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State’s Measured, Phased Reopening Plan Succeeding as Other States See Cases...

As Pennsylvania continues to implement Governor Tom Wolf’s Process to Reopen PA, the state is also among a select few with a steady decline in...

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association Calls for Police Hiring Reform

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association formally joined the coalition formed by Attorney General Shapiro to end the practice of law enforcement agencies unknowingly hiring...

AG Shapiro Stops Price Gouging At Nature’s Garden in Reading

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that his office has shut down price gouging efforts at Nature’s Garden, LTD. in Reading, Pennsylvania. “We won’t tolerate illegal...

Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Phased Reopening County Dashboard 

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that his administration launched an enhanced dashboard to pull Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 data and information together to inform Pennsylvanians. The dashboard further...

LGBTQ Affairs Defends Health Secretary Denounces Transphobia in Pennsylvania

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, Executive Director Rafael Álvarez Febo issued the following statement: “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak...

Law Enforcement and Union Leaders Call for Police Hiring Reform

Attorney General Shapiro brought together law enforcement and union leaders from across the Commonwealth to announce their support for ending the practice of law...

Gov. Wolf Takes Action to Address Law Enforcement Reform and Accountability

After meeting with leaders in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf announced several actions to improve law enforcement relations with the community and strengthen...

Pennsylvania Increases Testing for COVID-19 in Northern Parts of the State

Governor Tom Wolf announced the Department of Health reached its testing goals in May with more than 283,000 COVID-19 diagnostic test results reported to...

Department of Health Holds First Regional Contact Tracing Meeting in Southwestern...

The Department of Health, along with a number of outside organizations, brought together stakeholders last week at the first southwest contact tracing consortium to...

Governor Joins Hundreds of Protesters in Yellow Zone; Philadelphia Under Curfew...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia will be under curfew again for a fifth straight night Wednesday, as Gov. Tom Wolf marched in Harrisburg with...

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