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Aug 02, 2016, 14:05 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces GO-TIME Savings of $156 Million in 15-16 Fiscal Year

Governor Wolf announced today that state agencies saved over $156 million through the Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management...


Mar 07, 2016, 15:07 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage, Calls on Legislature to Raise Minimum Wage Statewide

Today, as part of his "Jobs That Pay" initiative, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order that ensures employees under the governor's...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:35 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Requests Federal Disaster Assistance for January Snowstorm

 Governor Tom Wolf has requested President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in Pennsylvania, in order to provide financial...


Feb 09, 2016, 12:36 ET Pennsylvania Facing Fiscal Crisis: Governor Wolf asks Lawmakers to Choose Responsible Path

 In front of a joint session of the General Assembly, Governor Tom Wolf today laid out the crisis facing Pennsylvania and the critical decision...


Feb 04, 2016, 14:32 ET With Pennsylvania at a Crossroads, Governor Wolf Announces Proposed Early Education Investment

 Governor Tom Wolf today joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera to announce the proposed early education...


Feb 04, 2016, 12:06 ET Wolf Administration to Provide Loans to Help Older Pennsylvanians and Those with Disabilities to Live Where They Choose

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Departments of Human Services (DHS), Aging (PDA), and Community and Economic Development (DCED) are...


Jan 29, 2016, 10:44 ET Governor Wolf Announces the Launch of "It's On Us PA" Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative

 Governor Wolf today announced the launch of "It's On Us PA" – the first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault in...


Jan 28, 2016, 13:05 ET Governor Wolf Announces $28 Million DCNR Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization Efforts Across Pennsylvania

Standing near the site of a future trail linking the nationally acclaimed Great Allegheny Passage with the Borough of Homestead,...


Jan 23, 2016, 10:31 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf and Transportation, Emergency Management Provide Update on Winter Storm

 With much of Pennsylvania in the midst of a winter storm, Governor Tom Wolf, and the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and...


Jan 21, 2016, 15:50 ET PA Governor Wolf, State Officials Provide Update on Winter Storm Preparations, Resident Safety

 Governor Tom Wolf and state officials are urging Pennsylvanians to pay close attention to weather forecasts and take steps to be ready for the...


Jan 21, 2016, 14:22 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Missing United States Marines

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities throughout the state...


Jan 21, 2016, 12:43 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania,...


Jan 21, 2016, 10:28 ET Governor Wolf Announces Plans to Improve Harrisburg Transportation Center

Governor Tom Wolf today announced plans for improvements to the Harrisburg Transportation Center and surrounding areas. The governor was joined by...


Jan 20, 2016, 09:54 ET Governor Wolf Announces Next Step in Port of Philadelphia Development

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has developed a shortlist of potential developers for the...


Jan 04, 2016, 16:58 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Final Phase-Out of Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced the successful January 1 phase-out of Pennsylvania's Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise tax, calling it "an...


Dec 22, 2015, 10:30 ET Governor Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Prepare For Winter Weather

Governor Tom Wolf today urged all Pennsylvanians to use the unseasonably warm start of winter as time to prepare for future severe cold and winter...


Dec 21, 2015, 14:38 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Death Penalty Cases

 Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the governor's executive authority to issue temporary...


Dec 21, 2015, 12:20 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Moves CHIP into the Department of Human Services

Governor Tom Wolf signed HB 857, sponsored by Rep. Pickett, which reauthorizes and moves CHIP from the Insurance Department into the Department of...


Dec 15, 2015, 10:54 ET Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Nearing Year-End Goal for Reducing Veterans Homelessness

Governor Tom Wolf and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) today announced that as part of the...


Dec 11, 2015, 14:40 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Nominates Career Businessman Michael Newsome to Liquor Control Board

Governor Tom Wolf today nominated Michael Newsome, who has spent more than 37 years in business, including accounting, finance, and management and...


Dec 10, 2015, 16:23 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Two Bills Into Law

 Governor Tom Wolf today signed two bills into law. The following pieces of legislation are now law: Act 75 - House Bill 477, sponsored by...


Dec 09, 2015, 12:36 ET Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Pennsylvania Families in Need this Holiday Season

 Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined state officials, government employees, and members of the National Guard for the 26th annual Holiday Wish...


Dec 04, 2015, 10:34 ET Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces PEDFA-Financed Project Selected as 'Northeast Deal of the Year'

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority's (PEDFA) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project...


Dec 02, 2015, 15:05 ET Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Capitol Police to Carry Naloxone

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Capitol Police are now trained to administer and will carry the...


Dec 01, 2015, 11:38 ET Wolf Administration Announces C&S Wholesale Grocers to Create 500 New Jobs in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. will create at least 500 new jobs with a new expansion project in Bethlehem,...