Pennsylvania has begun its second month without a state budget with no end to the impasse in sight.
Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.
The governor spoke to automotive tech students on the west regional campus of Community College of Philadelphia.
In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.
“Part of the reason we’re doing this in phases is to minimize any gaps in coverage,” an administration official says. “We want this to be an orderly and efficient transition.”
Wolf, a Democrat, will appear Wednesday at Caln Elementary School in Thorndale, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia.
Even though Pennsylvania had a Republican governor at the time who made it a priority, liquor privatization couldn’t get through the Senate in the last session.
Gov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.
Erik Arneson (left) went to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to be reinstated as director of the Office of Open Records.
“These state lands are intended to be refuges, places where people can go to enjoy natural beauty,” the governor said today, signing the measure in 275-acre Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.
In the case of Open Records, the Wolf administration claims the director serves at the pleasure of the governor; Senate Republicans say the law was written otherwise.
Gov. Tom Corbett was tapped by Archbishop Charles Chaput to serve, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, as honorary co-chair of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, set for next September.
A full year in the making, “Healthy PA” is unlikely to survive far beyond its first month. Governor-elect Tom Wolf has said he intends to replace it with a straight Medicaid expansion.
Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.
The race for Pennsylvania governor was one for the record books… and for the history books.