Stories tagged: "Tom Wolf"


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Gov. Wolf Announces PA Renters Are Safe From Evictions Through Aug. 31

“I am taking this action to help families know they will have a roof over their heads and a place to live while all of us fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Wolf said in a statement.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Could Be Coming Back to Southwestern Pennsylvania. Here’s What We Know.

Increased viral transmission in southwestern Pennsylvania is largely responsible for a 37% jump in the rate of new infections statewide over the past four weeks, according to an AP analysis of data.

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Gov. Wolf and Republicans Haven’t Agreed Much in the Fight Against COVID-19. Now Cases Are Rising.

This week, public health experts downgraded the state from “making progress” to “trending poorly."

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PA Is Trying to Stem Its Looming Eviction Crisis With $150 Million in Emergency Aid. Will It Be Enough?

Gov. Wolf and state lawmakers are devoting at least $150 million in federal coronavirus emergency relief money for rental assistance of $750 per month for up to six months.

A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks in Allentown, Pa., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
You’re Now Required to Wear a Mask Outdoors in Pennsylvania When Social Distancing Is Impossible

Wolf said that he does not envision another broad shutdown order to contain the coronavirus in Pennsylvania and, rather, hopes to leave those decisions to local governments.

People attending a rally against racism clap and hold signs Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Beaver, Pa. in a protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PA Lawmakers Passed A Series of Police Reform Bills. Here’s What’s in Them.

The legislation requires police agencies implement strict use-of-force policies, document and report use-of-force incidents, and bans the use of chokeholds.

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Your Water and Electric Still Can’t Be Terminated for Non-Payment, Despite Republicans’ Efforts

The state utility commission enacted a moratorium on shutoffs in March as Gov. Tom Wolf implemented shutdown orders to help stop the spread of the virus.