Stories tagged: "Tom Wolf"


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Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus Numbers Have Started Climbing Again

Pennsylvania's coronavirus numbers are rising, reversing a months-long trend.

In this Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. Mastriano, a rising force in Pennsylvania's ultra-conservative circles who has talked of his desire to bring an Arizona-style audit to Pennsylvania, led a private briefing Wednesday, June 30, 2021, for Republican senators on his plan. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
With York County’s Pushback, Mastriano Is Striking Out on Election Audit Attempt

York County's three commissioners — two Republican and one Democrat — are pushing back against State Sen. Doug Mastriano's election audit.

US Attorney William McSwain pauses during a news conference at the Lancaster County Courthouse in July 2019. McSwain, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia appointed by Donald Trump, has written to the former president to seek his endorsement in a crowded Republican primary race to run for governor in next year's election. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
Former Prosecutor Seeks Trump’s Endorsement in Run for Governor

Congressman Lou Barletta is also seeking the former president's endorsement, and state Sen. Doug Mastriano has said Trump asked him to run.

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. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
State Democrats Keep Proposing Ideas to Help Pennsylvania. Republicans Keep Ignoring Them.

From pandemic relief to election laws, Republican leaders in the state Legislature continue to ignore Democrats.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Darby, Pa., Wednesday, June 2, 2021.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shapiro Slams Mastriano’s Election Audit Efforts

Josh Shapiro has slammed state Sen. Doug Mastriano's efforts to start an audit of Pennsylvania's 2020 election results.

Gov. Tom Wolf participates in a send-off ceremony on Sept. 5, 2019, in Annville, Lebanon County, as they prepare to mobilize for deployment to the Middle East. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf Vetoes GOP Election Bill That Included Voter ID, Restrictions

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-crafted elections bill that would have mandated voter identification in all elections.

Republicans in the state Legislature are pushing bills that would roll back abortion rights and expand gun rights.
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Legislature Passes Budget that Boosts Education Funding, but Misses Other Opportunities

Next year’s state budget will pump millions into struggling schools, but also sets billions of dollars aside while the state struggles to reopen from a historic pandemic.