate with him. Pennsylvania was one of 11 states in 2010 to commence a study of how to slash carbon emissions from vehicles. 

Workforce recommendations will be a key part of budget proposal, Wolf says

BY: - January 27, 2020

Wolf presented the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center’s report on Pennsylvania’s workforce. The Command Center, which was created last February, made 42 recommendations and outlined five barriers to employment.   

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.