Stories tagged: "Tom Wolf"


Philadelphia election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the general election in November at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Pennsylvania Won’t Change its Election Laws Before the May Primary

Five months after the state's narrow and bitterly contested presidential race, it's clear no changes will be enacted in time for Pennsylvania's spring primary election.

Rachel Levine fist bumps Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at the end of her confirmation hearing before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
Senate Confirms Levine, Who is Now the Nation’s Highest Ranking Transgender Official

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a government position in the nation’s history.

Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, checks his phone after speaking with members of the media at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 22, 2021. Majority Republicans in the state Senate announced Monday they will not employ a rarely used emergency process to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a two-year window in which to file civil lawsuits. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Senate GOP Won’t Let Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Amendment Move Through Special Process

The proposed amendment likely won't finally pass until 2023.

Gov. Tom Wolf talks about his economic agenda for 2021, including increasing the minimum wage. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf to Ease Some Restaurant/Bar Restrictions on April 4

Gov. Tom Wolf will expand more business and event capacity limits and lift a raft of long-standing coronavirus restrictions on bar service starting on Easter Sunday, April 4.

Ciro Cinti died from the coronavirus. His daughter Nina Bocci also caught the virus. (Courtesy of Nina Bocci)
A Year in the Pandemic in Pennsylvania: Loss, Frustration, and Hope

The coronavirus pandemic arrived in Pennsylvania on March 6, 2020. A year later, the state has dealt with loss and frustration. With new vaccines, hope has returned.

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Acting Health Secretary Says ‘Bold’ Changes Will Get More People Vaccinated Quickly

After weeks of criticism for their coronavirus vaccine rollout, Pennsylvania officials are changing course.

Teachers including Kathy Volin, right, and Dana Cohen, center, conduct their classes online from laptops during freezing temperatures outside the Joseph Greenberg School in Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. A mediator will decide if Philadelphia school teachers must return to their classrooms despite safety concerns as the district plans to resume in-person instruction later this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Educators, Wolf at Odds Over Vaccine Rollout

Several educational organizations—groups that aren’t always on the same side—are asking Gov. Tom Wolf to make vaccinating school staff against the coronavirus a priority.