After week of controversy, Wagner uses press club to tout education plan

After week of controversy, Wagner uses press club to tout education plan

At a press luncheon Monday, gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner continued his campaign narrative that he, and not Gov. Tom Wolf, will be a true champion for public education, while criticizing media coverage of issues he sees as trivial.

Since June, his campaign has seized on two sets of remarks, one from Wolf himself, the other from a top aide, to claim that the governor wants to shift all school funding through the 2015 fair funding formula.

Monday, August 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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State Supreme Court upholds 2015 Wolf executive order, paving way for home care worker advisory committee

State Supreme Court upholds 2015 Wolf executive order, paving way for home care worker advisory committee

Gov. Tom Wolf claimed victory Tuesday in a three-year-old battle as the state Supreme Court upheld a 2015 executive order designed to represent in-home care workers in executive branch decision making.

The order, issued in his first month in office, set up an advisory committee for the fast growing industry, now about 20,000 strong in Pennsylvania, that often provides low wages and has high turnover for health care workers aiding seniors or people with disabilities. 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

What is “the governorship of Pennsylvania?”

That will be the question at stake Oct. 1, as Jeopardy host Alex Trebek moderates the first confirmed debate in the governor’s race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger and former York County State Senator Scott Wagner in Hershey.

Monday, August 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Wolf creates new advisory commission on LGBTQ rights

Wolf creates new advisory commission on LGBTQ rights

With the wave of his pen, Gov. Tom Wolf is aiming to add more representation for the LGBTQ community to Pennsylvania.

In a statement, the Wolf administration announced the creation of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Monday, which they claimed was the first of its kind in the nation, to coordinate and push for more inclusive state policy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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School funding sparks loud campaign fights, raises legislative questions

School funding sparks loud campaign fights, raises legislative questions

It all started one month ago in the waning days of budget season, with a meeting between advocates and the governor’s staff and some off-the-cuff remarks at a Philadelphia press conference.

But as the calendar turns to August, a controversy over the state’s school funding formula has held on as a campaign cudgel and legislative worry, as accusations of intimidation and collusion resound.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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