Gov. Wolf Commends Senate for Unanimous Passage of Justice Reinvestment Legislation

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked Senate members for their bi-partisan passage of JRI2, the second phase of the Justice Reinvestment initiative, to address the high cost of incarceration, among other criminal justice reforms. “I’m very grateful to the Senate for understanding why JRI2 is so important in Pennsylvania’s continued pursuit of commonsense…

Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Provide Lehigh Valley Workers with In-Demand Manufacturing Credentials

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Northampton Community College (NCC) to provide opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to gain entry-level skills needed for in-demand manufacturing positions. “The Lehigh Valley has a rich history of manufacturing, but as the manufacturing sector evolves to meet the demands…

Governor Wolf Vetoes House Bill 800

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 800. “Education is the cornerstone of democracy, and it is my job as the leader of this commonwealth to ensure fairness and accountability in our classrooms. House Bill 800 would pour funding into a program that lacks these two critical aspects,” said Gov. Wolf. “We…

First Lady Frances Wolf Kicks Off Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Harrisburg, PA – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, First Lady Frances Wolf is encouraging women in Pennsylvania to wear white on Monday, June 24 to honor the suffragettes who did the same to support the “Votes for Women” movement. Supporters can…