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Sep 03, 2015, 12:20 ET

Wolf Administration Announces Alcoa to Expand Operations in Westmoreland County, Creating At Least 90 New Jobs

 Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Alcoa, a lightweight metals manufacturer, will expand its R&D site in Upper Burrell Township,...

Sep 02, 2015, 10:58 ET

PA Governor Wolf Nominates Barry Drew to Turnpike Commission

Governor Tom Wolf announced the nomination of Barry Drew to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. "I know personally how dedicated and...

Aug 28, 2015, 14:11 ET

Pennsylvania Governor's Residence to Hold Watch Party for Red Land's LLWS United States World Championship Game

 From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday August 29th, the Governor's Residence will open to the public to hold a watch party for Red Land's Little...

Aug 25, 2015, 22:33 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Releases Statement on Judge's Chester Upland Ruling

 Governor Wolf released the following statement on Judge Kenney's Chester Upland ruling: "The amended financial recovery plan submitted by...

Aug 20, 2015, 12:01 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces All CHIP Plans Will Provide Enhanced Benefits to Meet Affordable Care Act Requirements

Governor Tom Wolf today announced all CHIP health insurance plans will provide enhanced benefits to meet the minimum essential coverage...

Aug 17, 2015, 11:17 ET

PA Governor Wolf Releases Oil Train Safety Report

 Governor Tom Wolf today released a report written by Dr. Allan Zarembski focused on the safety of Pennsylvanians and protecting...

Aug 06, 2015, 10:46 ET

PA Governor Wolf Names Marcus Brown Director of Homeland Security

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he has named Col. Marcus Brown as director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security for the...

Aug 05, 2015, 16:10 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to "Creatures of the Garden" Event 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 this Sunday, August 9 for...

Aug 05, 2015, 15:55 ET

Pennsylvania Details State Highway Plans, Resource Requests for Papal Visit

 Today, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania outlined its plans to help manage needs for public safety, public health and transportation during the...

Aug 04, 2015, 16:45 ET

Wolf Administration Announces Tyber Medical to Establish Operations and Create New Jobs in Northampton County

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Tyber Medical LLC, an orthopedic device company that develops and markets implants in the spine and trauma...

Aug 04, 2015, 12:20 ET

Pennsylvania Governor and First Lady to Host First National Night Out Event At Governor's Residence

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will host its first ever National Night Out event at the Governor's Residence today, Tuesday, August...

Aug 04, 2015, 11:27 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Life of Richard Schweiker

Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities to fly at half-staff to honor...

Aug 03, 2015, 15:53 ET

Clean Power Plan Presents New Opportunities for Pennsylvania Energy

 The Environmental Protection Agency today released the Clean Power Plan. Pennsylvania will use this as an opportunity to write...

Aug 03, 2015, 14:24 ET

PA Governor Wolf Nominates State Police Commissioner

 Governor Tom Wolf today nominated Tyree C. Blocker as commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. Blocker, 62, has 30 years of...

Jul 30, 2015, 12:14 ET

Pennsylvania Governor's Residence to Host First National Night Out Event

 Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf announced today that the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg will host its first ever National...

Jul 23, 2015, 12:31 ET

Isenhour Announced as Chief of Staff; McGinty Leaves Pennsylvania Wolf Administration

 Today, Governor Tom Wolf named Mary Isenhour Chief of Staff following the announcement that Katie McGinty had stepped down effective July 23....

Jul 22, 2015, 16:22 ET

150,000 Additional Pennsylvanians Enrolled in Governor Wolf's Medicaid Expansion Plan

 The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced 150,000 new Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices, since Governor Tom Wolf's...

Jul 09, 2015, 12:22 ET

Governor Wolf Vetoes Senate Bill 1

Governor Tom Wolf today vetoed Senate Bill 1. The governor released the following statement: "I understand the need for pension reform, but this...

Jul 08, 2015, 17:11 ET

Commonwealth Financing Authority Announces New Alternative, Clean Energy Investment

Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding to support a new Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE)...

Jul 08, 2015, 16:48 ET

Gaming Fund Investments to Spur Community and Economic Development in Allegheny County

The Commonwealth Financing Authority today approved the allocation of $3,410,609 in gaming funds to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County...