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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...

Jul 08, 2015, 15:56 ET

Pennsylvania Gaming Funds Provide Community and Economic Development Investments in Luzerne County

Governor Wolf announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved the allocation of more than $12,772,180 in gaming funds to...

Jul 08, 2015, 15:52 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Three Bills Into Law

Governor Tom Wolf today signed three bills into law. The following pieces of legislation are now law: - Act 17 - Senate Bill 284 sponsored...

Jul 07, 2015, 12:50 ET

Governor Wolf Announces Appointees to Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the appointment of 48 individuals to participate on the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce, which...

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...