Shapiro, citing the importance of public safety, stops by PEMA HQ for first state agency visit

BY: - January 19, 2023

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 […]

State on track to vaccinate school employees by end of March, officials say

BY: - March 12, 2021

Pennsylvania’s plan to vaccinate up to 200,000 school employees is on track to wrap up by the end of the month, as long as the state receives its anticipated allocations of Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the federal government, state officials said Friday.  The announcement from Acting Education Secretary Noe Ortega came one year after […]

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 protests spread statewide, Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to ‘speak your mind and speak it with peace’

BY: - May 31, 2020

“We need to work constantly to eliminate racism,” Wolf said during a Sunday briefing, “from the smallest thought, to the biggest action."