Shapiro, citing the importance of public safety, stops by PEMA HQ for first state agency visit
By Justin Sweitzer Gov. Josh Shapiro visited employees at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Wednesday, telling them and a handful of reporters he was there to reaffirm his commitment to public safety and emergency preparedness as he settles into office. PEMA was the first agency that Shapiro has visited since taking the oath of office […]
Shapiro’s nominees to public safety roles include the first woman to head the state Department of Corrections
Laurel Harry rose through the Department of Correction from drug and alcohol treatment specialist to prison superintendent.
Gov. Wolf signs weather emergency proclamation, officials urge people to stay home
More than 100 members of the National Guard have been deployed throughout the state to help with emergency response and a “multi-day event” to address impacts from the storm, PEMA Director Randy Padfield said.
With Pa.’s first major winter storm on the horizon, state officials say vaccine distribution will continue
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.
A look at the 2020-2021 stopgap budget: How Pa. is paying for prisons and COVID-19 relief | The Numbers Racket
For the most part, the funding in the $25.8 billion stopgap budget will remain at the same level as the 2019-2020, but there are a few areas where the budgets differ.
Another look at CARES Act spending in Pa.: How health and social programs benefit | The Numbers Racket
This week we look at CARES Act funding be distributed to the Department of Health, Human Services, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, property tax relief and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
As protests spread statewide, Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to ‘speak your mind and speak it with peace’
“We need to work constantly to eliminate racism,” Wolf said during a Sunday briefing, “from the smallest thought, to the biggest action."