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Feb 27, 2015, 12:17 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Sends Letter to President Obama Asking For Federal Action to Help Prevent Oil Train Accidents

 Today, Governor Tom Wolf wrote a letter to President Barack Obama to express concern and call for action to improve the safety of...

Feb 27, 2015, 10:40 ET

Governor Wolf Announces Initiative to Improve Home- and Community-Based Care Services for Seniors in Pennsylvania

Today, Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a package of legislative and budgetary actions to provide choice and protections for seniors as they age....

Feb 26, 2015, 13:15 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf's GO-TIME Identifies Over $100 Million in Savings within First Two Weeks

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration has identified $109 million in projected cost savings and efficiencies within the first...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:00 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Key Economic Development Pieces of Budget to Help to Rebuild the Middle Class

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his 2015-16 Budget will include significant reforms aimed at three goals for economic development and...

Feb 13, 2015, 11:21 ET

Governor Tom Wolf Announces a Moratorium on the Death Penalty in Pennsylvania

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania that will remain in effect until the governor has received and...

Feb 13, 2015, 10:13 ET

PA Governor Wolf Delivers Victory for CHIP Buy-In Program, Ensures Families will Keep Coverage and be Held Harmless

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced that as a result of his administration's continued efforts, the federal government has agreed that...

Feb 12, 2015, 15:43 ET

'Schools That Teach Tour' Stop in Pottsville Highlights Governor Wolf's School Funding Plan

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today continued his "Schools That Teach Tour" with a stop at DHH Lengel Middle School in Schuylkill County, where he...

Feb 12, 2015, 15:03 ET

Governor Wolf Urges Pennsylvanians to Stay Safe in Cold Weather

 Governor Tom Wolf, along with the departments of Human Services and Health, are urging Pennsylvanians to take necessary steps to reduce the...

Feb 11, 2015, 12:35 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Proposes Education Reinvestment Plan Featuring Natural Gas Severance Tax

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today proposed an education reinvestment plan featuring a severance tax on natural gas extraction as part of...

Feb 09, 2015, 14:20 ET

Governor Tom Wolf Launches Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf today announced Pennsylvania's transition to a simple traditional Medicaid expansion plan. "Today is the first step toward...

Feb 06, 2015, 17:42 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Releases Work Schedule

Today, in the spirit of openness and transparency, Governor Wolf posted his work calendar from January 21, 2015 through February 6, 2015, online....

Feb 05, 2015, 17:20 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Nominees For Supreme Court

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced his nominees to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf will nominate Ken...

Feb 05, 2015, 15:28 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Establishes Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency

Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order establishing the Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency,...

Feb 05, 2015, 11:35 ET

Governor Tom Wolf Announces Exemption from Tax Penalty for CHIP Buy-in Families, Ensures Special Enrollment Period

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania families enrolled in Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Buy-in Plan will be able to...

Feb 03, 2015, 10:21 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Independent State Agencies to Ban Gifts

In letters to be sent today to board members and leadership of more than two dozen state commissions, authorities and other agencies, Pennsylvania...

Feb 01, 2015, 17:15 ET

Governor Wolf Warns Drivers To Use Caution With Expected Winter Weather To Affect Super Bowl and Monday Morning Commutes

 Governor Tom Wolf today urged drivers in Pennsylvania to use caution with winter weather expected to impact several areas of the state...

Jan 30, 2015, 14:41 ET

Governor Wolf Applauds Liquor Control Board's Enactment of Gift Ban

Today, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB) unanimously voted to revise its employee Code of Conduct to conform to Governor Tom Wolf's...

Jan 29, 2015, 14:20 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Announces Resolution of Maternity Care Issue Between Highmark and UPMC

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Highmark will continue to cover pregnancy and related care at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in 2015, despite...

Jan 29, 2015, 11:08 ET

Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order Reinstating Moratorium On New Leases For Oil and Gas Development In State Parks and Forests

Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and forests. At...

Jan 26, 2015, 14:10 ET

PA Governor Wolf Signs Disaster Emergency Proclamation

 Governor Tom Wolf today signed a disaster emergency proclamation to enable state and local authorities to respond to any unmet needs as...