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Jul 02, 2015, 14:14 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Takes Action on Variety of Budget Bills

 Governor Tom Wolf today took action on a variety of bills related to the budget he vetoed on Tuesday including House Bill 466. The Governor...

Jun 30, 2015, 13:47 ET

Governor Wolf Signs Two Bills Into Law

Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law this morning. The following pieces of legislation are now law: - Act 13 – Senate Bill 622,...

Jun 30, 2015, 10:37 ET

Governor Wolf Issues Statement Regarding Pope Francis' Itinerary

Governor Wolf issued the following statement regarding Pope Francis' Itinerary: "Across the Commonwealth, we are preparing in anticipation for the...

Jun 26, 2015, 11:32 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Three Bills Into Law

 Governor Tom Wolf signed three bills into law this morning. The following pieces of legislation are now law: - House Bill 182...

Jun 26, 2015, 11:32 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Releases Statement Regarding the Attack on Air Products Facility in France

 Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the attack on Air Products Facility in France: "Frances and I are saddened by the...

Jun 26, 2015, 10:45 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on the Supreme Court's Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's Same Sex Marriage ruling: "Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that no...

Jun 25, 2015, 10:47 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Issues Statement on King v. Burwell Supreme Court Ruling; Says Administration Will Withdraw State Based Health Insurance Marketplace Plan

 Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in King v. Burwell: "I am extremely...

Jun 18, 2015, 13:57 ET

Wolf Administration Announces Creation of 150 New Jobs at Great Dane Plant in Northumberland County

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Great Dane, a leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, will establish a new facility in Ralpho Township,...

Jun 16, 2015, 17:06 ET

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf and PHFA Announce Commonwealth Cornerstone Group to Receive $45 Million in New Markets Tax Credits

 Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group has secured $45 million in...

Jun 15, 2015, 12:59 ET

Governor Wolf Accepts Marcus Brown's Withdrawal; Wolf to Select New Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Marcus Brown is withdrawing his name from further consideration to be commissioner of the Pennsylvania...

Jun 15, 2015, 12:28 ET

Governor Wolf Reinstates Arneson at OOR Pending Appeal; Wolf Moves Ahead with Appeal to Restore Executive Authority

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration will reinstate Erik Arneson as executive director of the Office of Open Records pending...

Jun 11, 2015, 13:52 ET

Governor Wolf Ensures All CHIP Plans Meet Federal Requirements, PA Families Will Not Face Tax Penalties or Premium Increases

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration has ensured that all CHIP full cost health insurance plans, those under which families...

Jun 11, 2015, 11:14 ET

Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Announce Second Sunday Events at the Governor's Residence

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg for "Second Sundays," an...

Jun 10, 2015, 12:21 ET

Governor Wolf Announces Fee Waivers for Volunteers Seeking Background Checks

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the Child Protective Services Law...

Jun 08, 2015, 10:28 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Submits Recall of Marcus Brown's Nomination for State Police Commissioner

Governor Tom Wolf today submitted to the Senate a recall of Marcus Brown's nomination for commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. Governor...

May 29, 2015, 16:24 ET

PA Governor Wolf Statement Regarding The Commonwealth Court's Decision On Medicare Advantage Involving UPMC And Highmark

Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the Commonwealth Court's decision on Medicare Advantage: "From the beginning, I have...

May 28, 2015, 12:55 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Announces Small Business Advantage Grant Recipients

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced that nearly 140 businesses across Pennsylvania will soon install energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention...

May 28, 2015, 12:45 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Announces 92 Percent of School Districts Submitted Plans to Ensure Additional Funding is Invested in Classroom

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 92 percent of Pennsylvania school districts across the commonwealth submitted funding impact plans to...

May 27, 2015, 17:47 ET

Gaming Funds Provide Community and Economic Development Investments in Monroe County

Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the allocation of more than $10.76 million in gaming funds to...

May 21, 2015, 12:36 ET

Governor Wolf Announces 200 New Jobs at All Fresh Farms Facility in Pike County

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that All Fresh Farms, LLC, an indoor hydroponic production and packaging operation that specializes in growing...