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News coverage of politics from PennWatch – the latest political and government-related news that impacts the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Register to Vote by May 3 for Primary...

With the May 18 municipal primary election fast approaching, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote is May...

Teacher and School Staff Vaccine Initiative Completed Ahead of Schedule in...

After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County to announce the special vaccination...

Gov. Wolf Visits Drive-Thru Mass Vaccination Clinic in Dauphin County

Governor Wolf visited the COVID-19 drive-thru mass vaccination clinic for Dauphin County residents at Harrisburg Area Community College. The drive-thru clinic was developed in...

Study shows Pandemic Stress, Boredom caused some to Increase Smoking

Stress, increased free time and feelings of boredom may have contributed to an increase in the number of cigarettes smoked per day during the...

First Lady Reveals Virtual Exhibition, One Lens: Sharing our Common Views

First Lady Frances Wolf revealed One Lens: Sharing Our Common Views, a statewide virtual exhibition documenting Pennsylvanians’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. One Lens received nearly 1,300 submissions from Pennsylvanians in 58...

PA Health Visits Masonic Village to Discuss Vaccine, Update Visitation Recommendation

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam visited Masonic Villages to highlight vaccination efforts in nursing homes and the measures facilities have taken to support...

Pennsylvania Expected to Receive Nearly $5 Billion in Federal COVID-19 Relief...

Pennsylvania is expected to receive $4.9 billion in federal relief funds to help Pre-K to 12 schools return students to classroom learning. “All schools have...

Gov. Wolf Tours Scranton Primary Health Care Center

Governor Tom Wolf visited Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Lackawanna County’s only federally qualified health center, to tout progress the state is making toward...

Dr. Rachel Levine Confirmed as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health

Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She...

PA Human Services Secretary Resigns, Governor Nominates Replacement

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller is resigning her position effective April 30, 2021. Secretary Miller will be moving on to a new...

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