Pa. lawmakers extend grant program protecting synagogues, houses of worship

BY: - November 3, 2022

With antisemitic attacks on the rise, Gov. Tom Wolf is reviewing the bill, a spokesperson said.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Applying for Biden’s student loan relief? Pa. won’t tax you, Wolf says | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 22, 2022

More than 1.7M Pa. borrowers are eligible for debt relief.

At site of collapsed Pittsburgh bridge, Biden touts benefits of infrastructure law

BY: - October 20, 2022

Standing in front of the replacement for the collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge, President Joe Biden returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday, touting the benefits of federal infrastructure law and proclaiming “the resurgence of American manufacturing.” “Hello, Pittsburgh!” Biden said, opening his remarks to a crowd of about 100 onlookers, that included Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. […]

Interior of a wastewater pipe

Wolf admin announces $236M for water infrastructure projects | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 20, 2022

Fifteen counties will share in the money, which is a mix of state and federal funds.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh on 9/22/22 (Photo courtesy Gov. Wolf's office).

How the promise of a clean energy future in Pa. could be undone by politics | Analysis

BY: - October 17, 2022

The state’s powerful oil and gas industry wields influence in ways that could blunt the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.

More than 2,500 apply for pardon under Pa. marijuana pardon project

BY: - September 28, 2022

More than 2,500 Pennsylvanians with minor, nonviolent marijuana criminal convictions have applied for a pardon under a new program launched by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman this month.

Wolf admin announces more than $246M in small biz assistance | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 14, 2022

The federal funding will target socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Only you can prevent amendment abuse | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 13, 2022

Because we get so much of our news online, many Pennsylvanians did not see the advertisement of five proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that were published in Pennsylvania newspapers on Thursday, Sept. 1 — three months before the next general election as prescribed by the state constitution. If approved in the next legislative session, […]

Wolf signs executive order expanding access to voter registration information

BY: - September 7, 2022

The order designates seven state agencies and programs as "Voter Registration Distribution Agencies," the administration said.

Wolf admin announces pardon push for people with certain marijuana convictions

BY: - September 1, 2022

(*This story was updated at 12:08 p.m. on Thursday, 9/1/22 to include comment from House Republican spokesperson Jason Gottesman) With months left to go at the helm, the Wolf administration on Thursday announced it’s launching what it’s describing as a “one-time, large-scale pardoning project,” for people convicted of minor, non-violent marijuana offenses. Democratic Gov. Tom  […]

Wolf concedes on legislatively opening child sex abuse window, agrees to constitutional amendment

BY: - September 1, 2022

The constitutional amendment — initially meant to appear on the May 2021 primary election ballot if not for a Department of State advertising error — could now reach voters in 2023.

Tougher federal rules crack down on ghost guns in Pa., nationwide | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 26, 2022

'Gun deaths are at an all-time high across the nation and right here in Pennsylvania,' Gov. Tom Wolf said.