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Citing emergency powers, Wolf admin skirts public bidding requirements to award $11.5M consulting contract 

Officials said said the Boston Consulting Group is “uniquely situated” to help Pennsylvania because it’s been hired to improve vaccine programs in other states.

Pa. Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement ‘unable to fulfill its mission’ state officials say,...

During a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding repeated his August 2020 call for the Legislature to consider two bills that would end 24 years of idle funding by increasing dog license fees for an altered dog from $6.50 to $10 and lower the age of licensure from three months to eight weeks, the age at which many dogs move to their permanent homes. 

Bill mobilizing National Guard for COVID-19 vaccines headed to Wolf’s desk

The state Senate voted 46-0 on Wednesday to send Gov. Tom Wolf a bill that mobilizes the state’s National Guard units to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacies and health centers; operate vaccination sites; and let trained guardsmen administer injections to patients. 

Wolf: Centralized registration for vaccines could come when supply grows

Wolf told reporters during a press briefing Tuesday that the state may roll out such a system when it begins to establish mass vaccination clinics.

MAP: These are the GOP lawmakers who want to impeach Gov. Tom Wolf 

For the second time, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, has introduced impeachment articles against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The five articles claim Wolf unconstitutionally overstepped his...

Pa.’s long journey to fair school funding | Editorial Cartoon

Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed a $1.35B infusion for public education, driven out through the state's fair funding formula.

Pa. state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta announces 2022 run for U.S. Senate

The left-wing of Pennsylvania’s 2022 Democratic U.S. Senate primary just expanded.

Wolf admin has paid lawyers $3.4 million for two dozen election lawsuits

Combined with $1.8 million in legal expenses tallied by legislative Republicans, it means taxpayers footed at least $5.2 million worth of legal fees, much of it to politically well-connected law firms during the 2020 election.

Philly’s Trans Wellness Conference is going virtual

The largest transgender health conference world-wide, PTWC serves to educate members of the trans community, healthcare workers and intersections thereof, about physical and mental health issues facing trans communities.

Joe Gale, a Trump supporter and Montgomery County commissioner, declares run for governor

The Montgomery County native is the first candidate from either major party to publicly say he’ll run for governor in next year’s midterm elections. The state constitution prevents Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, from seeking a third term.