Stories tagged: "Governor Wolf"


FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, union organizers, students, and supporters for a $15 an hour wage march through the Oakland section Pittsburgh. Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
As the Primary Election Draws Near, Here’s Where the Governor Candidates Stand on Pa.’s Minimum Wage

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have proposed an increase to the commonwealth’s minimum wage every year but the legislation never passes. With a new governor on the horizon, what is the future of the minimum wage in Pennsylvania?

FILE—In this file photo from April 2, 2022, George Bochetto, Kathy Barnette, Mehmet Oz, Jeffrey Lord, Rose Tennent, John Gizzie, Jeff Bartos, Carla Sands, and Lowman Henry pose for a photograph during a forum for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa. Republicans have made anger over the 2020 election a staple of this year's mid-term primary campaigns as Democrats appear prepared to tie them to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, contending that Republican-sponsored election legislation is an attack on voting rights. Pennsylvania's primary election is May 17. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Talk of Election Fraud is Alive and Well on the Pennsylvania Campaign Trail, But Will it Work?

While Republicans have made anger over the 2020 election a staple of this year's midterm primary campaigns to appeal to Trump-loyal GOP voters, such messages could be a liability in fall's general election campaign, pollsters say.

Nation wide anti-abortion groups announced to protest outside Planned Parenthood facilities but scenes remain calm outside the Center City Philadelphia location, on February 11th, 2017, as only volunteers posted to grant clients free access to the facility. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Wolf: ‘Abortion is and will remain legal in Pennsylvania’

Politico’s leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to once again remind Pennsylvanians that abortion will remain legal in the state under his watch.

FILE - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016. Albright has died of cancer, her family said Wednesday, March 23, 2022.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Mourn the Passing of Madeleine Albright

Albright, the 1st female US secretary of state, has died of cancer at 84.

People pump gas at a Giant Eagle GetGo where a gallon of unleaded regular gas is $4.19.9, while at a neighboring Sunoco station, rear, a gallon of unleaded regular is $4.39.9, in Mount Lebanon, Pa., Monday, March 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Wolf, Corman Trying to Keep Pennsylvania Gas Prices From Getting Further Out of Control

Gov. Tom Wolf and state Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman are urging fellow lawmakers to suspend the federal and state gas taxes.

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.”

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre holds up maps during a meeting of the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. The commission voted Thursday in favor of new preliminary district maps over sharp objections from the House's Republican leader about how his chamber's district lines would change. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Where Things Stand With PA’s Legislative and Congressional Maps

As expected, the courts will likely end up deciding how both Pennsylvania’s legislative and congressional districts will look for the next 10 years.