Gov. Wolf hosts press conference to highlight steps taken towards strengthening PA's economy

Gov. Wolf hosts press conference to highlight steps taken towards strengthening PA's economy

Gov. Tom Wolf hosted a press conference Thursday afternoon where he highlighted the ways he has worked to improve Pennsylvania through economic development. 

Wolf highlighted the three main ways he has focused on to help move the commonwealth forward including, modernizing and improving Pennsylvania's education system, investing in community and economic development and prioritizing investments in infrastructure. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wolf issues executive order curbing state carbon emissions

Wolf issues executive order curbing state carbon emissions

Governor Tom Wolf announced a preemptive strike against climate change via executive order in Pittsburgh Tuesday.

Believing that climate change poses a significant risk, Wolf wants to see state operations reduce their carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

The order sets three goals, non binding upon the completion of his final term as governor in 2022.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: News and Views
Torres to Aging, Boockvar to take over State as Wolf makes second term cabinet switches

Torres to Aging, Boockvar to take over State as Wolf makes second term cabinet switches

With a second term under his belt, Gov. Tom Wolf made a few minor cabinet shuffles ahead of the new year.

The biggest switch is Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres moving to take over as Secretary of Aging. Torres worked in the health field under former Gov. Ed Rendell as well as an executive for Capital Blue Cross.
Monday, December 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Final pension commission report aims for three times the required savings with centralized investment office, transparency

Final pension commission report aims for three times the required savings with centralized investment office, transparency

Taking 18,000 pages of notes over seven months of work, the state’s public pension review commission issued seven suggestions Thursday, that they hope could save Pennsylvania as much as $10 billion over the next 30 years.

The commission, led by chair Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) and vice-chair State Treasurer Joe Torsella, was mandated by the 2017 pension bill.

Among its suggestions were a central investment office for the state’s two pension systems, consistently full pension contributions from the state and added transparency measures from the State Employee Retirement System and the Public School Employees Retirement System.
Thursday, December 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Republicans recoil from tepid Wolf stance on marijuana legalization

Republicans recoil from tepid Wolf stance on marijuana legalization

While taking questions from the public online this week, Gov. Tom Wolf added some daylight to his views on recreational marijuana.

The Democratic governor, who just won his reelection campaign, had historically been hesitant to back legalizing cannabis for non-medical use.

Thursday, December 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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