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Pennsylvania Redistricting Advisory Council to Hold Listening Session in Scranton on...

The Pennsylvania Redistricting Advisory Council has rescheduled a listening session in Scranton for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. The listening...

Gov. Wolf, Lawmakers Announce Actions to Prioritize Environmental Justice 

Governor Tom Wolf joined members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC) and local environmental advocates at the Discovery Center to announce executive and...

One-Stop Voter Information Is Available at vote.pa.gov

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s municipal general election on Nov. 2, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information...

Governor Calls on Legislature to Improve Wages and Paid Sick Leave...

Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his agenda for safer workplaces, guarantee paid leave and increase worker pay, among other worker-centered improvements. The governor signed an...

PA Voters Can Return Mail Ballot to Drop Box Location Ahead...

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminded Pennsylvania voters that they can drop off their mail-in or absentee ballots at drop box locations, at...

Former PA Health Secretary Becomes First Openly Transgender Four-Star Admiral

Pennsylvania’s Former Health Secretary and now a senior Biden health appointee who made history when she became the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender official is...

Governor Highlights Grant Program to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Tom Wolf joined local lawmakers, community leaders and medical professionals in North Philadelphia to highlight a new grant program that will support the...

All Faculty and Staff at Penn State Must be Fully Vaccinated...

In compliance with the President’s Sept. 9 executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all federal employees, contractors and others, Penn State has determined that...

LTC Kristal Turner-Childs Appointed State Police Deputy Commissioner, First Black Woman...

Governor Tom Wolf confirmed the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Kristal Turner-Childs as deputy commissioner of Staff for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Described by...

Deadline to Register to Vote in Nov. 2 Election Quickly Approaching

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid today reminded Pennsylvanians that they have one week – until Oct. 18 – to register to vote in the November...

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