Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Delaware County Declares Storm Emergency, Asks For State AidWith tens of thousands of power outages, dozens of major road closures, and other related headaches, Delaware County Council chairman Mario Civera (at lectern in photo) says they reached out to Governor Wolf for assistance.
Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made PublicA commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.
Philadelphia Schools Chief Lukewarm to State Takeover of Some Low-Performing SchoolsLow-performing schools in Pennsylvania could wind up in a state-run district, under a new proposal in Harrisburg. Philadelphia superintendent William Hite says that could put additional financial pressure on Philadelphia.
Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over 'Adequate' Education in PennsylvaniaIn dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.
Pa. House GOP Leaders Wary of Extending Barroom Serving Hours in Certain AreasThe idea would involve allowing bars in certain areas, such entertainment zones and/or center city Philadelphia, to remain open until 4:00am.
Gov. Wolf Visits a Philadelphia High School, Pushing For Better Education Funding StatewideGoing class-to-class with city leaders, Wolf chatted with students and teachers at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, learning about the unique programs offered there for the more than 400 students.
US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for SchoolsIn response, Pennsylvania's education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.
Wolf Administration Promises Orderly Transition to Simple Medicaid Expansion in PennsylvaniaGov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.
Tom Wolf Sworn In As Newest Governor of PennsylvaniaTom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania's 47th governor, replacing Tom Corbett, a Republican.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Going Up -- Again -- on SundayThis Sunday, turnpike tolls will go up five percent across the board.
Dems Pressing Local Donors To Help Bring 2016 Political Convention to PhiladelphiaFormer governor Ed Rendell says he's confident that the city and local donors can raise the $84 million needed to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Nutter Sees Hope For Phila. Schools in Wolf's Election as Pa. GovernorThe mayor believes Wolf's election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.