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State Sen. John Blake during a recent Zoom call. (Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate)
State Sen. John Blake Resigning to Work for US Rep. Matt Cartwright

Blake's resignation will lead to a special election in the district he has represented for a decade.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf adjusts his face mask to protect against COVID-19 during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Gov. Wolf Seeks Big Increase in School Funding, Tax Increase

Gov. Tom Wolf will propose a sweeping new plan to dramatically boost funding for public schools, to be supported by an increase in the state's personal income tax rate.

A snow plow drives across a road in a heavy snowfall in Morrisville, Pa., early Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Much of Pennsylvania got socked Tuesday with another snowstorm that closed schools, delayed flights and made travel difficult through parts of the state. The governor's budget address was among the events postponed. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Snowfall Postpones Wolf’s Budget Address a Day

Gov. Tom Wolf will move his annual budget address to Wednesday, amid a snowstorm that was prompting restrictions on highways across Pennsylvania.

In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
What to Watch for in Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Nobody in Harrisburg is talking about tax increases or spending cuts to balance the budget.

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. There are 203 House seats and 25 of 50 Senate seats up for election on Nov. 3, when voters will decide whether to extend gains Democrats made two years ago or tighten the majority hold Republicans have long held over both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Limits on Governor’s Disaster Authority Nears Statewide Vote

The Republican-controlled Senate passed a measure to take some emergency management power away from Pennsylvania's governors as lawmakers struck out at Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the pandemic.

The American flag flies at the Pennsylvania State Capitol building Oct. 24, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Republican Lawmakers Speed Bill to Limit a Governor’s Disaster Powers

The measure arises from Republican lawmakers’ strident disagreement with how Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has handled the coronavirus pandemic in Pennsylvania.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro, speaking in front of Gov. Tom Wolf in 2019, was sworn in for his second term Tuesday.  (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Pennsylvania Statewide Row Officers Sworn for 4-Year Terms

In separate ceremonies at sites around Harrisburg, the attorney general, auditor general and treasurer took their oaths of office on Tuesday.