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Updated: August 16, 2019 | 4:37 pm

Gov. Tom Wolf signs executive order on gun violence

The order includes nearly two dozen actions, such as sharing gun violence data with other states and expanding programs to spot warning signs for potential mass shooters and monitoring hate groups.

By Ed Mahon and Brett Sholtis

After years of gridlock, Wolf plans executive action on charter school reform

“Our laws currently do not allow us to hold charter schools and their operators to the same standards as our traditional public schools."
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads


Despite GOP objections, Wolf moves to upgrade voting machines unilaterally

"I think everybody in this building recognizes is that we've got to support the counties. This cannot be an unfunded mandate."
By Katie Meyer


Cash for the poor? Yes. Arming teachers? No. And 4 other highlights from #AskGovWolf

Pennsylvania Republicans are trying to get rid of a program that offers small amounts of cash to certain poor people. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf wants to keep the program, known as General Assistance, but he says the latest move by Republicans puts him in a tough position.

By Ed Mahon

GOP hopes to force Wolf to gut General Assistance by tangling it with medical funding

The program gives relatively small sums of cash to poor people who don't qualify for other assistance.
By Katie Meyer

Climate focus intensifies in Harrisburg, as budget negotiations and citizen-led petition advance

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is urging Republicans to authorize the state to join a regional consortium to limit greenhouse gases. At the same time, a citizen-led climate petition is under review at the state Department of Environmental Protection.

By Marie Cusick

To spend or not to spend? Pa. politicians get ready for annual debate.

The state’s Independent Fiscal Office has reported that Pennsylvania is going to end the year more than $800 million above budget projections.

By Katie Meyer

Recreational marijuana laws put on hold by NJ and NY. What’s that mean for Pennsylvania?

Key lawmakers say what does or doesn’t happen in New York and New Jersey doesn’t affect their thinking on what should happen here.
By Jan Murphy, PennLive
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