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Auditor General DePasquale Says Immediately Stop Congressional Pay During Federal Government...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today issued the following statement regarding the federal government shutdown now in its fourth day: “It is shameful that President Trump...

House Appropriations Chairman Lays Out Vision for 2019-20 Budget

House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement on the 2019-20 General Fund Budget: “As we head into the new legislative session, the...

A Letter to America about Brexit… from the United Kingdom

(Susquehanna Valley Policy Institute) In the West December normally heralds a wind down towards Christmas and the prospect of spending time with friends and...

Ready to Start Task Force Presents Initial Findings to Governor Wolf

Governor Tom Wolf’s Ready to Start Task Force, established in September to develop a four-year framework of strategies to address health, human services, and education policy...

Governor Condemns Anti-Health Care Ruling, Vows to Protect Pennsylvanians

Governor Tom Wolf, Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman and Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller today condemned a Texas federal judge’s decision ruling the Affordable...

Governor Wolf Announces Gun Safety Bills Alongside Pittsburgh City Leaders

Governor Tom Wolf  joined Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, city leaders and advocates in announcing a package of commonsense gun safety measures that...

Attorney General Shapiro Files Opposition to Trump Administration’s Attack on Legal...

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, joined by 23 Attorneys General and Attorneys General-elect, today filed comments opposing President Trump’s latest effort to marginalize lawful immigrants in...

Governor and First Lady Light the Capitol Christmas Tree

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf joined hundreds of people in the state Capitol Rotunda today to celebrate the holidays with the...

Governor Wolf to Attend Former President Bush’s Funeral Service

 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will attend the invitation-only national funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush in Washington, D.C. Wednesday's funeral service is at the...

George H.W. Bush’s Final Words

(Lincoln Institute - Paul Kengor) The final words of President George H. W. Bush tell us a lot about the kind of man he...

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