Even though the federal government is back to business as usual, millions of Pennsylvanians continue to feel the ramifications of the 35-day shutdown, and likely will for weeks to come. Food banks and pantries across the country also are feeling the effects of the shutdown and Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging Pennsylvanians who can to donate to their local charitable food organization.
In a video message, Governor Tom Wolf marked the anniversary of the Parkland shooting that sparked unprecedented civic engagement by students, parents, and safety advocates across Pennsylvania and the nation.
When Governor Tom Wolf announced that Lt. Governor John Fetterman would be embarking on a statewide recreational marijuana listening tour, he told reporters, “We both want to make sure the voices of all Pennsylvanians are heard.”
It’s clear that Pennsylvanians on all sides have a lot to say on this topic.
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the PA Farm Bill, an historic proposal to provide support for and continued investments in the commonwealth’s agriculture industry. The proposal, which has already gained bipartisan support, was modeled after the governor’s six-point plan to cultivate future generations of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.
Building on his plan to expand job training for Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf today announced more than $5.3 million in the first PAsmart Apprenticeship and Next Generation Industry Partnerships grants for south central and southeast Pennsylvania. The governor launched PAsmart last year to increase STEM and computer science education, apprenticeship and job training to prepare workers with the skills that growing businesses need.