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Governor Wolf to United States Census Bureau Officials: Extend 2020 Census...

As efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus continue in Pennsylvania and across the country, Governor Tom Wolf today urged the U.S....

Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to...

Governor Tom Wolf requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA...

Treasurer Torsella Sets First PA Treasury Ethics Standard For Advertising Ahead...

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced that during the year 2020 Treasury will establish, for the first time, a new policy standard for Department advertising....

Gov. Wolf Asks Legislature to Join Efforts to Combat Community Gun...

Governor Tom Wolf, joined by legislators, community leaders, advocates, and students at Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice asked the General...

20,000 Pennsylvania Voters Sign Up Online for Mail-In Ballot in First...

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that more than 20,000 Pennsylvania voters have already used the commonwealth’s new online application to sign up to use a mail-in...

Former Lebanon County State Senator Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Michael Folmer, former state Senator for Lebanon County, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and criminal use of...

Pennsylvania Launches Webpages to Educate Voters on County Voting Systems

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced today that Pennsylvania voters have a new resource to count on as they prepare to go to the...

Second Lady Fetterman Announces 2020 Census Tour Dates

Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman announced the dates and locations of her statewide tour to promote the 2020 Census. The below tour stops...

Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Halt State Center Closures

Governor Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 906, which would have put a moratorium on the closing of any state center and was introduced after...

Proposal to Reduce the Size of Pennsylvania State Legislature

Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) has introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution, reducing the number of legislative districts in Pennsylvania from 203 to...

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