Stories tagged: "Wolf"


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Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Protecting Pennsylvania’s LGBTQIA+ Youth From Conversion Therapy

Wolf called on state legislators to follow the lead of cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Allentown and enact a full statewide ban on the practice.

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.

An official mail-in  ballot for the 2020 General Election in the United States is shown, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Marple Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Pa. Supreme Court Upholds State’s Mail-In Voting Law

Tuesday’s decision means expanded vote-by-mail will almost certainly be in place for the Nov. 8 midterm election.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a rally to end gun violence, Friday, May 27, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Wolf Sues State Legislature to Stop Abortion, Voting Amendments

Wolf said the proposed abortion amendment violates privacy protections and that bundling it with four other amendments runs afoul of a rule against passing legislation that addresses multiple, unrelated topics.

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The Wolf Administration Has a Plan to Address Pennsylvania’s Teacher Shortage

The Wolf administration released a 20-page educator workforce strategy, outlining its plans to recruit and retain educators while building a more diverse workforce by 2025.

A damaged ballot torn along the fold that would not go through the electronic ballot scanner, is reviewed and duplicated by Democrat and Franklin County Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski and Republican and member of the Franklin County election board Jerry Warnement the morning after the Pennsylvania primary election at the Franklin County offices in Chambersburg, Pa., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster)
What About the “Other” Constitutional Amendments Pennsylvania Republicans Proposed?

While national attention rightly fell on a proposed abortion ban, four other changes to the Pennsylvania Constitution were included in the package deal that could greatly affect residents.

The Pennsylvania Capitol is shown  Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Harrisburg, Pa. Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the main Pennsylvania state budget bill on Friday, July 8, 2022, more than a week after it was due — a plan fattened by federal stimulus cash and unusually robust state tax collections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
It’s a Week Late, But Pennsylvania Finally Has a Budget in Place for the Fiscal Year

The $42.8 billion spending plan includes increases in education funding, environmental programs, and a new “whole home repairs program.”