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On March 1, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state Medicaid program would waive prior authorization requirements for medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment (MAT). The announcement is part of the state's larger efforts to fight the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.
A petition filed this week in Commonwealth Court alleges Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Stack violated election rules by claiming he resides in his mother's home in Philadelphia when he actually lives in a state-owned mansion at Fort Indiantown Gap, near Harrisburg.

The race to watch: Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone is facing off against Democrat Conor Lamb. Why it matters: Republicans are hoping to prevent the district that Donald Trump won handily from falling into Democratic hands. March 13, 2018 8:05pm EDT ...
Four years after kicking an incumbent governor out of office, Pennsylvania's voters will head to the polls in 2018 to decide whether to give Gov. Tom Wolf another four years. Since Wolf, a Democrat, unseated Republican Tom Corbett in 2014, the nation elected a Republican, Donald Trump, to the White ...
Pennsylvania GOP governor candidates won't show tax returns ... BETTER UNDERSTAND PA. .... HARRISBURG (AP) — The three Republicans running for the party's nomination for Pennsylvania governor say they will not release copies of their tax returns, documents that can shed important light on a ...
Republican candidates for governor of Pennsylvania (from left), Laura Ellsworth, Paul Mango, and Scott Wagner, participates in a debate at the National Constitution ... He is most prominently the president of the York-based waste hauler Penn Waste Inc., which reported $75 million in revenue last year.

The debate came as a lawsuit working its way through the courts contends that Pennsylvania state government has failed in its obligation to students, a case that could eventually have a dramatic effect on the shape of public education in the state. It also comes as West Virginia teachers are in a nine-day ...
Wagner said people shouldn't be fired or denied employment because of their gender identity or sexual orientation, and argued that businesses like Amazon wouldn't come to Pennsylvania if the state doesn't change the law. Ellsworth agreed that the state's antidiscrimination law needed to be updated to ...
Republican debate for Pa. governor's race confrontational between Wagner, Mango ... Later, Wagner — who started the $65 million York-based waster-hauler Penn Waste Inc. in 2000 — said "trust me, I'm far from an insider" and played up the waves he has made in the state Legislature since beating the ...
Scott Wagner kicked off his listening to Pennsylvania campaign at Penn Waste. ... HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said Monday that he would pursue a mandatory death penalty for any school shooter ... Photos: Scott Wagner kicks off campaign for Pa. governor.
Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf had a hand in the process. After the old map was struck down, Republicans in the state legislature floated a new (similar-looking) map that Wolf vetoed on February 13. With the governor and the legislature unable to agree on a new map, the process was kicked ...
He's a wealthy York County businessman who's proud to call himself a garbage man, a candidate for Pennsylvania governor who is frequently compared to President Donald Trump, and a ... Wagner and Kinsley sold York Waste Disposal in 1997 and then opened up a competitor in 2000, Penn Waste.
Rendell told hosts Jon Karl and Rick Klein that Lamb's strong performance against Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District was a positive sign for Democratic candidates in red states. While the race remains too close to call, Lamb leads Saccone by several hundred votes ...
“Governor Wolf has repeatedly made clear he will not cut programs that hurt people or communities, like funds for transportation,” he said. “House Republicans failure to pass a commonsense shale tax forced the Governor to balance the budget through other actions, as required by the General Assembly.”.
One thing I will not do is let people, by gender identity, come into our girls locker rooms at schools in the name of generating business in Pennsylvania. I'm going to keep our kids safe and secure. I'm not going to advance that bill, his bathroom bill, at all. That's a reference to an anti-LGBT discrimination bill ...
Scott Wagner kicks off his campaign for governor Wednesday at his York County waste and recycling business, Penn Waste Inc., in East Manchester ... It's kind of, well, unsettling that a person seeking to govern the great state of Pennsylvania seems to be obsessed with something so incredibly stupid.
On Thursday morning, business and education leaders joined together to urge state lawmakers from the governor down to state representatives to provide more money for Pre-K programs. A new report found that 64-percent of at-risk, eligible kids in Pennsylvania, roughly 113,000 in total, aren't able to ...

Former governors Ed Rendell and Mark Schweiker stopped in Doylestown Wednesday to promote a statewide campaign to push for more ... was part of the Pre-K for PA campaign, a statewide campaign to secure funding and increase the availability of high quality preschool for all Pennsylvania children.
It also approves academic programs, sets tuition and coordinates the State System operating budget. Serving on that board as well are state legislators, appointees from the governor and the student body presidents of two other state system universities. The governor of Pennsylvania or a designee also is a ...
Former Pennsylvania governors Ed Rendell and Mark Schweiker lent their voices to the call for more state funding for quality pre-kindergarten during a press ... During the event organized by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children and Pre-K for PA, both Rendell and Schweiker said they placed high ...
At an announcement regarding overtime pay changes, held at Grays Ferry Fresh Grocer Store in Philadelphia, State Senator Anthony "Tony" Williams and Governor Tom Wolf attempted to lead a group in an Eagles chant. Attempted is the key word -- it appears that neither is aware of how an Eagles chant ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing to update the state's overtime salary threshold. As part of Wolf's “Jobs That Pay” initiative, the update could increase wages for nearly half-a-million workers, according to a statement. The proposal would put the state's overtime eligibility threshold above the federal ...
GOP Field Grows to 4 to Run for Lieutenant Governor ... Montgomery County commissioner, announced Tuesday that he's running for the party's nomination, even though the 28-year-old won't meet the state's constitutional age threshold of 30 when the next lieutenant governor is sworn in in January 2019.
In the United States, new measures have been implemented to target the smuggling of the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl. It's one of several opioids behind a nationwide epidemic of drug abuse. Pennsylvania is the latest of several states to declare an emergency - using a protocol usually reserved for ...
Scott Wagner's campaign said Tuesday that the York County Republican handily defeated three other GOP candidates for governor in straw polls conducted by party committees over the weekend. Wagner collected 91 of the 140 votes cast by Republican committee members in the Central, Northeast and ...
House Republicans are calling for reforms to Pennsylvania's welfare system that they say leads to some unintended consequences that encourage ... Tom Wolf said they will review the package of bills but noted the governor's goal is to help people gain skills to acquire good-paying jobs and move toward ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Upheaval over workplace harassment continues at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. ABC27 has confirmed the State Fire Commissioner has been relieved of his duties by Governor Tom Wolf. A spokesperson for Governor Wolf said Tim Solobay resigned his cabinet position, but ...
Pennsylvania already has five choices for governor going into 2018 in a race that could potentially put the national spotlight on the Keystone State. .... Roughly 70 percent of PA C-registered corporations report zero tax liability in a given year, but Republicans and Democrats have disagreed on how to rectify ...
No GOP-endorsed candidate has lost Pennsylvania's gubernatorial primary in 40 years. Still, an endorsement of Wagner would represent a break with a tradition of backing establishment-style candidates. Wagner was endorsed by Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former strategist who, ...
“I just vetoed the most restrictive anti-choice bill in the country because PA women don't need Harrisburg politicians making their health care decisions ... Senate Bill 3, which was passed last week by Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled legislature, would have criminalized abortion after 20 weeks with no ...
“When people are choosing where to go to school or begin their professional lives or where to start their business or family, Pennsylvania has got to show that it's open to them,” he continued. “This bill just says the reverse, that you can't make your own decisions here, this is not a place where we value ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has decided not to release the findings of an investigation into his lieutenant governor, fellow Democrat Mike Stack. Earlier this year, Wolf ordered the state inspector general's office to look into allegations Stack and his wife had been verbally abusing their police detail and ...
It's expensive, it's largely irrelevant, and it's been a source of embarrassment in recent months. The time has come to eliminate the position of lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania. That's why we're supporting a bill introduced on Monday, Nov. 27, by Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-Dillsburg, to abolish the office ...
Pennsylvania voters registered with a party will select candidates on May 15 to run with the nominees for governor. For the Democrats, that will be Gov. Tom Wolf. Stack has been dogged by stories of his family mistreating staff at the lieutenant governor's residence, as well as spending heavily on travel and ...
He hasn't endorsed a candidate, made a campaign stop or fired off a single tweet. But President Donald Trump is reshaping Pennsylvania's race for governor — and potentially raising its stakes for residents who receive Medicaid or other benefits. “Whoever is in the governor's office [in 2019] will be able to ...
It seems only fitting that the governor's residence in Harrisburg is a full-blown example of a Pennsylvania holiday season. So, as in previous years, the mansion along the Susquehanna River will be open for special free tours that show rooms bedecked by students and businesses from the commonwealth.
Amid a national pushback against standardized tests, Pennsylvania students will soon take fewer state exams and they will be administered later in the ... “We were learning to the test, we were teaching to the test” too often, the governor said during a stop at Colonial Middle School in Plymouth Meeting.
Gov. Tom Wolf urged Republican state House leaders Wednesday to consider removing state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe from a committee chairmanship following controversial comments he made a day earlier. Metcalfe, a Republican from Cranberry who chairs the State Government Committee, suggested ...
“Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident but part of a disturbing pattern of behavior,” the Democratic governor said in a statement. “In light of this documented history of discriminatory statements, I urge House leadership to reexamine whether it is appropriate for Rep. Metcalfe to continue controlling the ...
Former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is out of the hospital more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack and is continuing his recovery in a Texas ... 16 attending a Republican Governors Association conference when he called for help at his hotel.
His office says it's determining which agency will handle such reports, among other aspects of the system. No public reports of criminal sexual harassments or assaults have emerged from Pennsylvania's Capitol in recent months. But the Democratic governor says he's heard disturbing stories of threatening ...
Former Pennsylvania Gov. and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell said Monday he believes John Fetterman is the best choice for the job because of his experience as mayor of Braddock in Western Pennsylvania. “He revitalized the downtown, reduced the crime rate … Braddock hasn't had a homicide in five ...
“For example, the house, the lieutenant governor's house — I have no interest in that. If I were lucky enough to be elected, I would not take advantage of that house.” Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that provides its second-in-command with a residence on taxpayer dime. Dean suggested turning ...
Still, the lieutenant governor is next in line for the top spot. Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker became governor for a year after Gov. Tom Ridge resigned in 2001 to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Various other seconds-in-command have risen briefly to the top post due to gubernatorial illness or ...
Guest speaker will be Mark Singel, former Governor and Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania and brother of Institute Vice President Myra Van Hoose.
Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and Secretary of Homeland Security ... He was attending the Republican Governors Conference.
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai discusses his candidacy for governor. The Republican lawmaker hopes to challenge Democrat Tom ...
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman meets with reporters to talk about his run for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor at the Down Home Diner at ...
WEXFORD, Pa. >> Pennsylvania's Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, a leader of anti-tax and social conservatives who has helped drive ...
Nominees for governor and lieutenant governor appear together on general election ballots in Pennsylvania but run separately in primaries.


 

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