| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:18 PM
With the long-cold Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces looming behind him, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday unveiled tax and jobs plans he hopes will rebuild Pennsylvania's stagnant economy and rejuvenate its shrinking manufacturing sector.
Wolf, a York County...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:26 AM
What is Pennsylvania’s biggest economic challenge, in Gov. Tom Wolf’s view?
"Low self-esteem," he told a panel of fellow governors last weekend at the National Governors Association’s winter meeting in Washington, D.C.
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:00 PM
It looks as if voters — not Gov. Tom Wolf and state senators — will have the first and final say in filling two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The openings are among three on the seven-member court — the result of one...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:32 PM
A white county judge nominated for Pennsylvania's highest court apparently forwarded a racially insensitive email showing a black couple talking through glass via a jailhouse phone under the heading, "Merry Christmas from the Johnsons."
| Feb 15, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Seizing upon a national debate over vaccinating children, Lehigh Valley legislator Mike Schlossberg is proposing a bill that would limit the exceptions parents can claim to avoid immunizations for their kids.
The legislation, which the Lehigh County...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 5:03 AM
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf moved Monday to dismantle his Republican predecessor's 40-day-old, hand-crafted subsidized health insurance program in favor of traditional Medicaid for poor adults.
Wolf, sworn into office Jan. 20,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:56 PM
HARRISBURG — Apologizing to his employees and family, state Treasurer Rob McCord gave up his elected post Friday and plans to plead guilty to threatening potential contributors with the loss of state business if they didn't donate to his...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:25 AM
HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord, a former Democratic candidate for governor, resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation.
McCord's surprise departure notice came at 10:57 a.m. in an emailed news release. It said the resignation is...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Nearly a year before voters choose new justices to join the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a debate has emerged in legal and political circles over the wisdom and necessity of temporarily filling the court's two empty seats.
Gov. Tom Wolf has the authority...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Gov. Tom Wolf gave an impromptu audience Tuesday to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing.
The greeting in Wolf's ornate Capitol reception room followed...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:33 AM
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s marriage to the Republican-controlled Senate lasted about 36 hours.
That’s shorter than most celebrity marriages.
The irreconcilable differences arose when Wolf, sworn-in to office at about noon Tuesday, sacked...