Governor signs budget eight days ahead of deadline in bipartisan deal heavy on education

Governor signs budget eight days ahead of deadline in bipartisan deal heavy on education

In the span of a week, Pennsylvania moved a budget from the backrooms of the legislature to governor’s desk — where it was signed into law early this evening.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed the state’s $32.7 billion dollar budget with $560 million in increased spending and no new taxes Friday night after it passed both chambers in a whirlwind week.

Friday, June 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Wagner apologizes in farewell address to Senate as focus turns to general election

Wagner apologizes in farewell address to Senate as focus turns to general election

Wagner, who won the GOP primary in mid-May over health care consultant Paul Mango and attorney Laura Ellsworth, gave a subdued, conciliatory farewell address on the Senate Floor to mark the day.

In it, he celebrated his surprising arrival via a write-in victory in a 2014 special election, and thanked his colleagues on both sides of the aisle for working with him on myriad issues. He also apologized for times when his fiery personality may have caused offense.
Monday, June 4, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Ellsworth attacks primary competitors, Wolf in Press Club speech

Ellsworth attacks primary competitors, Wolf in Press Club speech

Republican gubernatorial candidate Laura Ellsworth went on the offensive Wednesday afternoon at a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon, slashing at the qualifications of her two primary opponents as well as incumbent Governor Tom Wolf.

Ellsworth, a Pittsburgh attorney with a history of civic engagement, said all three — Wolf, endorsed Republican candidate Sen. Scott Wagner (York) and Paul Mango — lack the leadership to make the commonwealth grow economically while retaining and attracting new residents.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

A Republican member of the House introduced legislation Tuesday to impeach four of the five state Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor an expedited timeline in order to redress Pennsylvania’s 2011 congressional map, which the court earlier invalidated on state constitutional grounds. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

With a signature, a shuffle of papers, and a handshake, Pittsburgh’s time in Act 47 financial oversight came to an end Monday morning. 

Meanwhile, taking his own questions after the ceremony, Wolf, in his first public appearance since Republican legislative leaders sent him their court-ordered replacement congressional map, only reiterated his hope for a “fair map.” 

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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