Governor Wolf

Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

Harrisburg, PA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday the largest reduction of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system since record keeping began. In 2018, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 1,068 inmates or 2.2 percent over 2017.  The inmate population has declined … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 14 Airports

Harrisburg, PA – Fourteen airports will make safety upgrades or expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $15 million in state investments, Governor Wolf announced Friday, May 25, 2018. “Aviation serves as a catalyst for our economy across Pennsylvania and features more than 400 airports serving a variety of customers,” Governor Wolf said.  “Hundreds of … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 14 Airports

Pennsylvania News: After Texas Shooting, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures

Harrisburg, PA – “It has been more than three months since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, yet state lawmakers have failed to pass any gun safety measures to my desk. Now, after another massacre has taken the lives of innocent kids, we must act. “In the coming weeks, I look forward to working with lawmakers … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: After Texas Shooting, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures

Pennsylvania News: Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Lowers Flags, Honors Victims after Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Wolf issued the following statement regarding the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. “Frances and I are heartbroken by the loss of innocent lives from this tragedy in Texas.  We are praying for the victims and their loved ones and we honor the law enforcement and emergency responders for their … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Lowers Flags, Honors Victims after Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to Washington: We’ll Fight to Save Medicaid

HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today issued the following statement on news out of Washington, D.C. that Republicans are plotting another effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid: “For the last year and a half, I have worked with bipartisan governors to stop Washington from dismantling the Affordable Care Act, … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to Washington: We’ll Fight to Save Medicaid

Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Approves Eight Universities as Certified Medical Marijuana Academic Clinic Research Centers

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved eight universities as Certified Academic Clinical Research Centers in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, signaling the first step towards clinical research to commence in the commonwealth. “The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Approves Eight Universities as Certified Medical Marijuana Academic Clinic Research Centers

Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to the Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI) in Crawford County to enhance its manufacturing training programs by adding more advanced training and placing an additional focus on employability skills that prospective workers need to get a job in manufacturing. “The purpose of the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Harrisburg, PA – In response to community concerns about the gun violence epidemic, Governor Tom Wolf, Representative Jordan Harris, and other members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus yesterday announced a new $1.5 million Gun Violence Reduction Initiative and commended the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for the recent release of $48 million … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf & Senator Casey Oppose White House CHIP, Health Care Cuts

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey today spoke out against the White House’s plan to cut billions of dollars from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). “CHIP provides high-quality health insurance for over 180,000 children across the commonwealth and it is absolutely appalling that Republicans in Washington would put families at … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf & Senator Casey Oppose White House CHIP, Health Care Cuts

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Increased Use of Treatment Helpline in First Quarter 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced details of the increase in first quarter 2018 calls to the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ PA Get Help Now helpline.  In the first three months of the year, the free helpline that connects Pennsylvanians to licensed drug and alcohol treatment facilities fielded 5,078 calls … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Increased Use of Treatment Helpline in First Quarter 2018

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Commonsense Gun Safety, Background Checks on All Gun Purchases

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf was joined today by Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, legislators and stakeholders to urge passage of commonsense gun safety legislation, including background checks on all gun purchases in Pennsylvania. “All of Pennsylvania’s citizens have the right to live happy, healthy lives free from fear about … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Commonsense Gun Safety, Background Checks on All Gun Purchases

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Combat Hazing

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today praised a bipartisan, unanimous vote in the Pennsylvania Senate in favor of Senator Jake Corman’s Pennsylvania Timothy J. Piazza Law to combat hazing. “I thank Senator Corman and bipartisan members of the Senate for advancing this important bill to combat hazing and help prevent another tragedy,” Governor … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Combat Hazing

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Administration’s Efforts Helped More Than 2,000 Companies Train Their Existing Workforce

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the most recent impact figures for the incumbent worker training program funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).  This past year, the administration supported the training of more than 44,000 employees at more than 800 companies statewide.  A total of 120,000 workers at … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Administration’s Efforts Helped More Than 2,000 Companies Train Their Existing Workforce

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Supports Recommendations of Medical Marijuana Advisory Board

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement applauding the efforts of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board and Department of Health to enhance the state’s medical marijuana program and Secretary of Health Levine’s review and approval of its recommendations: “My administration is committed to ensuring patients who need and would benefit … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Supports Recommendations of Medical Marijuana Advisory Board

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Supports Call for Independent Redistricting Commission

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the Fair Districts PA rally to support a nonpartisan independent commission to create legislative and congressional district boundaries. “It is wonderful to see people from across Pennsylvania in our state Capitol today to demand an end to gerrymandering, which creates gridlock and stifles … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Supports Call for Independent Redistricting Commission

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million Available for School & Business Partnerships to Expand Job Training

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today urged local workforce development boards (LWBDs) to apply for $2 million in Business-Education Partnership (BEP) grants that will connect businesses and school districts and lead to new career opportunities across Pennsylvania. “This funding supports one of my key workforce development objectives to provide students with technical training … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million Available for School & Business Partnerships to Expand Job Training

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Stronger Lobbying Restrictions Bill into Law

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 1175 into law, now Act 2 of 2018, renewing his commitment to change the culture of Harrisburg and make state government more efficient and transparent. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Bryan Cutler with bipartisan support by former Rep. Brandon Neuman, passed unanimously in the … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Stronger Lobbying Restrictions Bill into Law

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Passage of Pending Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Amid Disaster Declaration

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Amid the 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration, Governor Wolf today urged the General Assembly to consider a set of pending bills aimed at furthering the declaration’s key initiatives and messages. Several pieces of legislation were passed recently, including Senator Tom McGarrigle’s legislation allowing the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to regulate recovery … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Passage of Pending Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Amid Disaster Declaration

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Prison Inmate Population Drops for Fourth Consecutive Year

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the number of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system dropped for the fourth consecutive calendar year, according to new statistics released by the Department of Corrections (DOC). In 2017, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 49,301 to 48,438, a decrease of 863 inmates or … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Prison Inmate Population Drops for Fourth Consecutive Year

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf – School District of Philadelphia Will Return to Local Control

Harrisburg, PA/December 27, 2017 (STL.News) – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that his administration has approved the return of Philadelphia public schools to local control. In a letter to the School District of Philadelphia, Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera approved of the district’s recommendation to dissolve the School Reform Commission (SRC) and rescind its … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf – School District of Philadelphia Will Return to Local Control

Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program

Harrisburg, PA/December 27, 2017 (STL.News) – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that 10,135 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 1,188 certified by a physician to participate. “Patients have started to receive their medical marijuana identification cards, bringing us one step closer to getting medication … Continue reading Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program

Governor Wolf Appoints Karen Farmer White as State Board of Education Chair

Harrisburg, PA/December 22, 2017 (STL.News) – Governor Tom Wolf today appointed Karen Farmer White of Pittsburgh as Chair of the State Board of Education, effective immediately. Ms. Farmer White, who will be the first African-American chair of the board, has been instrumental in advancing educational equity and access in the commonwealth, including significant components of … Continue reading Governor Wolf Appoints Karen Farmer White as State Board of Education Chair

Governor Wolf Commends Passage of Legislative Priority to Address Opioid Epidemic

Harrisburg, PA/December 14, 2017 (STL.News) – Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf applauded the passage of a legislative priority to address the opioid epidemic. The legislation, Senate Bill 446, sponsored by Sen. Tom McGarrigle, will give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) regulatory authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds … Continue reading Governor Wolf Commends Passage of Legislative Priority to Address Opioid Epidemic

Governor Wolf Praises Passage of State CHIP Reauthorization, Urges Federal Action

Harrisburg, PA/December 11, 2017 (STL.News) – Governor Wolf today praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly for voting to reauthorize Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program and called on the U.S. Congress to take action on the federal reauthorization: “I applaud the Pennsylvania General Assembly for voting to reauthorize Pennsylvania’s CHIP program but in order to provide benefits … Continue reading Governor Wolf Praises Passage of State CHIP Reauthorization, Urges Federal Action

Governor Wolf Announces Terrafina Relocating to Pennsylvania, Creating 120 New Jobs in Monroe County

Harrisburg, PA/December 6, 2017 (STL.News) – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Terrafina LLC, a food manufacturer of healthy snack options, will be relocating its operations from New York City into East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, and will create 120 new Pennsylvania jobs. “The strong economic climate in Pennsylvania, combined with our prime location in the … Continue reading Governor Wolf Announces Terrafina Relocating to Pennsylvania, Creating 120 New Jobs in Monroe County

Governor Wolf Announces 59 Counties Initially Participating in PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders Program

Harrisburg, PA/December 5, 2017 (STL.News) – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 59 counties have been recently approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to be the initial recipients of naloxone for first responders in Pennsylvania. The naloxone was made available through a $5 million appropriation included in the 2017-2018 state budget. … Continue reading Governor Wolf Announces 59 Counties Initially Participating in PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders Program

Governor Wolf Recognizes 25th Anniversary of Children’s Health Insurance Program, Urges Reauthorization

Harrisburg, PA/December 1, 2017 (STL.News) – Governor Wolf today recognized the 25th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and urged lawmakers in Washington to reauthorize funding for this vital program. A press event detailing the progress and importance of CHIP for Pennsylvania children, expectant mothers, and families will be held at 10 a.m. today … Continue reading Governor Wolf Recognizes 25th Anniversary of Children’s Health Insurance Program, Urges Reauthorization

Governor Wolf Announces Five Fuel Saving Projects for Pennsylvania Schools, Businesses, and Municipalities

Harrisburg, PA/November 27, 2017 (STL.News) – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of funding through the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) program to support five alternative fuel projects that will save hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel and reduce air pollution in Pennsylvania. “Through the AFIG program, DEP is continuing to diversify the … Continue reading Governor Wolf Announces Five Fuel Saving Projects for Pennsylvania Schools, Businesses, and Municipalities