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FILE - Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wolf, Democratic Lawmakers Revive Plan to Send $2,000 to Struggling Pennsylvania Households

The PA Opportunity Program was first proposed by Wolf in February. It would send direct payments of $2,000 to around 250,000 households.

A small business in Pennsylvania.
Millions in American Rescue Plan Funding Heading to Pennsylvania’s Small Businesses

Over $10 billion in funding will be distributed to nine states through the State Small Business Credit Initiative and Pennsylvania is set to get the largest amount of money.

Gas prices are displayed at a filling station in Philadelphia, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
All of PA’s Congressional Republicans Voted Against Gas Price Gouging Bill

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw gas price gouging during an energy emergency. The commonwealth’s lawmakers voted along party lines, with all Dems voting for and Republican reps voting against.

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-Allentown (Courtesy PA Senate)
At Least One Republican is Willing to Listen to Wolf’s Plan to Help Pa. Families

A high-ranking state senator said Gov. Wolf’s plan to issue checks of up to $2,000 to some Pennsylvania families “could be possible.”

Nurse Filestock
Deadline Approaching for PA Nurses to Apply for Student Loan Relief

Gov. Wolf is pressing to get more student loan debt relief to Pennsylvania nurses. The deadline to apply for an existing $20 million program is March 1.

FILE - Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wolf Outlines Plan to Spend $1.7B in Pandemic Relief Money

Under Gov. Wolf’s proposal, funding would go to families, small businesses, healthcare systems, and revitalization efforts impacted by the pandemic.

Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republicans Have Billions to Help Pennsylvanians Impacted By the Pandemic. So Why Aren’t They Helping?

Republicans Have Billions to Help Pennsylvanians Impacted By the Pandemic. So Why Aren’t They Helping?