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Governor Wolf Proposes $75 Million in State Funding for New Voting...

Governor Wolf's 2019-20 budget proposes a minimum of $15 million each year for the next five years, for a combined total of at least $75 million, in state funding...

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) held an event to recognize Feb. 7, 2019 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in...
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Our Sports Obsession

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Governor Wolf Proposes Minimum Wage Plan to Boost Paychecks of One...

Governor Tom Wolf proposed to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. The boost in pay for one million workers would enable tens...

Auditor General Visits Einstein Trauma Unit, Calls for Action on His...

Highlighting the critical role medical professionals play in saving the lives of shooting victims, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale toured the trauma unit at Einstein...

Governor Renews Call to Pass Universal Background Checks

Governor Tom Wolf has frequently urged the legislature to pass gun safety laws, including universal background checks by eliminating the gun show loophole on private transactions...

Governor says Proposals Hurt Crime Victims and Weaken Sexual Assault Protections

Governor Tom Wolf sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing his deep concern for the department’s proposed regulations addressing...

Pennsylvania House Republican Leaders Call for Member’s Resignation

House Republican leaders are issuing the following statement: “House Republican leaders are recommending Rep. Brian Ellis resign from office to take care of his family...

Governor Provides Update on Impact of Federal Government Shutdown

With the federal government shutdown entering a second month, Governor Tom Wolf provided an update on how his administration is working to minimize the...

Former PA U.S. Senator Harris Wofford Dies at age 92

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued the following statement mourning the death of Harris Wofford, a former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. He was 92. “We’ve lost...

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