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Saying one of his priorities was to "protect our seniors to make sure they go through their senior years with dignity," Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled proposals on Friday to improve long-term care services and help more older residents stay in their own homes.
HARRISBURG - Two weeks ago, Gov. Wolf promised that his team would do its part to trim the $2.3 billion state budget deficit through government cost savings.
Gov. Wolf has appointed State Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Phila.) to represent the governor on the SEPTA board. Wolf said he was "very confident" Evans would help advance the governor's plans for a "more robust transportation system" in the region, a spokesman for Wolf said.
HARRISBURG - A Centre County judge tapped by Gov. Wolf to fill a state Supreme Court vacancy is withdrawing his nomination after coming under fire last week for an e-mail that some claimed was racially insensitive.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-term fiscal loser for the state government.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf and Senate Republicans on Wednesday resolved a dispute over a slate of last-minute nominees by outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett.
HARRISBURG - With the state Senate and the governor on board, and House leaders showing positive interest, lawmakers advocating for medical marijuana legalization in Pennsylvania say they are convinced it will become law as early as July.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bill creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child in Pennsylvania has the overwhelming approval of the state House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG - Liquor privatization in Pennsylvania is an issue with an apparently long shelf life. With the new legislative session in full swing, the state House could vote as early as this week on a proposal to privatize the sale of wine and liquor.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has signed an order granting six weeks of parental leave for nearly 1,000 county workers.
Saying one of his priorities was to "protect our seniors to make sure they go through their senior years with dignity," Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled proposals on Friday to improve long-term care services and help more older residents stay in their own homes.
HARRISBURG - Two weeks ago, Gov. Wolf promised that his team would do its part to trim the $2.3 billion state budget deficit through government cost savings.
HARRISBURG - The Republican-controlled House, for the second time in as many years, passed a bill Thursday that would privatize the often-maligned state wine and liquor stores.
Democratic state Rep. Cherelle Parker, who is running to fill the 9th district council seat of her former boss and mentor, Councilwoman Marian Tasco, twice appealed the conviction.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-term fiscal loser for the state government.
Gov. Wolf has appointed State Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Phila.) to represent the governor on the SEPTA board. Wolf said he was "very confident" Evans would help advance the governor's plans for a "more robust transportation system" in the region, a spokesman for Wolf said.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Gov. Wolf on Wednesday proposed cutting the state corporate net income tax rate in half by 2018, a step he said would allow Pennsylvania to move from the nation's second-highest rate to one of its lowest.
Pennsylvania residents will likely hear a proposal for a broad-based tax increase when Gov. Wolf proposes his first budget next week.
WASHINGTON - As he begins his tenure facing a $2 billion budget gap, struggling schools, and aging bridges and roads, Gov. Wolf said there's another key area to improve: his state's self-esteem.
HARRISBURG - A Centre County judge tapped by Gov. Wolf to fill a state Supreme Court vacancy is withdrawing his nomination after coming under fire last week for an e-mail that some claimed was racially insensitive.