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Wolf Administration Gets OK For Backup Healthcare Exchange if Needed

The Obama administration has given conditional approval for Pennsylvania to set up a health care marketplace in the event that the US Supreme Court upends the federal health care law.

06/16/2015

(Marcus Brown testifies at a confirmation hearing for Pennsylvania State Police commissioner on June 3, 2015.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Regroups After Setbacks on State Police and Open Records Offices

Marcus Brown, whose nomination was blocked by the state senate and who is withdrawing his name from reconsideration, will continue as acting commissioner until the governor finds a new nominee.

06/15/2015

(A participant asks a panelist a question at a summit on high school graduation rates, held at the Chemical Heritage Society offices.  Photo by John McDevitt)

In Philadelphia, Dissecting How To Increase High School Graduation Rates

Philadelphia lags about 15 percentage points behind the national average in the rate of high school graduation.

06/12/2015

(Pa. state senate majority leader Jake Corman speaks with reporters after he and fellow Republicans voted to reject the nomination of Marcus Brown as state police chief.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

State Senate Nixes Gov. Wolf Nominee to Head Pennsylvania State Police

Senate majority leader Jake Corman said he hopes Gov. Wolf will not resubmit Brown’s nomination.

06/08/2015

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Analyst: House Vote Brings ‘Dose Of Reality’ To State Budget Talks

On Monday, when House Democrats tried to get a vote on Governor Wolf’s spending proposal, Republican leaders brought up Wolf’s tax proposal for a vote instead and that proposal was shot down unanimously.

06/07/2015

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Head of PA District Attorney’s: Wolf Death Penalty Moratorium is Illegal, Unconstitutional

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Richard Long, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, called Governor Tom Wolf’s efforts to end the death penalty a violation of the law in the commonwealth. Long told Rich Zeoli […]

06/04/2015

(Marcus Brown testifies at a confirmation hearing for Pennsylvania State Police commissioner on June 3, 2015.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Confirmation of New Pa. State Police Chief Moves Forward Without Committee Endorsement

The Senate Law and Justice Committee sent Brown’s nomination to the full state senate for a vote without a recommendation for confirmation.

06/03/2015

(At Children's Village, a pre-K facility on North 8th Street, Mayor Nutter is flanked by early education advocate Eva Gladstein and councilman Mark Squilla as he outlines his administration's program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Officials Press For Universal Pre-K, Appeal For State Funding

“A Running Start Philadelphia” is a five-step plan to provide the services and programs needed to implement a pre-kindergarten system for every Philadelphia schoolchild.

06/02/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Decries ‘Stunt’ As Pa. Lawmakers Tangle Over Budget, Taxes

The state House voted unanimously Monday to reject Governor Wolf’s tax ideas, but Democrats voted “no” to protest the tactics of majority Republicans, decried by the governor himself.

06/02/2015

(Former Pennsylvania DEP secretary John Hanger, outside IBEW Local 98 headquarters at 17th and Spring Garden Streets, talks about the Wolf administration's commitment to solar energy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. Official Says Gov. Wolf is Sold on Value of Solar Energy Industry

John Hanger, Gov. Wolf’s secretary of policy and planning, says the Wolf administration’s proposed budget includes $50 million to jumpstart solar energy programs in Pennsylvania.

05/27/2015

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Pa. Senate Passes Public Employee Pension Reform Bill

The state Senate has sent the House a fast-tracked bill to overhaul the pension system for school and state employees in Pennsylvania.

05/14/2015

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Pa. House Passes Property Tax Relief Plan

The state House is sending the Senate a bill that would provide broad school property tax relief in a significant way.

05/14/2015

(Pedro Cortés speaks with reporters following his confirmation hearing.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Nominee Hits Rough Spot Over Role in 2011 Abortion Clinic Case

Pedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Senate Could Override If Wolf Vetoes Bill Killing Paid Sick Leave

Drexel University Associate law Professor David Cohen says Governor Tom Wolf has promised to veto the bill if it gets to his desk. But Senate Republicans could take one more step.

04/28/2015

Supporters of a minimum wage hike at Pa. Capitol event. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Debate Over Raising Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Continues In State Capitol

Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania.

04/26/2015

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