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PUC Modifies COVID-Related Orders for Consumers and Utility Bills

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has modified two COVID-related emergency orders, considering the termination of the state’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, along with the...

Gov. Wolf Joins PSU Athletes and Lawmakers to Celebrate NIL Legislation

Governor Tom Wolf joined Penn State University (PSU) athletes, university leadership and lawmakers at Beaver Stadium to celebrate the passing of Act 26 of...

Governor and Democratic Lawmakers Rally for Minimum Wage Increase

Governor Tom Wolf joined Sens. Vincent Hughes and Christine Tartaglione, House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton and numerous House and Senate Democratic members, along with...

Governor Vetoes Vaccine Passport Legislation

Governor Tom Wolf today vetoed Senate Bill 618 that attempted to ban so-called “vaccine passports” in Pennsylvania. The measure, which would prevent government entities from...

Camp Hill Resident to Run for State Representative in 87th District

Camp Hill resident Heather MacDonald has announced her candidacy for State Representative in Pennsylvania’s 87th Legislative District. The 34 year old is running as a...

Governor Wolf Announces Staffing Changes

Governor ​Tom Wolf announced that Mike Brunelle will step down as Chief of Staff, a position he has served in since 2017, to take a job...

Attorney General Shapiro Calls On USPS To Stop Further Service Cuts

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a group of 21 attorneys general and two cities in calling on the Postal Regulatory Commission to oppose...

DOH COVID Vaccine Update, 59% of Pennsylvanians Fully Vaccinated

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that as of Tuesday, June 22, there were 177 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total...

Department of Health Updates Vaccine Dashboard to Reflect Race, Ethnicity Data...

Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard is now updated to reflect the race and ethnicity of Pennsylvanians receiving...

Governor Signs Executive Order, Protections for LGBTQ Employees in the Commonwealth 

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by members of the Pennsylvania LGBTQ Affairs Commission for the signing of Executive Order 2021-04, which updates the Commonwealth...

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