Tag Archives: Tom Wolf

PA Gov Offers New Vax Incentive: Five Days Paid Leave

Penn Live reports: Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration put a new incentive on the table to encourage state employees to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Even those employees who already received their shots will benefit from it. The 72,000 employees who work under the governor’s jurisdiction are now eligible for up to five days paid leave if they are or become fully …

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PA National Guard Activated Ahead Of Chauvin Verdict

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Philadelphia officials and community leaders Friday outlined plans for increased emergency operations and law enforcement staffing, while Gov. Tom Wolf activated more than 1,000 Pennsylvania National Guard members to the city in preparation for any potential unrest following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. At the request of the city, Wolf signed a proclamation …

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Dem Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Tests COVID+

Just in from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf: “During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms and am feeling well. I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines. Frances has been tested and, as we await the result, is quarantining at home with me. “I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all …

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Pennsylvania Certifies Election Win For Biden/Harris

Harrisburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce that the state has certified its results of the 2020 presidential election. The governor says that, as required by federal law, he has signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the state of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “I want to thank …

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Trump Threatens To Withhold Federal Funds From Pennsylvania Because The Governor Doesn’t Like Him

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday, threatening to not come to the state’s aid as the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague it. “So Tom Wolf, next time give us a little notice, governor,” Trump said Monday at the Allentown rally appearance, claiming “your governor made it almost impossible …

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Trump Judge Overturns PA Gov’s Lockdown Orders

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, a farmer’s …

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PA Dems Scramble To Beef Up Vote Counting

Politico reports: With concerns about an Election Day debacle rising in this critical swing state, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf privately convened a group of Philadelphia Democrats recently to underscore the consequences of another vote-counting fiasco like the one that took place in the June primary. The city took more than two weeks to count all of its votes due to …

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PA Gov Orders Closure Of Bars, Eateries, Liquor Stores In Bucks, Chester, Delaware, & Montgomery Counties

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Health this evening urged non-essential businesses to temporarily cease operations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The state explicitly told bars, liquor stores and restaurants to curtail business until further notice. It also said restaurants should stay open only for carry-out …

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GOP Candidate Says He Chose “Poor Metaphor” When He Threatened To Stomp Dem’s Face With “Golf Spikes”

The Hill reports: Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner (R) took down a video saying that he would “stomp all over” Gov. Tom Wolf’s face Friday, stating that he had chosen a “poor metaphor” in making the comments. Wagner said that “I shouldn’t have said what I said” in the Facebook video live-streamed Friday. Wagner told PennLive.com that he meant his …

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PENNSYLVANIA: GOP Candidate Threatens To “Stomp All Over” Dem Gov. Tom Wolf’s Face With “Golf Spikes”

Penn Live reports: In a bizarre turn, Republican governor candidate Scott Wagner threatened to “stomp all over” Gov. Tom Wolf’s “face with golf spikes” as his temper boiled over about attack commercials posted by the Democratic incumbent campaign. Wagner, of York County, made his remarks in a video posted to his campaign’s official Facebook page on Friday. By midday, the …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Dem Gov. Tom Wolf Creates Nation’s First State Commission On LGBTQ Civil Rights [VIDEO]

Via press release: Governor Tom Wolf today will sign an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, the only one in the nation. “The creation of the commission on LGBTQ Affairs is one step of many we have taken to ensure obstacles are removed for anyone who is facing an unfair disadvantage based on sexual orientation, gender identity …

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Accepts Democratic Nomination

The 2016 Democratic National Convention comes to its climax over the next few hours as Hillary Clinton formally accepts her historic nomination. Watch below. Speakers still to come include Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and NAACP North Carolina head William Barber, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last year. Sometime around 10PM, …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Tom Wolf To Sign Order Banning Anti-LGBT Discrimination By State Contractors

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll sign an executive order to prohibit discrimination by state contractors against people who are lesbian, gay or transgender. Wolf told WESA-FM in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that he had hoped the Legislature would pass legislation designed to outlaw discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. But he says he’s decided …

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PENNSYLVANIA: LGBT Ally Tom Wolf Defeats Incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett

No surprise here. Wolf has said that he would sign a statewide hate crimes law like the one unanimously approved last week by the Philadelphia City Council.

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PA Gov. Tom Corbett’s Last Stand

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is weeks away from a double-digit drubbing at the hands of LGBT ally and hate crimes law advocate Tom Wolf. This is the ad Corbett is going out with.

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Tom Corbett Condemns Gay Bashing, Dodges On Pending Hate Crimes Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett yesterday finally issued a condemnation of the brutal mob gay-bashing in Philadelphia that has gotten national headlines for two weeks, but his office refused to say whether Corbett supports the renewed push for a statewide hate crimes law. Tony Meverick reports at Buzzfeed: “In the wake of the crime in Philadelphia, the governor condemns the attack …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Wolf Endorses Hate Crimes Bill

“The recent vicious attack perpetrated on two men in Philadelphia is incomprehensible and those responsible should be severely punished. We, as a society and a community, cannot stand for these assaults on our individual freedoms. No one, no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation, should ever have to live in fear of walking down the street. William Penn founded …

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